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Understanding AutoCAD Electrical’s Project Manager

Posted on November 15, 2017 by Synergis’ Application Consultant, Todd Schmoock Understanding AutoCAD Electrical’s Project Manager can make the difference in how successful you are when working in AutoCAD Electrical.  In standard AutoCAD each drawing is a stand-alone file, but in AutoCAD Electrical they are grouped together in a project.  The project knows how many drawings it has linked to it,

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Combining other project drawings to the current AutoCAD Electrical project

Posted on November 7, 2017 by Synergis’ Application Consultant, Todd Schmoock Sometimes you need to combine project drawings created by one user, and add them to a global project.  An example of this is when new drawings are created, or updated, by several users and the drawings need to be added to the master project.  You need to make sure

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AutoCAD tools you can use in AutoCAD Electrical part 2

Posted on September 5, 2017 by Synergis’ Application Consultant, Todd Schmoock AutoCAD Electrical ships with tools specifically designed for the controls industry so if there is an AutoCAD Electrical tool you should use that tool before using an AutoCAD tool.  The biggest reason for this is due to drawing and project updates that are programmed into them.  However, sometimes there are

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AutoCAD tools you can use in AutoCAD Electrical part 1

Posted on August 24, 2017 by Synergis’ Application Consultant, Todd Schmoock AutoCAD Electrical ships with tools specifically designed for the controls industry so if there is an AutoCAD Electrical tool you should use that tool before using an AutoCAD tool.  The biggest reason for this is due to drawing and project updates that are programmed into them.  However, sometimes there are

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Tip: Update tools you should use regularly in AutoCAD Electrical

Posted on June 15, 2017 by Synergis Application Consultant, Todd Schmoock Since AutoCAD Electrical ships with tools specifically designed for the controls industry it is important you keep your project files updated to ensure they are accurate at all times.  The order you run them is not as important as making sure you run them on a regular basis.  This will

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Tip: Changing the default component tagging in AutoCAD Electrical

Posted on June 12, 2017 by Synergis Application Consultant, Todd Schmoock In AutoCAD Electrical the project and drawing properties use parameters to identify how updates will be applied to the smart objects.  For example, the NFPA project installed with AutoCAD Electrical has the components tag format set to %F%N.  %F equals family code, and %N equals ladder rung reference so if

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Schematic Symbol Naming Convention in AutoCAD Electrical

Posted on May 2, 2017 by Synergis’ Application Consultant, Todd Schmoock In AutoCAD Electrical it is important to understand the naming convention of schematic symbols so they are recognized by the software when they are inserted into a project’s drawing.  By following the naming convention AutoCAD Electrical will know what family the symbol belongs to, and what family table to find

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