Electrical

electrical software automation

This workshop offers a user-friendly and powerful solution for electrical systems design. Thanks to the multi-document and multi-user project structure, you can quickly and effectively design small or large projects.


  • Diagram representation according to your company standards
  • Build and simulate complete electrical systems
  • Full IEC and NEMA standards support
  • Customizable symbols
  • Component sizing
  • Full range of analysis and validation tools
  • Component failure management
  • Test and validate PLC logic sequences on a complete virtual system
trade oriented editor

Trade Oriented Editor

This workshop offers special editing functions and features especially adapted to create electrical system documentation. Combined with the system design features, this provides a user-friendly and efficient environment for the electrical designer.

Dynamic and Realistic Simulation

The Electrical Simulator is based on established and reliable modeling techniques. During simulation, you can precisely monitor voltage, current, resistance and impedance at any point in a circuit. For example, you can validate control logic sequences, apply loads to motors and see the effects on current, speed or on other elements such as protection devices, etc.

Extensive NEMA and IEC Symbol Libraries

The Electrical Symbol Libraries will serve the needs of the most demanding system designers. All symbols are supplied in separate libraries for each standard, in a very comprehensive way. Searching for the right symbol is fast and easy. The specialized editor also complies with the standards by differentiating power and controls components, thus making it easy to identify machine elements.

Trade Oriented Editor, Dynamic and Realistic Simulation, Extensive NEMA and IEC Symbol Libraries

Cable and Wire Management

You can manage all spool-related data such as materials, gauges, colours, patterns, detailed representations of cables, etc. You can also create cable types by combining wires in different configurations (coaxial, twisted pairs, or shields). The wire material, gauge and length are taken into consideration to simulate wire electrical resistance giving a precise measurement of voltage drop across cables.

Cable and Wire Management
Complete Connector Structure

Complete Connector Structure

The Connector Builder allows you to construct complex connector structures including geometrically customizable housings, modules and cavities. Any electric plug or socket can be matched to any cavity in a given connector, paving the way for harness building.

Dynamic Connector Image

The connectivity information can be displayed for each connector cavity. A complete scaled representation of the connector, along with hyperlinks to and from the electric plugs or sockets render connections analysis and navigation between connector's cavities easy.

Panel Layout Designer

Tools are available to quickly implement and design entire scaled cabinets and junction boxes. Components can easily be inserted simply by dragging and dropping them into the workspace. The number of components in the library is automatically updated with every insertion of a component to reduce design errors. A rail mounting for assembly grouping as well as ducting elements for wires are made available for quick design.

panel layout designer

Fully Customizable Connection Diagrams

The Connection Diagram Editor empowers you to create complete diagrams showing the connectivity between the components in your electrical schematic. When creating a connection diagram, elements are automatically matched with the corresponding components. Connections and cable structure information are added and tagged with only a few clicks. Changes in the electrical schematic are automatically updated and flagged in the connection diagram.

Black Box Model, Implementation for Complete Autonomy

This feature gives automation specialists the ability to design new components. If a specific symbol or a more complex function, such as controllers, is required, the Black Box component enables you to create it using buttons, digital and analog I/O, text, or HMI elements.

grafcet diagram, one line electrical diagram, create single line , pneumatic,

Diagnostic Tools

Automation Studio™ provides extensive Diagnostic Tools allowing for the detection of inconsistencies or errors
such as:

  • Free connectors
  • Free emitter/receiver
  • Uniqueness of item identifier
  • Components directly connected (without wire)
  • Non-associated links
  • Components not associated to a catalogue part
  • Too many wires on a component connector
  • Redundant wires
  • Declared failures
  • All accessories with symbol
  • Free accessories with symbol
  • Components with locked item identifier
  • Components with locked displayable number

Motor Soft Starter and Variable Frequency Drives

A Motor Soft Starter and Variable Frequency Drive Library is available. It offers components built according to real models from manufacturers such as Siemens™, Allen-Bradley™, WEG™, and Schneider™.

Motor Soft Starter and Variable Frequency Drives
Motor Soft Starter and Variable Frequency Drives
     

Component-Specific Builders

You can build simple or complex electrical devices, and define all their physical, electrical, and functional properties. These builders are available for all device types including:

  • Protection
  • Relay
  • Switch
  • Sensor
  • Connector
  • Splice
  • Cable and wire spool
  • Connection block
  • Soft Starter
  • Variable frequency drive
  • Terminal strip
  • Commutator
  • Cam switch

PLC Component Builder

This tool allows you to configure PLC I/O cards, CPU, racks, micro PLCs, etc. You can also define your PLC internal logic, which can be simulated along with all other technologies.

PLC Component Builder

Design Features

From simple to large scale systems, the Electrical library automatically offers advanced design features
such as:

  • Naming of components in a customized format
  • Wire numbering in a customized format
  • Line and wire connect/break
  • Cross-referencing
  • Component renaming for copy/cut/paste operations
  • Report generation
  • Connection diagram generation
  • Terminal strip and cable connectivity diagram
  • Hyperlinks between associated components

Simulation Parameters

  • AC/DC Current (RMS/average/instant)
  • AC/DC Voltage (RMS/average/instant)
  • Frequency
  • Resistance
  • Inductance
  • Capacitance
  • Temperature
  • Torque
  • Energy (Active/Reactive/Apparent)
  • Speed
  • Power (Active/Reactive/Apparent)
  • Power factor
  • Component failure