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Purchasing symbol catalogs

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06-28-2012 06:05 AM

Is there any resources out there for purchasing electrial symbols to be used with Design Review?

 

I know there is a million places to purchase DWG files but I'm under the assumption that you need full AutoCAD in order to convert those files. Very new with this so please take it easy on me! :smileyhappy:

 

The intent is to mark up architect drawings with some electrical symbols. Thanks

No such tools exist for ADR.

ADR is a DWF viewer and markup tool: DWF much like PDF are not great file types of software to use in produiction work. Kind of like using Adobe Acrobat for the same task with PDFs, who does that except for a rare case for extreme remote communications?

If you want to do such markups, explore using a professional markup tool like Microsoft Visio: lots of symbols libraries you can also purchase, and you can use DWG and PDF files (not DWF files).

 

if you are working with a DWG file, there are free CAD programs out there that can read and write to the format: coupled with free symbols libraries from the internet you can markup a DWG file with these symbol catalogs with much more precision.

 

If you want to purchase AutoCAD, there is no discount for having used the free viewer/markup tool: ADR is not a stepping stone to anything, it's a free tool for a very specific task. If you deal with DWG files and other firms, you all might benefit from collaborating at http://www.autocadws.com for free (account setup required). The DWG file creator can can symbols for you to use in each file.

 

AutoCAD LT is the most cost effective and AutoCAD is the most commonly used. You may be interested in AutOCAD Electerical if that is your focus. None of these are cheap and only the last one comes with that specific symbols package.

If there are deals to be had, your local Autodesk reseller would be the one to contact: they can also guide you to the best version of AutoCAD you can use.

 

 

Wish I had better news to share.

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pendean
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Re: Purchasing symbol catalogs

06-28-2012 06:15 AM in reply to: drewski300

No such tools exist for ADR.

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drewski300
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Re: Purchasing symbol catalogs

06-28-2012 06:19 AM in reply to: pendean

So the idea behind it is to be a compliment to the full version? But you can add a symbol catalog that contains electrical symbols, correct?

 

So it's either pony up and buy the real deal or find someone willing to convert and share?

 

Thanks again for the help!

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Re: Purchasing symbol catalogs

06-28-2012 10:47 AM in reply to: drewski300

ADR is a DWF viewer and markup tool: DWF much like PDF are not great file types of software to use in produiction work. Kind of like using Adobe Acrobat for the same task with PDFs, who does that except for a rare case for extreme remote communications?

If you want to do such markups, explore using a professional markup tool like Microsoft Visio: lots of symbols libraries you can also purchase, and you can use DWG and PDF files (not DWF files).

 

if you are working with a DWG file, there are free CAD programs out there that can read and write to the format: coupled with free symbols libraries from the internet you can markup a DWG file with these symbol catalogs with much more precision.

 

If you want to purchase AutoCAD, there is no discount for having used the free viewer/markup tool: ADR is not a stepping stone to anything, it's a free tool for a very specific task. If you deal with DWG files and other firms, you all might benefit from collaborating at http://www.autocadws.com for free (account setup required). The DWG file creator can can symbols for you to use in each file.

 

AutoCAD LT is the most cost effective and AutoCAD is the most commonly used. You may be interested in AutOCAD Electerical if that is your focus. None of these are cheap and only the last one comes with that specific symbols package.

If there are deals to be had, your local Autodesk reseller would be the one to contact: they can also guide you to the best version of AutoCAD you can use.

 

 

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Re: Purchasing symbol catalogs

06-28-2012 12:42 PM in reply to: drewski300

Thanks for you help!

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Re: Purchasing symbol catalogs

06-28-2012 01:29 PM in reply to: drewski300

Wish I had better news to share.

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