The solution for high voltage substations - 3D BIM design, engineering and digital twins.

Discover our OSR Features!

Try our enhanced OSR features to create your own substation simulation BIM and Digital Twin model and work even better with point clouds - Scan2BIM & Scan2Twin! Use the new functions of the parametric foundation and learn how comfortable you can improve your BIM collaboration workflow with our Revit-primtech Connector.

buildingSMART Germany - we are a member!

We actively participate in the further development of technologies and new standards! As a new member of buildingSMART Germany e.V. we are part of the newly founded expert group "Open-BIM in the energy industry" and develop innovative solutions and ideas for the energy industry together with other experts.

New on our technical publications

The primtech team is active in technical areas and working groups worldwide and contributes to conferences and papers. Our customers benefit from our knowledge and knowledge sharing. Read and share our publications on innovative topics like digital twin, Substation BIM, digital transformation, industry 4.0 and more...

Great updates for primtech

In primtech you will find amazing features like a new steel scaling tool, new exports for Revit and Navisworks. We have also optimized the 2D/3D exports, the OSR and much more. Digitalization and Industry 4.0 are the future - we support you to be ready and prepared. We are proud to make the vision of a substation Digital Twin (BIM 7D) model a reality - for new and existing substations.

User review by Mathew White of Del-Mont Consultants

„It’s awesome. The software is very intuitive, it flows logically, it makes sense.”
Mathew White, Senior Designer

Del-Mont Consultants provides quality professional engineering and surveying services,
see more of what they said on our reference page.

Optical Symbol Recognition (OSR)

Based on a point cloud scan, the innovative primtech OSR tool can automatically recognize or create fitting assemblies to generate complete BIM 3D models. The assemblies are selected from the primtech library and placed respectively in the model or created and placed in accordance to detected characteristics.

Lightning protection feature in primtech

Our customers can now use the rolling-sphere method in the lightning protection calculation according to the DIN VDE 0101 Standard as well as IEC 62305-1 Standard, IEEE 998 and primtech supports as well user-defined sphere radius.

primtech Phase checker - automatically detects all live parts in a substation

This feature allows you to identify the individual phases of live parts including their geometries all across a substation. Each phase is then visually represented by a color (red, green, blue).


Clearance Calculation in primtech

The tool comfortably determine the distances between substation phases and other parts of the station, e.g. phase-to-phase, phase-to-ground and so on.


Exhibitions and conferences

Visit our entegra stand and our primtech team directly at exhibitions or conferences.
It would be great to meet you.

primtech is an engineering software for the design, construction and documentation of substations (air-insulated switchgear).

High-voltage equipment, substructures, cable ducts, wires, tubes, clamps, roads and fences can be easily selected from a comprehensive library and placed as intelligent 3D objects on a voltage-dependent grid.

The automatic generation of BOMs and CAD drawings relieve the designer of routine tasks, shorten project run times and avoid errors. primtech supports the designer throughout all project phases and improves quality and consistency of the entire workflow.

primtech is the solution for substation BIM (Building Information Modeling) and has powerful integrated calculation tools like a Lightning Protection Calculation, Clearance Calculation and Short-Circuit Current - Calculation of Effects.

Benchmark tests have shown that primtech users are more than 15 times faster in some phases of the design of a switchgear project than when other, conventional CAD software tools for designing substations are used.

Users all round the world are enthusiastic about the functionality, which has grown over years and which offers project managers the quick overview they need to make the right decisions.


Component Library

The component library manages component data and CAD models, and makes intelligent assembly functions available for design work in the CAD system.


CAD functions

Intelligent primtech-AutoCAD objects, developed specifically for the switchgear sector, make the design of a substation extremely easy with primtech.


Data exchange

Data exchange plays a crucial role in the planning and design process. primtech offers functions for all common scenarios.