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AutoCAD Electrical Tutorials & Features
2014

Importing TAGS from an External Source - select external list after placing symbol, save browsed list in .CSV or .TXT extension, highlight exact text from 'choices' before overriding button adjacent to AutoCAD Electrical attribute, Miles Nicholson, CADline, July 25, 2014

Linking the Schematic to the Drawing's Sheet Number - select style before placing ladder, add %S between %F, %N while updating numbering style of components, run RETAG component, component cross-reference, wire number commands to refresh existing components in AutoCAD Electrical, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, July 20, 2014

Hiding Location (LOC) and Installation (INST) Codes Project Wide - create notepad script file, tap enter twice to obtain layer selection part of command, end command, respectively, run script project wide in AutoCAD Electrical, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, July 13, 2014

Add/Remove Features from Your AutoCAD Electrical - select add or remove features, choose manufacturers parts information, AutoCAD options to be installed before updating product installation, Miles Nicholson, CADline, July 10, 2014

Surfing on the AutoCAD Electrical App - apply surf function to navigate references to intended panel layout drawing, check 'export mobile data' plug-in for files required to surf through project, apply AEMOBILEDATA to generate mobile data folder, Anthony Tee, Point-to-Point, June 30, 2014

Changing the Default Appearance - invoke OPTIONS command, select display tab, visit windows elements section to set light color scheme in AutoCAD Electrical, Miles Nicholson, CADline, June 18, 2014

AutoCAD Electrical Tutorial - Inserting New Wires at an Angle - visit wire tool dropdown located on schematics tab to access angled wiring drafting commands, determine length of angled segment of wire before starting flat extension, Chris Johns, Infinite Skills Blog, June 10, 2014

Include Custom Attributes When You Export to a Spreadsheet - export AutoCAD Electrical project data into spreadsheet to update existing components, wire numbers with edits, select data category based on data to be exported, add custom attributes to spreadsheet, Pat Murnen, Autodesk Systems Design Blog, June 4, 2014

Markup on the Go with AutoCAD Electrical App - access tools from drawing toolbar to easily annotate schematic drawings, tap markup button to select text, cloud, marker, photo or arrow options, click 'enable editing' button to avail draw tools, Anthony Tee, Point-to-Point, May 27, 2014

Markup on the Go with AutoCAD Electrical App - access tools from drawing toolbar to easily annotate schematic drawings, tap markup button to select text, cloud, marker, photo or arrow options, click 'enable editing' button to avail draw tools, Anthony Tee, Point-to-Point, May 27, 2014

Split Component Tags - set alternatives to tags to allow splitting tag name into 2 pieces, annotate value character string of symbol for tag as default value in AutoCAD Electrical, Miles Nicholson, CADline, May 16, 2014

How to Add an Icon to the Symbol Library Menu in AutoCAD Electrical - start icon menu wizard command from other tools panel, select menu file to edit, visit menu wizard to navigate to menu, open add icon component dialog to create icon, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 7, 2014

Problems Migrating Catalogue Data - apply migration utility available in project ribbon bar to merge, import previous versions data into AutoCAD Electrical 2015 structure, Miles Nicholson, CADline, Apr 29, 2014

Assign Item Numbers to Subassembly Parts in AutoCAD Electrical - apply multiple catalog option to add fuse without making any changes to typical installation, else employ manual option located in panel tab of icon menu to insert generic marker on panel drawing, Todd Schmoock, Synergis, Apr 29, 2014

Amp Up Your PDF Output - select publish to PDF\DWF\DWFx option in project manager, pick PDF, multi-sheet file to create single PDF file, include hyperlink, define zoom factor, run cross-reference before creating PDF output in AutoCAD Electrical, Pat Murnen, Autodesk Systems Design Blog, Apr 10, 2014

Creating a Multi-Compartment General Arrangement - automatically update arrangement that shows front of door components to ensure consistency between general arrangement, each individual compartment in AutoCAD Electrical, Miles Nicholson, CADline, Apr 4, 2014

Report Tables with Style - employ different text sizes, styles fill color, check full table border options, control margin, locate drawing, select table style from another drawing to use in present AutoCAD Electrical drawing, Pat Murnen, Autodesk Systems Design Blog, Apr 2, 2014

Consistent Reporting in AutoCAD Electrical Using (.set) Settings Files - open report format setup file to save report formats, click format button located in 'schematic and panel reports' dialog to select any .set file in AutoCAD Electrical, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, Mar 26, 2014

Catalog Browser - Where's the Symbol? - mapping symbol to catalog record in AutoCAD Electrical, Autodesk Systems Design Blog, Mar 28, 2014

What's New in AutoCAD Electrical 2015 - catalog browser, AutoCAD Electrical mobile app, PDF publish with hyperlinks, new commands for cut, copy, paste, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014

AutoCAD Electrical 2015 New Features, Pt 2 - PDF output with hyperlinks, terminal export, report table styles, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014

Updating AutoCAD Electrical from Microsoft Excel - select import/export data ribbon tab, pick data category to be exported before choosing output format of project/active drawing, modify spreadsheet to change component TAG using Excel, Miles Nicholson, CADline, Mar 14, 2014

AutoCAD Electrical Symbols on Tool Palettes - employ tool palette to insert blocks, check process to dock icon menu in AutoCAD Electrical to prevent opening it every time while placing symbol, Chris Benner, CAD Tips, Tricks & Workarounds, Feb 19, 2014

Tracing a Connection of a Wire - go to schematic ribbon tab to edit wires/wire numbers panel, tab through each segment of wire equipotential or type 'A' at command line in AutoCAD Electrical, Miles Nicholson, CADline, Feb 17, 2014

Multi-Pole/Multi-Level Terminal Blocks - learn ways to associate terminals for multi-pole terminal block, apply editor tool to place block footprint, go to terminal properties database editor to edit terminal properties in AutoCAD Electrical, Rick France, Hagerman & Company Blog, Feb 4, 2014

Overview of Reports in AutoCAD Electrical - categorizes report as schematic, panel types, verify filtering by installation or location code as it can limit reported components, invoke report format setup command to create .set files, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, Feb 3, 2014

Linking Components with a Dashed Link Line - apply edit/hide attributes command to turn on visibility of selected attributes, go to schematic tab, insert components panel to link components with dashed line in AutoCAD Electrical, Miles Nicholson, CADline, Jan 30, 2014

