Join Shaun Bryant for an in-depth discussion in this video The new AutoCAD 2019 interface, part of AutoCAD Electrical: Implementing PLCs.
- [Instructor] As I've mentioned in previous videos during this introduction to your AutoCAD Electrical Working with PLCs course, we are using AutoCAD Electrical 2019. Now, the 2019, the AutoCAD Electrical piece of software, has a different icon interface. The 2019 range of AutoCAD applications, things like AutoCAD Electrical, AutoCAD Architecture, and so on, all have a new icon interface, and it may look different to the version that you're using.
If you're using, for example, AutoCAD Electrical 2016, the icons will be different. So it's predominantly a facelift. The icons have been changed, the colors have been changed. But just so that you're aware of those changes, we're just going to take you through a couple of those at the top in the ribbon in AutoCAD Electrical. So you'll notice the icons are different. They're different colors. You can see, for example, the offset command there looks different to the old offset command and it's a different color. If I jump into some of the AutoCAD Electrical icons, if I go to Project, you can see that the icons are more colorful and a little bit more descriptive.
So, for example, the surfer now in AutoCAD Electrical looks a bit like a Maori Hawaiian symbol, actually, and he looks a bit cool there riding on his waves, for example. If I jump into the Schematic tab on the AutoCAD Electrical ribbon, you can see that things like the wire commands are a lot more descriptive. They're a lot more colorful. And a picture does quite literally paint a thousand words. You can now see all the wire commands have that red insulation on them with the little bits of wire sticking out at each end.
It's much, much more obvious what the commands do because the icons have been updated. So just be aware of that if you are using AutoCAD Electrical 2019 for the first time. The icons are different. But more importantly, if you're using an older version of AutoCAD Electrical, again, the icons will be different. They will be the older type of icons, and they'll look slightly different to what you see in the videos in this course.
- 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