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SeanFarr
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Multi-Conductor Cable Representation

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08-20-2013 08:33 AM

Good Day,

 

I am having quite a time trying to represent a 30 Multi-Conductor Cable on a drawing. I am an extreme beginner to AutoCAD, let alone the Electrical version. I have been getting by drawing by drawing, but now I can't seem to figure this out.

 

My manager wants this 30 multi-conductor cable to run to 3 separate terminal block sections. I am not working on layers or anything technical like that. Just want a simple drawing to represent the cable feeding the terminal blocks, (not connected with a T-dot)

 

I found this thread here, but it is way over my head. I don't understand the terminology, although it is what I require.

 

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/AutoCAD-Electrical/Fan-in-Fan-out-tutorial/m-p/1820380/highlight/true#...

 

Can anyone provide a video or tutorial on how to fan in or fan out wires? My drawing is attached and a pic of the sketch I am trying to duplicate

 

Thanks!!

 

 

Sean Farr
Product Designer at TESInc.ca

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SeanFarr
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Re: Multi-Conductor Cable Representation

08-21-2013 10:46 AM in reply to: SeanFarr

Anybody have a few minutes to take a screen capture or video of how to apply fan in/fan out feature in AutoCAD Electrical?

 

Thanks!

Sean Farr
Product Designer at TESInc.ca

Inventor Professional 2014-Update 2 - AutoCAD Electrical 2014
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alljones
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Re: Multi-Conductor Cable Representation

08-22-2013 12:24 AM in reply to: SeanFarr

Hi Sean

 

Have a look at Doug’s site, http://www.ecadconsultant.com/

 

He has a very good tips / tricks section which was a complete god send when I was learning, I’m certain there is a section for fan in/fan out of wires in the How To's section

Best Regards

 

Allan

Tech Safe Systems Ltd

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SeanFarr
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Re: Multi-Conductor Cable Representation

08-22-2013 05:16 AM in reply to: alljones

Thanks for the reply,

 

I have been through his tutorial and am still unsure, I have read and re-read the parapgraph he has written, but I think he explains more on how to create the multi-conductor wire on a specific layer for tracking and documentation.

 

i just need to visually show that wire coming off a wire are not connected ( with a T-Dot), that it is just a separate wire branching off (round, fillet won't work to show this)

 

I would like to represent this:

 

round.png

 

but I can get it this which isn't correct, and I can manually add a small arch and cop and paste this in each section, but there has to be a way to round the connection??

 

t-dot.png

Sean Farr
Product Designer at TESInc.ca

Inventor Professional 2014-Update 2 - AutoCAD Electrical 2014
Win7-x64 | ASUS P8Z77-V | i7 3770 -3.4 GHz | 32GB RAM |
240GB SSD | nVidia GTX 670 4GB - 320.49

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