Automation has a unique workflow, which automatically handles all article data. This takes effect from the moment you select the first electrical symbol via the component database, to the moment where all of your project lists are updated automatically with component and article data.
Three main factors make it possible to save so much time:
- The comprehensive manufacturer databases for Automation, containing both article data and electrical symbols for all components
- Easy access to finding these components, and placing their symbols in the schematic diagrams – so that the article data from the database remains attached to the symbols
- Attached article data etc. for the symbols are automatically transferred to the project lists, and to list files which can be forwarded to e.g. purchasing and storage management systems
The electrical CAD handles all trivial tasks
When you place symbols in the schematic diagrams, the electrical CAD software automatically keeps track of which of the symbols for the component are used in the project, updates references between symbols for the components, creates a survey of which components still have available symbols in the project, suggests the next available symbol name etc.
Because the electrical CAD software handles all these trivial details, it sets you free to focus on the electrical aspects of your job.
Mechanical symbols for mechanical panel layouts
The electrical CAD databases for Automation also contain mechanical symbols for the components. The program can therefore automatically supply mechanical symbols for the components you have used in your project – to insert directly in a mechanical panel layout.
Create your own database components easily
If you need to create your own components in the database, the Component Wizard makes this very quick and easy for you. Get the tutorial here.