“When doing script or API development in Eplan P8, it is important to determine the internal name of the different settings that can be set by script or API. Unfortunately, out of the box those settings names are not visible to the user.

In order to obtain the name, or path, of settings, we must set a “hidden” boolean setting to true. Once we do that, we can then right click (almost) any setting in the Settings dialog, copy the path to the clipboard, and paste it in our code.

Please see this video for a demonstration.

The script is available for download here.

In a later post and video, I’ll show how to actually put that script to good use to develop our own scripts.