PowerCad has been widely acknowledged as the leading software package for providing optimum electrical engineering design solutions in Australia, New Zealand and other regions of the world, such as South Africa. PowerCad is used by major engineering consultancies, electrical contractors, switchboard manufacturers and end users as both a design tool and standards compliance check for installations.
PowerCad allows circuit breaker selection with full co-ordination curves to ensure selectivity or cascading according to design requirements. Cable voltage drop calculations are automatically included along with full fault loop impedance, earth system impedance and cable thermal stress considerations. The cable selections and calculations are performed to the latest release of AS/NZS 3008.1.1. In addition, PowerCad can check compliance to clauses of AS/NZS 3000 for arc fault clearing capacity on feeds of 800 Amps and above, as well as supply circuit discrimination of protective devices less than 250 Amps.
The inclusion of ABB low voltage products into the latest update, ensures PowerCad users have access to a wide range of the leading electrical engineering products available from ABB.
ABB is renowned for innovative product solutions and the PowerCad-5 software update includes recent product releases such as the advanced Emax 2 air circuit breaker range. This allows designers to easily include this new range of air circuit breakers which offers the most compact footprint ever seen in low voltage distribution solutions. By allowing the selection of Emax 2 air circuit breakers, PowerCad enables users to select the cutting edge technology and superior performance of the Emax 2, as well as the new generation of trip units available to this range.
Also included are solutions for 690 Volt and 1000 Volt applications which further extends the application of PowerCad for users in mining and other dedicated applications.
The release of the PowerCad-5 update with ABB low voltage products is sure to enhance the ability of PowerCad users to provide optimum design solutions for their projects.