Managing and Creating Wire Layers in AutoCAD Electrical

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February 16, 2017

Posted on February 16, 2017 by Synergis’ Application Consultant, Todd Schmoock AutoCAD Electrical does not ship with pre-defined wire layers.  The default layer created when inserting the WD_M.dwg block is WIRES.  This means that users have to create their company wire layers when they create their templates.  AutoCAD Electrical has tools to create and manage […]

AutoCAD Electrical 2017 What's New Information

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April 18, 2016

Posted on April 18, 2016 by Synergis Manufacturing Applications Consultant, Todd Schmoock One of the most exciting new features for AutoCAD Electrical 2017 has to be the Microsoft SQL Server support for catalog data.  This can be setup during installation, or afterwards if you have already installed the software.  There are two options for setting this up.  Deployment […]

Modifying the Environment File in AutoCAD® Electrical

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October 29, 2013

Posted on October 29, 2013 by Todd Schmoock, Synergis Solutions Engineer: AutoCAD® Electrical uses what is called an environment file (wd.env) to control where the software retrieves data.  Some of the functions include where AutoCAD Electrical looks for vendor part numbers located in the databases, where the library is located for various symbols used, and […]

Updating AutoCAD Electrical Projects to New Environment Settings

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October 17, 2013

Posted October 17, 2013 by Todd Schmoock, Synergis Solutions Engineer: AutoCAD® Electrical uses what is called an environment file (wd.env) to control where the software retrieves data.  Some of the functions AutoCAD Electrical looks for are where the libraries are located for various symbols used, and where the menus files are located that allow you […]

How to Identify a Secondary AutoCAD Electrical Catalog

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September 4, 2013

Posted on September 4, 3013 by Todd Schmoock, Synergis Manufacturing Solutions Engineer: AutoCAD Electrical allows you to define a secondary catalog to search.  Setting this option up gives the user an ability to store additional manufacturer part numbers in a totally separate database. Identifying a Secondary AutoCAD Electrical Catalog 1.  Create your secondary catalog database.  […]

Using the AutoCAD Electrical Audit Tool

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August 1, 2013

Posted on August 1, 2013 by Todd Schmoock, Manufacturing Solutions Engineer: Do you feel like you know how to use AutoCAD Electrical, but still want to verify your designs have all the required information you need for the project?  Did you forget to identify manufacturer information? Did you link child components to their parents? These […]

How to Use DesignCenter (Ctrl + 2) to Import Wires into AutoCAD Electrical

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May 30, 2013

Posted on May 30, 2013 by Todd Schmoock, Synergis Solutions Engineer: You have valid AutoCAD Electrical wires located in various files whether it be template files or files inside other projects and you would like to use them in the current drawing you are working on, but you don’t want to waste your time re-creating […]

Happy Friday Tip 3: Using Conduit Marker Support Files in AutoCAD Electrical 2013

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December 21, 2012

Almost to the holiday week and one more tip before you are out of the office… Conduit Marker Support Files utilize conduits and report on them in a files that is supported in any text editor like WordPad. However, you need to set up Support Files first.  Todd Schmoock, Solutions Engineer, walks you through how […]

Happy Friday Tip 2: Publish Multi-Sheet Project Files in AutoCAD Electrical

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December 14, 2012

Welcome back for another tip for AutoCAD Electrical!  This Friday Todd Schmoock is sharing information on publishing multi-sheet project files. Want to publish certain information to vendors or contractors, but not all?  Todd walks through step by step how to publish, all or some of your information to .dwg or .pdf files. See tip 2 […]

Happy Friday Tip 1: Inputs and Outputs in AutoCAD Electrical

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December 7, 2012

Every Friday in December we will be posting some tips on AutoCAD Electrical.  Todd Schmoock, Solutions Engineer and AU speaker, is in the field answering client questions face-to-face each day.  Then he takes the time to write out the most popular answers to help more people find information.  It’s just one more way that we […]

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