AVCAD

AVCAD

Win64, English

AADB Software
AVCAD is a bundle of plugins for a CAD software to create Audio/Video/Radio/OB Vans/Extra Low Voltage Systems/CCTV/Data Networks schemes.

General Usage Instructions

After installing you need to run the commands in the command line in your model space to start working with plugins.

For detailed usage instructions please refer to the AVCAD User manual https://www.aadbsoftware.com/support.

Screenshots

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

AADB

AADB - plugin for adding graphical representation of a device on a drawing.

ChangeFilters

Plugin for representation chosen interfaces as a graphical block on a drawing.

ChangeConnectors

A command for creating blocks with only demanded connectors.

CreatePanel

For creating 19" and 10" termination and patch panels in a drawing.

DrawRack

Plugin for creating graphical representation of a rack.

FillRack

Plugin for fulfilling racks with graphical representations of devices

DrawFree

For creating graphical representation for the chosen devices not only inside a chosen rack, but outside too.

GetInfo

Using GETINFO plugin you can create a list of equipment of a rack or selected items

SchemeManager

The plugin helps to see in real time what is happening on the drawing. You are able to change ip-addresses, system names and locations attributes of blocks, created with AVCAD. Duplicate devices will be highlighted. You also can filter your devices by type, manufacturer and location and export this information to Excel file. There is possibility to change visible information of rack representation of device from only Sysname to Sysname and manufacturer and vice versa.

MarkCables

Plugin for automated process of creating cable journal and line marking.

FEATH

Feathers - command for creating connections between AVCAD blocks in feather style.

BreakWires

This commands creates and operates the breakwires

ARR

Arrows - command for creating connections between AVCAD blocks in arrow style.

ABOC

Command for quick drawing bunch of polylines between AVCAD blocks (devices and panels).

EquipmentAssignment

A command for assigning any information to any entity on a drawing.

AVCAD-Pictorial

Add, manage and scale the images on your drawings.

AVCAD-Pictorial-Manager

Replace, rename, remove and manage your images on your drawing. Export the information to Microsoft® Excel

AVCAD-Floor-Plans

This command helps you to create conduits on your floor plans and use dwg blocks from other drawings

Installation/Uninstallation

The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin.

You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the app/plug-in.

To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8.1/10) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

Breakwires icon made by Freepik from www.flaticon.com

AVCAD Pictorial icon by Icons8

Known Issues

Contact

Company Name: AADB Software
Support Contact: support@aadbsoftware.com

Author/Company Information

AADB Software

Support Information

You can write to support@aadbsoftware.com or via our contact forum on aadbsoftware.com.

Version History

Version Number Version Description

2.6.3

1) AADB - bug fix for ChangeConnectors and ChangeFilters

2.6.2

1) Schemes Manager->Notes -> You can now add a note text to a drawing 2) Schemes Manager->Symbols -> You can now export Excel with schematic/floor plans symbols comparison 3) AVCAD-Floor-Plans ->Symbols ->You can now add a note text to a drawing 4) Create Panel - added support to panels with more then 100 connectors 5) AADB - added possibility to iterate through English Alphabet characters using "Edit sysname and IPs"

2.6.1

1) Schemes Manager->SYMBOLS. New tab, that contains information about a devices with Unique SYSNAME at Schematic drawing and the same device that exist at exported floorplans as a SYMBOL. 2) Schemes Manager->FLOOR PLANS->Sync DWGs. Use this function to get update from edited DWGs. 3) Schemes Manager->CABLE LIST->Set Cable Route - now user can add a few assigned Routes from architectural plans to Cable List. The length of cables will be calculated automatically. 4) Create Panel - minor fixes.

2.6.0

1) AVCAD-FLOOR-PLANS - added new function (Routes), that helps to assign cable routes on plans. 2) Schemes Manager - user can add assigned Routes from architectural plans to Cable List. The length of cables will be calculated automatically. 3) Create Panel - added Export/Import of connectors using simple .txt file.

