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A Guide to Using Macros Siemens EPLAN ELECTRIC P8rar for Electrical Engineering and Automation


Macros Siemens EPLAN ELECTRIC P8rar




If you are an EPLAN user who works with Siemens products, you might be interested in using macros to simplify and speed up your engineering tasks. Macros are pre-defined symbols or components that can be inserted into your schematics with a few clicks. They contain all the relevant information and data for a specific device or function, such as part number, description, connection points, parameters, documentation and more. Macros can help you save time, avoid errors, ensure consistency and improve quality in your projects.




Macros Siemens EPLAN ELECTRIC P8rar



One of the most popular and powerful tools for electrical engineering and automation is Siemens EPLAN ELECTRIC P8. This software allows you to design, document and manage electrical projects in a comprehensive and efficient way. It supports all phases of engineering, from planning and configuration to implementation and operation. It also integrates seamlessly with other Siemens products and solutions, such as TIA Portal, SIMATIC, SINAMICS, SIMOTION and more.


Siemens provides a large collection of EPLAN macros for its products and applications. These macros are available in EDZ format, which is a compressed file that contains all the necessary data for importing into EPLAN. EDZ format has many advantages over Windows macro format, such as smaller file size, better compatibility, easier distribution and higher security. In this article, we will show you how to download and use Siemens EPLAN macros in your projects. We will also give you some tips and tricks for working with them effectively.


How to download and use Siemens EPLAN macros




There are two main sources where you can find Siemens EPLAN macros for different products and applications. One is the CAx download manager, which is a web-based tool that allows you to select and download CAx data for various Siemens products. You can access it from https://www.siemens.com/cax. The other is the support website, which provides technical information and documentation for Siemens products. You can access it from https://support.industry.siemens.com.


To download Siemens EPLAN macros from the CAx download manager, you need to register and log in with your Siemens account. Then you can browse or search for the product that you want to download CAx data for. You can filter by product group, product family, product name or part number. You can also use keywords or scan codes to find your product. Once you have selected your product, you can choose the type of CAx data that you want to download. For EPLAN macros, you need to select "EPLAN Electric P8" as the target system and "EDZ" as the data format. Then you can add the selected CAx data to your shopping cart and proceed to download them.


To download Siemens EPLAN macros from the support website, you need to enter the product name or part number in the search box. Then you can find the relevant entry or document that contains the link to download the macros. For example, if you search for "SINAMICS S120", you will find an entry titled "EPLAN Electric P8 macros for SINAMICS S120" with a link to download a ZIP file that contains all the macros for this product.


Once you have downloaded the EDZ file that contains the Siemens EPLAN macros, you need to extract it using WinRAR or other tools. You will get a folder that contains several subfolders with different types of data, such as XML files, BMP files, PDF files and more. The XML files are the ones that contain the actual macro data that can be imported into EPLAN.


To import Siemens EPLAN macros into EPLAN, you need to use either the part manager or the data portal. The part manager is a tool that allows you to manage all your parts data in a central database. You can access it from Utilities > Parts > Management. The data portal is a web-based service that provides access to thousands of parts data from various manufacturers. You can access it from Utilities > Data Portal. Both tools have similar functions and interfaces for importing parts data.


To import Siemens EPLAN macros using either tool, you need to select Import > Part data (XML) from the menu bar. Then you need to browse to the folder where you extracted the EDZ file and select one or more XML files that contain the macro data that you want to import. You can also select Import > Directory to import all XML files in a folder at once. Then you need to follow the steps of the import wizard to complete the process. You can choose whether to import only new parts or overwrite existing parts with updated data. You can also choose whether to import only parts or also symbols and functions.


Tips and tricks for working with Siemens EPLAN macros




Once you have imported Siemens EPLAN macros into your part database or data portal, you can use them in your projects and schematics easily. You just need to drag and drop them from the part selection window or insert them from Edit > Insert > Part. You can also use Edit > Insert > Symbol or Edit > Insert > Function if you want to insert only symbols or functions without parts.


