CADDY® Planner Software Simplifies the Design and Planning of Mechanical Installations

SOLON, Ohio, USA, April 2009 - ERICO® is unveiling its newest innovation to simplify project design for all mechanical installations. CADDY® PLANNER is free design calculation software that greatly simplifies the design process for mechanical contractors. CADDY PLANNER allows contractors to simulate fixation of pipe runs during construction in real time.

This useful tool is ideal for both simple and complex projects, and features a fully rendered two- and three-dimensional CADDY® component library. The necessary pipe dimensional and technical data is included, as well as free product data updates. Used in concert with AutoCAD 2007 and the liNear premium 3D plant design package, CADDY PLANNER's 3D modeling allows for a virtual walk-through of the design, which makes planning easier, helps to avoid miscalculations and increases productivity.

CADDY PLANNER eliminates the need to use cumbersome catalogs and features a drag-and-drop interface and component properties that can be easily identified. CADDY PLANNER automatically compiles data relating to dimensional accuracy, certifications/approvals and necessary counter/complimentary components. Used together with AutoCAD 2007 and the liNear premium 3D plant design package, facility engineering is simplified by calculating clearances, tolerances, load ratings and the distance to the ceiling, wall or floor.

Features of the CADDY PLANNER software include:

o Pipe clamp selector assistant, strut load assistant and cantilever load assistant
o CADDY® SPEED LINK length calculator
o Automatic generation of positional IDs for each pipe and component
o Cutting list complete with positional ID for each part
o Complete parts list generation
o Data can be exported into various formats
o Interface for AutoCAD 2007 and later required for utilization of 3D component

For more information on this innovative new software solution, call 1-800-333-0852 or visit

ERICO® is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of precision-engineered specialty metal products serving niche markets in a diverse range of electrical, construction, utility and rail applications. The company is headquartered in Solon, Ohio, USA with a network of sales locations serving more than 25 countries and with manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide. ERICO's well-known brand names include: CADDY® electrical and mechanical fixings, fasteners and supports; CADWELD® welded electrical connections; CRITEC® surge protection devices; ERICO® rail and industrial products; ERIFLEX® low voltage power distribution; ERITECH® facility electrical protection; and LENTON® concrete products. Visit ERICO online at

For more information, contact:
Sharon R. Lewis

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