Variables tab in the document settings displays the variables of the current title block.
Related symbols can be combined into blocks. Blocks of symbols are bounded by a rectangle that has its own label (reference).
The block reference is displayed in print reports (bill of material, list of connections, etc.) in the "block reference - symbol reference" format. Example: symbol HL1 in block DSA1 is displayed as DSA1-HL1.
To create a block:
- Draw a rectangle around the group of symbols.
- In the Properties panel, enter the block reference.
The block can be removed by deleting the rectangle.
Cross-references in PDF
When exporting a drawing to PDF format, cross-references are also preserved.
Connection Name Takeover
A new connection that is attached to an existing connection can take over its name. This option can be enabled in the program settings -
New connection takes over the name of the connection to which it is attached.
Drawing Viewer for Android
The new version 1.9 brings smooth rendering, dark mode and various other improvements.
The "Favourites" panel visually represents symbols and is positioned above the drawing area for easy access.
To add a symbol to the Favourites panel:
Select a symbol from the graphical palette or the "Symbol Search" dialog box and choose the "Add to Favourites" menu option.
To remove a symbol from the Favourites panel:
Click on the symbol and press the
Delete key on your keyboard.
Drawing Border Margin:
In the program settings, on the "Control" tab, you'll find the "Drawing border margin" option, which determines the distance between the drawing border and the window edge.
Color of Cable Symbols
Cable symbols can be customized with colors other than black. In the program settings, on the "Wires" tab, you'll find the "Color of cable symbols" option.
Renumber Terminals menu command displays a dialog box that shows all terminals of the project.
renumber now button you can renumber all terminals in the project.
Drawing Terminal Blocks
A new video is available:
The numbering of the terminal strips can start with any number. This makes it possible that each terminal in the drawing has a unique number.
Terminal strip settings
Select the terminal and enter the
Start number property in the
Others group in the Properties panel. Starting from this number, the individual terminals of the terminal strip will be numbered in ascending order.
Position of the title block
In landscape format, the title block can be placed on the left, bottom or right edge of the drawing.
Rectangles and ellipses can be rotated.
In the program settings:
Others you can select which units to display:
- a) Metric
- b) Imperial (decimal numbers)
- c) Imperial (fractions)
- 5 cm
- 11.9 mm
- 5.41 "
- 1 3/8 "
In the symbol editor, object coordinates are given in tenths of a millimeter. This is convenient, because the values can be changed using the mouse wheel. If you want to enter the coordinates with units (e.g., "5 cm"), press
F12 in the symbol editor, select
Symbol and check the box
Use units in the Properties panel.
Snap can be entered in metric or imperial units, e.g., 4 mm, 0.5", 1/2", etc.
Panel Symbols graphically
In this panel, each symbol displays its name underneath the symbol. Using the slider at the top of the window, you can change the size of the symbol previews.
Arc defined by three points
To start drawing the arc, use the menu command
Arc defined by 3 points or this icon: .
The first mouse click defines the start point
To finish drawing the arcs, press the
The old way of drawing an arc has been renamed to
Inscribed Arc, because this arc is defined by a rectangle and two points: the start point and the end point. The icon for this arc is:
Improved Import from AutoCAD
When importing from AutoCAD as vector graphics, it is possible to specify the size of the imported drawing.
After inserting the imported symbol into the drawing, although it can be resized with the mouse, it is more convenient if the symbol is approximately the size it will be in the drawing.
The size can range from 3 cm (for small symbols) to 100 cm (e.g. for instance drawings with an extensive floor plan). You can set the desired size using the slider at the top of the window.
New option when renumbering connections.
You can now use the "renumber all except connections with letters in the name" option. If you use this option, connections like "L1", "L2", "PEN", etc. will not be renumbered.
How to install
If you have purchased ProfiCAD after 1. 1. 2022, you can upgrade to Version 12 free of charge.
How do I purchase an upgrade?
If you purchased a previous version of ProfiCAD, you can upgrade to the latest version at a discount of 50%.
Install the new version and enter your license key. The program will show you a
If you prefer to purchase the upgrade before installing version 12, contact us by using the contact form on our website. We will provide you the discount code.
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