In this presentation we will discuss how to create and store standard parts (devices) into a library and how to build and store standard configurations of those parts into a catalog of controlled circuits. We will also detail various methods for developing a standard workflow, and we'll look at how to hone in on the most effective methodology using AutoCAD Electrical software. We will give consideration to the incorporation of existing (brownfield) projects, and we will demonstrate how to produce various drawing sets once rendering is complete. You will also learn how to extract a bill of materials from AutoCAD Electrical software and convert it into a standard format ready for exportation into a material ordering system. We will place emphasis on a step-by-step presentation approach, and we will allot time for questions and answers so that audiences will find the presentation useful, regardless of experience with AutoCAD Electrical software.
Jared Driggers is an engineering technologist with an AAS in drafting and design in controls and instrumentation from Louisiana Tech University. Jared has 8 years of experience in electrical controls design, including 4 years with Duke Energy, and he has worked in AutoCAD Electrical software since 2006. He has worked both in the field and the office in the gas and oil industry, as well as having working with pharmaceuticals, lime injection technology, research and development in medical technology, and substations for the last 3 years. Jared was responsible for standardizing AutoCAD Electrical software (in association with Vault software as well) for use in Duke Energy for substation design practices with the focus on utility industry standards and practices. Contact Jared at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This class will be all about programmable logic controls (PLCs), including standalone, fixed, and parametric styles of PLCs. This extravaganza of popular PLC properties will include discussion of the different types of PLCs available in AutoCAD Electrical software, the building of custom PLCs, some tips and hints, and, if we have time, customization of the Spreadsheet to PLC file.
IQL will show how there are different ways of working/interacting with the built environment and explain the integrated project delivery: client, project manager, and main contractor being 1 team with the same goal approach. We'll explain how we developed a strategy, managed the design, and delivered from concept design to project handover using different digital technologies at different stages. This class will demonstrate how we've created a strategy and EIR for a project that will run for the next 8 years and which will attract future tenants. We’ll show this from a project management point of view: management of the design stakeholders, management of design, BIM for master planning, quantification, the use of BIM for visualisation/VR, and BIM as a product to attract tenants. From a construction management view, we'll demonstrate trade design coordination, supply chain management/education, BIM on-site, 4D sequencing and construction optimisation, and BIM use for tenant engagement.
On your mark, get set-GO! Back by popular demand, this fast-paced class will keep you on your toes with brand-new, rapid-fire tips and tricks and all-time favorites to help you get the most out of your time in AutoCAD Electrical software. So hold on tight, it's going to be a wild ride!
You can use AutoLISP programming language to very effectively manage AutoCAD-software-based products, although the way to do so isn't always obvious. The trick lies in using AutoLISP to control the command vocabulary while eliminating the need for cumbersome profile-based control of plotting, palettes, and device configuration pathing. We'll discuss how to create, delete, and redefine commands; load external executables; load CUIx and workspaces; control system and registry variables; and make your custom functions better behaved by using ERROR functions and declaring a global variable list for network-wide control. Along the way, we'll explore useful VL/VLR functions and code security. We'll present a sample network environment for context, and provide sample files for download after the class. If you've ever wanted to know more about how AutoLISP can help you manage your AutoCAD software tools, you don't want to miss this class.
Are you responsible for all things electrical in your galaxy? If so, this class is for you. We'll cover all aspects of guarding your AutoCAD Electrical implementation. We'll cover symbol and database management, environment configuration, templates, standards, and best practices. We'll discuss planning out an implementation and upgrades. We are Groot!!
Why should you be using Dynamic Blocks? Quite simply, Dynamic Blocks can greatly reduce the number of blocks in your library, improving your efficiency. While it does take a little more time up front to create a dynamic block, the timesavings on the back end are well worth the effort! Even better news: if you are a proficient user of AutoCAD software, you should have no problem converting those boring, static blocks into shiny, new, Dynamic Blocks.
Writing AutoLISP code is one thing; troubleshooting it and restoring the system "back to normal" when crashes occur while troubleshooting can be a headache. Take this class and take away your headaches. Learn how to quickly get things back to normal. Learn how to use lists to your advantage-I mean, LISP does stand for List Processing! Learn how to create your own error routine to set things back the way they were before your fancy new program crashed and burned. Crashing and burning is part of the process of getting a new timesaving routine off the ground-this class will make those crashes less painful. This session will feature AutoCAD software and is AIA approved.
Why should you be using Dynamic Blocks? Quite simply, Dynamic Blocks can greatly reduce the number of blocks in your library, improving your efficiency. While it does take a little more time up front to create a Dynamic Block, the timesavings on the back end are well worth the effort! Even better news: if you are a proficient user of AutoCAD software, you should have no problem converting those boring, static blocks into shiny, new, Dynamic Blocks.
If you are using AutoCAD Electrical software and love it, but you’ve been dreaming of getting your entire electrical project done in seconds—dream no more. This is the class for you. We are going to take a deep dive into the Spreadsheet to PLC I/O Utility and show you how to manipulate it to automate the creation of all of your schematic drawings, not just the PLC drawings! Join this class and take your AutoCAD Electrical skills to the next level! This session features AutoCAD Electrical.
So, you have hundreds, and maybe thousands, of standard AutoCAD software drawings that represent your electrical designs, and you’re uncertain about moving to AutoCAD Electrical software because you think you’ll have to redraw all your electrical designs. Well, guess what? You don’t have to. AutoCAD Electrical software ships with conversion tools that enable you to convert the standard AutoCAD entities into smart AutoCAD Electrical content. This class will show you how to use enough of the conversion tools to get you on the right circuit to energize those individual drawings into a project that recognizes all of the drawings that represent your product. This session features AutoCAD Electrical and AutoCAD.
Have you ever wondered why managing your AutoCAD Electrical software libraries has to be so difficult? What about your catalog database? Over the course of this class, you will learn how to capitalize on Vault software to manage your libraries, your process of creating and editing your library symbols, and much more. We will also discuss the new SQL method of managing your catalog. This session features AutoCAD Electrical and Vault Professional.
Tired of clicking through the same paths several times a day just to get to default directories? Do you want to help yourself and others store files in the proper directories? This class is for you. We will discuss the WD.ENV and WD_M files used to initiate the AutoCAD Electrical software environment and provide default paths for various commands. We will also touch on templates and shared environments.