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Ross McLee

Power and data outlets linking with schematic and scheduling

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Hi,

(NEWBIE VW2021/ConnectCAD) - transitioning from ACAD.

 

Our AV schematics normally show the power and data outlets we need to be provided by another contractor (electrical/ICT/main contractor etc) to install (either in a floor box, under the floor, in a wall outlet or even in the ceiling. The same goes for power outlets.

 

What is the recommended Vectorworks workflow to not only show these outlets in a schematic but to synchronise them with the outlets shown on a floor layout (both ways)? (I guess that also applies for other devices that are located in a room not just rack based things - like a projector)

 

The schematic will need a device or similar symbol to represent it, and the layout will need a 3D representation of the object so it can be detailed in elevations etc, and a (low detail) symbol so that the electrical contractor can design their package.

 

Then all of this needs to be scheduled (including the location of the outlet either floor, wall, ceiling etc..)

 

Thanks,

Ross

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Hi Ross

 

I think the Connector Panel schematic device is your friend here. Create these on your power schematic, then do Update Rack Elevation to create the panels as physical equipment items. You can then use the Get Connectors button in the Object Info Palette to add the physical connector symbols to your panels. Double-click the panel equipment item to enter the panel and add any extra graphics / position connectors etc. In terms of 3D modelling you can check the Use Symbol box in the Object Info Palette and select a symbol to display.

 

Normally you'd import the 3D  equipment model from a file supplied by the manufacturer or create your own. It's up to you how detailed you want the drawing to be.

 

Hope that helps.

 

Conrad

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