Electric P8 Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Electric P8

Engineering data, circuit diagram and schematics solution

3.88/5 (8 reviews)

Electric P8 overview

What is Electric P8?

EPLAN Electric P8 is an electrical design solution which supports 2D computer aided engineering for the creation of schematics and circuit diagrams. The software supports a variety of engineering methods including manual creation, template-based and standardized approaches. Electric P8 automatically generates detailed evaluations as a component of project documentation, with options for ongoing or post-completion combined evaluation as required.

EPLAN Electric P8 allows users to choose between design approaches including graphical, logical, and device-oriented to support their different work processes. Autoconnecting enables instant logical connection of circuit symbols to increase the speed and quality of schematic design, and up to 26 variants of a system or circuit can be saved for each of the 12 representation types. Reports including terminal and wire diagrams, and bills of materials (BOM) are automatically created for use in downstream project phases. Users can also edit mass data with the “Search and Replace” and “Edit in Excel” functions, and generate schematics in multiple languages with support for global design standards.
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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 other markets, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

Supported languages

English, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Danish, Dutch and 12 other languages, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
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Electric P8 user reviews

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Anonymous

ePlan opinion

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-10-29
Review Source: Capterra

With this software I spend less time for doing my job.

Pros
This software allows you to create electric schemes easilier than others. Moreover, you can create your own data base with differents articles for making the purchase list automatically.

Cons
You must to have enough knowledges about this special field for knowing how does it works and not makes mistakes.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Jamie Clews

Vastly increased productivity

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-06-02
Review Source: Capterra

We've seen improvements in time-to-produce schematics.

Pros
My first engineer who we got using ePLAN came from a company with exclusively used AutoCAD Electrical. Within a couple of months, the engineer feels they can work 2-3x faster in ePLAN, access to the parts portal is a massive saving for us, as new products are generally available from the parts portal and do not require us to create a new intelliegent block.

Cons
It feels like there are a lot of "options" which come at a great cost. Full migration to use ePLAN is going to take us multiple years due to the software investment.

Response from Eplan Software and Services


Thanks for taking the time to share your positive experience with EPLAN. It is certainly our intention to streamline processes and save you time and resources. We look forward to continuing to provide you with a successful customer experience.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Kenni Dawley

Features I like

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-06-02
Review Source: Capterra

Not happy. Consider it a waste of money

Pros
The one benefit I like is the parts database. Panel layout is a challenge.

Cons
The software is extremely difficult to use and there is no clear documentation explaining the features and methods to setup the software to make it easier to use. Symbols are not correct for NFPA standards and I need to modify them constantly. Parts downloaded from Data Portal do not always have the correct macro or symbol associated with it. There does not seem to be a standard for the symbols regarding size and functions. All symbols seem to be based on IEC which does not work well for NFPA projects.

Response from Eplan Software and Services


Hi Kenni, Proper training is key to using EPLAN effectively, and would directly address much of the frustration you are having with symbols. Our Data Portal contains over 950,000 parts from 300 manufacturers, and is constantly improving in size and quality. Give me a call if you'd like to chat. -Shawn O.

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Likelihood to recommend: 1/10

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Daniel Wright

Opportunity for a fresh start

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-06-02
Review Source: Capterra

It took several months but now the automation features are working for me instead of against me.

Pros
The Data Portal integration and library of manufacturer provided macros.

Cons
The learning curve is steep and there are many options that are not well documented.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Lance Murdock

Powerful, expensive

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-06-08
Review Source: Capterra

EPLAN definitely eases the process of reusing designs. Copying completed designs into new projects is easier.

Pros
1. Getting data exported out to Excel is easy and powerful. We create different types of reports for ordering parts, labeling parts and wires, and machine tagging. 2. Electric P8 makes it easy to upconvert projects to a newer P8 version, but they are not backward compatible.

Cons
1. This is our department's largest expense. 2. Converting from a non-P8 platform to P8 is not trivial. For this reason we do not upgrade EPLAN 21 and EPLAN 5.7 projects into P8 3. Once they stop supporting a version, hope that your databases don't become corrupted.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Electric P8 pricing

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Electric P8 features

Data Import/Export
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Additional information for Electric P8

Key features of Electric P8

  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Modeling
  • CAD Tools
  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Collaboration
  • Design Analysis
  • Design Export
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electrical
  • Electrical Parts Catalog
  • Functions / Calculations
  • Manufacturing Design Data
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • One Line Diagram
  • PLC Tools
  • Presentation Tools
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reusable Designs
  • Symbol Library
  • System Design Tools
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