Search & Replace Values of the .WDP Files - search *.WDP files, choose 'modify all' to replace all instances of search criteria with replacement text in AutoCAD Electrical, Miles Nicholson, CADline, Jan 22, 2014

AutoCAD Electrical - X Zones or XY Grid Setup - invoke XY grid, X zones, insert ladder command to set up X-Y grid, X zones, X or Y zones depending upon drawing properties respectively, Miles Nicholson, CADline, Jan 21, 2014

Symbol Building Beyond the Basics - AutoCAD Electrical - start symbol builder command, select geometry before choosing left quadrant of 'R' terminal as insertion point, place required attributes, wire connections, apply dynamic flip function to choose geometry to flip, Stan Wile, Termical AutoCAD, Jan 4, 2014

2013

The Basics of Creating an AutoCAD Electrical Symbol - start symbol builder, select symbol objects, attribute template, go to symbol builder tab to toggle visibility of symbol builder attribute editor panel, set wire connection attributes before closing block editor, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, Dec 18, 2013

Displaying/Hiding AutoCAD View Cube in 2D - open options window, select 3D modeling tab, uncheck 2D wireframe visual style in 'display tools in viewport' option in AutoCAD Electrical, Miles Nicholson, CADline, Dec 11, 2013

Link Components with Dashed Link Line Command - select link components with dashed link line command, choose components to link followed by all subsequent components, replace cross reference information on child by link line in AutoCAD Electrical, Miles Nicholson, CADline, Dec 4, 2013

Drawing Values in Signal & Component Referencing - right click over current activated project in project manager, select cross references tab in properties menu to set cross-reference format, adjust drawing properties before updating title block in AutoCAD Electrical, Miles Nicholson, CADline, Nov 29, 2013

Wiring into Busbars - create unique wire type called busbar or jumper, employ terminal with wire number change or terminal number instead of connection dots, select change/convert wire type to change existing wire type in AutoCAD Electrical, Miles Nicholson, CADline, Nov 6, 2013

Modifying the Environment File in AutoCAD Electrical - consider default, support locations of databases, check steps to share database, libraries, change path, Todd Schmoock, Synergis, Oct 29, 2013

Too Many No Contacts - select surf, go to option, close dialog, double click on component to invoke EATTEDIT, remove 'no' value out of contact attribute in AutoCAD Electrical, Miles Nicholson, CADline, Oct 25, 2013

Too Many No Contacts - select surf, go to option, close dialog, double click on component to invoke EATTEDIT, remove 'no' value out of contact attribute in AutoCAD Electrical, Miles Nicholson, CADline, Oct 25, 2013

Updating AutoCAD Electrical Projects to New Environment Settings - go to project properties, expand library locations, update project by selecting each of 4 categories on project settings tab, Todd Schmoock, Synergis, Oct 17, 2013

Re-Tag Individual Components - apply import/export data ribbon to export components to spreadsheet, open Excel document to sort data by TAGNAME in AutoCAD Electrical, Miles Nicholson, CADline, Oct 9, 2013

How to Create a .PC3 Plotter File to Plot AutoCAD Electrical Project Files - select manage plotters in application menu's print option, add plotter wizard, configure ports, edit plotter/printer configuration, select output device name before clicking ok to plot files, Todd Schmoock, Synergis, Oct 1, 2013

Linetype Properties - create, save LTCHANGE.LSP file in support directories, type APPLOAD at AutoCAD command line, add LSP to contents to initialize command type LTCHANGE in AutoCAD Electrical, Miles Nicholson, CADline, Sep 9, 2013

I Need More Fields - Pushing Past the Limits of Title Block Update - using 'export to spreadsheet' utility in AutoCAD utility, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, Sep 5, 2013

How to Identify a Secondary AutoCAD Electrical Catalog - create secondary catalog database, open project properties, click other file button in catalog lookup file preference area, add catalog information using 'secondary file' option, Todd Schmoock, Synergis, Sep 4, 2013

Toggling Dots to Angles and Back Again - invoke AETOGGLETEE command, select entire drawing to convert all connection dots at once, edit buttons macro in AutoCAD Electrical, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, Aug 26, 2013

Drawing Values in Signal & Component Referencing - right click over current activated project in project manager, select cross references tab in properties menu to set cross-reference format, adjust drawing properties before updating title block in AutoCAD Electrical, Miles Nicholson, CADline, Nov 29, 2013

Mirroring Components the Proper Way: AutoCAD Electrical - apply reverse/flip component command to avoid switching issues, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, Aug 14, 2013

Transferring Electrical Standards Back to Library - go to drawings within active project, select project ribbon tab followed by 'other tools' panel to update symbol library WD_M block in AutoCAD Electrical, Miles Nicholson, CADline, Aug 14, 2013

Adding Cross Reference (XREF) Info to Footprints - AutoCAD Electrical - simple APPLOAD it, type PANEL_CROSSREF command, push schematic parent cross-reference info on to panel footprint, set target attribute name for special cross-referencing, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, Aug 8, 2013

Flattening 3D Models into 2D Footprints - FLATSHOT - apply FLATSHOT command to break 3D model into 2D top, side views, utilize ViewCube to rotate model, set destination of new 2D block before configuring lines in AutoCAD Electrical, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, Aug 5, 2013 

Changing Electrical Standards in Existing Drawings - open project manager properties, drawing properties to update standards, highlight drawings, apply project defaults in AutoCAD Electrical, Miles Nicholson, CADline, Aug 6, 2013

Adding a New Family Code to the Catalog Database - AutoCAD Electrical - ensure family attribute is ZS to allow creation of table in default_catalog.mdb, add link to symbol using icon menu wizard, Todd Schmoock, Synergis, Aug 6, 2013

Using the AutoCAD Electrical Audit Tool - scans for issues related to wires, components, click details button to identify issues, utilize tools to print identified AutoCAD Electrical issues, Todd Schmoock, Synergis, Aug 1, 2013

Swapping Entire Symbol Libraries Project Wide - maintain backup of project, test selections on active drawing, set appropriate library scale style in AutoCAD Electrical, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, July 8, 2013

Running a LISP, or Command, on File Open - Fix_Me - LISP utility sets wd.env file, type fix_me code to run script that zooms in first block named fix_me in AutoCAD Electrical, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, June 30, 2013

Surfing a Project Using Wild Cards - Fix_Me 2 - create fix_me symbol, add fix_me- to TAG1 attribute, start surfer from project tab, use wild cards for searching AutoCAD Electrical project for components, catalog, wire numbers, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, June 30, 2013

