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Trace Software Releases elec calc 2023 for Electrical Calculations, Installations

ST. ROMAIN, France, Nov 27, 2023 – Trace Software is pleased to introduce the innovations developed in 2023 elec calc electrical calculation software.

elec calc is a software dedicated to high and low voltage electrical installations, which enables real-time calculation of projects, according to current international standards, whether for industrial, tertiary, EV installations or high voltage structures. The software has unique features that facilitate studies and guarantee the quality of installations.

In 2023, Trace Software has chosen to develop functionalities both for complex installations requiring high voltage management and for tertiary installations by optimizing ergonomics in order to speed up project design.

Users of EPLAN’s Electric P8 software will also be able to automatically generate their diagrams from calculations made in elec calc.

Used mainly in the industrial engineering sector, EPLAN Electric P8 is a CAD software designed for the automation of electrical engineering design. It supports a wide variety of engineering methods: from manual creation through to standardized and template-based approaches.

elec calc now has a gateway that allows the diagram of an electrical installation to be  exported to EPLAN Electric P8. Engineers retrieve the distribution architecture and equipment selection made in the elec calc project and send them to Electric P8 to generate automatically the schematic design.

elec calc integrates directional protection and inter-trip. Directional protection is used to detect short-circuits selectively according to the direction of current flow. It can therefore only detect currents flowing in a given direction.

Inter-trip is a link between two circuit-breakers which, in the event of one tripping, forcibly trips the other. The main purpose of inter-tripping is to ensure a coordinated response from the protection devices to isolate a faulty zone.

Management of time-dependent curves

elec calc integrates the high voltage protection relays and allows a phase and zero sequence protection plan to be defined.  It is possible to define phase overcurrent protection (ANSI 51/50 and ANSI 67) and zero sequence overcurrent protection (ANSI 51N/50N and ANSI 67N).

For each of the overcurrent protections, it is possible to choose a threshold, a time delay and a tripping curve according to the choices available on the selected manufacturer reference.

Electrical standards: what’s new

New with the BS standard and changes to the RGIE

BS 7671 – The British Standard is now available in elec calc. It includes installation methods and all the associated controls.

RGIE – The controls linked to the type of differential are now integrated into the recently updated paragraph 7.722 dedicated to IRVE terminals.

Integrating new components

Flexible bar ducts

The ERIFLEX FlexBus range from nVent has been integrated into the ducting section in elec calc manufacturer catalogue. It is now possible to model the flexible bar ducts generally installed at the output of transformers or alternators for ease of installation.

More ergonomics for design

New functions have been developed to speed up project design. Quick entry, component explorer, diagram 2.0 and automatic location modification automate the design stages as far as possible.

To know more about the new features in elec calc 2023, visit

About Trace Software International

For more than 30 years, Trace Software has been designing software for the design and operation of electrical and solar installations for building and industry. Trace Software’s solutions cover the needs of electrical and photovoltaic projects, from design to operation and network dimensioning. The company is also present on the digital mock-up market with a complete platform for the design of electrical installations in Open BIM.

Based in Saint-Romain de Colbosc in Seine-Maritime, Trace Software distributes its solutions in Europe, Africa, South America, and Asia via distributors and subsidiaries in Germany, Spain, Morocco, and China. For more information, visit

Nitin Patil
Nitin Patil
Editor and Director of Content, Nitin completed his Master's in Mass Communication & Journalism and having 13 years of work experience as an editor, content writer with renowned international technical magazines and media companies. He is associated with CAD,CAM industry since 2008.

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