Desktop Engineering has selected EPLAN Platform 2.4 as its Editor’s Pick of the Week for September 24, 2014. EPLAN Platform 2.4 integrates the EPLAN suite of process-oriented engineering solutions for electrical and mechanical engineering design, documentation, process and project planning from EPLAN Software & Service.

Desktop Engineering editor at large Anthony J. Lockwood explains that EPLAN is intended to help users meet the engineering challenges of the wired world across electrical engineering, automation, fluid engineering, mechatronics or complex process, production and control projects.

According to Lockwood, the EPLAN Platform serves to integrate the applications suite by providing consistent, accurate data throughout product development and production. While the widely deployed EPLAN Electric P8 finds application in electrical project planning, documentation and management; EPLAN Harness proD is used for wire harness design, enclosure layout, preplanning of machines and plants, and the design and documentation of circuits in fluid power installations.

Lockwood adds that the 2.4 release delivers greater engineering process efficiency, more so with its availability in a 64-bit version.

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Managing editor Jamie Gooch comments that Desktop Engineering covers MCAD, simulation and analysis, reverse engineering, and rapid technologies for design engineers and engineering management, focussing on computer technologies that enable 3D modelling and simulation.