Sunday, October 23, 2016

PowerCad-M Version 1.3 Released

From the Autodesk App Store...

About This Version

Version 1.3, 10/19/2016
  • New Electrical Equipment Module allows you to check all the electrical equipment in the model to ensure it has the correct data to allow connection to the electrical system
  • Tee-off Box's , Energy Meters and Split bus can now be modeled with the addition of 2 parameters to the Panelboard family then exported to Excel, a drafting view or PowerCad-5.
  • Sub circuit loads can now be exported to Excel and PowerCad-5
  • Panel board naming function now includes the level that the panel is placed on.
  • Electrical loads are categorised into load groups to AS/NZS 3000 for export to PowerCad-5
  • Panel schedules can now be created or opened from the Live Single Line Diagram
  • PowerCad-5 export can be saved to a file and then opened into PowerCad-5
  • Various bug fixs


PowerCad-M provides a live 2D interface to modify your projects electrical system in  Autodesk® Revit®. Within the 2D electrical schamatic you can move boards or circuits by draging to another board. A powerful electrical estimating tool is also included in PowerCad-M. It allows you to define electrical zones and quickly estimate the buildings total electrical load. Completed electrical designs can be exported to excel or published to a drafting view to be attached to your construction drawings.

PowerCad-M also provides a link to PowerCad-5 for detailed electrical design, by exporting the panelboards, their loads and cable length into PowerCad-5. For more information on PowerCad-5 please follow the link.

Publish your single line diagram to a drafting view.

Electrical Planning Loads assigned to Panelboards throughout the model

Display planning loads in an electrical single line diagram.

Export Electrical information from your model to Excel

Quickly get information on the Panelboards within the model.
Drag and drop Panelboards to modify the electrical system

Assign Panelboards to Electrical Distribution Zones

For the latest software update details please see our release notes.

The PowerCad-M add-in is brought to you by PowerCad Software. It's priced at 120.00 USD, though a free trial is available.

This add-in is compatible with Revit 2017, 2016, and 2015, and Revit MEP 2016, 2015, and 2014.

There's more information available on the Autodesk App Store.

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