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AutoCAD Electrical 2008 What’s New

AutoCAD Electrical 2008

What’s New

Name

Company

AMS CAD Solutions

http://www.amsystems.com


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AutoCAD Electrical 2008What is it?

  • Intelligent electrical controls design

  • Fully native DWG

  • Open and extendable

  • The only logical choice for electrical controls design


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AutoCAD Electrical 2008 Helps You…

Reduce Complex or Repetitive Tasks

Reduce Errors and Inconsistencies

Increase Drafting Productivity

Communicateand Manage Design Data


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  • Customer Need

  • Eliminate redundant tasks and streamline the reuse of design information

  • AutoCAD Electrical Delivers

    • Multi-tier terminals

    • Terminal jumpers

    • Improved installation

    • Consolidated help system

Reduce Complex or Repetitive Tasks


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“Multi-Level” Terminals

  • Customer Need

  • A simple way to use complex terminals with multiple levels

  • AutoCAD Electrical 2008 Delivers

    • Support for terminals with multiple levels

    • Parent/Child relationships for terminals

    • Expanded selection of manufacturers


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Terminal Jumpers

  • Customer Need

  • Allow multiple terminals to share the same potential without running a wire to each one

  • AutoCAD Electrical 2008 Delivers

    • “Insert Jumper” command

    • Displayed on panel drawings

    • Maintains associations in schematic


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Improved Installation Experience

  • Customer Need

  • The ability to choose which manufacturer content to install

  • AutoCAD Electrical 2008 Delivers

    • Full capability for selection during installation

    • Ability to add/remove through normal Windows add/remove process


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Consolidated Help System

  • Customer Need

  • One simple help system that provides

  • thorough answers that are easy to find

  • AutoCAD Electrical 2008 Delivers

    • New Infocenter

      • Search multiple help systems simultaneously

      • AutoCAD and AutoCAD Electrical

    • Convenient toolbar access

    • Updated communication center


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  • Customer Need

  • Reduce errors and automate key design tasks while creating more accurate electrical controls designs.

  • AutoCAD Electrical Delivers

    • Spare terminal support

    • Manufacturer catalog enhancements

Reduce Errors and Inconsistencies


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Spare Terminal Tracking

  • Customer Need

    Place spare terminals into a design and have them accurately accounted for in the BOM reports

  • AutoCAD Electrical 2008 Delivers

    • Ability to place spare terminals in a terminal strip

    • Accurate reporting of spare terminals in BOM reports


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International Catalog Content

  • Customer Need

  • Local content in local languages

  • AutoCAD Electrical 2008 Delivers

    • Expanded selection of manufacturers

    • Manufacturer provided content

      • Targeting periodic updates for subscription customers


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  • Customer Need

  • Purpose-built software that eliminates manual tasks and workflows

  • AutoCAD Electrical Delivers

    • New “Insert Component” interface

    • Community focused development

    • Electronic User’s Guide

    • 64-bit compatibility

Increase Drafting Productivity


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New Insert Component Interface

  • Customer Need

  • Easy way to navigate, use, and modify standard symbol libraries

  • AutoCAD Electrical 2008 Delivers

    • Tree structured menu

    • “Tooltip” support

    • Easier means to customize and maintain


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Community Focused Development

  • Customer Need

  • For Autodesk to address the needs of smaller projects that solve minor annoyances that improve the customers experience versus delivering only new, large features

  • AutoCAD Electrical 2008 Delivers

    • Resources dedicated for the entire release cycle through the build phase

    • Quick and focused response to smaller but common customer requests

    • Sense of community and greater customer satisfaction


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Electronic User’s Guide

  • Customer Need

  • Comprehensive documentation that can be printed, if needed

  • AutoCAD Electrical 2008 Delivers

    • Full User’s Guide in PDF format

      • Over 1300 pages of content

      • Organized by groups of functionality


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64-bit Compatibility

  • Customer Need

  • Improved performance and compatibility with 64-bit hardware and operating systems

  • AutoCAD Electrical 2008 Delivers

    • 64-bit version of AutoCAD Electrical

      • Similar functionality as the 32-bit version

    • Support for 64-bit Microsoft Windows

    • Works with 64-bit hardware

      • 64-bit software installs on 64-bit machine

      • 32-bit software installs on 32-bit machine


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  • Customer Need

  • Organize, find, and re-use valuable design data

  • AutoCAD Electrical Delivers

    • “Surfable” reports

    • Integration with Schneider Unity PLC programming software

    • Autodesk DWG Product Recognition

Communicate and Manage Design


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“Surfable” Reports

  • Customer Need

    To quickly and easily navigate through the various parts of a design.

  • AutoCAD Electrical 2008 Delivers

    • “Hyperlinked” items within project reports placed onto a drawing


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Schneider PLC Integration

  • Customer Need

    To streamline the process of using Schneider’s PLC’s

  • AutoCAD Electrical 2008 Delivers

    • Automatic drawing creation from a Schneider Unity PLC program

    • Functionality to write out PLC I/O addresses and descriptions to the XML schema that Unity understands


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Autodesk DWG Product Recognition

  • Customer Need

  • To easily recognize which Autodesk product created a DWG and is best able to edit a DWG

  • AutoCAD Electrical 2008 Delivers

  • Autodesk DWG attributes

    • Exposed product name/version of DWG

      • Visible tooltip over DWG icon

      • Can be shown in Microsoft Windows Explorer columns

    • Double click of DWG will open file in product created

      • Must “save as” in new product to change ownership


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AutoCAD Electrical 2008 Helps You…

Reduce Complex or Repetitive Tasks

Reduce Errors and Inconsistencies

Increase Drafting Productivity

Communicateand Manage Design Data


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