Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, E&I Electrical Designer has predefined set of symbols and manufacturer’s catalogs (3D), which are required to execute various functionalities.
Yes, it is possible to maintain the central repository of templates, catalogs and work in progress copies, so that designers can use an approved set only. E&I Electrical Designer has a provision to control the set of catalogs to be used during the project setup phase with the help of the feature called “Select article data from list”.
Yes, the ‘Symbol Editor’ feature allows a user to convert the graphic entities from a drawing into an intelligent symbol.
The software supports DIN, KKS & ISA tagging systems. Users can also configure their own tagging systems, if desired.
Yes, users can import AutoCAD drawings in the project. The ‘Import feature’ enables a user to bring any external artifact such as drawing, document, certificate, etc. into the project, for referencing. Designers can xref the imported drawings to continue working on various electrical design activities.
Yes, it is possible to insert the bill of materials (BOM) within the drawing. The ‘Report Generation’ feature allows a user to generate the bill of materials (BOM) at the drawing level or get a consolidated one in DOCX or XLS formats.
Yes, E&I Electrical Designer delivers predefined set of report templates for cable list, wiring list, terminal list, list of measuring points, list of cable trays, material take-off, etc. These DOCX and XLS templates can be extended and customized easily by the users.
The drawings generated using E&I Electrical Designer can be converted into a plain AutoCAD drawing, which can be easily shared with AutoCAD users. 3D drawing generated in E&I Electrical Designer can also be exported as .nwd files to open in Navisworks for review and clash detection.
No, an external document management system is not required, as the software has built-in features for revision control, user access, workflow management, etc.
Yes, a solenoid valve is represented as an object in both, the drawing (2D & 3D mechanical) as well as in the electrical drawing (2D). If the solenoid valve is deleted, both the drawings automatically get updated.
Yes, users can use the ‘Drop Down’ feature or a list from the file function, to change the range of an instrument or component.
Yes, civil structural drawings can be x-referenced while laying cable trays.
E&I Electrical Designer has a functionality for users to set cross-reference search rules such as:
- within the entire project
- within the same cabinet
- within the same logical plant
- within the same KKS group
Users enrolled for AMC (Annual Maintenance Contract) will get the latest release with the upgrades and enhancements of the software. Hotline based support is also provided to the users in order to address their queries.
Recommended System Specification:
Supported Operating System (64-Bit):
Windows 10 Pro (version 21H2 or higher)
Windows 10 Enterprise (version 21H2 or higher)
Supported Applications (64-Bit):
Microsoft Office 2016
Microsoft Office 2019
Additional supported Software (64-Bit):
DWG Trueview 2021, 2022 or 2023