Aeries CARS Software Solutions

Power Systems Engineering

LoadMatic™ takes data obtained from your project's P&ID by way of import then uses it to size starters, breakers, and cables. The information is then used to manage the load lists, develop the auxiliary bus network, automatically generate load schedules, panel schedules, one-line/single line diagrams, and control-wiring diagrams/schematics using automated NEC lookups.  This information is then imported to the cable routing application CableMatic PlusTM  for features such as automated adjustment of wire sizes based on cable lengths and automatic orthogonal raceway design.

While these features can be provided with specific, company created Excel spreadsheet load tabulations, LoadMatic™ provides a method to quickly adjust load assignments, saving you time and money.

 

Raceway Design

TrayMatic is utilized in plant design for trays, conduits, and concrete ductbanks.  It will use the 3D model created by your plant design software as a background to layout the electrical raceway system.  This software offers an easy to learn, and easy to use, method to produce a 3D raceway design for automated cable routing.  The time required to design trays and route both above, and underground, conduits is drastically reduced using the automation tools provided with the software. The design is stored in a database which can be used to generate a 3D electrical raceway model. This raceway representation is placed in your plant design model and can be used for 'walk through' purposes and 'clash detection'. Review of the customer feedback suggests the underground concrete and ductbank design has proven to save over ninety percent of the effort required on most jobs.

Below is a bulleted list showcasing the major functions.

  • Bill of Materials
  • Drawing generation automation tools
  • Automated tray tagging
  • Automated Conduit tagging
  • Automated Underground conduit cross sectioning
  • Interoperable with 3D plant design systems
  • Output for 3D clash detection; i.e. Microstation

 

Image depicting a direct screen shot from the TrayMatic Raceway Design software showcasing placed equipment with automatically created cable tray, duct bank, and above ground conduit complete with cross sections and annotations.

Image depicting a cable tray drawing complete and ready to deliver for construction complete with annotations and a customized bill of material.

Automated Cable Routing and Scheduling

Using a spreadsheet, the cable designer prepares a list of cables (cable type, origin/destination equipment, and voltage level restrictions).  The automated cable routing process will use NEC, or user specified, raceway fill rules to avoid overfilling the raceway.   If a raceway becomes overfilled, the software will resize the raceway for the user, provided the user has the option enabled.

When a bid package is being created, or when precise routing of the cable between equipment and tray or pull point is not required, CableMatic Plus™ can find tentative transitions between equipment and main raceways by determining what nearby main raceways are available that allow for the cable's voltage level requirements.

Image depicting deliverables automatically produced by CableMatic Plus including Cable Bill of Material, Cable Schedule, Raceway Schedule, and Equipment Schedule.

Construction Management

This module is operated by the constructor.  The concept is this: the engineer will prepare the information with CableMatic Plus and send issued databases to the Builder.  This gives the Builder several capabilities including:

  • Work Package Creation
  • Start-Up System Creation
  • Pull and Termination Ticket Printing.
  • Pull and Termination Ticket Status updates
  • Progress and Inventory Reporting
  • Cable Reel Length Tracking.
  • Cable and Wire Marker Printing
  • Status Updating by Barcode
  • and much more...

Image depicting deliverables automatically created by CableMatic Builder Software including cable pull, termination, and raceway installation tickets, cable reel inventory, cable bill of materials (BOM), progress reporting, and common cable pull and raceway reporting.

Aeries CARS Deliverables

Image depicting deliverables automatically created by the LoadMatic software module including panel and load schedules, one-line diagrams, single line diagrams, and control wiring schematics. Image depicting a cable tray drawing complete and ready to deliver for construction complete with annotations and a customized bill of material. Image depicting deliverables automatically produced by CableMatic Plus including Cable Bill of Material, Cable Schedule, Raceway Schedule, and Equipment Schedule. Image depicting deliverables automatically created by CableMatic Builder Software including cable pull, termination, and raceway installation tickets, cable reel inventory, cable bill of materials (BOM), progress reporting, and common cable pull and raceway reporting. Image depicting customizable load schedules automatically created by the Aeries CARS software and output into a Microsoft Excel format. Image depicting a one-line, or single-line, diagram showcasing the bus from a medium voltage switchgear and the motor loads fed from it. Image depicting a three phase panel schedule automatically created by the Aeries CARS software and output into a fully customizable Microsoft Excel format template. Image depicting a detailed AutoCAD block automatically generated by the Aeries CARS software suite representing the control wiring schematic of an electric pump fed from a motor control center.