Electrical Panel Design in EPLAN: Custom Symbols, Tips and Tricks

Master your electrical design skill in EPLAN by learning symbol libraries management, custom symbols, layer management, and functions that will help you to work more efficiently. 11 lessons in 1h 3m total course length.

Course Description

DISCLAIMER: Please note that this is not an official EPLAN course. For official training and certification as well as for the purchase of EPLAN software contact the manufacturer of the software.

This course is the intermediate level on EPLAN Electric P8. In this short but intense course we will cover the following sections/functions in EPLAN:

  1. Symbols and symbol libraries: everything you need to know about custom symbols in EPLAN
  2. Layer management in EPLAN: what layers in EPLAN can do for us in the real-world
  3. How to be more effective when working in EPLAN
  4. Bonus lecture: very interesting way to tag cables (a requirement from some customers)

Course Summary

  1. New custom symbol in an existing symbol library (IEC_Symbol)
  2. New symbol library and new symbol in this library
  3. New variant of a symbol
  4. Import / Export symbols (Symbol exchange between symbol libraries)
  5. Most important tip when working with custom symbol libraries
  6. Layer management
  7. How to work efficiently in EPLAN
  8. How to tag cables – special case (requirement from some customers)
  9. A pump (electric motor) needs a possible phase switch – how to represent that?
  10. Cable core spares – what to do with them in a circuit diagram – two options

Who Is This Course For

Everyone who wants to work in EPLAN Electric P8


Eplan Electric P8 software (any version, including Eplan Education)f charge)


Please note that Ivan is not a certified trainer for EPLAN products nor EPLAN partner. Video courses by Ivan Vidovic presented on EEP Academy that are demonstrating how to work in the Eplan Electric P8 computer program are solely his work and are not endorsed nor approved nor certified by the manufacturer of the aforementioned computer program. EEP Academy does not sell EPLAN products nor is an official representative of EPLAN company or EPLAN products.

For the purchase of the aforementioned computer program and/or for official training on how to use this computer program and/or for official certification and/or for official support contact the owner/manufacturer of the aforementioned computer program which is: EPLAN Software & Service GmbH & Co. KG, An der alten Ziegelei 2, DE – 40789 Monheim am Rhein.

About Instructor

Ivan Vidovic

Ivan is a graduated electrical engineer with 10 years of professional experience in the electrical design of various industrial automation systems: automotive industry (Daimler, VW, etc.), and process industry (TEVA, Coca-Cola, Lactalis, etc.). Professional experience in Oil & Energy, Food & Beverages, dairy factories, chemical industry, Automotive (car body manufacturing - Karosserierohbau and industrial paint shops - Lackieranlagen). International working experience (Germany, Norway, Sweden, Russia, China). I have been working in EPLAN since 2010, since version 1.9. Eplan Electric P8 Advanced User Certificate.

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Course Includes

  • 4 Lessons
  • 11 Topics
  • Course Certificate
  • Lifetime Access