Drawing List Report Fields in AutoCAD Electrical - assign MYATTR value to adjust title block update so that it never changes value on attribute, Pat Murnen, Point-to-Point, June 25, 2013

A Spin on Using the Assemblycode and Assemblylist Fields (AutoCAD Electrical) - add children parts, quantities in catalog data assembly field in insert/edit component dialog, add additional subassembly items separated by semicolon, Todd Schmoock, Synergis, June 18, 2013

Creating a Table of Contents or Drawing List Report - create new project file, enter drawing properties after adding drawing to project, generate drawing list report, change report format, or customize drawing list table using AutoCAD electrical, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, June 10, 2013

Adding the Missing Manufactures to AutoCAD Electrical's Catalog Database - access 'uninstall program' dialog from Windows control panel, select 'add or remove features' option, select all desired manufactures, point installer to downloaded files, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, June 2, 2013

Corporate Customization - create corporate electrical standards, ensure whether companies are using preferred numbering systems, manufacturers, element representations, title template borders using AutoCAD electrical, Miles Nicholson, CADline, May 28, 2013

Easy Simplified Catalog Database - check 'create project specific catalog database' in other tools drop down menu to create family tables in AutoCAD electrical, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, May 24, 2013

Mechanical Applications for AutoCAD Electrical - use attribute tools, apply title block update utility to update title blocks, invoke swap/update block, copy project, toggle NO/NC commands, run batch plot utility, batch block updates, Stan Wile, Cadalyst, May 23, 2013

Display of Internal Part Numbers on Symbols - check ace_get_cat_data function in API section of help, confirm text in button of post, use c:ace_get_cat_data function to push data in list form using AutoCAD Electrical, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, May 22, 2013

Creating Keyboard Shortcuts in AutoCAD Electrical - use 'command aliases' command to locate, edit files, hover over icon to view full command name, or create backup of acad.pgp file, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, May 6, 2013

What's New in AutoCAD Electrical 2014 - access design files from Autodesk 360, edit, share work, check design feed notifications, metric panel libraries, integration with Inventor, Miles Nicholson, CADline, Apr 16, 2013

Adding Wire Numbers to Symbols - add _X#TERM## attribute in AutoCAD Electrical to avoid showing wire number at each wire connection, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, Apr 8, 2013

Presetting the Surfer's Zoom Distance in AutoCAD Electrical - select sample panel footprint, save zoom in/out buttons as required, delete footprint, save template, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, Mar 8, 2013

Breaking the wd.env File Down Line By Line - setting global variables, exploring wd.env file for setting up multi-user environment in AutoCAD Electrical, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, Feb 12, 2013

AutoCAD Electrical - Wire from/to Annotation on the Schematic - APPLOAD AutoLISP utility, type OTHER_END command to insert annotation, reposition texts, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, Feb 6, 2013

Verifying Your Projects Settings - AutoCAD Electrical tip, Jared Bunch, Point-to-Point, Feb 5, 2013

Understanding and Customizing Electrical's Ladder Reference Numbers (MLR) - checking AutoCAD block attributes, MLR block settings, adding sheet numbers, geometry, texts, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, Jan 27, 2013

Title Block Update - Merging Multiple Fields into One Attribute - turn TITLE attribute into multi-line attribute, set multiple line attributes width in AutoCAD Electrical, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, Jan 16, 2013

Company Wire Numbering - Advancing Wire Numbers by One - modifying main ladder reference block in AutoCAD Electrical, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, Jan 16, 2013

Updating All Drawing Settings Using Excel - choose drawings settings radio button in AutoCAD Electrical, select location for Excel file, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, Jan 15, 2013

AutoCAD Electrical's Title Block Update - Previous/Next Sheet Numbers - LISP utility to find previous, next drawing sheet number assignments, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, Jan 14, 2013

AutoCAD Electrical's Title Block Update - Mapping Project Wide Revisions - making blocks auto update in project's drawings, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, Jan 5, 2013

2012

Block Replacements & Swap/Update Blocks - understanding mapping spreadsheet, AutoCAD Electrical block name mapping, using swap/update block option, Miles Nicholson, CADline, Dec 20, 2012

Certain Express Tools Do Not Function in AutoCAD Electrical 2013 - type appload at the command line, add express tools in startup suite dialog, Micro Concepts, Dec 11, 2012

SolidWorks Electrical Takes on AutoCAD, Pt 3 - unlike in AutoCAD Electrical, relational database manages components, wire list for both schematic drawings, 3D wiring model in SolidWorks Electrical, Steve Wolfe, Graphic Speak, Nov 14, 2012

SolidWorks Electrical Takes on AutoCAD, Pt 1 - exploring history, capabilities of AutoCAD Electrical, Steve Wolfe, Graphic Speak, Oct 31, 2012

SolidWorks Electrical Takes on AutoCAD, Pt 2 - SolidWorks Electrical can design using single-line diagrams, then create associated multi-line diagrams, can copy whole sections of circuit, Steve Wolfe, Graphic Speak, Nov 7, 2012

Block Names in AutoCAD Electrical - block naming convention for schematic components, Pat Murnen, Point-to-Point, Oct 2, 2012

INST & LOC Codes Honor Wildcards When Searching - generating report of all components that are not on machine using AutoCAD Electrical, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, Oct 7, 2012

Controlling What Table is Selected For Catalog Lookup - based on block name or value contained in WDBLKNAM attribute in AutoCAD Electrical block, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, Oct 11, 2012

AutoCAD Electrical: Modifying the Source and Destination Symbols - hide wire number, make source XREF attribute values wrap, Todd Schmoock, Synergis, Oct 22, 2012

AutoCAD Electrical 2013 Hangs or Locks Up (Project Wide Dialog - Surfer) - Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, Sep 5, 2012

PLC Cards Randomly Adding Additional Lines - take care of PLC scale, drawing properties in AutoCAD Electrical, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, July 19, 2012

Mass DWG Save-As Back to an Older Release - setting up custom conversion style in AutoCAD Electrical, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, June 27, 2012

Using the Wire Gap Feature in Place of From/To Arrows - AutoCAD Electrical tutorial, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, June 11, 2012

Customizing Circuit Builder - How the Circuit is Built, Pt 3 - link each circuit element option to action in spreadsheet in AutoCAD Electrical, Point-to-Point, June 5, 2012

