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AutoCAD Electrical 2012 UserGuide


AutoCAD Electrical 2012

User’s Guide

January 2011

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Contents

Chapter 1

AutoCAD Electrical What's New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Overview of AutoCAD Electrical Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Join the Customer Involvement Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 What's New in AutoCAD Electrical 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 What's New in Previous Releases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 What's New in 2009 Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 What's New in 2010 Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 What's New in 2011 Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Ribbon Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Project tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Project Tools panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Other Tools panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Troubleshooting panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Schematic tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Quick Pick panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Insert Components panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Edit Components panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Insert Wires/Wire Numbers panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Edit Wires/Wire Numbers panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Other Tools panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Power Check Tools panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Panel tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Insert Component Footprints panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Terminal Footprints panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

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Edit Footprints panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Other Tools panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Conduit Tools panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Reports tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Schematic panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Panel panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Miscellaneous panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Import/Export Data tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Import panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Export panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Conversion Tools tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Tools panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Schematic panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Panel panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Attributes panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Symbol Builder tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Edit panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Help panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Toolbars to Ribbons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Main Electrical toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Main Electrical 2 toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Panel Layout toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Conversion toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Conduit Marker toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Power Check toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Extra Libraries toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 The Ribbon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Overview of the Ribbon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Display and Organize the Ribbon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Customize the Ribbon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117

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Migration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Migration Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

Chapter 3

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Overview of projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Use recently opened projects . . . . . . . . . Create a project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Add a new drawing to the current project . . . Add drawings to the current project . . . . . . Group drawings within a project . . . . . . . Change the order of drawings in the project . Remove a drawing from the active project . . Assign a description to each drawing . . . . . Preview a drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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About collaborative design . . . . . . . . . . . Create a drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Change drawing display options . . . . . . . Overview of project-related files . . . . . . . . Overview of the project file format . . . . . . Archive a project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Delete a project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Work with Multiple Clients . . . . . . . . . . Overview of setup for multiple clients . Drawing List Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IEC tag mode update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Task list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Drawing and Project Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Overview of project and drawing properties . Use replaceable parameters . . . . . . . . . . Save settings to the project file . . . . . . . . Settings List Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Create a template drawing . . . . . . . . . . . Updating the WD_M Block . . . . . . . . . . Overview of the WD_M block . . . . . . Using Layers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manage layers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Use wire layers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Change wire types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195 . 232 . 235 . 237 . 240 . 244 . 244 . 252 . 252 . 260 . 269

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Symbol Libraries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
Library standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Determine symbol block names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Library Symbol Naming Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Overview of symbol naming conventions . . . . . . . . . . . Split a tag name into two pieces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Use multiple symbol libraries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Overview of one-line symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Overview of Hydraulic and P&ID symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Attribute Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Schematic attributes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Overview of schematic attributes . . . . . . . . . . . . . Overview of parent and stand-alone component attributes (TAG1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Overview of child component attributes (TAG2) . . . . . Panel attributes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Overview of panel attributes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Attributes for other symbol categories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Overview of attributes for other symbol categories . . . . . 277 . 277 . 279 . 279 . 295 . 296 . 298 . 301 . 303 . 303 . 303 . 317 . 318 . 318 . 318 . 322 . 322

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Copy attributes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Managing Library Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Substitute symbols in the library . . . . . . . . Change appearance of existing library symbols . Predefine symbol annotation . . . . . . . . . . Swap blocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Create a library symbol . . . . . . . . . . . . . Symbol Builder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Symbol Builder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Symbol Preview Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
Chapter 6 IEC-60617 Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
Push Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . Push Buttons . . . . . . . . . Illuminated Push Buttons . . Selector Switches . . . . . . . . . . Selector Switches . . . . . . . 3 Position Selector Switches . 4 Position Selector Switches . Breakers, Disconnects . . . . . . . 1 Pole Circuit Breakers . . . . 2nd+ Pole Circuit Breakers . . Power Switches . . . . . . . . Fusible Disconnects . . . . . Disconnect 1 Pole . . . . . . Fuses, Transformers, Reactors . . . Reactors . . . . . . . . . . . Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuse Switches . . . . . . . . . Transformers . . . . . . . . . Current Transformers . . . . 3 Phase Transformers . . . . Relays, Contacts . . . . . . . . . . Relays and Contacts . . . . . Relays with Suppression . . . Current Protection Relays . . Voltage Protection Relays . . Counter Relays . . . . . . . . Miscellaneous Relays . . . . . Time Delay Relays . . . . . . . . . Motor Control . . . . . . . . . . . Motor Control . . . . . . . . 1 Phase Motors . . . . . . . . 3 Phase Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361 . 361 . 365 . 367 . 367 . 371 . 376 . 378 . 378 . 380 . 384 . 385 . 387 . 388 . 388 . 389 . 392 . 392 . 395 . 396 . 400 . 400 . 403 . 404 . 406 . 407 . 408 . 409 . 412 . 412 . 413 . 414

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DC Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Generators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Motor Starters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pilot Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pilot Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Standard Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . Transformer Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . Push to Test Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beacons - Flashing . . . . . . . . . . . . Beacons - Rotating . . . . . . . . . . . . PLC I/O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Terminals, Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . Terminals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Power Distribution Blocks . . . . . . . . Connectors - No Wirenumber Changes . Connectors - Wirenumber Changes . . . Limit Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pressure and Temperature Switches . . . . . . Proximity Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inductive Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . Capacitive Switches . . . . . . . . . . . Magnetic Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . Photoelectric Emitter Switches . . . . . Photoelectric Receiver Switches . . . . . Photoelectric Emitter/Receiver Switches . Ultrasonic Switches . . . . . . . . . . . Touch Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miscellaneous Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . Solenoids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Instrumentation and Sensors . . . . . . . . . Qualifying Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Operating Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . Linear Direction of Force or Motion . . . Rotative Direction of Force or Motion . . Propagation Flow or Signal . . . . . . . Energy Flow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Radiation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Winding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mechanical Controls . . . . . . . . . . . Mechanical Controls, Latching Device . Mechanical Controls, Coupling . . . . . Electronics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Resistive Components . . . . . . . . . .

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Capacitive Components . . . . . . . . Semiconductor Components . . . . . Miscellaneous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miscellaneous . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cable Markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . Power Receptacles . . . . . . . . . . . Generic Device Boxes . . . . . . . . . Stand-alone Cross-reference Symbols . Wire Arrows - Reference Only . . . . . Splice Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . Annunciations . . . . . . . . . . . . . One-Line Components . . . . . . . . . . . . Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Motor Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . Transformer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cable Marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bus-tap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miscellaneous . . . . . . . . . . . . . Power Stations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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IEEE Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 523
Push Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . Push Buttons . . . . . . . . . Illuminated Push Buttons . . Selector Switches . . . . . . . . . . Selector Switches . . . . . . . 3 Position Selector Switches . 4 Position Selector Switches . Breakers, Disconnects . . . . . . . 1 Pole Circuit Breakers . . . . 2nd+ Pole Circuit Breakers . . Power Switches . . . . . . . . Fusible Disconnects . . . . . Disconnect 1 Pole . . . . . . Fuses, Transformers, Reactors . . . Reactors . . . . . . . . . . . Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuse Switches . . . . . . . . . Transformers . . . . . . . . . Current Transformers . . . . 3 Phase Transformers . . . . Relays, Contacts . . . . . . . . . . Relays and Contacts . . . . . Relays with Suppression . . . Current Protection Relays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 523 . 523 . 527 . 529 . 529 . 533 . 538 . 540 . 540 . 542 . 546 . 547 . 549 . 550 . 550 . 551 . 554 . 554 . 557 . 558 . 562 . 562 . 565 . 566

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Voltage Protection Relays . . . . . . . . Counter Relays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miscellaneous Relays . . . . . . . . . . . Time Delay Relays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Motor Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Motor Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Phase Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Phase Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DC Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Generators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Motor Starters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pilot Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pilot Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Standard Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . Transformer Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . Push to Test Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beacons - Flashing . . . . . . . . . . . . Beacons - Rotating . . . . . . . . . . . . PLC I/O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Terminals, Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . Terminals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . In-Line Wire Labels . . . . . . . . . . . Power Distribution Blocks . . . . . . . . Connectors - No Wirenumber Changes . Connectors - Wirenumber Changes . . . Limit Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pressure and Temperature Switches . . . . . . Proximity Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inductive Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . Capacitive Switches . . . . . . . . . . . Magnetic Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . Photoelectric Emitter Switches . . . . . Photoelectric Receiver Switches . . . . . Photoelectric Emitter/Receiver Switches . Ultrasonic Switches . . . . . . . . . . . Touch Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miscellaneous Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . Solenoids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Instrumentation and Sensors . . . . . . . . . Qualifying Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Operating Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . Linear Direction of Force or Motion . . . Rotative Direction of Force or Motion . . Propagation Flow or Signal . . . . . . . Energy Flow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Radiation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Winding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mechanical Controls . . . . . . . . . . . Mechanical Controls, Latching Device . Mechanical Controls, Coupling . . . . . Electronics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Resistive Components . . . . . . . . . . Capacitive Components . . . . . . . . . Semiconductor Components . . . . . . Miscellaneous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miscellaneous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cable Markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Power Receptacles . . . . . . . . . . . . Generic Device Boxes . . . . . . . . . . Stand-alone Cross-reference Symbols . . Wire Arrows - Reference Only . . . . . . Splice Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Annunciations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . One-Line Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Motor Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Transformer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cable Marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bus-tap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miscellaneous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Power Stations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Chapter 8

JIC Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 685
Push Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Selector Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . Selector Switches . . . . . . . . . . Illuminated Selector Switches . . . Fuses, Circuit Breakers, Transformers . . Fuses and Transformers . . . . . . Circuit Breakers and Disconnects . Relays and Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . Relays and Contacts . . . . . . . . Latch Relay Coils . . . . . . . . . . Timers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Time Delay Relays . . . . . . . . . OFF-Delay Timers . . . . . . . . . Motor Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pilot Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 685 . 688 . 688 . 692 . 696 . 696 . 698 . 700 . 700 . 701 . 702 . 702 . 704 . 706 . 709

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Chapter 9

IEC Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 759
Push Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . Push Buttons . . . . . . . . . Illuminated Push Buttons . . Selector Switches . . . . . . . . . . Selector Switches . . . . . . . 3 Position Selector Switches . 4 Position Selector Switches . Breakers, Disconnects . . . . . . . 1 Pole Circuit Breakers . . . . 2nd+ Pole Circuit Breakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 759 . 759 . 763 . 764 . 764 . 767 . 772 . 774 . 774 . 776

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Power Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fusible Disconnects . . . . . . . . . . . Disconnect 1 Pole . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuses, Transformers, Reactors . . . . . . . . . Reactors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuse Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Transformers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Current Transformers . . . . . . . . . . 3 Phase Transformers . . . . . . . . . . Relays, Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Relays and Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . Relays with Suppression . . . . . . . . . Current Protection Relays . . . . . . . . Voltage Protection Relays . . . . . . . . Counter Relays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miscellaneous Relays . . . . . . . . . . . Time Delay Relays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Motor Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Motor Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Phase Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Phase Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DC Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Generators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Motor Starters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pilot Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pilot Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Standard Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . Transformer Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . Push to Test Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beacons - Flashing . . . . . . . . . . . . Beacons - Rotating . . . . . . . . . . . . PLC I/O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Terminals, Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . Terminals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . In-Line Wire Labels . . . . . . . . . . . Power Distribution Blocks . . . . . . . . Connectors - No Wirenumber Changes . Connectors - Wirenumber Changes . . . Limit Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pressure and Temperature Switches . . . . . . Proximity Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inductive Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . Capacitive Switches . . . . . . . . . . . Magnetic Switches . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Photoelectric Emitter Switches . . . . . Photoelectric Receiver Switches . . . . . Photoelectric Emitter/Receiver Switches . Ultrasonic Switches . . . . . . . . . . . Touch Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miscellaneous Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . Solenoids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Instrumentation and Sensors . . . . . . . . . Qualifying Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Operating Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . Linear Direction of Force or Motion . . . Rotative Direction of Force or Motion . . Propagation Flow or Signal . . . . . . . Energy Flow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Radiation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Winding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mechanical Controls . . . . . . . . . . . Mechanical Controls, Latching Device . Mechanical Controls, Coupling . . . . . Miscellaneous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miscellaneous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Electronics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cable Markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Power Receptacles . . . . . . . . . . . . Generic Device Boxes . . . . . . . . . . Stand-alone Cross-reference Symbols . . Wire Arrows - Reference Only . . . . . . Splice Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Annunciations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . One-Line Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Motor Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Transformer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cable Marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bus-tap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miscellaneous . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Chapter 10

PLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 911
Generate PLC layout modules . . . . . . . . . Parametric PLC symbols vs. Full Units . Insert PLC modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Overview of the PLC database file . . . . . . . Single, Stand-alone I/O Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 911 . 912 . 915 . 920 . 944

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Modify single, stand-alone PLC layout symbols . . Work with PLC styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Modify a PLC appearance style . . . . . . . . . . . Create a PLC style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Add a new PLC style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Create PLC I/O Drawings from Spreadsheets . . . . . . . Overview of the PLC spreadsheet/database format . Create PLC spreadsheets using RSLogix . . . . . . . Create PLC drawings from Unity Pro . . . . . . . . Create XML files for export to Unity Pro . . . . . .

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Chapter 11

Circuits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 977
Circuit Builder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 977 Circuit Builder overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 977 Spreadsheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 979 Drawing templates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 983 Electrical standards database file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 987 Electrical standards database editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1005 Use Circuit Builder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1011 Recalculate wire size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1044 Reference an existing circuit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1045 Use circuitry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1048 Add existing circuits to the icon menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1051

Chapter 12

Component Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1061
Insert schematic components . . . . . . . . . . . . Insert or edit child components . . . . . . . . . . . Insert a copy of a component . . . . . . . . . . . . Insert from catalog lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The schematic lookup file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Insert from equipment lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Insert from panel lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manipulate Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manipulate components . . . . . . . . . . . . Annotate ratings attributes . . . . . . . . . . . Swap contact states . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Component Cross-References . . . . . . . . . . . . Cross-Referencing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Check coil/contact count . . . . . . . . . . . . Overview of cross-reference settings . . . . . . Overview of graphical cross-reference formats . Overview of table cross-reference formats . . . Update cross-reference tables . . . . . . . . . . Use stand-alone cross-reference symbols . . . . Insert dashed link lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1061 . 1090 . 1099 . 1101 . 1105 . 1110 . 1115 . 1122 . 1122 . 1132 . 1134 . 1135 . 1135 . 1139 . 1141 . 1146 . 1150 . 1158 . 1163 . 1171

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Follow signals . . . . . . . . . . Show signal paths . . . . . . . . Overview of DIN Rails . . . . . Overview of user data records . Wire Jumpers . . . . . . . . . . Define wire jumpers . . .

