Omnimax, why they chose DesignSpark Electrical CAD software
Sven Spetter is a Design Engineer at Omnimax Industrial Automation. Here Sven explains his reasons for choosing and using DesignSpark Electrical CAD software.
‘My name is Sven Spetter. I am a Design Engineer working at Omnimax Industrial Automation based in the Netherlands.
I was previously using EPLAN design software, but as the licence was due for renewal I started looking for other viable options. I found DesignSpark Electrical which is an Electrical CAD software that has recently become available and it’s free to download, so I thought I would try it out as I had nothing to lose, and I am very pleased that I did!
EPLAN is regarded as the most sophisticated Electrical CAD solution, but it’s being sold at a high price and it is very difficult to learn because the navigation, user interface and the command hierarchy are very complex. This is frustrating to new users and it takes a long time to learn how it all functions. When I started using DesignSpark Electrical, however, I found it was much easier to use, with a more user-friendly and straightforward interface. I could complete my projects in their entirety as there were no gaps in the functionality I required when comparing DesignSpark Electrical to EPLAN.
The main projected benefits of using this software for me is time saving and avoiding errors, and these advantages were certainly obvious in the tool. The way these benefits were achieved for me is through the automated tasks such as device and wire numbering, and by being able to customise part libraries to suit whatever type of design project I am working on.
My overall impression of DesignSpark Electrical is that is very good with an intuitive user interface, it’s totally free to download and is a no-nonsense software. I would recommend it to everyone who is looking for Electrical CAD software to try this out because everything is automated and easy to use, you will have no worries at all.’
Omnimax Industrial Automation is situated in the Netherlands. They specialise in the design and build of custom made industrial control panels, ranging from the simplest of control panel designs to large full-scale factory installations. Every control panel is designed and built to the customer’s specification, along with the creation of custom software used to control it. This methodology ensures the control software and the control panel are functionally compatible when finally installed, built and tested in parallel to ensure successful operation. Omnimax is a well-established company with a large client base and a portfolio of successful projects under their belt.
If, like Sven, you have discovered just how useful DesignSpark Electrical is to you and your company, please contact us and share your story with us.
DesignSpark Electrical CAD software is free to download and is always evolving as we respond to customers suggestions and improve the software to make your electrical design aspirations as simple as possible to achieve.
For more details about Omnimax and their services click here
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December 29, 2016 15:25
Hi Harmonitron, thank you for your questions.
Regarding Q1, the 15 page limit is highlighted in our top FAQs section under the question "Are there any limitations with DesignSpark Electrical?" https://www.rs-online.com/designspark/electrical-support
This aspect did not arise from the users comments for the case study and therefore was not included.
Regarding Q2, there is no option for a paid-for licence version of DS Electrical, and that is why there is no information available for such an option.
There are however some electrical CAD packages from the same developers as DS Electrical which we are happy to recommend.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, stating your location and the number of pages you feel would meet your needs and we will pass on your details.
December 29, 2016 08:37
Q1. Why does every promotion of the DesignSpark fail to mention that the free version is limited to 15 pages / sheets?
Q2. Why is it so difficult to find the price of a licence to do 50, 100 or 500 page drawings?