– AutoCAD Electrical Toolset Included with Official AutoCAD
I want to thank all of the educators and college students for making the e book profitable in its intention. My motive whereas writing the primary version of e book was to make it so simple as potential for college students. Following the same strategy as for the previous edition, the book is written to help professionals as well as learners in performing various tedious jobs in Electrical control designing.
The book follows a step by step methodology. The book covers use of right tool at right places. The book starts with basics of Electrical Designing, goes through all the Electrical controls related tools and ends up with practical examples of electrical schematic and panel designing. Chapter on Reports makes you comfortable in creating and editing electrical component reports. This edition also discusses the interoperability between Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD Electrical which is need of industry these days.
Some of the salient features of this book are : In-Depth explanation of concepts Every new topic of this book starts with the explanation of the basic concepts. In this way, the user becomes capable of relating the things with real world. Forgot your password? Get help. Password recovery. Free PDF Books. Introduction to the physical metallurgy of welding.
K Mehta. Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman. Isometric Drafting This button is used to enable isometric drafting. The procedure to use this option is given next. The orientation of the cursor will change as per the current isometric plane selected; refer to Figure A list of isometric planes will be displayed; refer to Figure Annotation buttons These buttons are used to manage annotation and their display in the drawing area. You will learn more about these options later in the book.
A workspace is defined as a customized arrangement of Ribbon, toolbars, menus, and window palettes in the AutoCAD Electrical environment. A flyout is displayed; refer to Figure In this environment, you can generate isometric drawings. The 3D Modeling workspace displays almost all the tools required to perform advanced modeling.
Hardware Acceleration On This button is used to set the performance of the software to an acceptable level. Isolate Objects This button is used to hide or isolate objects from the drawing area. On choosing this button, a flyout will be displayed with two options. Choose the Isolate Objects option from this flyout and then select the objects to hide or isolate.
To end isolation or display a hidden object, click this button again and choose the End Object Isolation option. Clean Screen The Clean Screen button is at the lower right corner of the screen. This button, when chosen, displays an expanded view of the drawing area by hiding all the toolbars except the command window, Status Bar, and menu bar.
Choose the Clean Screen button again to restore the previous display state. Customization This option is used to customize the Bottom bar. You can add or remove the buttons from the Bottom bar as per the requirement. Click on the Customization button at the right corner in the Bottom bar.
A flyout will display as shown in Figure The options that are displayed with tick mark are available in the Bottom bar and other options are not. Customization flyout For example, click on the Units option from the flyout. It will be added in the Bottom bar; refer to Figure Now, you can change the unit style by clicking on this option in the Bottom bar any time while working.
Earlier, we used to type system variables and then change their values but in version, there is an interactive way to change the system variables.
Double click on the value of variable to change it. Note that the warning sign is displayed under Status column for variables whose value is not as preferred.
To add more variables in the list, click on the Edit List button from the dialog box and add the variables you want to manage. The procedure to create a project is given next. If you are starting it for the first time then you will get the screen as shown in Figure The marked left area displays the Project Manager which is used to manage projects. The deactivated tools in the Project Manager will become active; refer to Figure The Create New Project dialog box will be displayed; refer to Figure The Browse For Folder dialog box will be display; refer to Figure Select the desired file using options in the dialog box displayed.
The Project Description dialog box will be displayed as shown in Figure If you want to include any of the description line in your report then click on the in reports check box next that line.
If you want to specify the properties of the project while creating, then click on the OK – Properties button. The Project Properties dialog box will be displayed; refer to Figure Note that you will learn about project properties in the next section. Follow the procedure given next to change the properties of the project.
A shortcut menu will be displayed; refer to Figure The Project Properties dialog box will be displayed as shown in Figure Shortcut menu Project Settings tab The options in this area are used to specify settings for the current project file.