Where are the 2 Pole Components? - creating multi-pole symbol in AutoCAD Electrical, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, May 30, 2012

Quick Tip #1 - Keeping Perspective While Using Symbol Builder - attach drawing for reference tobuild desired block in AutoCAD Electrical, Jared Bunch, Point-to-Point, May 1, 2012

Mass Changes to Source/Destination Arrows - AutoCAD Electrical tutorial, Terminal AutoCAD, May 11, 2012

Customizing Circuit Builder - Controlling the Dialogs, Pt 2 - AutoCAD Electrical tutorial, Pat Murnen, Point-to-Point, Apr 3, 2012

Hidden Wires and Wire Numbers - workaround is making layer non-printing layer in AutoCAD Electrical, Terminal AutoCAD, Apr 18, 2012

Changing a Ladder Reference Style Project Wide - changing style from default 'numbers only' to 'sheet and numbers' in AutoCAD Electrical, Terminal AutoCAD, Apr 10, 2012

More AutoCAD Electrical 2013 New Features - option to install Autodesk Exchange Apps, 3rd party apps, list of manufacturers, symbol libraries, updated cloud services commands, Terminal AutoCAD, Apr 9, 2012

Auto Trim Wires from the PLC I/O Utility - AutoCAD Electrical tip, Terminal AutoCAD, Apr 5, 2012

Closed Project Folders Return After a Restart - lastproj.fil - file controls projects listed in Project Manger, keeps running list of all recently opened projects in AutoCAD Electrical, Terminal AutoCAD, Apr 3, 2012

AutoCAD Electrical 2013 New Features - marking menu included, project manager includes drag and drop, use of project subfolders, Terminal AutoCAD, Mar 27, 2012

Getting Rid of the ViewCube - turns off ViewCube in 2D wireframe in AutoCAD Electrical, Terminal AutoCAD, Mar 22, 2012

Set the Default Project Folder - AutoCAD Electrical tutorial, Nicole Morris, Ketiv, Mar 15, 2012

2011

Adding User Created Attributes to Reports in Electrical - including color attribute in BOM report in AutoCAD Electrical, Stan Wile, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Dec 22, 2011

Changing a Ladder Reference Style Project Wide - AutoCAD Electrical - updating each drawings format, swapping ladder reference block, updating reference numbers, ladders, Stan Wile, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, May 26, 2011

AutoCAD Electrical 2012 Announced - enhanced library of standards, streamlined schematic component updating, duplicate tag check for panels, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Mar 23, 2011

Circuit Builder, Switching From AWG To Metric Wire Sizes, AutoCAD Electrical - defining alternate electric standard, add NEC-MM2 entry, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Jan 31, 2011

 

2010

Automatic Wire Annotation from Schematic to W/D, Pt 1 - AutoCAD Electrical tutorial, annotation of panel wiring diagram representations with real-time schematic wire connection data, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Dec 8, 2010

Add Connection Point to an Existing Component - AutoCAD Electrical tutorial, Nicole Morris, Ketiv, Dec 7, 2010

Command Substitution Example - AutoCAD Electrical tutorial, substituting your version of command for one called from the stock AutoCAD ribbon UI, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Dec 3, 2010

Tutorial - Mapping Schematic Components to Panel Layout - AutoCAD Electrical - step-by-step illustration of how AutoCAD Electrical maps schematic components/part number assignments back to panel layouts, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Oct 26, 2010

AutoCAD Electrical: Change Default Catalog Lookup Filters - changing default filters for Insert Component command's database lookup, _LISTBOX_DEF, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Oct 20, 2010

Tutorial - Terminal Strip Editor Pt 3 - AutoCAD Electrical - assigning groups of schematic terminals to triple-level terminal blocks on panel layout representation, selecting catalog code assignment, Entrelec, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Oct 19, 2010 (also see Pt 1Pt 2)

Tutorial - Terminal Strip Editor (Pt 2) - AutoCAD Electrical - terminal block management, panel layout drawing, launching terminal strip editor tool, selecting layout preview tab, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Oct 18, 2010 (also see Pt 1)

Tutorial - Terminal Strip Management (Pt 1) - AutoCAD Electrical - inserting/tracking terminal assignments in electrical schematics, terminal strip editor tool, types of schematic terminal symbols, fence, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Oct 16, 2010

Tutorial - Using Excel with AutoCAD Electrical - (Pt 5 - PLC I/O Desc Addr Updates) - opening PLCIODESC sheet, editing I/O address for each point, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Oct 10, 2010 (also see Pt 1, Pt 2, Pt 3, Pt 4)

Insert Circuit - Dynamically Pairing Of Unique Wire Source/Dest Codes - AutoCAD Electrical - auto-tagging, project-wide check on source/dest codes, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Sep 29, 2010

Move/Show Attribute: Flipping to Show Mode When No Geometry to Pick - AutoCAD Electrical - show-mode when block insert consists just attributes, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Sep 25, 2010

Semi-Auto Execution of a 'User Post' - AutoCAD Electrical - eliminating repetitive picks, pre-selecting one/more options in 'User Post' dialog, pre-selecting totally suppress display of the options dialog, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Sep 2, 2010

Updating Drawings from Scratch Database Edits - AutoCAD Electrical - alternate to Excel, updating project drawing set, selecting from project MDB tool, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Aug 19, 2010

Tutorial - Using Excel with AutoCAD Electrical Pt 4 - Wire Numbers - editing wire number assignments from WNUM sheet, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Aug 17, 2010 (also see Pt 1, Pt 2, Pt 3)

Tutorial - Using Excel with AutoCAD Electrical - Pt 3 - adding custom attribute columns to Excel, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Aug 15, 2010 (also see Pt 1, Pt 2)

Tutorial - Using Excel with AutoCAD Electrical, Pt 2 - block swapping from Excel edits, functioning, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Aug 12, 2010 (also see Pt 1)

Tutorial - Using Excel with AutoCAD Electrical, Pt 1 - AutoCAD Electrical feature overview, re-cycling copied project, Excel to edit copied drawing set, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Aug 11, 2010

Adding Custom Option to Insert WBlock Circuit Command - AutoCAD Electrical - accessing trace mode to insert circuit, insert WBlock circuit, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Aug 2, 2010

QSELECT Driving PROPERTIES Command - AutoCAD Electrical - changing actual text height, Quick Select mode, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, July 11, 2010

