64-Data Transfer from EPLAN 5.pdf

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Data Transfer from EPLAN 5

Data Transfer from EPLAN 5

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Data Transfer from EPLAN 5

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Transferring Symbol Libraries from EPLAN 5............................................4

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Assigning Function Definitions (Loading data from EPLAN 5) ................7

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Editing the Connection Point Assignments (Loading data from EPLAN 5).....................................................................................................................9

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Transferring Plot Frames from EPLAN 5 ..................................................12

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Specifying Project Parameters for Plot Frames from EPLAN 5 ..............14

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Reading out Project Parameters for Plot Frames from EPLAN 5 ...........16

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Transferring Forms from EPLAN 5............................................................17

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Transferring Parts Data from EPLAN 5 .....................................................19

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Specifying Part-Specific Settings..............................................................21

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Transferring Contactor Data from EPLAN 5 .............................................23

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Transferring Cable Data from EPLAN 5 ....................................................26

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Transferring Plug Data from EPLAN 5 ......................................................29

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Import Terminal and Plug Numbering Scheme ........................................31

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Exporting Parts Data to EPLAN 5 ..............................................................32

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Transferring Foreign Language Data from EPLAN 5 ...............................34

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Exporting Foreign Language Data to EPLAN 5 ........................................37

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Transferring Macro Data from EPLAN 5 ...................................................39

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Specifying a Language Assignment for the EPLAN 5 Macro Transfer ..43

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Specifying a Symbol Library Assignment for the EPLAN 5 Macro Transfer .......................................................................................................44

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Transferring Projects from EPLAN 5.........................................................47

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Transferring Projects in Default Mode from EPLAN 5: Specifying Languages Assignments............................................................................51

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Transferring Projects in Default Mode from EPLAN 5: Specify Symbol Library Assignments ..................................................................................53

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Data Transfer from EPLAN 5 This functionality is only available for certain module packages. Info

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Data Transfer from EPLAN 5

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Transferring Symbol Libraries from EPLAN 5

Project > EPLAN 5 / fluidPLAN import > Symbol library 1. In the EPLAN 5 symbol library import select a master data drive from the Master data drive drop-down list where you want to save the imported data. The drives where an ...\EPLAN4\... directory can be found are displayed as the default here.

2. Click [...] in the Source field.

3. In the Symbol file selection dialog, select the EPLAN 5 symbol library to be imported. In doing so, the Path with :\EPLAN4\N is made available. (The File type "Symbol file (*.sym)" cannot be changed). Multiple selection is not possible here.

Example: EPLAN 5 is installed under C:\Programme\EPLAN4. The path is C:\Programme\EPLAN4\N where the customer identifiers BMW and ESS are located and each of them contain the symbol libraries.

4. Click on [Open].

5. In the Connection point designation position group box specify the entries for the horizontal and vertical position of the connection point designations. These fields are prepopulated with the default values "1.30 mm" and "2.0 mm".

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Data Transfer from EPLAN 5 6. In the Mulit-line or Single-line option fields in the Symbols group box specify whether the symbol library is for single-line or multi-line symbols.

7. From the Original library drop-down list select the table to be used for assigning old and new symbols. Based on an internal comparison the program suggests an assignment table here. If no suitable table can be found, the drop-down list remains empty and you can select the table manually.

8. Click [...] in the Target field.

9. In the Symbol library selection dialog, specify where and under what name the file should be saved.

10. Select Popup menu > Go to default in the Path field to specify the standard path indicated in the settings for symbol libraries (Options > Settings > User > Management> Directories). The File type "Symbol library (*.slk)" is assigned automatically.

11. Click [Save].

12. From the EPLAN 5 character set drop-down list select the character set (not the language!) for the symbol library. The entry is prepopulated with 437.

13. Click [OK]. The symbols are transferred and a progress bar shows the process. Original EPLAN 5 symbols are not converted, but rather assigned to the corresponding symbols. Symbols generated or changed by the user, on the other hand, are saved in a new symbol library and any problems are stored as properties in this symbol library. EPLAN Training

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Data Transfer from EPLAN 5 The Function definition assignment - dialog opens and displays the symbols of the newly generated symbol library. The program uses the information from the assignment table as well as the symbol types from unknown symbols from EPLAN 5 to assign the correct function definitions to symbols from the new symbol library. It is then checked as to whether the respective function definition matches. If the function definition was only allocated based on the symbol type, or it did not match, a property is saved for the symbol, which helps to select inaccurate function definitions. In this case a function definition was assigned by the system that was determined from the separate assignment "EPLAN 5 symbol types for function definitions". These are only partially correct (NO contacts, but never delayed NO contacts).

Notes: • The processing symbol for contacts and coils are automatically created in the

new symbol library (according to the EPLAN 5 method). • The rotated set of connection designations is automatically created on the

symbols (according to the EPLAN 5 method). • All properties that can be switched on via the EPLAN 5 parameter setting

Described block (Utilities > Parameters > Project > Graphic > Device tag, Device tag 1 tab) are placed on those symbols. The properties are then placed on the corresponding layers and docked next to one another in the sequence they were shown in EPLAN 5. The text sizes for the properties are set to From layer.

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Assigning Function Definitions (Loading data from EPLAN 5)

The Function definition assignment - dialog is automatically opened after the symbol library import, but it can be manually called up via Utilities > Master data> Symbol library > Function definition assignment. This dialog displays the symbols and their assigned function definitions in a list, and the list can be sorted (click the column heading to sort the contents). For every selected symbol, the graphic of the imported basic symbol and the corresponding associated basic symbol are shown in the lower portion of the dialog so you can quickly recognize what type of problem you have. Any problems that occurred during the data transfer are shown in the upper right portion of the dialog. One click on a property will select the corresponding symbol in the list. If the problem is solved, the property can be manually set to "Completed". The symbols should be revised as follows: Precondition: You have selected an EPLAN 5 symbol library for transfer and defined the appropriate entries in the EPLAN 5 symbol library import dialog. 1. Click a problem message in the upper right portion of the dialog. The corresponding symbol will be selected in the list. Or click the symbol in the list that you would like to revise.

