Following discussions on the forum, you will find in this article the comparison I started to create between 4 electrical calculation software, used for the design and calculation of electrical installation, based on my own experience. I would be glad to get complementary information and opinions from other users of such electrical software.
The comparison presents the following electrical calculation software:
I believe my criteria are self-explanatory, but tell me if some are not and I will clarify.
please add your own opinions and complements in comments, such as:
• other criteria of importance for you
• other electrical calculation software you are using, and your evaluation on my criteria
In particular, I heard about DocWin which I do not know.
Based on your feedbacks, I will update my comparison and re-publish it
|XLpro² Calcul 1.3.03||Simaris Design 5.0||MyEcodial L 3.4||Caneco BT 5.3|
|LV genset||Yes (only on MLVS)||Yes at any place in the network||Yes (only on MLVS)||Yes (only on MLVS)|
|Power factor correction||Yes||No||Yes||Yes but no choice of the capacitor bank|
|Protection diagram||Yes||Yes||Yes (with curve setting)||Yes|
|Standard compliance||IEC 60364||IEC 60364||IEC 60364||IEC 60364|
|NF C15-100||NF C15-100||NF C15-100|
|User friendlyness||Clear and single diagram user friendly||Clear and single diagram user friendly||Sometime confusing||Too much information to set, confusing, single line diagram not easy to use|
|Report completion||basic||basic||basic||Very detailed|
|Export||To XLpro²||??||To Rapsody||Caneco Implant, Office Elec.|
|Switchgear database||Legrand||Siemens||Schneider Electric||Multi-manufacturer|
|Price||Free||Free||Free||~ 1000 €|