Tag Archives: electrical design

EDC Systems Implements AutoCAD Electrical with the Help of Synergis

Here’s another story of how our services maximize the investment that companies make in Autodesk solutions.  We worked with EDS Systems to make their move to AutoCAD Electrical successful.  Read the challenges and the success below. Company Background EDC Systems, one of Electronic Drives and Controls, Inc. business units, is a full service systems integrator located in Parsippany, NJ. This

Read more

What’s New in AutoCAD Electrical 2015?

Autodesk® AutoCAD® Electrical, part of the Autodesk solution for Digital Prototyping, is AutoCAD® software for control designers, that is purpose-built to create and modify electrical control systems. It contains all the functionality of AutoCAD, plus a comprehensive set of tools for automating control engineering tasks, such as building circuits, numbering wires, and creating bills of material. AutoCAD Electrical provides a

Read more

Design/Build: Electrical Contractors Get Built into the Design Process

The Design/Build concept is still new for many electrical contractors, but has been gaining momentum over the last decade.  A Wikipedia definition gives us a better understanding of the process: Design–build (or design/build, D–B, or D/B) is a project delivery system used in the construction industry. It is a method to deliver a project in which the design and construction

Read more

The WD_M Drawing File in AutoCAD® Electrical

Posted on November 15, 2013 by Todd Schmoock, Synergis Manufacturing Solutions Engineer: AutoCAD® Electrical uses a drawing file called WD_M.DWG to make an AutoCAD Electrical schematic file smart, which then allows you to access the tools in AutoCAD Electrical.  This file is located in the project’s library and will be placed in a drawing automatically if it doesn’t initially exist.  You should

Read more

Modifying the Environment File in AutoCAD® Electrical

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 where the menus files are

Read more

Updating AutoCAD Electrical Projects to New Environment Settings

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 to choose the schematic symbols. 

Read more

AutoCAD Electrical Tools You Should Use

Posted February 11, 2013 by Todd Schmoock, Manufacturing Solutions Engineer: When working in AutoCAD Electrical there are several tools you should be using on a regular basis if you want projects to remain accurate. Many times people use AutoCAD Electrical and get frustrated when their projects do not run reports correctly, or do not seem to remember the links to

Read more

Things You Should Know When Installing AutoCAD Electrical

February 4, 2013, posted by Todd Schmoock, Manufacturing Solutions Engeineer: You are planning to install AutoCAD Electrical, but you are not sure how to configure the installation correctly.  Most will simple click the install button only to find out you didn’t install all the features until after you installed the software and start using it.  If you installed the software

Read more

Happy Friday Tip 1: Inputs and Outputs in AutoCAD Electrical

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 show you how to stay

Read more