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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.