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  1. Drawing Properties

    When you right click the project in the project manager and select "Descriptions" you get the fields that you can fill in for your title block. I know how to change the titles of each field using...

    Started by JohnS‎, 17th Apr 2014 02:51 pm
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  2. AutoCAD Electrical 2013 Data Links

    I have a broken Data Link in one of my drawings, the manager won't let me delete it. The Data Link has nothing to do with my project and I don't know ho it got there unless it was part of the...

    Started by JBS1959‎, 8th May 2013 03:40 pm
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    17th Apr 2014 02:57 pm Go to last post
  3. Question about default_cat.mdb

    Is it considered safe to delete a database object (specifically the "LR" (Latching Relay) database object) out of the default database? Will this negatively affect the database or cause it to no...

    Started by pqphillips‎, 24th Feb 2014 11:12 pm
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  4. Footprint Libraries Problem

    I've tried searching for an answer to my problem for days now both on the forum and the internet in general with no results. Hopefully someone here can help me out. I am currently using ACADE 2014...

    Started by flyingjunkie‎, 6th Feb 2014 04:19 pm
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  5. Questions for AutoCAD Electrical 2014

    Our company is looking at getting software for Wiring Harness drawings. after downloading the trial version I dont really see where it applys to such application. We mainly use Deutsch Connectors...

    Started by bgietzen‎, 4th Dec 2013 02:11 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    25th Jan 2014 03:02 am Go to last post
  6. Autocad Electrical Edit component GUI

    Not sure where to post questions about Autocad Electrical on here, please redirect me if I'm in the wrong place. My question: Using the "Insert/Edit Component" GUI what do the two data entry boxes...

    Started by richard3009‎, 13th Nov 2013 08:51 am
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  7. Drawing List Report only brings up sheet numbers

    Drawing List Report only brings up sheet numbers. I've just started using electrical and have had to hit the ground running with it, everything has been going fine until I try to edit the index...

    Started by thomas floan‎, 14th Oct 2013 02:25 pm
    drawing, information, list, missing, report
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  8. ACADE 2013 Plot set up issue

    Most of my drawings work fine but a few won't cooperate. I set up the plot to limits. My border base is offset from the border, so the limits are the base to the upper right corner. I set...

    Started by JBS1959‎, 2nd Oct 2013 10:07 pm
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  9. Parent/Child XREF Issue

    Okay, I've created two blocks, one a parent, the other a child. When I insert the child component into the drawing and associate it with the parent, the child symbol's XREF is perfectly fine, but...

    Started by pqphillips‎, 12th Jul 2013 07:06 pm
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    2nd Oct 2013 07:35 pm Go to last post
  10. TERMXX values using another attribute?

    Okay folks, it's been a while, so I'm back with another stumper (at least for me). Based off a previous issue with terminal blocks (here), I've determined that the best course of action to resolve...

    Started by pqphillips‎, 1st Oct 2013 12:43 am
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  11. Schematic Terminal Blocks

    Okay, the standard Weidmueller terminal blocks we use here at work have four points of connection, so ostensibly our connection points read "???TB??:01A" through "*:01D" and so forth. In general,...

    Started by pqphillips‎, 23rd Jul 2013 02:25 pm
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    1st Oct 2013 12:59 am Go to last post
  12. Multiple Title Blocks used in one project

    We build a complete machine lines using AutoCAD Electrical2013. In each machine there could be up to 65 different control panels, each controlpanel section is linked together and is drawing under the...

    Started by geoffreyh88‎, 30th Sep 2013 05:39 pm
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  13. Fan In/Out from Multiple Sheets

    How do you use (or is it proper to use) the Fan In option when all the wires being represented by that bundle are coming from multiple sheets? For example, the machine being designed needs one 8...

    Started by bkrupp‎, 20th Sep 2013 11:54 pm
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  14. Custom title block/border to line up with ACADE co-ordinate system

    Hi there I am trying to create custom borders with x and y co-ordinates, but am having trouble lining it up with the ACADE co-ordinate system. Any ideas out there? I can use an existing template...

    Started by griff_nz‎, 1st Aug 2013 03:59 am
    border, co-ordinates, electrical
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  15. Insert wire color/gauge lables popup

    AutoCAD 2013. Insert wire color/gauge lables popup. On the popup there is a setup button. Clicking this button you get another popup. "Wire color/gauge lables setup" At the bottom...

    Started by JBS1959‎, 10th Jul 2013 04:26 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    12th Jul 2013 03:30 pm Go to last post
  16. Component Tagging

    Okay, I have an issue that I hope you guys can help me on. Our component tagging format is %F%S%N with sequential numbering, resulting in a Family, Sheet, and Number formatted tag. This results in...

    Started by pqphillips‎, 20th Jun 2013 08:32 pm
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    10th Jul 2013 06:39 pm Go to last post
  17. Source and Destination Arrows

    Using AutoCAD Electrical 2013 Source and Destination arrows work fine in all my drawing sets except for one set. When I click on surf all I see is the Source, no Destination. I have erased...

    Started by JBS1959‎, 27th Jun 2013 06:53 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    10th Jul 2013 06:12 pm Go to last post
  18. Drawing Useing .xlm File For More Then Inventor

    I have a fully electrical drawing set complete with I/O from my PLC I want to generate a .xlm file. I then want to write a program that will scrape the file looking for I/O addresses, and then assign...

    Started by gallagej‎, 10th Jul 2013 05:04 pm
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  19. Joining different wire types...

    Okay guys... I'm working on a system where I have power coming out of a device and hitting a busbar. I have the busbar as a separate layer and have added it as a wire type to the system. The...

    Started by pqphillips‎, 9th Jul 2013 02:03 pm
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    9th Jul 2013 06:33 pm Go to last post
  20. Training courses?

    Okay, I've got to take a course in AutoCAD Electrical in accordance with my new job responsibilities, and I am currently in limbo with a particular company (I'm not going to name them here)....

    Started by pqphillips‎, 1st Jul 2013 04:00 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    2nd Jul 2013 11:32 am Go to last post
  21. Okay, a wire number question...

    My company is moving away from using wire numbers and going with a point to point wire label system. My question is this: When I go into the Create/Edit Wire Type dialogue box, I have the option...

    Started by pqphillips‎, 19th Jun 2013 09:21 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    19th Jun 2013 10:16 pm Go to last post
  22. Quick question.

    Okay, my bosses want a sheet containing every single schematic block that AutoCAD Electrical has in the JIC library. Does a dwg or pdf of this already exist out there or would I have to create it...

    Started by pqphillips‎, 19th Jun 2013 02:44 pm
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  23. Power Distribution Block question.

    In ACADE, we have preset PDBs in the symbol library. However, on this particular project, we have a Cable Lug Kit that transfers one cable/wire into six cables/wires. Am I correct in assuming that...

    Started by pqphillips‎, 6th Jun 2013 07:19 pm
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  24. Express Tools Not Working

    I loaded Express Tools in ACADE and the menu loaded fine, but none of the commands are working. I keep getting the error message '<command> Unknown command "<command>". Press F1 for help. Has...

    Started by rod_smithsr‎, 3rd May 2013 06:59 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    7th May 2013 10:57 am Go to last post
  25. AutoCAD Electrical 2013

    I have a 3phase main switch, on the load side are one 6 hole lug per phase. All 3 and single phase connections are landed on the lugs and are different size wires. How can I connect these to...

    Started by JBS1959‎, 30th Apr 2013 09:25 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    30th Apr 2013 09:25 pm Go to last post

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