Electrical Design Software | Elecdes Design Suite by Scada Systems Ltd

Whats New in Version 8.0

Version 8.3.1

New Features

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8.3.1.0GeneralAutoCAD 2016 support

Version 8.3.0

New Features

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8.3.0.0Instrument ManagerView and raise issues: creates a note with a description and optional links to a component or diagram, stored in Raised_Issues table
Loop preview and automatic loops now show more complete connectivity including multiple devices and cables per stage
Loop preview and automatic loops now trace fieldbus circuits. New terminal group types IX# and OX# for Fieldbus devices
Expanded user levels: Read only, Raise issues, Request document generation, Write, Administrator
Future support for cloud-based IM projects
PaneldesAdded new samples for ceiling and floor tray support brackets. Metric only
More attributes added to 3D label blocks for data querying or display
Added catalog for Cooper B-Line cable tray, CatgCP

Version 8.2.2

New Features

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8.2.2.0WirediagNew wire annotation options "Destination Device if External Wire" and "Destination Terminal if External Wire".

Version 8.2.1

New Features

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8.2.1.0Wirediag"Audit" command that will show changes that will happen from a Wirediag refresh
8.2.1.2Option to show multiple internal wires as a comma-separated list on a single line segment instead of two or three separate conductor lines

Version 8.2.0

New Features

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8.2.0.0GeneralAutoCAD 2015 support
PaneldesChoose corner, face or edge centre to drag component or panel by pressing [E] while inserting. Cycles through the available options
8.2.0.2Choose a specific corner, face or edge centre to drag component or panel directly from the pop-up menu. Same as using [E] key.

Version 8.1.3

New Features

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8.1.3.0PaneldesImproved version of Auto-Insert (AI) system:
User interface.
AI file selection and editing.
Saving from the drawing to an AI file.
Coordinate-system or entity-relative entries.
Can now insert raceway.
Raceway X-segments can now have a different smaller width for the cross. SECWIDTH must be more than 0 and less than WIDTH.

Version 8.1.2

New Features

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8.1.2.0PaneldesComponent placement will automatically align to faces of solid or face entities. Hold [SHIFT] to align to horizontal face, otherwise vertical
WirediagMain component list now shows drawing and coordinates of existing wiring diagram for a component

Version 8.1.1

New Features

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8.1.1.0EbaseUser can define the priority for devices or terminal strips to appear in the _A side of the wire reports.
RSTATUS of component should contain "LEFTREPORTPRIORITY=n", where a higher number in n means higher priority
CatalogOption to have terminal catalog filtered by the terminal symbol name without digits (same as devices).

Version 8.1.0

New Features

VersionEDS ComponentDescription
8.1.0.0PaneldesRaceway now generates open top tray, trench and duct if the catalog includes a value in SECHEIGHT for the wall and floor thickness
Tray brackets added as accessories. Metric only
Trench lids added as accessories. Metric only
Object snap can now be used while dragging to place components. Includes 3D osnap and standard osnap

Version 8.0.9

New Features

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8.0.9.0Instrument ManagerDatabase Reports can now also be written to an Excel/XLSX worksheet
Export from the current view can now also be written to an Excel/XLSX worksheet
Views stored in a text file with the same name as the database template are loaded into new SQL Server projects
Log data is now written into an Event_Log table in the current project database
EbaseMaterials summary report (BSUM) now supports additional TAGS columns named TAGS1, TAGS2, etc
Multi-line BOMSA report now supports GROUP_SUBTOTAL value in the #MAIN section to show total of grouped component records

Version 8.0.8

New Features

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8.0.8.0PaneldesLabels now placed on raceway segments as 3D blocks.
Instrument ManagerIncreased rate of background update scan. Changes made by other users and P&ID changes show up more promptly.

