AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

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Finding / creating a power supply unit

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04-20-2011 03:53 AM

Hello, in trying to self teach as much of ACADE 2011 myself, I am having dfifficulty in finding a PSU to insert into my drawing. Do they exist, or will I have to build / create one manually?


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Re: Finding / creating a power supply unit

04-20-2011 05:10 AM in reply to: krisatce

There are some power supplies in the IEC library, since IEC60617 actually specifies power supplies.  But in the JIC there are only generic boxes, which you could use as a power supply if you wish.  In my admin-level training course for AutoCAD Electrical, I have the class create a power supply, so they can learn how to use the Symbol Builder.  I prefer to create an actual symbol anyway, rather than use a generic box.  This allows me total control over how the power supply will be represented.

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Re: Finding / creating a power supply unit

04-22-2011 06:58 AM in reply to: dougmcalexander

Thanks your reply and sorry about the late response, I have been uber busy!

I took your advice and started to use a a generic box and then customise it, but half way through I fell upon a suitable component from the icon selection window.



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