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What's New in EPLAN Harness proD

New features in EPLAN Harness proD 2.9 Service Pack 2

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Studio, Library Assembly / Device
A 2D window is now available, where it is possible to create a 2D representation for the assembly / device.
A new table for assemblies / devices is now available in the Studio. It contains information about assemblies / devices, their accessories, total weight, etc.
Assemblies / devices are now supported for cable mapping.
There is a new checkbox Prefer Assembly/Device symbol for a placed assembly or device in workspace / workdesk in the Advanced section of the properties panel. If activated, the assembly or device will be derived as one part into nailboard or cable drawing and its 2D symbol will be used.
Both checkboxes Prefer Assembly/Device symbol and Break up in bill of materials affect the behavior of the assembly / device and its accessories in nailboard / cable drawing, reports.
Read about the changes in the articles on the right.
Assembly / Device
Placing Assembly / Device Content Tables
Cables
Placing Bills of Materials
Placing Part Accessory Tables
Placing Accessory List Tables
Studio Nailboard / Cable drawing Improvements
Users can try the following new feature in Display configuration set editor: Location property of table texts Content and Header. It is also available in the Property Grid under the command Edit for tables.
A new property Accessory text box changes the shape for all accessory balloons.
Users can now change the angle of the quantifier text rotation.

Cable drawing display configuration set editor
Nailboard display configuration set editor
Studio, Library 3D Model Exchange
The following new checkboxes have been added in the Settings category Data exchange – Import surfaces, Preserve original model, Recognize multi-body solids.
The new checkbox 3D exportable is available in the Properties panel. Parts where this checkbox is activated are exported.
Data Exchange Settings in Harness proD Studio
Data Exchange Settings in Harness proD Library
Exporting 3D Models
Studio Exporting Images
The new function Export image allows for exporting high-resolution images of the workspace / workdesk scene.
Exporting Images

New features in EPLAN Harness proD 2.9 Service Pack 1

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Studio Tree View Filter
A new filter is now available in the Studio tree view panel. It is used for filtering out objects within the tree view of a workspace, workdesk, nailboard, or cable drawing based on their name or REFDES.
Tree View Filter
Studio Improved Panel Global Search
The global search panel has been redesigned. Users can now search for certain objects by Name, Part number, or any User-defined property, ERP number, External number, or Company. After clicking Start search, search results are listed below. They can be sorted by part category, name or part number. Right clicking a result opens the popup menu.
Panel Global Search
Studio Cable Shields
Cable shields can now be connected to pins, as well as grouped pins. They can also be connected separately from wires. Users can connect or disconnect shields using dedicated buttons in the Properties panel.
Cables
Studio, Library Terminology Change
In Library, Part name is changed to Part number, the Part numbers table is now called External numbers, and the former Part number of manufacturer, supplier, etc. is now called Number. Keywords for Report Externally and Importing External Data to Library have been changed accordingly.
Report Externally
Tabs Global properties and Description

New features in EPLAN Harness proD 2.9 Release

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Studio, Library, Integration with EPLAN Platform Accessories
Accessories are now fully supported in Harness proD and are completely compatible with the EPLAN Platform and project exchange. All accessories of a part are now exported and imported along with the part. The EPLAN import panel now displays pins and has an option for placing accessories graphically or non-graphically. New tables are available in nailboards and cable drawings for listing the accessories of a specific part and of all parts. Lastly, a new report type Accessory report has been added.
Accessories
Placing Graphical Accessories
Placing Non-graphical Accessories
Accessories Exchange with EPLAN Electric P8
Placing Part Accessory Tables
Placing Accessory List Tables
Studio Path Interpolation
Users can now choose between two different styles of interpolation for wires, cables, bundles, twists and surface protections in the workspace as well as the workdesk. These can be set in the command bar during placement, or in the properties bar for objects already placed. With interpolation set to spline, the object will pass through control points. If the interpolation is set to rounded corners, a bending radius can be set. The object then follows a straight-line path between two control points, and bends with the given radius around any middle control points.
Creating Bundles
Placing Cables
Placing Empty Cables
Surface Protection
Creating Twists
Placing Wires
Studio Twists
A new object type "Twist" is available in Studio. Twists function similarly to bundles, in that other wires, cables, bundles, etc. can be routed through them. However, twists have a new property "Twist factor", which determines how much the twist increases the content's length. For example, 15 cm of wire can fit into just 10 cm of twist with a twist factor of 1.5. Twists must contain at least two objects to be valid. A new task has been added to check for invalid twists.
Placing Twists
Task List
Library, Studio, Integration with EPLAN Platform New Part Categories
Three part categories are new in Harness proD: Sensors, Switches and Pushbuttons, Relays and Contactors, and Signal Devices. They are fully supported in Library, Studio and in exchange with the EPLAN Platform.
Sensors, Switches, Pushbuttons
Relays, Contactors
Signal Devices
Library, Studio New Languages
Harness proD is now available in three new languages: Spanish, Korean and Turkish.
Tabs Global Properties and Description
Studio Workspace, Workdesk templates
Templates can now be created for workspaces and workdesks. These store data about the document's settings, translation editor's settings, and optionally user-defined properties.
Creating a Workspace / Workdesk Template
Library, Studio Text alignment
Texts can now be aligned to the left, center, and right. This alignment is fully compatible with exports and imports.
Creating Texts
Studio Replacing Ribbon Cables
The last library part category which could not be replaced in Studio, the ribbon cables, can now be replaced. This means they can also be updated to the latest Library versions with the Update parts from Library function.
Replacing Parts
Library, Studio Formula Editor
The Formula editor is now also available for text fields in Studio. Additionally, a new node in the settings for the workspace and the workdesk called Tree view item name templates allows users to use the Formula editor to customize tree view item names according to a formula.
Creating Texts
Workspace Settings
Workdesk Settings
Library, Studio Navigation Cube
An interactive navigation cube can be displayed in the workspace for easier manipulation of the 3D environment.
Workspace Settings
Studio, Integration with EPLAN Platform Cable End Point Offset
Cables placed automatically by the EPLAN import panel are placed with a user-defined distance from connectable objects.
Workspace Settings
Importing EPLAN Electric P8 Data into Workspace / Workdesk
Studio Constraint Preservation
Constraints are now preserved during replacement and the Update parts from Library function.
And various other small improvements and bug fixes.