Elwin by 3xM Automation
3xM provides the software Elwin which is a CAE/CAD system for
designing electrical circuit diagrams with special direction on automation
projects. Easy and logical functions enables fast engineering of both simple and
advanced solutions. The software is aimed to advanced automation engineers as
well as to electricians with basic knowledge of designing.
Elwin is shareware which means you can use the software how long and how much you like. There are no limits in function or commercial presentations. An un-registered version has some commands time-delayed.
*** Update Aug 23rd, 2021 ***
There are many users that are interested to know about the next version of Elwin, so here comes a short summary. As you may have noticed, the last versions of Elwin is struggling with un-expected behaviour. Some of these bugs are related to the last updates of Windows (7, 8 and 10). The current version is based on a very old compiler and I have not continously been doing compiler updates. So I took the decision that the next version should be based on a new modern compiler. Originally, I was just thinking to simply update, convert and compile the original Elwin source code. Unfortunately, the reality was far from my thinking and I had to re-build many of the modules. As the work progressed, then I also took the opportunity to do some changes that has long been on my want list. All this work took much longer than expected and now I have been struggling to make a functional version.
However, now I can see the end of the work and hopefully the next version will be released some time during next year. Obviously I hope to release v2 as soon as possible, but I can not set any specific date. If you are interested to support and help during the Beta-testing then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Some summary of the major changes:
New user interface
Elwin font is deleted and replaced with Windows font. This means you can use any language and characters in the project and libraries.
The database for both project and database library is updated.
File format for database is new and now only consists of one file.
File format for project is new. Technically it would now be possible to skip the project folders, but it's not yet decided. I think experienced users like it, but new users find it un-necessary. Any opinion in this matter is appreciated.
New PDF generator
The registration will be identical for v1 and v2, so existing users will only need to download, install and go. The price tag for v2 will most likely be changed, but I will communicate this in advanced so you will be able to register to the lower v1 price tag.