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Using Electrical Content Portal

Electrical Content Portal (ECP) is where you can download content, such as symbols, manufacturer parts, cable references, and files for 2D layouts. A specific dockable panel displays the ECP interface. It lets you download content and automatically unarchive it into the respective libraries.


The subscription allows you to download more content (symbols and 2D footprints). Without the subscription, you can only download manufacturer parts and cable references.

Using the dockable panel or the website

ECP is available in two interfaces. You can open it in your default web navigator or a specific dockable panel.


To open ECP in your web navigator, use the following:


Menu: Help > Online content

Menu: Library > Cable reference management > Online content

Menu: Library > Manufacturer part management > Online content


To open ECP in the dockable panel, use the following:


Dockable panel: ECP


You must have an account on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. Use your credentials to connect the ECP application.

Downloading a catalog

1.     You can search a reference, or a catalog by using the Search command in the main interface. You can also navigate to the Catalogs tab to find the required catalog.

2.     After your search, click the required catalog to display its content.

3.     Click the specific icon to download the catalog content.

Unarchiving the downloads

If you download content from the ECP website, the archive files are stored in the Windows Download folder. Use the Unarchive Environment command to add the content in the respective libraries.

If you use the ECP dockable panel, a new icon appears at the bottom of the panel. If you click it, a selection dialog box opens, allowing you to use the unarchive wizard. If you double-click the icon, you automatically unarchive the content in the respective libraries.

Sending a request

The ECP interface allows you to send a request for manufacturer parts or symbols which are not in the libraries.

Your request will be reviewed by our Service and we do not guarantee will provide you the data.

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