Operation and Maintenance (O&M)

Operation and Maintanance of solar power plants

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5 reasons why archelios O&M deserves a closer look by Trace Software International

5 Reasons why archelios™ O&M deserves a closer look

archelios™ O&M is the monitoring software for PV installations. It brings all the benefits of a PVBIM mock-up design to advance photovoltaic Operation and Maintenance.  PVBIM is the Building Information Modelling (BIM) concept applied to Photovoltaics. 

Here are 5 reasons why archelios™ O&M deserves a closer look.


·  3D mock-ups along with physical and electrical characteristics.

·  Collaboration with BIM&CO, the newest collaborative platform where all digital modeling players can create, publish, contribute and use BIM objects – PV modules mock-ups are stored in BIM&CO.

– Allow saving significant time editing and avoid errors.

· Easy-to-use 2D/3D Viewer/editor providing exceptional interactivity.

· No need for any re-entering or recapturing data, changes are propagated as necessary.


The growth of the PV industry depends on a strong relationship between software and engineering innovations that go together, that´s why we constantly drive forward software solutions for industry.


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Trace Software International to Exhibit at Batimat

Trace Software International to Exhibit at Batimat

Trace Software International, the leading company in the creation of design software solutions for the electrical engineering for 30 years, is thrilled to announce that it will exhibit at Batimat, in Paris from 6th to the 10th November 2017.

Trace Software International has chosen Batimat – the building industry’s leading international trade show which presents economic opportunities of building and architectural projects in promising markets – to showcase its cutting-edge construction software solutions:  elec calc™ BIM and archelios™ O&M for the buildings of today and tomorrow.

The company views this event as an outstanding opportunity to show the stakeholders its winning software solutions able to respond to the challenging demands of the building industry.

Trace Software International will participate to the exhibition together with its avant-garde partner BIM&COThe BIM Contents Company, free and cloud based, highly social and collaborative. This is the professional community where the users can publish quality objects and manufactures can publish construction product data, making BIM&CO a unique source for all BIM objects and data, for digital mock-up projects.

Both key players will be welcoming you at booth R123- Hall 5A during all the fair event.


Software Solutions for the Industry Leaders


elec calc™ BIM


elec calc BIM  stands out as the exclusive electrical design solution satisfying the upcoming BIM challenges. This is the world’s first and only calculating software that seamlessly integrates elec calc™ –  the electrical tool used in the calculation and sizing of projects – with different design platforms enabling the importation of the digital model in IFC 4 format, generated by any 3D architectural software’s (Revit, Archicad…).  Several simulations can be done to compare the possible routing scenarios. The 3D model allows the detection of any conflicts. If this is case, the information is directly sent to the designer thanks to the BIM Collaboration Format (BCF) so he can fix the problem and correct his model.


These two unique features make elec calc™ BIM as the next step to fully integrate your electrical data into the BIM process.


elec calc™ BIM brings together the synergies and interoperability aimed to improve the design, reliability and safety, not forgetting the quality of the project along with the overall management of the construction.

Electrical engineers can complete all aspects of electrical design through this tool.


Thanks to the partnership with the avant-garde BIM&CO , the elec calc™ BIM user gains access to all the information and data regarding the BIM objects, amongst other benefits.

With BIM representing the essential digital revolution in the building industry, elec calc™ BIM is the unique electrical design solution aimed to those who do not want to stay behind. Discover all the advantages here elec calc BIM  or download the 30-day free trial version



archelios™ O&M


This is the latest addition to the archelios™ suite, the essential 360º solution you need to manage an entire photovoltaic project. From the feasibility, profitability study, simulation and calculation of the project, to the electrical sizing, this all-in-one software solution is intended for PV installations of all types: on roofs, plants, linked to the network and on isolated sites, in self-subsistence with or without energy storage. archelios™ suite is composed by a portfolio of software solutions able to satisfy a wide array of expected needs in the photovoltaic project, reaching high levels of impeccable quality and great interactivity to gain in terms of control and productivity.


archelios™ O&M shows a unique approach on BIM for PV. This software brings all the benefits of PVBIM mock-up design to advanced PV monitoring.


More of its main unexcelled features:


  • Any data is internally and automatically attached to devices of a full 3D and electrical system description. Links are therefore exhaustive and error free.
  • Default 2 screens application always showing 2D or 3D view with permanent dynamic links between displayed data and plant structure.
  • Viewing production data in the map of the plant.
  • Thanks to the PV BIM, all data is referenced to BIM and users can import and access any document from any representation of the plant including 3D view.


You can download the 30-day free trial version




Batimat will take place in Paris from 6 – 10 November 2017.


With almost 2,400 French and international exhibitors and over 340,000 visitors expected, Batimat positions itself as the world’s leading building and architecture exhibition, promoting synergies across all trades and spearheading innovation.

The event represents the place to be for promoting and exclusively unveiling innovations to specialist decision-makers from French and international markets who will take part to the fair trade to choose partners and to seek products & service solutions for current and future building projects.

Trace Software International and BIM&CO are looking forward to welcoming you at R123- Hall 5A during all the fair-trade event.


Trace Software at InterSolar 2017

Join us at Intersolar Europe and rediscover archelios™ suite

@Munich, Germany May 31st – June 2nd 2017
Hall A3, stand A3.536

Trace Software team with archelios™ suite will welcome you at Intersolar Europe @Munich, Germany, where you will be able to witness the launching of the long-awaited archelios™ O&M.

archelios O&M intersolar 2017

Trace Software International are proud to present the new and improved version of archelios™ Pro and archelios™ Calc, for the complete design and feasibility study of any PV installation of any size, its calculation, sizing and control.

As well, you will witness the launching of archelios™ O&M, bringing all the benefits of PVBIM mock-up to advanced PV monitoring. The accurate modeling, combined with sensors or satellite data, provides a precise computation of expected production. Integrating 3D shading effects, it is used to accurately detect low production and effective loss. Incidents are ranked for maintenance priority decision making with the highest energy recovery.

To find out more, join us at Hall A3, stand A3.536.

Inter Solar 2017 Hall Map

More information: Please visit Intersolar’s website