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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