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Make use of our expert tips for control panels
The manufacture of control panels and system cabinets in particular incurs high expense and wastage when it comes to the wiring and mechanical processing of the cabinets. 3D planning offers a solution in terms of optimizing the work steps and avoiding the unnecessary waste of excess cable. For this purpose, the EPLAN range includes the Pro Panel software, which facilitates the 3D planning of control cabinets.
What does it offer you?
Apart from the purely 3D data, other helpful technical information is stored directly in the article macros of the Siemens devices. For example, you will find information in Pro Panel about the connections of the article to support the auto-routing function. In addition to the description and design of the connections, the global wiring diagram also stores their position in three-dimensional space as well as their routing direction. With the help of these specifications, the necessary cable lengths can be calculated to the exact millimeter directly in EPLAN on the basis of the wiring diagram project.
In addition, these values can be exported to a cable assembly machine in order to guarantee standard-compliant wiring to the exact cable length. You can show the cable-laying direction and connection designation directly in 3D by selecting View → Connection Directions or Connection Designations.
Apart from the wiring diagram, you will also find a drilling template in the Siemens article macros. These contain valuable information about the number, position and size of necessary penetrations on the mounting plate or door cutouts. This information can also be exported from EPLAN to a machine / robot, enabling all necessary penetrations to be transferred automatically to the mounting plate. You can make this visible in EPLAN by selecting View → Drill-hole view.