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Trace Software International sells elecworks™, the electrical CAD software, to Dassault Systèmes Solidworks

How can Trace Software International make you an industry leader?

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. How can Trace Software International help you to be an industry leader?

With 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.

With our extensive experience and unique market knowledge along with our continuous investments in R&D, continually drive us forward with innovation and has resulted in many industries becoming more aware of the capabilities of our solutions and how they can fit into their businesses. Using our software reduces costly errors in the design process with the 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.

 

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.

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™ allows you to use a different kind of workflows according to 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.

 

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?

 

Boost your productivity and optimize your business using our solutions – That’s why at Trace Software International we have the answers to your requirements. It is easy to start and quickly benefit from using our software solutions compared with our competitors such as Eplan.

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

Fortunately, with our software solutions, and for a variety of industries, it means you won’t have to break the bank to acquire it. Find out how we can help you build a productive future for your business on our website page and for more details on elecworks™ along with the rest our globally used products.

 

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Trace Software International is on tour again

Trace Software International, the leader in the development of software solutions and consultancy services for the industrial engineering, is pleased to announce that the second edition of the roadshow will be held shortly in France and Belgium.

A great season has just begun for Trace Software International. After the success of the first edition, the company decided to repeat the roadshow experience.

Eight dates have been already confirmed at the moment, with the possibility to expand the program:

April 24th in Nantes, April 25th in Lille, April 26th in Wavre, May 31st in Paris, June 12th in Bordeaux, June 20th in Mulhouse, September 18th in Lyon and October 2nd in Le Havre.

During the tour you will meet the experts, get to know software solutions thoroughly, undertake face to face sessions to assess business needs, attend specific demonstrations to understand how to get maximum benefit and maximum efficiency.

Initiatives like the roadshow are important because they take place in a pleasant and much more interactive atmosphere. They are an opportunity to confront and discuss new ideas, exchange common interests and consolidate synergistic relationships.

 

“Roadshows are the ultimate events in the field. After the success of the first edition, we decided to repeat the experience. Bringing our brand to the road is a more interactive and compelling way to engage and connect with potential customers and partners. At Trace Software we firmly believe in the great added value of innovation to compete on the markets. The goal is to create an unforgettable experience that reveals the human side of the company. Every relationship is based on trust and this is the right opportunity to know who is behind our software solutions ” CEO Pedro Puig.

 

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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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industry 4.0 Trace Software International

INDUSTRY 4.0 – The Future of Productivity within Industry?

At Trace Software International we are in-touch with the current trends of industries world-wide. Our software solutions are aimed towards the ever-changing trends that are continuously being adopted.  From our electrical CAD design software, electrical calculation software to Photovoltaics (PV) software – we have all the bases covered.

That´s why when you hear the term Industry 4.0 you may not fully understand what it is exactly. If you think back on the industrial revolution and what it did for the Victorians, then you can understand a little more the idea of Industry 4.0 and you get an idea of the type of change that has been taking hold of the industrial sector.

 

  • Imagine a real-time connected supply/value chain.
  • Imagine connected vehicles, containers and pallets.
  • Imagine connected smart production equipment.
  • Imagine connected mobile and wearable devices.

 

Put simply Industry 4.0 embodies the coming fourth industrial revolution on the way to an internet of Things, Data and Services. Such industry sectors as the energy, automotive, and the production technology industries will be transformed by Industry 4.0.

 

The next revolution in industrialisation

Industry 4.0 is the label, originally given by the German government in 2013, that described the gradual bringing together of traditional manufacturing and industrial practices with the increasingly technological advancements that we have in our world today. During the 18th Century we saw the beginning of mechanical production, while during the 19th and 20th century, mass production was allowed using electricity. The developments of electronics and IT, further automated production during the 1970s, creating the industry a third time.

 

“Advancing technology, in our everyday lives,

has played a significant role in the world of  Industry” 

Trace Software.

 

Industry 4.0 changes the model in the same way as predecessors have done so. Opening a host of new possibilities to improve process, projects and customer experiences. Change is always hard to adapt to, however, those companies that do adapt to new developments, the rewards will be high.

For example, one of our newest software solutions elecworks™ for PTC® Windchill® is a link that operates with PTC® and its Product Lifecycle Management, (PLM) tool Windchill® which will enable you to control data access, manage revision control and full documentation through new automated abilities combined with the growing trends makes it a powerful solution for many companies.

 

What is Industry 4.0?

