I have found a new electrical software on Internet: Simaris Design Basic. It is a software for electrical installation calculation: short-circuit calculations, cables sizing and protection devices choice and settings. This is a new version. I knew the old version of this software – 1.5, which is not available any more.
I have downloaded the software from Internet. The good point is that it is available in several languages (the previous version was only in German and English).
This design software has the following functionalities:
- Output rating requirements of the feeders
- Cable cross sections and number of cores required for the LV power cables/lines
- MV switchgear and LV protective devices
- Distribution board type and enclosure space requirements
There is an export to Word and Autocad, which is a good point.
However, a lot of components are still missing, there is no power factor correction, no UPS and the motor starting is very limited.
Also, there is no enough information about the Standards used in the software (for short-circuit calculation, cables sizing and etc.). According to Internet, the software is dimensioned according to the VDE and IEC standards, but which exactly ?