Easy and Efficient Project Planning with Prodok Version 9.0

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A few days ago, the new Version 9.0 of the I&C-CAE-system Prodok with many innovations and new functionalities was released.

A few days ago, the new Version 9.0 of the I&C-CAE-system Prodok was released. Developed by Rösberg of Karlsruhe, Germany, the Prodok I&C-CAE-System is the professional tool of choice for plant constructors and operators who aim for perfection at an affordable price. Rösberg has enjoyed international success for more than 20 years now with its database-based I&C-CAE-system Prodok, which ensures the rational, consistent planning and documentation of automation technology equipment. The functions it provides include basic and functional planning, realization and installation planning, both for new construction projects and for plant alterations and extensions, as well as comprehensive operational support. Prodok was developed specifically by Rösberg’s engineers for use in practical situations, and it has proved its worth worldwide over more than two decades. By its continuous, consistent documentation, Prodok ensures that documentation really does reflect plant reality.

This newest version combines all these proven qualities with many user-friendly functions including a Periodic Inspection Module, a Livedok-ControlCenter (linking it with RÖSBRERG’s complementary e-documentation system Livedok, developed in 2007), a Logic Diagram Editor with extended functionality, a new CAD-Editor, quick-start buttons, and Intrinsic Safety Certificate Management. Prodok 9.0 supports Windows 7. Last but not least, this Prodok version is also available with a Chinese interface.

Periodic Inspection Module
The new Prodok “Periodic Inspection” module provides uncomplicated support in managing the documents required for periodic inspections. Based on safety-relevant objects and inspection sheets, test criteria and testing scenarios can be defined in terms of devices, authorities responsible for the inspection, and freely-definable intervals.

As well as scheduling and testing for safety-relevant objects, users can also define periodic inspections for freely-selected objects from BASIC-Engineering. The objects to be inspected can be positioned in a three-level hierarchy tree.

One logically consistent e-documentation development is the Livedok-ControlCenter, which is the successor to Prodok Livedok-Package administration. The ControlCenter provides a transparent presentation of all the functions needed to administer documentation maintained in Livedok. New functions, from simple synchronization of directories to comparison of current Livedok documentation, round off the new user interface. The integration of documents into e-documentation has also been simplified considerably.

Extended Functionality of the Logic Diagram Editor
To enable users to work faster and more easily with logic diagrams, several new features have been added. Output cross-references which are connected with several inputs are now placed automatically below or beside one another. Where lines do not end at a terminal point but at another line, a ‘soldering point’ is automatically added at the connection site. If wished, lines can be automatically made to run orthogonally. If a logic symbol is placed over a line, the line no longer runs through the symbol but is broken to accommodate it.

New CAD-Editor
BricsCAD can now also be used as an CAD-Editor. The big advantage here is cost-effective purchase. Purchase pays off within half a year. The maintenance charges are also extremely low-cost. The user interface is similar to other CAD-Editors. The CAD-commands are the same as for other editors and BricsCAD is also DWG-compatible

Quick-start Buttons
In the new Prodok version, ‘quick-start buttons’ can be individually defined. These enable fast switching between the various Prodok modules. When activated, the buttons appear on the Prodok program interface. The user can configure their appearance and their arrangement on the Prodok background.

Intrinsic Safety Certificates
In Prodok Version 9.0 various Ex-data can be assigned to one device type. The certificates of conformity are maintained with amendments and different designations, independently of the standard device type.
The Ex-data are also maintained here. It is possible to add a remark to the certificate of conformity. In this way one or more certificates of conformity, with description and designation, can be assigned to one standard device type.

Supports Windows 7
Prodok V9.0 is highly future-oriented and supports the new Microsoft operating system Windows 7, which is considerably faster, more efficient and slimmer than Microsoft’s previous systems.

With the new version of Prodok V9.0 the user is ideally equipped to meet the increasingly stringent demands involved in the international planning and construction of automation components.

About Rösberg

Rösberg Engineering GmbH, founded in Karlsruhe in 1962, offers tailored automation solutions created by nearly 100 employees working at five locations in Germany and two in China. The services it offers include basic and detail engineering for the automation of process and production plants. Rösberg also has extensive project planning and application experience in the use of all usual brands of programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Many companies also put their trust in Rösberg for the configuration, delivery and commissioning of distributed control systems, as a manufacturer-neutral system integrator. A state-of-the-art workshop for the production of customer-specific cabinets completes the service offer.

In the area of information technology, Rösberg has enjoyed international success for more than 20 years with its database-based I&C-CAE-system Prodok. In 2007, Rösberg presented Live-DOK, a system which offers efficient access to electronic plant documentation, and ensures maintenance and consistency of documentation over the whole life cycle of the plant.

For more information about Rösberg, contact roesberg.com


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Evelyn Landgraf
Rösberg Engineering
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