Various options in this tab are discussed next. The options in this area are used to specify the directories containing symbols and icons required in Electrical drawings. Specify the location of the directory that contains the symbols. If you add any new symbol or icon then make sure that you have entered it in the database file used in this section.
The Catalog Lookup File dialog box will be displayed as shown in Figure But if you need additional file for look up then click on the Optional : Define a secondary catalog lookup file for this project radio button and then click on the Browse button. The location of file will be added in the edit box. There are many options in this drop-down to modify the order; refer to Figure Components tab The options in the Components tab are used to manage properties of the components; refer to Figure- Various options in the Components tab of the dialog box are discussed next.
These suffix are automatically applied in case of duplicates in component tags. In this case, successive numbers will be added in the duplicate component tags. Once you select this check box, the check boxes related to this option will become active. You will learn about Installation code and Location code later in the book. On clicking this button, the Item Numbering Setup dialog box is displayed; refer to Figure If the Accumulate Project Wide radio button is selected in the Item Numbering Mode area of the dialog box then the item numbering continues from one drawing to another drawing in the project.
If you select the Per -Part Number Basis radio button then the Item number is assigned for each part number of the component in the catalogue. Note that a component can have more the one part numbers in the catalogue. Wire Numbers tab The options in the Wire Numbers tab are used to set the numbering system for wires in the project; refer to Figure The options in this tab are discussed next.
The other options in this area work in the same way as they do for components in the Components tab of the dialog box. On selecting this check box, the Layer Setup button becomes active.
Click on this button to display the Layer Setup dialog box; refer to Figure In this dialog box, you can add, remove, or update the wire layer for wire numbering.
For example, a wire network starts at line reference and drops down and over on line reference If a schematic terminal symbol carries the WIRENO attribute located on line reference , and this option is enabled, AutoCAD Electrical calculates a reference-based wire number using instead of If multiple wire number terminals exist on this network, the line reference value of the upper left-most terminal is used.
On selecting this check box, the edit box next to it becomes active and you can specify the range of the wire numbering like, or 2;4;5; New Wire Numbering Placement area The options in this area are used to define the placement position for wire numbering with respect to wire.
The options are discussed next. This is the default option for the wire numbering placement. On selecting this radio button the Gap Setup button becomes active. Click on this button to specify the gap between the wire number and wire ends; refer to Figure After specifying the values, click on the OK button from the dialog box displayed to apply the gap. On selecting this radio button, the options related to leaders will become active. Select the desired option from the Leaders drop-down to specify the type of leader to be used while placing the wire number below the wire; refer to Figure This button is used to rename the user columns.
Note that the user columns are used to specify user defined parameters. Like, you can make a user defined column with the name location of manufacturer. Cross-References tab Options in this tab are used to manage cross-referencing of the project files. These options are discussed next. Specify the desired formate for both the edit boxes. Means, if there is some change in an object being cross- referenced then the same changes will be reflected in the corresponding drawing.
Selecting this check box suppresses the installation codes and locations codes while matching the drawing defaults. Similarly, options in the Component Cross-reference Display area are used to modify the display of component cross-references. Note that preview is also displayed on selecting an option from the drop- down. Drawing Format tab The options in the Drawing Format tab are used to manage some of the basic parameters of the drawing like default shape and size of ladders, Feature scale, and so on.
The Select Project File dialog box will be displayed as shown in Figure The project file will open and display in the Project Manager. At this stage, we will learn to create drawings in a project Although earlier also, unknowingly we were creating drawing in a project. The procedure to create a drawing file in a project is given next.
The Create New Drawing dialog box will be displayed as shown in Figure The Select template dialog box will be displayed; refer to Figure You can conclude the template style of default templates from their names in the list. Path of the template will be added in the Template edit box.
Note that you can use the codes of the earlier created drawings or projects by selecting the buttons corresponding to them. You are asked to set the default settings of the project or not. Click on Yes or No as desired. The drawing will be created. Click on this button, the list of tasks will be displayed. The procedure to update or retag these parameters is given next. On selecting this check box, the two radio buttons below it will become active. The Renumber Ladders dialog box will be displayed.
