How to Plan and Document Switchgear with Hager Planungssoftware Elcom 5.1

If you are a professional electrician, planner or switchgear builder who needs to design, order and document switchgear with ease and efficiency, you might want to consider using Hager Planungssoftware Elcom 5.1. This software is a powerful tool that allows you to create circuit diagrams, select suitable cabinet enclosures, generate parts lists and price calculations, and produce installation and wiring plans.

In this article, we will show you how to use Hager Planungssoftware Elcom 5.1 to plan and document switchgear in a few simple steps.

Step 1: Download and Install Hager Planungssoftware Elcom 5.1

The first step is to download and install Hager Planungssoftware Elcom 5.1 on your PC. You can get the software from the official website of Hager[^1^]. The software is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 operating systems. You will need at least 1 GHz processor, 512 MB RAM and 700 MB free disk space to run the software. You will also need administrator rights to install or uninstall the software.

Note that Hager Planungssoftware Elcom 5.1 is no longer available as a 30-day trial version and has been officially replaced by hagercad[^2^], which offers more features and functions. However, if you are an existing customer of Elcom, you will have received a voucher code for a free license generation of the full version of hagercad.expert[^2^]. If you have any questions, you can contact the technical application consulting team or send an email to beratung@hager.de.

Step 2: Create a New Project


Step 1: Download and Install Hager Planungssoftware Elcom 5.1

Once you have installed the software, you can launch it and create a new project. You can choose between tabular or graphical view to enter your project data. You can also import data from other sources such as Excel or CAD files. You can specify the project name, customer name, address, contact person, project number, date and other details.

You can then define the switchgear type, size, configuration, voltage level, protection class, enclosure material and other parameters. You can also select the components that you want to include in your switchgear such as circuit breakers, contactors, relays, transformers, meters, etc. You can use the built-in database of Hager products or add your own custom products.

Step 3: Generate Circuit Diagrams


Step 2: Create a New Project

After defining your switchgear parameters and components, you can generate circuit diagrams automatically or manually with Hager Planungssoftware Elcom 5.1. The software will check for errors and warnings and suggest corrections if needed. You can also edit the circuit diagrams by adding symbols, texts, labels, connections, etc. You can use the predefined macros or create your own macros for common circuits.

You can also view the circuit diagrams in different formats such as single-line diagram (SLD), multi-line diagram (MLD), function diagram (FD) or wiring diagram (WD). You can print or export the circuit diagrams as PDF or DWG files.

Step 4: Select Cabinet Enclosures


Step 3: Generate Circuit Diagrams

The next step is to select suitable cabinet enclosures for your switchgear from the Hager product range or from other manufacturers. The software will automatically suggest the optimal enclosure size based on your switchgear dimensions and components. You can also adjust the enclosure size manually if needed.

You can then place your components inside the enclosure using drag-and-drop or automatic placement functions. The software will show you the available space and mounting options for each component. You can also rotate, move or delete components as needed.

Step 5: Generate Parts Lists and Price Calculations


Step 4: Select Cabinet Enclosures

Once you have completed your switchgear design and layout, you can generate parts lists and price calculations with Hager Planungssoftware Elcom 5.1. The software will automatically create a detailed list of all components used in your switchgear along with their quantities, prices and descriptions. You can also add additional items such as cables, connectors, accessories