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Design Software #141244
07/05/04 05:07 PM
07/05/04 05:07 PM
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aland  Offline OP
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Hi guys anybody out there use software for designing installations? What is your verdict on its performance? Just read a bit of a write up in Electrical Times on Cablecalc it sounds pretty good for the price any users with info? I think its an Ausie company developing it Claymont Pty. Hopefuly might ring a bell with our down-under collegues. Presume that it is developed around BS 7671.

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Re: Design Software #141245
07/28/04 08:55 AM
07/28/04 08:55 AM
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Amtech Cablemaster is fairly useful esp. the single cable program. UK Bs 7671.

Re: Design Software #141246
07/28/04 04:24 PM
07/28/04 04:24 PM
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aland  Offline OP
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Hi Derick, Welcome to ECN, good to hear that someone else uses software for design agree Amtech is pretty good, use single cable on a hand held myself. Useful for verification out on site, especially when the client decides to make unscheduled changes to installations mid flight. Thanks for the response.
Alan

Re: Design Software #141247
07/30/04 04:08 AM
07/30/04 04:08 AM
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Hi Aland, I have used PowerCalc I think it is the big brother to Cable Calc.

It is a good piece of software.

They have a range from Quickcable through to Powercad I think.

It is easy than some of the others I have used such as spearhead software.

Both Aussie firms.

Spearhead has a 15 day full working version you can download.

Re: Design Software #141248
07/31/04 12:42 PM
07/31/04 12:42 PM
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aland  Offline OP
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Hi Dapo, Thanks for the info, might just give it a whirl, the line drawings that this software produces look pretty good for industrial / commercial installations sort of simple thing that the client needs to have at hand over.


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