Join Shaun Bryant for an in-depth discussion in this video Use the exercise files, part of AutoCAD Electrical: Implementing PLCs.
- [Instructor] AutoCAD Electrical deals with files and drawings in a very different way to your regular AutoCAD. It works with projects, which are folders, that include the drawings that you're using in that AutoCAD Electrical project, plus the appropriate files needed to run that project. Now the one main file that you do need to run in AutoCAD Electrical project is the WDP file. And that is specific to each AutoCAD Electrical project, and that is stored in the same folder as the drawings.
Now you'll notice I've got that Demo06.dwg file open again, and we're in the WD Demo Project in the left-hand side, in the project manager in AutoCAD Electrical. Now you've got to have that WDP file to open up the project. And I'll make sure that you've got that, and the folder with all the relevant drawings in it. So when you go to the library to download you'll find that there's a folder with a load of drawings and a WDP file. You just need to make sure that they're stored in a known location, and then when you want to use the exercise files that you've downloaded, you open up AutoCAD Electrical, you go to open project, and you go and look in the appropriate folder, in this case Demo, and you look for your WDP file.
You select it, click on open, and it will open that particular AutoCAD Electrical project. I'll make sure that you're aware of which folder you should be using and which WDP file you should be using for each particular chapter in the course. But for the majority of this course, we will be using the WD Demo projects. So if I just cancel that for the moment, we'll be using this project here, the WD Demo project in the project manager in AutoCAD Electrical. If that changes, obviously I'll tell you.
But just be aware that when you're downloading the files from the library, it will be a folder that you need to download and place in a known location and that folder must contain the drawings and the AutoCAD Electrical WDP file.
- PLCs in industrial automation
- Setting up ladders in electrical drawings
- Inserting PLCs into electrical drawings
- Working with parametric and full unit PLC models
- Choosing a manufacturer
- Using spreadsheets to import PLC module data
- Exporting spreadsheets from existing PLC modules