FAQs EPLAN Data Portal

Comprehensible responses to frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

EPLAN Data Portal

The EPLAN Data Portal provides parts data in the EPLAN format for download in order to facilitate the creation of system documentation. It serves as an exchange portal between component manufacturers and electrical design engineers where product data is instantly available online and can be accessed by every solution integrated in the EPLAN Platform. Further information is available here: EPLAN Data Portal Help.

Manufacturers can provide the following parts data:

  • commercial data
  • function templates
  • logic macros
  • 2D graphic data
  • connection point patterns
  • drilling patterns
  • 3D graphic data
  • DXF data

Parts data is continuously updated directly by the manufacturers.

You can report incorrect parts data directly in the Data Portal. To do so, proceed as follows: In the parts list, click "Feedback" in the drop-down menu next to the cart icon.

Or in the detailed view of the part, click "Feedback" in the drop-down menu next to "Download commercial data".

You can choose between the DXF and the EPLAN format. If you have a software service agreement with EPLAN and you use the EPLAN Platform from version 2.9 Service Pack 1 on, you can download the data in EPLAN format.

Everyone with a free ePULSE account can access the EPLAN Data Portal.

Please note: You need an ePULSE account to use the EPLAN Data Portal.

How to access the Data Portal:

  • Open https://www.epulse.com in your web browser. 
  • Click "Login" and enter your credentials. 
  • You can also sign in directly via the EPLAN Platform using your credentials. 
  • Select the Data Portal.

By using the EPLAN Data Portal, you agree to the EPLAN Cloud Terms and Conditions of Use.

No, there are no hidden costs.

Selectors are product selection aids and configurators of leading manufacturers. You can access the selectors in the EPLAN Data Portal by choosing "Selectors" in the side navigation.

Your part inquiries are automatically forwarded to and answered by the respective manufacturer.

The EPLAN Data Standard describes which data should be made available in which form in the EPLAN Data Portal. Articles whose data meet the EPLAN Data Standard can be more easily inserted into the planning and production process by EPLAN users and can save time and money there.

For more information, please read this document.

You can import parts from the EPLAN Data Portal into your EPLAN Platform via the menu item "Import part". To do so, open the EPLAN Data Portal via the EPLAN Platform.

All ECLASS ADVANCED versions as of 9.0 are supported.

You can correct parts data that is mapped incorrectly or not at all in an ECLASS ADVANCED archive by using the built-in mapping functionality.

For EDZ files, you have the possibility to download the parts data in an Excel file to edit their properties externally. Then simply upload the updated file. Watch this video to learn more.

If an ECLASS ADVANCED archive is missing parts data, the archive needs to be regenerated first with the data added before importing it again.

The parts data can be downloaded as an EDZ file from the EPLAN Data Portal.

To publish the imported parts data in the EPLAN Data Portal, the data needs to comply with the EPLAN Data Standard (or EDS). The status indicator in the Data Portal Import Tool shows which steps still need to be performed in order to meet all requirements. The tool guides you through the different steps until your data set is "Ready to publish". An EDS logo will show the Data Portal users that your parts data meets all EDS requirements.

Parts data that has already been published can no longer be edited in the Data Portal Import Tool for quality reasons. To update the parts data, download the data as an EDZ file from the EPLAN Data Portal, make your changes and import it again with the Import Tool. You will then need to complete the validation process again.

Contact your EPLAN representative or use the contact form on www.epulse.com.

There are no special requirements for the ECLASS ADVANCED archive structure. You only have to ensure that the links for the attachments in the XML files are correct and that all referenced attachments are included in the archive.

The Data Portal Report Center shows in your ePULSE environment as soon as it has been activated for you. Please reach out to your EPLAN representative to receive access to the Report Center.

You should already have published parts data in the EPLAN Data Portal, or you plan to do so in the near future and you are already in contact about this with EPLAN.

Please reach out to your EPLAN representative.

At present, you can export the dashboard visualisation as a PDF. It is also planned to support exports to Excel in the future.

In the future, data from periods longer than 12 months will also be available.