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EPLAN Data Portal SP1: Features, Benefits and FAQs


How to Download, Install and Use the EPLAN Data Portal SP1 Update




If you are an electrical engineer, an automation specialist or a mechatronic engineer, you probably know about the EPLAN Data Portal. This is a web service that provides you with high-quality product catalogues from numerous component manufacturers, such as Rittal, Siemens, Phoenix Contact, Schneider Electric and many more. You can use these product data to simplify and streamline your engineering processes, such as creating plant documentation, importing parts and macros, generating bills of materials and wiring diagrams, etc.




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But did you know that there is a new update for the EPLAN Data Portal that offers even more advantages? The EPLAN Data Portal SP1 update is a software update that improves the data quality and depth of the product catalogues, as well as introduces a new user interface with smart search functionality. This update is compatible with the EPLAN Platform version 2.9 Service Pack 1 Update 6 or higher, which is one of the world's leading design software solutions for machine, plant and panel builders.


In this article, I will show you how to download, install and use the EPLAN Data Portal SP1 update, as well as some of its features and benefits. By following these steps, you will be able to access the new EPLAN Data Portal within the EPLAN Cloud or in your EPLAN Platform, and enjoy a more efficient and effective engineering experience.


Downloading the update




The first step to get the EPLAN Data Portal SP1 update is to download it from the EPLAN download area. To do this, you will need your serial number and your customer number, which you can find in your license confirmation email or in your account settings on [EPLAN](https://www.eplan.com/). You will also need a stable internet connection for a quick download.


Here are the steps to download the update:


  • Go to [the EPLAN download area](https://www.eplan.com/en/main-guided-installation/guided-installation-platform-2022/single-user-license-initial-installation/installation/download-software.html).



  • Enter your serial number and your customer number.



  • Confirm that you have read and accept the "General Terms and Conditions for the Delivery of Software and the Provision of Services" and click on the [Login] button.



  • You will now be shown all ordered software products. Navigate to the platform 2022 in the upper part of the homepage.



  • Select the [Download] button.



  • Start with step 1 of 3 - create your EPLAN ID and your company organization. Note: The initial creator in this step is automatically the main administrator of the new company organization created by EPLAN.



  • In step 2, please request your Entitlement ID.



  • In step 3, please download the desired software version via the corresponding hyperlink. Information: The "MD5" code provided directly under the link allows easy verification of a download for correctness afterwards with an appropriate software tool.



  • The download will start. Save the file (.zip) locally on your PC at the desired location.



Installing the update




The next step is to install the EPLAN Data Portal SP 1 update on your PC. To do this, you will need to extract the downloaded file (.zip) and run the setup.exe file. You will also need to have administrator rights on your PC and close all other applications before starting the installation.


Here are the steps to install the update:


  • Extract the downloaded file (.zip) to a folder on your PC.



  • Open the folder and double-click on the setup.exe file.



  • The installation wizard will start. Follow the instructions on the screen.



  • Select the language for the installation and click [OK].



  • Read and accept the license agreement and click [Next].



  • Select the components you want to install and click [Next].



  • Choose the destination folder for the installation and click [Next].



  • Review the installation settings and click [Install].



  • The installation will begin. Wait until it is completed.



  • Click [Finish] to exit the installation wizard.



Using the update




The final step is to use the EPLAN Data Portal SP1 update. You can access the new EPLAN Data Portal in two ways: either in the EPLAN Cloud or in your EPLAN Platform. The EPLAN Cloud is a web-based service that allows you to access the EPLAN Data Portal from any device with an internet connection, without installing any software. The EPLAN Platform is a desktop-based software that allows you to access the EPLAN Data Portal from your PC, with more features and integration options.


Here are the steps to use the update in both ways:


Using the update in the EPLAN Cloud




  • Go to [the EPLAN Cloud website](https://cloud.eplan.com/).



  • Login with your EPLAN ID and password.



  • Select [Data Portal] from the menu on the left.



  • You will see the new user interface of the EPLAN Data Portal, with a smart search bar, a filter panel, a result list and a preview area.



  • You can use the search bar to enter keywords, part numbers, manufacturers or categories to find the product data you need.



  • You can use the filter panel to refine your search results by criteria such as manufacturer, product group, product type, function, etc.



  • You can use the result list to browse through the product data, sorted by relevance, name or manufacturer. You can also switch between grid view and list view.



  • You can use the preview area to see more details about the selected product data, such as images, descriptions, technical data, documents, etc.



  • You can download or share the product data by clicking on the corresponding buttons in the preview area.



Using the update in your EPLAN Platform




  • Open your EPLAN Platform software on your PC.



  • Select [Data Portal] from the menu bar or press Ctrl+Shift+D on your keyboard.



  • You will see a window with a similar user interface as in the EPLAN Cloud, but with some additional features and options.



  • You can use all the same functions as in the EPLAN Cloud, such as searching, filtering, browsing and previewing product data.



  • You can also drag and drop product data from the result list or the preview area to your project window, where you can insert them as parts or macros in your schematics or documentation.



  • You can also access more options by right-clicking on a product data item in the result list or the preview area, such as opening it in a new window, adding it to favorites, comparing it with other items, etc.



