new release archelios pro 15.2

New version Archelios Pro 15.2 for more flexible and precise sizing

The new version of Archelios Pro is now available online, from 24th September 2015. This release presents many changes so as to achieve a more accurate and flexible sizing. This version Archelios pro 15.2 thus meets the expectations of users looking for full control of their projects’ release archelios pro 15.2

This Archelios pro 15.2 version includes significant improvements related to the SketchUp plugin as well as new information provided for the sizing of inverters:

Through the plugin SketchUp, the user can adjust its simulation parameters to adjust very precisely the sizing of the modules or the inverters. A new “manual configuration” wizard embedded in the SketchUp plugin allows the user to choose directly a given configuration (the inverter reference, the number of inverters, the number of strings, the number of modules by string). This is particularly useful for modeling projects which have been configured externally, for instance on the sizing tools provided by inverters’ manufacturers.

A new tool of the SketchUp plugin displays information on the calculated solar potential (irradiation) for each module in kWh per m2 per year.

The sizing visual wizards now displays numeric values. These more specific information aim at helping the users in their design process. The new apparent indicators of validity are as follows: the open circuit voltage, the voltage at the maximum power point, the short circuit current and the Inverter Rated Power over Array Peak Power  (uoc, umpp, isc, Pinv/Peak ratio).

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New elecworks 2016 effectiveness in your electrical projects

Discover what’s new in elecworks 2016

Available in September 2015, the new version of elecworks 2016 includes new features and enhancements with the clear objective to continue increasing productivity, and streamline the design process of electrical engineering and automation experts.

For more information about the new features in 2016 version, you can check software help.

You can find new features in major areas:

1. User interface
2. Project
3. Reports
4. Connections


New options built into the user interface to speed up the design of electrical projects

Resources Panel: centralized access to functions

It has enabled a new resources panel where the user can access the generic functions commonly used in any project, providing quick access.
Functions integrated in the panel are: creating a new project, direct access to Electrical Content Portal (ECP), search items, sample projects or license manager access.

Properties Panel: Display the properties of the elements quickly

The new properties panel will display the properties of one or more items of the same type quickly and in an organized manner.
Like any properties panel, editing the data in bulk is allowed. This panel is available to any electrical entity represented graphically in elecworks.

Nuevos paneles de propiedades y recursos en elecworks 2016


New features and enhancements for an integrated project management

Detailed paste: ease in managing elements

Detailed paste facilitates the insertion of an item or group of items in the project, associating them to existing ones or creating new items.
Their agile use facilitates cross-reference assignment between, for example, power and control circuits. Among the mapping options in the detailed paste we found the association of components to locations, functions or even the wire styles, which will be included in the new entities, improving the methodology and project development in a controlled and secure way.

Special paste for a faster design in elecworks 2016

Component Assignment: association and evaluation of symbols

This new command saves time in the design stage of the project to speed up the allocation of several symbols that are in the same scheme, to an existing component in the project. elecworks will analyse whether the type of selected elements correspond with the same classification of the destination component evaluating the association between them. For example the association between a terminal and a PLC is not allowed.

Symbols allocation to components now faster in elecworks 2016

Project macros: project automation and standardization

In the elecworks version 2016 the new feature “macro project” saves a set of drawings, existing inside in the same project for later use in another book or in another project.
These macros can then be inserted into a book or project, facilitating the creation of modular projects and standardization and industrialization of the same.

Project macros for a great standardization of the project in elecworks 2016

Project Snapshots

This new feature saves a project in its current state, you can make many snapshots of a project as needed. Allows backup generation of a project and its subsequent recovery. This helps in keeping a history of the project and facilitates the generation of modular projects.

Snapshots can be scheduled automatically save the project under different conditions such as when a book has been verified, or manually modified at any time. It includes a reminder tool to alert the user, from time to time, about the need for a snapshot.
Snapshots are saved in .tewzip format and can be retrieved at any time as if it were a project.

Project snapshots options in elecworks 2016

In this version the selection, copy and paste more than one book from a single project, has been improved, with more choice to control the paste process.

