What is Industry 4.0 By Trace Software International

What is industry 4.0?

Industry 4.0 is the new chapter in the history of the industry. The term of the industrial revolution, used to refer to the entire transformative process, highlights the disruptive power of changing paradigms within the entire ecosystem of organizations. Industry 4.0 is the new industrial panorama, and it has to do with the convergence between the physical and the digital world. But not only.

 

Industrial Revolutions

 

  • The first industrial revolution changed the agrarian structure of society through the mechanization of the manufacturing processes. This was the time of the steam machines, for example. The organization of work changes considerably with the rise of the factories, which imply a specialization of functions.
  • The second industrial revolution is very often conceived as the logical extension of the first phase. The era coincides with a myriad of technological and scientific innovations able to grow exponentially industrial production. The assembly line, the electricity, and the railways are some of the great inventions of this time. The so-called mass production generated changes in society’s consumption patterns.
  • The third revolution witnesses the development of the first programmable logic control and mainly celebrates the advent of electronics and information technology to automate production. 

 

 

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Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 marks the fourth revolution in the industrial history and inaugurates a new era for the entire manufacturing ecosystem, from design to end-customer. Also known as Smart production or Smart Manufacturing, industry 4.0 refers to a scenario of interoperability where people, devices, and machines of the entire value chain can connect and communicate with each other.

The flow of information, which is generated in this interactive structure, is crucial in industry 4.0. In fact, interconnected technologies devices relate to each other, collect and analyze data to generate information for the advanced analytics of the process. These insights will be used to spur actions in the physical world.

 

In other words, Industry 4.0 is a state in which manufacturing systems and the objects they create are not simply connected, drawing physical information into the digital realm, but also communicate, analyze, and use that information to drive further intelligent action back in the physical world to execute a physical-to-digital-to-physical transition. The result is a more flexible system capable of adapting to and learning from changes in the environment.” Deloitte.

 

Linear processes are now a thing of the past and business success will depend on the ability to strategically manage this immense volume of information in order to drive future action. Operators can, therefore, make strategic decisions in real time, analyze the processes and adapt them according to needs, design the products or services, or the way in which they are developed, coherently allocate resources, rethink on how to manage inventory or personalize the customer experience.

Industry 4.0 by Trace Software International

 

Industry 4.0 represents a great opportunity for companies as it gives access to a horizon of possibilities to increase the organization’ benefits by optimizing the overall performance of the value chain, reducing risks, improving the time-to-market, gaining more flexibility, driving innovation and not only.

Matelec Industry is the perfect scenario where to explore the new boundaries of Industry 4.0.  Trace Software International will assist to the event from the 13th to the 16th of November at the Ifema – Feria de Madrid in Spain- Booth 4D02.

 

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The lighting protection by Trace Software International

The lightning protections

Lightning protection systems are used to prevent or reduce lightning strike damage.

According to NASA, there are 2,000 thunderstorms active all over the world at a given time and produce about 100 flashes per second. The number of annual lightning fatalities is difficult to estimate, ranging from 6 000 to 24 000 depending on the different studies; this not counting tens of thousands of injuries and millions of dollars in property damage.

 

Different scenarios may occur:

– The lightning strikes a structure directly
– Lightning strikes the ground adjacent to the structure
– Lightning strikes services connected to a structure such as, for example, power cables
– Lightning strikes the ground near services connected to a structure

 

 

Lightning protection by Trace Software International

 

 

When lightning reaches the earth, it generally does so directly on natural elements (trees, hills, water, etc.) but also occasionally on structures, buildings, pylons, and other artificial structures. This is a distinction that leads to the division into two distinct types of effect. Those described as “direct” that is due to the circulation of the current that heats the materials and those “indirect” that produce overvoltage by conduction, induction or increase in earth potential.