Features and benefits




The EPLAN Data Portal SP1 update offers many features and benefits for users who want to access high-quality product catalogues from numerous component manufacturers for their engineering projects. Some of these features and benefits are:


Improved data quality and depth




The EPLAN Data Portal SP1 update improves the data quality and depth of the product catalogues in the EPLAN Data Portal, by adding more information and attributes to the product data. For example, the update adds more technical data, such as dimensions, ratings, connections, etc., as well as more documents, such as data sheets, manuals, certificates, etc. The update also adds more graphical data, such as 2D and 3D images, symbols, macros, etc. These data can help you to select the right products for your projects, as well as to create more accurate and complete documentation and schematics.


New user interface with smart search functionality




The EPLAN Data Portal SP1 update introduces a new user interface with a smart search functionality that makes it easier and faster to find the product data you need. The new user interface has a modern and intuitive design, with a clear and simple layout. The smart search functionality allows you to enter keywords, part numbers, manufacturers or categories in the search bar, and get relevant results in real time. You can also use the filter panel to refine your search results by various criteria, such as manufacturer, product group, product type, function, etc. The smart search functionality also supports synonyms, abbreviations and spelling corrections, so you don't have to worry about typing errors or different terminologies.


Compatibility with the EPLAN Platform




The EPLAN Data Portal SP1 update is compatible with the EPLAN Platform version 2.9 Service Pack 1 Update 6 or higher, which is one of the world's leading design software solutions for machine, plant and panel builders. The EPLAN Platform is a modular software that allows you to create engineering projects in various disciplines, such as electrical engineering, fluid power engineering, instrumentation and control engineering, etc. The EPLAN Platform also offers various features and functions that can help you to optimize your engineering processes, such as automatic generation of reports and documentation, cross-referencing and consistency checking, data exchange and integration with other systems, etc. By using the EPLAN Data Portal SP1 update in your EPLAN Platform, you can benefit from the seamless integration of high-quality product data into your engineering projects.


Conclusion




The EPLAN Data Portal SP1 update is a software update that improves the data quality and depth of the product catalogues in the EPLAN Data Portal, as well as introduces a new user interface with smart search functionality. This update is compatible with the EPLAN Platform version 2.9 Service Pack 1 Update 6 or higher, which is one of the world's leading design software solutions for machine, plant and panel builders. By downloading, installing and using the EPLAN Data Portal SP1 update, you can access high-quality product data from numerous component manufacturers for your engineering projects, and enjoy a more efficient and effective engineering experience.


If you want to learn more about the EPLAN Data Portal SP1 update or the EPLAN Platform software, you can visit [the EPLAN website](https://www.eplan.com/) or [contact us](https://www.eplan.com/en/contact/) for more information. We are happy to help you with any questions or issues you may have.


FAQs




Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about the EPLAN Data Portal SP1 update:


Q: How much does the EPLAN Data Portal SP1 update cost?




A: The EPLAN Data Portal SP1 update is free of charge for all users who have a valid license for the EPLAN Platform version 2.9 Service Pack 1 Update 6 or higher. You can download it from [the EPLAN download area](https://www.eplan.com/en/main-guided-installation/guided-installation-platform-2022/single-user-license-initial-installation/installation/download-software.html) using your serial number and your customer number.


Q: How can I check if I have the latest version of the EPLAN Data Portal?




A: You can check if you have the latest version of the EPLAN Data Portal by looking at the version number in the bottom right corner of the user interface. The latest version is 2.9.0.0 (SP1). If you have an older version, you can download and install the update from [the EPLAN download area](https://www.eplan.com/en/main-guided-installation/guided-installation-platform-2022/single-user-license-initial-installation/installation/download-software.html).


Q: How can I get support for the EPLAN Data Portal SP1 update?




A: If you need any support for the EPLAN Data Portal SP1 update or any other EPLAN products or services, you can [contact us](https://www.eplan.com/en/contact/) by phone or email. You can also visit [our website](https://www.eplan.com/) for more information, resources and tutorials. We are always ready to assist you with any technical or non-technical issues you may encounter.


Q: How can I give feedback or suggestions for the EPLAN Data Portal SP1 update?




A: We appreciate your feedback and suggestions for the EPLAN Data Portal SP1 update or any other EPLAN products or services. You can share your opinions and ideas with us by filling out [this online form](https://www.eplan.com/en/feedback/). Your feedback will help us to improve our products and services and to meet your needs and expectations better.


Q: How can I learn more about the EPLAN Data Portal SP1 update or the EPLAN Platform software?




A: If you want to learn more about the EPLAN Data Portal SP1 update or the EPLAN Platform software, you can enroll in [our online training courses](https://www.eplan.com/en/training/). We offer various courses for different levels of expertise and disciplines, such as basic, advanced, expert, electrical engineering, fluid power engineering, etc. You can learn at your own pace and convenience, and get certified by EPLAN. You can also join [our online community](https://www.eplan.com/en/community/) and interact with other EPLAN users and experts, exchange tips and tricks, ask questions and get answers, share your projects and experiences, etc. dcd2dc6462


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