Book protection for specific users

New rights for users and profiles, such as editing books per user profile.

Formula Manager, new tabs and formula test results feature

The new formula manager can achieve complex numbering by insertion of mathematical functions and custom formulas, the results of which may be tested before implementation.

Formula manager and test in elecworks 2016

Translation: a single file glossary with as many languages as defined in elecworks

The glossary has been unified, increasing the number of available languages. Up to 39 languages per project in a unique translation database are now available, these can be used in new or existing projects.


Get the information you need at all times in an intuitive way

Filters in reports

The new filtering options in the different reports provide specific reports in an agile, simple and intuitive way. These filters are located to be easily visible by the user and adjusted to the content of the report.

New filters in reports to get more detailed documentation in elecworks 2016


Define real connections more quickly

Graphic order of the connections in the schema

This new command provides the graphical display of the wiring order in the scheme, as defined in the database, so that the user can define and see without further steps or other additional documentation, graphically, the source and destination of the connections between components, using the nodal indicators.

Graphic cabling order PCP elecworks 2016

New setting for wiring optimization depending on the 2D cabinet

A new parameter used in optimizing the wiring, allows establishment of the sense of the sweep of components in the cabinet when connecting the different components.

New parameter to optimize the wire cabling in elecworks 2016

Customers with active subscription can download this new version from the support area of Trace Software .
You can see the full list of new features and improvements in version 2016 from the program’s help, accessible from the Help menu or by pressing the F1 key.

New elecworks 2016 effectiveness in your electrical projects

elecworks 2016, agility and effectiveness in your projects

The new release of elecworks 2016, which will be launched during the month of September 2015, includes new and enhanced features in order to increase productivity. These improvements, essentially based on four main areas: agility, automation, standardization and quality improvement, following with the Trace Software International philosophy in developing flexible, intuitive, efficient and optimal solutions.

Greater agility in designing your projects

New options such as the enhanced feature of special paste, among other features focused in this section, provides the user to design with greater speed and agility. This feature allows different allocation options, from selection of location, function, cables, terminal strips, PLC and components, or wire styles. Options included in this section provide users with greater speed and agility in designing, improving the methodology and project development.

Special paste for a faster design in elecworks 2016

Optimum project standardization

If elecworks already had the option to do custom macros of circuits, in this new version we have added the possibility to save a set of drawings as a macro, a document book or the whole project can be saved for later use inside other projects or books. With the Project Macros, users have a powerful tool for standardization of their projects, based on modular projects creation to facilitate industrialization and application of economies of scale.

Project macros for a great standardization of the project in elecworks 2016

More detailed documentation

Thanks to a series of new filters included in the reports area, the user can get more detailed documentation, without the need for long SQL instructions. Showing only the information required in the project documentation. Thus obtaining a more accurate and precise documentation according to the needs of each project.

New filters in reports to get more detailed documentation in elecworks 2016

Process automation

elecworks 2016 includes a graphic cabling order with nodal indicator automatically, without additional documentation, in order to make the physical implementation of the project faster when it should proceed with the manufacturing. It saves time from avoiding consulting different sources of information.

Graphic cabling order PCP elecworks 2016

Customers with active subscription can download the new version from the support area of Trace Software.
Without subscription? Contact us and benefit from increased productivity.

DesignSpark Electrical

RS Components develops a partnership with Trace Group to release its new electrical CAD software

The global distributor for engineers has launched DesignSpark Electrical, free software for electrical design engineers that integrates a smart electrical component library powered by Trace Software and TraceParts

Saint-Romain, France, 8 September 2015 – RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), has selected Group Trace (Trace Software and TraceParts), as the exclusive partner to develop a new CAD software and to seamlessly integrate an electrical component library of over 250,000 part numbers. DesignSpark Electrical is now available for free download and targets electrical design engineers, especially those not already using electrical CAD tools.

One of the most important criteria when selecting an electrical CAD software is how long it takes to get the most out of it. The intuitive and user-friendly interface of DesignSpark Electrical really allows any electrical design professional to become familiar with the software in a very short period of time”, explains Glenn Jarrett, Global Head of Product Marketing at RS.

