Adding Color Convention for New Cables in AutoCAD Electrical

May 23, 2019 IMAGINiT Technologies

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In AutoCAD Electrical select Catalog Browser and select Table W0,

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Select Edit Catalog Browser.

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In Catalog Browser Edit Mode (background – Yellow), scroll to the bottom line and add new Cable, for this example I will add 4 Conductor Cable manufactured by Alpha Wire, Part Number: 6352 SL005, size: 24AWG, Conductor Colors: WHT, BLK, RED, GRN.

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Scroll to the right until you see column “CONDUCTORLIST”, by default it set to “UNDEFINED” – select “…” to define cable color convention.

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Fill in colors and select "OK".

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Status of CONDUCTORLIST Changed to DEFINED.

Select “Accept Changes” to save changes to the Data Base.

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In AutoCAD Electrical drawing insert Cable and using “Lookup” option select created cable. When select “Project” in “Wire Color/ID” dialog box quadrant, it will have created color convention and when placed on the wires, colors will apply automatically to parent wire and all children wires.

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