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mecheverry
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Registered: ‎05-19-2010
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Drawing with wires

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06-03-2010 01:31 PM
Is it possible to generate a drawing (idw or dwg) that shows wires created in IV?
Is the wire and harness a tool only for the purposes of visual representation and pegboard creation?
Can it be expected that sometime along the next releases, electrical components could be inserted, and schematics be automatically generated?

Thanks

Mauricio
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mecheverry
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Message 2 of 5 (433 Views)

Re: Drawing with wires

06-03-2010 01:34 PM in reply to: mecheverry
Never mind... Just found the procedure (go to the drawing, look for the harness in the browser, right-click and select Include Centerlines)

**The question about future possibility of automatically generating schematics stands, though**

Mauricio
*Rowland
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Re: Drawing with wires

06-03-2010 01:37 PM in reply to: mecheverry
I can see the name now,

"AutoCAD Inventor Electrical XXXX"

LOL
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Mark_Flayler
Posts: 1,477
Registered: ‎07-30-2007
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Re: Drawing with wires

06-03-2010 01:39 PM in reply to: mecheverry
If you have AutoCAD Electrical you can do this now with the Import and Export from Cable and Harness. Works quite well actually.

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/item?siteID=123112&id=13653850&linkID=9242016
Mark Flayler - Senior Application Engineer
IMAGINiT's Manufacturing Solutions Blog:
http://blogs.rand.com/manufacturing/
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Mark_Flayler
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Registered: ‎07-30-2007
Message 5 of 5 (433 Views)

Re: Drawing with wires

06-03-2010 01:41 PM in reply to: mecheverry
Did you find the Nailboard option in there as well. You can lay out the harness and do Fan In and Fan Out on the contacts.

Mark Flayler - Senior Application Engineer
IMAGINiT's Manufacturing Solutions Blog:
http://blogs.rand.com/manufacturing/
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