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Trace Software International as a guest speaker at the PTC CREO 5.0 Tour in China

Trace Software International and the PTC CREO 5.0 Tour in China

China is welcoming the PTC CREO 5.0 Tour and since May, Trace Software International, the global leader in software solutions for the industrial engineering, had the immense pleasure of participating as a guest speaker in six distinct events.

The company is a long-term partner of  PTCthe worldwide giant in industrial innovation,  and currently working closely with 15 PTC resellers just in China. Its technological solutions help companies to exploit the immense opportunities that have arisen in the convergence between the digital and physical world through the IoT, augmented reality, 3D printing, the digital twin, and the Industry 4.0 model. PTC produces technological solutions to design, produce and manage products for an intelligent and connected world.
The aim of the tour is to present the latest innovations of PTC CREO 5.0. The 3D CAD software comes with an even more interactive user interface, modeling enhancements for increased productivity and new capabilities in topology optimization, analysis (computational fluid dynamics), additive manufacturing, computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), augmented reality (AR), and multi-CAD.
During the events, they will also talk about mechatronic design and PTC Windchill solutions that allow efficient management of the entire product lifecycle.
Trace Software International, with more than 30 years of experience specializing in intelligent solutions for the electrical engineering, went on stage in front of a total of +400 attendees to talk about its two software for industry professionals.

  • elecworks™ for PTC® Creo® enables to easily integrate the electrical schematic design from elecworks™ to the PTC® Creo® project. Designers can place 3D versions of all electrical parts into their model and run wires/cables/harnesses in 3D to connect all electrical equipment.
  • elecworks™ for PTC® Windchill®  allows managing all information, content, documentation, and processes.

Now more than ever engineering processes are complex, especially as information technology is reshaping the industry. Engineers are expected to create products efficiently and cost-effectively. Also, as the immediate access to data is key from the initial phase of digital design to monitoring in the physical world, the efficient management of the product lifecycle plays a critical role as a resource to create business value.
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10 reasons why elecworks™ is a winning electrical CAD software by Trace Software International

10 reasons why elecworks™ is a winning electrical CAD software

elecworks™  is an electrical CAD software for the design of automation projects and electrical installations. Since 1987 Trace Software International has been a global leader in the development of software solutions (CAD & CAE) and consultancy services for the industrial engineering, with unique expertise in the design of electrical installations.

Why electrical professionals choose elecworks™?

  • elecworks™ is easy to use and intuitive. This software adopts the standard of Windows, including a multi-level UNDO/REDO button for all the features. Also, in the boards of commands, assistance and controls parameter are available. You can save time, avoid the hassle and focus on the electrical design.
  • Many are the features that make elecworks™ a smart design tool, with an overall unmatched automation levelYou can generate electrical schemes through an excel file or use a macro. Macros enable creating a set of functions or types of processes which are reusable. Save design time and increase your productivity thanks to this project standardization functions which also avoid error occurrence.
  • The innovative wiring diagram is a unique feature of elecworks™. This application allows describing the installation through the logical diagram representing the different equipment and the links between them. The description via the synoptic allows to quickly define the equipment and cables and can also be used as a cost estimation tool for a project.
  • Real time multi-users platform dramatically improves the time- to -market, as it allows to work simultaneously while all changes and their derived automation are visible in real time by all members of teams.
  • Trace Software International’ Electrical Content Portal is directly accessible through elecworks™ software. Linked to a world-leading digital engineering 3D content company – Trace Parts, it represents the worldwide renown leading platform with the most comprehensive database of manufacturers certified data.
  • The consistency of data is guaranteed throughout the electrical project thanks to the digital model of the installation, which is basically a database that contains all the information of the installation, from the symbols and links to the complete description of the components and cables. This information is available in real time and for all the users.
  • Quality documentation in multiple languages. During the electrical design process, elecworks™ alerts the user whether an error is detected, to avoid unexpected expenses. The performance of your project is enhanced, and the accuracy of the design empowered to provide a project as close as possible to the production conditions. This electrical CAD software is available in 14 languages.
  • The integration with 3D CAD platform (PTC CREO), ERP and PLM (PTC Windchill) software make elecworks™ a comprehensive software solution for industry professional who is looking to improve their strategic positioning in the market.
  • elecworks™ adapts to your own workflow. Plan your own electrical design project. You can start at any stage of the project, decide who is going to collaborate and where to allocate your resources. elecworks™ is a functional and flexible software which enhance the engineering project by helping avoiding bottleneck in the process.
  • Personalization. You can create customizable documentation as the BOM, thanks to elecworks™ SQL database engine. Add queries, filter, customize your documentation, select the information you need, and create templates in with just a few steps.

