Electrical engineering in the commercial market: the era of specialized CAD software

The construction market is currently undergoing severe economic upheaval.

The “large service sector”, however, seems to be holding its own, buoyed by major projects such as the Greater Paris project, hospitals, schools and nursing homes.

On these projects, France’s leading construction and public works companies are often unavoidable, including Bouygues, Eiffage, Snef, Spie and Vinci.

Electrical engineering plays an increasingly important role in the design of these very large buildings, and faces a number of challenges.

One of the difficulties encountered by electrical engineers lies in the use of heterogeneous software, which can lead to breaks in the data chain and inefficiencies during the various phases of the project. To meet these challenges, it is imperative to equip yourself with comprehensive electrical CAD software, offering total integration of the documentation chain, eliminating re-entry and enabling fluid interaction for updates.

These functions cover digital mock-up (BIM), normative calculation, device layout (high current, low current, home automation), cable routing, single or multi-wire diagrams, expanded diagrams, automation, terminal blocks, cabinets, etc.


With this in mind, FTZ, in collaboration with its partner BBS, offers a solution that meets precisely these requirements. This solution offers significant gains in terms of the integrity of electrical design data throughout the design phases, both in terms of creation and modification.

By centralizing all information and enabling optimum collaboration between the various project players, it optimizes processes and guarantees data consistency, thus reducing the risk of errors and delays.

The integration of this specialized software into electrical design processes offers a number of tangible benefits for professionals in the sector.

Firstly, it streamlines workflows, avoiding double entries and facilitating the management of modifications throughout the project. What’s more, it offers greater visibility over all data, enabling electrical engineers to make the right decisions and ensure compliance with current standards and regulations.

In conclusion, in an ever-changing commercial market, the adoption of specialized electrical CAD software is essential to meet the growing challenges faced by electrical engineering professionals. Thanks to solutions such as those offered by FTZ with SchemELECT , SchemBAT and FTZ-BIM, it is possible to optimize design processes, guarantee project quality and remain competitive in a demanding environment.