The CAD software handles the electrical drawing standards
And it is not just for fun that you have to document correctly. The latest tightening up of the EU standards has implied that you can no longer have your machines CE-approved, when the documentation does not meet the EU electrical drawing standards. Therefore, Ove Larsen has automatic support of IEC/EN/ISO norms and standards as a top priority during the development of the electrical design software, PCSCHEMATIC Automation.
Division in Chapters for better Survey
At the same time Ove Larsen has emphasized creating a set of frames,
which makes it possible to better structure comprehensive documentation.
It is possible to divide projects into chapters, and to create separate tables
of contents for each individual chapter automatically. Furthermore, the built-in
explorer window makes it possible to click your way to each individual component
on the pages. This can be done easily due to the fact that all parts of the
electrical documentation are gathered together in the same file.
Naming of Symbols due to current EN/IEC/ISO Standards
“During the installation of PCSCHEMATIC Automation, you will see that there
are both created an EN60617 and an DB60617 symbol library,” Ove Larsen
explains. “This is because we wish to be as clear as possible as regarding
what is standard symbols. Therefore, the symbolsin the EN60617 library,
are symbols described in the standard. The symbols in the DB60617 library,
are not directly described in the standard - such as compound symbols. How
described directly in the standard.
The reason why the library starts with DB, is because these symbols are used in
connection with the many electrical component manufacturer databases for the
electrical design software. The only thing changed in the new standard is the
naming rules for some symbol types.”
Furthermore, it is possible to control the letter code directly from the component
vendor databases for the program.
Genuine Graphical Cable and Terminal Plans
Quite a few electrical design softwares advertise that they create graphical cable and terminal plans, but when you have a closer look, they turn out to be no more than cable and terminal lists. This is no longer sufficient according to the most recent EU standards.
PCSCHEMATIC Automation can therefore create genuine cable and terminal plans, which also can be updated automatically. The users of the program can set up for themselves the parameters for creating the plans, and then let the program do the remaining hard work.
However, you might have to make a few cosmetic changes after creating the plans. This is because it is not possible to create programming routines which foresees all possible situations. But Ove Larsen finds that 99 percent is perfectly possible. When you make subsequent changes in the documentation, the graphical cable and terminal plans can also be updated with these changes.