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bruceclement
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Need international electrical symbols

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08-27-2012 03:55 PM

I work with an interiors firm that does projects all over the world. There have been a problems with engineers and contractors in other countries not correctly interpreting American electrical plan symbols. For example, there is no such thing as a duplex receptacle in some parts of the world; if you want two wall outlets, you place two symbols on the plan, and the symbols look different from ours. So, the firm would like to have electrical symbol libraries for each region of the world in which they do projects (Middle East, China, Europe, UK, etc.). Where can I find such symbols? Thanks!

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pendean
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Re: Need international electrical symbols

08-28-2012 05:10 AM in reply to: bruceclement

Ask your international partners (surely you work with engineering firms etc.) to sell or contract to share with you their libraries.

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bruceclement
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Re: Need international electrical symbols

09-10-2012 09:23 AM in reply to: pendean

Thanks,

 

I was hoping to find some established, standardized commonly used libraries, rather than piecing together stuff our consultants are using. Time is money.

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pendean
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Re: Need international electrical symbols

09-11-2012 06:17 AM in reply to: bruceclement
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bruceclement
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Re: Need international electrical symbols

09-11-2012 08:56 AM in reply to: pendean

Oh, you like sarcasm, do you?

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Kazo
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Re: Need international electrical symbols

09-17-2012 07:46 PM in reply to: bruceclement

actually i liked Pendeans reply..and it was still helpful at that!!!!

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pendean
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Re: Need international electrical symbols

09-21-2012 02:24 PM in reply to: bruceclement

While the site appears to have been created to be sarcastic, I find that it forces you to read what I typed for a search term and 90% of the time I find it triggers something in the observer to do more on their own and usually find exactly what they want.

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