Company History

It all began in the ear­ly 1980s that Elprojektbyrån Möller & Olson AB need­ed a sep­a­rate elec­tri­cal appli­ca­tion for elec­tri­cal engi­neer­ing con­struc­tion, then to AutoCAD ver 1.2 and for inter­nal use with­in the com­pa­ny. We were ear­ly with that kind of pro­gram and many oth­er com­pa­nies in the indus­try became very inter­est­ed. We then decid­ed to form a new com­pa­ny, PROCAD Systems AB for mar­ket­ing, sales of the pro­gram and to dis­tin­guish it from the elec­tri­cal busi­ness. The pro­gram was named ELPROCAD.

At ELFACK in the fall of 1985, the pro­gram was shown com­mer­cial­ly for the first time. The pro­gram imme­di­ate­ly received a good response for its work method­ol­o­gy. Initially, as a pure­ly draw­ing pro­gram, pro­gram devel­op­ment con­tin­ued with fea­tures for device lists 1986, auto­mat­ic con­nec­tion tables 1987, then in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Dikon Recognition Systems AB.

With AutoCAD’s pop­u­lar­i­ty and increas­ing func­tion­al­i­ty, it also cre­at­ed new fea­tures in ELPROCAD, adapt­ing to new oper­at­ing, lat­est DOS, Windows, Sun.

Through a fruit­ful com­bi­na­tion of pro­fes­sion­al expe­ri­ence in elec­tri­cal engi­neer­ing and qual­i­fied com­put­er pro­gram­ming, the devel­op­ment of the pro­gram fam­i­ly continued.

When Autodesk intro­duced a cheap­er ver­sion of its pro­gram, AutoCAD LT, the sale of AutoCAD LT togeth­er with ELPROCAD real­ly boosted.

We also made an appli­ca­tion to a CAD pro­gram called Generic Cadd, which was also wide­ly dis­trib­uted. This pro­gram was sub­se­quent­ly pur­chased by Autodesk.

In addi­tion to our pro­grams that work with AutoCAD / AutoCAD LT, we released 2004 a pro­gram that works with a built-in CAD engine (IntelliCAD / BricsCAD), name­ly ELPROCAD ic Basic and ELPROCAD ic Pro. They were intend­ed for com­pa­nies who want­ed a com­plete pro­gram with both elec­tri­cal appli­ca­tion and CAD pro­grams more inte­grat­ed, at a good price.

So far, we had only pro­grams for schemat­ic writ­ing, such as cir­cuit dia­gram, main cir­cuit dia­gram, exter­nal con­nec­tion dia­gram, assem­bly draw­ing and single-line dia­gram. Over the years, we had received a lot of requests to make an appli­ca­tion for instal­la­tion drawings.

We decid­ed on this in 2006 and after a very inten­sive devel­op­ment work, we released ELPROCAD ic Plan in 2008. The pro­gram allows the most com­mon types of instal­la­tion draw­ings, canal­i­sa­tion, pow­er, light­ing instal­la­tions and telecommunications.

Now we had a com­plete pro­gram fam­i­ly for dif­fer­ent types of elec­tri­cal engi­neer­ing and CAD plat­forms. In addi­tion, we had pro­grams with dif­fer­ent func­tion­al lev­els for the dif­fer­ent needs that com­pa­nies have. Now you could real­ly talk about the ELPROCAD family.

Now we con­tin­ue the devel­op­ment of our pro­gram fam­i­ly to meet our cus­tomers’ cur­rent and future needs.

In 2015, we com­plet­ed 30 years, while at the same time a change of own­er­ship and gen­er­a­tional change were made in the staff. So with new strengths, we con­tin­ue to be the best friend of the electrician.

ELPROCAD — The com­plete pro­gram. Now and in the future.