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As our readers and colleagues know by now, PowerCalc(tm) is committed to innovation.

Our software is covered by a US patent, and won Product of the Year awards in 2016 and 2019 for first and only electrical software in the cloud and with simultaneously generated 1 Line Diagram. And we've got even bigger innovations coming your way in 2020 so stay turned. 

But, with the new decade, let's first count the reasons why PowerCalc is currently the leader in electrical design software for buildings.

1.  The Power of the PowerCalc Algorithm.

PowerCalc is based on a new approach. PowerCalc aggregates values from the bottom-up (from the circuit to the power grid) ensuring that all electrical load calculations are actual loads and not estimates. Then, the calculations are integrated as a single, bundled, integrated calculation tied to a proprietary database instead of approaching the calculations one-at-a-time or in segments.  This approach results in exacting accuracy, all in compliance with the National Electrical Code (NEC)PowerCalc Patent

2. The Power of the PowerCalc Panel.

As you know, each engineering company has its own panel schedule. Generally these schedules are completed manually or with simple calculations. In contrast, PowerCalc's panel is the software and used as an "engine" for the calculations. The panel is not just a "placeholder".

3. The Power of the PowerCalc Process.                                    

The user calculates the Branch Circuit with just 3 easy inputs: load kVA, # of poles and load type per circuit. Multiple circuits form a Branch Circuit Panel. The Branch Circuit Panel is then connected to a Distribution Panel and finally these multiple panels are connected to the Main Distribution Panel. Equipment, such as HVAC, pumps, etc., can be connected to any of the panels.

The PowerCalc approach of moving from downstream to upstream, results in an accurate and well-designed Power Distribution System inside the facility. PowerCalc's 7 million+ equations do all the calculations for you....nothing needs to be done manually.

 (a) Instantaneous updates for changes. Then, because all calculations are integrated, any change at any time and for any value is instantaneous. That's instantaneous propagation across the entire power distribution system, including the addition or deletion of loads, voltage, phase, and any engineering value. 

(b) Simultaneously generated 1 Line Diagram. And this integration also provides for the simultaneous generation of the 1 Line Diagram...the user can see it build and change throughout the design process. Just like changes in (a) above, the 1 Line Diagram is instantaneously updated for each and every change / new input.

(c) Short Circuit Calculations. This integration with the 1 Line Diagram also results in the short circuit calculation being automatically calculated. When Short Circuit Calculations are completed with results displayed on the 1 Line Diagram, then AIC ratings for equipment are also automatically specified on the panel schedules.

4.  The Power of PowerCalc for NEC compliance.

PowerCalc tabulates loads by type and automatically applies NEC demand factors. The user can manually override demand factors to meet their specific project needs.

Just think, you may never have to open the NEC Handbook again. Inputs / Outputs     Compliance with the NEC

5.  The Power of the PowerCalc Wizard.

Become proficient with PowerCalc in minutes with its Wizard. The Wizard is your guide to entering your project's requirements into PowerCalc. You are minutes away from completing your next project with the PowerCalc Wizard.

6.  The Power of PowerCalc in the cloud.

PowerCalc is in the cloud and can be used anytime, anywhere, on both pc's and tablets. Team members can share work in real time and team managers can control access and privileges for each project.

The cloud makes all the difference because it is the way a team gets together to manage work flow in today’s work place. PowerCalc fits right into your process, but then improves it to make your work easierfastermore accurate, and more profitable.

7.  The Power of the PowerCalc Experience. 

The best way to understand the power of PowerCalc is to see it in action. View our videos:


Set Up Your Account

Set up a Project

Set Up Your Panels

Input Branch Circuit Values

Set Up Remaining Panels

Take a look at our User Manual to see for yourself how easy and seamlessly this process works. User Guide

So what's the plan for development in 2020?

Past accomplishments are great things, but PowerCalc's innovations are ongoing.

In 1st Quarter 2020, we will launch our industrial package with more FIRSTS in the industry:  AutomaticTransfer Switches with Generators (ATSs); Motor Control Centers (MCCs); Double Ended Swtichgears; and Unit Substations. All PowerCalc users will have the option to upgrade to the industrial package.

Our industrial package can design the most complex of manufacturing, processing, and operating facilities for any industry.

And remember, we have a free demonstration  on the first Friday of each month: FREE Demo Friday, Feb. 7 at Noon EST,   Hope you will join us!

Thank you for your support!

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