Guided Installation

EPLAN Platform 2022

EPLAN Recommendations

EPLAN has supplied you with a project management database and activated it by default. We recommend the following:

  • Use the standard project management database "$(MD_PROJECTS)\Projects.mdb" as an internal training and test database.
  • Create a new database for your productive projects

Create a new database

  1. On the ribbon, select the File tab > Backstage Settings > Settings Users > Administration > Project Management Database.
  2. For "Access", select the + button (New). The "Create new Access database" dialog opens.
  3. Now create your new project management database, assign a meaningful file name starting with your company ID (XYZ) e.B. "[XYZ]_Projects.*".
  4. Close the dialog with [Save].
  5. The newly created database is then entered as a project management database in the settings and is thus automatically selected.
  6. Finish your setting with [Apply] and [Ok].


If you want to use SQL database technology, you can find more information about it in the "Additional information" > "Create a SQL database for project management" section.

Further information can be found here: Create / select project management database (

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