2. Click [...] in the Function definition field of the Symbol data group box (right portion of the dialog).

3. Select the appropriate function definition in the Function definitions dialog. The corresponding data will be transferred to the Attributes and Connection point data tabs.

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Data Transfer from EPLAN 5 4. Click [OK].

5. If necessary, click [Extras] >Basic symbol library in order to select a different basic symbol library.

6. If necessary, click [Extras] > Symbol variant assignment in order to assign other connection points.

7. In the Completed column select the check box to indicate that the problem has been "solved".

8. Proceed in the same way for all other symbols you would like to revise.

9. Click [Close]. The modified settings are adopted.

Note: Default for the basic symbol library is Base_DIC if "DIC", "DIN" or "IEC" occur in the symbol library names. If the symbol library name contains the character string "JIC", the Base_JIC basic symbol library is set. The same process applies to "MSR" (Base_MSR), "Single" (Base_Single) and "PNE" (Base_Pneumatic).

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Editing the Connection Point Assignments (Loading data from EPLAN 5)

In P8, the sequence of symbol connection points can be freely selected, while in EPLAN 5 the sequence is typically always defined independently of the symbol variants and, for four connection points in the symbol, they are assigned as follows: 1 = upper left 2 = lower left 3 = upper right 4 = lower right. The sequence of connection points is important, however, for correctly assigning the function definition connection points to the symbol so that every function definition matches the connection point assignment of every variant of a symbol without changes. After the transfer of a symbol library, the symbols are assigned function definitions. In order to avoid problems associated with having to revise the sequence of connection points, the sequence of connection points can be defined for individual symbol variants to where they match the function definition: The individual symbol variant connection points are each assigned to a function definition connection point. Because most variants are just rotations and mirrors of the template variant (one of eight default variants), they are analyzed during the symbol transfer, and each identified with one of the A-H variants. Some of them can be securely assigned while others do not allow a secure assignment. Because the Function definition assignment - dialog displays all of the variants of every symbol as well as the basic symbol with its four associated variants, and the connection point numbers are displayed in the symbol preview, you can recognize in one glance whether the transferred symbol variants are different from the basic symbol variants. If a difference is found, proceed as follows: Preconditions:

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Data Transfer from EPLAN 5 • You have selected an EPLAN 5 symbol library for transfer and defined the

appropriate entries in the EPLAN 5 symbol library import dialog. • You have started the transfer. • The Function definition assignment - dialog is open. • The function definition matches the first variants for the symbol. • The rotation direction of the variants is clockwise. • The 1, 2, 3, and 4 variants have a rotation angle of 0°, 90°, 180° and 270°.

1. Select [Extras] > Symbol variant assignment.

2. In the Symbol variant assignment dialog you assign a basic symbol variant to the variants of the imported symbol. The variant number of the basic symbol (A-H) is saved as the variant number on the imported symbol and the connection points from the basic symbol variant are written to the variants of the imported symbol. In addition, the P8 variant (A-H) to which the previous EPLAN 5 variants 0-3 were assigned are saved with the symbol. This information is necessary for correctly assigning the connection point designations to the function in a later project or macro transfers.

3. Click [OK].

4. Proceed in a similar manner for all other problems that may occur.

Symbols that have been edited in EPLAN 5, where P8 cannot identify the connection points during the transfer, must be revised in the symbol editor. Example:

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In this case the program cannot recognize that "X3" is also mirrored. The PE connection point should be on the left and not on the right. In this case, you also have to switch the variant C connection points in the symbol editor to solve this problem. This functionality is only available for certain module packages. Info

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Data Transfer from EPLAN 5

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Transferring Plot Frames from EPLAN 5

In EPLAN 5, a variety of plot frames result from the combination of plot frame files and settings. In P8, however, all of the information is saved in the plot frame. You must thus transfer the same plot frame multiple times with different settings in order to generate different plot frames for P8. To do this, there is a function available that allows you to import the EPLAN 5-specific project settings. Project > EPLAN 5 / fluidPLAN import > Plot frame 1. In the EPLAN 5 plot frame import select a master data drive from the Master data drive drop-down list where you want to save the imported data. The drives where an ...\EPLAN4\... directory can be found are displayed as the default here.

2. Click [...] in the Source field.

3. In the Plot frame selection dialog select EPLAN 5 plot frame to be imported. In doing so, the Path with :\EPLAN4\N is made available. (The File type "Plot frame (*.skg)" can't be changed). Multiple selection is not possible here.

Example: EPLAN 5 is installed under C:\Programme\EPLAN4. The path is C:\Programme\EPLAN4\N where the customer identifiers BMW and ESS are located and each of them contain the plot frames.

4. Click on [Open].

5. Click [...] in the Target field.

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Data Transfer from EPLAN 5 6. Specify in the Find folder dialog where the file should be saved. In doing this the default path specified in the settings will be given (Options > Settings > User > Management > Directories).

7. Click [OK].

8. From the EPLAN 5 character set drop-down list select the character set (not the language!) for the plot frame. The entry is prepopulated with 437.

9. Click [...] in the From field in the EPLAN 5 project parameters group box to easily read out all of the necessary EPLAN 5 project parameters from the project. Or use the settings options below From in order to manually specify the settings.