This numbering will be applicable to the first drawing in the project and similarly, you can specify the starting number of ladder for second onwards drawings by selecting the desired radio button in the dialog box.
Specify the negative value to decrease the ladder numbers. The Select Drawings to Process dialog box will be displayed refer to Figure The drawings will come in the bottom list. The details will be added in the right list box.
The details will be displayed with the name of the drawing in the Project Manager. These tools are one by one discussed next. The steps to use this tool are given next.
The Select Drawings to Process dialog box will be displayed; refer to Figure The dialog box with various paper sizes will be displayed; refer to Figure The drawings of the project will be plotted by the assigned plotter. Publish to WEB This tool is used to publish drawings on the website.
The procedure to use this tool is given next. Click on the Browse button next to the edit box. The Browse For Folder dialog box will be displayed; refer to Figure The Select Drawings to Process dialog box will be displayed as discussed earlier. After the publishing is finished, the Finish page of the Publish to Web dialog box will be displayed as shown in Figure Click on the OK button from the dialog box.
The Publish dialog box will be displayed; refer to Figure If you have unsaved sheet list then the Publish – Save Sheet List dialog box will be displayed as shown in Figure The dialog box to specify location for saving the file will be displayed.
Browse to the desired location and save the file. Zip Project This tool works in the same way as the other publishing tools discussed above. If you are creating the zip file for the first time in this version of AutoCAD, then you will get the error message as shown in Figure The file will be displayed as shown in Figure Now, you will learn to remove, replace, or rename a drawing file in a project.
The steps to perform these actions are given next. Right- click on it, a shortcut menu will be displayed; refer to Figure The Location View tab gives a fast report on various components by their location and installation codes.
To display options in the Location View tab, click on the tab in the Project Manager; refer to Figure On expanding the installation code, we will get various components arranged as per their location codes; refer to Figure Installation code and location code in Location View tab Now, expanding the location codes will display components for those locations.
The other options in the Location View tab are discussed next. Filter by Installation and Location Using this option, you can filter out the unwanted installations or locations.
A drop-box will be displayed; refer to Figure The locations and installations for which the check box is selected will be displayed in the Location View tab; refer to Figure Locations and installations after filtering Search box Oh!!
This tool always works in same way. Nothing new, specify your parameters to search for components on the basis of their locations or installation. Procedure to use this tool is given next. Details and Connections tabs The Details and Connections tabs are used to display the details and connections of the component selected in the Component View tab of the Project Manager.
To learn more about them, follow the steps given next. The detail of the component will be displayed in the Details tab of the Project Manager; refer to Figure Various connections of the component will be displayed in the Project Manager; refer to Figure The Surf dialog box will be displayed; refer to Figure Note that you can export the details of components in csv or xls format by using the Export button above the table in the Project Manager. Using the exported file, you can share the information with your peers.
Some of the methods to insert electrical components are given next. The list of tools will be displayed; refer to Figure The Insert Component window will be displayed; refer to Figure The symbol will be attached to the cursor and you will be prompted to specify the location for the symbol; refer to Figure The options in these areas specify various parameters of the component being inserted. We will start with the Component Tag area and then one by one we will use options in other areas.
Click in the edit box and specify the desired value. The component will be linked to the selected pin of plc. The list of all the tags in the drawing will be displayed. Also the name of the dialog box will be modified as shown in All Tags in Use. If you select the Copy Tag button then same tag will be assigned to the current component.
If you select the Calculate Next button then the next tag number will be assigned to the component. Note that in both the cases system will ask your permission to overwrite the tag value. Do as per your requirement. In the same way, you can use the Panel button and the External List button from the Component Tag area. Catalog Data area The options in this area are used to link the inserted component to a catalog.
