AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

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*puckett, michael
Message 1 of 15 (229 Views)

About this Electrical package ...

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10-03-2003 05:11 AM
... do future plans include equipment modeling like transformers, mcc's,
panels, junction boxes, heat tracing, cable tray, cable routing, lighting etc.
with appropriate embedded intel, boms, cross referencing etc?

As it stands now it is an incomplete package from my perspective, though I
recognize you have to start somewhere.

Thanks,

Michael.
*Holt, Nate
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Re: About this Electrical package ...

10-03-2003 09:22 AM in reply to: *puckett, michael
Some of what you list is already in the current shipping product including
cross-referencing of parent/child schematic devices (ex: coils/contacts),
linkage between schematic and physical representations of each control
device (ex: motor starter coil/contacts on schematics and physical
representations in a cabinet or MCC), part assignment intelligence, and
various types of BOM and wire/cable report extractions. It is "open" in that
if the content does not fully cover your needs, you can expand it. Since it
relies on standard AutoCAD block/attribute technology to create
"intelligent" schematic and physical panel/wiring diagram layout drawings...
you can create your own custom symbols sets, if desired, and integrate them
into the application.
Employee
reeses
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎10-05-2003
Message 3 of 15 (229 Views)

Re: About this Electrical package ...

10-05-2003 10:40 PM in reply to: *puckett, michael
Hi Michael,
I encourage you to contact your local reseller or call 1-888-225-5842 for more information on attending a detailed AutoCAD Electrical demonstration performed over the web.

Regards,
Scott Reese
*puckett, michael
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10-05-2003 11:15 PM in reply to: *puckett, michael
Thanks Nate, but I am quite aware of what it can do, as I had gone to the
website, downloaded their factoid PDFs etc. What is apparent to me is that
there is no ( 3D ) modeling, and that's the nature of my inquiry. Like I
inferred in my first post, it looks to me like a start, rather than a complete
package.

For those that don't know:

http://tinyurl.com/pvn5

http://tinyurl.com/pvn6

"Nate Holt" wrote in message
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Some of what you list is already in the current shipping product including
cross-referencing of parent/child schematic devices (ex: coils/contacts),
linkage between schematic and physical representations of each control
device (ex: motor starter coil/contacts on schematics and physical
representations in a cabinet or MCC), part assignment intelligence, and
various types of BOM and wire/cable report extractions. It is "open" in that
if the content does not fully cover your needs, you can expand it. Since it
relies on standard AutoCAD block/attribute technology to create
"intelligent" schematic and physical panel/wiring diagram layout drawings...
you can create your own custom symbols sets, if desired, and integrate them
into the application.
*puckett, michael
Message 5 of 15 (229 Views)

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10-05-2003 11:17 PM in reply to: *puckett, michael
I would prefer autodesk step in here and address my question directly thanks.

"reeses" wrote in message
news:f1901e8.1@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
Hi Michael,
I encourage you to contact your local reseller or call 1-888-225-5842 for
more information on attending a detailed AutoCAD Electrical demonstration
performed over the web.
Regards,
Scott Reese
Employee
reeses
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎10-05-2003
Message 6 of 15 (229 Views)

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10-05-2003 11:46 PM in reply to: *puckett, michael
Hi Michael,
Both Nate and I are with Autodesk. We would be happy to schedule a demo with you to cover the complete functionality of AutoCAD Electrical. If you are interested, please call 1-888-225-5842 and ask for a demo of AutoCAD Electrical and they will get you set up.

Regards,
Scott Reese
Autodesk, Inc.
*puckett, michael
Message 7 of 15 (229 Views)

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10-06-2003 12:00 AM in reply to: *puckett, michael
I don't mean to be rude, but can you guys address my question? Does it do 3D
modeling, and if so, to what extent ( it doesn't appear to according to your
docs )? If it does not, are there plans to go in that direction?

Thanks you,

Michael.

"reeses" wrote in message
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Hi Michael,
Both Nate and I are with Autodesk. We would be happy to schedule a demo
with you to cover the complete functionality of AutoCAD Electrical. If you are
interested, please call 1-888-225-5842 and ask for a demo of AutoCAD
Electrical and they will get you set up.
Regards,
Scott Reese
Autodesk, Inc.
*Holt, Nate
Message 8 of 15 (229 Views)

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10-06-2003 12:27 AM in reply to: *puckett, michael
Most of the application's current "panel/physical electrical device content"
is in 2D "footprint" format. If a 3D representation, let's say a motor
starter, is substituted (user is free to do this), the product will work
fine with it too. If this 3D representation is set up with wire connection
point attributes in 3D space that map back to the schematics (mapping done
by overall device tag-ID and terminal pin number match-ups), AutoCAD
Electrical can both annotate the 3D model with the schematic wire connection
information and also extract and report these physical XYZ connection values
in its wire connection "from/to" reports. If you are expecting shortest
distance routing through designated wireways and panduit or equivalent, you
will not see this in the current shipping product.
*puckett, michael
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10-06-2003 01:05 AM in reply to: *puckett, michael
 
*Holt, Nate
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10-06-2003 01:45 AM in reply to: *puckett, michael
We have no existing electrical content to be able
to quickly construct or automate the generation of this type of
drawing. The user would fall back to creating this type drawing from the
standard, full suite of AutoCAD editing/modeling commands
that are the inherent part of AutoCAD Electrical
2004.
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