Design services

Make your work easier as well as safer with practical tools from Festo that handle routine tasks for you and allow CAD data to be integrated directly into your design software. EPLAN macros simplify and speed up your electrical designs, and FluidDraw lets you quickly create electrical and pneumatic circuit diagrams.

The right tools for every product

You will find more free resources and software tools to simplify the design process in the Festo product area. Together with detailed product information (including tools for sizing, simulation and selection), the appropriate CAD and ECAD data is assigned to every product by part number or order code.

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Quick Search Plus – find product information quickly

The digital version of our complete catalogue is a smart software package that combines all online tools and Windows tools from Festo under one roof. You receive online access to all product information including CAD data, marking of components of the Core Range, etc. The shopping basket and our tools for selection and sizing are just a click away. Available on Windows 7 and higher.

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CAD data and models directly in the catalogue

You can find the relevant CAD data and CAD models for the products directly in the catalogue. Simply click on the CAD icon and select the file in the desired format. With the practical insert function, you can immediately transfer models online to your CAD system without having to save them temporarily. This requires the installation of the Java Runtime Environment 6 or higher and the CAD system must be installed on the local computer.

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Festo Design Tool 3D – configuring modules

With this 3D product configurator, you can create modules using Festo products quickly, accurately and intuitively in your CAD format. This ensures that components and accessories are compatible, you work with straightforward bills of materials, and end up with clear documentation. And, last but not least, you can also order the module directly and, if required, fully pre-assembled. The tool generates a separate order code for this.

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PARTdataManager – all the CAD data in 2D/3D

With this comprehensive stand-alone tool, you have 2D and 3D models for more than 33,000 products at your fingertips quickly and easily – in 45 CAD formats and with interfaces to popular design programs. This works with a simple full-text search as well as with a geometric search based on an imported 3D model. The PARTdataManager can be used with or without a connection to the product catalogue on DVD. The included online update function keeps you up to date at all times.

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Festo plug-in for your CAD system

Access all the CAD data from Festo directly from your design software. The free plug-in works with a wide range of CAD programs, from AutoCAD to SolidWorks. It will appear in the software as an additional selection menu. This allows you to model components quickly, use your own system templates and configure custom interfaces.

Version 05/2023 and above

The Festo plug-ins for CAD systems can be selected during the installation of Festo PARTdataManager.

Version 2022

The Festo plug-ins for CAD systems are included in the installation of Festo PARTdataManager 2022 and only need to be activated.

  • To activate the Festo CAD plug-ins, open PARTadmin using the "Update via Internet" button.
  • Restart PARTadmin with administrator rights.
  • Select the category "CAD Integration" and activate the interface and the CAD plug-in.
  • Start your CAD system and take full advantage of the seamless integration of Festo CAD data.

Find out more about activating the CAD plug-ins in this video.

EPLAN macros – design made easy

We provide EPLAN macros for more than 38,000 of our products in 21 languages in order to create electrical circuit diagrams in the CAE software EPLAN Electric P8 and fluid engineering circuit diagrams in EPLAN Fluid.

Individual macros on the EPLAN Data Portal
Individual macros for Festo products can be conveniently found in the EPLAN Data Portal using the relevant part number or type code:
Festo products in the EPLAN Data Portal

Complete EPLAN projects for complex products
The manual documentation of a complex product like a valve terminal is time-consuming and can lead to mistakes. In order to simplify and speed up this process, Festo provides a web service that automatically generates a correctly configured EPLAN project from the individual configuration of a product with the order code:
Schematic solution in the Festo App World

Easy-to-understand video tutorials on our YouTube channel explain the process:
1. Generating an EPLAN valve terminal project in the Festo App World
2. Integrating the valve terminal project into an existing project design
3. Connecting the valve terminal and assigning functions

You can download the sample documents here:
Supporting documents as examples for the video tutorials

FluidDraw – intelligent circuit diagram creation

FluidDraw is an indispensable design software for electrical and pneumatic circuit diagrams that makes it easier to plan complete systems as well as implement individual components. When using the software, you can access the Festo catalogue as well as imported databases and work with DIN-compliant symbol libraries, evaluation functions and assembly plans. The result is reliable, complete and standardised circuit diagrams.

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Drilling templates for valve terminals

Here’s a handy resource: in addition to the CAD model, the online catalogue also includes drilling templates in 2D and 3D CAD format for mounting Festo valve terminals. We offer this service for our CPX, MPA, VTSA and VTSA-F series.

You will find drilling templates in the expert knowledge for the relevant product.

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