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Chapter 13

Component Attribute Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1185
Edit attribute values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Force attributes to layers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manipulate component text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manipulate terminal text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Move description values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Move attributes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hide attributes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Show attributes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rotate attributes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Change attribute justification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Change attribute text style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Change attribute text size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rename an attribute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Add attributes to blocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Set tags to fixed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Retag components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Change to multi-line text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Add location codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Update child codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Location Mark Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Substitute location mark symbols for text location codes . Location box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Modify library symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1185 . 1187 . 1189 . 1192 . 1193 . 1194 . 1194 . 1195 . 1195 . 1196 . 1197 . 1197 . 1200 . 1201 . 1202 . 1204 . 1205 . 1206 . 1207 . 1209 . 1209 . 1213 . 1218

Chapter 14

Wire/Wire Number Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1221
Overview of wires . . . . . . . . . . . Use wire layers . . . . . . . . . . . . Change wire types . . . . . . . . . . Insert wires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Insert multiple wires . . . . . . . . . Interconnect components . . . . . . Trim wires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stretch wires . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bend wires at right angles . . . . . . Overview of wire color/gauge labels . Insert in-line wire markers . . . . . . Cable Markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1221 . 1221 . 1233 . 1238 . 1242 . 1244 . 1245 . 1246 . 1247 . 1248 . 1250 . 1255

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Insert cable markers into wires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Multiple cable markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Edit the cable conductor database . . . . . . . . . . . . . Edit the list of generic colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Insert shield symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wire Gaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manipulate wire gaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ladder Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Define and insert new ladders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Modify an existing ladder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wire Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Overview of wire numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Set wire number placement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Find or replace wire number text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Encode wire color/gauge information into wire numbers . Fix Wire Numbering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fix wire numbering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reposition Wire Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reposition wire numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Modify Wire Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Modify wire numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Erase or Hide Wire Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Erase or hide wire numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . Signal Arrows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Signal Arrows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fan In/Out Markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fan In/Out Source and Destination Markers . . . . . Wire Sequencing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Control from/to report connection sequencing . . . . . .

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Chapter 15

Terminal

Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1367
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Insert terminals and connectors . . . . . . . . . Multi-Level Terminals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Overview of terminal relationships . . . . Terminal Properties Lookup . . . . . . . . . . . Overview of terminal properties database . Terminal Strip Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Use the terminal strip editor . . . . . . . . Generate terminal strip tables . . . . . . . Terminal jumpers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Terminal strip utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Terminal wire connections . . . . . . . . . . . . Resequence terminal numbers . . . . . . . . . . Overview of connection sequencing . . . . . . .

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Point-to-Point Wiring Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1467
Working with Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Use point-to-point wiring tools . . . . . . . . . . . Bend wires at right angles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Insert multiple bus wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Import data from Autodesk Inventor Professional Cable & Harness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Overview of the spreadsheet import file structure . . . . . Insert splices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1467 . 1467 . 1489 . 1490

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Chapter 17

Project-Wide Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1515
Move from reference to reference . . . . . . Start the Surfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . Continue a previous surf session . . . . Move between drawings . . . . . . . . . . . Plot one or more drawings . . . . . . . . . . Project-wide utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Create a project-wide script file . . . . . . . Renumber Ladder References . . . . . . . . . Project-wide update or retag . . . . . . . . . Track drawing changes . . . . . . . . . . . . Translate description text . . . . . . . . . . . Publish to the Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Publish to DWF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Title Block Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Title block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Title Block utility setup . . . . . . . . . Title Block setup overview . . . . WD_TB attribute method . . . . WDT file method . . . . . . . . . Title Block Update . . . . . . . . . . . Customize LINEx Labels . . . . . . . . Map AutoLISP values to the title block . Drawing template . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1515 . 1515 . 1516 . 1519 . 1520 . 1523 . 1525 . 1525 . 1526 . 1529 . 1532 . 1534 . 1537 . 1538 . 1538 . 1540 . 1540 . 1546 . 1548 . 1550 . 1554 . 1556 . 1558

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Icon Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1561
Overview of the Icon Menu Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . Add a new icon to the menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . Edit the properties of an existing icon in the menu . Use alternate icon menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Modify Icon Menu File Directly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Overview of the icon menu file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1561 . 1562 . 1564 . 1589 . 1591 . 1591

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BOM and Catalogs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1595

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Catalog database . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Catalog table naming conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Family tables in the default_cat.mdb . . . . . . . . . . . . How to install additional manufacturer content . . . . . . . . . . Overview of the catalog database table structure . . . . . . . . . Overview of the _LISTBOX_DEF catalog database table . . . . . . Create a project-specific catalog database . . . . . . . . . . . . . Catalog Assignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assign catalog information to components . . . . . . . . . Copy catalog assignments from component to component . Show missing catalog assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Update components from catalog database . . . . . . . . . Contact Quantity/Pin List Lookup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Use pin lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Set pin list assignments for special uses . . . . . . . . . . .

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Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1647
Generate reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Schematic Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Generate schematic reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Panel Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Generate panel reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Overview of format files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Run automatic reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Export/Import spreadsheet data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Add report fields with the User Defined Attribute List tool . . . . Export to Autodesk Inventor Professional . . . . . . . . . . . . . Set up for export to Autodesk Inventor Professional Cable & Harness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1647 . 1731 . 1731 . 1758 . 1758 . 1773 . 1827 . 1831 . 1841 . 1844

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Panel Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1855
Overview of panel layouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Overview of footprint attributes/Xdata . . . . . . . . . . . . Panel drawing configuration and defaults . . . . . . . . . . . Relationship between schematic drawings and panel layouts . Automatic schematic/panel update . . . . . . . . . . . Schematic and panel symbol relationship . . . . . . . . Footprint/Terminal Insertion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Insert panel footprints from a schematic list . . . . . . Insert panel footprints using vendor menus . . . . . . . Insert panel footprints using icon menu . . . . . . . . . Insert panel footprints manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . Insert panel footprints from a catalog list . . . . . . . . Insert footprints from an equipment list . . . . . . . . . Insert a copy of a panel footprint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1855 . 1856 . 1859 . 1863 . 1863 . 1864 . 1866 . 1866 . 1876 . 1879 . 1883 . 1887 . 1889 . 1893

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Use panel templates and assemblies . Footprint/Terminal Edit . . . . . . . . . . Edit a footprint or panel terminal . . Multiple Catalog . . . . . . . . . . . Copy code values to components . . Delete Footprint . . . . . . . . . . . Layout Wire Connection Annotation . . . Add wire information to footprints . Lookup Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Use the footprint lookup file . . . . . Item Numbers/Balloons . . . . . . . . . . Add balloons to components . . . . . Resequencing item numbers . . . . . Fixing item numbers . . . . . . . . . Nameplates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Insert nameplates . . . . . . . . . . . Panel Leveling/Sequencing Tools . . . . . . Remove sequencing assignments . . . Show sequencing assignments . . . . Swap terminal strip wire text . . . . .

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Chapter 22

Conduit Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1957
Overview of conduit tools . . . . . . . . . Conduit Marker Intelligence . . . . . Overview of conduit marker support files . Generate a conduit marker report . . . . . Generate a conduit routing report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1957 . 1957 . 1964 . 1965 . 1967

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Conversion Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1969
Convert promis.e drawing files to AutoCAD Electrical . . Convert non-AutoCAD Electrical blocks . . . . . . . . . . Finish mapping values from non-AutoCAD Electrical blocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Convert text to an attribute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Convert Arrows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Convert non-AutoCAD Electrical arrows . . . . . . . Overview of ECDS legacy conversion . . . . . . . . . . . Tagging and Linking Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Use tagging and linking tools . . . . . . . . . . . . Overview of block/attribute mapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1969 . . . . . . 1973 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1974 . 1976 . 1978 . 1978 . 1979 . 1982 . 1982 . 1993

Chapter 24

Miscellaneous Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999
Overview of power check tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 Overview of pneumatic tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002

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Insert hydraulic components . . . . . . . . . Insert P&ID components . . . . . . . . . . . Troubleshooting Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . Overview of real-time error checking . Modify invisible data . . . . . . . . . .

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Chapter 25

Tutorials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2029
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Projects - Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Working with projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Working with drawings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Title Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Title Block - Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Title Block Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Select method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WD_TB attribute method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Create a title block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Title Block Setup - WD_TB attribute method . Create a drawing template . . . . . . . . . . . Use the template . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Project description lines . . . . . . . . . . . . Drawing values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Title Block Update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Customize project description labels . . . . . . WDT file method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Create a title block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Title Block Setup - WDT file method . . . . . . Create a drawing template . . . . . . . . . . . Use the template . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Project description lines . . . . . . . . . . . . Drawing values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Title Block Update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Customize project description labels . . . . . . Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wiring - Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . About wires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Insert wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trim a wire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Insert a single-phase ladder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Resequencing ladders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Schematic components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Schematic components - Introduction . . . . . . . . About schematic components . . . . . . . . . . . . Inserting components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Relocating components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2029 . 2031 . 2031 . 2032 . 2035 . 2040 . 2040 . 2041 . 2042 . 2043 . 2043 . 2047 . 2049 . 2051 . 2052 . 2052 . 2053 . 2055 . 2057 . 2057 . 2061 . 2063 . 2065 . 2066 . 2067 . 2067 . 2069 . 2071 . 2071 . 2072 . 2072 . 2074 . 2075 . 2076 . 2077 . 2077 . 2078 . 2079 . 2083

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Aligning components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2087 Inserting components continued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2087 Editing components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2091 Linking components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2094 Editing catalog information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2096 Wire layers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2100 Wire layers - Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2100 Creating a wire layer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2101 Changing a wire layer assignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2102 Circuits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2103 Circuits - Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2103 Move an existing circuit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2104 Insert and configure a circuit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2109 Save and insert a circuit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2117 Insert a saved circuit using WBlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2123 Insert a one-line motor control circuit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2125 Insert a one-line dual power feed circuit . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2130 Reference an existing circuit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2133 Surf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2137 Surf - Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2137 Moving between symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2137 Block swap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2140 Block swap - Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2140 Swapping components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2140 PLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2142 PLC - Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2142 Inserting PLC modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2143 Using multiple insert component . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2147 Annotating PLC I/O descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2149 Schematic terminals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2152 Schematic terminals - Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2152 About schematic terminals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2153 Insert terminals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2155 Multi-level terminals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2158 Modify multi-level associations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2160 Terminal Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2163 Associate terminals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2165 Wire numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2167 Wire numbers - Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2167 About wire numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2168 Inserting wire numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2168 Inserting I/O based wire numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2170 Deleting a wire number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2172 Source signal arrows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2173 Destination signal arrows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2175 Panel layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2180

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Panel layout - Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . Insert Footprint (Schematic list) . . . . . . . . . Adding nameplate footprints . . . . . . . . . . . Terminal Strip Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Generating reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Generating reports - Introduction . . . . . . . . Generating Bill of Material reports . . . . . . . . Inserting Bill of Material tables into drawings . . Changing format of Bill of Material report . . . Exporting Bill of Material report to spreadsheet . Connector diagrams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Connector diagrams - Introduction . . . . . . . About connector diagrams . . . . . . . . . . . . Inserting connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wiring connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grouping wires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Modifying connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adding wire numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adding connector descriptors . . . . . . . . . . P&ID and Hydraulic diagrams . . . . . . . . . . . . . P&ID and Hydraulic diagrams - Introduction . . Setting Up Hydraulic Drawings . . . . . . . . . Inserting Hydraulic Schematic Symbols . . . . . Creating Pipes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Completing the Hydraulic Drawing . . . . . . . Setting Up P&ID Drawings . . . . . . . . . . . . Inserting P&ID Schematic Symbols . . . . . . . Creating Pipes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Symbol Builder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Symbol Builder - Introduction . . . . . . . . . . Creating custom symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adding attributes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adding wire connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saving the symbol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Migration of AutoCAD Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Migration of AutoCAD Data - Introduction . . . About Tagging and Linking Tools . . . . . . . . Exploding Block and Attributes . . . . . . . . . Tagging Schematic Components . . . . . . . . . Linking Schematic Attributes . . . . . . . . . . . Adding Wire Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . Adding Geometry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tagging and Linking Panel Components . . . . Updating Panel or Schematic Components . . . Interoperability: Inventor and AutoCAD Electrical . . Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Introduction (continued) . . . . . . . . . . . Part 1: 2D to 3D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rename component tags . . . . . . . . . . . Export to XML . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Set the project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Open the dataset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Add harness segments . . . . . . . . . . . . Add harness segments (continued) . . . . . . Import the AutoCAD Electrical data . . . . . Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assign missing RefDes . . . . . . . . . . . . Finish the Import . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Route the wires into the harness segments . Part 2: 3D to 2D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Create wires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Create Wires (continued) . . . . . . . . . . . Route wires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Export to XML . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Import the Inventor data . . . . . . . . . . . Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Advanced Productivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2313
Set up peer-to-peer component relationships . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2313 Create automated pin assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2315 Set up AutoCAD Electrical for multiple users . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2318 Show source and destination markers on cable wires . . . . . . . . . 2323 Use the PLC Database File Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2330 Customize Circuit Builder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2339 Circuit Builder overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2339 Circuit Builder spreadsheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2340 Circuit Builder drawing templates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2344 Circuit Builder database . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2349 Add a new circuit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2366 Circuit Builder - How to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2377 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2377 Build your own symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2416 Build your own symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2416 Add your own symbols, circuits, and commands to the icon menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2446 Configure projects for various drawing standards . . . . . . . . . . . 2453 Use Autodesk Vault with AutoCAD Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2461

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AutoCAD Electrical Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2469
AutoCAD Electrical Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2469

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AutoCAD Electrical What's New

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Overview of AutoCAD Electrical Help
The AutoCAD Electrical Help system is a browser-based system available through context-sensitive links or by accessing it through the Help menu or icon. Key features of the Help system include:


There is on-demand access from the F1 function key, ribbons, dialog boxes, and the command line. Navigation tabs in each topic link to related procedures, references, and concepts. The Help menu gives you access to AutoCAD Electrical Help, AutoCAD Electrical Launchpad, the New Features Workshop and other resources.





What are ways to gain access to Help?
You can get help about a command while you are using it.
Help Button in ribbon environment Select the Help icon in the upper right. Select the dropdown arrow to display a menu of help options. Help Menu From the menu bar, select Help ? Electrical Help Topics to view the AutoCAD Electrical Help home page. ■ At the command prompt, press F1 to open the topic for the active tool.

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In a dialog box, press F1 to open the Reference topic for the active tool.

Help button

In a dialog box, click Help to open the Reference topic for the active tool.

How is Help organized?
Most of the subjects in the Help system have three topic types: Procedure, Reference, and Concept. Every Help topic selected from a menu has a tab row above the topic title. You can click a tab to go to the other available topic types.


Procedure topics provide step-by-step procedures for accomplishing AutoCAD Electrical tasks. Reference topics offer detailed descriptions of elements in the dialog box. Concept topics provide conceptual information about tools and tasks and can explain related concepts.

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The titles of Help topics are designed to tell you the information they contain:
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Procedure topics start with an action word, for example, "Create projects." Reference topics have the names of the dialog box as their titles. Concept topics typically start with the words "Use" or “Overview of.”

How do I get around in the Help system?
When you start the Help system, the first thing you see is the AutoCAD Electrical Help home page.
Navigation bar At the top of every Help window is a navigation bar with icons. The left-most icon is either Show or Hide, which opens or closes the navigation pane of the Help window. The navigation pane has tabs for Table of Contents, Index, Search, and Favorites. Presents an overview of the available documentation in a list of topics and subtopics. Provides a structure so you can always see where you are in Help and quickly jump to other topics. Click AutoCAD Electrical Command Listing

Table of Contents

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for an alphabetical list of AutoCAD Electrical tools found in the menu and toolbars. Index You can enter a word in the box to locate the term in the alphabetical index. Double-click the term to display the topic, or if multiple topics, to open a list of topics found. Enter a search word in the box, and click List Topics to view a list of topics that contain the search word anywhere in their content. Click a title, and then click Display (or doubleclick a title) to open the topic. With a topic visible in the Help window, click the Favorites tab and then click Add to add the current topic to a list of favorites. To remove a topic from the list, select the topic in the list, and then click Remove.

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How do I learn the product?
Training programs and products from Autodesk help you learn the key technical features and improve your productivity. For the latest information about Autodesk training, visit http://www.autodesk.com/training or contact your local Autodesk office. The Autodesk Authorized Training Center (ATC) network delivers Autodesk-authorized, instructor-led training to design professionals who use Autodesk software. Autodesk Authorized Training Centers use experienced and knowledgeable instructors. More than 1,200 ATC sites are available worldwide to meet your needs for discipline-specific, locally based training. To find a training center near you, contact your local Autodesk office or visit http://www.autodesk.com/atc.

