Features

 

Operating Environments

 

  • Windows PC … any version.
  • Remote Windows Desktop – Access from your browser or Remote Desktop Connection (PC or Mac)  …  ElectroPlan on Ericom
  • Windows PC(s) … synced via Dropbox or Google Drive … Cloud Drive Options
  • Windows environments on MacOS

Workflow Overview

  • Import floor plans from PDF files or graphics files
  • Place components for power, lighting, appliances etc.
  • Place lines, notes, images for clarity and guidance on site.
  • Pricing and materials are calculated as the plan is compiled.
  • Export plans and pricing to PDF documents
  • Export Certificate of Compliance to PDF document

Program Features

  • User defined suite of Electrical Components with Custom Icons and Pricing.
  • ‘Component Calculator’ to break down components into materials (cabling, switches, outlets etc) and time requirements.
  • Importation of plan images from architect’s PDF documents or graphics files to provide the floor plans for a project.
  • Electrical components are placed on plans at the locations required.
  • Additional details are added to the plans with line drawing, rectangles, rectangles with text, text and images, logos etc.
  • Circuits and activating switches shown with component-to-component line links.
  • Create circuit diagrams
  • Plan grid guide to assist with component alignment, giving a neat and orderly layout.
  • Copy function to create a new plan and move selected components.
  • Refresh plan image to accommodate architectural changes.
  • Save multiple plans in a total project.
  • AutoSave in case of computer malfunction / power cuts.
  • Recall projects for adjustments, additions etc.
  • Import project details and plans into the current project from a previously saved project.
  • Export the project as a Quote, Estimate, Invoice or Proposal in an email-ready PDF file.
  • Export the project as a Certificate of Compliance / Safety Certificate.
  • Plan title block configuration options including logos.
  • Quick Certificate of Compliance / Safety Certificate creation.
  • On-line help accessed from within the application.

Project Details

  • Client Details
  • Description of work.
  • Additional items and Notes on Price (inclusions – exclusions)
  • Project notes file
  • Analysis of components and project costs.
  • Materials and time breakdown for the whole project and plan by plan.
  • Multiple plans with component legend.
  • Save details by date of creation / variation.
  • Catalogue Supplier download files containing price information.
  • Costing and Pricing using data from Supplier Download Files.
  • Match supplier product codes to ElectroPlan Cost Items for cost and price calculations.
  • Full project documentation with client contact details, project notes, price, terms and conditions, acceptance sheet, certificate of compliance.
  • Price update for re-quotes.
  • Report of % price variations after Supplier Download processing.
  • Price variations to give comparisons for the client.

Typical Electrical Project Life-Cycle

  1. Import floor plans from architectural plans received as PDF files.
  2. Add Electrical Components as needed at the location required on the plan(s) – The total price and component count by plan and type is calculated and re-calculated by the system as the plan evolves.
  3. Enter all Client details for use in documentation (Quote, Estimate, Invoice, Proposal, Certificate of Compliance)
  4. Prepare the Project Notes and Description of Work to add clarity and understanding to the project.
  5. Add any Additional Items needed for the job not covered by pre-built components.
  6. Export as Quote, Estimate, or Proposal for the Client as an email-ready PDF document.
  7. Revisions and Additions received from Client.
  8. Revise project with re-costing, re-calculating happening at the same time.
  9. Re-Export documentation.
  10. Job accepted by Client.
  11. Export the plans to a document to be taken on site on paper or a mobile device so that the job gets done with no mistakes and communications is crystal clear.
  12. Export Certificate of Compliance complete with detailed plans.

Sample Documents

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One user’s experience with ElectroPlan …

I used to do my quotes on the kitchen table… Bits of paper, scrappy plans with different coloured highlighters, clunky spreadsheets, lots of hassles.

With ElectroPlan, I can do it all in less than half the time and get an accurate, well presented quote with the added benefit of a layout plan which is clear for the client and also my staff to follow. A real job winner!

Michael, ElectricShock Electrical
Electric Shock Ltd

and another …

ElectroPlan has made a huge difference to our firm. Not only does it allow our electricians to work off professional,easy to read drawings but it provides a sharp professional image to our clients.

We would not hesitate to recommend this software to a firm looking to improve the quality of their plans.

Jeff, Jenco Electrical Ltd
Jenco Electrical Ltd

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