New archelios 2017

Get now the new version of archelios™ and benefit from exceptional accuracy for your PV engineering projects design

Trace Software International are proud to announce the launching of the new version of archelios™, its market-leading PV engineering software solution for design and yield calculation.
This new version provides major evolution which perfectly meets photovoltaic professionals’ expectations: flexibility, accuracy and time savings are the keywords.
Find out in archelios Pro™ the following enhancements:

2D/3D viewer

This improvement allows easy rotation and choosing of your preferred view angle for a better perception of the organization and the components of your plants regardless of their size (from self-consumption rooftop installations to ground-mounted network injection)

2D/3D viewer in archelios 2017

Automatic group creation: a stronger team!

This new feature enables the automatic detection of PV module groups according to parameters defined by the user such as module tilt and orientation, allowing significant time gain while ensuring optimal reliability in project designing by selecting the right modules for the right inverters.

The user-friendly interface displays the newly created groups in a graphical way and with specific colors.

archelios 2017 automatic group creation

Inverter selection and integrated string wiring feature: the choice is yours!

In order to improve the project design timing and precision, inverter selection and wiring are now directly integrated within archelios Pro™. These new features allow database filtering to help choosing the right inverter(s) as well as intelligent wiring with realistic results.
Standard, optimized and customized wiring setup are available:

archelios 2017 string wiring

Thanks to the PV array configuration feature, calculation is more precise and the installation is optimized: for each single string, the impact of partial shadings and yield level are calculated, whatever the date or the time, for instant results. Based on the detailed results, the user has the possibility to set the most appropriate wiring design.

archelios 2017 shadings and yield levelarchelios 2017 yield prediction

Get more from your PV projects with archeliosPro

The classic version of archelios™ 2017 will count with these and more features, helping you achieve a professional engineering PV design for projects up to 50kWp.
The new archelios™ Pro has the capacity to calculate any project, whatever its size, with no compromise on accuracy, as well as counting with an export to AutoCAD (DXF) and Excel (CSV) files option.

archelios Pro 2017 to calculates any project

Trace Software will attend Matelec Industry 2016

Trace Software will attend Matelec 2016 and present its solutions for industry 4.0

From 25 to 28 October will take place the most important event in the electricity sector, MATELEC 2016, and Trace Software would like to invite you!

In a few days, the most important electrical event of the year, Matelec 2016, will start and Trace Software will be there with the latest releases.

You will find us in Matelec Industry 2016, dedicated exclusively to industrial automation, Pavillion 3, Stand 3D01.

Discover with us the revolution of theindustry4.0 and how Trace Software can help you in all stages of the projects, from the study to the on-line exploitation, through the 3D design and Big Data.

Trace Software value chain for the industry 4.0

Download your invitation

CODE: MI160000229CG

Visit us at our stand 3D01 in pavillion 3, we will present our latest news such as the new version of elecworks 2017, the automation of your electrical schematics or the new version of elec calc 2016, HV/LV electrical installations sizing, or the elec live to share and view elecworks and elec calc projects.

We will be glad to welcome you in our stand!


Dates: From 25 to 28 October 2016
Time: 9.30 h to 18.30 h
Stand: 3D01 Paillion 3
Location: Ifema, Madrid

elecworks™ 2017, the automation of your electrical schematics

Next 17th October Trace Software will launch the new release of elecworks 2017. This version includes new features and enhancements focused on improving performance and agility in designing your electrical and automation projects.

Designs and revisions even more complete

The elecworks users can now ensure a proper tracking of their projects thanks to new tools that will find in this new version, such as revision clouds that will identify graphically the changes made in a project according to different revisions done, or the new feature “Super parts” with which different materials are grouped under a single reference.

Automatic generation of electrical schematics

With elecworks 2017, users may generate their schemes in an automated way through an Excel file. Users can have an advanced configuration of their projects defined in a spreadsheet, so they will be able to design any standard electrical project automatically, considering different types of configurations.

Navigation in reports. A new tool to identify errors

Thanks to a new field added in reports and design rules, the user can navigate from the report to the element in the project, or from the design rules to the component with the error, for an easy identification and solution.

Re-use the data from your old software. Convert your macros

elecworks community has at its disposal a powerful engineering tool, Electrical Content Portal (ECP), where users can download manufacturers references and catalogs for using in their electrical projects. With the new version of elecworks 2017 an option has been added in the ECP for converting macros from your old software and can use them in elecworks, avoiding to re-design them. Also they can be shared with the rest of the elecworks community.

Your projects where and when you want

With an active subscription, now working in collaboration with other departments or customers will be easier than ever, thanks to elec live. A unique online application, from which you can view and share your electrical projects with suppliers, customers or other members of your company in real time and from anywhere. Accessible from any device (PC, tablet or smartphone), is a new step for companies to ensure a better preventive and predictive maintenance of facilities, or customer service, among other advantages.

