Is there any way to assign lengths to cables and to create an automated BOM which contains all types of wire used ( AWG + color ) and the relative total length?
Thanks in advance
There is no inherent functionality to support this. There is a field named CLEN (short for calculated length) which can be added to your wire from/to list report and the lengths, if known, can be typed into this field using Edit Mode from the report dialog. (see attached screen capture)
I wrote an external MS Access database application that allows me to import the from/to list and perform calculations of total amount of wire needed for each wire type. I also added fields for defining the type of termination device (i.e. ring, spade, ferrule, etc.).
Thank you for your answer.
Not to abuse your patience but can you please also tell me How to change CLEN for a wire in the schematic?
I am trying to do right click -> Change/convert wire type. I see Used, wire type, size, layer name, wire numbering and some user fields. How do I get to change CLEN?
I am using autocad electrical 2012 and I'm relatively new.
So if I understand right I do this : define clen for each wire (or atleast each wire that counts), make a from/to report including clen field. After this can't I just export it to excel and make the calculations in excel ? I just need total amount of cable of each type ( ie 1000m yellow 1.5mm^2 ; 500m blue 6mm^2 ...)
I managed to change the CLEN from the Report Edit, but it gets lost. I create a report, I put in length, save it. When I try to create another report (something changed) I have to fill all CLEN again.
Is there any solution to this?
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