Use the Project Manager to create a drawing.
Creates a drawing file to add to the active project.
On the Project Manager, click the New Drawing button.
You can also create a drawing by right-clicking at the bottom of the tree inside the Project Manager and selecting New Drawing or by right-clicking on the active project name and selecting New Drawing.
Specifies the file name for the new drawing. Enter a file name to define any of the drawing properties or to create a drawing.
Specifies the path and filename for an AutoCAD Electrical template drawing (.dwt) to use for the creation of a new drawing file. If left blank, the default ACAD.DWT file is used. Click Browse to select a template drawing or type in the path and name of a template.
For Reference Only
Indicates that the drawing should not be included in tagging, cross-referencing, and reporting functions. If selected, the drawing is included in project-wide plotting and title block operations.
Specifies the location for a drawing file. You can override the default location for the drawing file and create additional folders. If left blank, the drawing file is created at the same location as the definition file of the active project. Click Browse to pick a folder where the new drawing is created.
Specifies up to three lines of description text for the drawing file. The description displays in title block updates and custom drawing properties. Select from a list of predefined descriptions from the active project by clicking the arrow.
Specifies default values for the drawing, such as Project (%P), Installation (%I), and Location (%L) fields. When you insert a component, the %I and %L default values are used if the Installation and/or Location values would normally be blank.
Specifies a project code for the drawing settings on all WD_M blocks. This value can be used as the replaceable parameter %P.
Specifies the Installation code for the WD_M block definition. This value can be used as the replaceable parameter %I.
Specifies the Location code for the WD_M block definition. This value can be used as the replaceable parameter %L.
Displays a list of Installation or Location codes to select from the active drawing.
Displays a list of previously defined Installation or Location codes to select from the active project or from the Default.INST or Default.LOC file.
Component, wire, and cross-reference tagging use replaceable parameters in their format. If you reference the sheet number or drawing number in any of your tagging formats, then specify a default drawing-wide value to use.
Specifies the sheet number value for the drawing settings. This value can be used as the replaceable parameter %S.
Specifies the drawing number value for the drawing settings. This value can be used as the replaceable parameter %D.
Specifies the section value for the drawing file saved in the project definition file (.wdp). This value can be used as the replaceable parameter %A.
Specifies the subsection value for the drawing file saved in the project definition file (.wdp). This value can be used as the replaceable parameter %B.
Creates the drawing file in the specified location before opening the Drawing Properties dialog box where you can define settings and options for your drawing. Changes you make through this dialog box are saved as attribute values on the invisible WD_M block of the drawing. If your current drawing does not have this required block present when any AutoCAD Electrical schematic command is invoked, AutoCAD Electrical automatically inserts this block at 0,0.