Customers with active susbription will be able to download the new version from Trace Software support site or directly from the software.
Without subscription? Contact us and benefit from increased productivity.


elec calc™ 2016 presentation in Belgium

Trace Software & Vinçotte will present the new release of elec calc™ in Belgium


Following to the roadshow done in France during September and October, elec calc™ arrives to Belgium!
Trace Software International and its Belgian partner, Vinçotte, will present the new version of elec calc™, with its new features such as HV/LV real time calculations, its intuitive and intelligent design mode, Intellisense or its compatibility with elec live to open and share projects when and where you want from any device.


Join us the next 19th October in Centre de congrès Vinçotte Academy, 2 sessions at your disposal:

French session: from 9.30 h to 12.00 h. Free registrations here
Dutch session: from 14.00 h to 16.30 h. Free registrations here

19th October 2016

Centre de congrès Vinçotte Academy
Parc scientifique Créalys
Rue Phocas Lejeune, 11
5032 Les Isnes –GEMBLOUX

If you want to know more about this new version, please, read the full article about the launching of elec calc™

elecworks 2016 SP4 with new location reports

elecworks™ 2016 Service Pack 4: Improving PTC Creo integration and Location reports

elecworks™ 2016 Service Pack 4 is available from 21 June 2016.

This new release includes three main optimized features, making elecworks™ 2016 a more easy-to-use, agile and comprehensive software. These new enhancements guarantee users a continuously improved experience for automation and electrical project design.

PTC© Creo© integration now improved

Working with elecworks™ and PTC© Creo© becomes more straightforward thanks to extra automatized features for integration. Focusing on productivity and time gaining, elecworks™ now includes the following enhancements:

  • Improved cable routing, developed to speed up design process
  • More intuitive cable origin and destination setting process, with a new step-by-step parameter form
  • Better management of add-in dialog in PTC© Creo©

elecworks2016 SP4 cable origin and destination setting process

Improved reports for Location information in BOM – Bill of materials

In addition to the existing powerful, customizable BOM report features, elecworks™ 2016 now integrated marks and descriptions of location of components. This new feature provides users with more accurate and relevant details about the components used within the project.

This new Service Pack also implements a new specific report: the List of locations report. Within the report manager, users can now choose and generate this new type of report, allowing them a straightforward access to the needed information on projects at all times. The List of locations report completes the existing reports such as drawing lists or lists of cables.

elecworks2016 SP4 new location report

New customizable variables for numbering formulas

elecworks™ 2016 is delivered with a large number of predefined formulas. Additionally, when customized formulas are needed, users can create their own through the Formula manager. This new Service Pack brings more accuracy and personalization to the component Formula manager: new variables for column and row marks are now available, in addition to existing column and row numbers.

elecworks2016 SP4 new variables in numbering formulas customization

Users with active susbription can download this new version from Trace Software support site or directly from the software. Not under subscription? Please contact to our sales team!

Discover elec calc™ 2016

The smartest tool for electrical installations sizing, available on 21st June 2016


Saint-Romain, 21st June 2016

Trace Software International is proud to announce the launching of an entirely new version of its market-leading elec calc™ software. Several years of innovative new developments have enabled the delivery of this completely refreshed software. Improvements target both performance and usability, bringing users an enhanced experience.


High performance in calculation

elec calc™ advantages are focused to ensure safety, service continuity and energy efficiency according the different standards worldwide. One of the main elec calc™ 2016 features is the powerful calculation engine, updating in real-time the sizing data. Both HV and LV electrical installations calculation are available.

The solution also provides more accuracy and safety with the Locations manager: users have the opportunity to describe the geographical environment of the installation for each project, and to arrange reports in locations.


A unique product providing exceptional usability and quick start

In order to make the user-experience even more pleasant, elec calc™ includes intelligent design features never seen before in the market, like the Intellisense – a smart design function, that proposes the most likely components to be connected to the selected one, among others to speed up the design of projects.

Based on the user-friendly Windows 8 environment, elec calc™ 2016 features intuitive functions which provide users a smooth and efficient start.


Time-saving personalization features

elec calc™ 2016 new features deliver a more efficient and personalized user-experience:  In addition to the integrated manufacturers’ catalogs which are regularly updated, elec calc™ allows users to create their own equipment references. A personal library is included, containing all the saved standard plans.

One-line diagram editing and exporting functions are also made more flexible with a choice of synoptic or folios by schemes, PDF and DWG formats.


A leverage in your international projects

elec calc™ 2016 facilitates teamwork and project management by offering a real-time multi-user access. Furthermore, elec calc™ is compatible with elec live™, an additional Trace Software application, allowing to share projects on a browser, accessible from everywhere and on all type of devices (computer, tablet, smartphone).

elec calc™ 2016 is currently available in English, French, Spanish and Chinese to efficiently serve your international projects.



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Trace Software at SPS ipc drives, electrical automation exhibition

Trace Software will attend SPS Ipc Drives

Trace Software will attend, for the first time, SPS Ipc Drives, electrical automation technology, systems and components. This is a relevant appointment for the industry and will be held next 24, 25 and 26 of May, in Parma, Italy.

