Electrical CAD software for control system design and documentation


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promis•e - Electrical CAD Software for Control System Design

Faster, more accurate electrical designs that reduce materials costs and improve energy efficiency

promis•e is intelligent software for electrical control system design. With promis•e, you can generate electrical schematics, panel layouts, bills of material, wire lists, terminal plans, and more in record time. promis•e streamlines the control system design process by performing many tedious operations automatically, including ID assignment, cross referencing, wire numbering, and list generation. These tasks are completed much faster and with fewer errors compared to manual methods. Support for multiple disciplines allows you to include electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and process control diagrams in your projects. 

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promis•e provides everything you need for control system design and documentation.

  • Fast schematic design
  • Large electrical symbol library included
  • Real time cross-referencing
  • Logical error-checking
  • Parts database
  • Bills of Material
  • Wire list
  • Graphical terminal plans
  • Multiple languages for menus, dialogs

promis•e provides a set of powerful drawing functions including symbol libraries, macros, cut & paste editing, and automatic line (wire) breaking. But in addition, promis•e automatically performs many non-value-added tasks such as ID assignment, cross referencing, wire numbering, and list generation. These tedious operations are performed not only much faster, but with fewer errors. This intelligence is what sets promis•e apart from ordinary mechanical CAD solutions.

By organizing work into projects, promis•e seamlessly integrates the elements of the total control system design. By clicking on cross reference links, the Navigator function takes you from one occurrence of an ID (say a relay coil) to the next occurrence of that ID (such as an auxiliary contact) on another schematic page. You can also jump from a schematic symbol to that same item in a panel layout or wiring diagram drawing, or from a displayed part number to the full database screen for that part. The result? You work rapidly with maximum efficiency.

promis•e is a multi-discipline design tool suitable for electrical, process control, hydraulic, and pneumatic applications.

For those seeking additional automation in the generation of control system projects, promis•e offers an API (Application Programming Interface) that allows custom programming to operate the software.

A truly international solution, promis•e fully supports both IEC/DIN and ANSI/JIC page and symbol formats. Dialogs and menus can be set for various languages, including English, Chinese, and German.

To better meet your functional and budgetary requirements, promis•e software is offered in three editions: Standard, Professional, and Enterprise.


  • An integrated, project-based application
  • Fast schematic design
  • Automatic cross referencing, wire numbering
  • Automatic report generation
  • Real-time error-checking
  • Multidiscipline features: IEC, ANSI-IEEE, ISA, hydraulic, pneumatic
  • Auto-generation of PLC I/O drawings
  • Over 1 million major vendor symbols and parts
  • Wire sizing tool

Who Uses  


  • Machine Builders
  • Panel Builders
  • OEMs
  • Electrical Engineering Firms
  • End Users


  • Process and Power
  • Chemical
  • Oil and Gas
  • Automotive
  • Utilities
  • Aerospace
  • Shipbuilding
  • Discrete Manufacturing



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