Use AutoCAD Electrical Help
AutoCAD Electrical has various learning tools to assist you, whether you are a newcomer or an experienced CAD user.

To gain access to Help
Use any of the following methods to gain access to Help.


Select the Help icon in the upper right or select the drop-down arrow to display a menu of help options.

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Select Help ? Electrical Help Topics from the menu bar, and then browse to the desired topic. You can use the tabbed pane to access the Index, Search, or Table of Contents. Press F1 to open the Procedure or Reference Help topic for the active command. In an open dialog box, press F1 or click Help to open the Reference topic for the active command.





To customize Help
Use any of the following methods to customize Help.


Click the Hide or Show button in the Help toolbar to control the visibility of the tabbed pane beside the content window. To add a topic to the Favorites tab, select a Help topic, click the Favorites tab, and then click Add. To delete a topic from the Favorites tab, select the topic in the list, and then click Delete.



To search Help
Another method for finding Help topics is to use the Search tab. 1 Click Show in the browser toolbar if the tabbed navigation pane is not displayed. 2 Click the Search tab. 3 Enter text in the search text box, and then click List Topics. Use quotation marks (" ") around the search criteria to search for a string. Use an asterisk (*) before or after text as a wildcard. 4 Double-click a topic or select a topic, and then click Display to show the topic. 5 You can also select one or more of the following Search options to limit the results.
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Search previous results Match similar words Search titles only

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6 Use operators to refine your Search criteria further. Click the right arrow next to the search text box, and then select one of the following operators.


AND Use AND to search for topics with more than one set of your search criteria. OR Use OR to search for topics with at least one of your search criteria. NEAR Use Near to search for specified text within close proximity to each other. NOT Use NOT to search for topics that do not include your search criteria.

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To print Help
You can print a single file or you can print sections of the Help. 1 In the Help Contents tab, right-click a heading and select Print. 2 Select whether to print the selected topic or the selected heading and all subheadings. NOTE You can also print a single topic by right-clicking in the file and selecting Print. 3 Click OK. If you want to print the entire Help system, in the Contents tab, right-click AutoCAD Electrical Help and select Print. Select the option to print the selected heading and all subheadings and click OK.

To find out What's New about AutoCAD Electrical
What's New topics describe the new functionality in the most recent AutoCAD Electrical release. 1 Click Help ? AutoCAD Electrical Help. In the AutoCAD Electrical Help, click What's New from the Table of Contents. You can also open the What's New by selecting Help ? Display Launchpad. Click What's New on the AutoCAD Electrical Launchpad. 2 Browse to a feature you want to learn about. 3 Click More Information to learn more about the feature.

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To get started with AutoCAD Electrical
1 Select the Help drop-down arrow in the upper right to display a menu of help options. 2 Select Learning Tools ? Launchpad. The AutoCAD Electrical Launchpad screen appears. The Launchpad has two sections. The top section is for first-time users. It has links to white papers, the Tutorials, and the AutoCAD Electrical discussion group. The bottom section has links to places for additional information about AutoCAD Electrical. You can find out what is new in the current release, link to the Advanced Productivity home page, and find out more about additional Autodesk products. 3 Click Tutorials on the AutoCAD Electrical Launchpad.

Join the Customer Involvement Program
If you participate in the Customer Involvement Program (CIP), specific information about how you use AutoCAD Electrical is forwarded to Autodesk. This information includes what features you use the most, problems that you encounter, and other information helpful to the future direction of the product. See the following links for more information.


Learn more about the Autodesk Customer Involvement Program: http://www.autodesk.com/cip Read the Autodesk Privacy Statement: http://www.autodesk.com/cipprivacy



When you join, you will be able to view reports that can help you optimize your use of AutoCAD Electrical.

To turn the CIP on or off
1 On the InfoCenter toolbar, to the right of the Help button, click the drop-down arrow. 2 Click Customer Involvement Program. 3 In the Customer Involvement Program dialog box, select to start or stop participating.

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What's New in AutoCAD Electrical 2012
Library Standards
Two sets of library symbols are added that comply with the standards:
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IEEE 315/315A IEC-60617

The JIC standard is no longer updated, and is incorporated into the NFPA 79 standards. The NFPA standard states that the library symbols are to be in accordance with the IEEE 315/315A standard. The JIC and older IEC symbol libraries remain for legacy support.

Export/Import Drawing Settings
Export Drawing Settings properties modify the values in the output file and import the values back to the drawings and project file. These properties are exported:
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Section Sub-section Sheet (%S) Drawing (%D) IEC Project (%P) IEC Installation (%I) IEC Location (%L) Drawing Descriptions 1-3

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Update components from catalog database
When you assign a catalog value to a component, the component updates with related values from the catalog database. If these related values change later in the database, you can update the components with the new values. This feature updates the following values:
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Schematic parent pin list Weblink Textvalue Terminal properties

A list displays so you can surf to related components that need updates based on the changed values, such as child pins. For More Information on page 1634

Copy Circuit enhancements
In the Copy Circuit Options dialog box, options are added for updating terminal numbers. Choose from the following options for terminals within the copied circuit:
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Keep terminal numbers Blank terminal number values Increase terminal numbers

For More Information on page 1048

Use AutoCAD Content Explorer in AutoCAD Electrical
Content Explorer combines content from a variety of local folders for quick location and real-time access from within the AutoCAD design environment. You can index content for quick access, catalog the objects in each file, and perform searches on local folders. The following AutoCAD Electrical commands are available from Content Explorer:
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Insert schematic component Insert circuit Insert panel footprint, nameplate, or terminal

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Add your AutoCAD electrical library folders to Content Explorer. Use the search function to find a library symbol or circuit, right-click and select the AutoCAD Electrical command from the menu. By entering a search string into the search field, Content Explorer goes through every file located in the selected folder and returns the files with a file name, author, keyword, comment, name, subject, or title that meets the search criteria. You can also search for text contained in:
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For more information see the documentation on Content Explorer in the AutoCAD documentation.

Project Manager
The Open Project button is added to the Project Manager to open a project.

For More Information on page 141

Multiple balloon placement
When a component has multiple catalog values, select the direction for placement of multiple balloons. Options include up, down, left, right, and angle of last segment. For More Information on page 1933

Report enhancements


User-Defined Attributes support xdata in AutoCAD Electrical. Only xdata names with the VIA_WD_ prefix are included. Do not include the VIA_WD_ prefix in the User-Defined Attributes list.

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For More Information on page 1842


Bill of Material reports include sheet and reference fields. For More Information on page 1686

Electrical Audit enhancement
Components and wires highlight when you select the Go To function from Electrical Audit, making it easier to identify the object with the exception. For More Information on page 2021

Footprint update enhancement
When you modify a catalog on a schematic component, a footprint symbol can update on the related panel footprint. If the footprint for the new catalog does not exist, choose from the options:
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Leave the footprint symbol unchanged while updating the catalog values. Cancel the catalog change.

For More Information on page 1061

Update a schematic component from a one-line component
Copy information from a one-line component to a schematic component. Select which types of values to update:
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Descriptions Catalog values including multiple catalog values Installation/Location Ratings All values

For More Information on page 1080

Duplicate tag check for panel footprints
On the Panel Layout - Component Insert/Edit dialog box, when you enter a tag value, the program checks for duplication. For More Information on page 1897

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Terminal Strip Editor


Create a terminal strip with the Terminal Strip Editor, even if there are no terminals present in the active project. For More Information on page 1399 When creating a Terminal Strip table, table styles from the active drawing are available for selection. For More Information on page 1415



What's New in Previous Releases
The following chart shows which features were added or enhanced in past releases of AutoCAD Electrical. Click the ‘x’ for detailed information on what was added or enhanced for a particular release. Feature
Autodesk Inventor Professional Integration

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Autodesk Vault Integration

X on page 17 X on page 23 X on page 24 X on page 14 X on page 20 X on page 8 X on page 8 X on page 22 X on page 10 X on page 7

Catalog Lookup User-interface

Catalog Database Creation

Circuit Builder

Component Update from Catalog

Copy Circuit

Electrical Audit

Export/Import Drawing Settings

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Feature
Help Updates

2009
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2010
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2011
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2012

Insert Balloon

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Insert Components from a Menu

Item Numbering

Location Box

Migration Utility

Multi-Level Terminals

One-Line Support

Power Feed Support

Project Manager

Reports

Ribbon Interface

Spreadsheet to PLC I/O Utility Enhancements Stand-alone Cross-reference

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Feature
Surfable Reports

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Surfing

Symbol Builder

Symbol Libraries

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Table Style Cross-reference Updates

Terminal Jumpers

Terminal Properties Database Editor

Terminal Strip Editor

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Terminals

User-Defined Attributes

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Wire Collision Avoidance

Wire Connection Improvements

Wire Number Placement

Wire Sequence Updates

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Feature
Wire Type Creation/Import

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2010

2011
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What's New in 2009 Release
Circuit Builder
The Circuit Builder feature comes with many predefined motor control circuits. Insert a circuit by picking from the list of motors and selecting the location on your drawing. AutoCAD Electrical builds the selected circuit on-the-fly, matching the rung spacing, adding wiring between components, and annotating the circuit based on motor horsepower and industry standards. Inserting a custom motor control circuit can also be as easy as a few mouse clicks. Select the options to define the circuit, such as breaker type, control circuitry and motor horsepower. Select the location for the circuit and a custom circuit is built based on the selected options. You can customize the Circuit Builder feature to build your custom circuits. The feature uses a spreadsheet and drawing templates. The spreadsheet defines the available options for the circuit and the defaults for each option. The drawing template defines the placement for the individual components and the wiring. For More Information on page 977

Terminal Strip Editor
Enhancements to the Terminal Strip Editor make it a more comprehensive utility.


Controls added to insert, edit, and delete jumpers inside Terminal Strip Editor. Internal jumper support for multi-level terminals based on the catalog assignment, as defined in the TERMPROPS table, or block properties. Columns added for jumper display. Internal jumpers are shown on the left of the terminal number as squares. Add-on jumpers are shown on the right as circles. Option to launch Automatic Wire Numbering once terminal updates are complete if jumper changes are made.







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New Jumper Chart option to display graphically all jumpered terminals in a table object placed on a drawing. These jumper charts are updated automatically when the graphical terminal strip is updated. Additional control over the jumper circles in the table object and jumper chart. Options to split the table object into multiple sections are provided. Controls for number of rows per section, number of sections per drawing, section placement, offset distance, and offset direction are available. Use the Drawing to Preview slider to preview each drawing. The Table Preview now takes angle and scale into account. An additional Preview is available while defining table settings. This preview reflects all table settings include drawing template. The preview includes a list of drawings if the settings result in multiple drawings.





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Symbol Builder
The Symbol Builder now takes advantage of the block editor environment. All the block editor features are available along with AutoCAD Electrical dialog boxes. It is easy to adjust the graphics of the component and add the necessary attributes for each type of AutoCAD Electrical component. Start with a template supplied with attributes for the specific component type you want to create. All necessary attributes are immediately available for insertion along with any optional attributes. Drag them from the dialog box into your symbol. When your symbol is ready, save it using the suggested symbol name following the AutoCAD Electrical naming standards, or enter your own symbol name. Audit your symbol to see any potential issues with your symbol. For More Information on page 336

Migration Utility
The Migration utility replaces the Merge utility which dealt exclusively with the catalog database. The Migration utility lets you merge the catalog database and supports other files types and settings, including the environment file, icon menu files, lookup database files, table styles drawing, user circuits, recent projects, and so on. Some file types allow you to merge the default AutoCAD Electrical file and your custom file. Other file types allow you to keep your custom file or overwrite it with the default AutoCAD Electrical file.

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Select to migrate from a specific AutoCAD Electrical release. The existing files are found and listed for migration selection. Select which files to migrate, define the migration options, and your files from a previous release are ready for the latest AutoCAD Electrical release. Save the migration settings to use at a later time or to repeat the migration for another user or computer. For More Information on page 119

Item Numbering
You can now assign an item number on a per part basis. Each multiple catalog assignment can receive its own item number. Set the item numbering options for a project: 1 Right-click on the project name in Project Manager. 2 Select Properties. 3 Select the Components tab. 4 Click Item Numbering. 5 Click Per-Part Number Basis (excluding ASSYCODE combinations). 6 Click OK. NOTE An item number can be assigned to the main catalog entry and any multiple catalog entries. It cannot be assigned to a catalog entry based on an assembly code. The Insert Balloon feature supports multiple balloons per component. If a component carries multiple item number assignments, multiple balloons are inserted automatically. When an item number is modified or removed, the item balloon is updated or deleted. For More Information on page 207

Surfing
The ability to surf on an item number was added. Right-click an item balloon and select surf, or type the item number in the Surf dialog box. You can also surf on an item number in a report table. Run the Surf command and click the item number text in the report table. For More Information on page 1517

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Cross-referencing
The graphics used to represent each contact type in the table cross-reference style are now customizable. A graphic drawing (.dwg) file is assigned to a specific contact block file name through a new cross-reference mapping table in the catalog lookup database. The assigned graphic drawing file is inserted as a block in the table cell in the TYPE column. For More Information on page 224

Spreadsheet to PLC/IO
You can now direct the Spreadsheet to PLC/IO utility to start a new drawing before generating the next module. Enter the keyword, NEW_DWG, in the CODE column of the spreadsheet at the point where you want to start a new drawing. AutoCAD Electrical creates the drawing before generating the next module in the spreadsheet. You can now predefine other attributes on the module like the inline device fields. For example, you want a module to have a Rack value of “2”, an Installation value of “MACH1”, and a Rating2 value of “Hazardous Duty”. In the spreadsheet, in the RACK column, enter “2;INST=MACH1;RATING2=HAZARDOUS DUTY”. When this module is generated these extra attribute values are assigned. For More Information on page 950

Vault - Title Block Update
The project description values in Vault can now be written back to AutoCAD Electrical drawings. Assign these values to the AutoCAD Electrical project description values. Project descriptions can be used in the AutoCAD Electrical title block update and the drawing list report. If the project descriptions are out of date when these features are used, you are prompted to import the Vault values in to the project descriptions.

3-Phase Wiring
Connecting the 3-phase wiring to the motor symbol is now automatic. When you insert a motor symbo,l and 3-phase wiring is already present, place the symbol on or near the wires. The wires are angled and trimmed to meet the motor symbol. NOTE For pre-2009 symbols, add a default attribute prompt value “X0STRETCH” to the X0TERMxx attributes.

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Flip Component
When you use the Flip Component feature, existing dashed link lines are recalculated and reinserted if necessary.

Project Manager
You can now right-click the active project and select Close. The active project is closed, removed from the list, and the next project becomes the active project.

Toggle Wire Number
When you toggle a wire number from above or below the wire to an in-line wire number, the number keeps its original center point, rather than centering it on the wire.

Trim Wire
You can now use the dynamic pan and zoom while using the Trim Wire command. Start the command and select the Fence option. Select the first fence point and pan the drawing to select the next fence point. All wires are trimmed that cross the fence rather than just the wires on the screen.

Edit Wire Sequence
The Edit Wire Sequence command remains active until you choose to exit the command by not selecting a wire. This feature makes it more efficient to assign a wire sequence to multiple wire networks.

Cable Conductor Table
Adding a cable with many conductors is more efficient with the Alt+A hot key. Once you type in the conductor color, press Alt+A to add the conductor to the list.

COPYTAG for Terminals
Terminals now support the COPYTAG attribute. COPYTAG is the optional TAG copy attribute. When AutoCAD Electrical updates a TAGSTRIP attribute, it also looks for and updates any COPYTAG attributes present on the symbol with a copy of the TAGSTRIP text. A special replaceable parameter, "%T", can be encoded onto the prompt value of the COPYTAG attribute definition. This replaceable parameter allows for adding a suffix and/or prefix to the TAGSTRIP text. If you need more than one extra TAGSTRIP copy on a symbol, name the attributes COPYTAG01, COPYTAG02, and so on.

