The catalog lookup user-interface enhancements include:
Wire Types are defined on a per-drawing basis. You can import wire types from an existing drawing or template to another drawing. Use the Import button on the Create/Edit Wire Type dialog box to import wire types to the active drawing. Use the Project-wide Utilities to import wire types to a set of project drawings.
Item numbering now supports fixed item numbers on panel components. If Resequence Item Numbers is run later on, fixed item numbers do not change.
Resequence item numbers based on the manufacturer values of the components. Select the manufacturers from a list of values used in the project. Only item numbers on components with selected manufacturer values change.
Define the resequence order based on the manufacturer values of the components. Use the Move Up and Move Down buttons to change the order of the manufacturers for processing by the Resequence Item Numbers command.
Create a catalog database containing only the catalog values used in the project drawings. This command takes the default_cat.mdb database and removes all catalog values not used in the project drawings. Use this smaller catalog database to:
When you insert a Location Box, a check box on the Location Box dialog box indicates whether to update the location and installation values for the parent components that fall within the new location box.
AutoCAD Electrical commands are now location box aware. If you insert or move schematic parent components into an existing location box, location and installation values update to match the location box. If you move schematic parent components out of a location box, choose whether to update component values to match the drawing defaults.
Circuit commands do not update components within the circuit due to placement within an existing location box.
Turn the collision checking off temporarily when inserting wires. Default behavior is to route around a component when routing a wire from one specified location to another. If you want the wire to break across any components encountered as you insert the wire, turn the collision checking off.