Trace Software International: elecworks
About Trace Software International:
As a Software Developer, Trace Software has been providing design and management software solutions since 1990 for the industrial automation and power distribution markets.
elecworks™ is a brand-new and revolutionary, high end electrical and automation CAD package, specifically designed for companies using SolidWorks as their mechanical design tool.
When using elecworks™, users work in real time with the digital mock-up of their electrical or automation project. The product will be used all along the life of the installation from the sales team level to the production team. The whole project is stored into a SQL Server database.
elecworks™ lets users enter data project data from the preliminary research stages. A huge part of the project planning can be achieved without having to do any scheme diagrams, thanks to the processing tools such as the Line Diagram and Components Management features.
From within SolidWorks, users can access elecworks™ data and visualize all the schematics related to their design as well as use the seamless integrated features to bring a new way of sharing information between the mechanical and the electrical teams. This allow for better evaluation of the impact of the electrical needs on the complete design.
The database driven kernel will make it possible to maintain bidirectional links between equipment in the 3D SolidWorks mock-up and the corresponding symbol on the relevant diagram.
From the cable and wiring lists and the connection information in the elecworks Routing and Cabling module, users will be able to design the cabling system on the SolidWorks mock-up and to update the part list table with the different calculated lengths.
This newly conceived software developed with cutting edge technologies, distilling 20+ years of professional experience uses standard formats: Ms-office like ribbons user interface for fast operation, Windows native, SQL databases driven, DWG, sldprt, sldasm graphics files formats.
There is a real integration between projects’ mechanical and electrical views through a unique databases access (also within SolidWorks) which enables real time bidirectional information update. There is no need for data import / export to match schematics & mechanical views.
- Single Line Diagram and multi-line schemes integration. The description via the diagram allows rapid
- Automatic 3D wiring routing within panels, considering the true cable type and allowing for segregat
- 3D parts insertion & placement within assemblies. Creation of 3D Cabinets/Panels. Navigate & View dr
- PLC management (automated generation of PLC drawings, dynamic card insertion feature) and harness d
- PDM link : electrical project data can be integrated within SolidWorks Enterprise PDM and allow user