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Working with Multi-Body a Few Good Reasons

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With the release of Autodesk Inventor 2010 a great new feature was added called Multi-body or the ability for us to create multiple solid bodies within a single part file. I believe their are a few good reasons to add this to our workflows:

1. Skeletal Layouts

2. Plastic Part Design

3. True “Top Down” Design Approach

4. More Options than Working with Derive Component

5. Similar to Designing in ‘MDT” Mechanical Desktop

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Created by Dave one of the Cad Geeks

Electrical 2010 Active Drawing Audit

Many items have change in the 2010 release of AutoCAD Electrical the big one of course is the new user interface. Besides that the other changes consist of:

  • Workspaces
  • Green Design
  • Power Feed Support
  • Improved Productivity
  • Motor Control of One-Line Circuits
  • “No Wire” Numbering for Wire Layers
  • Electrical Audit

Today I will take a look at what’s new within the Electrical Audit tool. The Active Drawing option will allow you to Display the audit information for the active drawing only. If a different drawing becomes active, the display updates for that drawing. If the active drawing is not part of the project, the Active Drawing control is disabled and the Project control is selected. In past release we were only able to see the entire project. This new feature should save you time when working within the Audit Tool.

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Created by Dave one of the Cad Geeks

Electrical 2010 One-Line Circuits

Something new in 2010 Electrical is the ability inside of the circuit builder tool to create one-line circuits.
AutoCAD Electrical now provides library support and software support to create motor control one-line diagrams that link back to other drawing types in a project drawing set.

  • New motor control one-line symbol library accessible from the icon menu.
  • Circuit Builder supports building motor control one-line circuits dynamically allowing the design of one-line circuits, with component values and wire sizes, to conform to a given electrical code.
  • One-line component symbols can be related to parent/child counterparts on the schematic and panel layout drawings within a project. You can surf between one-line and related components and all related components update if one is modified.
  • Tagging of schematic or panel components using existing commands can reference a pick list that includes components pulled from the one-line diagrams.
  • Certain schematic reports have a new category option. You select the category, for example One-Line, and the data is filtered based on that category. It can also be used to filter a report for Hydraulic, P&ID, or Pneumatic components.

Let’s Take a Look!!!

Created by Dave one of the Cad Geeks

AutoCAD Electrical Workspaces – Classic Look Anyone???

So I have been asked several times how do I quickly switch back to the classic look of electrical. Today’s post will show you the way. So something that is new in electrical for 2010 is the options they give you for 3 predefined workspaces:

ACADE & 2D Drafting & Annotation – ribbons that provide the AutoCAD Electrical tools, and the AutoCAD 2D Drafting and Annotation tools.

ACADE & 3D Modeling – ribbons that provide the AutoCAD Electrical tools, and the AutoCAD 3D Modeling tools.

AutoCAD Electrical Classic – toolbars and pull down menus that provide the AutoCAD Electrical tools and AutoCAD tools.

Let’s Take a Look!!!
Created by Dave one of the Cad Geeks

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