Trace Software at SPS Ipc Drives, electrical automation in Parma

Download your invitation

Visit us at stand C073 pavillion 2, we will present latest news like the new version of elecworks 2016 SP3, with the electrical projects configurator from Excel or the new product elecworks for PTC Creo, to integrate the electrical schematics within PTC Creo for a 3D design, and the premier of the new elec calc 2016, with major features like the calculation of Medium Voltage installations and its intelligent interface.

Our italian team will be glad to welcome you to our stand!


From 24 to 26 May 2016. From 9.30 h to 18.00 h
Stand C073. Pavillion 2
Place: Fairground Fiere di Parma, Italia
Download your invitation for SPS Ipc Drives, electrical automation technology

elec calc 3.7 and the C15-500 guide AFNOR update

This version elec calc 3.7 includes the technical developments both according to the standards NF C 15-100 and RGIE/AREI which are based on modifications brought to the AFNOR C15-500 guide. This guide takes into account the European TR50-480 referential. This version also improves the management of high voltage networks, the display of short circuits currents as well as the management of curve models with the display of energy limitation curves.

>> AFNOR C15-500 guide update

Cette mise à jour propose au concepteur de choisir au démarrage du projet la nouvelle norme (NF C 15-100 ou RGIE/AREI) 2015 pour son dossier. Elle entraîne certaines évolutions dans les calculs :

This update lets the designer choose at the beginning of a project the new 2015 standard (NF C 15-100 or RGIE/AREI). This brings some changes in the calculations:

  • Management of minimum and maximum values ​​of the upstream short-circuit power (high voltage portion) to be considered in the calculation of the min and max short circuit currents.
  • Evolution of ​​c min and c max power factor values according to IEC 60909 standard (and removal of the m load factor) and its impact on the calculation of HV and LV impedances
  • The influence of motors in the calculation of short circuit currents is now taken into account
  • Calcul du courant de défaut Ief max pour déterminer le pouvoir de coupure sous un pôle en TN (fiche F13 de la C15-100)
  • Lef max default current calculation to determine the break capacity under a TN pole (F13 page of the C15-100)
  • Adjustment of the coefficient k values ​​in the calculation of thermal constraints
  • Prise en compte de l’énergie limitée des appareils de protection
  • The limited power of protection devices is now taken into account

>> Enhancements

Management of high voltage networks with a capability to associate with one or more HV / LV transformers to the same high voltage network

  • The voltage vacuum can be entered to determine the nominal output current of the transformer
  • Display of min and max values of short-circuit and default currents.
  • Evolution of the curve models when displaying the start-up curves, the energy limitation curves (always with the ability to display the start-up motor curves and thermal cable constraints)
  • Export of equipment BOM to an exploitable file in the QDVTM software (formerly QUICK DEVISTM)

>> Part catalogs’ update

  • Integration of break capacity in a TN pole according to CEI 60747-2
  • ABB : Complements to cascading tables

» The version 3.7 is available for download from 19 April onwards for customers with a subscription :

Access the version 3.7

Catalogs’ updates can be downloaded independently:
On our website with a list of downloads by manufacturer (specifying your elec calc license number).
On the support portal, after creating your account and be selected as administrator of the elec calc license.




elecworks Service Pack 3: a new Excel automation option

elecworks 2016 Service Pack 3 is available from 31 March 2016.

This release includes:


– A new attribute #REF_SERIES in the symbol editor to easily display series

New attribute to display series


– A new command to paste or delete multiple circuits in a faster way

New elecworks command to paste multiple circuits at once


– 6 additional languages available for the projects: Estonian, Persian, Lithuanian, Catalan, Slovenian, Latvian.

6 new languages included into elecworks


Excel Automation

This release also includes a new Excel Automation Option. To have it activated, please contact our sales team as this option is a separate paying feature. This new feature allows you to generate automatically schematic drawings from data contained in an Excel file. This feature uses a formatted XLS file containing instructions to create books, folders and drawings. These drawings are automatically generated from specific schematic macros in which you use variables that propagate information in the scheme.


Generating excel files with elecworks


You can use variables to replace component marks, location or function names, manufacturer references, equipotential numbers, wire styles, translatable data and user data. You can also use formulas. Several template Excel files are included to help you create you own Excel files.
Excel automation in elecworks

Trace Softxare at BIM World 2016

Trace Software at BIM World exhibition

Trace Software is present at the BIM World Exhibition at the Espace Grande Arche of Paris La Défense on 6 and 7 April, 2016 at booth # 23.

Trace Software invests and innovates to integrate BIM into electricity and to develop a dedicated solution to the problems of BIM in the electrical field, BIM elec, combined with elec live application that can also be used as a BIM tool.

Trace Software develops common approaches with its sister company BIMandCo which also operates in the BIM World, provides a collaborative platform for publishing and sharing of BIM objects for all partners involved (manufacturers, architects, etc.) and BIM software facilitating interoperability of objects and data in BIM projects.
Find us on booth # 23 and contact us for a free invitation!

Trace Software at BIM World