PROnetplan V2 – Network planning software

Plan, visualize, optimise industrial networks.

PROnetplan V2: Network planning software for automation and industry

Manufacturer-neutral planning software for industrial networks

PROnetplan V2 allows the pre-planning of convergent industrial networks based on Industrial Ethernet and PROFINET. PROnetplan V2 focuses in particular on bandwidth planning. As a result, it can be ensured right from the network planning stage that all applications used in the network can communicate smoothly.

Parameters that are taken into account and displayed by PROnetplan V2:

  • Type of application (PROFINET, TCP/IP application)
  • Number of devices / payload
  • Server (communication sink)
  • Data throughput / backplane capacity / required number of ports of the switches used
  • Bandwidth / network load for each connection
  • Update times of the cyclic devices (e.g. with PROFINET)
  • Required number of ports
  • Available line depth
  • Uni- / bidirectional communication, broadcast
Network plan software PROnetplan V2: Topology plan / network overviewCreation via drag-and-drop
Network planning software PROnetplan V2: Display of free portsImportant details at a glance
Network Planning Software PROnetplan V2 : Network Connections Detail ViewDetailed view of connections

The advantages at a glance:

  • Convenient network planning via drag-and-drop
    Create or edit network components and connections in seconds
  • Intuitive network load pre-planning without unnecessarily complicated technical specifications
    User-friendly planning with freely selectable components without manufacturer restrictions
  • Planning of copper, fibre-optic and WLAN-based network connections
    Simulate cable routes and dimensioning in advance
  • Creation of communication relationships between components
    Visualise and plan data volume based on device-specific communication paths

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Licensing system – briefly explained

Purchase version
With a device-based user licence (workstation licence), PROnetplan V2 can be installed on a terminal device (PC, laptop, tablet) and used on it by any user.

Demo version
Create your test network (up to 10 devices) and discover the most important functions for network creation and parameter calculation - free of charge.

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System requirements

PROnetplan V2 can be used under the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft® Windows® Vista, 7, 8, 10

Hardware requirements:

  • Intel Atom 800 Mhz or better
  • 1GB RAM or better
  • Min. 400MB hard disk space

PROnetplan V2: Features and benefits in detail

Practice-oriented network load planning in the topology view

Dimension network resources precisely in advance

Optimise your new PROFINET or Industrial Ethernet network already during the planning phase. With PROnetplan V2, the planning software for automation and industry, you can conveniently plan and calculate industrial networks in the topology view. With maximum clarity, you can make the best possible use of your network resources and plan required reserves in a targeted manner. Thanks to PROnetplan V2, professional bandwidth management becomes intuitive and user-friendly for planners.

PROnetplan V2: user-friendly network load planning in the topology viewClick to enlarge

Create and calculate communication relationships

Pre-plan connections between devices - Visualise data flows in the network

With PROnetplan V2 you can pre-plan all relevant data connections between network devices very easily. All data line paths can be created by drag-and-drop and configured with just a few clicks. PROnetplan V2 simulates the expected network loads per partial connection on the basis of the created line paths. This allows you to understand and optimise the application-specific communication volume between different devices.

Selectable communication parameters:

Data source / target

Communication type (uni- / bidirectional)

Application type (PROFINET, TCP/IP)

Line type (copper, fibre optic, WLAN)

Average data rate (bps)

Payload (package size)

Update rate (PROFINET only)

Bandwidth of the line type (10/100/1000 Mbps)

PROnetplan V2: Network planning software - plan network load and communication relationshipsClick to enlarge

User-friendly device catalogue according to classes

Manufacturer-neutral and customisable - without complicated device details

PROnetplan V2 software is designed to simplify your network planning. Instead of countless technical details, PROnetplan V2 only requires network load-relevant device specifications. This allows you to plan your new network in a manufacturer-neutral way and create devices of your choice with minimal effort.

How it works:

  1. Select device class
    Simply select the desired device class by clicking
  2. Place device via drag-and-drop
    Place the desired device in the desired location
  3. Customise device attributes (manufacturer-neutral)
    Define network load-relevant properties (type of application, payload, etc.)
  4. Create data connections with a click...DONE

Currently selectable and customisable unit classes:


 TCP/IP-based devices

 PROFINET Controller 

 Uplink / Cloud

► I/O-Device

 Network Management System

PROnetplan V2: Network planning software - participants via drag-and-dropClick to enlarge

Further Features

Device list - All network devices at a glance

In addition to the topology view, you can display all network components and devices used as a list. This gives you a compact overview of all the necessary components of your planned network at any time.

Export / print function - including personalisatio

Export your network plans as a PDF file. Or print out your network project on paper. For an optimal presentation, you can add additional information as well as your company logo to your planning documentation.

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