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Stand-alone Cross Reference
The DESC1 attribute is now supported on stand-alone cross-reference symbols. You can add a value to this attribute in the Insert/Edit Stand-alone Signal/Destination dialog boxes. The description field is an available field in the Stand-alone cross reference report.

Export to Spreadsheet
The option to export information from parent components only was added.

Catalog Content Updates
Pneumatic catalog content was added to the catalog database of over 350,000 components from the most popular vendors of the industry. Additional catalog content for terminal blocks, PLC, and limit switches, was added.

Help Updates
The New Features Workshop provides an outline and graphical view of new features this release. A symbol library preview guide lists the library symbols supplied with AutoCAD Electrical. For More Information on page 359

Toolbar Tooltips
Some of the commonly used AutoCAD Electrical commands now provide an additional level of information in the tooltip. Pause the mouse over the command icon. The first level of information for that command is displayed. Continue to pause the mouse over the command icon and the next level of information is displayed in the tooltip. For more information about any command, press the F1 key while the tooltip is displayed.

What's New in 2010 Release
Ribbon Interface
To provide easy access to AutoCAD Electrical commands, a ribbon interface is now available. The ribbon layout is based on workflow and function. See the Help topic, Ribbon Interface, for more information on the ribbon layout. For More Information on page 25

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Workspaces
AutoCAD Electrical provides three predefined workspaces.


ACADE & 2D Drafting & Annotation - ribbons that provide the AutoCAD Electrical tools, and the AutoCAD 2D Drafting and Annotation tools. ACADE & 3D Modeling - ribbons that provide the AutoCAD Electrical tools, and the AutoCAD 3D Modeling tools. AutoCAD Electrical Classic - toolbars and pull down menus that provide the AutoCAD Electrical tools and AutoCAD tools.





To switch to another workspace, you can select the Workspace icon on the status bar.

Circuit Builder goes green
Circuit Builder now provides engineering analysis/green calculations in the area of power conductor size versus energy losses. Designing to meet minimum code requirements can conflict with green design. During the code requirements analysis, Circuit Builder displays parallel energy loss calculations so you can make better green design decisions. For example, suppose you must oversize the conductors for a motor to reduce conductor heating losses. This action results in a higher initial cost. But this higher cost can potentially be recovered many times over in reduced energy losses in the wiring over the lifetime of the installation. For More Information on page 1036

Circuit Builder - power feed support
Circuit Builder now provides power feed circuits for insertion.
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Option to add a source arrow symbols at end of the power feed bus. Option to add a generic load box representation at the end of the power feed bus. Supports defining a user-created load symbol, for example a variable speed drive symbol, for insertion at the end of a power feed bus. Support for adjusting the load representation based on the rung spacing.





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Circuit Builder - additional features
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Wire conductor sizing based upon electrical code requirements. Support for split-parallel conductor sizing is available. You can choose to substitute multiple, smaller diameter conductors to meet the equivalent ampacity requirement of a single, large diameter conductor. Fuse, breaker, disconnect switch, and overload calculations based upon electrical code requirements. Circuit Builder can be set up to predefine motor description text, installation, location, and text description for individual components in the circuit. Insert a new circuit and reference an existing circuit. This option can transfer the values from the existing circuit to your new circuit. Electrical standards database editor to view, modify, and expand the ace_electrical_standards.mdb file.









For More Information on page 977

Motor control one-line circuits
AutoCAD Electrical now provides library support and software support to create motor control one-line diagrams that link back to other drawing types in a project drawing set.
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New motor control one-line symbol library accessible from the icon menu. Circuit Builder helps you build motor control one-line circuits dynamically. You can design one-line circuits, with component values and wire sizes, to conform to a given electrical code. One-line component symbols can be related to parent/child counterparts on the schematic and panel layout drawings within a project. You can surf between one-line and related components, and all related components update when one is modified. Tagging of schematic or panel components using existing commands can reference a pick list that includes components pulled from the one-line diagrams. Certain schematic reports have a new category option. You select the category, for example One-Line, and the data is filtered based on that category. It can also be used to filter a report for Hydraulic, P&ID, or Pneumatic components.







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For More Information on page 298

No wire numbering option for wire layers
Wire layers now have a “no wire numbering” option. These wires behave normally for inserting, breaking, and scooting components, and show up in the Wire From/To report. The Insert Wire Numbers command follows these rules:


If all wires in the network are on layers set “No” for Wire Numbering, no new wire number is inserted. If any wire in the network is on a layer set “Yes” for Wire Numbering, the existing non-fixed wire number is updated, or a new wire number is inserted. If a wire network already has a non-fixed wire number, it is updated regardless of the Wire Numbering setting. Use the Delete Wire Numbers command to remove the wire number.





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Electrical Audit
The Electrical Audit can now display the results for the active drawing only. Run the Electrical Audit, click the Active Drawing button and quickly see the issues for this drawing only. Open another drawing and the dialog box updates to display the results for the newly opened drawing. The active drawing must be part of the active project. For More Information on page 2021

Help Updates
Reference topics that show command access now include the following features:
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Command line access Ribbon access If the location of a command is changed, ribbon and menu access to the command are updated in the Help system to reflect the new location. NOTE This dynamic update only works when the Help is used within AutoCAD Electrical.

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What's New in 2011 Release
Catalog Lookup
The catalog lookup user-interface enhancements include:


Control which fields are displayed and the field order in the catalog lookup dialog box. Filter catalog records by selecting existing values from any of the catalog fields. Search for a catalog record based on a value you supply, including wildcards, for any one of the catalog fields. Sort catalog records by clicking the column header of any of the displayed fields. BOM details displayed on the main dialog box (formerly called Catalog Check). Ability to define a default filter value for any catalog field using the expanded _LISTBOX_DEF table in the catalog database. Dialog box tooltips describing the function of each control on the dialog box.













For More Information on page 1615

Import Wire Type
Wire Types are defined on a per-drawing basis. You can import wire types from an existing drawing or template to another drawing. Use the Import button on the Create/Edit Wire Type dialog box to import wire types to the active drawing. Use the Project-wide Utilities to import wire types to a set of project drawings. For More Information on page 1229

Item Numbering enhancements
Item numbering now supports fixed item numbers on panel components. If Resequence Item Numbers is run later on, fixed item numbers do not change. Resequence item numbers based on the manufacturer values of the components. Select the manufacturers from a list of values used in the project. Only item numbers on components with selected manufacturer values change.

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Define the resequence order based on the manufacturer values of the components. Use the Move Up and Move Down buttons to change the order of the manufacturers for processing by the Resequence Item Numbers command. For More Information on page 1936

Project-specific catalog database
Create a catalog database containing only the catalog values used in the project drawings. This command takes the default_cat.mdb database and removes all catalog values not used in the project drawings. Use this smaller catalog database to:
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Send to a client with the finished project. Limit future catalog selections to components used in the project.

For More Information on page 1610

Location Box enhancements
When you insert a Location Box, a check box on the Location Box dialog box indicates whether to update the location and installation values for the parent components that fall within the new location box. AutoCAD Electrical commands are now location box aware. If you insert or move schematic parent components into an existing location box, location and installation values update to match the location box. If you move schematic parent components out of a location box, choose whether to update component values to match the drawing defaults. NOTE Circuit commands do not update components within the circuit due to placement within an existing location box. For More Information on page 1215

Suppress wire collision check
Turn the collision checking off temporarily when inserting wires. Default behavior is to route around a component when routing a wire from one specified location to another. If you want the wire to break across any components encountered as you insert the wire, turn the collision checking off. For More Information on page 1239

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Learning Solutions
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Getting Started exercises added to the online Help. Title block tutorial added detailing how to create a template, create a title block, and define the title block mapping for a title block update. Cable Design Interoperability - AutoCAD Electrical and Inventor tutorial added with exercises in both environments.



For More Information on page 2029

Ribbon Interface
Project tab
Project Tools panel
Command
Project Manager AEPROJECT

Description
Lists the drawing files associated with each open project. Use this to add new drawings, reorder drawing files, and change project settings. You cannot have two projects open in the Project Manager with the same project name. Copies an existing project to a new name and creates renamed copies of the drawing files.

Copy Project AECOPYPROJECT

Delete Project AEDELETEPROJECT

Deletes a project and provides the option to also delete the drawing files in the project. This is permanent and cannot be undone.

Zip Project AEZIPPROJECT

Creates a zip file of the .wdp file for the active project and one or more drawing files it references. The zip file can optionally include a

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Command

Description
copy of the temporary database file for the project.

Project-Wide Update/Retag AEPROJUPDATE

Updates component tags, wire numbers, ladder references, and select drawing settings.

Project-Wide Utilities AEUTILITIES

Updates wire numbers, component tags, and attribute text. Allows user-defined scripts to be applied project-wide.

Mark/Verify DWGs AEMARKVERIFY

Places an invisible mark on each component before sending the drawings to a client. When the drawings are returned, a list is generated that includes any components or wire numbers that have been modified, edited, or copied. NOTE This command writes information to the project database file that is used to check for deleted components. Your drawings must be named and part of the active project to use this command.

Other Tools panel
Command
Surfer AESURF

Description
Moves from reference to reference across the project drawing set. A new window opens and the original window closes when Surf is selected unless you hold the Shift key while running the command. Continues a previous surf session from the point where you left off.

Continue Surfer AESURFCONT

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Command
Previous DWG AEPREV

Description
Loads the drawing listed above the current drawing in the project explorer, and closes the current drawing.

Next DWG AENEXT

Loads the drawing listed below the current drawing in the project explorer, and closes the current drawing.

Migration Utility AEMIGRATION

Migrate database and support files from a previous version of AutoCAD Electrical to the current release.

Language Conversion AELANG

Translates component description text from one language to another. Description text and switch position text is processed on schematic and panel components. Opens the current language table for review and modification. The default table is wd_lang1.mdb.

Edit Language Database AELANGDB

Title Block Setup AESETUPTITLEBLOCK

You can link some AutoCAD Electrical project description data entries and some of the drawing values to the attributes in the title blocks. There are two methods, an attribute mapping file or a mapping attribute embedded on the title block. Automates updating title block information for the current drawing or the entire project drawing set. Project and drawing specific settings are linked to one or more attributes contained in the title block. Updates component values with values from the catalog database based on the assigned catalog value.

Title Block Update AEUPDATETITLEBLOCK

Component update from catalog AEUPDFROMCAT

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Command
IEC Tag Mode Update AEUPDATEIECTAG

Description
Updates component tagging based on a change in the IEC tagging mode.

Update to New WD_M Block, Values, Layers AESWAPWDM

Replaces the schematic wd_m.dwg block in the current drawing with a newer copy, and converts to the newer configuration values and layers. Replaces the schematic wd_m.dwg block in the current drawing with a newer copy, but keeps existing configuration values and layer names. Replaces the panel wd_pnlm.dwg block in the current drawing with a newer copy, and converts to the newer configuration values and layers. Replaces the panel wd_pnlm.dwg block in the current drawing with a newer copy, but keeps existing configuration values and layer names.

Update to New WD_M Block, No changes AESWAPWDMNOCHANGE Update to New WD_PNLM Block, Values, Layers AESWAPPNLM

Update to New WD_PNLM Block, No changes AESWAPPNLMNOCHANGE Update Symbol Library WD_M Block AECOPY2SYMLIB

Writes the attribute settings for the wd_m block in the current drawing to the wd_m.dwg drawing file in the symbol library.

Settings List Utility AEDWGCFG

Reports the settings of each drawing in the project, and provides the means to edit the report and update the drawing properties with the edited values. Lists extended entity data, xdata, on a selected object.

Xdata List AELISTXDATA

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Command
Xdata Editor AEXDATA

Description
Allows display and edit of an object's “1000” type extended entity data (Xdata).

Right Click Menu Off AEOFFRIGHTCLICKCONTEXTMENU

Turns off the right-click menus in AutoCAD Electrical.

Right Click Menu On AEONRIGHTCLICKCONTEXTMENU

Turns on the right-click menus in AutoCAD Electrical.

Add Catalog Table AEADDCATALOGTABLE

Adds a new, blank table to the catalog lookup database file.

Create Project-specific Catalog Database AECREATEPROJCATALOG Move Objects to Layer AEMOVE2LAYER

Creates a project-specific catalog database containing only the entries used in the project.

Moves all objects on a layer in the active drawing to a different layer.

PLC Database Migration Utility AEPLCMIGRATE

Adds the Category field to the PLC database tables. This field is used by the Spreadsheet to PLC I/O utility to determine module placement.

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Troubleshooting panel
The Troubleshooting panel is off by default. Command
Clean DWG Utility AECLEANDWG

Description
Inserts a project drawing as an exploded block into a new, blank drawing.

Command Trace On AEONLISPDEBUG

Turns on the display of a real-time listing of internal calls in AutoCAD Electrical.

Command Trace Off AEOFFLISPDEBUG

Turns off the display of a real-time listing of internal calls in AutoCAD Electrical.

MDB Command Trace On AEONMDBDEBUG

Turns on the display of error messages generated during temporary MDB file rebuild or freshen.

MDB Command Trace Off AEOFFMDBDEBUG

Turns off the display of error messages generated during temporary MDB file rebuild and freshen.

Command Timer On AEONTIMER

Turns on the timer for command execution elapsed time.

Command Timer Off AEOFFTIMER

Turns off the timer for command execution elapsed time.

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Schematic tab
Quick Pick panel
The Quick Pick panel is off by default. Command
Relays AERELAYMENU

Description
Activates the icon menu with the relay page displayed.

Push Buttons AEPUSHBUTTONSMENU

Activates the icon menu with the push button page displayed.

Selector Switches AESELECTORSWITCHMENU

Activates the icon menu with the selector switch page displayed.

Limit Switches AELIMITSWITCHMENU

Activates the icon menu with the limit switch page displayed.

Pilot Lights AEPILOTLIGHTSMENU

Activates the icon menu with the pilot light page displayed.

Insert Saved Circuit AESAVEDCIRCUIT

Inserts a user circuit selected from on-screen icon menu.

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Insert Components panel
Command
Insert Component AECOMPONENT

Description
Inserts selected components from the icon menu onto the drawing.

Insert Component (Catalog List) AECOMPONENTCAT

Inserts schematic symbols by choosing a catalog number or a component description from a user-defined pick list. The data displayed in this pick list is stored in a database in generic Access format. The file name is wd_picklist.mdb and can be edited with Microsoft? Access or from Add/Edit/Delete along the bottom of the pick list's dialog box. The AutoCAD Electrical normal search path sequence is used to locate this file.

Insert Component (Equipment List) AECOMPONENTEQ

This spreadsheet organizes the selected usercreated equipment list and presents the list in a pick list. As you pick an item from the pick list, the appropriate schematic symbol is found and inserted in the drawing at your pick point. You can open a comma-delimited file, Microsoft? Excel? spreadsheet, or Microsoft Access database file for input.

Insert Component (Panel List) AECOMPONENTPNL

Lists panel components extracted from your panel drawing, finds the appropriate schematic symbol, and inserts the schematic components at your pick point. Lists panel terminals extracted from your panel drawing, finds the appropriate schematic symbol, and inserts the schematic terminals at your pick point. Build a motor control circuit dynamically.

Insert Terminal (Panel List) AETERMINALPNL

Circuit Builder AECIRCBUILDER

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Command
Recalculate Wire Size AEEDITWS

Description
Displays Wire Size Lookup dialog box with previous calculated data for selected motor or power feed load representation.

