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EiPlan-outside - Create KNX projects easily

The well-known ETS app EiPlan is now also available in a stand-alone version.

"EiPlan-outside" can be used independently of the ETS for planning KNX projects. It is easily installed on Windows 10 and is 100% compatible with the ETS App version EiPlan5.

EiPlan-outside can take over and edit projects and devices from ETS app EiPlan5 or create new projects.


EiPlan-outside is therefore particularly suitable for planning offices to expand the planning workplaces without additional ETS licenses.

EiPlan-outside is also suitable for private individuals who want to plan the KNX system for their home without buying an ETS. You then hand over the generated file to your electrician, who imports it into the ETS and implements the project.


EiPlan-outside is an automatic program generator based on layout input.

Graphical prints of floor plans, distribution plans and circuit diagrams significantly improve the overview and can be printed directly with EiPlan-outside.

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  • You import floor plans from Windows image files or drawings.
  • They mark the outlines of the rooms.
  • -> EiPlan-outside creates the building structure for the ETS.
  • They place consumers, lamps and sockets in the floor plan.
  • -> EiPlan-outside creates the group addresses for the ETS.
  • You create distributors and place KNX devices and fuses in them.
  • You press the Auto-Connect button.
  • -> EiPlan-outside connects your consumers with the actuators.
  • They place KNX devices in the rooms and occupy the switchers.
  • -> EiPlan-outside connects the group addresses with the switch rockers.

The entire ETS project creation happens automatically in the background. You can print graphics and lists with EiPlan-outside.

EiPlan-outside saves a visu. xml file. These can be imported into an empty ETS project with EiPlan5 or EI-Import and then further processed with the ETS - with and without EiPlan.


EiPlan-outside is a Windows10 program. It can be installed as a free demo version with one click via the download request. Already with the demo you can read layouts and plan your electrical installation. The building structure and the group addresses for the ETS are generated. Printing and saving is possible.

In the second step, you can add and connect KNX devices. The full version is required for this because the demo version only allows 5 devices to be tested. You can use KNX sample devices or virtual devices created with the EiPlan app.

Virtual devices

With EiPlan-outside you can create virtual KNX devices. These are placeholders for the KNX manufacturer devices. You can plan your project without having to commit to a KNX manufacturer.

Import into the ETS

For realization and commissioning, the project must be imported into the ETS. The virtual devices are replaced by KNX manufacturer devices. The import requires an ETS5 with EiPlan app or EI import app.

ETS5 Professional or ETS Lite

The ETS-Lite is a limited to 20 devices ETS5, but is quite cheap.

Since EiPlan-outside can disassemble large ETS projects into individual areas, a low-priced ETS Lite for commissioning is usually sufficient.

The 3 programs ETS-Lite, EI-Import and EiPlan-outside together cost only 550. - €, are easy to use and thus enable the layout-based creation of even larger KNX projects at a low price.

price list

EiPlan-outside is free as demo version.

The full version requires a license, which you can order directly from Nautibus engineering here. The license allows you to use it on several PCs at one location of your company. The price is 215. - € + VAT.

The ETS-Lite and the ETS APP EI-Import are available in the KNX online shop.

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