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Intuitive Creation of Circuit Diagrams

Pneumatic circuit diagrams can be easily created using the intuitive software.

Pneumatic circuit diagrams can be easily created using the intuitive software.

Free software from Rexroth makes it easy for new and experienced users to create pneumatic circuit diagrams in compliance with standards

  • Intuitive operation
  • No CAD knowledge required
  • Calculation of air consumption via circuit diagram software

The days when designers drew circuit diagrams with a ruler and pencil are long gone. Thanks to modern software, the process has become both faster and more reliable. Rexroth's D&C Scheme Editor 4.0 software makes it particular easy to create pneumatic circuit diagrams and can also be linked with documentation and the order process.

Even new users without any CAD knowledge can create a standard circuit diagram with the D&C Scheme Editor 4.0 in a few minutes and print it out as a PDF. A comprehensive pneumatic symbol library is at the core of the tool. The user clicks on the symbols in the library, drags them to a worksheet, and then simply links them to create a circuit diagram. The result: even complex pneumatic circuit diagrams that comply with standards and ensure safety during system construction, commissioning, and maintenance.

Components from Bosch Rexroth's online pneumatics catalog can also be easily transferred to a circuit diagram in the Scheme Editor 4.0 with just a few mouse clicks. Another plus in practical application is an option to first draw a system draft and then easily and intuitively add cylinders, suction grippers, or other pneumatic components using a link to the online calculation tools from Bosch Rexroth. To give you an overview of energy consumption, the Scheme Editor 4.0 also includes a calculation of the required air for the designed pneumatic system.

Regularly used symbols are included in the "Favorites" folder and are thus immediately visible for future use. Valve units, maintenance units, or cylinder/valve combinations that have been created with the online configurator can also be taken over in the circuit diagram as pneumatic symbols. At the same time, the user receives complete documentation of the unit as a PDF, along with 2D and 3D CAD images, available for download.

If part and item numbers, as well as accessories, are assigned to the individual components in a circuit diagram, the Scheme Editor 4.0 will create a parts list, as required. The user can then directly start the order process – in short: documentation, ordering, and administration the easy way.

The software is available in German and English and is compatible with Microsoft operating systems. Interested parties can download the Scheme Editor and associated documentation free-of-charge from the Internet at The online calculation tools are available independently of the Scheme Editor at

Bosch Rexroth AG is one of the world’s leading specialists in the field of drive and control technologies. Under the Rexroth brand name, the company supplies more than 500,000 customers with tailored solutions for driving, controlling, and moving. Bosch Rexroth is a partner for Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, Factory Automation and Renewable Energies. The company provides customized solutions tailored to the needs and specifications of each individual market. As The Drive & Control Company, Bosch Rexroth develops, produces, and sells components and systems in over 80 countries. As part of the Bosch Group, Bosch Rexroth and its 38,400 associates generated approximately 6.4 billion euros in revenue in 2011.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. According to preliminary figures, more than 300,000 associates generated sales of 51.4 billion euros in the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology in fiscal 2011. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent more than 4 billion euros for research and development in 2011, and applied for over 4,100 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.

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