 

Direct

 

– Electric. This refers to electric voltages created by electric shocks when a certain field is struck by lightning. The occurrence of this event usually leads to fires.
– Thermal. The effect will be linked to the resistance of the affected material. There is a strong release of heat which causes a very high localized pressure. The consequences are fires or the melting of equipment.
– Electrodynamic. Near the place of passage of the lightning, the current appears a strong magnetic field generating voltages and induction currents on any conductive element located in its immediate field of action. Induced mechanical forces can cause deformation, tearing, destruction.
– Electromagnetic. Lightning current induces an extremely high voltage and an extremely strong electromagnetic field that generates very powerful electrical impulses that can damage sensitive electronic devices.
– Physiological. From nervous shocks to blindness or death, there are numerous damages that lightning can cause to the human being.

 

Indirect

 

– Conduction: a surge that propagates along a conductor who has been in direct contact with the lightning. This effect is all the more destructive as most of the lightning energy is propagated across the entire network. This problem is solved by installing the installation with a suitable surge arrester.

– Induction: caused by the electromagnetic field radiated by lightning. It generates an overvoltage on the conductors proportional to the steepness of the lightning current rise. As a result, under the influence of sudden changes in current, cables and even conduits acting as antennas can be subjected to destructive overvoltage. This is why the placement of the underground network does not guarantee lightning protection.

 

Risk management includes the calculation of the potential hazards caused by lightning and provides the basis on which to make decisions to limit the disastrous consequences. Firstly, for a comprehensive risk analysis, it is necessary to take into account different factors: local meteorological risks, territorial morphology, the nature of the structures to be protected, the activities carried out, the fragility of the equipment, the strategic level of the plants, the rate of acceptable failure, etc.
There are various methods of risk analysis for this, which also vary according to national directives. The primary purpose of lightning protection is to protect buildings against direct lightning and the possible risk of fire or the consequences of lightning currents.

 

 

Lightning protection by Trace Software International

 

In Europe, the “Lightning Protection Standards EN 62305-1 to 4” dictates the guidelines on lightning protection. The first section mainly contains information on the risk as well as the characteristics of the phenomenon. The second section, on the other hand, is dedicated to risk management, thus also determining mandatory protective measures from both an economic and technical point of view, up to a tolerable level of risk. In the third section, the normative talks about the protection of structures and people from material damage and lethal situations caused by the lightning current. In these situations, a lightning protection system is external (external protection, air termination system, down-conductor system, and grounding) and internal (lightning equipotential bonding and separation distance). The fourth section talks about the necessary protection measures against the effects of the eventual occurrence of an electromagnetic field.

 

A special case of photovoltaic installations

 

In France, the standards and guides related to photovoltaic installations specify the measures to be implemented to provide protection against overvoltage of atmospheric origin or due to switching. It is also stated that, regarding the sensitivity and location of photovoltaic modules, particular attention should be paid to protection against the direct effects of lightning, especially for large installations.
For this purpose, standard NF C 15-100 proposes a simplified risk analysis taking into account, among others, the density of lightning, the type of installation, the type of power supply, the presence of lightning rods and the probability of risk to the safety of people and property.

 

archelios™ calc software by Trace Software International

 

archelios™ calc integrates this simplified risk analysis to check the adequacy of the surge arresters to be used in the photovoltaic system. This verification is mandatory for installations designed according to French standards and optional for those made with the IEC standard.

 

With the contribution of Philippe Au Petit – elec calc™ Product Manager at Trace Software International

 

 

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Trace Software International teams up with Luo Yang Economics School in China

Trace Software International teams up with Luo Yang Economics School in China

Last week Trace Software International announced a strategic partnership with the Luo Yang Economics School in China to provide the next generation of electrical engineering students with the know-how for competitive success.  The happening has been celebrated during the “School-Enterprise Cooperation Signing Ceremony”, which has taken place in the University on the 18th of October.

In their training, the students will adopt elecworks™–  the electrical CAD for the design of electrical installations and automation projects and elec calc™ – the software for size low voltage and high voltage electrical installations. This practical and innovative approach, known as “learning by doing” is all about learning through experience to acquire awareness on of the process’  best practices and the skills to solve real problems. Thanks to the strategic simulation of realistic situations, the students will dispose of the right set of skills to succeed in the future workplace.

 

Trace Software International teams up with Luo Yang Economics School in China

 

 

This is the main purpose of the “elecworks™ Electrical Design Certification Center” and of the  “elec calc™ Electrical Calculation Center” in the Luo Yang Economics School in China.