Version 8.0.7

New Features

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8.0.7.0Instrument ManagerAbility to turn off fetching data from a linked P&ID database.
Improved warnings for problems resolving hints for custom loop diagram links.
8.0.7.4PaneldesNew wire route report that does not include individual segment splits, <project>WirerouteSummary.dbf

Version 8.0.6

New Features

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8.0.6.0EbaseMulti-line materials report templates now have options for specifying the placement of blank lines around each section.
ConviewDraws a green box to show the outer boundary of the graphical elements of a BUSW 999 symbol as determined by EDS.
Instrument ManagerDatabase copy function can now copy a populated database in SQL Server (preserving any links between the records).

Version 8.0.5

New Features

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8.0.5.0ElecdesBUSW 999 symbol with only a single terminal will now connect anywhere inside the bounding box of the graphics of the symbol.

Version 8.0.4

New Features

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8.0.4.0GeneralAdded GstarCAD 2012 support.
The CAD engine provided for the standalone installation option has changed to GstarCAD 2012 EX Professional (from GstarCAD 2010 Professional).

Version 8.0.3

New Features

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8.0.3.0WirediagTerminals that are new to an existing strip can optionally be inserted into alphanumeric ordered positions in the strip.

Version 8.0.2

New Features

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8.0.2.0GeneralAdded AutoCAD 2014 support.
Added Windows 8 support.
Global EditorFind and replace can now work across multiple classes.

Version 8.0.1

New Features

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8.0.1.0EbaseAdded multiline materials reports, preformatted for importing as pages onto drawings.
Added warning if the lowest numbered subcomponent has not been placed in the project.
DGN ConverterAdded support for dynamic blocks.

Version 8.0.0

New Features

VersionEDS ComponentDescription
8.0.0.0GeneralAdded AutoCAD 2013 support.
All applications and modules are now available as 64 bit versions, allowing more than 2GB of memory to be used (for example, with large Instrument Manager databases).
32 bit versions of applications and modules can now use up to 3GB of memory (with the /3GB operating system switch).
InstallSystem administrators can configure a silent install of EDS using additional configuration in the installer el32.ini file.
The CAD engine provided for the standalone installation option has changed to GstarCAD 2010 Professional (from PowerCAD).
ElecdesAdded 2D panel layout drawing. Devices have 2D GA subcomponents.
Added Terminal Strip Rail Builder (similar to Paneldes).
Materials/Reference Table import now offers choice of symbol from catalog record for component.
Added support for a device to have multiple options for its Materials/Reference table header block.
Elecdes, PaneldesElecdes and Paneldes menu and toolbar functions are now also available on a new Ribbon tab for AutoCAD 2010 and later.
EbaseWarning for duplicate cross-reference header.
Warning if cross-reference header is missing for a cross-referenced component.
RSTATUS = “NOXHEADER” to block this warning.
Warning if name based on the layer of a line has the wrong layer.
Warning if terminal number is missing from a termination.
Warning if wire has 3 or more terminations but wire termination order is not specified.
Warning if any termination order value is duplicated on a wire with 3 or more terminations.
Warning if device marked as an “end termination” is not the first or last termination on a wire.
RSTATUS = “WireOrderEnd” marks a device needing to be placed at the end of a wire.
Added Dynamic block support.
Improved template for EDS Reports.mdb.
PaneldesDisplay Waypoints and Panels on the Cable Route Drawing dialog can add or remove waypoints from a cable.
Instrument ManagerAdded option to use a mapping file for linking to a P&ID database. This will be the recommended procedure.
Added option to copy an existing SQL Server database when creating a new project.
Link to AutoCAD P&ID now further divides instruments of one type (e.g. FT) by their class (e.g. Vortex).
Linking to AutoCAD P&ID causes additional pre-configured P&ID aliases to be included (by union) in relational aliases.
Instrument Manager, Cable SchedulerSQL Server login can now use Windows Authentication as well as SQL Server Authentication.
Lookup mapping now supports multiple columns to lookup: Lookup "Type" in "CODE" and "Class" in "CLASSES" from ...
New templates for database reports.
Name SequencerCan now use the current layer as a parameter for component naming.
Can now use the layer of the current line as a parameter for component naming.
Can now use the current sheet name as a parameter for component naming.
Database EditorAdded Advanced Cut, Copy, Paste and Insert functions.

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