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- 2010/10/21 at 4:59 pm #10233
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 MV protection No Yes No No // transfo Yes Yes Yes Yes LV genset Yes (only on MLVS) Yes at any place in the network Yes (only on MLVS) Yes (only on MLVS) Switchboard coupling No Yes No No UPS Yes No No Yes Operating mode No Yes No No Power factor correction Yes No Yes Yes but no choice of the capacitor bank Fuse Yes Yes Yes Yes Motor starter No Yes Yes Yes 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 €2010/10/26 at 7:40 am #11586
Dear Laurent your comparison is very interesting, I agree with your classification.2010/10/27 at 12:02 am #11583AnonymousGuest
PowerCad-5 electrical design software ticks all the boxes plus includes, Schneider, Terasaki, NHP, GE switchgear2010/10/27 at 1:26 am #11584AnonymousGuest
Hi – Is the Simaris software (full version) available free from the Siemens website or is it a limited period trial version only?2010/10/28 at 12:35 am #11588AnonymousGuest
How to get XLPRO2 calcul ? where can i do the download ?
I agree with your classification and comparision.2010/11/03 at 7:23 am #11594AnonymousGuest
You have forgotten a big one “trace elec” by Apave2010/11/03 at 4:03 pm #11595
PowerCad-5 electrical design software ticks all the boxes plus includes, Schneider, Terasaki, NHP, GE switchgear
It sounds great, I never heard about it here (I saw on Internet it’s coming from Australia)
can you tell us more about it:
Is it expensive?
are you a regular user yourself? and what are the main interesting functionalities you like in it?
and how often are the manufacturers data (Legrand, GE …)2010/11/03 at 4:05 pm #11596
How to get XLPRO2 calcul ? where can i do the download ?
I agree with your classification and comparision.
To my knowledge the only way is to ask for it from Legrand sales people2010/11/03 at 4:07 pm #11597
You have forgotten a big one “trace elec” by Apave
I never used it myself, can you tell us more about it, how you would position it on the same criteria … and I will update my comparison in the future. Thanks2010/11/03 at 4:09 pm #11598
Hi – Is the Simaris software (full version) available free from the Siemens website or is it a limited period trial version only?
You can dowload it (check the link I included) and register to use it. It is free and there is no limited period of use.2010/11/05 at 12:52 am #11601AnonymousGuest
Most major consulting engineers and electrical contractor licence PowerCad-5 in Australia.
The manufactures data bases are updated as new products are released. The GE EntelliGuard ACB has just been added. The Legrand data based has been updated and waiting verification prior to release. The Terasaki data base has just been updated. PowerCad-5 supports AutoCAD 2011.2010/11/05 at 12:36 pm #11599Alen MatanovicParticipant
does anyone here have any experience with EasyPower from ESA??
it's really good and simple/friendly user programe, but it's more orientated to voltages over 1kV,, e.g. transimission and distribution..
also, there's free demo version, fully working, but saving and printing/exporting options are unavailable..
sorry for my bad english,, i'm no native speaker..
cheers,, alen ;)..2010/11/08 at 11:55 am #11628
A couple of precision about Caneco BT:
– LV genset source supply is possible at any place in the network.
– Caneco BT is calculating in normal and stand-by installation configuration.
– Also Caneco BT multi-manufacturer database integrates technical settings. This allows Caneco BT to make an automatic selection of most adapt cables and protective devices between 10 manufacturer catalogs.
– Caneco BT also makes Import/Export from/to Excel.
I keep at your disposal for any further information.
ALPI Sales Manager (Caneco BT software editor)
http://www.caneco.eu2010/11/26 at 7:05 pm #11643AnonymousGuest
For my ecodial L software, its better if show implementation case by case and give the demos.. edition.for user !2010/11/30 at 6:51 am #11647
I agree on the comparisson indicated above, but i tried DocWin, which almost cover all features mentioned except for switchboard coupling but rest of elements such that but not limited to, transformer sizing, cable sizing, busway sizing, short circuit calc., voltage drop calc, ups effect, motors, capacitor banks (power factor correction), are covered .i belive that this software is so powerfull, moreover, you can request a free copy from the site of abb by sending them a request from your business mail.
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