Guided Installation EPLAN Platform 2022

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EPLAN Recommendations

EPLAN has supplied you with an parts database with sample parts and activated it in the standard. We recommend the following:

  • Use the example parts database, stored in the schema "Standard" and the database name "$(MD_PARTS)\ESS_part001.alk" as an internal test and training database.
  • Create a new database for your needed item manufacturers and items.

Create a new database

  1. On the ribbon, select the Master Data tab > Parts command group > Management button. The "Parts Management" opens.
  2. In the opened parts management, select the [Extras] button > [Settings].
  3. The "Settings: Parts (user)" dialog opens.
  4. Create a new schema. Press the + button (New) and create a personal schema starting with your company ID (XYZ) e.B. "[XYZ] Parts Data".
  5. Optionally, add a short, meaningful description.
  6. In the Database Source "EPLAN" area, select the + button (New).
  7. Now create your new parts database, assign a meaningful file name starting with your company ID (XYZ) e.B. "[XYZ]_Parts.*".
  8. Confirm your entry with [Open].
  9. Save the created schema, close the dialog with [Ok].
  10. Your new database is now active!


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

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