Software for electrical projects in 2D / 3D
A new electrical CAD solution specific designed to increase the collaboration between electrical and mechanical departments.
What is elecworks™?
It is a 2D CAE tool that enables electrical designers and automation experts to create automation and electrical installation projects. It has a module within PTC® Creo® to share same data base enabling creation of 3D installation or panels mechanical views.
Does elecworks™ work within PTC® Creo®?
Yes, it is called elecworks™ for PTC® Creo®
What is elecworks™ for PTC® Creo®?
It lets you realize 3D assemblies and/or cabinets, insert 3D parts, project terminal strips…with real time consistency checking and updates. 2D native DWG files are automatically generated to complete project documentation.
It enables cabinet and/or machine 3D wiring, with optimization and wire length calculation.
Does elecworks™ require PTC® Creo® to operate?
elecworks™ is standalone and creates 2D views schematics’ and reports; hence there is no PTC® Creo® required to that end.
If there is a need to create a 3D layout / panel then yes elecworks™ requires PTC® Creo®.
Is it possible to use ONLY elecworks™ for PTC® Creo® module?
Any elecworks™ module within PTC® Creo® requires at least one elecworks™ license to operate or otherwise access to its data. All required components data (from parts to their connections) are taken from unique database generated from 2D schematics.
How does elecworks interface with PTC® Creo®?
All elecworks™ modules for PTC® Creo® or elecworks™, interface between programs real time with shared elecworks™ data. There is no need to create or update any file. Changes reflect on-line in real time.
What files format are used by elecworks™?
elecworks™ saves all its drawing files in DWG format; elecworks™ for PTC® Creo® saves in native PTC® Creo® asm & prt formats. Data base is unique SQL format. elecworks™ can open without requiring conversion any DWG file up to rel. 2016.
Is elecworks™ hardware lock protected?
No, it is not. elecworks™ is designed so that it can be used and managed 100% digitally. It only requires activation codes to run.
Can multiple users work with same elecworks™ project?
Yes of course, elecworks™ is a real multi-user software by design. It enables multiple users concurrently working on same project. real-time data update continues operating showing projects progress to all users. This also applies to elecworks™ users operating within PTC® Creo®, they also view changes as they occur.
Can we integrate elecworks™ within our IT system?
Yes, you certainly can. All data are saved within MS SQL server data base enabling easy standard procedures to link to it. It also has for convenience a standard feature called ERP link enabling seamless external data base mapping.
Can we integrate elecworks™ with PTC® Windchill®?
Yes, you certainly can. There is an elecworks specialist module for PLM integration enabling PTC® Windchill® to exchange data in automatic way. Setup customisation is required.
What happens if a drawing file is lost or corrupted?
Although it is unlikely to happen, you would not even notice. Because elecworks™ is a real engineering tool aimed at projects design and all its data are saved within SQL data base, drawing file would automatically be created.
Can we import legacy DWG files into elecworks™?
Yes, you can. There is a special wizard that guides you and enables “intelligent” re-use of AutoCAD files within elecworks™. There is no need to process DWG files for viewing or archiving purposes exclusively.
Can we reuse AutoCAD Electrical files into elecworks?
Yes, you can. There is a special wizard that guides you and enables “intelligent” re-use of AutoCAD Electrical files within elecworks™. There is no need to process DWG files for viewing or archiving purposes exclusively.
We already have PTC® Creo® Schematics, is elecworks™ different?
Yes, definitively elecworks™ adds other dimensions more electrical specialist: terminals, PLCs automation & optimization, cross-referencing notions and panels layout concepts amongst others.
elecworks™ does link AUTOMATICALLY with PTC® Creo® mechanical views and wire up according to schematics. elecworks™ for PTC® Creo® connects automatically for you within your 3D view.