What's New

 

5/27/2018

ProfiCAD 10.3.1

minor fixes

5/10/2018

ProfiCAD 10.3

Improved list of cables

List of cables includes information about to which symbols and connection points a cable is connected. The listing contains the following characters:

characterseparator
;between symbols
,between connection points
:between symbols and connection points

Example: R6:1,2,3;X5:3
The cable is connected to connection points 1, 2 and 3 of symbol R6 and to the connection point 3 of symbol X5.

Editable dimension value

You can set custom dimension text in the Properties panel.



3/6/2018

ProfiCAD 10.2.1

Previewing pages and layers

Mouse over the Pages panel to display a page preview. This makes it easier to navigate around multi-page drawings.


Mouse over the Layers panel to display a layer preview. This makes it very easy to see which objects are in which layer.


Printing the current page

Right-click on the drawing and select Print current page.

Applying format settings to multiple pages

Use this function to apply format settings to multiple pages simultaneously. This can be useful if, for example, you want to change the paper size for a multi-page drawing.

Procedure:

  1. In the Print settings or Page size dialog box, click Copy settings to other pages.
  2. A dialog box will open in which you can select the pages you want to copy the settings to. Confirm by clicking OK.


1/30/2018

ProfiCAD 10.1.1

Bill of material filter

The filter allows you to determine which symbols are listed in the Bill of material.

In the Bill of material window, press the Filter button. A dialog box appears with the Symbols Filter tab and Layers Filter.

Bill of material filter

The symbols filter contains two text fields. In the Include box, specify the names of the symbols to be included in the bill of material. If this field is empty, all symbols will be included. In the Exclude box, specify the names of the symbols to be excluded from the bill of material.

Place each name on one line. It is enough to specify partial names. The filter supports two special characters:

^ for the beginning of the name. For example, ^dis pass matches all symbols that begin with "dis".

$ for the end of the name. For example, lay$ will matches all symbols that end with "lay".

Test area

In the right-hand part of the window there is a list of symbols used to test the filter. The list contains either only the symbols from the active document or the entire library.

Symbols from the active document are either green or red, depending on whether they passed the filter or not.

Symbols from the entire library let you test whether the filter could be used for symbols that are not in the active document. The list of symbols from the entire library is not colored and only the symbols that have passed through the filter are listed.

Pasting pictures from clipboard

The program allows you to insert an image from the Windows clipboard into the drawing. This is the easiest way to get a picture from another source, for example from a PDF catalog.

  1. In the PDF document, zoom in as much as possible to prevent the picture from being distorted. For example, use the zoom in command, or use the mouse wheel while holding the Ctrl key.
  2. Make a screenshot. For Windows 10, press Win + Shift + S. For older systems, press PrtScn.
  3. Switch to ProfiCAD and press Ctrl + V.


12/1/2018

ProfiCAD 10

Dimensioning

Linear Dimension

dimension points

Draws a horizontal or vertical dimension.

Click the icon or select menu command Draw - Linear dimension. Click the mouse to select the first point (1) (start of the first extension line). Use the next mouse click to select the start of the second extension line (2). With the third mouse click, select the point (3), through which the dimension line will be drawn. This dimension line is either horizontal or vertical, depending on the position of the third point relative to the first two.

Aligned dimension

Draws a dimension at any angle

Click the icon or select command Draw - Aligned dimension. The next procedure is the same as for linear dimensions.

Difference between linear and aligned dimensions: difference between linear and aligned dimensions

Diameter dimension

Used to dimension the diameter of a circle. Click the icon or select menu command Draw - Diameter dimension. The program supports three ways to dimension a circle. The diameter dimension is defined by two points: the first point lies on the circle and the second point lies:

  1. inside of the circle
  2. outside of the circle
  3. at the opposite point of the circle

Dimension styles

The program contains several predefined dimensioning styles. Each page may have a different dimension style set.

Right-click the drawing, select Page Settings from the menu and select the Dimension Style tab. A dialog box appears, which allows you to:

  • choose one of the predefined styles
  • create a new dimension style
  • modify a dimension style
  • delete a dimension style
dimension style - select

Clicking on the button New or Modify brings up a dialogue window where you can modify the properties of the dimension style. The dialog box also includes a dimension style preview that illustrates the meaning of all parameters.

dimension style - edit

Dimensioning units

All dimensions on a page use the same dimension unit that you can set in the Dimension Style dialog box. The dimension unit is not referenced on the dimensions but may be listed in the title block. The corresponding system variable is {_du}.

Print settings and page size

The following changes have been made since the last version:

  1. The print settings and page size are now separated.
  2. Each page can have a different size.

Print settings

Right-click the drawing, select Page Settings from the popup-menu and select the Print Settings tab. A dialog box appears, which allows you to:

  • select a paper size from several predefined formats
  • if you want to use a different size, press the Setup button and select a format in the printer dialog
  • set the print scale
  • print a drawing on a given number of paper sheets across and down (this allows for example to print an A3 size drawing on an A4 size paper)

Page size

Right-click the drawing, select Page Settings from the menu and select the Page Size tab. A dialog box appears, offering three paper sizes:

  • a) according to print settings
  • b) custom size in millimeters
  • c) predefined paper sizes

For a) and b), you can also specify the number of sheets of paper across and down.

Wire labels

Wire labels can be placed over the wires (instead of beside them) so they take up less space.

before now

This option is in the program setting (F12) - Wires Numbering, Place labels over the wire.

How to install

If you already have ProfiCAD, you can download the installer for upgrade. You can install over the previous version. This is a paid upgrade.

If you have purchased ProfiCAD after May 28, 2018, you can upgrade to Version 10 free of charge. For activation use the key that you have received when you purchased the program.

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