Multiple Insert (Icon Menu) AEMULTI

Inserts a series of similar components at fence crossing points with underlying wires.

Multiple Insert (Pick Master) AEMULTIPICK

Inserts a copy of the selected component multiple times at each wire crossing and fence line intersection point.

Insert WBlocked Circuit AEWBCIRCUIT

Inserts WBlocked circuitry (external drawing file) with automatic component tag update.

Insert Saved Circuit AESAVEDCIRCUIT

Inserts a user circuit selected from on-screen icon menu.

Insert PLC (Parametric) AEPLCP

Generates PLC I/O modules on demand, in a variety of different graphical styles via a parametric generation technique. It is driven by a database file (ace_plc.mdb) and a handful of library symbol blocks. Inserts PLC I/O modules that are fixed library symbol blocks.

Insert PLC (Full Units) AEPLC

Location Box AELOCATIONBOX

Draws a dashed box around selected components. A description can be assigned to the box, and components within the box can have their location and installation code(s) changed.

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Command
Location Symbols AELOCATIONSYMBOL

Description
Inserts location marks on symbols that are identified with location code in text form.

Insert Connector AECONNECTOR

Generates a connector symbol from userdefined parameters. The symbol is created on the fly, and inserted as a block insert into your active drawing file. Since these are created on an as-needed based, it eliminates the need for you to create and maintain a library of connector symbols. Imports a connector wire list from another application, such as Autodesk? Inventor? Professional Cable & Harness. NOTE If the AutoCAD Electrical drawing is missing one end of the connector or if a connection was not found, wiring information is displayed next to the pin and the information is written into a log file so you know AutoCAD Electrical was unable to resolve the wire connections in the drawing. The log file name is {drawing filename.LOG} and is found in the same folder as the drawing file.

Insert Connector from List AECONNECTORLIST

Insert Splice AESPLICE

Inserts a splice symbol selected from the onscreen icon menu.

Link Components with Dashed Line AELINK

Draws a smart dashed line between stacked contacts of a multicontact component. When the dashed link line inserts, certain attributes automatically flip to invisible. Use the Attribute Hide command to turn the visibility of the selected attributes back on. Draws a dashed line from a component to a “To” arrow symbol.

Insert Reference Arrow To AEREFARROWTO

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Command
Insert Reference Arrow From AEREFARROWFROM

Description
Draws a dashed line from a component to a “From” arrow symbol.

Insert Stand-Alone CrossReference AESAXREF

Inserts standalone cross-reference symbol (not tied to a wire). You use standalone cross-reference symbols just as you would wire source/destination arrow symbols but without the wires. Insert a source reference symbol, and then tie one or more destination reference symbols to it. These can be on the same drawing or scattered across the project drawing set. Inserts Pneumatic components from an onscreen icon menu. This icon menu can be modified, expanded, or replaced with your own custom menu. You can change the default icon menu using the Project Properties dialog box. Use the Icon Menu Wizard to easily modify the menu. Inserts hydraulic components from an onscreen icon menu. This icon menu can be modified, expanded, or replaced with your own custom menu. You can change the default icon menu using the Project Properties dialog box. Use the Icon Menu Wizard to easily modify the menu. Inserts P&ID components from an on-screen icon menu. This icon menu can be modified, expanded, or replaced with your own custom menu. You can change the default icon menu using the Project Properties dialog box. Use the Icon Menu Wizard to easily modify the menu.

Insert Pneumatic Components AEPNEUMATIC

Insert Hydraulic Component AEHYDRAULIC

Insert P&ID Component AEPID

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Edit Components panel
Command
Edit Component AEEDITCOMPONENT

Description
Edits components, PLC modules, terminal, wire numbers and signal arrows.

Add/Edit Internal Jumper AEINTERNALJUMPER

Adds, changes, or deletes internal jumpers on a selected component. When wire numbers are inserted, these internal jumpers are read and wire numbers are assigned accordingly. Toggles selected component tag between fixed and normal.

Fix/UnFix Component Tag AEFIXTAG

Copy Catalog Assignment AECOPYCAT

Inserts or edits catalog part numbers onto the currently selected component or footprint.

Edit User Table Data AEUSERTABLE

Edits user-defined Xdata on component or wire numbers and populates the User table in project database file. You can add, edit, or remove free-form user data records attached to the selected block insert. Removes the selected component from the drawing. If you erase a parent schematic component, you have the option to search for related child components, surf to them, and delete them. Inserts a copy of an existing component into the drawing and updates the component tags.

Delete Component AEERASECOMP

Copy Component AECOPYCOMP

Copy Circuit AECOPYCIRCUIT

Copies existing circuits and pastes the copied circuit to a specified location. The components are automatically retagged based on their new line reference locations.

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Command
Move Circuit AEMOVECIRCUIT

Description
Moves the selected circuit to a specified location. The components are automatically retagged based on their new line reference locations and cross-references are updated. Saves windowed portions of circuitry for later reuse. Up to 24 circuits can be saved at any one time in this scratch menu.

Save Circuit to Icon Menu AESAVECIRCUIT

Scoot AESCOOT

Scoots selected components along their connected wires or scoots entire wires, including components, along the bus. A rectangle indicates the selected items. Aligns selected components with a master component. All connected wires are adjusted, and wire numbers recentered if necessary. You can align vertically or horizontally by flipping the command by typing V or H at the command line. Automatically moves the selected component to a new position.

Align AEALIGN

Move Component AEMOVE

Reverse/Flip Component AEFLIP

Reverses or flips selected component graphics and its associated attributes NOTE This tool only operates on a component with 2-wire connections (ex: limit switch contact symbol).

Stretch PLC Module AESTRETCHPLC

Stretches or compresses the windowed portion of PLC modules (or any block insert) while maintaining all of the original block information, including attributes. Splits selected PLC module into two separate block definitions (i.e. parent and a child or a child and another child).

Split PLC Module AESPLITPLC

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Command
Retag Components AERETAG

Description
Retags components with contact updates. Run this when something changes on your drawing or project that affects the component tags. This can include revising the ladder line reference numbers or changing the tag format. Retag redoes each selected primary component tag, and then updates the related secondary components. You can select to update a single component, a group of components, a drawing, drawings within your project, or the entire project. Finds and replaces component and terminal text values or find and replace substrings within those values. You can do this on the active drawing or across the project drawing set. Finds and replaces terminal number text values or find and replace sub-strings within those values. You can do this on a selection from the active drawing, the entire active drawing, or across the project drawing set. Moves the selected attributes to a picked point. The attributes remain tied to the block inserts

Find/Edit/Replace Component Text AEFINDCOMPTEXT

Find/Replace Terminal Text AEFINDTERMTEXT

Move/Show Attribute AEATTSHOW

Edit Selected Attribute AEEDITATT

Edits an attribute's text by picking right on the attribute. A dialog box displays and you type in a new attribute value. This utility also works on invisible attributes. It finds and displays the closest attribute to your pick point on a block insert. Hides selected attribute; to unhide pick on block graphics and un-toggle attribute name in the list. Select the graphic of a target block insert to display a listing of all attribute names and values. You can switch attributes between

Hide Attribute (Single Picks) AEHIDEATT

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Command

Description
hidden and visible or you can edit individual attribute values.

Hide Attributes (Window/Multiple) AEHIDEATTRIB

Hides window selected attributes you specify in a list of names.

Unhide Attributes (Window/Multiple) AESHOWATTRIB

Unhides window selected attributes you specify in a list of names.

Add Attribute AEATTRIBUTE

Adds a new attribute to an existing instance of a block insert.

Rename Attribute AERENAMEATTRIB

Adds a new attribute to an existing instance of a block insert.

Squeeze Attribute/Text AEATTSQUEEZE

Compresses an attribute to make it fit into a tight spot (such as between closely spaced components). Each click on the attribute dynamically changes the attribute's width factor by 5%. Expands an attribute. Each click on the attribute dynamically changes the attribute's width factor by 5%.

Stretch Attribute/Text AEATTSTRETCH

Change Attribute Size AEATTSIZE

Changes attribute text size when components or wire numbers have already been inserted onto your drawings.

Rotate Attribute AEATTROTATE

Rotates the selected attribute text or MTEXT string 90 degrees from its current orientation. After rotation, press M and [space] to flip into the Move Attribute mode.

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Command
Change Attribute Justification AEATTJUSTIFY

Description
Changes the justification of wire number text, component description text, or attributes.

Change Attribute Layer AEATTLAYER

Forces attribute text entities to a given layer. Select the target layer (type it in or select from the list), press OK and then select the attributes to change to the target layer. Flips a contact from one state (open or closed) to the other. It looks at the picked contact, reads its block name, and checks the 5th character position for either 1 or 2. It then substitutes 1 or 2 for the found character. Use to update or change blocks in place. Attribute values are retained during the swapping process. Wire connections are also maintained even if the new symbol is slightly wider or narrower than the original. Reverses the orientation of the connector about its horizontal or vertical axis. None of the existing wire connections automatically reroute to the reverse side of the connector and you will have to resolve wiring using the wire editing tools. Rotates the connector about its insertion point in 90 degree increments. The wire connections do not reroute with each rotation of the connector. You must resolve wiring using the wire editing tools. Increases or decreases the connector's overall shell length. You might do this to make room for new pins or to capture previously added pins that fell beyond the connector shell. You identify which end of the connector is to be altered and the measurement of displacement.

Toggle NO/NC AETOGGLENONC

Swap/Update Block AESWAPBLOCK

Reverse Connector AEREVERSE

Rotate Connector AEROTATE

Stretch Connector AESTRETCH

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Command
Split Connector AESPLIT

Description
Splits the parametric connector into two separate block definitions (i.e. parent and a child or a child and another child).

Add Connector Pins AECONNECTORPIN

Adds pins to an existing connector.

Delete Connector Pins AEERASEPIN

Removes a pin from an existing connector and, if the connector has a defined pin list, frees this deleted pin to be re-inserted later on this connector or on a related child of this connector. Moves connector pin associated to selected connector.

Move Connector Pin AEMOVEPIN

Swap Connector Pins AESWAPPINS

Exchanges one set of connector pin numbers for another on an existing connector or between connectors on the drawing. NOTE You cannot swap a combination connector with a single plug or receptacle connector. Additionally, you cannot use this tool to swap pins from one side of a connector to the other.

Component Cross-Reference AEXREF

Collects and annotates groups of components that carry the same TAG text string value (such as “101CR”). Components do not have to be of the same family to be cross-referenced; they just need to have the same TAG1/TAG2/TAG_*/TAG attribute values. Changes the visibility of cross-references. In most cases the cross-referencing should be visible but there are times when you may not want the cross-referencing displayed on parent symbols.

Hide/Unhide Cross-Reference AEHIDEXREF

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Command
Update Stand-Alone Cross-Reference AEUPDATESAXREF

Description
Updates cross-reference information for two types of cross-reference symbols: wire number signal arrow symbols and standalone crossreference symbols. It can update your source or destination signals singly, drawing-wide, or project-wide. Converts a long string of relay coil or source/destination cross-reference text to a multiline text entity (MTEXT). The underlying attribute value is maintained, but flipped to visible. The MTEXT entity is created at the same XY location as the underlying attribute. The MTEXT entity updates, scoots, and behaves as if it is an attribute tied to the component block. Displays all associated and parent components to the selected component. A complete list of components is extracted from the project drawing set. The component's tag is read, then all associated components are found and listed in the dialog box. A bill of material check can be performed to see if the item's description indicates that the quantity of contacts can be accommodated. Updates child and panel components with installation, location, and description values carried by the associated parent schematic component. Copies and/or adds cross-reference component overrides from another symbol. You can define components to have different crossreferencing styles. The settings specified using this tool override the drawing properties. Component overrides are copied when the component is copied; similarly they are applied to multiple inserts of the same component.

Change Cross-Reference to Multiple Line Text AEXREF2TEXT

Cross-Reference Check AEXREFCHECK

Child Location/Description Update AECHILDLOCUPDATE

Copy/Add Component Override AECOPYOVERRIDE

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Remove Component Override AERMOVERRIDE

Description
Removes the component overrides so the cross-referencing commands use the settings for the drawing or project.

Cross-Reference Table AESHOWXREFTABLE

Displays a cross-reference table for all standalone PLC I/O points that carry the selected component tag.

Copy Installation/Location Code Values AECOPYINSTLOC

Performs mass copies of location, installation, group, or mount codes to all of the components you select. You either type in the desired code, pick from an on-line list, or pick a similar master component. Associates two or more terminal symbols together. Associating schematic terminals combines the terminals into a single terminal block property definition. The number of schematic terminals that can be combined is limited to the number of levels defined for the block properties. Breaks one or more terminal symbols out of an existing association. Schematic terminals are removed from any multi-tier relationship and any schematic-panel relationships. Panel terminals are removed from any schematicpanel relationships. Displays terminals associated to a selected terminal.

Associate Terminals AEASSOCTERMINAL

Break Apart Terminal Associations AEBREAKASSOC

Show Terminal Associations AESHOWTERMASSOC

Edit Jumper AEJUMPER

Edits the jumper information, such as adding catalog data, or deletes the jumper.

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Command
Copy Terminal Block Properties AECOPYTERMINALPROP

Description
Copies terminal properties from one terminal symbol to another. If the application of the terminal properties reduces the number of levels and the number of terminal symbols exceeds the total allowed, an alert displays and the properties are not copied. Shows internal and external terminal block connections.

Terminal:Show Internal/External Connections AESHOWTERMCONN

Terminal:Mark Internal Connections AEMARKTERMINT

Marks internal terminal block connections. Controls which side of a terminal receives internal wire connections.

Terminal:Mark External Connections AEMARKTEMEXT

Marks external terminal block connections. Controls which side of a terminal receives external wire connections.

Terminal:Erase Internal/External Connections AEERASETEMCONN

Erases internal and external terminal block connections.

Insert Wires/Wire Numbers panel
Command
Insert Wire AEWIRE

Description
Inserts single line wire segments on a wire layer (the wire layer does not have to be the current layer).

Insert 22.5 Degree Wire AE225WIRE

Inserts an angled (22.5 degree) line wire segment on a wire layer (the wire layer does not have to be the current layer).

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Command
Insert 45 Degree Wire AE45WIRE

Description
Inserts an angled (45 degree) line wire segments on a wire layer (the wire layer does not have to be the current layer).

Insert 67.5 Degree Wire AE675WIRE

Inserts an angled (67.5 degree) line wire segments on a wire layer (the wire layer does not have to be the current layer).

Interconnect Components AECONNECTCOMP

Inserts wires between aligned connection points on a pair of selected components.

Insert Wire Gap AEWIREGAP

Inserts a gap/loop at the point of two crossing lines. Gaps are automatically inserted when a new wire crosses another.

Multiple Wire Bus AEMULTIBUS

Inserts vertical or horizontal bus wiring. Bus spacing defaults to the default ladder rung spacing for horizontal bus. Multiple bus wiring automatically breaks and reconnects to any underlying components that it finds in its path. If it crosses any existing wiring, wirecrossing gaps automatically insert (if the drawing is so configured). Inserts or updates wire numbers associated with wire line entities.

Insert Wire Numbers AEWIRENO

3 Phase Wire Numbers AE3PHASEWIRENO

Inserts special wire numbering generally associated with 3-phase bus and motor circuits.

PLC I/O Wire Numbers AEPLCWIRENO

Inserts wire numbers based on the I/O address that each PLC connected wire touches. Wire numbers go in as FIXED which means that

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Command

Description
they will not change if a wire number retag is run later on.

Source Signal Arrow AESOURCE

Copies wire number from a source-arrowed wire network to any/all associated destinationarrowed wire network.

Destination Signal Arrow AEDESTINATION

Retrieves the wire number for a destinationarrowed wire network from its associated source-arrowed wire network. NOTE A Destination signal arrow cannot be tied to a wire network that carries a pre-assigned fixed wire number.

