VOLKSWAGEN 2D and 3D view Projects

VW group extends their standard libraries to 3D with EPLAN

Author: Nigel Grant

Just a few clicks and then begin placing components right away? Admittedly that sounds good, and for Volkswagen suppliers it is no longer a dream, but a reality.

VASS - 2D and 3D view of standing enclosure

Volkswagen now also provides its suppliers with 3D data based on Eplan Pro Panel in the VASS standard libraries.

VASS (Volkswagen Audi Seat Skoda) is a standard that has been updated to version 2.9 of Eplan in the new release. This means that complete digital twins of control cabinets and the components installed in them can now be mapped.

So far, only 2D representations from Eplan Electric P8  were stored in the standard. Suppliers benefit from the fully developed design templates provided by Volkswagen as the basis for faster, high-quality design, manufacture and commissioning of the systems.

Bidirectional data exchange

Additional plus: The extension of the article and project data to include essential information from the control technology creates a complete bidirectional data exchange between EPLAN (hardware construction) and the Siemens TIA portal (software project engineering) using the AML interface.

Rittal, with its large cabinets and small housings, like Eplan, has also been part of the group standard for many years. In the current release, the VASS V6 library provides fully prepared reference cabinets in 3D based on the new Rittal VX25 cabinet system.

Automated manufacturing processes

Daniel Graeser Department of Manufacturing Automation and Digital Production at Volkswagen

Daniel Gräser, Department of Manufacturing Automation and Digital Production at Volkswagen, is certain:

“With the expansion of the VASS standard to include the latest engineering and software aspects from Eplan and the latest system technology from Rittal , we are ideally supporting our suppliers in implementing digital and automated manufacturing processes. At the same time, we are adding an important building block on the path we have started towards the digital factory."



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