2.5.0

1) New Command AVCAD-FLOOR-PLANS helps you to create conduits and use blocks from other DWG files (for example ceiling speakers, TVs, radiators, etc) 2) CreatePanel - you can create custom list of connectors 3) GetInfo - fixed bug with Patch Panels 4)Schemes Manager - fixed bug with feather text after the renaming of the System Name

2.4.0

1) SchemeManager->Notes - new feature that allows to add any note to a device. 2) SchemeManager->Cable List->"Set cable type" - using the command user can fill CableType column. 3) SchemeManager->Cable List->"Add cable type to the drawing" - using the command user can add CableType in Model Space. 4) SchemeManager - now columns have filters. 5) Create Panel -> "Hide/Unhide Panel's Sysname" - using this command user can hide or unhide Sysname of a selected panel. 6) Create Panel -> "Move Panel's Sysname" - using this command user can move Sysname of a selected panel. 7) FillRack & DrawFree - fixed bug with storing of options.

2.3.0

1) New possibility (SchemeManager->Equipment List ) -> "Replace Device by Sysname" : using this command user can replace existing devices on a drawing with the new ones. 2)New possibility to add custom parameters such as price, weight, heat and so on ( new Base Manager available on our web-site) and export them with Schemes Manager. 3)Performance improvements 4)Several small bugs fixed

2.2.0

1) We replaced the GetRackInfo with command GetInfo which helps you to get any information about the selected blocks on the drawing. You can create your own type of a table choosing columns you need and make the correct column order

2.1.0

1) New command - BreakWires helps to create and operate breakwires. I will give you opportunity to send your cables over the drawings. 2) Added suffixes to Arrow, Feathers and MarkCables

2.0.0

1)Added AVCAD Pictorial. Now you can: Easily add the pictures to the drawing. Two work modes: quick and advanced. Quick is just for images. Advanced mode is for manufacturer, model and system name information. Scaling the images on the drawing, automatic ratio. Replace the selected images and their information.

1.9.1

1)Fixed bug with Scheme Manager with renaming the devices and cable labels

1.9.0

1) "Add bounding box" is a new feature for SchemeManager->CableList. It allows user to customize labels with different styles such as Rectangle, Parallelogram or Hexagon. 2) "Add text to the drawing" is a new feature for SchemeManager->Assignments. It allows user to add text information about Assignments to a drawing.

1.8.2

1)Fixed initial behaviour of AADB 2)Fixed bug of ChangeConnectors where user can not select only outputs.

1.8.1

Bug fixed: SchemeManager: Fixed bug with one-end label in CableList.

1.8

1) Re-mark cables - new command in SchemeManager for re-marking existed cable labels, arrows and feathers. 2) Change Location - new command in SchemeManager for changing a Location attribute for devices. 3) View Sum - new feature in SchemeManager for quick viewing sum of devices in Equipment List. 4) Autofocus - new feature in SchemeManager for quick navigation between AVCAD entities in Model Space 5) Common improvements.

1.7.1

1) Query to database is now case-insensitive. 2) Default scale for selected items now is 2. 3) Fixed bug with export of cable list. 4) Fixed bug with changing rack properties in SchemeManager

1.7

1) CHANGE CONNECTORS - new command for creating blocks with only demanded connectors. 2) EQUIPMENT ASSIGNMENT - new command for assigning any information to any entity on a drawing. 3) SCHEME MANAGER - added new panel for monitoring the EQUIPMENT ASSIGNMENT's information. 4) AADB - added pop-up menu for previewing of a block. 5) AADB - added new system of finding a block from a database. 6) MOVE COMMENTS - now user can replace SYSNAME of a block. 7) MarkCablesReport and GetEngSpec plugins are not supported any more. For getting reports, use SchemeManager -> Export to Excel.

1.6.1

1) FEATHERS - new command for creating connections between devices in feather style. 2) ARROWS - new command for creating connections between devices in arrow style. 3) ABOC ("Advanced Bunch of Cables") - new command for quick drawing bunch of polylines between AVCAD devices.

