Electrical Design Software | Elecdes Design Suite by Scada Systems Ltd

How to Add Fields to a Catalog


You can add your own fields to any catalog file. For example you could add your own company reference number. You can also add the same fields to reports or as symbol attributes.


New fields should be added using Database Editor.

The procedure in brief is as follows:

  1. Open the catalog file in Database Editor. From an Elecdes or Paneldes drawing session, you may pick the menu item Elecdes/Paneldes > Utility > Edit a catalog DBF file.

  2. Select Modify Database Structure from the Edit menu.

  3. Click the Add Field button.

  4. Enter the name and width of the new field.

  5. Click the OK button.

  6. Save the file.

Other references

Adding fields to reports (Ebase)

Adding attributes or "Extended Entity" attributes (Elecdes)