Trace Software International announced today the release of elecworks 2011, the newest version of the electrical CAD SolidWorks-integrated software. With a focus on its 3D capabilities, this latest release provides automation engineers with great PLC design flexibility as well as precisely-defined visualization of cables and wires in automated 3D wiring.
Elecworks’ new 3D capabilities present multiple advantages to automation professionals. 3D design enables faster design and production cycle. Precise wire length calculations enable pre-assembly wire processing in a streamlined production cycle. Users can visualize the space occupied in a panel or prevent component collision without resorting to a time-consuming and costly prototype. 3D wire views are realistic showing separate wires in a duct in the automatic 3D panel or machine wiring process.
This latest release of the innovation award winning elecworks 2011 offers users the following highlighted features:
-PLC management features automate the creation of PLCs with features to adapt cards to your needs.
-Dynamic PLC insertion with customizable selectable signals all with personalized descriptions.
-Automated selectable PLC macros per channel for easy full creation of all PLC I/O.
-Views for 3D automated wire routing are more realistic and show separate wires within duct for more precise wire length calculations.
-Connection label feature to easily represent and locate all connection information for a device in a single glance.
“The new 2011 release of elecworks reinforces easy-to-use operation while adding new exciting abilities like dynamic insertion of PLCs signals, direct copy-paste from excel and more realistic section and colors and 3D auto-routing within SolidWorks.”, declares Dr. Pedro Puig Deu, General Manager of Trace Software International. “Based on user experience, these enhancements are designed to further improve out-of-the-box capabilities while offering customization and flexibility to meet our clients’ changing needs”.
Already available in 6 languages including English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, elecworks 2011 is now also available in traditional Chinese (Taiwan).