EPLAN Electric P8

Engineering data, circuit diagram and schematics solution

About EPLAN Electric P8

EPLAN Electric P8 is an electrical design solution which supports 2D computer aided engineering for the creation of schematics and circuit diagrams. The software supports a variety of engineering methods including manual creation, template-based and standardized approaches. Electric P8 automatically generates detailed evaluations as a component of project documentation, with options for ongoing or post-completion combined evaluation as required.

EPLAN Electric P8 allows users to choose between design approaches including graphical, logical, and device-oriented to support their different work processes. Autoconnecting enables instant logical connection of circuit symbols to increase the speed and quality of schematic design, and up to 26 variants of a system or circuit can be saved for each of the 12 representation types. Reports including terminal and wire diagrams, and bills of materials (BOM) are automatically created for use in downstream project phases. Users can also edit mass data with the “Search and Replace” and “Edit in Excel” functions, and generate schematics in multiple languages with support for global design standards.

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Features

Total features of EPLAN Electric P8: 32

  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Imaging
  • Bills of Material
  • CAD Tools
  • Change Management
  • Chemical Management
  • Civil
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Data Import/Export
  • Design Analysis
  • Design Management
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electrical
  • Functions/Calculations
  • Manufacturing Design Data
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-Language
  • One Line Diagram
  • PLC Tools
  • Parts Management
  • Planning Tools
  • Presentation Tools
  • Project Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reusable Designs
  • Summary Reports
  • Symbol Library
  • System Design Tools

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Reviews

Overall rating

3,9 /5
(8)
Value for Money
2,4/5
Features
3,8/5
Ease of Use
2,8/5
Customer Support
3,1/5

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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

ePlan opinion

Reviewed on 2018/10/29

With this software I spend less time for doing my job.

With this software I spend less time for doing my job.

Pros

This software allows you to create electric schemes easilier than others. Moreover, you can create your own data base with differents articles for making the purchase list automatically.

Cons

You must to have enough knowledges about this special field for knowing how does it works and not makes mistakes.

Jamie C.
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  • Industry: Machinery
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Other for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Vastly increased productivity

Reviewed on 2020/06/02

We've seen improvements in time-to-produce schematics.

We've seen improvements in time-to-produce schematics.

Pros

My first engineer who we got using ePLAN came from a company with exclusively used AutoCAD Electrical. Within a couple of months, the engineer feels they can work 2-3x faster in ePLAN, access to the parts portal is a massive saving for us, as new products are generally available from the parts portal and do not require us to create a new intelliegent block.

Cons

It feels like there are a lot of "options" which come at a great cost. Full migration to use ePLAN is going to take us multiple years due to the software investment.

Response from Eplan Software and Services

Thanks for taking the time to share your positive experience with EPLAN. It is certainly our intention to streamline processes and save you time and resources. We look forward to continuing to provide you with a successful customer experience.

Kenni D.
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  • Industry: Industrial Automation
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

Features I like

Reviewed on 2020/06/02

Not happy. Consider it a waste of money

Not happy. Consider it a waste of money

Pros

The one benefit I like is the parts database. Panel layout is a challenge.

Cons

The software is extremely difficult to use and there is no clear documentation explaining the features and methods to setup the software to make it easier to use. Symbols are not correct for NFPA standards and I need to modify them constantly. Parts downloaded from Data Portal do not always have the correct macro or symbol associated with it. There does not seem to be a standard for the symbols regarding size and functions. All symbols seem to be based on IEC which does not work well for NFPA projects.

Response from Eplan Software and Services

Hi Kenni, Proper training is key to using EPLAN effectively, and would directly address much of the frustration you are having with symbols. Our Data Portal contains over 950,000 parts from 300 manufacturers, and is constantly improving in size and quality. Give me a call if you'd like to chat. -Shawn O.

Daniel W.
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  • Industry: Industrial Automation
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Opportunity for a fresh start

Reviewed on 2020/06/02

It took several months but now the automation features are working for me instead of against me.

It took several months but now the automation features are working for me instead of against me.

Pros

The Data Portal integration and library of manufacturer provided macros.

Cons

The learning curve is steep and there are many options that are not well documented.

Lance M.
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  • Industry: Machinery
  • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Powerful, expensive

Reviewed on 2020/06/08

EPLAN definitely eases the process of reusing designs. Copying completed designs into new projects...

EPLAN definitely eases the process of reusing designs. Copying completed designs into new projects is easier.

Pros

1. Getting data exported out to Excel is easy and powerful. We create different types of reports for ordering parts, labeling parts and wires, and machine tagging.
2. Electric P8 makes it easy to upconvert projects to a newer P8 version, but they are not backward compatible.

Cons

1. This is our department's largest expense.
2. Converting from a non-P8 platform to P8 is not trivial. For this reason we do not upgrade EPLAN 21 and EPLAN 5.7 projects into P8
3. Once they stop supporting a version, hope that your databases don't become corrupted.

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EPLAN Electric P8 has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

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EPLAN Electric P8 supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

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EPLAN Electric P8 offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, Chat

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