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rjtcm1
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ISA Standard Loop Drawings using PLCIO Utility ?

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01-20-2004 07:13 AM
Has anyone out there had any success generating ISA Standard Loop Drawings using the PLCIO Utility or any other technique ?
I would like to use any WD/ACAD E utility as much as possible without having to reinvent the wheel.
I've been given a different technique, but it requires too much work on the front end, outside of WD/ACAD E.
If anyone knows of a way to use a standard utility within the tool - or to massage that utility, please point me in the right direction.
Thanks
rjtcm1
*Nate Holt \(Autodesk\)
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Re: ISA Standard Loop Drawings using PLCIO Utility ?

02-06-2004 06:46 AM in reply to: rjtcm1
The current release of AutoCAD Electrical does not include an ISA-type symbol library though, I believe, there are users who have moved in that direction on their own (i.e. creating instrument symbols per the AcadE naming convention, adding the attributes that AcadE looks for, and such). There are two features in AcadE that may be useful to users who want to do this: 1) ability to have a "split TAG" pair of attributes - this works well for ISA instrument bubbles, for example, and 2) ability to have AcadE cross-reference between like devices on different drawing disciplines (the WDTAGALT and WDTYPE attributes) - for example, valve FY100A on an instrument diagram mapping to SV254 on the electrical schematic diagram. For "how to", search the AcadE on-line "Electrical Help Topics" for key words TAG1_PART1 and WDTAGALT respectively. "rjtcm1" wrote in message news:1762058.1076032492829.JavaMail.jive@jiveforum1.autodesk.com... > Has anyone out there had any success generating ISA Standard Loop Drawings using the PLCIO Utility or any other technique ? > I would like to use any WD/ACAD E utility as much as possible without having to reinvent the wheel. > I've been given a different technique, but it requires too much work on the front end, outside of WD/ACAD E. > If anyone knows of a way to use a standard utility within the tool - or to massage that utility, please point me in the right direction. > Thanks > rjtcm1
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rjtcm1
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Re: ISA Standard Loop Drawings using PLCIO Utility ?

02-11-2004 01:39 PM in reply to: rjtcm1
Thanks for the reply N8.
I am going down the path from J.Z.
Now, I don't have the help from S.K.
So, out of necessity, I am becoming the ACADE specialist.
Everyday I am figuring out the tricks.
Our ISA technique looks good so far...
But, I have to post a new question to you + all about the default.mdb structure going forward.
Please see the new posting.
Thanks
rjtcm1

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