10. Click [OK]. The plot frame is transferred and a progress bar shows the process. Possible problems are saved as properties in the plot frame and, if necessary, can be viewed under Utilities > System Messages.

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Specifying Project Parameters for Plot Frames from EPLAN 5

If you do not read the project parameters from an EPLAN 5 project, or revise parameters that have already been read, proceed as follows: Project > EPLAN 5 / fluidPLAN import > Plot frame 1. In the EPLAN 5 plot frame import dialog, select one of the entries for the path area from the Path areas drop-down list (1 to 45 and "User-defined"). The program suggests an entry automatically.

2. Click [Next].

3. In the EPLAN 5 project parameters dialog specify the project settings for the path areas individually.

4. Click [OK].

5. In the Number of ladders field specify a value from 0 to 9. A default setting will also be recommended here.

6. Select one of the possible settings from the Page size drop-down list. The system will again recommend a default setting. For every page size, there are certain identifiers for the path areas that depend on the schematic logic.

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Data Transfer from EPLAN 5 7. In the Contact image position field specify a number in mm. The default setting here is 58 mm. The EPLAN 5-specific value corresponds to the property "Contact image spacing" ().

8. Click [OK]. The plot frame is transferred and a progress bar shows the process. Possible problems are saved as properties in the plot frame and, if necessary, can be viewed under Utilities > System Messages.

Note: The EPLAN 5-specific schematics logic settings "DIN" and "JIC" are always transferred with the report standard = "DIN / IEC" (property ), and "USA" settings are always transferred with the report standard = "JIC / NFPA". EPLAN 5 JIC plot frames do not become P8 JIC plot frames because, in EPLAN 5, only the view is rotated, and not the logic. For this reason, special plot frames in "JIC / NFPA" format are contained in the master data.

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Reading out Project Parameters for Plot Frames from EPLAN 5

In EPLAN 5, a variety of plot frames result from the combination of plot frame files and settings. In P8, however, all of the information is saved in the plot frame. You must thus transfer the same plot frame multiple times with different settings in order to generate different plot frames for P8. To do this, there is a function available that allows you to import the EPLAN 5-specific project settings. Project > EPLAN 5 / fluidPLAN import > Plot frame 1. In theEPLAN 5 plot frame import dialog, click [...] in the From field of the EPLAN 5 project parameters group box.

2. In the EPLAN 5 project selection dialog, select the EPLAN 5 project for which you want to read out the parameters. (Multiple selection isn't possible here). All drives where an ...\EPLAN4\... directory can be found are displayed.

3. Select the Data backup(Z13,...) checkbox. Under Projects all drives are displayed that have a letter assigned, i.e., regardless of whether a ...\EPLAN4\P\... directory exists.

4. Click [OK]. The EPLAN 5-specific project parameters are written into the settings of the EPLAN 5 plot frame import dialog (group box EPLAN 5 project parameters). They can be edited if you manually overwrite the settings or click [Next] to edit the path area definition.

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Transferring Forms from EPLAN 5

EPLAN 5 forms can be transferred individually (as single files) as well as in multiple selection. However, it is not possible to select a form project. Project > EPLAN 5 / fluidPLAN import > Form 1. In the EPLAN 5 form import select a master data drive from the Master data drive drop-down list where you want to save the imported data. The drives where an ...\EPLAN4\... directory can be found are displayed as the default here.

2. Click [...] in the Source field. The Form file selection dialog is opened; the Path already contains :\EPLAN4\N. Default for the File type is

"All forms".

3. In order to only transfer certain form types from EPLAN 5, select the desired types from the File type drop-down list. The display of forms in the upper portion of the dialog is automatically updated.

4. Select the from / forms to be imported. Multiple selection is possible here.

5. Click on [Open].

6. Click [...] in the Target field.

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Data Transfer from EPLAN 5 7. Specify in the Find folder dialog where the files should be saved. In doing this the default path specified in the settings will be given (Options > Settings > User > Management > Directories).

8. Click [OK].

9. From the EPLAN 5 character set drop-down list select the character set (not the language!) for the form. The entry is prepopulated with 437.

10. Specify the following settings for terminal diagrams using the checkboxes in the Jumper display (terminals) group box: Number of levels: This entry specifies how many wire jumper levels are set up in the transferred terminal diagrams. With angle / only with lines: In these option fields you specify whether angles or lines should be used in the transferred terminal diagrams for displaying jumpers.

11. Click [OK]. The form / forms are transferred and a progress bar shows the process. Possible problems are saved as properties in the form and, if necessary, can be viewed under Utilities > System Messages.

Note: Most EPLAN 5 forms are not exactly DIN A3 size, but a bit smaller. They are transferred as they are, i.e., even in P8 they do not correspond exactly to the DIN A3 standard size!

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Transferring Parts Data from EPLAN 5

The parts data are transferred to P8 from internal parts management and automatically expanded in the process to include fields for functions, for example. Additional information like device data is transferred from the contactor, plug, and cable definition file. For these three device types then, the data transfer must take place separately before the transfer of projects so that devices can be assigned.

Warning: Please note that parts data must be exported with the following settings to ensure a correct transfer from EPLAN 5: Separator = Tab Format = ASCII. These settings are specified in EPLAN 5 via the menu items Parts > Management > Data exchange > Export (group box Output). If the format does not conform to this specification, a message appears during the import and the transfer is interrupted.

Precondition: You have exported the EPLAN 5 parts data. Project > EPLAN 5 / fluidPLAN import > Parts 1. In the General tab in the EPLAN 5 parts data import wizard dialog, make the general entries to be taken into account in the import.

