Starting 2D Mechanical Layout

ARES Electrical, 2D Symbol, Layout, Mechanical Layout, Integration, Layout Component Symbol.

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Written by Kevin Silvério Ferreira
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Using ARES Electrical you can either decide to start to develop the Mechanical Layout after, before or while Electrical Schematic design development. After concluding 100% of the Electrical Schematic, we may need to add some items that are only found in the 2D Mechanical Layout of the project. This procedure is essential to verify whether the chosen plate will support all the dimensioned components and, mainly, show the person responsible for the physical assembly the disposition of the components and the necessary drillings on the panel plate.

It’s essential to know that in the ARES Electrical integrated 2D Mechanical Layout, the standard scale used in all components symbols is 1:1 by default, that is, one design unit corresponds to 1 millimeter in real life. In this section you will see how to build your Mechanical Layout adding rails, ducts, and all devices needed to achieve the best results.

How to add a Panel

Just like any other component, you can register different models of electric panels, with different sizes and different manufacturers. The ARES Electrical standard library contains one panel we will use to perform this example. Read the instructions below on how to insert it into the project.

Inserting a panel…

  1. Go to the Pages palette;

  2. Right-click on project's name and insert the Electrical Layout page group;

  3. Double-click on Electrical Layout;

  4. Open the Components palette;

  5. Access the folder PANELS AND ACESSORIES;

  6. Open the folder Panels>CEMAR;

  7. Double-click on the component STANDARD PANEL;

  8. Place the Panel symbol in the center of the page;

  9. Name the component PANEL 1;

There you have it, your panel has been inserted!

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