It is easy to get started. You can ask for a trial version HERE.

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Are you using the right electrical CAD software by Trace Software International

Are you using the right electrical CAD software?

Electrical CAD has been used in certain industries for many years. Some industries have always required it for their precision designs of products. However, there is a common challenge affecting many companies’ ability to compete effectively within their industries today, that is using the wrong electrical CAD software.

 

Characteristics of an effective electrical CAD tool

Nowadays nothing works in isolation, this being true in our increasingly connected world.  It’s no surprise that, in an engineering environment, one of the ways the effectiveness of an electrical CAD tool is measured by the extent it can interact with other processes and systems. For example, when you use a sophisticated electrical CAD tool, but find you cannot integrate this information to other parts of your product development process, this limits the effectiveness of the system and the ability to meet deadlines.

 

Determine your requirements

The first step is to consider your current situation. Do you already have an electrical CAD software that is outdated or underperforming? Or are you a startup business looking to invest in such a tool for the first time? The answer to this question will determine how you start your search.

 

If your current CAD application needs to be replaced, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Which areas of the software, specifically, are resulting in a slow pace of work?
  • Is the current system awkward and expensive when it comes to running on multiple computers?
  • Is the current system too big a cost?
  • What prompted your decision to reinvest in new CAD software?
  • Do the providers of your current software offer reliable support?

 

If you’re new to the business, here’s what you should be asking yourself:

  • Do you want to be productive in a short period of time?
  • Do you have a budget specifically for electrical CAD software or are funds tight?
  • Do you have one or more people that will need to access the CAD software?
  • What computer hardware do you have to hand?
  • Are you going to be designing products that have both electrical and mechanical components?

 

By taking advantage of the many capabilities of elecworks electrical CAD offers, more industries are finding ways of using our solutions as part of their product design processes. By doing so they are getting ahead of their competitors as well as making their own processes more efficient and less time constrained.

elecworks – our world renown electrical CAD/CAE software – has been specially designed for electrical and automation projects no matter what the size. Our electrical CAD software comes with many additional modules that can be further used to integrate the process design with other software and departments within companies.

Using our software reduces costly errors in the design process with quick selection of manufacturers’ references.  By using simulation and measurement capabilities to calculate the amount of material used in a product before it is constructed – keeps costs down.

elecworks™ allows you to use different kind of workflows according your engineering needs and further allows the ability for multiple users to concurrently access the same project. This feature ensures more efficiency during the working cycle thus reducing runtimes.

Our solutions are flexible, innovative and precise that enable faster project development while applying highest quality standards.

Written by James Glass

 

 

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CAD Drafting Trends in Engineering

The engineering sector and in nearly every industry, is saturated with complex, large-scale projects which demand high precision and design software solutions even before the project development starts.

The concept of CAD is quite easy and really helps any designer to visualize what needs to be focused on, however, with the growing intricacy of engineering projects, this means that today’s engineers, designers etc… face the need to design, test and prepare for manufacture while managing huge amounts of data and with limited time. With precise attention to detail, they need to deliver a final product that is dimensionally accurate and layered in an accurate model with all the necessary aspects required – for a successful design.

Our electrical CAD software elecworks™ has been developed to support the simulation, validation, and optimization of designs. Over the years there has been growing end-customer demand, for new and advanced products that need to be brought to market more quickly, in a highly competitive global market that already has challenges with strict regulations.