However, there are some things that you might want to customize or adjust when working with Siemens EPLAN macros. Here are some tips and tricks that can help you:


  • How to edit the preset texts and symbols inside the macros: Some Siemens EPLAN macros have preset texts or symbols that contain information such as part number, description, connection points, parameters, documentation and more. You can edit these texts or symbols by double-clicking on them and changing the properties in the dialog box that appears. You can also use Edit > Properties > Text or Edit > Properties > Symbol to edit them. You can change the text content, font, size, color, alignment, angle and more. You can also use placeholders or variables to insert dynamic data from the part or project.



  • How to adjust the font, size, color and angle of the texts: If you want to change the font, size, color or angle of all texts in a macro or a schematic, you can use Edit > Change > Text. This will open a dialog box that allows you to select the texts that you want to change and apply the desired changes. You can also use filters to select texts by criteria such as text content, font name, font size, font color and more.



  • How to use the macros in different projects and schematics: Once you have imported Siemens EPLAN macros into your part database or data portal, you can use them in any project or schematic that you create or open in EPLAN. You can also copy and paste them from one schematic to another. However, if you want to use them in a different EPLAN version or on a different computer, you need to make sure that you have also imported the macros into that version or computer. Otherwise, you might get errors or missing data when you try to use them.



  • How to customize the macros according to your needs and preferences: If you want to modify or create your own Siemens EPLAN macros from scratch, you can use Edit > Create > Part, Edit > Create > Symbol or Edit > Create > Function. These tools allow you to create new parts, symbols or functions with your own properties and data. You can also use Edit > Copy > Part data (XML) or Edit > Export > Part data (XML) to copy or export existing macro data as XML files. You can then edit these XML files using a text editor or an XML editor and import them back into EPLAN using Import > Part data (XML).



Conclusion




In this article, we have shown you how to download and use Siemens EPLAN macros in your projects. We have also given you some tips and tricks for working with them effectively. Siemens EPLAN macros are a great way to simplify and speed up your engineering tasks with Siemens products and solutions. They can help you save time, avoid errors, ensure consistency and improve quality in your projects.


Here are some examples of projects that use Siemens EPLAN macros:


  • A project that uses SINAMICS S120M distributed servo drives for motion control applications. The project uses Siemens EPLAN macros for SINAMICS S120M to insert all the necessary symbols and data for the drives and their components.



  • A project that uses SIMATIC S7-1500 PLCs for automation applications. The project uses Siemens EPLAN macros for SIMATIC S7-1500 to insert all the necessary symbols and data for the PLCs and their modules.



  • A project that uses SIMOTION D motion controllers for advanced motion control applications. The project uses Siemens EPLAN macros for SIMOTION D to insert all the necessary symbols and data for the controllers and their components.



We invite you to try out Siemens EPLAN macros for yourself and see how they can enhance your engineering experience with Siemens products and solutions. You can find more information and support for Siemens EPLAN macros on the CAx download manager website or the support website.


FAQs




  • Q: What are the advantages of using EDZ format over Windows macro format?A: EDZ format has many advantages over Windows macro format, such as smaller file size, better compatibility, easier distribution and higher security. EDZ format is also more convenient for importing into EPLAN, as it contains all the necessary data in one file.



  • Q: How can I update my Siemens EPLAN macros to the latest version?A: You can update your Siemens EPLAN macros to the latest version by downloading them again from the CAx download manager website or the support website. You can then overwrite your existing macros with the updated ones using Import > Part data (XML).



  • Q: How can I share my Siemens EPLAN macros with other users or colleagues?A: You can share your Siemens EPLAN macros with other users or colleagues by sending them the EDZ file that contains the macros. They can then extract and import the macros into their own part database or data portal using WinRAR and Import > Part data (XML).



  • Q: How can I create my own Siemens EPLAN macros from scratch?A: You can create your own Siemens EPLAN macros from scratch by using Edit > Create > Part, Edit > Create > Symbol or Edit > Create > Function. These tools allow you to create new parts, symbols or functions with your own properties and data. You can then export them as XML files using Edit > Copy > Part data (XML) or Edit > Export > Part data (XML). You can then compress them into an EDZ file using WinRAR or other tools.



  • Q: Where can I find more information and support for Siemens EPLAN macros?A: You can find more information and support for Siemens EPLAN macros on the CAx download manager website or the support website. You can also contact Siemens technical support if you have any questions or problems with Siemens EPLAN macros.




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