 

Trace Software International is a global leader in the development of software solutions (CAD & CAE) and consultancy services for the industrial engineering, with a unique expertise in the design of electrical installations within Manufacturing, Energy, Building, Medical, Process & Plant and Transportation industries.

 

 

Trace Software International teams up with Luo Yang Economics School in China

           

 

CEO Pedro Puig by Trace Software International

 

The industrial landscape is changing, and companies need to harness the power to emerging technologies to stay competitive. If we provide students with the right expertise, they will represent a valuable asset for any organization just right after their graduation” said Pedro PuigCEO of Trace Software International.

 

 

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Solar Energy can light Africa up by Trace Software International

Solar energy can light up Africa

In Africa, the potential for solar energy is immense.  The continent is, in fact, is the brightest in the world. Its 30.37 million km² receive a solar irradiance equal to or greater than 2,000 kWh/ (m2 year).

In the management of the energy resources, increasing the production of solar energy and other forms of renewable energy should be the top priority for policymakers, if they are keen to foster the African power transition towards a more prosperous and sustainable future.  The African economies have been resilient. The growth of the real output has increased by 3.6% in 2017 and will reach 4.1% between 2018 and 2019 (African Economic Outlook 2018). Needless to say, when there is a certain growth in the economy of a country, inevitably there is also a rising demand for energy. And this is what is happening to Africa.  During 2017,  energy consumption increased by 2.9% and according to IRENA, the electricity demand should triple by 2030.

solar energy can light Africa up by Trace Software International

These numbers speak clearly: the levels of industrialization and productivity are improving in Africa. The management of renewable resources is becoming increasingly important as it encourages economic development. So currently, this is a real challenge for the “Continent of the Sun“. Africa is endowed with significant renewable resources of all forms: biomass, geothermal, hydroelectric, solar or wind. This great energetic wealth could change the face of Africa forever.  In fact, the diversification of energy sources increases the power generation capacity; the energetic shift would then resolve two of the Achilles’ heels in the energy landscape: satisfying the rising demand as well as replacing the poor-quality supply networks with reliable and safe energy supply.

600 million Africans still live in the dark and, for approximately 730 million people, the most common form of supply is that of biomass (IEA, 2014).  But the change could be just around the corner. The renewable energy sector recorded an increase of 13% over the last year. Solar energy instead grows at 19%.  In fact, the renewable energy sector registered an increase of 13% in the last year. Solar energy, on the other hand, grows to 19%. McKinsey’s research shows that the capacity for energy production in Africa is 1.2 terawatts, excluding solar energy and more than 10 terawatts, including solar energy. Therefore, only solar energy, which Africa has in abundance, can supply around 10 terawatts of new energy.

 

Solar energy in Africa, Source McKinsey

 

The African continent is increasingly turning towards the solar photovoltaic (PV) sector to guarantee a safe and sustainable energy source both on and off-grid. In addition, it is a very economical solution with a fairly competitive cost structure. According to Irena Report, solar PV module prices have fallen rapidly since the end of 2009, to between USD 0.52 and USD 0.72/watt in 2015. At the same time, the balance of system costs also has declined. As a result, the global weighted average cost of utility-scale solar PV fell by 62% between 2009 and 2015 and could decline by 57% from 2015 levels by 2025. Globally, new capacity additions of solar PV have increased six-fold from around 8 gigawatts in 2009 to around 47 GW in 2015. Also, the realization time of a photovoltaic project and its implementations are shorter than to others. Solar PV is a highly modular solution, both on-grid and off-grid. It can provide lighting and electricity to a single home off-grid, can be incorporated into mini-grids that can scale from several kilowatts (kW) to many MW, and at utility-scale can achieve higher economies of scale.

The solar photovoltaic technology represents a realistic solution for the 40% of Africans living in rural areas, especially in sub-Saharan areas, and who do not have access to electricity. This specific segment of the population experiences various blackouts and failures of the deployment network and can live without electricity during whole days. The mini-network and off-grid projects do not require connection to a centralized or national transmission and distribution network and are therefore ideal for providing energy to those remote communities away from the existing transmission lines. Solar technologies and, in general, green technologies can promote a more inclusive economic development.

