May 18, 2017
PowerCalc™ won Gold in Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s annual contest for Product of the Year 2016.
In our initial January 24th newsletter in this series, seven (7) reasons for winning were discussed: (1) the PowerCalc algorithm, (2) the PowerCalc panel, (3) the PowerCalc process, (4) PowerCalc for NEC compliance, (5) the PowerCalc Wizard, (6) PowerCalc in the Cloud, and (7) the PowerCalc experience.
In the last article in this series, let’s discuss Reason #7 in more detail: the PowerCalc experience.
It’s Good to Make Money
There’s no way around it, PowerCalc just makes electrical engineering design more efficient and accurate. Experience at least a 40% savings just in design time. That does not even take into account the lack of mistakes, building department comments and lawsuits.
Making money has always been important to me. Especially, when I established my own engineering consulting firm. And, in our next issue, this is a topic I will discuss in depth. In short, PowerCalc was invented out of necessity to get a lot of work done and has made my consulting firm profitable. Reason #1 The Algorithm
It’s Good to Automate
PowerCalc automates the electrical design process.
It is well established that automation is the driver in our techcentric society and business world.
Automation drives productivity across all businesses large or small. Changes, even small ones, over time snowball into massive gains in productivity.
This process includes: automation of processes with databases, standards, and updated procedures resulting in fewer errors, fewer building department comments and fewer issues with finished designs. And, just less time spent on design and repetitive calculations.
It's Good to Work Together
As you all know, PowerCalc is the first electrical engineering software in the cloud. So, you no longer have to worry about access to the latest updates from anywhere, any time or on any device. Reason #3 Process
It's Good to Take It Easy
PowerCalc makes the design process easy: just 3 inputs per circuit (load kVA, load type and number of poles). Frankly, anyone can input these numbers freeing the engineer to focus on the actual design for a project such as determining the best way to optimize the power distribution system. Reason #1 The Algorithm
It's Good to Be Accurate
Other softwares give you blank data tables to fill in. Again, a lot of work for you. But not PowerCalc.
Our proprietary database provides fully populated lookup tables. No blanks for you to fill in or other work for you to do to comply with the National Electric Code. So, put your 1500+ page NEC workbook away. Reason #4 NEC
It's Good to Have a Wizard
And to make it even easier, PowerCalc has a Wizard which further streamlines the process. Reason #5 Wizard
It's Good to Win
PowerCalc won Gold in 2016 for Product of the Year in software, and we intend to keep winning. We are implementing lots of new apps…such as an automatic and fully integrated 1 Line Diagram. 1 Line Diagram