Add Wire Numbers (3:23 min)

Project: Add Wire Numbers



        Wire Numbers and Leaders


Objective:  This exercise takes you through the process of inserting wire numbers automatically:

        First, you add wire numbers throughout the drawing.

    Then, as you enter a relay contact symbol, you see how wire numbers are updated automatically when components change the wire networks. You also add wire number copies.

        Finally, you add wire numbers project-wide, sequencing through the entire project drawing list.




1:  If the Project Manager is not displayed, on the Project tab, Project Tools panel, click Manager.



2:  If Schematic_Wiring_NFPA is the active project, skip to step 5. If it is open but not active, in the Project Manager, do the following:
> Right-click Schematic_Wiring_NFPA.
> Click Activate.
> Skip to step 5.


3:  In the Project Manager, click Open Project.


4:  Browse to where you installed the exercise files. Select Schematic_Wiring_NFPA.wdp. Click Open.


5:  Click the expansion node next to Schematic_Wiring_NFPA to expand the drawing list in the manager.


6:  Right-click Schematic_Wiring_NFPA_04.dwg then click Open.


7:  Zoom in to rungs 407-409.


8:  On the Schematic tab, Insert Wires/Wire Numbers panel, click Wire Numbers.



9:  You use all of the default settings. Click Drawing-Wide.


10:  Notice that a single wire number is added to each of the wire networks in the drawing.



11:  Update Wire Numbers and Add Copies:
On the Schematic tab, Insert Components panel, click Icon Menu.


12:  In the Insert Component dialog box, select Relays/Contacts.



13:  Select Relay NO Contact.



14:  Select an insertion point on rung 407 between the LS407 limit switch and the TS-A terminal.


15:  In the Insert/Edit Child Component dialog box, click OK to complete the insertion of the child contact.
Notice that the new wire number is automatically added.



16:  On the Schematic tab, Edit Wires/Wire Numbers panel, click Copy Wire Number.



17:  Select insertion points on rungs 407408, and 409 just to the right of the TS-A terminals.
Notice the different colors used for the extra wire numbers.



18:  Add Wire Numbers Projectwide:
On the Schematic tab, Insert Wires/Wire Numbers panel, click Wire Numbers.


19:  In the Wire Tagging dialog box, click Project-Wide.


20:  In the Wire Tagging (Project-wide) dialog box, click OK to accept all defaults.


21:  In the Select Drawings to Process dialog box, click Do All. Click OK.


22:  If requested, in the Qsave dialog box, click OK.
Notice that AutoCAD® Electrical processes each drawing that is selected and automatically adds wire numbers to all wire networks and cross-references.


23:  Save the drawing file. This completes the exercise.