Using both cloud computing and the internet of things, where processes can be managed from anywhere in the world. New technologies enable the integration of the digital and real worlds:

  • The Internet of Things (IoT): Connecting systems, devices, sensors, assets and people through networks – IoT-ready.
  • Mobile solutions: Including smartphones, tablets.
  • Cloud: Including low-cost processing and data storage solutions.
  • Cyber-physical systems (CPS): Monitoring and controlling physical processes using sensors, actuators and processors, based on digital models of the physical world.
  • Business intelligence Big data analytics: Using data and turning it into actionable insights, such as predictive models, early warning algorithms, workflows and dashboards.
  • Advanced manufacturing technologies: 3D printing, robotics and artificial intelligence.

 

Why Industry 4.0 is so important?

The centralised and offline systems which are not interconnected, offered by traditional manufacturing and production systems, has been challenged by Industry 4.0.

 

The idea is that these factories will evolve into smart factories whereby they will have the ability to self-manage issues and internal processes. Smart factories will enhance the supply chain and production line by adopting information and communication technology. This means, machines and equipment using self-configuration and self-optimisation and artificial intelligence will be able to deliver cost efficient tasks and services.

 

Example

One such company that is helping change the way on how industries are connected, operated and managed is called Green Systèmes based in France. It is an expert and multi-disciplinary team which helps to optimize the energy performance of buildings and equipment by simplistic interfaces, traceable data and effective monitoring, offering its solution to tertiary, industry, community and agriculture professionals. With energy saving, real-time data and remote control of equipment, is leading industry towards the next change industrial revolution.

 

Advantages of Industry 4.0

  • Increased-competitiveness

Manufacturers can now choose locations based on technical capabilities and proximity to consumer demand, rather than decisions driven primarily by wages.

 

  • Increased-productivity

Quicker, more efficient production around the clock.

 

  • Increased revenue and profitability

Enables things like predictive and preventive maintenance and upgrades, which results in lower downtime and less capital expenditure over time.

 

  • Manufacturing process optimization

Collaboration along the entire supply-chain becomes possible, increased efficiency, optimization and innovation, in the long run across the manufacturing industry.

 

  • Seamless record keeping and traceability

Capture and analysis of data also means better record archiving and search capabilities.

 

Many companies within various industries are embracing a greater number of connected technologies – to improve their processes. Industry 4.0 will change the entire manufacturing system, from the architecture and organizational structure to products, services and business models along with value chain.

 

The development of these solutions will be incremental and part of a long-term trend, but the opportunity is already here today for many to utilise.

By James Glass – The Tech Insider @tracesoftware

 

 

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Trace Sofwtare International to exhibit at Fise

Trace Software International to Exhibit at Fise in Colombia

With 30 years of experience, Trace Software International, leading company in the creation of design software solutions for the electrical engineering, is thrilled to announce that will exhibit at the 7th edition of Fise in Medellin (Colombia) on November 29th and 30th and December 1st, 2017.

Trace Software International will participate at Fise – the most important specialized event in the electrical industry in the country of Colombia.  This special fair trade offers a unique space to unlock overseas business opportunities, boost commercial exchanges and promote relationships with the different stakeholders from the international markets, especially those from Latin America and the Caribbean.

This is an excellent setting for the company to showcase its three winning software solutions: elec calc™ BIM, elecworks™ and archelios™ O&M for the buildings of today and tomorrow.

Therefore, Trace Software International will hold a technical conference on the 30th of November regarding software tools within the electrical engineering industry, exposing he company latest researches and advances in BIM and PV BIM.

Trace Software International will be welcoming you at booth RO – 066, Red Hall,  during all the trade show 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 IFC4 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 free trial version

 

elecworks™ 2018 – the latest release

 

elecworks™ is the innovative electrical CAD software for the design of automation projects and electrical installations. With 30 years of experience, it possible to affirm electrical engineering is in the company DNA. Available in 16 languages, elecworks™ is also the best-selling electrical CAD solution worldwide.

 

The latest features of elecwork™ 2018 include:

 

  • Automatic multi-level bridges bring automation to the next stage. It allows saving time when defining bridges for terminals that share the same equipotential.
  • Natural sort is also a considerable advantage when it comes to draw time saving
  • Automatic routing for PTC®Creo® The first ever product able to work in real time with the mechanical research department using the digital model of the 3D project. Now you also will route cables and wires by your paths and ducts.
  • Automatic integration between elecworks™ 2018 and PTC Windchill (PLM) which guarantees the integrity of your design project.

 

It is easy to get started. You can now learn more about this cutting-edge design software solution and download the 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 free trial version

 

Fise

 

Fise will take place in Medellin (Colombia) on November 29th and 30th and December 1st, 2017.

With over 350 Colombian and international exhibitors, Fise is a high level commercial and academic event bringing together the electrical industry’s policies, trends, vision and challenges. Since the beginning and now on its seventh edition, FISE has promoted the appropriate dialog amongst energy industry members who seek new corporate and business opportunities, promoting the electrical sector in national and international markets.