1.6

1) FEATHERS - new command for creating connections between devices in feather style. 2) ARROWS - new command for creating connections between devices in arrow style. 3) ABOC ("Advanced Bunch of Cables") - new command for quick drawing bunch of polylines between AVCAD devices.

1.5

1) Create Panel - new interface, combining CreatePatch and CreateTerm commands. Now, user can create termination and patch panels using one interface. 2) Rotate Panel - new command, allows user to flip the connectors of panels in the drawing. When user applies this command to the selected connectors, it changes their direction in the drawing.

1.4

1. DrawFree - new plug-in for creating representation for the chosen devices not only inside a chosen rack, but also outside. 2. FillRack - common improvement. 3. ChangeFilters - added "Select All Filters" command.

1.3.2

New feature in AADB plugin - MOVE COMMENTS. User is able to sort and hide such attributes as POWER, LOCATION and IP-address in AADB blocks. Just click on MOVE COMMENTS button, then select demanded blocks, and then set the attributes as you wish using GUI interface.

1.3.1

Change Rack's Properties is a new feature for SchemeManager. It helps to change properties such as Height, Depth and Width for an already existing rack.

1.3

1) New plugin is available: Schemes Manager. It helps to see in real time what is happening on the drawing. You are able to change ip-addresses, system names and locations attributes of blocks, created with AViCAD. Duplicate devices will be highlighted. You also can filter your devices by type, manufacturer and location and export this information to excel file. There is possibility to change visible information of rack representation of device from only Sysname to Sysname and Manufacturer and vice versa. Cable List helps to manage work with labels created with MarkCables plugin. 2) AADB plugin: - added possibility of moving attributes (Sysname and other) of devices in rack's blocks. 3) MarkCables plugin: - fixed bug with placing labels between marked cablelines. 4) CreateTerm plugin: - fixed bug with error in placing the panel into the blank file. 5) Fillrack plugin: - fixed bug with empty LOCATION attribute in Front-Side configuration.

1.2

1. AADB plugin - New function "Edit Sysname and IP" is added. The function helps to rename blocks, and IP-addresses of devices, existing on a drawing. Using "Iterator" number is a quick way to set different Sysnames and/or IP-addresses of same devices. Changing the attributes of the devices is together with the verification of existing blocks' attributes to prevent duplicates. 2. AADB, ChangeFilters - Added four new filters to make the schemes more accurate and precise: PoE, RF, Hybrid, Intercom. 3. MarkCables plugin - accuracy improvements.

1.1.9

1. New feature of MarkCables plugin: "Check for duplicates" feature helps to avoid duplicate cable labels in the drawing. 2. New interface of MarkCables plugin. 3. New feature of AADB plugin: "Check Sysname" feature helps to avoid duplicate unique system names for different devices in the drawing.

1.1.8

1. From v.1.1.8 all dababases of devices are in "User" format only. All databases are in free access. The databases can be edited using Base Manager application. 2. Minor improvements.

1.1.7

1) New system of marking the cables now contains two stages: a) Marking the cables with MarkCables plugin. b) Getting CableList with MarkCablesReport plugin. Just choose folder and name for the list. c) New view of CableList All info about cables is inside marks. So, to remark the line just remove marks first from both sides of polyline, Then just MarkCables to this line. 2) GetEngSpec a) New view of Specification. b) Now it also searches depths of panels. 3) CreatePatch/CreateTerm/FillRack Now you can set your own depths of panels and see the result in rack

1.1.6

GetEngSpec plugin - the bug with App ID has been fixed.

1.1.5

1. CreateTerm plugin – now User have ability to add custom connector to termination panel. Run the plugin, type demanded name of connector in special window and press “Add custom” button. 2. DrawRack plugin - added ability to set the depth of a rack in inches. 3. FillRack plugin - fixed bug with inaccurate placement of the devices in the racks. 4. GetEngSpec plugin – now, if User set Depth of a rack in inches (using DrawRack plugin) the list of equipment will show depth of the rack in inches. If User set Depth of a rack in millimeters (using DrawRack plugin) the list of equipment will show depth of the rack in mm.

1.1.4

Initial release.
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