 

Solar energy can light Africa up by Trace Software International

 

Countries with low electrification rates have lower GDP per capita and are less developed. The basic rationale is that greater access to energy leads to improvements in health care, education, life expectancy, and economic opportunities.

Trace Software International has headquarters in Morocco and operated throughout the African continent thanks to resellers and partners. The company is helping companies to implement a more strategic technologic approach in their processes in order to get the best benefits out of their asset. In the solar industry, archelios™ suite, the photovoltaic software solutions to manage the entirety of a complete solar project, has helped enterprises to make relevant steps towards a greener future for Africa.

 

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The variation in the installation conditions along the path of a cable by Trace Software International

The variation in the installation conditions along the path of a cable

In an electrical installation, it is common that installation conditions vary along the path of a cable. The question that arises then is: which is the installation mode that should be assigned to the cable for the verification of the admissible intensity?

The response is clear. According to the normative NF C 15-100 § 523.7 or IEC 60364-5-52 § 523.8, if the conditions of the heat dissipation vary on a part of the course, the admissible currents must be determined for the part of the course presenting the most unfavorable conditions.
The laying methods presented in the mentioned standards make it possible, in the usual cases, to overcome the tedious calculations described in the series of standards IEC 60287 for the determination of the admissible currents.

This simplification, very real when the installation mode remains constant along the path of the cable, masks a real difficulty of comparison if the installation conditions vary on this course. In fact, the laying methods are classified by family, refer to reference methods that determine the tables of admissible intensity to use, use correction coefficients that may differ from one family to another or even one mode of pose to another. There is no choice but to go to the end of the calculation for each of the pose modes used.

In short, the determination of the most restrictive mode of installation is not intuitive for the designer of the installation whose confusion, at the time of choice, increases proportionally to the number of situations encountered.

In order to improve productivity without making any hazardous choices, elec calc™ 2018, therefore, allows entering, for a given cable,  as many laying modes as necessary. The software is responsible for performing the allowable intensity calculations for each of them and choose the most binding for normative checks. Of course, thanks to the real-time calculation, elec calc™  2018 immediately adapts the most demanding installation mode in case of modification of the parameters, such as the environmental parameters, for example.

By Philippe Aupetit –   elec calc™ software Product Manager

 

 

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rc Flash Analysis an essential factor to safety by Trace Software International

Arc Flash Analysis: an essential factor for safety

Trace Software International announces that the elec calc™ Arc Flash module has been just released. The company possesses a  unique passion for the design of high-performance software solutions for electrical engineering since 1987.

What is an Arc Flash?

According to the NFPA 70E (the relevant standard from the National Fire Protection Association), Arc Flash is a “dangerous condition associated with the release of energy caused by an electrical arc.”

Arc flash typically occurs when the electrical insulation or isolation between live conductors is severed or can no longer withstand the applied voltage. Near the high power electrical equipment, the short-circuit power available is high and consequently so is the energy associated with the electrical arc in case of a fault.
In Europe, regulation and standardization are mainly aimed at protecting workers against the risks of direct contact during work and interventions on and near electrical installations. The risks in the case of electric arc and the means to prevent them are mentioned but not developed.

In some countries, particularly in North America, these risks are better taken into account for human, material and financial aspects, and regulations are much more stringent in this area.

The effects of the electric arc:

  • The electric arc produces intense light and heat, high noise, high overpressure
  • Heat and splashes of molten metal can cause lethal burns
  • Noise can lead to permanent or temporary hearing loss, a flash of vision disorders
  • The overpressure can open and project the doors of electrical cabinets or cause falls during work at height

In addition to personal injury, an arc flash can result in serious damage to electrical equipment. which can cause disruption to electrical systems in manufacturing and process industry environments or tertiary buildings. The cost of downtime can be considerable.

