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    By Miles Nicholson

     

    The Autodesk® AutoCAD® Electrical catalogue database is supplied using horsepower (HP) motor ratings. Use this app to convert these values to kW.

    https://apps.autodesk.com/ACAD_E/en/Detail/Index?id=6309995928436034932&appLang=en&os=Win32_64

    Download the file AutodeskMotorRatingConverter.msi and Run

    Select Install Now

     

    When the install has finished, the application will be available from the Add-ins ribbon tab

     

    However if you have multiple versions of AutoCAD Electrical on your PC, it will install on the earliest version. The good news is the application allows you to pick the catalogue database you wish to convert!

     

    Select

     

    Change the path of the database to the catalogue database you wish to update. Motors are held in the “MO” table. The backup database will automatically be in the same directory with a suffix of bak in case you need to revert back to the original.