2. On the Parts tab, select the files exported from EPLAN 5 that are to be imported.

3. Make the necessary entries for contactors, cables, and plugs.

4. Click [Finish].

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Data Transfer from EPLAN 5 If you select multiple files with the same part number, and if you have selected one of the two settings Update existing parts data (General tab), every subsequent file overwrites the data in the previous file. Note: The EPLAN 5 character set specified via Options > Settings > User > Interfaces > EPLAN 5 language assignment is used here as the default.

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Specifying Part-Specific Settings

Multilingual properties in EPLAN 5 parts management are saved in a mirrored parts database. That means, for example with German, English, and French, a total of three EPLAN 5 databases exist. Importing to P8, however, occurs via a text format in which no language identifier is saved, so that the assignment of the text file to the language must be specified when importing. Because even the "non-multilingual fields" in the various EPLAN 5 databases may have been changed, a check box is offered for every source file during the transfer. Select the Only translation check box if only the multilingual fields should be transferred. If the check box is deselected, all of the fields will be transferred according to the import options. One language, or the "Language-neutral" setting, can be specified for every file. If the "non-multilingual fields" in the foreign language EPLAN 5 files to be transferred have been changed, these data can be imported into a separate parts database. The following fields are multilingual: •

Designation 1



Designation 2



Designation 3



Remark 1 and Remark 2 (the entries are combined).

Proceed as follows to specify the settings in this tab: Project > EPLAN 5 / fluidPLAN import > Parts 1. In the General tab in the EPLAN 5 parts import wizard dialog make the general entries and click [Next].

2. In the Parts tab, click

(New).

A row is added to the end of the table.

3. Click [...] in the Part export file from EPLAN 5 cell.

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Data Transfer from EPLAN 5 4. Select the desired EPLAN 5 part export file from the Open dialog. In doing so, the Path with :\EPLAN4\L is made available. You cannot select multiple files here.

5. Click on [Open].

6. Select / deselect the Only translation check box.

7. Select one of the possible dictionary languages from the Language dropdown list.

8. If necessary, select another character set from the EPLAN 5 character set drop-down list.

9. Proceed in a similar way for all other files you would like to import.

10. Click [Next]. The Contactor tab is displayed.

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Transferring Contactor Data from EPLAN 5

Device definitions for contactors are saved in their own database in EPLAN 5 and are transferred into the parts database during the import. The contactor contacts are assigned in EPLAN 5 not only via the symbol type but also via the symbol names. However, functions in P8 (corresponding to the symbol types from EPLAN 5) are independent of symbol libraries and symbol names. There are therefore many functions for differentiating between the contacts. Therefore, assignment information must be available when transferring contactor data from EPLAN 5. This information is located in the symbol library. For this reason, the symbol library associated with the contactor definition must first be transferred before the actual contactor definitions are imported. To do this the correct function definitions must be already assigned. When transferring contactor definitions you can use the fields in Contactor tab to specify the EPLAN 5 symbol libraries appropriate for the contactor definition. The program then checks whether the corresponding symbol library has already been transferred. If that is not the case, the [Next] and [Finish] buttons in the wizard are rendered inactive. If the symbol libraries have already been transferred, the assigned symbol library is used and the corresponding function definitions are taken from it. This way the following correct device data can be generated: •

Part number



Type number



Product group



Product subgroup



Accessory designation (from the EPLAN 5 field Group)



Function definitions (via the symbol library)



Connection point designations.

The possible variants are also transferred. In the process, the variants are named exactly the same as in EPLAN 5. The "Part number", "Type number", "Product group" and "Accessory code" data are transferred exclusively from the first variant. Note: If in the General tab you have selected one of the options Update existing parts data, only the function definitions (via the symbol library) and the connection point designations will be updated for existing parts numbers.

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Data Transfer from EPLAN 5 Precondition: You have already transferred the EPLAN 5 symbol libraries for the contactor definition files (Project > EPLAN 5 / fluidPLAN import > Symbol library). Project > EPLAN 5 / fluidPLAN import > Parts 1. In the General tab in the EPLAN 5 parts import wizard dialog make the general entries and click [Next].

2. In the Parts tab click [Next].

3. In the Contactor tab click

(New).

A row is added to the end of the table.

4. Click [...] in the Contactor definition cell.

5. Select the desired EPLAN 5 contactor definition file from the Contactor definition file selection dialog. In doing so, the Path with :\EPLAN4\N is made available. (The File type "Contactor definition file (*.idx)" can't be changed). Multiple selection is impossible here.

6. Click on [Open].

7. If necessary, select another character set from the EPLAN 5 character set drop-down list. That can be necessary because the parts numbers may contain special characters.

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Data Transfer from EPLAN 5 8. Click [...] in the EPLAN 5 symbol library cell.

9. Select the desired EPLAN 5 symbol library that is the basis for your contactor definition from the Symbol file selection dialog. In doing so, the Path with :\EPLAN4\N is made available. (The File type "Symbol file (*.sym)" cannot be changed). Multiple selection is impossible here.

10. Click on [Open].

11. Proceed in a similar way for all other files you would like to import.

12. Click [Next]. The Cables tab is displayed.

Note: In front of the EPLAN 5 symbol library column the Status column displays whether the desired EPLAN 5 symbol library has already been transferred or not.

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Transferring Cable Data from EPLAN 5

New parts are generated during an import with the help of information from the definition files (e.g., cable type, conductor quantity). For every cable defined in EPLAN 5, a function template is generated in the parts management, and the connection type is always "conductor". The potential types are also transferred. If no potential type is defined, "Neutral" is set. The shields are transferred as indicated in EPLAN 5, while any allocated index information as well as the "Cable with / without external shield" setting is also taken into account. Cross-sections are transferred as follows: If cross-sections are assigned to the conductors of a cable, then as many parts are generated for the cable as there are cross-sections specified. If the cross-sections are empty, one part is generated. Example: In EPLAN 5 the NYY-J cable has five conductors each with one cross-section assigned to it. During the transfer, five parts are generated; one for each crosssection. This rule applies if the "cross-section" is to be taken into consideration for the Part number format. Otherwise one part is generated. Project > EPLAN 5 / fluidPLAN import > Parts 1. In the General tab in the EPLAN 5 parts import wizard dialog make the general entries and click [Next].

