This week’s featured object is Ceiling Fan #1329, which models a regular ceiling fan with 4 wooden blades.
If you place a Cadimage Switch object using the Electrical tool. You may change ‘manually’ the switch connection to: Single switch 2-Way switch Intermediate Just go to the settings> Symbol>Specification>Display settings:
If you are placing lamps in a hallway or stairs, you may need to have a three way switch at both ends of the stair. Just place the regular switches using the Cadimage Electrical Tool. Finally select the lamp(s) and the switches and go to the menu Cadimage>Electrical>Add Wiring.
If you want to wire two elements with the Cadimage Electrical tool, and both elements are in different stories. Like a stairs switch and a lamp, you will have to change the display of one of the elements to be displayed in the Home Story and the story of the other element: Now
We have continued to improve the Electrical tool since its release just over a year ago. While we tried to include all common combinations of Wall Plates for all countries there was of course quite a few requests, realising we wouldnt meet demand we have made improvements and documentation to create your own wall plate
If you want to edit the electrical symbol description in the schedule Go to the Settings>Parameters>Schedule Values>Schedule user defined 3
If you place electrical symbols, you may want to keep the labels horizontal (readable). Go to Document>Set model view>Model view options> Set the orientation of labels to be ‘locked‘.
Changing the pens for your electrical symbols and wiring shouldn’t be a manual practice object by object, but rather a change that can be done in your pen set.
The Circuit Wiring symbol of the Cadimage Electrical tool has a Wiggly option. This can help make the symbol stand out from other lines and arcs on a drawing. Without wiggles: With wiggles:
Its almost a year since we asked a lot of our customers what frustrated them the most about drafting and designing in ArchiCAD. Their number 1 answer: Electrical setout! For a wide variety of reasons this was slow, unproductive, cumbersome and produced poor results For Example: Range of symbols in library was poor, needed more