Ecodial plugin

Ecodial plugin

Win32 and 64, English

Schneider Electric
Schneider electric software for electrical installation calculation and sizing according to IEC & CENELEC Standards.

General Usage Instructions

On the Schneider electric Ribbon/Tool bar, click on New icon to create a project or open existing project.

There are 4 methods to create single line diagram using Ecodial Plugin

a) Import the load list from XL sheet.

b) Use the Ecodial Palette to draw the single Line diagrams.

c) Use SmartDraw Feature.

d) Use Net Genie to create single line diagrams instantly.

Once you have drawn the single line diagram, edit the data as required and click on calculate

You can export complete calculation results to word document and also you can generate electrical schedule.

You can now export the single line diagram to Ecodial Advance calculation software and ecodialLite for accurate analysis and results.


Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description


Ecodial Plugin Project parameters


Download excel templates


Displays Ecodial solutions view


Enables component to move


Displays Ecodial data view


Enables component to copy


Creates multi level networks in a flash!


Displays file dialog to open project


Calculate project


Network validation


Displays Electrical schedule


Enables component to delete


Saves eap files


Draw simple network


Export .eac Files


Ecodial plugin project management


Ecodial help


Export .elv Files


Displays Ecodial calculation results


About Ecodial plugin


Enables component to stretch


To migrate files from Previous versions.


Calculation reports in word Documents


Import excel to generate SLD


To edit the component


The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the app/plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8/8.1/10) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system. 

Requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2.

Additional Information

Sample XL files are provided in the Templates directory which can be accessed through 'Download template' link provided in the Import Load list window. This can be used to visualize the calculation and outputs generated.

Known Issues

Refresh of the workspace may be required to view the Schneider Electric Ribbon.

For proper installation of latest version, we suggest the users to un-install the previous version of the ecodial pluign and install the latest version

Note: If you are uninstalling the application through the installer, you may receive a warning message at the end of the uninstallation process, rest assured and press ok to uninstall.


Author/Company Information

Schneider Electric

Version History

Version Number Version Description


1) Busbar trunking systems (BTS) : Distribution User can now represent Distribution busbar trunking system. 2) Busbar trunking systems (BTS) : Riser User can now represent Riser busbar trunking system. 3) Minor Bug fixes and enhancements Minor bug fixes and enhancements


1) Parallel Generator •User can connect Generators in parallel 2) Minor bug fixes and enhancements •Minor bug fixes and Ecodial engine upgrade.


1)Manually change the size of the cables • For a given circuit, user can now select the cable from the available library and verify 2) Manual selection of Generator ratings •User can now select the Generator ratings from library and verify 3) Export the Load List •User can export the load list for the selected switchboard to Excel •The load list can be modified using Excel and can be imported back to reflect changes 4) Multi Network creation and calculation •User can create is landed network with same / different source and calculate


1) Power factor compensation •User can add capacitor block to the main distribution board •Capacitor block has been added to Single Line Diagram Palette 2) Parallel Transformer •User can now represent up to 4 parallel transformers 3) Manually change the circuit breaker choice •User can enter circuit breaker information as input to validate •User can change his choice of circuit breaker after calculation •Lock / Unlock feature to facilitate the choice added 4) Creation of multi-level networks •User can create multi-level networks using the feeder circuits •Two new feeder circuits have been added to Single Line Diagram Palette 5) Net Genie to Create Multi-level networks Instantly •with Few clicks user will be able to create multi-level networks 6) Enhanced drafting features •Component stretch to move load, circuit breakers •Component Move to move bus bars


1) Ecodial component IEC pallet added •Source : MV/LV Transformer, LV Source, Generator •Main LV Switchboard •Loads : Passive and Socket Loads 2) Project Parameters •Edit,modify, save the Ecodial project parameters 3) Enhanced network editing features •Component edit for Extended properties •Component copy, move, delete features •component stretch feature 4) New Export features added •Export calculation report to word document •Export AutoCAD network to Ecodial Advance calculation •Export AutoCAD network to ecodialLite 5) Smart Draw Feature •Draw single line diagrams in seconds


1) Component Edit • Edit the various electrical component on selection • Modify the properties 2) Errors and warnings • Visualize various errors and warnings after calculation • Identify and navigate to the components to view / resolve the errors 3) Earthing system: Supports TN-C and TT along with TN-S.


1) Project Experience: User will be able to • Create Ecodial AutoCAD Plugin file (*.EAP) • Save the file either to an existing project or to a new project • Retrieve the file back and can continue working. 2) Enhanced XL templates, now the user will be able to configure the • Connections - Cable, BTS, Direct Link • Protection - Circuit Breaker, Fuse, Inhibit (No Protection) • Voltage Drop - Control the cable voltage drop 3) Enhanced XL template - Project parameters section added 4) Single line diagram Generation: After importing the XL, Single line diagram is automatically created which is in line with Ecodial Advance calculation 5) Network Calculation and Ecodial views: User can calculate the network, and can switch to the following views • Data View: Presents the Data view • Calculation: Presents the Calculation results (short circuit current, voltage drop) • Solution View: Schneider electric offers view


Updated Excel templates, supports Autodesk® AutoCAD® Electrical 2012 and above versions. 


Electrical network calculation and sizing for single switchboard : One incomer and many outgoing feeders. Users are allowed to model the following electrical equipment in this version

  • Source type : MV Source + Transformer or LV feeder / Source -> Choose from the templates folder
  • Load Type : Passive Load only
  • Inter Connection : Cable only, Conductors : Copper / Aluminium, Insulation : PVC / XLPE
  • Protection Devices : Circuit Breaker only
  • Outputs : Calculation results and Schneider Electric offer (protection devices) in standard ready to use format
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