Tutorial: Basics Of 'Smart' Panel Layout Pt 3 - AutoCAD Electrical - adding motor starters to your custom enclosure design, control schematics, giving panel items temporary aliased tag-ID names, adding catalog part numbers, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, June 30, 2010 (see also Pt 1Pt 2)

User-Post: Import Component Descriptions Into Cable From/To Reports - AutoCAD Electrical - AutoLISP program, finding folder, editing dialog source file, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, June 25, 2010

Tutorial - Basics of Smart Panel Layout - Pt 2 - AutoCAD Electrical - linking control schematics to panel layouts, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, June 23, 2010

Tutorial - Basics of Smart Panel Layout - Pt 1 - AutoCAD Electrical - control schematics, defining interconnected wiring between control devices, right clicking SAFETY OKAY, Insert/Edit Component dialog displayed, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, June 22, 2010

AutoCAD Electrical: Supplied Manufacturers and Libraries - symbol libraries, handling migration from one release to another, using migration utility, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Jun 14, 2010

Tutorial - Setting Up New Device Pin List-AutoCAD Electrical - contact and pin assignment tracking features, launching the 'Pin List Database Editor' tool, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, May 9, 2010

Tutorial - AutoCAD Electrical and Contact Pin Assignments - component tagging, catalog part number assignment, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, May 6, 2010

Spreadsheet -> PLC I/O Generator Utility - Tracing with Visual Lisp Debugger - Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Feb 17, 2010

Automation of PLC I/O Drawings - AutoCAD Electrical - overview of AutoCAD Electrical's Excel spreadsheet, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Feb 11, 2010

Align Attribute Utility - repositioning attribute to left side of each symbol in column of terminal block inserts in AutoCAD Electrical, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Feb 10, 2010

Who Knew? Where to Find the AutoCAD Solids Creation and Editing Commands in AutoCAD MEP 2010 - adding 'Solids' tab to ribbon of current workspace, Jill Bernhardt, The BIM Bulletin, Feb 4, 2010

Multiple Users on a Single AutoCAD Electrical Project - Q and A - file name of local project's scratch database file, project database update, dividing large project, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Jan 28, 2010

Electrical - Quick View Drawings video or audio - AutoCAD Electrical tutorial, CAD Geek Speak!, Jan 21, 2010

AutoCAD Electrical - Rename Catalog Headers video or audio - CAD Geek Speak!, Jan 21, 2010

Electrical - Creating Ladder Templates video or audio - AutoCAD Electrical tutorial, CAD Geek Speak!, Jan 7, 2010

 

2009

Electrical - In's and Out's of Surfer video or audio - using surfer command in AutoCAD Electrical, CAD Geek Speak!, Nov 26, 2009

Panel Components - Mount and Group Codes - AutoCAD Electrical tutorial, CAD Geek Speak!, Nov 19, 2009

Overview of Simple BOM Reporting - AutoCAD Electrical - querying different databases to create various AutoCAD Electrical BOM reports, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Nov 19, 2009

Enhanced Wire Number Tags Based on Connected Components - AutoCAD Electrical - modifying wire number tags based upon connected component tag-ID at each end, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Nov 12, 2009

PLC I/O Drawing Generator - Pre-Defining Wire Numbers - AutoCAD Electrical - adding new option to 'spreadsheet to PLC I/O' drawing generator tool, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Nov 6, 2009

Vertical SCOOT Work-Around - AutoCAD Electrical - workaround is to add dummy vertical wire connection attribute to symbol, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Oct 26, 2009

Zoom to Handle' Utility - AutoCAD Electrical - finding, zooming to given entity using its handle number, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Oct 15, 2009

AutoCAD Electrical 2010 - Insert Ladders - video, inserting ladder diagram into drawing, YouTube, Oct 8, 2009

Nate's Simple AutoLISP - Lesson 6 - attribute definition order, entity sorting, entmake, ATTDEF creation order & attribute display order, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Sep 26, 2009

'Super' Project Manager Utility - AutoCAD Electrical - creating, managing sub-projects within overall 'super' project set of AutoCAD Electrical drawings, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Sep 21, 2009

Circuit Builder - Leveraging AutoCAD's 'Group' Concept - AutoCAD Electrical - Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Sep 10, 2009

Nate's Simple AutoLISP - Lesson 5 - using, changing existing block insert instance, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Sep 1, 2009

Using the Multi-Connection Sequence Terminal Symbol - AutoCAD Electrical - Single in-line symbol representing series of 6 daisy-chained terminals, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Aug 27, 2009

Circuit Builder Configure Mode - Adding a 'Pick From Icon Menu' Selection - enabling icon menu picks from within circuit builder using AutoCAD Electrical, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Aug 24, 2009

Circuit Builder - Embedding Custom Calls in the Spreadsheet - AutoCAD Electrical - customizing behavior of circuit builder tool, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Aug 23, 2009

Dual Range Component Tagging: Power vs. Control - AutoCAD Electrical - setting up different component tagging sequentials, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Aug 20, 2009

Dual Range Wire Number Tagging: Power vs. Control - AutoCAD Electrical - setting up different wire tagging sequential for power wiring vs. control wiring, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Aug 17, 2009

Wire Number Tagging Based Upon 'Wire Type' - AutoCAD Electrical - using 'wire numbers' command, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Aug 16, 2009

How to Execute a LISP Function, All DWGs/Project-Wide - AutoCAD Electrical - using 'project-wide utilities' command, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Aug 13, 2009

User Enhancement to Spreadsheet-to-PLC I/O Drawing Tool - AutoCAD Electrical - customizing wdio.lsp utility, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Aug 12, 2009

User Creates Custom 'Add New Drawing' Tool - AutoCAD Electrical - creating AutoLISP function, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Aug 9, 2009

Support File Finder - AutoCAD Electrical - AutoLISP functions find all standard AutoCAD support paths, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Aug 4, 2009

Overview of AutoCAD Electrical's WDATA Table - Intermediate Wire Network Data Table - Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Jul 27, 2009

Using the AutoCAD Electrical Circuit Builder for Other Stuff - overview of workflow, breaking down support files, setting up custom templates, linking to API calls, Rob Stein, Autodesk University 2008

Setting Up Autodesk Productstream for AutoCAD Electrical - creating item properties in Productstream to import AutoCAD Electrical project LINEx data, bill of material data, controlling revisions of project releases using Productstream, Randy Brunette, Autodesk University 2008