Fan In/Out Source AEFANINSRC

Inserts in-line source marker symbols and changes the connected wire on the fan-in side to be on a non-wire layer.

Fan In/Out Destination AEFANINDEST

Changes the connected common wires on the fan-out side to non-wire layer but leaves the individual segments on the opposite side of marker on the original wire layer. Inserts non intelligent, reference-only arrows.

Wire Arrows for Reference Only AEREFWIREARROWS

Insert Ladder AELADDER

Inserts ladders of a set width and length onto the drawing. There is no limit to the number of ladders that can be inserted into a drawing, but ladders may not overlap each other. Multiple ladder fragments in the same vertical column need to be vertically aligned along their left-hand side. NOTE These limitations do not apply when X-Y Grid or X-Zone referencing is selected.

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Command
XY Grid Setup AEXYGRID

Description
Inserts the X-Y grid labels for drawings that use X-Y Grid for the Format Referencing. You can also change other settings from here (such as origin) instead of going back into the Drawing Properties dialog box. Your drawing must be configured for X-Y Grids. Set the Format Referencing in the Drawing Properties dialog box to X-Y Grid. Inserts the X grid labels for drawings that use X Zones for the Format Referencing. You can also change other settings from here (such as origin) instead of going back into the Drawing Properties dialog box. Your drawing must be configured for X Zones. Set the Format Referencing in the Drawing Properties dialog box to X Zones. Repositions the wire number text with an attached leader.

X Zones Setup AEXZONE

Wire Number Leader AEWIRENOLEADER

Wire Color/Gauge Labels AEWIRECOLORLABEL

Inserts wire color gauge labels with a leader on your drawing's wiring.

In-Line Wire Labels AEINLINEWIRE

Inserts a reference-only in-line wire label.

Cable Markers AECABLEMARKER

Inserts cable markers onto the drawing. Cable markers carry a cable TAG value, just like any parent/child device combination. They can also carry a conductor color value (carried as a RATING1 attribute value on the marker block symbol).

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Command
Multiple Cable Markers AEMULTICABLE

Description
Inserts all the markers for a particular cable. In addition, you can edit existing cable marker sets, or even delete cable markers from this dialog box. Inserts a dot tee connection symbol at a manually drawn wire intersection. If present, this replaces an existing angled wire connection symbol with a dot connection symbol. You cannot insert a tee connection symbol into empty space. A valid line wire ending (not crossing) at a tee intersection somewhere along the length of another line wire is needed. This means that it will not insert a tee connection symbol at a 90-degree wire turn. Inserts an angled tee connection symbol at a manually drawn wire intersection. You cannot insert a tee connection symbol into empty space. If present, this replaces an existing wire connection dot with a tee connection symbol.

Insert Dot Tee Markers AEDOTTEE

Insert Angled Tee Markers AEANGLETEE

Edit Wires/Wire Numbers panel
Command
Edit Wire Number AEEDITWIRENO

Description
Allows manual edit of an existing wire number or insert of a new one if none exists.

Fix Wire Numbers AEFIXWIRENO

Fixes all or many wire numbers on a drawing at their current values. Fixing a wire number means that the wire number tag is left unchanged if later processed or reprocessed by the automatic wire numbering utility. Swaps wire numbers between two wire networks.

Swap Wire Numbers AESWAPWIRENO

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Command
Find/Replace Wire Numbers AEFINDWIRENO

Description
Finds and replaces wire number text values or substrings within those values. You can do this on the active drawing or across the project drawing set. Moves the wire number to a special hide layer so that the number is no longer visible on the screen. The new hide layer is created from the wire number layer name with a “_HIDE” suffix. For example, if the wire number text layer is called WIRENO then the hide layer name is called “WIRENO_HIDE.” The layer is created automatically when needed and you are asked if you want to freeze this layer. Moves the wire number out of the hide layer so that the number is visible on the screen.

Hide Wire Numbers AEHIDEWIRENO

Unhide Wire Numbers AESHOWWIRENO

Trim Wire AETRIM

Removes a wire segment and dots as required. You can select a single wire or draw a fence through multiple wires to trim.

Delete Wire Numbers AEERASEWIRENUM

Deletes selected wire numbers. NOTE If you erase a wire number and select right on an extra wire number copy, AutoCAD Electrical erases just that copy but leaves the network’s main wire number and any other copies in place. Finds the nearest line reference location and places a ladder rung at that reference position (both bus wires must be visible on the screen for this to work. If the new rung encounters a schematic device floating in space, it tries to break the wire across the device.

Add Rung AERUNG

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Command
Revise Ladder AEREVISELADDER

Description
Adjusts the line reference numbering along the side of the ladders; however it doesn't change existing ladder rung spacing.

Renumber Ladder Reference AERENUMBERLADDER

Renumbers the ladder for the selected drawings from the active project.

Create/Edit Wire Type AEWIRETYPE

Creates and edits wire types. Use the grid control to sort and select the wire types for easy modification.

Change/Convert Wire Type AECONVERTWIRETYPE

Changes between wire types and converts lines to wires. Use the grid control to sort and select the wire types for easy modification.

Copy Wire Number AECOPYWIRENO

Inserts extra wire numbers anywhere on a wire network. These copies follow the network's main wire number attribute. If AutoCAD Electrical modifies it, then any wire number copies on the network also update. Extra wire numbers go on their own layer that is defined in the Define Layers dialog box. If you assign a color to this layer that is different than the normal wire number and fixed wire number layers, then it is easy to tell them apart from the network's main wire number. Inserts extra wire numbers such that they appear in-line with the wire rather than above or below the wire. These copies follow the network's main wire number attribute; if AutoCAD Electrical modifies it then any wire number copies on the network also update. Extra wire numbers go on their own layer that is defined in the Define Layers dialog box. If you assign a color to this layer that is different than the normal wire number and fixed wire

Copy Wire Number (InLine) AECOPYWIRENOIL

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Command

Description
number layers, then it is easy to tell them apart from the network's main wire number.

Adjust In-Line Wire/Label Gap AEWIRELABELGAP

Adjusts the gap between the wire and the wire number text of wire numbers that are in-line with the wire.

Move Wire Number AEMOVEWIRENO

Moves an existing wire number from one segment of the network to another.

Stretch Wire AESTRETCTWIRE

Lengthens a wire until it meets another wire or an AutoCAD Electrical component.

Bend Wire AEBENDWIRE

Bends a wire in a right angle and makes 3 right angle turns to avoid or add geometry. When a wire is defined at a right angle you can modify the wire and create a new right angle bend while maintaining the original wire connections to the components. NOTE This tool terminates if the bend attempts to connect two different wire networks or if the bend bypasses more than a single right angle turn.

Show Wires AESHOWWIRE

Highlights all wires and displays wire number to wire segment relationships.

Check/Trace Wire AETRACEWIRE

Helps troubleshoot problems with unconnected or shorted wires and invalid wire crossing gap pointers by single stepping through and highlighting each connected wire of the selected wire network.

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Command
Flip Wire Number AEFLIPWIRENO

Description
Flips the wire number across its associated wire.

Toggle Wire Number Inline AETOGGLEWIRENO

Switches the wire number between above or below and in-line. If the selected wire number is in-line, it toggles to above or below based on the default Wire Number Placement setting in the Drawing Properties dialog box. If it starts as above or below, the selected wire number toggles to in-line. NOTE If there isn't room for a wire number to become an in-line wire number, it remains an above or below line wire number.

Toggle Angled Tee Markers AETOGGLETEE

Toggles an existing angled tee connection symbol (or windowed symbols) through a total of 4 possible orientations. Right-click to toggle through the various tee connection orientations, and press ESC when the appropriate one displays. This replaces any dot tee symbols with angled tee symbols, and then toggles through the 4 possible orientations for each. Flips the gap to the other wire. AutoCAD Electrical makes the gapped wire solid and flips the gap/loop to the crossing wire(s).

Flip Wire Gap AEFLIPWIREGAP

Delete Wire Gap AEERASEWIREGAP

Removes a gap/loop that is no longer needed in an existing wire.

Check/Repair Gap Pointers AEGAPPOINTER

Verifies that the invisible Xdata pointers on both sides of a wire gap/loop are valid. If not, appropriate pointers are established.

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Command
Edit Wire Sequence AEEDITWIRESEQUENCE

Description
Predefines a wire network's connection sequence, either in a single drawing or across multiple drawing files.

Show Wire Sequence AESHOWWIRESEQ

Shows the wire sequence defined using the Define Wire Sequence tool. If the wire sequence crosses multiple drawings and you try to view the sequence as an animation, a dialog box listing the off-drawing wire connection information displays so that you can indicate to go to the other drawings to continue viewing the sequence. Updates cross-reference information for two types of cross-reference symbols. Wire number signal arrow symbols and standalone crossreference symbols. Defines a special layer or set of layers for the wires going out of a Fan In/Out source marker and the wires coming into a destination marker. Follows a signal from a specific source or destination symbol and lists the signal code references.

Update Signal References AEUPDATESIGREF

Fan In/Out - Single Line Layer AEFANIN

List Signal Code AELISTSIG

Show Signal Paths AESHOWSIG

Displays signal source and destination paths on the active drawing.

Multiple Cable Markers Update AEUPDATECABLEMARKERS

Updates cable marker assignments defined or edited in a from/to listing.

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Other Tools panel
Command
Symbol Builder AESYMBUILDER

Description
Converts existing symbols or creates new, custom components on the fly. It works nicely for quickly building power supplies, filters, drives, controllers, and other custom devices or for converting existing non-AutoCAD Electrical symbols to make them “AutoCAD Electrical smart.” Schematic symbols created or converted using the Symbol Builder are fully compatible with AutoCAD Electrical, break wires upon insertion, and appear in the various BOM, component, and wire connection reports. Performs an update of all library symbol scaling and text heights in the folder.

Modify Symbol Library AEUPDATESYMLIB

Icon Menu Wizard AEMENUWIZ

Launches the Icon Menu Wizard to easily modify or expand an icon menu, or replace an existing icon menu with your own custom menu. You can change the default icon menu using the Project Properties dialog box. The default icon menu can also be redefined in “wd.env.” Defines defaults for component and wire tag formats, signal references, cross references, and layers.

Drawing Properties AEPROPERTIES

Rename Schematic Layers AERENAMELAYER

Renames layers one by one, or multiple layers at once by using the Find/Replace method. In addition to renaming the layer, this also updates the AutoCAD Electrical layer assignment information carried on the drawing's WD_M block. For example, if DEMO-WIRES is currently assigned as an AutoCAD Electrical wire layer, and you rename it using this utility, the new layer name is substituted for DEMO-

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Command

Description
WIRES in the AutoCAD Electrical wire layer name list.

Settings Compare AESHEETCOMPARE

Displays differences between drawing and project settings. Allows update.

PLC Database File Editor AEPLCDB

Creates and modifies PLC I/O module definitions. All editing and creation of PLC data is stored within the PLC database file (ACE_PLC.MDB). Edits the electrical standards database file, ace_electrical_standards.mdb. The electrical standards database file sets default Circuit Builder values, defines calculations, and allows Circuit Builder to perform engineering analysis in the area of power conductor size versus energy losses Edits a pin list database table in the catalog database.

Electrical Standards Database Editor AEBDEDITOR

Pin List Database Editor (AEPINLISTTABLE)

Terminal Properties Database Editor AETERMDBEDITOR

Edits a Terminal Properties table in the catalog database.

Schematic Database File Editor AESCHEMATICDB

Edits the records in the schematic_lookup.mdb file to use for mapping panel footprints and terminal representations to the equivalent schematic component block names.

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Power Check Tools panel
The Power Check Tools panel is off by default. Command
Add/Edit Power Source/Load Levels AEPOWERLOADLEVELS

Description
Marks a component with a power source and load value. A related routine, when invoked, then scans the wire interconnections and reports if there is too much load on a given power source Marks a component with a PASSPWR flag. The PASSPWR flag instructs the Power Report to pass through the marked component when calculating the load on a given source. If a component carries the PASSPWR flag the Power Report program will pass through the component and continue looking for load values on the network. NOTE Certain components don't need a PASSPWR flag (such as terminals and contacts) since they are automatically passed through.

Mark Component To Pass Power AEPASSPWR

Power Load Check Report AEPOWERLOADREPORT

Scans the wire interconnections and reports if there is too much load on a given power source.

Panel tab
Insert Component Footprints panel
Command
Insert Footprint (Icon Menu) AEFOOTPRINT

Description
Inserts panel footprint selected from on-screen icon menu. This icon menu can be modified, expanded, or replaced with your own custom menu. You can change the default icon menu using the Project Properties dialog box. Use

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Command

Description
the Icon Menu Wizard to easily modify the menu.

Insert Footprint (Schematic List) AEFOOTPRINTSCH

Inserts and annotates panel footprint by referencing the project's schematic component list. This report provides error checking between the schematics and the panel layout drawings. The program looks at the selected components, both schematic and panel, to find a match in the project. For each schematic component selected, the routine tries to find a matching panel component based on tag, location, and installation information. If a match is found, then it further compares catalog information looking for any discrepancies. The program looks at each selected panel component looking for a matching schematic component in the same way. Inserts panel footprint using a generic shape or by converting an existing non intelligent AutoCAD block.

Insert Footprint (Manual) AEFOOTPRINTMAN

Insert Footprint (Manufacturer Menu) AEFOOTPRINTMFG

Inserts and annotates panel footprint using manufacturer-specific icon menu. This can save a lot of time if you frequently use the same vendor and panel components. You can even apply this method to create client-specific menus making it easier to use the vendor or components that each client prefers. Inserts and annotates panel footprint from user-defined list of components with catalog assignments. The data displayed in this pick list is stored in a database in generic Microsoft Access format. The file name is wd_picklist.mdb and can be edited with Access or from Add/Edit/Delete along the bottom of the pick list's dialog box. The AutoCAD Electrical normal search path sequence is used to locate this file.

Insert Footprint (Catalog List) AEFOOTPRINTCAT

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Command
Insert Footprint (Equipment List) AEFOOTPRINTEQ

Description
Inserts and annotates panel footprint from user-defined list of equipment.

Insert Balloon AEBALLOON

Inserts item number balloon.

Wire Annotation of Panel Footprint AEWIREANNOTATION

Annotates panel footprint symbols with wire connection information extracted from selected schematics.

Insert Panel Assembly AEPANELASM

Inserts WBlocked panel footprint assembly. Use the Insert Panel Assembly utility instead of the AutoCAD Insert/Explode command when you want to insert a WBlocked group of panel component footprints with balloons or nameplates. Since AutoCAD Electrical establishes invisible Xdata pointers when these are tied to a footprint, they are properly updated when copied using this utility.

Terminal Footprints panel
Command
Terminal Strip Editor AETSE

Description
Displays terminal strips inside of the active project database. The combination of Function, Location, and Terminal Strip values make a complete unique record for selection in the Terminal Strip Selection dialog box. Controls the Tabular Terminal layout format automatically. This creates a new drawing file with each section break and automatically adds them to the project listing. The terminal strip's function (installation) code, location

Terminal Strip Table Generator AETSEGENERATOR

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Command

Description
code, and tag are written to the Page Description Field inside of the Project Listing (*.WDP).

Insert Terminal (Schematic List) AEPANELTERMINALSCH

Inserts and annotates panel terminals by referencing the project's schematic terminal list. This report provides error checking between the schematic terminals and panel layout terminals. The program looks at the selected terminals, both schematic and panel, looking for a match in the project. For each schematic terminal selected, it tries to find a matching panel terminal based on tag, location, and installation information. If a match is found, then it compares catalog information, and description information, looking for any discrepancies. The program then looks at each selected panel terminal looking for a matching schematic terminal in the same way. Inserts and annotates panel terminal footprint using a generic shape or by converting an existing non intelligent AutoCAD block. Some schematic components may not carry manufacturer/catalog information or have a part number assigned that is not listed in the footprint lookup file. In such a case, AutoCAD Electrical cannot determine what footprint block needs to be used so you have to select to make catalog assignments, select or create a footprint, or create a lookup entry on the fly.