2. In the Parts tab click [Next].

3. In the Contactor tab click [Next].

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Data Transfer from EPLAN 5 4. In the Cable tab click

(New).

A row is added to the end of the table.

5. Click [...] in the Cable type file cell.

6. Select the desired EPLAN 5 cable type file from the Cable type file selection dialog. In doing so, the Path with :\EPLAN4\N is made available. (The File type "Cable type file (*.skg)" can't be changed). Multiple selection is impossible here.

7. Click on [Open].

8. If necessary, select another character set from the EPLAN 5 character set drop-down list. That can be necessary because the parts numbers may contain special characters.

9. Select the Part number format from the drop-down lists and input fields below the table.

10. Proceed in a similar way for all other files you would like to import.

11. Click [Next]. The Plugs tab is displayed.

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Transferring Plug Data from EPLAN 5

A part is generated in the parts management for every plug name defined in EPLAN 5. Typically the function definition is of the "Plug definition for male and female pins" type. If the contact designation has a "PE", the function definition is set to "PE male and female pin". Proceed as follows to specify the settings in this tab: Project > EPLAN 5 / fluidPLAN import > Parts 1. In the General tab in the EPLAN 5 parts import wizard dialog make the general entries and click [Next].

2. In the Parts tab click [Next].

3. In the Contactor tab click [Next].

4. In the Cable tab click [Next].

5. In the Plug tab click

(New).

A row is added to the end of the table.

6. Click [...] in the Plug type file cell.

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Data Transfer from EPLAN 5 7. Select the desired EPLAN 5 plug type file from the Plug type file selection dialog. In doing so, the Path with :\EPLAN4\N is made available. (The File type "Plug type file (*.kls)" can't be changed). Multiple selection is impossible here.

8. Click on [Open].

9. If necessary, select another character set from the EPLAN 5 character set drop-down list. That can be necessary because the parts numbers may contain special characters.

10. Proceed in a similar way for all other files you would like to import.

11. Click [Make available]. The part number is automatically generated from the EPLAN 5 scheme name.

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Import Terminal and Plug Numbering Scheme

The EPLAN 5-specific terminal and plug numbering schemes are transferred to P8 as numbering schemes. No parts / devices are generated for terminal strips, because it is not part of P8 parts management to store devices for terminal strips. Those types of devices can be planned with CLIP PROJECT and then imported into P8. A terminal / plug numbering scheme with the same name is generated for every scheme defined in EPLAN 5, and descriptions, quantities, and designations are transferred in the process. The scheme is saved for each user depending on the part type. This functionality is only available for certain module packages. Info

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Exporting Parts Data to EPLAN 5

The sales parts data can be exported in EPLAN 5 format and then imported into EPLAN 5. This is especially important if you're using P8 in parallel with an old product and want to continue working on the parts data in P8 and then use it in EPLAN 5. Utilities > Parts > Manage 1. In P8, in the Parts management dialog, select the menu items [Extras] > Export.

2. In the Export records dialog, click [...] in the File name field.

3. In the Open dialog enter a recognizable name for the file to be generated in the File name field and select a Path where you want to save the file.

4. Click on [Open].

5. From the File type drop-down list, select the export format for the file to be generated.

6. In the Part type group box select the part type to be considered during export by selecting / deselecting the corresponding check boxes.

7. In the Trade group box select the trades to be considered during export by selecting / deselecting the corresponding check boxes.

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Data Transfer from EPLAN 5 8. Click [OK]. The file is generated under the name provided in the specified directory.

9. In EPLAN 5 select the menu items Part > Management > Data exchange > Import > EPLAN - ASCII format.

10. In the Import EPLAN ASCII format dialog, click [...] in the Source file (ASCII file) field.

11. In the ASCII file selection dialog, select the file you exported previously.

12. Click [OK].

13. In the Import EPLAN ASCII format dialog select one of the options Update existing parts data from the Transfer group box.

14. Click [OK]. The data is imported to EPLAN 5. Please note here that only data that EPLAN 5 can save will be transferred and P8-specific information is lost.

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Transferring Foreign Language Data from EPLAN 5

When importing foreign language data, new records are attached to existing records in the database . If identical records already exist, you will be prompted whether the old data should be overwritten or not. To enable this comparison you have to select a reference language that is available in the text database as well as in the import file. The program also informs you if unassigned languages are found in the dictionaries to be imported. You can specify the missing assignment under Options > Settings > User > Interfaces > EPLAN 5 language assignment. To transfer foreign language data, do the following: Precondition: In EPLAN 5, you must export the language entries in CSV format (ASCII) (the internal EPLAN OEM format), because this format can easily be interpreted. If the format does not conform to this standard (e.g., if you have selected the EPLAN format, ANSI with TABs entry, or any other format), an appropriate message is displayed and the transfer is cancelled. 1. In EPLAN 5, select the menu item Utilities > Foreign languages > Language files > Export.

2. In the Data export dialog, select CSV format (ASCII) in the File format group box.

3. Enter a filename for the export file.

4. Click [OK]. The data are exported with the specified filename. If no directory is specified, the file is created in the EPLAN 5-specific program directory, for example in D:\EPLAN4\570.