Trace Software International is looking forward to welcoming you at booth RO – 066, Red Hall,  during all the fair-trade event.

 

 

BIM LEVELS AND ELEC CALC BIM BY TRACE SOFTWARE INTERNATIONAL

Maturity Model and BIM Levels

BIM is becoming a global language for the infrastructure and construction sector, enabling greater collaboration and movement of capabilities across borders. Trace Software International is at the forefront of integrating its electrical calculation with BIM. With our exciting partnership our of software elec calc™ and BIM & CO – produces a powerful combined software for BIM.

The Building Information Modelling (BIM) has been a growing, valuable tool in the hands of anyone who works in the building industry. That is why our elec calc™ BIM solution meets the changing demands within the construction industry. This a module that integrates calculation software in BIM with the following iterative processes: Facilitating the flow between a 3D model and the electrical sizing and calculation that all meet the IFC format standards.

 

What is BIM?

Based on this information, the full life-cycle of a building, from initial conception to project completion, can be managed effectively. In that sense, it’s an indispensable part of the decision-making process.

BIM refers to a collaborative method of working which is based on the generation and exchange of data between various project parties on the same project. In our elec calc™ BIM solution it features the ability within installation, to build the one-line diagram from the explorer and also build the one-line diagram from the 3D mock-up.

It provides a powerful way to access the BIM objects and stay current with this growing trend in construction design.

Architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC), for a long time these industries have sought out to increase productivity and quality, while at the same time decrease costs as well as project delivery time, hence using BIM gives the best potential in reaching these goals.

BIM simulates the construction project in a virtual environment.  Just as in our elec calc™ BIM solution allows you to create a one-line diagram of electrical an installation from the BIM model and define the cable routing (calculating lengths, adding cables as objects).

The key benefit of a BIM is its accurate geometrical representation of the parts of a building, in an integrated data environment. Some great features of elec calc™ BIM  include IFC Explorer, your electrical objects are recognized from IFC data and interactions between Explorer, 3D Viewer and  elec calc™  one-line diagram, identifying components in real time between your 3D Viewer and the one-line diagram.

 

The BIM Maturity Model

The BIM maturity model describes levels of maturity with regards to the ability of the construction supply chain to operate and exchange information.

The BIM model levels are applied to the entirety of the project scenario however a company may claim to operate at Level 2 but, can only operate at Level 1 which is very normal as companies or organisation mature on different timescales.

There are different levels of shared collaboration in a construction project. Those are known as BIM maturity levels. As we proceed through the levels, the collaboration between the various sides is increasing. At the time being, there are four distinct BIM maturity levels.

 

·         BIM Level 0 (Low Collaboration)

It’s the simplest step of the information generating process. It doesn’t practically involve any level of cooperation. Level 0 is essentially the use of computer aided design (or CAD tools) to create drawings and drawn elements using IT software.

·        BIM Level 1  (Partial Collaboration)

Within Level 1, we progress from CAD to generate suites of 2D information, followed by non-federated 3D models.

·         BIM Level 2 (Full Collaboration)

The focus of interest on this level is the way in which the information is shared across the various project members.

·         BIM Level 3 (Full Integration)

BIM Level 3 is the goal for the construction industry. Its main point is the attainment of full integration (iBIM) of the information in a cloud-based environment.

The maturity model is also used to define the supporting infrastructure required at each level of capability.

 

BIM Dimensions

A common misconception around BIM relates with its dimensions. The dimensions are different than the BIM maturity levels. BIM dimensions are inextricably connected to the type of data that can become available through the process. They can be found both in BIM Level 2 and Level 3.

There are four types of BIM dimensions:

3D: It refers to 3D generated drawings.
4D: It is linked to time management.
5D: It concerns data that relates with the cost of the project.
6D: It’s a dimension dedicated to the life cycle management of a building.

 

What can BIM working do, that conventional working can’t?

elec calc™ BIM allows information to be shared by different participants along the different stages of design, construction and operation. From the aspect of cable routing you have the ability for the calculation of cable lengths, and of the added cables as objects in the layout.

Model checking could be described as the detailed process of examining a system model on if it is meeting certain criteria. It’s understandable that model checking has tremendous importance for BIM. Model checking is a central element in computer science and by extension in BIM. With elec calc™ BIM, 3D model updates are available, import a review of IFC and receive a notification of the changes in the installation one-line diagram – Export IFC and BCF.

There is no question that the concept of collaborative working has become more popular over the years and is now becoming the standard practice for many countries and companies.

 

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