Risk assessment and arc flash analysis

There is no method of analysis and risk assessment by IEC or European standards. In contrast, the United States has the following documents:

  • NFPA 70E (Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace) takes into account all electrical risks including those due to electric arcs recommends PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to be used depending on the level of risk
  • IEEE 1584-2002 (Guide for Performing Arc-Flash Hazard Calculations) gives the methods to calculate the incident energy in case of electric arc  and allows determining an arc flash protection boundary

 

The elec calc™ arc flash module by Trace Software International

 

elec calc™ Arc Flash module

Risk management and prevention have always been important aspects of the safety programs within the electrical industry. The correct assessment of the risk level of the arc flash can help reduce downtime and ensure a safer working environment.
The arc flash module provides the professionals of the electrical industry with a fundamental tool in the sector, as the user will be able to develop its safety analysis in the vicinity of switchboards and panels. By design, elec calc™ has almost all the data allowing the calculation of the figures of the arc flash, from which the user will be able to elaborate his security analysis near the tables and boxes.
From the operating modes described in a project, elec calc™ determines the maximum and minimum three-phase short-circuit currents that can occur on a distributor. It calculates the corresponding cut-off times of the concerned protective devices. Specific data of the equipment can be completed or modified by the user through a simple interface.
The following results are provided according to the calculation methods of the IEEE 1584-2002 guide (empirically derived model or method of Lee depending upon the characteristics of the installation):

  • The maximum incident energy at the working distance
  • The protection boundary for the boundary energy
  • The glove class (PPE) to be used to prevent the risk of electric shock (IEC 60903 and ASTM D 120)

Warning labels

elec calc™  allows the edition of the labels to be affixed on the concerned equipment or the export of the corresponding results to make possible the customization of the labels. The format of the label is consistent with the recommendations of the document NFPA 70E (edition 2018).
In addition, elec calc™ monitors the evolutions of the installation and prevents the obsolescence of previously published labels.
Trace Software International commits itself to conceive software solutions capable of guaranteeing electrical safety and system protection. More than 30 years of experience in the industrial engineering sector has allowed us to guarantee the highest standards of quality and reliability, as well as the complement of local and international regulations in terms of safety.

 

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elecworks 2019 empowered user experience by Trace Software International

elecworks™ 2019:  empowered user experience

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Trace Software International, with a unique passion for the design of high-performance software solutions for electrical engineering since 1987, announces that elecworks™ 2019 will be available on the market from October.

The management of electrical projects can be time-consuming.  Low levels of customization, long design time, tedious interface, inconsistent documentation, and poor details can be critical factors for any professional in the industry.  In this latest version, the professional CAD software for electrical installations and automation projects offers new features aimed at empowering the user experience even further.
More interactivity, smarter automated features, greater efficiency of use, an even more intuitive design, and higher levels of customization sum up to the existing features, making elecworks™ 2019 a professional software tool that delivers the highest performance.
elecworks™ 2019, therefore, improves the way in which the user can create and modify wiring diagrams, electrical cabinets, components, control systems, and documentation, by simplifying processes without sacrificing quality and precision.

Amongst the most important latest features and improvements:

Increased Interactivity

  • The newest icons of elecworks™ guarantee an even better interactivity. A new interface, compatible with the 4k resolution, has been installed.
  • The new hyperlinks allow the user to navigate the different parts of the project in an easy and practical way,  straight from the report in both format CAD or PDF.

Usability

  • New component view. Now the components can be displayed according to their actual situation, regardless of the situation of the higher-level element.
  • Newest views added to the databases, which avoids creating complex relationships between tables for new reports, and easy customization of existing ones.

Accuracy of details

  • Save time thanks to the addition of new options for ordering data listing. It is possible to display up/down sorting.
  • A new library of cable terminations is now available within elecworks™. In addition, these terminations are selectable from the components, allowing to make a list of the number of the terminations used throughout the project.

 
Design faster and smarter

  • Now it is possible to insert the project macros from the XLS Automation command, reducing the number of macros needed for the automation projects.
  • Also, it is possible to insert macros directly from the menu. This new command allows saving space on the screen, hiding the macros palette and improving ergonomics since there is no need to change PC screen.

 
Higher levels of personalization

  • Now you can customize what information to show in the connection points of the black boxes, parameterizing the values according to the templates and clients.
  • Dynamic connectors can be customized from the shape, break, and position of the connection poles, giving the user more flexibility to create connectors according to needs.
  • Electrical assemblies in the project. The super references are now named Electrical Assembly. In addition, they can be now stored in the project, allowing listings of materials grouped by assemblies or equipment.

