Release Notes

WSCAD Software

Previous software
(WSCAD SUITE X PLUS, WSCAD SUITE X, WSCAD SUITE 2018)

ELECTRIX

v7.0.0.27

Release Date: 2021-09-22

Update 3 for WSCAD ELECTRIX 2021

The third WSCAD ELECTRIX 2021 Update contains numerous improvements and corrections.
Note: The updates described here depend on the discipline and function level!

General
Import & Export
CE module (Cabinet Engineering)
EI module (Electrical Installation)

General

  • For the new Quick Search symbols, macros and parts as well as reference names (BMK) can now be searched. For this, the menu bar of the search dialog has been displayed as drop-down lists.
  • The DWG/DXF layers of a page can be made visible or invisible individually. These settings are saved separately for each page.
  • Cross-references in the multi-line display work correctly.
  • In the document area, when dragging a frame (green) from right to left with left mouse button held down, text containers and dimensions that are not completely enclosed by the frame are also marked.
  • Symbol pins, that are copied and pasted in the Symbol Editor, are correctly connected in the plan.
  • In the Template Explorer, the Translate and Correct language functions are correctly launched in the context menu of a template.
  • If you click the Browse Project button during language analysis and multilingual PDF export, all languages present in the project will be listed correctly
  • Under Tools | Settings (Options) | View | Element Colors the color of the background can be set correctly.
  • When changing the program language, the names of all report pages are correctly displayed in the selected language.
  • The window size of the Cable Manager is saved correctly when closing the manager.
  • When drawing a line, entering the length using the keyboard works correctly.
  • After placing a cable, another EE page can be opened and another cable can be placed. The function is only canceled with the right mouse button or the Esc key.
  • Individual pages of an open project are locked only if the revision management is active in strict mode.
  • Calling the function Change | Object properties | Connections also works if some connections contain bridge lines.

Import & Export

  • Dimensions are displayed correctly when importing a WSCAD SUITE project. The values can be moved independently of the dimension arrows and the position of the arrows can be selected correctly.
  • Texts imported as graphic appear clearly readable when exported to PDF.
  • After the data transfer from WSCAD SUITE the help will be opened correctly.
  • The Phoenix PROJECT complete planning XLM import supports both dot and comma separation for decimal values.
  • After changing the project language, when exporting to PDF (with the Output with symbol parameters check box activated), the symbol parameters displayed in the popups are also correctly displayed in the selected project language.

CE module (Cabinet Engineering)

  • If a macro is placed in the Cabinet or several elements are placed with Copy and Paste, the Z-values of the elements are taken over correctly.
  • The context menu of the special cabinet elements (e.g. drill, slotted hole, blocked area) is displayed correctly.
  • When placing or shifting a symbol on a medium connection line, the line is displayed interrupted by the symbol. When removing a symbol from a medium connection line, the line is displayed closed again.

EI module (Electrical Installation)

  • On an installation plan page, texts can be rotated correctly with the space bar and scaled correctly with S and Shift+S.
  • On EI pages, the distance measuring of two points can be started with the B key and ended with the B key or the Esc key.
  • The rotation variants created in the EI library „INSTA/EDV” can be rotated correctly using the context menu command Rotate | Rotate 90°.

v7.0.0.21

Release Date: 2021-08-09

Update 2 for WSCAD ELECTRIX 2021

The second WSCAD ELECTRIX 2021 Update contains numerous improvements and corrections.
Note: The updates described here depend on the discipline and function level!

General
Manager & Browser
CE module (Cabinet Engineering)
EI module (Electrical Installation)

