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Electrical Legend Configuration
SoftPlan Version 12 has added the ability to now configure your Electrical Legend, much like configuring an opening legend. You now have the option to specify which items to include before the legend is generated.
  1. Select Notes > Electrical Legend.
  2. Place your cursor on the drawing screen, and click to define the top left corner of the electrical legend.
  3. The Generate Electrical Legend options window will open.
  4. Once the options window appears, you have the ability to add or remove the items as listed (Electrical, Count, Symbol). As well, you can select to create a legend for the current drawing or for all the drawings in the Drawing Assembly.
  5. Select OK.
  6. An Electrical Legend will display on the drawing, displaying each electrical symbol used, its name, and a quantity value of how many of each is has been used.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Electrical Legend Count Column
SoftPlan Version 12 has added an item quantity, or Count, column to the Electrical Legend. This added feature will automatically give you a quantity of electrical items placed in the drawing, when an electrical legend is created.
  1. Select Notes > Electrical Legend.
  2. Place your cursor on the drawing screen, and click to define the top left corner of the electrical legend.
  3. The Generate Electrical Legend options window will open. Select OK.
An Electrical Legend will display on the drawing, displaying each electrical symbol used, its name, and a quantity value of how many of each is has been used.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auto Place Electrical Outlets
SoftPlan Version 12 now includes an automated option for placing outlets in a room. The user definable Electrical Options will allow for control over the spacing between outlets and the minimum wall length to be considered for placing an outlet on. As with previous versions, outlets may still be placed and moved individually as necessary.
  1. Select Draw > Electrical > Auto Place Outlets
  2. Click within the room.
  3. SoftPlan will space the opening according to the Electrical Options.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Electrical Symbols Added
Two new Electrical symbols have been added to Version 12, LAN connection and telephone jack.
  1. Go to Draw > Electrical > Electrical Symbols > Standard.
  2. The new symbols, LAN connection and telephone will be listed.


 

 

 

 

 

Electrical Mode Added
SoftPlan version 12 has added a new Mode the drawing’s Mode Selector which allows for an electrical layout to be drawn. You can now place all electrical services in this new mode and maintain separate visibility settings. This new feature will allow a more organized and precise electrical layout because the electrical symbols are drawn directly on the floor plan drawing file, which ensures that as the design changes so does the electrical plan. This greatly eases the drawing process as the Toolbar and Draw pull down menu reflect tools to complete the electrical layout. In previous versions you either had to continually change the visibility settings, or the electrical plan was a separate drawing file. With the electrical layout in it’s own mode, you can easily set the Visible Items for the Electrical mode once, and then it’s as easy as switching to the Electrical mode to view the Electrical Plan.
  1. From the Mode Selector in the top right of the Status bar, choose Electrical.
  2. Select Draw > Electrical Symbols to complete the electrical Layout.
  3. Use Draw > Line Connect or Draw > Arc Connect to draw connections between the electrical symbols.
  4. If necessary, select Options > Visible Items and specify those items you wish to be visible on your electrical plan.
  5. To switch between the Floor Plan layout and the Electrical Layout, simply change to the appropriate mode and all visible settings for each mode will be maintained.

In addition to the Electrical tools being available in the new Electrical Mode, they are also still available in normal Drawing Mode as in previous versions.