 

  • elecworks™ for  PTC can be integrated with  Creo 5.0

 

elecworks 2019 screenshot by Trace Software International

 
It is easy to get started. You can now learn more about this unique software solution and download a free trial version.
Customers with an active subscription will be able to download this new version directly from the software. Purchase options include flexible subscription terms to fit your needs and personalized training and customer support.

 

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Trace Software International is attending the CIIF Event in Shanghai

More than 2,500 exhibitors and 160,000 visitors are expected today at the twentieth edition of CIIF, the leading event in the field of manufacturing in China. Trace Software International, with a unique passion in the design of software solutions for industrial engineering since 1987, confirms its participation in the event, which will be held from September 19 to 23 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai.
Since its launch in 1999, CIIF has become one of the most influential international trade fairs in China, a catalyst for local and international industry opportunities.
The manufacturing sector in China has enough resources, quality infrastructures, continuous and systematic support from the government in the field of technological research and a lively business environment. The event is made up of distinct themes, each of which corresponds to a distinct show: The New Material Industry, Aerospace and Aviation Technology, Scientific & Technological Innovation, Robotics, New Energy, Energy, Information & Communication Technology, Environmental Protection Technology & Equipment, Industrial Automation Show, Metalworking and CNC Machine Tool.
Trace Software International will take part in the Energy Show, the platform that focuses on the use of new green technologies to foster a more sustainable type of economy. At booth 4.1H-F142, the company will showcase software solutions that allow industry professionals to improve their competitive position in the market by boosting the performance of engineering projects.
elecworks™ is the electrical drawing software for automation projects and electrical installations. It provides all the features necessary for the best design process for power and control schemes, cross-references, PLCs, terminals, panels, reports, etc.
elecworks™ for PTC® Creo® ensures the seamless integration of the schematic electrical design from elecworks™ to the PTC® Creo® for a 3D design.
elec calc™ is the CAE software solution dedicated to the sizing of electrical installations, the only one in the world that allows the integration of high and low voltage management in the same project.
elec calc™ BIM is the first software in the world that seamlessly integrates the electrical calculation into the BIM process. With elec calc ™ BIM, the user can design, calculate and size the electrical installation in the digital model in IFC 4 format, generated by any 3D architecture software (Revit, ArchiCAD, SketchUp …).
archelios™ Pro is a software solution designed for professionals in the photovoltaic industry to design, modify and share projects of maximum precision, from the roof to the huge ground installation. It is an essential solution to manage any photovoltaic project entirely and for all types of photovoltaic installations.

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Trace Software International participates in Matelec Industry

Matelec Industry announces its next edition. The International Exhibition of the Industry Solutions and Smart Factory will celebrate the technological innovations of its 250 international exhibitors. Trace Software International, the leading player in passion for high-performance engineering electrical software solutions, confirms its participation in the event. Meet them from the 13th to the 16th of November at the Ifema – Feria de Madrid in Spain- Booth 4D02.

The event will focus on five major topicsAutomatec (Automation of processes, industry, and energy), digital factory, control solutions and industrial energy management, industrial electronics, electrical and telecommunications systems.

Matelec Industry turns its gaze to the future and with the motto “Transforming connectivity in industrial productivity” it emphasizes the power of technology in revolutionizing business models and establishing innovative approaches. In this scenario,  the interoperability, interactivity, automation, transparency of information and the security become imperative.

Trace Software International combines its technical and strategic knowledge in industrial engineering & its unique expertise in electrical engineering with the constant investments in innovation. The company provides last generation software solutions to the industry professionals.