With DesignSpark PCB (launched in 2010) and DesignSpark Mechanical (released in 2013), RS, along with US trading arm Allied Electronics, already provides free professional design software tools to its customers and wanted to add a CAD tool for customers involved in electrical design projects to the existing DesignSpark suite.

Developed in conjunction with Trace Software International, a leading provider of electrical design and calculation software, DesignSpark Electrical enables engineers to save time, reduce operational costs, enhance productivity, increase design reuse and standardize working methods in electrical and automation projects. DesignSpark Electrical is also the result of the integration of specific product data for the electrical market with specific electrical CAD software with advanced design features.

DesignSpark Electrical interface


One of the key features is the seamless integration of the TraceParts electrical component catalogs, containing thousands of components with smart electrical data such as 2D footprints, electrical symbols and electrical pin definitions.

The long-standing relationship with TraceParts started in 2010 with the integration of 3D CAD models in DesignSpark Mechanical, a 3D direct modelling tool for mechanical design projects. This fruitful partnership has now resulted in the integration of specific product data for the electrical market.

At the very beginning of the DesignSpark Electrical project, the RS team knew that providing easy, instant access to a vast library of electrical components would be essential for streamlining the design process for electrical engineers,” explains Mike Brojak, Technical Marketing Programmes Manager at RS.

Smart Electrical Components for DesignSpark Electrical

As a result, the integration of the library into DesignSpark Electrical further increases the exposure of suppliers’ components promoting their products on the TraceParts online platform. It also reinforces the current TraceParts network of over 14 million engineers and design professionals with access to TraceParts’ technical content.

“TraceParts, our long-standing partner for hosting 2D and 3D CAD models, helped us create an interface that now gives users access to over 250,000 electrical components that can be added to customers’ designs. This seamless integration of technical data is one of the key features of DesignSpark Electrical as it enables electrical designers to validate both the electrical component geometry and the electrical performance compatibility of a selected component before purchasing it,” added Glenn Jarrett.

More information about DesignSpark Electrical can be found at

For further information about electrical design and calculation software you can contact Trace Software International by email at or visit their website at

Industrial component suppliers who would like more information about publishing their 3D product catalog may contact TraceParts by email at or visit its website at

About RS Components
RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2015 had revenues of £1.27bn.

For more information, please visit the website at


About TraceParts
TraceParts is a world-leading digital engineering 3D content company, offering progressive business solutions through powerful web-based products and services.

TraceParts brings targeted and cost-effective market penetration to parts vendors, in all sectors of industry.

The CAD portal is freely available to millions of CAD users worldwide, with hundreds of supplier catalogs and 100 million CAD models and product datasheets suitable for Design, Purchasing, Manufacturing and Maintenance processes. For more information about TraceParts, please visit


About Trace Software International
Trace software as electrical software expert since 1987, offers powerful software solutions to calculate and design electrical and automation projects, under the philosophy of an easy-to-use user interface that improve customers’ engineering, enhancing productivity in a short period of time. Among the most remarkable industries are using Trace Software solutions we may find machine and panel builders, maintenance engineers or electrical designers.

For further information, please visit


Do not miss Interclima+Elec 2015

The Interclima+Elec exhibition will be held in Paris Villepinte from 2nd to 6th November, 2015.
Book your dates and come to meet us in Hall 3 on Stand J47.

Trace Software at Interclima+Elec


Have a sneak peek at our new products exclusively at the show!

We will present a preview of the new elec calc 4 version to come, which will implement major changes with regard to High Voltage installations and elec live for sharing online electrical projects whether on desktop or on mobile devices.

This will also be the opportunity to discover elecworks 2016 at its release as well as the Archelios suite (archelios pro and archelios calc) for the integrated design of photovoltaic systems (3D simulation, yield calculation, financial analysis, electrical sizing,…).

We will be there to welcome you and advise you. Do not hesitate to get in touch to set a specific appointment: by calling us on +33(0)232 79 44 24 or by emailing us at