AutoCAD Electrical Power Tools for Power Users - wiring information for panel drawings, using Excel to update, manipulate drawings, setting up pin lists to automatically assign pins to components based on catalog information, Rob Stein, Autodesk University 2008

AutoCAD Electrical: Unleash the Spreadsheet - automating interconnect wire diagrams, building PLC documentation, controlling saved circuits, importing, exporting to Inventor routed systems, Nicole Morris, Autodesk University 2008

Propagating AutoLISP Variables Drawing to Drawing - The ( vl-propagate...) Function - using blackboard, propagate methods in AutoCAD Electrical, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Jul 16, 2009

Catalog Subassemblies - designating main assembly, creating list item in AutoCAD Electrical 2010, Ketiv, Jul 9, 2009

MText Substring Find/Replace Utility - AutoCAD Electrical tutorial, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Jul 15, 2009

Change Utility from Single Operation to Drawing-Wide - AutoCAD Electrical - generating specially-formatted wire number, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Jul 10, 2009

Electrical Adding Assemblies to the Catalog - AutoCAD Electrical tutorial, CAD Geek Speak!, Jul 2, 2009

Attribute Writes to Non-Opened Drawings - AutoLISP utility for active drawing to find attribute tag 'COLOR' with some value, mapping new value to it, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, Jul 5, 2009

Pushing Xdata Out to Non-Opened AutoCAD Electrical Drawings - showing extended entity data on project scratch database file, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, Jun 21, 2009

Working with Wire Types AutoCAD Electrical - renaming column headers for wire type dialog boxes, CAD Geek Speak!, Jun 18, 2009

AutoCAD Electrical's Report Customization - The 'User Post' - creating user post for viewing cable's catalog assignment for every core/conductor, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, Jun 15, 2009

Mass Update - Attribute Re-Namer Tool - AutoCAD Electrical - AutoLISP utility scans all block inserts on active drawing, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, May 20, 2009

Add Wire Information to Footprints - using wire annotation tool in AutoCAD Electrical, CAD Geek Speak!, May 7, 2009

IEC-Style Wire Numbering - AutoCAD Electrical - adding IEC-style 'INST/LOC' prefix to each wire number, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, Apr 13, 2009

Quick Customize Right-Click Menus - AutoCAD Electrical - placing 'delete component' command at bottom of right-click menu, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, Apr 10, 2009

Adding a Special Cross-ref Capability to AutoCAD Electrical - cross-referencing schematic parent symbol onto panel footprint, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, Mar 24, 2009

Importing Wire Types from a Master Schematic - AutoCAD Electrical - using AutoLISP utility, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, Mar 3, 2009

Generic Title Block Update Tool - AutoCAD Electrical - changing text width of attributed text entity, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, Mar 10, 2009

2008

Auto Title Block Update using 'Diesel' Fields - AutoCAD Electrical - Nate Holt, Manufacturing Community, Dec 13, 2008

Auto-Create Project-Specific Catalog Lookup Database - AutoCAD Electrical - Nate Holt, Manufacturing Community, Dec, 2008

Renaming Column Heading in Reports - AutoCAD Electrical - getting required column heading information on BOM, INCAT CAD Geek, Dec 11, 2008

Swapping Blocks with AutoCAD Electrical - guidelines for using  Swap/Update block tool, INCAT CAD Geek, Dec 4, 2008

AutoCAD MEP Electrical Devices - A Quick Spin - step-by-step procedures to create device styles, David Butts, The MEP CAD Engineer, Nov 19, 2008

Customizing Project Manager Window - AutoCAD Electrical - settings for each drawing file name listed with information, Nate Holt, Manufacturing Community, Nov 13, 2008

Processing Multiple Sub-Projects - AutoCAD Electrical - split large project to manageable sub-projects, Nate Holt, Manufacturing Community, Nov 11, 2008

Boosting AutoLISP Performance - various LISP functions like cons, append, foreach, nth, number for significant improvement using AutoCAD electrical, Nate Holt, Manufacturing Community, Nov 7, 2008

Vault Management for AutoCAD Electrical - Whole Project Management - video shows whole project check-in with Vault in AutoCAD Electrical, INCAT CAD Geek, Nov 3, 2008

Reformat Wire From/To Report Into a Tallied Wire Count Report - AutoCAD Electrical - create custom reports, Nate Holt, Manufacturing Community, Oct 31, 2008

Nate's Simple AutoLISP - Lesson 4 - code routines to customize tasks for AutoCAD electrical, Nate Holt, Manufacturing Community, Oct 21, 2008

User-Post to Import Component Descriptions Into Wire From/To Reports - AutoCAD Electrical - Nate Holt, Manufacturing Community, Oct 21, 2008

Pushing Wiretype Settings to Signal Arrows - AutoCAD Electrical - modifying library symbols to include new target attributes, creating AutoLISP utility to find wiretype data, Nate Holt, Manufacturing Community, Oct 9, 2008

Software Switch Cuts Project-Cycle Time by 75% - moving to AutoCAD electrical from basic AutoCAD, improving design process, increasing productivity, Cadalyst, Sep 26, 2008

Dumb Graphics Converted to Smart AutoCAD Electrical Drawings - simple conversion, link description text entities, pin text, add wire connections, add symbol's geometry, Nate Holt, Manufacturing Community, Sep 11, 2008

Undoing 'Do Not Show Me This Again' - AutoCAD Electrical - Nate Holt, Manufacturing Community, Aug 27, 2008

AutoCAD Electrical: Publish/Plot - step-by-step procedure for plotting in AutoCAD Electrical 2008, Renata Pfeifer, AUGI, Aug 25, 2008

Auto-Adjust Drawing Index Report - AutoCAD Electrical - expansion of control system by leaving unused sheet numbers in project drawing set, setting up dwglst.lsp user post utility, Nate Holt, Manufacturing Community, July 10, 2008

Circuit Generation by Layer Combos - AutoCAD Electrical - exposing/hiding combinations of layered sub-circuit options, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, May 21, 2008

Concatenations in Title Block Update - AutoCAD Electrical - using AutoLISP utility and title block update command, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, May 2, 2008

AutoCAD Electrical Tips - updating project database, resolving error with having two numbers in Source arrow box, more, Renata Pfeifer, AUGI, Apr 2008 (may require free registration)

Match Wire Number Text to Wire Color - AutoCAD Electrical - using AutoLISP utility in AutoCAD Electrical API, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, Apr 22, 2008

