Whats New in Version 7.7
|184.108.40.206||Instrument Manager||Added setting to disable synchronising with linked P&ID tables.|
|220.127.116.11||General||AutoCAD 2013 Support|
|18.104.22.168||Instrument Manager||New report templates.|
|22.214.171.124||Paneldes||Cable Route Drawing dialog can add or remove waypoints from a cable.on the|
|126.96.36.199||Instrument Manager||Added SLP hint for custom loop diagram to get sub-loop from I/O channel (terminal group). (SLP;<T.G. link ref>)|
|Conductor Routing (Paneldes, CS)||Display Waypoints and Panels from the Cable Route Drawing dialog - queries the waypoint segments of the selected cable.|
|188.8.131.52||Un-routed cables can be put “On Hold” by locking the cables.|
|184.108.40.206||Paneldes||Route locking, issuing and pulling from the Cable Route Drawing dialog.|
|220.127.116.11||Conductor Routing (Paneldes, CS)||Added a warning if one or more of the waypoints for a cable have the wrong power value for the cable.|
|18.104.22.168||Find a “cloud” of segments local to the closest to a panel if none are within the main tolerance. New setting.|
|Added option to create a text file log of the names of the segments that are found at each panel or device for each cable or wire.
|22.214.171.124||Added option to create a text file log of the route tracing steps for analysis (text file can be huge). ROUTE_TRACE_OUTPUT|
|Instrument Manager, Cable Scheduler||Custom loop hints are refreshed quietly prior to generating any custom loop diagram (including sub-diagrams).|
|Update an existing project database with new tables and/or columns now in the database template.|
|Link to the one-record P&ID project data table, PnPProject. Links from the IM project data table, ProjectData. Use #PJ:R2:...#.|
|126.96.36.199||Conductor Routing (Paneldes, CS)||Routing now allows bottleneck passes to jump between disconnected networks to highlight breaks in the network.|
|Ebase||Report panel description in cable report (VISDESCP_A/_B) from VISDESCP attribute of any device or terminal in a panel.|
|188.8.131.52||Paneldes||Place raceway segments including corners and risers automatically that trace a 3D polyline.|
|Paneldes, Ebase||RSTATUS can be specified for a component following the text “RSTATUS:” in the AUX2 attribute.|
|184.108.40.206||Database Editor||Find and Replace from File: a table with a column of text to find and corresponding replacement text for each item.|
|Instrument Manager, Cable Scheduler||Support alternate table and alternate primary key specified in formulae:
e.g. #R2>PnPDataLinks,RowID:DwgID>PnPDrawings,PnPID:Dwg Name#
|General||Attribute mapping from long attribute names to 10 character DBF field names (currently for Update, Global Edit and Reports).
AttributeMap.dbf - COLUMN and ATTRIBUTE columns.
|220.127.116.11||Wirediag||New option that schematic RSTATUS of WIRELINKLEFT / RIGHT forces a link to draw as a link, overriding Max Links setting.|
|18.104.22.168||Instrument Manager, Cable Scheduler||Linking to a P&ID database modified to suit AutoCAD P&ID (AP&ID). No longer supports previous linking system.|
|Linking to a P&ID database table uses import, so now supports rating table assignment and identifying existing components.|
|Importing now allows an assignment-only mapping - no real data is imported, data is created from only the map file entries.|
|Importing now supports a Lookup mapping: Lookup “Type” from “TypeCodeToRatingTable.dbf” in “CODE” return “VALUE”
e.g. Lookup “Type” from “TypeCodeToRatingTable.dbf” in “CODE” return “VALUE”
Type = Name of column in the imported data table containing the code to look up in the lookup table.
TypeCodeToRatingTable.dbf = Lookup table, in this case containing instrument type codes against IM rating tables.
CODE = Column from the lookup table in which to look for the code from the imported data.