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Data Transfer from EPLAN 5 A language assignment is then necessary when importing: The 26 possible "Language identifiers" from EPLAN 5 are displayed in a column, with the associated P8 language identifiers displayed in a second column. In the third column, an EPLAN 5 character set can be selected for each language assignment. There are default values for all fields. The standard values can also be restored via the Popup menu> Standard. Project > EPLAN 5 / fluidPLAN import > Dictionary 1. In the Import dictionary dialog select the previously exported file containing the EPLAN 5 language entries.

2. Click on [Open].

3. In the Language assignment dialog, check the assigned ISO language code for each EPLAN 5 language identifier and select a different value from the drop-down list if necessary.

4. If necessary, select another character set from the EPLAN 5 character set drop-down list. This may be necessary because the text also contains special characters.

5. Click [OK]. The importing of the translation database begins.

6. In the Reference language selection dialog, select the language to be used as the basis for comparing the datasets. (All languages present in both the text database and the import file are shown here.)

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Data Transfer from EPLAN 5 7. Click [OK].

8. If one of the languages to be imported is not yet present in the language database, you must specify whether this language should be created and whether the language entries should be imported.

9. Depending on the settings regarding how identical datasets are to be treated, you must still confirm or decline the overwriting of certain translations. The language databases are imported, i.e., the OEM text from EPLAN 5 is converted to Unicode and transferred into the language database. The progress bar shows the progress of the transfer.

Note: Check the databases before using them in your project. In P8, there is no longer any formatting in the language database entries, meaning that line breaks, for example, are replaced with spaces, and EPLAN 5-specific placeholders are deleted.

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Exporting Foreign Language Data to EPLAN 5

The P8-specific dictionary can also be exported and then (e.g.) imported into EPLAN 5. Proceed as follows: Utilities > Translation > Edit dictionary 1. In the Management tab in the Dictionary - dialog select [Extras] > Export.

2. In the Export dictionary dialog, select the File type "EPLAN 5 - CSV file" from the drop-down list.

3. In the File name dialog specify the name of the export file and, if necessary, select a different directory (the default here is the directory specified for translation files under Options > Settings > User > Management > Directories).

4. Click [Save].

5. If the current dictionary contains multiple languages, select the one that you would like to export in the Select languages dialog. Multiple selection is possible here.

6. Click [OK]. The language entries are exported and a progress bar shows the process.

7. Click [Close].

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Data Transfer from EPLAN 5 In EPLAN 5 proceed as follows: 1. Select the menu item Utilities > Foreign languages.

2. In Foreign languages management, select Language file > Reorganize.

3. In the Creation / expansion of language database dialog, enter the fivecharacter language code as a comment for the source and target languages.

4. If desired, add entries for other languages present in P8 but not in EPLAN 5.

5. Click [OK]. The changes are saved.

6. Select the menu item Language file > Import.

7. In the Open file dialog, select the file you exported previously.

8. Click [OK]. The data are imported and can then be edited further.

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Transferring Macro Data from EPLAN 5

There is a very helpful assistant available for transferring macro data from EPLAN 5. The macros are then saved as follows: _.

Example: test_mse.ema The directory structure is also taken into account during the transfer. As an example, D:\eplan4\M\bosch\auftrag_A\*.mf? is stored under D:\EPLAN\Basic\Makros\bosch\auftrag_A\*.*. Proceed as follows in order to transfer EPLAN 5 macros: Precondition: The symbol libraries used in EPLAN 5 macros have already been transferred, and if necessary, must be revised so that the function definitions can be correctly set up in the macros. Project > EPLAN 5 / fluidPLAN import > Macro 1. In the EPLAN 5 macro import wizard, select a master data drive defining the location of the data to be imported, from the Master data drive drop-down list on the Macros tab. The drives where an ...\EPLAN4\... directory can be found are displayed as the default here.

2. Click [...] in the Source field. The Macro file selection dialog is opened; the Path already contains :\EPLAN4\M. The default for the File type is "All macros".

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Data Transfer from EPLAN 5 3. To transfer only certain macro types from EPLAN 5, select the desired types from the File type drop-down list. The display of the macros in the upper portion of the dialog is automatically updated.

4. Select the macro(s) to be imported. Multiple selection is possible here.

5. Click on [Open].

6. Click [...] in the field Target for macro files.

7. Specify in the Find folder dialog where the files should be saved. In doing this the default path specified in the settings will be given (Options > Settings > User > Management > Directories).

8. Click [OK].

9. Click [...] in the field Target for macro projects.

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Data Transfer from EPLAN 5 10. In the Save macro project as dialog, specify the location and filename under which the macro project should be saved. Once you've done this, the default path specified for projects in the settings is used (Options > Settings > User > Management > Directories). All macros, selected in Source are transferred to this project. It is not possible here to select an existing project and thus expand it, but rather you must enter a new project.

11. Click on [Open].

12. Click [...] in the Symbols from field.

13. In the EPLAN 5 project selection dialog, select an EPLAN 5 project that suits the macros, where "suits" means that the macros in this EPLAN 5 project can be inserted without problems. Suitable symbol libraries are critical here.

14. Click [OK].

15. Select the checkboxGenerate macros automatically if you want the macro export to begin directly after the macro import, so that the macros are immediately available in the correct format.

16. Select the checkbox Synchronize imported parts data with the database if you want the parts data transferred with the macros to be directly synchronized with the database after the macro transfer. This is only useful if the EPLAN 5 parts data have already been imported into the parts database as part of the master data transfer, since otherwise the synchronization process won't find any data, and the search will waste valuable time.

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Data Transfer from EPLAN 5 17. Select the check box Automatic change of status for JIC projects if all EPLAN 5 projects created with the Schematic logic = "JIC" project parameter should be converted directly during the data transfer.

