[Qelectrotech] for electrical diagrams

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  • how about Qelectrotech.org ? French by nature :-)
    how could they improve to get the KiCad simulation functionality?
    BIMeta has now some basic ifc for electrical installations.
    It is going forward.

    Hobbes
  • edited July 29

    @lukas said:
    how about Qelectrotech.org ?

    Nice software. It requires some practice, but for simple tasks/diagrams it can replace programas like EPLAN or ELCAD (BIM like electrical boards/panels construction software). It would deserve a place in the directory.

    how could they improve to get the KiCad simulation functionality?

    Qelectrotech is focused in electrical/automation drawings for panel construction, so I don't think that it needs any simulation functionality IMHO (very different tasks).

  • Much easier simulation of wiring sizes and potential drops over their length.. the things DDS-CAD can do, or the Siemens-tools. (Short circuit currents..)

  • Could someone please add this project to the Software Directory? I'm happy to help
    https://wiki.osarch.org/index.php?title=AEC_Free_Software_directory

  • Even when logged-in, I am not allowed to do anything on the wiki :-)
    Would be listed in ? CAD ? it is more than 'schematic design', in fact it is 'Documentation'.
    It has everything to professionally document electrical installations. Symbols, Wiring even Automation. Delivers clean pdf-outputs or vector graphics. DXF exports is aimed.
    Since the integration of a Database, it gives out BOMs (Bill-of-Materials) .
    With adapted symbols (self created or from some templates) it is also usefull for Heating/Plumbing schemes.
    list of examples of Schemes :
    https://download.tuxfamily.org/qet/schemas_pdf/
    Development team is limited. The steering is in some hands only.
    LPGL-2
    Wiki available, but french (auto-translation?). The Forum is more or less activ.
    Missing is a connection to BIM (via Bimeta (ifc symbol/appliances) for instance via some graphML extension for spatial information), and some calculation abilities.
    For now it is a pure but powerfull schematic design documentation tool.

  • @lukas what's your timezone? CET? I'd love to help you get started with the wiki.

  • yes, germany

  • @lukas said:
    Even when logged-in, I am not allowed to do anything on the wiki :-)
    Would be listed in ? CAD ? it is more than 'schematic design', in fact it is 'Documentation'.

    I think It woul be fine to create a sub category in CAD for "Technical Documentation".

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