To insert relevant devices for your ECAD project, the ‘2D cabinet layout’ function can be used. The option is located under the ‘Process’ tab of the top ribbon.
Generating 2D layout drawings
After selecting the locations to process, a standard engineering drawing sheet with adjustable scale factor is added to the project documents tree.
Layout of devices
Only referenced equipment (associated with manufacturer parts) can be inserted into the cabinet.
When the layout drawing is selected, a new side panel called ‘Cabinet layout’ is added. The tab lists all equipment (Boxes, cabinets, ducts, rails, devices, terminals, etc.). The checkbox indicates whether the element is inserted in the drawing.
The cabinet layout button gives access to adding new parts to the drawing.
If an element is unchecked, the user has the option to double click on its name and insert it as a cabinet, rail, duct or other element.
Inserting ducts and rails involves three phases:
- Choice of command
- Definition of angle of rotation
Access to insert menu is the same as cabinets.
To define length of rail or duct, you will need to specify the end point in the drawing sheet by clicking on the cross-hairs.
There are several ways of inserting devices.
- A 2D layout label is associated with the manufacturer part: This label will therefore be used. Double-click on the part to insert the label or use the contextual menu of the part and select the “Insert label” command.
- There is no association between the manufacturer part and a 2D layout label: When you double-click, a rectangle using the dimensions of the device will be inserted.
- You do not wish to use the 2D label associated with the manufacturer part:
Open the contextual menu for the manufacturer part and select the "Insert" command.
Insert terminal strips:
You can insert the terminals one by one like devices, or you can insert all the terminals on a terminal strip automatically.
Select the “Insert terminal strip” command in the terminal strip contextual menu.
The side panel changes to display the insertion options.
Click on the insertion point of the 1st terminal. The terminals will then be inserted one after the other according to the settings you have selected in the side panel.
Click on the “Start insertion” button.