VALUE = Column from the lookup table that contains the return value.
|Importing now supports all standard EDS pattern matching filters ( =, ==, !=, <>, <, <=, > and >= ) for a Conditional Mapping.|
|Edit view now allows changes to data behind relational column aliases, e.g. edit <Enclosure> to change enclosure name.|
|New menu option to unlink a P&ID database table.|
|Paneldes||Devices, terminals, accessories, raceway and plates now optionally inserted as 3DSOLID entities.|
|3D block optionally grouped with component, raceway, panel or plate shape.|
|Panel plates optionally grouped with panel frame.|
|“Pick point with OSNAP” choice for placing components is now retained for next component.|
|Conductor Routing (Paneldes, CS)||NEC rules for raceway filling now supported in metric units.|
|Second trim wastage variable added - can be length or percentage.|
|Elecdes||sref menu function will now browse for a symbol file if the menu entry does not specify a symbol, like mtd_insert.|
|22.214.171.124||Instrument Manager||Custom loop formulae can now specify a resolved link should set the component’s D1 or not via a trailing “D1” or “D0”.
#L5=description; type; (hint);D1# means set the D1 link from the component in L5 to this custom loop.
#L5=description; type; (hint);D0# means do not set D1 from the component in L5 to this custom loop.
|126.96.36.199||Ebase||Option to omit I and O from letters used for references to symbols. Use setting:
|188.8.131.52||General||AutoCAD 2012 Support.|
|Instrument Manager, Cable Scheduler||Sequential paste will now flow on to children of next parent if there are remaining items to be pasted.|
|Global Editor, Ebase||Option to include units ( mm or “ ) to the drawing position in the X and Y columns of the image files.|
|184.108.40.206||Conductor Routing (Paneldes, CS)||Now recognises connections to polarised terminals and attempts to connect to a duct in the specified direction.
SIDE1 connects to a duct above the terminal, SIDE2 connects to a duct below the terminal.
|220.127.116.11||DGN Converter||Prevent conversion of XREFs by “unloading” them in the DWG.|
|18.104.22.168||Instrument Manager, Cable Scheduler||New relationship G1 character means “terminal group (child)”, i.e. #G1:Tag# means #~P1:Tag# from the TerminalGroup_ table.|
|Import Excel 2007 format XLSX spreadsheets.|
|Importing supports formulae allowing concatenation of imported data, e.g. FIELD set to #PLC Tag#-#PLC Card No#.|
|Importing can use multiple data filters separated by semicolons, e.g. DESTFIELD set to !=”-“;!=”n/a”.|
|Import map CONDITIONS = AnyParent allows identification of an existing item by only its unique tag, without specifying parent.|
|Enabled association between Devices, Instruments, PLCs and Terminal Strips - via A2 columns.|
|Cable - component connections now show in the tree (i.e. not just individual core/conductor - terminal).|
|DESTTABLE column in import map files now used to enable importing to tables other than Tag_Tags.
Note that this enables importing Terminal Groups, e.g. for properly importing PLC Cards and their I/O channels.
|New Document user type: Associate any document file to a component.|
|New user type INI file parameter, IS_ASSOCIATED_DOCUMENT=1 means user type is for associated documents.|
|Instrument Manager||Custom loops can insert sub-loops into model space or paper space layouts according to placement of link formula.|
|Custom loop hints can use relational aliases, which can resolve to one of a number of formula to suit specified component type.|
|All main component types can now be assigned to / dropped onto datasheets.|
|All main component types can now be assigned to / dropped onto hook-up diagrams.|
|User types can now be assigned to / dropped onto custom loop diagrams.|
|Elecdes, Ebase||DBF Import now supports multiple imports of the same DBF on a single drawing.|
|Ebase||References from materials reports can be to cross-reference table for devices and terminal strip diagram for terminals.|
|PLC Wizard||Added Siemens S7-1200 and ET200 as recognised PLC_SERIES.|
|Global Editor||Cross-reference and miscellaneous block image files now created from template_$XREF / $BLOCK, not INI settings.|