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Eaton Offers Computer Aided Design Software for Cable Tray Layouts, Helping Save Time, Money and Improving Accuracy
Posted: Tue May 12, 2015 01:52:11 PM


Date: May 12, 2015

HIGHLAND, IL — Power management company Eaton today announced the release of its B-Line® series TrayCAD™ software, the latest version of AutoCAD® compatible cable tray design software intended to help minimize design time and associated costs. The software package incorporates Eaton’s full breadth of B-Line series cable management products and assists design and build contractors and engineers in developing accurate cable tray designs which help improve overall purchasing decisions.

“We saw a major opportunity to cut time – and ultimately costs – at the design and bidding stages of construction projects,” said Patrick Keller, associate product manager, Eaton’s B-Line Division. “The innovative TrayCAD software allows global customers to overlay cable tray designs within their existing AutoCAD construction drawings and complete an entire bill of materials (BOM) with a click of a button, resulting in a simple and accurate design.”

Eaton’s B-Line series TrayCAD software is compatible with 64-bit versions of AutoCAD 2014 and 2015 operating on 64-bit Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems. Upon loading a design, users can select their cable management type, materials and support locations to build a three-dimensional wire-frame model of the cable tray and appropriate fittings. Once the design is complete, users can output a full BOM in a PDF or Excel format.

Eaton customers can download the free software online avoiding the high cost associated with creating models from scratch and time-consuming project rework. The program includes all NEMA and IEC B-Line series cable tray, cable ladder and pan tray products.

To learn more about TrayCAD software, visit

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Eaton offers a broad range of B-Line series support systems, seismic bracing solutions, electrical enclosures and wireways designed to save time and deliver a lower total installed cost. The products offered serve customers in commercial construction, oil and gas, mining, solar, communications and data centers, and other markets.

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

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