Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, CADISON E&I 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. CADISON E&I 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, CADISON E&I 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 CADISON E&I Designer can be converted into a plain AutoCAD drawing, which can be easily shared with AutoCAD users. 3D drawing generated in CADISON E&I 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.
CADISON E&I 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.
AutoCAD 2019 & AutoCAD 2020 are compatible with CADISON E&I Designer.
Recommended System Specification:
Supported Operating System (64-Bit):
Windows 7 Professional with SP1
Windows 7 Ultimate with SP1
Windows 7 Enterprise with SP1
Windows 10 Pro (version 1607 or higher)
Windows 10 Enterprise (version 1607 or higher)
Citrix XenApp 7.6, Citrix XenDesktop ® 7.6 *
Supported Applications (64-Bit):
AutoCAD Mechanical 2019 **
AutoCAD Architecture 2020
AutoCAD Mechanical 2020 **
Microsoft Office 2016 (64-Bit and 32-Bit)
Microsoft Office 2019 (64-Bit and 32-Bit)
Additional supported Software (64-Bit):
Navisworks 2019 or 2020 (corresp. to AutoCAD version)
DWG Trueview 2019 or 2020 (corresp. to AutoCAD version)