You can use templates to create a panel layout drawing or to add attributes to footprints automatically during insertion time. You can Wblock assemblies of panel components out to disk for insertion later.
You can set up an AutoCAD template drawing for panel layout drawings with the WD_PNLM block pre-inserted and set up with your own default settings. You can also set up client-specific template drawings and reference the appropriate one when starting a new AutoCAD Electrical panel drawing.
You can set up to have visible attributes added to any footprint automatically at footprint insertion time. Using non-intelligent footprint representations can insert with smart AutoCAD Electrical attributes added automatically, on the fly.
There are five attribute template drawings:
terminal with wire no. as terminal number
terminal footprints (when inserted by Level/Sequencing tools)
If the appropriate attribute template exists, the following steps are performed when a panel footprint is inserted.
You can Wblock assemblies of panel components out to disk for insertion later. Use the Insert Panel Assembly utility instead of the AutoCAD Insert/Explode command when to insert a WBlocked group of panel component footprints with balloons or nameplates. Since AutoCAD Electrical establishes invisible Xdata pointers when they are tied to a footprint, they are properly updated when inserted using this utility. Use the Copy Assembly utility to copy panel assemblies on the active drawing.
Inserts a WBlocked panel footprint assembly.
Use the Insert Panel Assembly utility instead of the AutoCAD Insert/Explode command to insert a group of panel component footprints with balloons or nameplates. The program establishes invisible Xdata pointers tied to a footprint, and updates them in the Insert Panel Assembly operation.
Your block is inserted onto the drawing at your picked point.
Copies one or more selected panel footprints.
The Copy Assembly utility copies a group of panel component footprints, balloons, and nameplates. You select the balloons or nameplates to copy with the footprints. The program establishes invisible Xdata pointers tied to a footprint and updates them in the operation.