By Miles Nicholson
The tags or identification codes of components may be defined by the client or indeed a different department such as P&ID. The user is of course able to modify the tags using the export/import to spreadsheet after the schematics have been drawn but they can also pull in these values from an external file whilst drawing the schematic.
When a symbol is placed, select External List
Browse to your list. The list has to be saved as a *.CSV or *.TXT extension. It doesn’t need headers but for ease of explanation, I’ve included them in the example below:
Highlight the line of information you wish to use and select
Highlight the exact text from the Choices on the left and then the [ovw] (overwrite) button adjacent to the AutoCAD Electrical attribute. In this example PT201 > [ovw] > Tag; LUBE OIL… > [ovw] > Desc1