Extra Wire Number Display - AutoCAD Electrical - adding visible attribute to electrical component symbol, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, Apr 5, 2008

Voltage Drop and Green - AutoCAD Electrical - AutoLISP utility for calculating voltage drop loss in wiring of motor, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, Mar 20, 2008

Backwards Tagging From Child to Parent - AutoCAD Electrical - reversing workflow of parent/child insertion, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, Mar 16, 2008

Troubleshoot Missing Icon Menu Images - AutoCAD Electrical - Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, Mar 16, 2008

Calc Motor FLA and Starter Size - AutoCAD Electrical - auto-calculating minimum starter size using motwire.lsp utility, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, Mar 8, 2008

Simple Drawing Parser Using AutoLISP - listing all layers defined in drawing in AutoCAD Electrical, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, Mar 5, 2008

Tackling Text in AutoCAD Electrical - using project-wide update/retag tool to deal with font size and style issues, Stan Wile, Cadalyst, Feb 1, 2008

Unconventional Use of Wire Gaps - AutoCAD Electrical - using check/repair gap pointers command, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, Feb 26, 2008

Auto-Adjust Drawing Index Report - AutoCAD Electrical - running customized dwglst.lsp 'user post' utility, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, Feb 22, 2008

Drawing List Report and 'User Post' Example - AutoCAD Electrical - inserting custom code into dwglst.lsp file, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, Feb 19, 2008

Simple Conduit Fill Calculations/Reports - creating simple project-wide conduit report in AutoCAD Electrical, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, Feb 3, 2008

Working With AutoCAD Electrical Project Files - using 'spreadsheet PLC I/O utility settings' tool for automating I/O drawings, Renata Pfeifer, AUGI, Jan 2008 (may require free registration)

How to Default to Fixed Component Tag IDs - AutoCAD Electrical - change and save attribute definition in symbol library, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, Dec 30, 2007

Mapping the User Fields in AutoCAD Electrical to the Productstream Item Properties - displaying internal part number being used to search for components, CADgneto, Jan 2, 2008

2007

Resetting Project Properties to the Drawing - making AutoCAD Electrical projects will allow all drawings to follow same standard, CADgneto, Dec 29, 2007

Comparing Setting Between Drawing and Project - using SETTING COMPARE command, CADgneto, Dec 29, 2007

Control of Pin Text Size in Graphical Cross-referencing - AutoCAD Electrical - Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, Nov 20, 2007

Terminal Strip Editor Gets Update - executing Terminal Strip Editor command in AutoCAD Electrical 2008, Randy J. Brunette, AUGI, Nov 2007 (may require free registration)

AutoCAD Electrical: Project-related Files - using *.wdd extension and ratings for creating consistent descriptions and bilingual text, Renata Pfeifer, AUGI, Oct 2007 (may require free registration)

Presetting Your Surfer 'Zoom' Factor - AutoCAD Electrical - saving zoom magnification factor, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, Sep 14, 2007

AutoCAD Electrical: Cable Teamwork - exploring wire fan in/out tool and cable marker symbols, Randy Brunette, AUGI, Sep 2007 (requires free registration)

Environment Comparisons - AutoCAD Electrical tutorial, Randy Brunette, CADLearning, Sep 2007

User Interface & Help System - AutoCAD Electrical tutorial, Randy Brunette, CADLearning, Sep 2007

Symbol Libraries and Search Paths - AutoCAD Electrical tutorial, Randy Brunette, CADLearning, Sep 2007

Constructing an AutoCAD Electrical Project "Zip" Utility - AutoLISP code to activate command-line version, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, Sep 14, 2007

Updating Drawing Set Parameters from the Project's "Scratch Database" - AutoCAD Electrical - editing database file, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, Sep 11, 2007

AutoCAD Electrical: Project-related Files - creating wire color/gauge labels using project file, Renata Pfeifer, AUGI, Aug 2007 (may require free registration)

SS->PLC I/O Utility - Adding Auto Title Block Update - AutoCAD Electrical - modifying the wdio.lsp utility, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, Aug 18, 2007

European-style Terminal/Cable Connection Charts - AutoCAD Electrical - creating a blank drawing chart form, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, July 17, 2007

Something New for AutoCAD Electrical - exploring new interface, icon menu wizard enhancements, adding new icons, Randy J. Brunette, AUGI, July 2007 (may require free registration)

Surf the Bill of Material a.k.a. BOM - using surfer tool in AutoCAD Electrical 2008, CADgneto, July 12, 2007

Matching Cable Tag-IDs to Connected Components - AutoCAD Electrical - Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, July 3, 2007

AutoCAD Electrical: Installation & Location Codes - locating the components using installation and location codes, Renata Pfeifer, AUGI, June 2007 (may require free registration)

Auto Wire Number Tag Removal on Cabled Wire Networks - AutoCAD Electrical - using AutoLISP utility involving API, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, June 14, 2007

Flipping Attribute Justification On a Mass Scale - AutoCAD Electrical - AutoLISP utility to flip the visible attribute to RJT, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, June 13, 2007

Customizing the Drawing Index Sheet - AutoCAD Electrical - modifying the drawing list report's 'User Post' utility to place gaps in listings, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, June 1, 2007

Vectoring Existing Projects to Reference AutoCAD Electrical 2008 Libraries - LISP utility to change, find or replace sections of a path, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, May 30, 2007

Flipping to In-line Wire Number Tags - AutoCAD Electrical - using toggle-to-inline tool in API for flipping, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, May 8, 2007

AutoCAD Electrical: Compatibility Issues - editing non Electrical drawings using AutoCAD Electrical, Randy J. Brunette, AUGI, May 2007 (may require free registration)

Titleblock Update - Previous / Next Sheet Numbers - AutoCAD Electrical - inserting AutoLISP code in mapping file and linking it to a title block attribute, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, April 13, 2007

Tracing Polyline-Connected Components - AutoCAD Electrical - using application programming interface to create a from/to report, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, April 11, 2007

What's New in AutoCAD Electrical 2008 - enhancements to icon menu wizard, parametric twisted pair symbol, terminal strip editor, PLC I/O libraries, more, Autodesk, April 2007 pdf

Recovering Corrupted Wiring in AutoCAD Electrical - Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, April 5, 2007

Making the Part Number Fit the Relay Contacts Used - AutoCAD Electrical - Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, April 2, 2007

