Simulation Software Reduces Electrical Design Time by 30 Percent

Bentley Systems, Incorporated introduces promis•e V8i software for automatically generating electrical system schematics and supporting documentation. The intelligent, easy-to-use promis•e software, which can be used on MicroStation, MicroStation PowerDraft or AutoCAD platforms, reduces electrical design time by more than 30 percent. In addition, it makes the electrical design process more accurate with its up-to-date content repository.

promis•e V8i is part of Bentley’s V8i software portfolio for infrastructure. The V8i portfolio leverages and extends core capabilities of its interoperability platform to provide the breadth and depth of technology needed for fully integrated project delivery. Developed as a collective whole, the V8i software portfolio facilitates streamlined workflows among multiple disciplines and across project teams throughout the infrastructure lifecycle.

promis•e V8i can be used as a stand-alone product or to support MicroStation V8i as an add-on. It can also exchange data with other Bentley Plant products via the common project database shared by Bentley’s plant design applications — AutoPLANT and PlantSpace.

Functions of the promis•e V8i include:

  • Shortest Distance Wire Routing — The software determines the most efficient route for wires that connect components on a mounting panel. Each wire connection is listed in promis•e V8i with its calculated length, providing information that’s invaluable to panel builders and other installation professionals.
  • Panduit Wire Containment — This wire-path function allows users to define the areas of a panel layout used for routing wires. By comparing these areas and the user’s preferences to the included parts database, the software also will automatically select the optimum Panduit component part numbers for items such as wire duct, wire ties and so on.
  • promis•e Publisher — This function offers flexibility and convenience in outputting project drawings and reports. In addition to sending output to printers and plotters, users export data in a range of electronic formats, including DWG, DGN, PDF, HTML and RTF. In one step, an entire project can be published in any combination of these output options, facilitating the exchange of information in the digital factory.