Its Software Solutions: 

– elec calc™ is the software for the sizing of electrical installations used by professionals in the industry. It guarantees maximum safety thanks to its powerful engine that updates, in real time, the calculations of the installation. It complies with the main International standards (C15-100, C13-100 standards, International IEC standard) and it allows the calculations of the arc flash figures. It is the only one software in the world which integrates the management of high and low voltage in the same project.
– elecworks™ 2019 is the electric CAD for the electrical installations and for the automation projects. It has intelligent functions (such as macros) that allow the automated creation of the electric project. With great customization possibilities, it provides professionals with an intuitive and user-friendly experience.
– elecworks™ for PTC Creo allows to easily integrate the elecworks™ wiring diagram into the PTC® Creo® project. elecworks™ for PTC® Creo® technology enables faster development of schematically defined electrical systems that can readily be implemented in the 3D CAD models. Real-time synchronization of the electrical schematics and 3D CAD models enable unification of the Bill of Materials (BOM) between the electrical system and the mechanical design, helping to eliminate errors resulting from design changes.
– elecworks ™ for PTC Windchill is the software that allows the integration of the electrical data into the PLM system. It covers the entire value chain offering a real competitive advantage. The integrated PLM software technology accelerates time-to-market, brings operational efficiency, productivity and increases innovation.

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The event:

MATELEC has consolidated itself as the place where passion for construction converges. The event proposes a multidisciplinary perspective on the topic, which involves all the players in the whole value chain. Therefore, the main event includes also Construtec, BIMExpo, Archistone, Matelec Lighting, Veteco, and Matelec Industry, each of them dedicated to a specific industry segment. 80.000 visitors are expected to this next edition.

Trace Software International will also participate in BIMExpo, the event which focuses on BIM, the revolutionary digital process within the building industry. The company will showcase elec calc™ BIM together with his partner BIM&CO.

elec calc™ BIM is the world’s first calculation software that seamlessly integrates elec calc™, the electrical tool used in design projects, into an Open BIM process. elec calc™ BIM user will gain a direct access to all the information and data regarding the BIM objects in the open platform of BIM&CO.  Finally, all the calculated data and added properties will be sent back to Revit, in addition to all the calculation notes and data regarding the one-line diagram.

 

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Trace Software International participates in Elec Expo

Trace Software International participates in Elec Expo

Once again Trace Software International is ready to fly to Morocco to take part in Elec Expo – the reference fair for the electricity, lighting, electrical engineering and industrial automation sectors of Africa. From 24 to 27 October, the event will be held at the Casablanca International Fairgrounds. 

Since 1987 Trace Software International has positioned itself as a global leader in the conception of avant-garde software solutions, with a unique specialization in the field of electricity, that is where the company’s core business resides.

Elec Expo is an unmissable event, as it represents the ideal opportunity to highlight the urgency of the African power issue. In fact, 600 million Africans still live in the dark, with a greater concentration in rural areas. Furthermore, the country is characterized by a low access rate and a lack of reliable facilities. Electricity consumption and economic development are closely linked, therefore promoting access to electricity is key to the development of Africa.

In addition, the fair is an excellent platform for promoting networking between African government, investors and local and international companies. The goal is to unite all the actors of the value chain in a unison effort in identifying the priorities of the country’s agenda and in the consequent proposition of efficient solutions.

Trace Software International, which has a head office in Morocco and a network of distributors in the rest of the African continent, will showcase the latest-generation software solutions able to meet the needs of the various segments of the industry. These software tools have helped engineering professionals to set up a new technological approach within their organizations, capable of guaranteeing concrete competitive advantages in terms of time, quality and performance.
Its software solutions:

  • elec calc™ is a software package that allows the calculation in real time of electrical systems. This is the only one solution in the world that integrates the management of low and high voltage, in compliance with various international standards.
  • elec calc™ BIM is the first calculation software that seamlessly integrates elec calc ™ – the tool used for sizing electrical installations – in the Open BIM process.
  • elecworks™ is the electrical CAD software specifically conceived for the design of automation projects and electrical installations.
  • archelios™ suite is the solution allowing the entire management any photovoltaic project. From the feasibility study up to the complete generation of the calculation notes and the documentation necessary for the realization.

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The stakes are enormous. Indeed, the fulfillment of the economic and social promises of the region and of Africa, in general, depends on the ability of the government and companies to develop the continent’s enormous electric capacity. Therefore, decisive actions to promote access to electricity are urgently needed. Take advantage of Elec Expo, which has involved 7.632 visitors and 196 exhibitors in its latest edition, to analyze the African energy sector from a privileged perspective. Trace Software International awaits you at the booth J22.

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