Archive for December, 2011

DraftLogic Christmas Availability

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Hi everyone,

Most important of all, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Now back to business…DraftLogic will be available for support throughout the Christmas season, with only sporadic absences of a few hours.

So please call/email/chat as you need for assistance & we will either be immediately available as per usual or be getting back to you within a 1/2 day.

Note the holiday season may be a opportune time to upgrade your site to DraftLogic Electrical V3.0 if you have not already done so!

Kindest regards to you and your family this holiday season,
Gerry Stebnicki, President & Dean Whitford, CEO

New Feature Provides More Options on Floor Plans Appearance

Monday, December 19th, 2011

The circuit numbers, switch IDs, luminaire tag numbers, and other text you see on a DraftLogic Electrical floorplan are all visible attributes of the symbols (aka blocks) that they are associated to. Being basically a part of those symbols is great since it allows DraftLogic to do so much for you, like assigning those circuit numbers during Automated Circuiting and nicely arranging all the visible attributes with the Annotation Organizer.

New Feature to Control Annotation

Today we are pleased to announce that DraftLogic Electrical now includes a function to move all that visible annotation to separate layers from the parent symbols so that you can control the color of the annotation separately from the color of the parent symbol. By having the annotation a different color, your plotting can utilize a different lineweight for the visible annotation versus the symbol’s geometry.

Speed is Not an Issue

The layer change for the annotation takes less than a couple of seconds even on a project with thousands of devices in it. Annotation is pushed to separate annotation layers for each system, thus maintaining your ability to isolate by system in model space and for viewports.

Completely Reversable

If you need the annotation returned to the same layer as the parent symbol, another quick function completes the round trip for you.

For detail on how to use the new functions, see this forums entry.

Thanks again to Daniel for this feature request!

Best of the Christmas season to all,
Dean Whitford & Gerry Stebnicki
DraftLogic Inc.

ConEst IntelliBid V7 Released–DraftLogic Electrical Design Automatically Transferred

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Hey folks,

In case you missed the ConEst and DraftLogic press releases over the past few months, ConEst released their IntelliBid version 7. In addition to numerous goodies in the estimating environment improved upon over prior versions of IntelliBid, DraftLogic Electrical can transfer every element of your completed design into the IntelliBid V7 count sheets. This saves you innumerable mouse clicks and keystrokes! Now instead of the drudge-work of counting, clicking, measuring, and typing to get the detail from the design into the estimating software, electrical estimators can now focus on applying their estimating discretion to complete an estimate.

See our news page for more information, or the Electrical Contractor website coverage of the same. We also have detail about the IntelliBid integration on the DraftLogic website.

Dean Whitford, CEO
DraftLogic Inc.