18. Click [Next]. The Language assignment tab is displayed.

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Specifying a Language Assignment for the EPLAN 5 Macro Transfer

If you have not used the specified language identifiers or specified any defaults under Options > Settings > User > Interfaces > EPLAN 5 language assignment, you must specify the corresponding settings on this tab: Project > EPLAN 5 / fluidPLAN import > Macro 1. In the Macros tab of the EPLAN 5 macro import wizard dialog select the macro to be imported and click [Next].

2. From the ISO language code drop-down list in the Language assignment tab select the language you would like to assign to the EPLAN 5 language identifier.

3. From the EPLAN 5 character set drop-down list select the associated character set (not the language!) that contains the special characters necessary for the various languages. The entry is prepopulated with 437.

4. Proceed in a similar manner for all of the additional EPLAN 5 language identifiers.

5. From the EPLAN 5 character set for non-translatable texts tab select the character set to be used for language-neutral and non-translatable texts.

6. Click [Next]. The Symbols tab is displayed.

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Specifying a Symbol Library Assignment for the EPLAN 5 Macro Transfer

This tab is used to assign the symbols to the EPLAN 5 symbol libraries used in the selected macros. If the program knows the origin of the symbol library, then the assignment occurs automatically and this is displayed with a check mark under Status. The data displayed under Source have the following significance: • EPLAN 5 symbol library: Name of the symbol library in EPLAN 5 (write-

protected) • Path: File path where the EPLAN 5 symbol library was originally saved (write-

protected) • Origin: The assignment table used for assigning symbols.

The following information is displayed in a similar way for the Target: • Standard library: Library for all standard cases that can be assigned using the

default table (write-protected) • User library: Library that in the comparison was shown to contain "different"

customer symbols • Exception library: Library for all exceptions (composite symbols) found based

on the default assignment table (write-protected). Note: If you select a table from the Origin drop-down list, the entries in the Standard Library (target) and the Exception Library (target) are automatically updated.

Proceed as follows to specify the settings in this tab: Project > EPLAN 5 / fluidPLAN import > Macro 1. In the Macros tab of the EPLAN 5 macro import wizard dialog select the macro to be imported and click [Next].

2. In the Language Assignment tab click [Next].

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Data Transfer from EPLAN 5 3. In the Symbols tab click [...] in the User library (target) field of an EPLAN 5 symbol library whose status symbol shows that no assignment has yet been specified.

4. Select a symbol library in the Open dialog. The File type is predefined with "Symbol library (*.slk)". (Multiple selection isn't possible here).

5. Click [Open]. The status symbol changes to a check mark.

6. Proceed in a similar way for all additional symbol libraries.

7. Or click [Convert] if a User library (target) cell is selected.

8. In the EPLAN 5 symbol import dialog proceed as you would when transferring symbol libraries.

9. Click [Finish]. (This button is active once all of the EPLAN 5 symbol libraries are assigned reference). The symbols are stored in the macro project and a reference to the symbol is saved in the individual macro files.

Note: Forms and plot frames are not used in the EPLAN 5 macros, but parts are transferred like a project transfer.

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Transferring Projects from EPLAN 5

The program can transfer projects from EPLAN 5, but it cannot generate any projects for EPLAN 5. The data transfer is a one-way street in this case.

Warning: Please note that only error-free projects can be correctly transferred. This does not mean that projects with errors can't be transferred. They just won't be error-free and will need revisions.

There is another very helpful wizard available that supports the following EPLAN 5 project formats: • "normal" projects, i.e., projects that are neither packed nor filed off • packed projects that are automatically unpacked before the data transfer • E-mail projects (*.Z13) that are automatically unpacked before the data transfer • filed off projects (*1) • filed off projects that are available unpacked. (*1)

*1: When selecting these projects a warning appears that infoms you that the projects in question are filed off for external editing. You can then decide whether you still want to transfer the project. Note: Archived projects are not transferred, because the data in such projects are not saved on the hard drive!

After the transfer, the projects are available as "normal" projects, neither packed nor filed off, and can therefore be edited. The following two different modes are available for the project transfer: •

Default mode



One-button mode

Proceed as follows in order to transfer EPLAN 5 projects:

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Data Transfer from EPLAN 5 Project > EPLAN 5 / fluidPLAN import > Project 1. In the EPLAN 5 project import wizard select a master data drive from the Master data drive drop-down list where you want to save the imported data. The drives where an ...\EPLAN4\... directory can be found are displayed as the default here.

2. Click [...] in the Source field.

3. In the EPLAN 5 project selection dialog, select the EPLAN 5 projects you want to transfer. Multiple selection is possible here. The drives where an ...\EPLAN4\P... directory can be found are displayed.

4. Select the Data backup(Z13, ...) checkbox. Under Projects all drives are displayed that have a letter assigned, i.e., regardless of whether a ...\EPLAN4\P\... directory exists.

5. Click [OK].

6. Click [...] in the Target field.

7. Specify in the Find folder dialog where the files should be saved. In doing this the default path specified for projects in the settings is used (Options > Settings > User > Management > Directories). (Project names and the directory structure of EPLAN 5 source projects are automatically taken on).

8. Click [OK].

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Data Transfer from EPLAN 5 9. Select the Synchronize imported parts data with the database check box if parts data transferred in the projects should be directly synchronized with the database after the project transfer. This is only useful if the EPLAN 5 parts data have already been imported into the parts database as part of the master data transfer, because otherwise the synchronization process will not find any data and the search will waste valuable time.

10. Select the Generate automatic cable check box if the automatic cable should be automatically generated during the transfer. Deselect the check box in order to accelerate the transfer.

11. Select the check box Automatic change of status for JIC projects if all EPLAN 5 projects created with the Schematic logic = "JIC" project parameter should be converted directly during the data transfer.

