Trimble 2018

As the market-leading developer of software for the building services industry, we are continually developing our software and 2018 is no exception.

Our range of software is designed specifically for the needs of Building Services Engineers and Contractors and we've designed it specifically to save you time and money.

What's New Electrical Design     What's New FastTest

 


What's new in our Electrical Design suite for 2018:

 

Cable Search

Users can now search through the available cable types when in the cable dialog to quickly select the required cable.

APPLICABLE TO:
 ProDesign
 ProDesign ME
 ProDesign 3D
 SingleCable

 

Cable Search


Sockets

Removed the option to omit RCD if it is ‘Identified for use with a particular item of equipment’ as per regulation 411.3.3 of BS7671:2018.

APPLICABLE TO:
 ProDesign
 ProDesign 3D
 SingleCable

 

 

ProDesign - 18th Edition:

Sockets - 18th Edition

ProDesign - Amendment 3:

Sockets - Amendment 3


Euro Classification (CPR) for Cables

Added option in cable dialog for users to define the Euro Classification for cables.

APPLICABLE TO:
 ProDesign
 ProDesign 3D
 SingleCable

 

Euro Classification for Cables


AFDD Devices

Added ability to select an ‘add on’ Arc Fault Detection Device (AFDD) to comply with regulation 421.1.7 of BS7671:2018. AFDD also shown on reports.

APPLICABLE TO:
 ProDesign
 ProDesign 3D
 SingleCable

 

AFDD Devices


Lighting Requirements

Added option to specify lighting circuit as domestic for RCD requirement check.

APPLICABLE TO:
 ProDesign
 ProDesign 3D
 SingleCable

 

Lighting Requirements


Automatic disconnection time provisions

Regulation 419 can be applied to electronic equipment such as a UPS and some Motor load types.

APPLICABLE TO:
 ProDesign
 ProDesign 3D
 SingleCable

 

Automatic disconnection time provisions

Automatic disconnection time provisions


Split final load text

Final load and cable information can now be placed separately on the schematic when using Display Results.

APPLICABLE TO:
 ProDesign

 

Split final load text


18th Edition Conversion Tool

Convert Legacy .p17 and .p17x and template files to 18th Edition

APPLICABLE TO:
 ProDesign
 ProDesign 3D
 Protect
 SingleCable

 

63A Socket Load Type

63A single phase sockets load type added with maximum automatic disconnection times aligning with regulation 411.3.2.2 of BS7671:2018. RCD not required as per regulation 411.3.3 of BS7671:2018.

APPLICABLE TO:
 ProDesign
 ProDesign 3D
 SingleCable

 

Update in Terminology

Discrimination changed to Selectivity, and Cascade changed to Backup Protection to align with Part 2 of BS7671:2018.

APPLICABLE TO:
 ProDesign
 ProDesign 3D
 SingleCable

 


 

What's new in FastTest for 2018

 

AFDD (Arc Flash Detection Device)

Users can now select the AFDD option and represent this on the board. This can be done by simply selecting the radio button.

AFDD


Method Of Measurement 

Drop down selection has been changed to give a clearer representation of which method is being used.   

Method of Measurement


Test Results Page

Supplementary conductors’ option checkbox YES/NO.

Insulation resistance test voltage box for 250 or 500 in the drop down also with free text entry for 5 characters with F5 flood fill option.

The removal of RCD Operating time at 5xIn lΔn from test results has been introduced for the 18th Edition.

Test Results Page


Minor Electrical Installation Works Certificate:

The Minor works certificate has changed from a previously 4 part certificate in 17th Edition Amendment 3 to a 5 part certificate for 18th Edition.