Capable, Valuable, AutoCAD Electrical - updating title block to change the line labels in all the drawings, Renata Pfeifer, AUGI, April 2007 (may require free registration)

Why the Heck is Windows Media Photo Tied to AutoCAD Electrical ?! - open AutoCAD Electrical project ".wdp" file in Notepad or modify registry settings, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, March 23, 2007

Smart Title Block Swapping with AutoCAD Electrical - swapping out entire title block/drawing borders, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, March 22, 2007

Component Tagging by "Pick Order" in AutoCAD Electrical - Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, March 16, 2007

Terminal Plan Report - Controlling the 'Field' Wiring Side in AutoCAD Electrical - marking internal/external connections, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, March 13, 2007

Meet AutoCAD Electrical - based on AutoCAD, ACE is for control system design and creating electrical drawings, Randy J Brunette, AUGI, March 2007 (may require free registration)

Auto-mapping "Power" and "Control" Contact Pin Assignments in AutoCAD Electrical - Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, March 8, 2007

Enhancing AutoCAD Electrical's Tabular Terminal Strip Layout - including cable catalog number using AutoLISP utility, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, March 7, 2007

Bypassing AutoCAD Electrical's Automatic Wire tag-ID Assignments - using user customization tool set and API function, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, March 6, 2007

1-line Diagrams and Linked MCC Layouts: AutoCAD Electrical - linking 1-line diagrams and MCC using custom "child" library symbol, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, February 22, 2007

Creating Special Wire From/To Annotation - AutoCAD Electrical - Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, February 21, 2007

Writing to Block Attributes in Un-opened Drawings - Example App - adding new INST/LOC values of an AutoCAD Electrical drawing, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, February 6, 2007

AutoCAD Electrical's Modify Symbol Lib Util - Pushing it Beyond Its Limits - a program to rotate and reposition, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, February 5, 2007

Linking AutoCAD Custom Drawing Props Back to AcadE Proj Mgr - using AutoLISP utility to push values back in AutoCAD Electrical, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, February 2, 2007

When One Tag-ID Isn't Enough - adding COPYTAG attributes and %T parameter in AutoCAD Electrical, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, February 2, 2007

Comparing Project Defaults to All Drawings at Once - using AutoCAD Electrical utility to compare files in Excel, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, January 22, 2007

Incrementing Line References - Customizing the "User" Symbol - changing the appearance of the line reference symbol in AutoCAD Electrical, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, January 12, 2007

Plotting a Project to PDF in ACADe - publishing DWG to PDF, CADgneto, January 9, 2007

How to Pull the 10 'User' Attributes on a Wire Number into the From/To Report - Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, January 10, 2007

2006

Wire From/To - Limiting to Certain Component Type - modifying user post utility in AutoCAD Electrical for limiting the wire connections, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, December 29, 2006

Catalog Lookup - Browsing on Internal vs. Manufacturers Part Numbers - swap the CATALOG and USER1 field values to select the internal part number in AutoCAD Electrical, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, December 20, 2006

Altering the Twist in Twisted-pair Symbols - using ACE_OFFSET attribute in AutoCAD Electrical 2007 to alter the height of the twist parametrically, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, December 13, 2006

How to Alias AutoCAD Electrical Commands Using the ACAD.PGP File - making keyboard shortcuts for insert component, edit component, insert wire, and scoot commands, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, December 3, 2006

Multi-wire Bus Command - Gimme 4 - setting Multi-wire bus command to start up with four wires to insert as default in AutoCAD Electrical, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, December 1, 2006

Wild Card Filtering in Reports - list of AutoLISP-supported wild-card characters in AutoCAD Electrical, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, November 28, 2006

Multi-Language Electrical Component Tagging - Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, October 2006

PLC I/O Wire Numbering based upon "Slot" + I/O Pin Number - using AutoCAD Electrical application programming interface to identify the connected PLC I/O module, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, September 2006

Catalog Lookup - Table Name Confusion - using catalog table in AutoCAD Electrical, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, September 2006

Edit Wire Number - Tip - keeping the "edit wire number dialog" near your AutoCAD Electrical drawing, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, August 2006

Angles to Dots - AutoLISP utility to convert angled tee marker symbols to generic "dot" symbols in an AutoCAD Electrical drawing, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, August 2006

Special PLC Address-Based Wire Numbers - using PLC modules tag-ID, the I/O point's address, and the tag and pin number of the component in AutoCAD Electrical, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, July 2006

Adding Unused Core/Conductors to Cable From/To Report - using cablecon.lsp and cablecon.dcl files with "User Post" function to add unused data to Cable From/To Report in AutoCAD Electrical, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, June 2006

Dual Catalog Lookup: Preferred and Everything Else - AutoCAD Electrical's dual-file catalog can result in a quick lookup for often used parts and a full catalog for every thing else, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, July 2006

Bend Wires in AutoCAD Electrical 2007 - introduce bends into schematics, CADgneto, July 10, 2006

Customized INSERT PLC Module Command - using AutoLISP code to insert the module and graphical style #3 in AutoCAD Electrical, Nate Holt, Controlling the Machine, July 2006

Choosing the Right Wire Layer - inserting a wire on its proper layer in AutoCAD Electrical 2007, CADgneto, July 3, 2006

Wire Layer Control - AutoCAD Electrical 2007 has new "Create/Edit wire Type feature" for creating layer for the wires quickly, CADgneto, June 24, 2006

Multi-Level Bill of Material - view structure of assembly with parts in Autodesk Inventor, CADgneto, June 24, 2006

Design Panel Layouts - creating a 3D wireframes for components in AutoCAD Electrical, David Lynch, Cadalyst, May 9, 2006

AutoCAD Electrical Title Block Link - setting up the WDT file to update title block of a drawing or project quickly, CADgneto, February 9, 2006

Creating a Circuit in ACADe - create a circuit with AutoCAD Electrical without using the tools, CADgneto, February 1, 2006

Wires Color Setting for ACADe - create a tool palette icon to link it to a selected layer wire in AutoCAD Electrical, CADgneto, January 17, 2006

How to Purge in AutoCAD Electrical? - use Project-Wide Utilities command to purge the blocks in your project, CADgneto, January 10, 2006

2005

Plot Project - plot your project in AutoCAD Electrical, CADgneto, December 25, 2005

Generic Paper Sizes - increasing the choices of paper sizes in AutoCAD Electrical by modifying the file for paper size, CADgneto, December 25, 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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