This functionality is only available for certain module packages.

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Create macro box

Now generate a macro box that combines all symbols of this page into a macro.

  1. Select Insert > Box / connection point / mounting panel > Macro box.
  2. Drag a frame around the power supply lines and PLC inputs.

  1. End the Macro box function using the [ESC] key.

Define the properties of the macro box.

  1. Highlight the macro box.
  2. Select Edit > Properties.

The Properties (components): Macro box (Properties (components): Macro box dialog opens.

  1. In the Name field, enter the file name Page\Page.


For the input of the name, German umlauts (Ä, Ö, Ü, ä, ö, ü) are not permitted, because the default EPLAN settings are used.

  1. Open the Display tab.
  2. Click on [New].

The Property selection dialog opens:

  1. Select from the list Macro: Name (Macro: Name).
  2. Confirm with [OK].

You return to the dialog Properties (components): Macro box (Properties (components): Macro box).

  1. Confirm with [OK].