The name RUPLAN as a synonym for "computer-aided drafting" marks the first CAD system ever. The former AEG Software GmbH launched it onto the market in 1983. Since 1997, the system has been part of the AUCOTEC portfolio and has been consistently further developed. For example, into the first engineering software that was able to implement the international standard DIN-EN 81346.
An important factor in the success of RUPLAN is the distribution through the energy supply sector: no other system has maintained similar customer proximity over the decades. The utilities working group ("EVU-Arbeitskreis") of AUCOTEC experts and a large number of users from the energy industry has significantly shaped the development of the software and is still taking it forward today. Since the turn of the millennium, the focus of RUPLAN development has been on increasing efficiency in the documentation process.
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For over three decades RUPLAN has been successful in the market as a well-engineered, highly efficient tool for the production of electrical documentation, primarily in the utilities sector. Its standardized symbols in the Basic Symbol Library (Basis-Symbol-Bibliothek BSB) developed based on the DKE master file specially created for the Deutsche Kommission für Elektrotechnik in accordance with DIN EN 60617. They are now the basis of both the RUPLAN symbol library and for the symbols in the power version of Engineering Base.
Right from the beginning, ELCAD has been data-compatible version by version and represents long-term security of investment. The entire operating philosophy is focused on intuition and efficiency.