Insert Terminal (Manual) AEPANELTERMINAL

Edit Footprints panel
Command
Edit Footprint AEEDITFOOTPRINT

Description
Edits panel footprint or terminal. Converts selected block if it is not AutoCAD Electrical compatible. In some cases, a footprint update may be required due to manufacturer, catalog

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Command

Description
or assembly value changes. When asked whether to manually force a footprint change, click No to leave the existing footprint block as is or click Yes to set up a footprint lookup database file or manually draw a simple footprint representation.

Copy Footprint AECOPYFOOTPRINT

Copies selected panel footprint on active drawing. Use the Copy Footprint tool instead of AutoCAD Copy when a panel component footprint has a balloon or a nameplate associated to it. Since AutoCAD Electrical establishes invisible Xdata pointers when these are tied to a footprint, they are properly updated when copied using this utility. Assigns or resequences item number assignments on a drawing or project. This extracts all panel components and nameplates and resequences their item numbers starting at the value you provide. Resequencing is based on the main MFG/CAT/ASSYCODE value combination. Additional multi-catalog numbers on a specific component are ignored. Only the main part number combination is used to group similar components together under a common item number. Removes the selected footprint from the drawing. You have the option to search for related components, surf to them, and delete them. Copies Installation Code to one or more selected panel footprints.

Resequence Item Numbers AERESEQUENCE

Delete Footprint AEERASECOMP

Copy Installation Code AECOPYINST

Copy Location Code AECOPYLOC

Copies Location Code to one or more selected panel footprints.

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Command
Copy Mount Code AECOPYMOUNTCODE

Description
Copies Mount Code to one or more selected panel footprints.

Copy Group Code AECOPYGROUPCODE

Copies Group Code to one or more selected panel footprints.

Copy Assembly AECOPYASM

Copies one or more selected panel footprints.

Other Tools panel
Command
Symbol Builder AESYMBUILDER

Description
Converts existing symbols or creates new, custom components on the fly. It works nicely for quickly building power supplies, filters, drives, controllers, and other custom devices or for converting existing non-AutoCAD Electrical symbols to make them “AutoCAD Electrical smart.” Schematic symbols created or converted using the Symbol Builder are fully compatible with AutoCAD Electrical, break wires upon insertion, and appear in the various BOM, component, and wire connection reports. Launches the Icon Menu Wizard to easily modify or expand an icon menu, or replace an existing icon menu with your own custom menu. You can change the default icon menu using the Project Properties dialog box. The default icon menu can also be redefined in “wd.env.”

Icon Menu Wizard AEMENUWIZ

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Command
Panel Configuration AEPANELCONFIG

Description
Sets panel footprint drawing defaults such as text sizes and layer assignments. Configuration settings are saved as attribute values on a nonvisible block named WD_PNLM (that inserts at 0,0). If your current drawing does not have this block present when any AutoCAD Electrical panel layout command is invoked, AutoCAD Electrical pauses and asks you for permission to insert this block. Renames panel-related layers and updates panel drawing settings. The Panel Layer Rename utility makes it easy to rename layers one by one, or multiple layers at once by using the Find/Replace method. In addition to renaming the layer, this also updates the AutoCAD Electrical layer assignment information carried on the drawing's WD_M block. For example, if DEMO-WIRES is currently assigned as an AutoCAD Electrical wire layer, and you rename it using this utility, the new layer name is substituted for DEMO-WIRES in the AutoCAD Electrical wire layer name list. Updates selected footprint layer assignments to match panel drawing settings layer assignments.

Rename Panel Layers AERENAMEPANLELLAYER

Update Footprint Layers AEFPLAYERS

Make Xdata Visible AESHOWXDATA

Converts any piece of non-visible extended entity data (Xdata) into a visible attribute tied directly to the footprint block.

Footprint Database File Editor AEFOOTPRINTDB

Edits the catalog number and footprint block name lookup file. The footprint lookup database links a manufacturer's catalog part numbers to appropriate footprint block .dwg files. This information is in a multitable Access database file (footprint_lookup.mdb).

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Conduit Tools panel
The Conduit Tools Panel is off by default. Command
Conduit Marker (Pick) AECONDUITMARKER

Description
Formats an inter-wiring list from a selection of interconnected components. Inserts as a conduit tag.

Conduit Marker (From/To List) AECONDUITMARKERLIST Edit Conduit Marker AEEDITCONDUITMARKER

Formats an inter-wiring list from a subset of a component from/to report. Inserts as a conduit tag.

Edits conduit marker tag, descriptions, and wire assignments.

Conduit Marker Report AECONDUITMARKERRPT

Extracts conduit marker information into a report. Extractable conduit marker symbols are named “WWAY*.” A conduit can be represented by a line or a polyline and by itself does not carry any intelligence. However, you can insert a conduit marker symbol and associate it to a conduit. The conduit marker symbol then carries wire information intelligence pulled from the AutoCAD Electrical drawings. Reports a list of conduit tag assignments that a given wire or cable passes through.

Wire/Conduit Routing Report AEROUTINGREPORT

Extract Wire Data AEEXTRACTWIREDATA

Extracts schematic wiring information prior to conduit assignment.

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Reports tab
Schematic panel
Command
Schematic Reports AESCHEMATICREPORT

Description
Generates schematic reports such as Bill of Material, Component lists, Wire From/To, PLC descriptions.

Show Missing Catalog Assignment AEMISSINGCATREPORT

Displays components that do not carry a catalog number assignment. The components are marked with diamond-shaped temporary graphics. Displays a report of detected problems or potential problems. You can save this file for reference or surf the file to view and correct the errors. Displays a report of detected problems or potential problems. You can save this file for reference or surf the file to view and correct the errors. Displays a signal list and exception report.

Electrical Audit AEAUDIT

Drawing Audit AEAUDITDWG

Signal Error/List Report AESIGNALERRORREPORT

Panel panel
Command
Panel Reports AEPANELREPORT

Description
Generates panel reports such as Bill of Material, Component lists, Nameplates.

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Miscellaneous panel
Command
Automatic Report Selection AEAUTOREPORT

Description
Defines a list of reports and their format files to run automatically.

Report Format File Setup AEFORMATFILE

Creates and maintains report formatting files.

User Defined Attribute List AEUDA

Creates an attribute text file (*.wda) of userdefined attributes defined on AutoCAD Electrical block files. The User Defined Attribute List is used by report tools to determine which additional attributes are listed in a report. The list file name can be the same as the active project or named Default to be used by the entire system. The Default .wda file is saved in the base project folder, while the <project_name>.wda file is saved in the same folder as the project definition file (*.wdp).

Import/Export Data tab
Import panel
Command
Unity Pro Export to Spreadsheet AEUNITYPROSS

Description
Imports Unity Pro hardware (.xhw) and I/O variable (.xsy) files into AutoCAD Electrical to reformat the data into a PLC import spreadsheet. After the spreadsheet file is created use the Spreadsheet to PLC I/O Utility tool to automatically create PLC style drawing files.

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Command
Spreadsheet to PLC I/O Utility AESS2PLC

Description
Creates a set of PLC I/O drawings from spreadsheet data. A project's PLC I/O requirements, in spreadsheet or database format, can drive automatic generation of the I/O schematic drawings. Your information can be read directly in Excel format (“.XLS”), as a table in an Access Database file (.MDB), or you can save your information out to a comma-delimited format (“CSV”) and then let AutoCAD Electrical construct a set of PLC I/O wiring diagrams directly from your data. Ladders and modules insert automatically, breaking at the bottom of one ladder and continuing on the next (or on to the next drawing). Imports data from an edited spreadsheet, and retags or updates components, wire numbers, terminal text, or PLC I/O.

Update from Spreadsheet AEIMPORTSS

Update from Project Scratch Database AEIMPORTDB

Updates project drawings; attribute text only, from edits to the project's scratch database file.

Insert Spreadsheet Data to Table AEINSERTSSTABLE

Inserts comma-delimited spreadsheet data into a drawing as a table.

RSLogix 500 Export to Spreadsheet AERSLOGIX

Prepares RSLogix 500 exported data to be processed by the Spreadsheet to PLC I/O Utility.

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Export panel
Command
Autodesk Inventor Professional Export AEAIPEXPORT

Description
Extracts wire list information into an XML export file to be used exclusively with Autodesk Inventor Professional Cable and Harness. NOTE You must first configure wire numbering to be On per Wire Basis for export and set up the appropriate variables before running the report.

Unity Pro Export AEUNITYPRO

Creates the Unity Pro I/O variable file (.xsy) in the Unity Pro XML format. The XML file contains the PLC I/O addresses and descriptions for import into the Unity Pro software. Exports the selected data category to a comma-delimited, Excel XLS, or Access MDB file format for editing.

Export to Spreadsheet AEEXPORT2SS

Conversion Tools tab
Tools panel
Command
Promis·e Conversion AEP2E

Description
Converts drawing files from promis·e to AutoCAD Electrical. It examines the current symbol attributes on the drawing and maps them to the equivalent AutoCAD Electrical attribute to make them AutoCAD Electricalsmart. Adds AutoCAD geometry to a template block file to be created as part of a unique block instance. It creates a new block definition with the newly added geometry. You can sub-

Add Geometry AEGEOMETRY

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Command

Description
sequently create a new block file if the block is exploded.

Add Wire Connections AEWIRECONN

Adds wire connection attributes to the existing tagged block file. Select line endpoints or geometry to add the appropriate wire connection attributes to. A new block definition is created with the newly added wire connections. You can subsequently create a new block file if the block is exploded. Explodes attributes and blocks to geometry and text entities while maintaining the value previously defined in the attributes. You can take advantage of the tagging tools to modify the text entities to attributes and the linking tools to make various blocks. Converts the upper-most line reference number on a non-intelligent ladder to be AutoCAD Electrical-aware.

Special Explode AEEXPLODE

Convert Ladder AE2LADDER

Change/Convert Wire Type AECONVERTWIRETYPE

Changes between wire types and converts lines to wires. Use the grid control to sort and select the wire types for easy modification.

Check/Repair Gap Pointers AEGAPPOINTER

Verifies that the invisible Xdata pointers on both sides of a wire gap/loop are valid. If not, appropriate pointers are established.

Change Attribute Size AEATTSIZE

Changes attribute text size when components or wire numbers have already been inserted onto your drawings.

Xdata Editor AEXDATA

Allows display and edit of an object's “1000” type extended entity data (Xdata).

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Command
Convert to Schematic Component AEBLK2SCH

Description
Takes non-AutoCAD Electrical blocks or graphics representing a symbol and replaces it with an AutoCAD Electrical block and transfers the attribute or text values to this new AutoCAD Electrical block. Replace a non-AutoCAD Electrical source arrow with a smart AutoCAD Electrical source arrow and maps the information to the new AutoCAD Electrical source. Replaces a non-AutoCAD Electrical destination arrow with a smart AutoCAD Electrical destination arrow.

Convert Block to Source Arrow AEBLK2SRC

Convert Block to Destination Arrow AEBLK2DEST

Block Replacement AEBLOCKREPLACE

Performs drawing-wide and project-wide block replacements using a user-defined spreadsheet. This automatically maps the unconverted drawing's non-AutoCAD Electrical block inserts and attributes to appropriate AutoCAD Electrical-smart component symbols drawn from a symbol library. Use to update or change blocks in place. Attribute values are retained during the swapping process. Wire connections are also maintained even if the new symbol is slightly wider or narrower than the original. Converts a text object to an AutoCAD Electrical compatible wire number.

Swap/Update Block AESWAPBLOCK

Convert Text to Wire Numbers AETEXT2WIRENO

Convert Text to Attribute Definition AETEXT2ATT

Converts a text object into an attribute definition object. This is not an attribute associated to an already-inserted block. This is an attribute definition possibly on a library symbol that becomes an attribute when the symbol drawing is inserted as a block into another drawing.

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Command
Add Attribute AEATTRIBUTE

Description
Adds a new attribute to an existing instance of a block insert.

Map Attributes from Old to New AEMAPATT

Reassigns attributes from a converted block to those expected by AutoCAD Electrical. This allows you to continue what you started with Convert to Schematic Component. Use this if you did not finish mapping values from your non-AutoCAD Electrical block. Lengthens a wire until it meets another wire or an AutoCAD Electrical component.

Stretch Wire AESTRETCTWIRE

Schematic panel
Command
Tag Schematic Component AETAGSCH

Description
Makes selected text entities an attributed block file with the TAG1 attribute visible. The template block file (HDV1_CONVERT.DWG or VDV1_CONVERT.DWG depending on the drawing properties) contains attributes for a schematic component. Makes selected text entities an attributed PLC address associated to a PLC tag. The template block file (PLCIO_ADDR_CONVERT.DWG, PLCIO_CONVERT.DWG, PLCIO_V_ADDR_CONVERT.DWG, or PLCIO_V_CONVERT.DWG depending on the drawing properties) contains attributes found useful for PLC addressing. After the addressing is defined on the block, select a PLC Tag or place one into the symbol definition for use with AutoCAD Electrical.

Tag PLC AETAGPLC

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Command
Tag Child AETAGCHILD

Description
Makes selected text entities an attributed block file with the TAG2 attribute visible. The template block file (HDV2_CONVERT.DWG or VDV2_CONVERT.DWG depending on the drawing properties) contains attributes used for a child component. Makes selected text entities an attributed block file with the TAG2 attribute visible. The template block file (HDV21_CONVERT.DWG or VDV21_CONVERT.DWG depending on the drawing properties) contains attributes used for a child normally open contact component. Makes the selected text entities an attributed block file with the TAG2 attribute visible. The template block file (HDV22_CONVERT.DWG or VDV22_CONVERT.DWG depending on the drawing properties) contains attributes used for a child normally closed contact component. Makes the selected text entities an attributed block file with the TAG2 attribute visible. The template block file (HDV23_CONVERT.DWG or VDV23_CONVERT.DWG depending on the drawing properties) contains attributes used for a child Form C contact component. Makes the selected text entities an attributed block file with the TAGSTRIP and TERM01 attribute visible. The template block file (HT0T_CONVERT.DWG or VT0T_CONVERT.DWG depending on the drawing properties) contains attributes used for a terminal block component containing a terminal number. Makes the selected text entities an attributed block file with the TAGSTRIP and WIRENO attribute visible. The template block file

Tag Child - N.O. AETAGNO

Tag Child - N.C. AETAGNC

Tag Child - Form C AETAGFORMC

Tag Schematic Terminal - Terminal Number AETAGTERMINAL

Tag Schematic Terminal - Wire Number

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Command
AETAGWIRENO

Description
(HT0W_CONVERT.DWG or VT0W_CONVERT.DWG depending on the drawing properties) contains attributes used for a terminal block component containing a wire number as the terminal number. Makes the selected text entities an attributed block file with the TAGSTRIP and TERM01 attribute visible. The template block file (HT1T_CONVERT.DWG or VT1T_CONVERT.DWG depending on the drawing properties) contains attributes used for a terminal block component that changes the wire number. This creates a terminal number block that has a different wire number for each wire connected to it.