That is why Trace Software International is at the forefront for a multitude of electrical software design solutions for:

When electrical CAD is used for engineering projects, it is often referred to as CAE (Computer Aided Engineering).  CAE software includes typical CAD drafting tools, but may also encompass computer-aided analysis (CAA), computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), material requirements planning (MRP), and computer-aided planning (CAP).  CAD software programs are used broadly in lots of industries, including vehicle manufacture, ship building, construction, manufacturing of all types.

Our elecworks™ is an electrical CAD system designed for professionals in engineering. The software is based on a digital model representative database installation or machine. This database allows to work on different views, depending on project needs, while ensuring the integrity of project data. It also allows the simultaneous collaborative work on the same project.

Key features:

  • Auto-routing technology provides highly simplified automatic routing of wires, cables, and harnesses from within a 3D CAD model.
  • Detailed routing information is available instantly to all project user.
  • Electrical schematics design, PLC, terminal strips, reports, cabinet layout.
  • Automated electrical design functions.
  • Video of elecworks™

Engineering industries, especially mechanized engineering firms, use CAD in many ways. Beginning from making engineering sketches to 2D/3Dmodeling, CAD can be used in a lot of the production process.

Modern day electrical CAD software replaces the tedious efforts of manual drafting with an automated process – electrical CAD software is an important tool which enables engineers to virtually see the product, analyze it and make corrections if and when required. CAD software allows engineers and others to have a full idea of the product and its physical characteristics long before production starts.

“Trace Software´s solutions, especially elecworks™,  have become more innovative each and every year with the introduction of the latest software versions – we constantly meet our customer’s business needs…” said Dr. Pedro Puig, CEO of Trace Software International.

Trace Software´s electrical CAD software also enables for objects to may be seen from the any position.

Having the ability to analyze a design and learn about any flaws before starting the production process is attractive for any designer…

By James Glass – The Tech Insider @ tracesoftware

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elecworks™ 2018 : new integration with Windchill, greater level of customization and enhanced automatic routing in 3D for PTC® Creo® .

Trace Software International is thrilled to announce the launch of the newest version of its star design software solution:  elecworks™ 2018. Available in 14 languages, elecworks™ is the best-selling electrical CAD solution worldwide.

Since the early beginnings, Trace Software International (TSI), has been a successful company committed to the development of solutions and services for the engineering industry, specializing in electrical design software.

With 30 years of unique expertise in the design of tools for the creation of electrical projects, it is possible to affirm electrical engineering is in the company DNA.

Trusted by thousands of professionals worldwide, elecworks™ is the electrical CAD system for automation projects and electrical installations. It has been designed as a next generation, easy-to-use, intuitive & powerful tool which offers innovative and unlimited benefits.

 

Newest Features:

 

Time is money, especially when it comes to managing electrical and automatization projects in the engineering industry.  How does elecworks™ 2018 add value to the engineering design project in your company?

Amongst the latest features:

 

  • Automatic bridges bring automation to the next level. As a result, it automatically connects two terminals with the same equipotential or two terminals connected to the same wire, saving valuable design time.

 

  • Natural sort is also a considerable advantage when it comes to the design process, saving time.

 

  • Higher level of customization. Now it is possible to set and customize an array of different properties when it comes to the symbols attributes inserted in a project. Apart from the chance of setting a specific style for the project, the user can also add different parameters to each drawing, such as layers, line types and text styles.

 

  • Enhanced automatic routing in 3D for PTC®Creo® The first ever product able to work in a bidirectional and real-time synchronization with the mechanical research department using the digital model of the 3D project. Now you will be also able to route the wires the elements through the ducts inserted in the 3D model or define your own path inside the cabinet.

 

  • Automatic integration between elecworks™ 2018 and Windchill (PLM) which guarantees the integrity of your design project thanks to the centralized management of all the stages of development, fomenting at the same time a great interaction in between all partners.

 

  • New classification manager so you can now add your own classification to the symbols, parts, title blocks.

 

  • Deferred update Mode. Thanks to our new deferred mode feature, users can reduce and save drawing-time for schemes, in large projects.

 

It is easy to get started. You can now learn more about this cutting-edge design software solution and download a 30-day free trial version: FREE TRIAL.

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 customer experience and support.