12. Click [Next] if you want to specify the language and symbol library assignments. (This is the so-called Default mode.) Or click [Finish] if you have already specified the language and symbol library assignments or want to accept the default settings. (This is the so-called Onebutton mode.) In One-button mode, the program checks whether any symbol assignments are still missing. If that is the case, a message will appear and you can decide if you would like to proceed. Otherwise, the transfer is started and a progress bar shows you the status of the transfer. If the transfer is completed, a message will appear informing you of the number of transferred / not transferred projects. If necessary, this transfer log can be found under Utilities > System messages. The message management for each project (Project data > Messages > Management) contains additional detailed information on the individual projects.

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Data Transfer from EPLAN 5 generation in EPLAN 5; instead, they were generated during the data transfer because of their shields.) • Names and directory structures of EPLAN 5 projects are automatically

transferred, and the directory structure of the source are automatically recommended - even after the EPLAN 5-specific customer identifier. If a target project of the same name already exists, you will be prompted whether the project should be overwritten or not.

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Transferring Projects in Default Mode from EPLAN 5: Specifying Languages Assignments

The language assignment is important for the project transfer for the following reasons: Imagine you have used the language identifier "S" for Slovakian in an EPLAN 5 project (Code page 852) and the project contains texts with special Slovakian characters. In another project the identifier for Spanish, "S", was used (Code page 850) (matches the EPLAN 5 default). Both projects are now transferred together, but the default for the data transfer for language identifiers and codes is not changed. The transferred project 1 then contains no special Slovakian texts because the assignment could not be made. In the Language assignment tab you can specify the necessary settings for cases that deviate from the defaults. The available characters for language identifiers in EPLAN 5 are displayed here in a list. These cannot be changed here. Based on the defaults (Options > Settings > User > Interfaces > EPLAN 5 language assignment), however, the specific ISO language codes and character sets can be assigned to the EPLAN 5 language identifiers and can be changed. For the transferred projects, the EPLAN 5 parameters you specified under Utilities > Parameters > Project > General > Foreign language can be assigned to the settings for display and translation languages (Options > Settings > Projects > "Project name" > Translation > General). Note: When selecting multiple projects (Projects tab in this wizard) the language assignments apply for all selected projects.

Proceed as follows to specify the settings in this tab: Project > EPLAN 5 / fluidPLAN import > Project 1. In the EPLAN 5 project import wizard dialog select the project to be imported and click [Next].

2. From the ISO language code drop-down list in the Language assignment tab select the language you would like to assign to the EPLAN 5 language identifier.

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Data Transfer from EPLAN 5 3. From the EPLAN 5 character set drop-down list select the associated character set (not the language!) that contains the special characters necessary for the various languages. The entry is prepopulated with 437.

4. Proceed in a similar manner for all of the additional EPLAN 5 language identifiers.

5. Or select Popup menu > Default in order to reset the values to the EPLANspecific defaults.

6. From the EPLAN 5 character set for non-translatable texts tab select the character set to be used for language-neutral and non-translatable texts.

7. Click [Next]. The Symbols tab is displayed.

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Transferring Projects in Default Mode from EPLAN 5: Specify Symbol Library Assignments

This tab is used to assign the symbols to the EPLAN 5 symbol libraries used in the selected projects. If the program knows the origin of the symbol library, then the assignment occurs automatically and this is displayed with a check mark under Status. The data displayed under Source have the following significance: • EPLAN 5 symbol library: Name of the symbol library in EPLAN 5 (write-

protected) • Path: File path where the EPLAN 5 symbol library was originally saved (write-

protected) • Origin: The assignment table used for assigning symbols.

The following information is displayed in a similar way for the Target: • Standard library: Library for all standard cases that can be assigned using the

default table (write-protected) • User library: Library that in the comparison was shown to contain "different"

customer symbols • Exception library: Library for all exceptions (composite symbols) found based

on the default assignment table (write-protected). Note: If you select a table from the Origin drop-down list, the entries in the Standard Library (target) and the Exception Library (target) are automatically updated.

Proceed as follows to specify the settings in this tab: Project > EPLAN 5 / fluidPLAN import > Project 1. In the EPLAN 5 project import wizard dialog select the project to be imported and click [Next].

2. In the Language Assignment tab click [Next].

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Data Transfer from EPLAN 5 3. In the Symbols tab click [...] in the User library (target) field of an EPLAN 5 symbol library whose status symbol shows that no assignment has yet been specified.

4. Select a symbol library in the Open dialog. The File type is predefined with "Symbol library (*.slk)". (Multiple selection isn't possible here).

5. Click [Open]. The status symbol changes to a check mark.

6. Proceed in a similar way for all additional symbol libraries.

7. Or click [Convert] if a User library (target) cell is selected.

8. In the EPLAN 5 symbol import dialog proceed as you would when transferring symbol libraries.

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Data Transfer from EPLAN 5 9. Click [Finish]. (This button is active once all of the EPLAN 5 symbol libraries are assigned reference). The program checks whether symbol assignments are still missing. If that is the case, a message will appear and you can decide if you would like to proceed. Otherwise, the transfer is started and a progress bar shows you the status of the transfer. If the transfer is completed, a message will appear informing you of the number of transferred / not transferred projects. If necessary, this transfer log can be found under Utilities > System messages. The message management for each project (Project data > Messages > Management) contains additional detailed information on the individual projects.

Note: The names and directory structure of EPLAN 5 projects are automatically transferred, whereby the directory structure of the source – and indeed after the EPLAN 5specific customer identifier – is automatically recommended. If a target project of the same name already exists, you will be prompted whether the project should be overwritten or not.

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