Tag Schematic Terminal - Wire Number Change AETAGWIRENOCHANGE

Panel panel
Command
Tag Panel Component AETAGPANEL

Description
Makes selected text entities an attributed block file with the P_TAG1 attribute visible. The template block file (ACE_P_TAG1_CONVERT.DWG) contains attributes for a panel component. Makes selected text entities an attributed block file with the DESC1-3 attributes visible. The template block file (ACE_NP_CONVERT.DWG) contains attributes used in nameplate symbols. If the description text strings were previously defined as attributes on an AutoCAD Electrical panel component block definition, the attribute values on the panel component are hidden and the nameplate attributes DESC1-3 are added and made visible.

Tag Nameplate AETAGNAMEPLATE

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Command
Tag Panel Terminal Terminal Number AETAGPANELTERMINAL

Description
Makes selected text entities an attributed block file with the TERM01 terminal number attribute visible. The template block file (ACE_TERMT_CONVERT.DWG) contains attributes for terminal numbers. Makes selected text entities an attributed block file with the WIRENO wire number attribute visible. The template block file (ACE_TERMW_CONVERT.DWG) contains attributes for panel terminal symbols.

Tag Panel Terminal Wire Number AETAGWIRENO

Attributes panel
Command
Link Descriptions AELINKDESC

Description
Links simple text as Description 1-3 attributes on an AutoCAD Electrical block file. You can link them as description attributes to one or more existing template block definitions. During the conversion process, the text entity is removed and replaced with the next available description attribute, up to 3. Links simple text to a PLC address attribute as PLC I/O address description attributes. During the conversion process, the text entity is removed and replaced with the next available PLC address description attribute, up to 5. Links simple text to a TAGSTRIP attribute as a terminal number attribute on an AutoCAD Electrical terminal block symbol. During the conversion process, the text entity is removed and replaced with the TERM01 or WIRENO attribute.

Link PLC Address Descriptions AELINKPLC

Link Terminal Number AELINKTERMINAL

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Command
Link Manufacturer AELINKMFG

Description
Links simple text as manufacturer attributes on an AutoCAD Electrical block file. The entity value is used as the Manufacturer value for one or more template block definitions. If only one template block is selected for the link, the text entity is removed and replaced with the Manufacturer attribute. Links simple text as Catalog Number attributes on an AutoCAD Electrical block file. The entity value is used as the Catalog Number value for one or more template block definitions. If only one template block is selected for the link, the text entity is removed and replaced with the Catalog Number attribute. Links simple text as Location attributes on an AutoCAD Electrical block file. The entity value is used as the Location value for one or more template block definitions. If only one template block is selected for the link, the text entity is removed and replaced with the Location attribute. Links simple text as Installation attributes on an AutoCAD Electrical block file. The entity value is used as the Installation value for one or more template block definitions. If only one template block is selected for the link, the text entity is removed and replaced with the Installation attribute. Links another string of text to a tag attribute, creating a split tag. Create the device Tag using the TAG1, TAG, or P_TAG1 attributes, and then use this tool to select the existing TAG attribute on the drawing and link another string of text, creating a split tag situation. The first TAG becomes the Part1 of the split tag while the linked portion becomes the Part2 of the split tag.

Link Catalog Number AELINKCAT

Link Location Code AELINKLOC

Link Installation Code AELINKINST

Link Split Tag AELINKSPLITTAG

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Command
Link User AELINKUSER

Description
Links simple text (that is not an attribute definition or part of geometry) as User (01-99) attributes on an AutoCAD Electrical block file. The entity value is used as the user value for one or more template block definitions. If only one template block is selected for the link, the text entity is removed and replaced with the user attribute, up to 99. Window selection is allowed. Links simple text as Rating 1-12 attributes on an AutoCAD Electrical block file. The entity value is used as the rating value for one or more template block definitions. If only one template block is selected for the link, the text entity is removed and replaced with the rating attribute, up to 12. Links simple text as an Item Number attribute on an AutoCAD Electrical Panel block file. During the conversion process, the text entity is removed and replaced with the Item Number attribute (P_ITEM). Selects the tagged template block file and displays everything (such as description, location, manufacturer, and catalog number codes) that has been linked to it. Selects an existing linked attribute and unlinks the attribute from the symbol, changing the attribute to AutoCAD text.

Link Rating AELINKRATING

Link Item Number AELINKITEM

Show Links AESHOWLINK

Un Link AEUNLINK

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Symbol Builder tab
Edit panel
The Symbol Builder tab is displayed automatically when you use Symbol Builder. Command
Save Symbol Definition AESAVESYM

Description
Displays the Save Symbol Definition dialog box.

Symbol Audit AESYMAUDIT

Displays the Symbol Audit dialog box.

Show Hide Symbol Block Editor Palette AEPALETTESHOW

Switches on and off the visibility of the symbol builder attribute editor window.

Help panel
The Symbol Builder tab is displayed automatically when you use Symbol Builder. Command
Symbol Builder Help

Description
Displays the Symbol builder Help.

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Toolbars to Ribbons
Main Electrical toolbar
Command Access
Schematic tab ? Insert Components panel ? Insert Components drop-down ? Icon Menu.

Schematic tab ? Insert Components panel ? Insert Components drop-down ? Catalog

List. Schematic tab ? Insert Components panel ? Insert Components drop-down ? Equipment

List. Schematic tab ? Insert Components panel ? Insert Components drop-down ? Panel List.

Schematic tab ? Insert Components panel ? Insert Components drop-down ? Terminal

(Panel List).

Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Swap/Update Block.

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Command Access

Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Copy Component. Schematic tab ? Insert Components panel ? Multiple Insert drop-down ? Multiple Insert

(Icon Menu). Schematic tab ? Insert Components panel ? Multiple Insert drop-down ? Multiple Insert

(Pick Master). Schematic tab ? Insert Components panel ? Dashed Link Line drop-down ? Link Com-

ponents with Dashed Line. Schematic tab ? Insert Components panel ? Dashed Link Line drop-down ? Insert Refer-

ence Arrow - To. Schematic tab ? Insert Components panel ? Dashed Link Line drop-down ? Insert Refer-

ence Arrow - From. Schematic tab ? Insert Components panel ? Insert PLC drop-down ? Insert PLC (Paramet-

ric).

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Command Access
Schematic tab ? Insert Components panel ? Insert PLC drop-down ? Insert PLC (Full

Units).

Import/Export Data tab ? Import panel ? Unity Pro.

Import/Export Data tab ? Import panel ? RSLogix 500.

Import/Export Data tab ? Import panel ? PLC I/O Utility.

Schematic tab ? Other Tools panel ?

? Database Editors drop-down ? PLC

Database File Editor. Schematic tab ? Insert Components panel ? Insert Connector drop-down ? Insert Con-

nector. Schematic tab ? Insert Components panel ? Insert Connector drop-down ? Insert Con-

nector (From List).

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Command Access
Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Modify Connectors drop-down ? Reverse

Connector. Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Modify Connectors drop-down ? Rotate

Connector Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Modify Connectors drop-down ? Stretch

Connector. Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Modify Connectors drop-down ? Split Con-

nector. Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Modify Connectors drop-down ? Add Con-

nector Pins. Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Modify Connectors drop-down ? Delete

Connector Pins. Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Modify Connectors drop-down ? Move Con-

nector Pins.

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Command Access
Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Modify Connectors drop-down ? Swap Con-

nector Pins. Schematic tab ? Insert Components panel ? Insert Connector drop-down ? Insert Splice.

Schematic tab ? Insert Components panel ? Circuit drop-down ? Insert WBlocked Circuit.

Schematic tab ? Insert Components panel ? Circuit drop-down ? Insert Saved Circuit.

Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Circuit drop-down ? Copy Circuit.

Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Circuit drop-down ? Move Circuit. Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Circuit drop-down ? Save Circuit to Icon

Menu.

Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Edit Components drop-down ? Edit.

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Command Access
Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Edit Components drop-down ? Internal

Jumper. Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Edit Components drop-down ? Fix/Unfix Tag.

Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Edit Components drop-down ? Copy Catalog

Assignment. Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Edit Components drop-down ? User Table

Data. Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Retag Components drop-down ? Retag

Components. Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Retag Components drop-down ?

Find/Edit/Replace Component Text. Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Retag Components drop-down ? Find/Replace

Terminal Text.

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Command Access

Project tab ? Project Tools panel ? Update/Retag. Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Modify Components drop-down ? Scoot.

Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Modify Components drop-down ? Align.

Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Modify Components drop-down ? Move

Component. Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Modify Components drop-down ? Reverse/Flip

Component. Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Modify Components drop-down ? Stretch

PLC Module. Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Modify Components drop-down ? Split PLC

Module.

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Command Access
Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Modify Attributes drop-down ? Move/Show

Attribute. Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Modify Attributes drop-down ? Edit Selected

Attribute. Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Modify Attributes drop-down ? Hide Attribute

(Single Pick). Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Modify Attributes drop-down ? Add Attribute.

Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Modify Attributes drop-down ? Squeeze At-

tribute/Text. Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Modify Attributes drop-down ? Stretch Attrib-

ute/Text. Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Modify Attributes drop-down ? Change At-

tribute Size.

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Command Access
Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Modify Attributes drop-down ? Rotate Attribute.

Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Modify Attributes drop-down ? Change At-

tribute Justification. Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Modify Attributes drop-down ? Change At-

tribute Layer.

Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Toggle NO/NC.

Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Delete Component. Schematic tab ? Insert Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Insert Wires drop-down ? Wire.

Schematic tab ? Insert Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Multiple Bus. Schematic tab ? Insert Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Insert Wires drop-down ? 22.5 Degree.

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Command Access
Schematic tab ? Insert Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Insert Wires drop-down ? 45 Degree.

Schematic tab ? Insert Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Insert Wires drop-down ? 67.5 Degree.

Schematic tab ? Edit Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Modify Wires drop-down ? Bend Wire.

Schematic tab ? Insert Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Insert Wires drop-down ? Interconnect

Components. Schematic tab ? Insert Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Insert Wires drop-down ? Gap.

Schematic tab ? Edit Wires/Wire Numbers panel ?

? Modify Wire Gap drop-down

? Flip Wire Gap.

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Command Access

Schematic tab ? Edit Wires/Wire Numbers panel ?

? Modify Wire Gap drop-down

? Delete Wire Gap.

Schematic tab ? Edit Wires/Wire Numbers panel ?

? Modify Wire Gap drop-down

? Check/Repair Gap Pointers. Schematic tab ? Edit Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Modify Wire Type drop-down ?

Change/Convert Wire Type. Schematic tab ? Edit Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Modify Wire Type drop-down ? Cre-

ate/Edit Wire Type. Schematic tab ? Edit Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Modify Wires drop-down ? Stretch

Wire. Schematic tab ? Edit Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Modify Wires drop-down ? Show

Wires.

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Command Access
Schematic tab ? Edit Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Modify Wires drop-down ? Check/Trace

Wire.

Schematic tab ? Edit Wires/Wire Numbers panel ?

? Wire Sequence drop-down

? Edit Wire Sequence.

Schematic tab ? Edit Wires/Wire Numbers panel ?

? Wire Sequence drop-down

? Show Wire Sequence.

Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ?

? Terminal: Show Internal/External

Connections.

Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ?

? Terminal: Mark Internal Connections.

Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ?

? Terminal: Mark External Connections.

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Command Access

Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ?

? Terminal: Erase Internal/External

Connections. Schematic tab ? Insert Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Cable Markers drop-down ? Cable

Markers. Schematic tab ? Insert Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Cable Markers drop-down ? Multiple

Cable Markers. Schematic tab ? Insert Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Insert Dot, Tee Markers drop-down

? Insert Dot Tee Markers. Schematic tab ? Insert Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Insert Dot, Tee Markers drop-down

? Insert Angled Tee Markers.

Schematic tab ? Edit Wires/Wire Numbers panel ?

? Toggle Angled Tee Markers.

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Command Access
Schematic tab ? Insert Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Insert Ladder drop-down ? Insert

Ladder. Schematic tab ? Edit Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Modify Ladder drop-down ? Revise

Ladder. Schematic tab ? Edit Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Modify Ladder drop-down ? Renumber

Ladder Reference. Schematic tab ? Insert Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Insert Ladder drop-down ? XY Grid

Setup. Schematic tab ? Insert Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Insert Ladder drop-down ? X Zones

Setup. Schematic tab ? Edit Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Modify Ladder drop-down ? Add

Rung.

Schematic tab ? Edit Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Trim Wire.

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Main Electrical 2 toolbar
Command Access
Schematic tab ? Insert Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Insert Wire Numbers drop-down ?

Wire Numbers. Schematic tab ? Insert Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Insert Wire Numbers drop-down ?

3 Phase. Schematic tab ? Insert Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Insert Wire Numbers drop-down ?

PLC I/O. Schematic tab ? Insert Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Wire Number Leader drop-down ?

Wire Number Leader. Schematic tab ? Insert Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Wire Number Leader drop-down ?

Wire Color/Gauge Labels. Schematic tab ? Insert Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Wire Number Leader drop-down ?

In-Line Wire Labels. Schematic tab ? Edit Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Copy Wire Number drop-down ?

Copy Wire Number.

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Command Access
Schematic tab ? Edit Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Copy Wire Number drop-down ?

Copy Wire Number In-Line. Schematic tab ? Edit Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Copy Wire Number drop-down ?

Adjust In-Line Wire/Label Gap.

Schematic tab ? Edit Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Move Wire Number. Schematic tab ? Edit Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Modify Wire Numbers drop-down ?

Edit Wire Number. Schematic tab ? Edit Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Modify Wire Numbers drop-down ?

Fix. Schematic tab ? Edit Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Modify Wire Numbers drop-down ?

Swap. Schematic tab ? Edit Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Modify Wire Numbers drop-down ?

Find/Replace.

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Command Access
Schematic tab ? Edit Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Modify Wire Numbers drop-down ?

Hide. Schematic tab ? Edit Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Modify Wire Numbers drop-down ?

Unhide.

Schematic tab ? Edit Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Flip Wire Number.

Schematic tab ? Edit Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Toggle Wire Number In-line. Schematic tab ? Insert Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Signal Arrows drop-down ? Source

Arrow. Schematic tab ? Insert Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Signal Arrows drop-down ? Destin-

ation Arrow.

Schematic tab ? Edit Wires/Wire Numbers panel ?

? Update Signal References.

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Command Access
Schematic tab ? Insert Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Signal Arrows drop-down ? Fan In

Source. Schematic tab ? Insert Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Signal Arrows drop-down ? Fan Out

Destination.

Schematic tab ? Edit Wires/Wire Numbers panel ?

? Fan In/Out - Single Line

Layer.

Schematic tab ? Edit Wires/Wire Numbers panel ?

? List Signal Code.

Schematic tab ? Edit Wires/Wire Numbers panel ?

? Show Signal Paths.

Reports tab ? Schematic panel ? Signal Error/List. Schematic tab ? Insert Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Signal Arrows drop-down ? Reference

Only Arrows.

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Command Access

Schematic tab ? Edit Wires/Wire Numbers panel ? Delete Wire Numbers. Schematic tab ? Other Tools panel ? Symbol Builder drop-down ? Symbol Builder.

Schematic tab ? Other Tools panel ? Icon Menu Wizard.

Project tab ? Other Tools panel ? Migration Utility.

Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ?

? Associate Terminals.

Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ?

? Break Apart Terminal Associations.

Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ?

? Copy Terminal Block Properties.

Toolbars to Ribbons | 95

Command Access
Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Modify Component Cross-Reference drop-down

? Component Cross-Reference. Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Modify Component Cross-Reference drop-down

? Hide/Unhide Cross-Referencing. Schematic tab ? Insert Components panel ? Dashed Link Line drop-down ? Insert Stand-

Alone Cross-Referencing. Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Modify Component Cross-Reference drop-down

? Update Stand-Alone Cross-Referencing. Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Modify Component Cross-Reference drop-down

? Change Cross-Reference to Multiple Line Text. Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Modify Component Cross-Reference drop-down

? Cross-Reference Check. Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Modify Component Cross-Reference drop-down

? Child Location/Description Update.

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Command Access
Schematic tab ? Edit Components panel ? Modify Component Cross-Reference drop-down

? Copy/Add Component Override. Schematic tab ?

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