SOFTWARE solutions provider Eplan previewed the upcoming version of its Eplan Platform 2022 at the recent Hannover Messe Digital Edition.
“Those expecting a simple update were in for a surprise,” said Eplan Product Manager Sean Mulherrin. “There’s a new and thoroughly reworked version… it’s a complete package that is surprisingly easy to use with its new user interface while at the same time allowing workflow-based project planning, all at unprecedented levels of efficiency.”
He added that the 2022 version of the platform is based on the latest apps for mobile devices and globally established desktop applications, with a focus on simplicity and clarity.
“Users of the new Eplan Platform 2022 will be able to find their way around the software with perfect ease. Navigating within a project is extraordinarily simple, and the user interface with ribbon technology and a dark-mode view gives users a completely new user experience. It simply makes project planning and designing more fun.”
Mulherrin said the practical multi-function bar using current ribbon technology flexibly adapts to the application – for instance when changing from 2D to 3D – all while combining different menus and toolbars.
“The new design will make daily work even easier, and not just for experienced users. Even newcomers will be able to quickly master the software since the individual commands can now be accessed much more quickly. Users immediately have the functions they need right before them, accelerating project planning.”
In addition, Eplan completely revamped the interface for designing in both 2D and 3D. The result is a modern application with an optimised look and feel, not least due to the support for dark and light mode.
When creating schematics, the demands for powerful 2D graphics are increasing both in preplanning and in the context of building automation. At the same time, the quantity of data is also growing significantly.
With this in mind, “The new 2D graphics module, the Eplan Platform 2022, offers powerful arguments in terms of performance.” For instance, processing is considerably accelerated when importing DXF or DWG files. This increases the performance for visualisation and processing of larger projects.
“Altogether, the level of detail becomes more manageable – which increases the quality of the graphic representation. This progress pays off with significant time savings, particularly for larger projects, which often contain many hundreds or thousands of schematics pages.”
The platform is due to be launched sometime in the US and European summer. South African availability and pricing is not yet available.