AutoCAD Electrical 2017 - The AutoCAD Electrical 2017 Cadline Localiser

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By Miles Nicholson

The Cadline Localiser is a unique Cadline application that offers enhanced functionality & increased content to the functionality of AutoCAD Electrical. The application is available to Cadline subscribers. The following list is a general overview of its additional functionality and content:

Libraries:

  • IEC Libraries rectified specifically “Too many NO contacts” error caused by incorrect symbols in the default libraries
    • IEC2
    • IEC4
    • IEC-60617
  • An International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC61082) library is included (not in the default install)
  • A metric Joint Industrial Council (JIC_mm) library (not in the default install) enabling the user to hot-swap from IEC > JIC and vice-versa
  • A metric National Fire Protection Association (NFPA_mm) library (not in the default install) enabling the user to hot-swap from IEC > NFPA and vice-versa
  • A metric process and instrumentation diagram library (PID_mm) is included (not in the default install)
  • Extra content is added to the hydraulics library (HYD_mm) library.
  • An updated hydraulics menu file is included
  • Extra content to the metric panel (panel_mm) library is included. Over 1500 extra footprints mainly in 3D & categorised according to product type.
    • AB
    • ABB
    • Eldon
    • Rittal
    • Generic
  • A User library is included which enables the user to quickly create their own libraries if required (not in the default install)
  • Nordic source/destination style wire cross referencing supported in IEC61082, IEC2, IEC4, IEC-60617, JIC_mm, NFPA_mm, PNEU_mm, HYD_mm & PID_mm libraries
  • Pneumatic / Hydraulic / PID ribbon allowing the pneumatic / hydraulic / PID engineer to quickly use AutoCAD Electrical without needing to learn the electrical functionality. A unique Cadline exclusive training course is also available for Fluid Design

 

Catalogues:

  • 12 additional major manufacturers data are included allowing the user to pick and choose the additional content install
  • DIN rail command in metric instead of imperial includes all of the European sizes for DIN rail and for trunking/ducting with over 40 additional standard European sizes
  • Electrical standards database is rectified to fully support IEC standards

 

Project Templates:

  • Project templates for IEC61082, IEC60204, IEC61346 and ISO1215 (not in the default install)

 

Functionality:

  • SaveAll       -      saves only the drawings within the active project
  • CloseAll       -     closes only the drawings within the active project
  • CleanAll       -     Tidies up the drawings of the active project
  • Snap           -      Pre-defined snap values allowing the user to quickly change the snap value
  • Attribute Visibility      -      Attribute visibility commands to quickly toggle on/off the manufacturer, catalogue, terminal strip prefix, installation and location attributes
  • Trunking      -      Dynamic 3D trunking allowing the user to stretch and resize once placed
  • DIN Rail       -      Dynamic 3D DIN rail allowing the user to stretch and resize once placed for both 35/7.5, 35/15 & G-rail
  • Motor2Cable     -     Copies the motor TAG to the connecting cable
  • IEC61082        -    Toggles the “common” hinges in the IEC61082 library between the IEC style and the Nordic style
  • LastWireNo    -     Lists either the last wire number used within the active drawing or the active project
  • KKS Wire No     -      Defines an individual wire number in the KKS format or can be run drawing wide
  • WireNoPrefixRemoval   -    Removes the IEC prefixes from the wire numbers in Form4 type cubicles
  • CopyTerm2Wire      -    Copies the terminal number to the connecting wire
  • PromiseXREF          -     Maintains the cross referencing format of PromisE during the conversion of PromisE > v5* projects
  • PromiseScheme     -     Converts an individual PromisE schematic symbol and converts automatically to an AutoCAD Electrical intelligent symbol. This command can also be run on an entire library.
  • PromisePanel       -    Converts an individual PromisE panel symbol and converts automatically to an AutoCAD Electrical intelligent symbol. This command can also be run on an entire library.
  • PromiseCat     -    Imports the PromisE article.mdb file into AutoCAD Electrical parts database
  • PromiseV8i      -    Converts an individual PromisE V8i schematic symbol and converts automatically to an AutoCAD Electrical intelligent symbol. This command can also be run on an entire library.
  • EDscheme       -     Converts an individual ED schematic symbol and converts automatically to an AutoCAD Electrical intelligent symbol. This command can also be run on an entire library.
  • Cadline       -     Quick access to the Cadline Community
  • LogCall       -      Log a support query with Cadline
  • TraceParts   -      Quick access to Traceparts content allowing the user access to over 100+ million 2D/3D footprints
  • WireFill       -      The wire fill calculator calculates the % fill of trunking / ducting

Pneumatic / Hydraulic / PID ribbon with core functionality specific to the pneumatic / hydraulic / PID engineer  allowing the user to quickly use AutoCAD Electrical without needing to learn the electrical functionality. A unique Cadline exclusive training course is also available for Fluid Design

 

Miscellaneous / Improvements:

  • DIN47100 cable core colours are supported
  • Nordic source/destination style wire cross referencing supported in metric libraries
  • Weblink field available in all reports such as bills of materials, parts list etc. To enable automatic listing of OEM technical documentation
  • KKS wire numbering command changed so that the format of connection information changed from “TAG-PIN” to “TAG:PIN”. This however can now be changed by the user if required. Contact support if changes are required.
  • PromisE V8i symbol conversion redefined. Provides better translation of PromisE v8i symbols to AutoCAD Electrical.
  • New Wire Fill Calculator built into the Cadline Community panel
  • Icons support both “dark” and “light” themes and 2017 requirements
  • Software supports both AutoCAD Electrical 2016 & 2017

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