This functionality is only available for certain module packages.

Creating discipline components and parameters

A discipline component of the type WiringDiagram also serves as root component for the Pro Panel discipline. A resource is only assigned to this discipline component. All discipline components arranged below this have no resources but reference 3D graphics macros in the parts database.

Create the root component:

  1. Select the ProPanel unit.
  2. From the popup menu, select New > ECAD > WiringDiagram.
  3. Click [Import...].
  4. Select the file EPLAN\Data\Vorlagen\IEC_bas001.zw9.
  5. Save the editor using [Ctrl] + [S].

In this process, the Parameter unit was created in addition (see ECAD Parameter Unit). This contains the parameters Location, Page_Number, Plant, Script, and Sub_Page_Number. The names of the parameters can be set under Model > Model Variables (see Model variables).

Create the following discipline components without resources:

  1. Select the ProPanel unit.
  2. From the popup menu, select New > ECAD > ECAD3D > Layout space.
  3. Enter LayoutSpace in the Name field.
  4. Save the editor using [Ctrl] + [S].

The following discipline components are also created without resources. To do so repeat Steps 1 to 4, with the following entries:

The icons and the level configuration of the discipline components have already been specified by the ECAD3D discipline. However, so that the components of the job definition can be properly arranged, the following parameters are required:

Name Type Meaning
Coordinate Coordinate For specifying coordinates when positioning objects
CoordinateMap CoordinateMap For specifying coordinates as a map when positioning objects
Syntax: Map{Pair{'x',100},Pair{'y',100}}
DeviceTag DeviceTag Device tag
Dimension Dimension For specifying the length, the angle of orientation or the surface area.
=List{Length} or =List{Length,Angle} or =List{Length,Width}
DT_Code String Part of the device code (BMK)
DT_Counter String Part of the device code (BMK)
EPN PartNumber EPLAN Part Number is the part number of a device from the EPLAN parts database
Id Id Identification number that clearly identifies a mounting surface
Mate Mate For positioning objects in relation to the mates of a parent object.
=List{'Source handle','Destination mounting point',Distance}
MateMap MateMap For positioning objects in relation to a MateMarker.
Plug Plug Components whose plug value corresponds to the socket value of a superordinate component can be installed there.
Position String Attachment sequence: the higher the value, the further back the object is attached.
Socket Socket Superordinate components provide a socket value that determines which subordinate components may be installed there.
Width Double Width of a constructed object. This value can be obtained from the parts data.

This parameter is created in accordance with the following schema:

  1. Select the Parameter unit.
  2. From the popup menu, select New > Parameter.
  3. In the Name field, enter the text Coordinate.
  4. In the Type field, enter the text Coordinate.
  5. Save the editor.
  6. Repeat steps 1 to 5 for each parameter that is listed in the above table.