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nVent CADDY Seismic Bracing Calculator

nVent has unveiled the Bracing Systems Calculator, a new web-based calculator which allows users to create and save designs for multiple projects while providing the necessary submittal forms. The time-saving calculator simplifies the selection of products and provides the necessary engineering calculations - providing a complete solution to support rigid bracing, cable bracing and branch line restraints.


  • No installation needed - access via a current web browser
  • Offers dynamic design preview and uses visual design tools
  • Generates a complete submittal and project materials list
  • Create, manager, and re-use designs
  • Supports NFPA 13® including 2013 ed., IBC® and other building codes.

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nVent CADDY SCoPe Software Download

The SCoPe™ Seismic Calculation Program is sophisticated software that performs complicated structural calculations for seismic sway braces in accordance with building codes. Complete calculations can be produced without needing to refer to the code itself. All of the required information is in the program and at your fingertips. SCoPe™ can access seismic map values based on GPS coordinates, so calculations can be performed for projects located anywhere in the world.

SCoPe™ performs seismic bracing calculations for ALL suspended non-structural building components such as pipe, conduit, ducts, trapeze supported components, cable trays, bus ducts, conveyers, lights and more. It also does fire sprinkler piping calculations in accordance with the requirements of NFPA-13.

To download a free trial, just click on one of the following links

Instructions and notes for installation:

  • You must have Administrative Rights for the computer on which you are installing
  • If the program starts but the name & address text boxes for STEP 1 are not populated with sample text, the program is not running properly and someone with Administrative Rights will have to change the settings on two files to allow full control for the database files:
    • Using the file explorer, Navigate to C:\Program Files\CADDYSeismic\SCoPe 2009\ PIPE.mdf and RIGHT CLICK its icon (or 2012)
    • SELECT the Properties Tab
    • SELECT the Security Tab
    • SELECT Users under Group or user names
    • CLICK Advanced
    • In the Advanced window make sure that Users is selected and CLICK Change Permissions
    • In the Permissions window make sure that Users is selected and CLICK Edit
    • CHECK the box for Full Control under Allow
    • CLICK OK on each dialog box to close them and get back to the file explorer.
    • Navigate to C:\Program Files\CADDYSeismic\SCoPe 2009\ PIPE_log.ldf and RIGHT CLICK its icon (or 2012)
    • REPEAT b though i above for the PIPE_log.ldf file



GEM Calculator

Ground Enhancement Material (GEM) is a superior conductive material that solves your toughest grounding problems by reducing earth resistance and impedance measurements. It is the ideal material to use in areas of poor conductivity, such as rocky ground, mountain tops and sandy soil.

To assist in estimating the amount of GEM required for installations, nVent is proud to offer our free web-based GEM Calculator. The latest release of the nVent ERICO GEM Calculator features:

  • Estimated system resistance values for basic grounding system designs including GEM
  • Designs for single ground rods, multiple ground rods as well as for bare conductor
  • Intuitive, easy-to-use design
  • Useful tips and help information provide additional assistance during the design process

Launch Basic GEM Calculator

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GEM Calculator Feature Comparison

Calculate number of bags of GEM requiredYesYes
Estimate system resistance with GEMYesYes
Allow metric or imperialYesYes
Select couplers and ground rodsYesYes
Create GEM System design diagramsYesYes
Organize GEM System Designs into projects-Yes
Save, edit, and copy GEM System Designs-Yes
Print Design Documents and aggregated Material Lists-Yes
Registration required*-Yes



nVent ERICO Lightning Protection System Design 4.0

Software enables more accurate and detailed designs for any project leveraging 3D models to improve design accuracy and visualization.

  • Cloud-based state of the art software solution utilizing Revit and SketchUp

  • Increased velocity and reduced design lead-time

  • Suitable for calculations with passive and active systems (LP, ESE)

  • Generate submittal packages including high level installation drawings, BOM, component cut sheets, protection report and Revit model of the design

  • Supports NFPA 780, LPI 175, UL 96, IEC62305, NFC 17-102 and IEEE 998 standards

Want to try out the nVent ERICO LPSD 4.0 software yourself?

View the LPSD 4.0 Terms of Use.

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nVent ERIFLEX Low Voltage Power Connections Software

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nVent CADDY Planner Software

To download and install the nVent CADDY Planner, do the following:

  • Right-click on the link below and save the file to your hard drive using the "Save Target As" command.
  • Unzip the installation files to a location on your hard drive.
  • Once all of the installation files have been unzipped, double-click on setup.exe from the installation folder. Follow the prompts to install the software.

Once you have installed the software, you can delete the downloaded file from step 1 and the installation files from step 2 above.

Download the nVent CADDY PLANNER software (219 MB, updated 20 Sep 2012)