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Elec Calc™ BIM 2019: The Most Rigorous Electrical Design and calculation within the BIM Process

Parul Dubey on April 10, 2019 - in News, Products, Technology

Trace Software International, the expert in the design of software for electrical engineering, announces the launch of the latest version of elec calc™ BIM.

elec calc ™ BIM 2019 is the first software in the world that perfectly integrates the electrical calculation into the Open BIM process. With elec calc™ BIM, the user can design, calculate and size the electrical installation in the digital model in IFC 4 format, generated by any 3D architecture software (Revit, ArchiCAD, SketchUp …).

This state-of-the-art software allows information to be shared by different stakeholders along the different stages of design, construction, and operation. The software facilitates the construction of the one-line diagram in connection with the 3D model. From the aspect of cable routing, the software will propose an optimal routing of the cables and the possibility of exporting the cables as objects in the source IFC model. With elec calc™ BIM, 3D model updates are available. It is possible to import a review of IFC and receive a notification of the changes in the installation one-line diagram and export both IFC and BCF.

By using elec calc™ BIM, professionals can benefit from the latest in electrical calculation efficiency within the BIM process. In fact, a more rigorous and integrated design leads to lower constructions costs, through less waste. Furthermore, the software allows improved risk management as it is possible to count on more reliable information.



  • Improved navigation in the integrated 3D viewer
  • Ability to import multiple IFC files with the management of common objects to different files.
  • Ability to draw paths in the viewer to complete the routing network. The user is not blocked in case of missing paths in the digital model.

Revit plug-in

To be integrated into Revit, it facilitates communications with elec calc™ BIM:

o Pre-configuration of the IFC export

o Import in Revit the properties of the components that have been completed in elec calc™ BIM with a synchronization management function between elec calc™ BIM and Revit.

o Creation of nomenclatures from elec calc™ BIM data




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