A catalog is a collection of various related components in a categorized form. To specify the details of the Catalog Data follow the steps given next. You can also start a new manufacturer by specifying your desired name. This number can include alphabets as well as numeric. For example, F-1PB. Note that each type of component has a unique Item number.
The specified numbers will be automatically added in the Bill of Materials. The area after specifying all the values will be displayed as shown in Figure To do so, click on the Lookup button in this area.
The Catalog Browser dialog box will be displayed as shown in Figure The list of all the components in that category will be displayed. After specifying the keywords, click on the Search button. The list of components related to the specified keyword will be displayed. The related data will be displayed in the Catalog area. Now, you have specified first manufacturer of the desired component. Repeat the process until you get the desired number of alternates for the selected type of components.
You can specify 99 alternates at max. Description Area The options in this area are used to specify the description about the component. To specify the description, follow the steps given next. Similarly, click in the Line 2 edit box and specify the second line of description.
Select the desired component description and click on the OK button from the dialog box. To do so, click on the Defaults button in this area. The Descriptions dialog box will be displayed; refer to Figure Note that the lines with all capital characters are counted in the description.
So, you need to double click only on those lines. Cross-Reference Area This is a very important area of the dialog box. The procedure to use options in this area is given next. This reference is of a certain reference format. To override this format, click on the Component override check box. The Setup button next to it will get activated. Glossary is given next. Check the description in Option area of the dialog box to know the method of linking pins for switches.
The installation code is used to specify the line or circuit identifier in which you want to add the component. For example, you can specify Line1 VAC as installation code. For example, you can specify Sub-Panel 20 Pin as location code for the component. Pins area The options in this area are used to number the pins of the component so that later they can be connected with other components in the line. The procedure to use these options is given next.
The component will be displayed with the specified parameters in the drawing. You can insert any desired component using the options in the Catalog Browser. The procedure to use the Catalog Browser is given next. Click on the Catalog Browser tool from the list; refer to Figure The Catalog Browser will be displayed; refer to Figure Catalog Browser button Figure The is used to display the assembly details of the selected component. The is used to display the details of the current selected component in the web browser.
The button is used to add the current component in the favorite components list. The Insert Component dialog box will be displayed; refer to Figure In our case, Push Buttons. The list of symbols will be displayed. The Assign Symbol To Catalog Number dialog box will be displayed if the catalog number is unassigned ; refer to Figure The symbol will get attached to the cursor.
The Schematic Component or Circuit dialog box will be displayed as shown in Figure Click on the Add button. On doing so, the Add record dialog box will be displayed; refer to. The Select Schematic component or circuit dialog box will be displayed as shown in Figure Click on the Open button from the dialog box. Note that you can make your own symbol by using the drawing tools and after saving it at desired location, you can add it to the library.
The Table Edit dialog box will be displayed; refer to Figure The Settings dialog box will be displayed; refer to Figure You can use the settings of an already existing. After modifying the category, click on the OK button from the dialog box. Click on the OK button from the next dialog box. If there is no symbol assigned to the component then the Insert dialog box will be displayed as shown in Figure The Panel Layout List dialog box will be displayed as shown in Figure Select the Project radio button or Active drawing radio button to get the list of components.
If you have selected the Project radio button then the Select Drawings to Process dialog box will be displayed as discussed earlier. The list of components will display. Note that the Panel List and Terminal Panel List tools work only if we have panels in our current project or drawing. We will learn more about these tools later in the book. The use of these components and their procedure of insertion in drawing is given next. In some electrical systems, you might need to deal with pneumatic components also.
The expanded Insert Component panel will be displayed; refer to Figure Down arror to be clicked Figure The Insert Component dialog box will be displayed as shown in Figure The component will get attached to the cursor. The component will be placed with the specified parameters. The procedure to insert the hydraulic components is given next. The Insert Component dialog box with hydraulic components will be displayed.
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