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AutoCAD Electrical: Implementing PLCs

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Discover how to work with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). Learn how to specify where PLCs integrate into an electrical system and use spreadsheets to exchange information.


  • Work with programmable logical controller (PLC) modules in AutoCAD Electrical
  • What you should know
  • Use the exercise files
  • The new AutoCAD 2019 interface
1. An Introduction to PLC Modules
  • PLCs in industrial automation
  • Work with PLC modules in AutoCAD Electrical
2. Setting Up Ladders in Electrical Drawings
  • Set up rung numbering in an electrical drawing
  • Insert a proprietary PLC module
  • Add wires and components
3. The Different Types of PLC Modules in AutoCAD Electrical
  • Insert PLCs into your electrical drawing
  • Work with parametric PLC modules
  • Work with full-unit PLC modules
4. Parametric PLC Modules in More Detail
  • Decide on which manufacturer to use
  • Select the appropriate graphics style
  • Make sure the correct scale is used
  • Edit the parametric PLC information
5. Full-Unit PLC Modules in More Detail
  • Use the Icon menu for PLC I/O fixed units
  • Decide on which manufacturer to use
  • Place the full-unit PLC module
  • Edit the full-unit PLC attributes
6. Using Spreadsheets to Import PLC Module Data
  • The AutoCAD Electrical PLC I/O utility
  • Set up the PLC import parameters
  • Insert the PLCs from the imported data
7. Exporting Spreadsheets from Existing PLC Modules
  • Use the To Spreadsheet command
  • Make changes in the spreadsheet
  • Import the revised spreadsheet
  • Check the changes in the drawing
  • Next steps

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Shaun Bryant


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