General

  • In the new quick search dialog, you can filter the hits using the Commands (c) and Settings (o) tabs.  If you enter a „c” and a space before the search term, only the commands will be searched, if you enter an „o” and a space, only the settings will be searched.
  • In the new quick search dialog, the scroll bar works correctly.
  • In Hotfix 1, elements of a macro that were moved were detached from the macro, but the remaining elements were still part of the macro. Now, by customer request, the functionality has been changed as follows: If one or more elements of a macro are moved, the macro is dissolved.
  • If the cross-references at the symbol are set to multi-line, cross-references and symbol texts no longer overlap at the symbol.
  • The Tools | Wire name | Create wire names function works correctly even in the Source/destination point-point mode.
  • When moving multiple selected elements, the moving points of the selection will be displayed correctly.
  • The F9 key correctly activates/deactivates the setting of the coordinate zero point at the cursor.
  • When importing a SUITE X project, the elements placed on layers are correctly assigned to the layers.
  • Cable lines can be copied, cut and pasted correctly – even selections with cable lines.
  • A black box can be inserted even without specifying a ref. name.
  • When copying schematic pages and cabinet pages from one area to another, the EE and CE symbols can be linked again across technologies in the new area.
  • In the Symbol Editor, when changing the shape from Point to Short in the properties dialog of a pin, the pin is correctly displayed as a short line.
  • Opening another project via the context menu command in the Project Explorer works correctly even if a project is already open.

Manager & Browser

  • In the Contactor Manager preview, when creating a new coil, the contact comb included in the assigned part is displayed correctly.
  • In the Connector Manager, the designations of the table rows are displayed correctly for the single connectors and sockets.

CE module (Cabinet Engineering)

  • Lines placed on CE pages can be split correctly.
  • If a part with predefined width and height is assigned to a placed cable duct, only the length of the cable duct can be changed. When changing the size, the grip points and the dimensions are displayed correctly.
  • When inserting a mounting plate, redundant rectangles are no longer displayed in the background.

EI module (Electrical Installation)

  • On EI pages, the alignment of symbols and texts works correctly.
  • When inserting doors and windows, the distances to the nearest walls are displayed correctly.
  • When selecting one or more EI elements with the left mouse button, the dimensions are displayed correctly.
  • When placing laying systems, the thickness defined in the software settings under Installation | Laying system is applied correctly.

v7.0.0.18

Release Date: 2021-07-21

Update 1 for WSCAD ELECTRIX 2021

The first WSCAD ELECTRIX 2021 Update contains numerous improvements and corrections.
Note: The updates described here depend on the discipline and function level!

Quick Search (Search & Click)
General
Moving
Macros
Part management
DXF/DWG import
Editors
Interface Phoenix Contact
CE module (Cabinet Engineering)
BA module (Building Automation)
EI module (Electrical Installation)

New! Quick Search (Search & Click)

  • With the revised menu bar or the key combination Ctrl+Q you can call up the new quick search. This means you no longer have to worry about where to find the functionality you want in the menu items or software settings. Just enter your search term in the new search dialog and double-click on the hit that fits best. The function will be executed directly (e.g. in the menu entries) or you will be guided to the right place (e.g. in the software settings). Very quickly you create a new project with new pages, place symbols, terminal strips and cables and change your software settings.

General

  • The menu bar and the title bar have been merged.
  • The Intelligent Selection | BMK function works correctly for all disciplines.
  • The short cut Ctrl+Alt suppresses the opening of the associated manager when placing symbols.
  • When locking multiple wires for automatic wire designation, the lock icon will be displayed on the wires when showing the connection attributes is enabled.
  • When using the Insert | Graphic | Rectangle function, the hint texts are correctly displayed in the status bar.
  • When copying a coil, the contacts of the old coil are correctly not transferred to the new coil.
  • If you place a main contact via the command bar and assign it to a coil in the Contactor Manager, the BMK of the coil is correctly displayed at the contact.
  • When drawing a frame over several elements including some frame elements on a page, the frame elements will not be selected. Elements in the frame can only be deleted if you have clicked in the frame.
  • The cross-references at the interruption symbols are displayed correctly.
  • Free cross-references can be placed correctly using the Free cross-references additional window.
  • If the DW point representation is activated in the View main menu, the destination wiring elements are correctly displayed as points and also correctly output to a printer or to a PDF file.
  • When activating the Filling check box in the properties dialog of standard text, the text will no longer disappear behind the selected filling.
  • After rotating block text, the text is correctly displayed in the text frame. The original non-rotated text is correctly no longer displayed.
  • In the Edit project texts dialog, the columns Additional info.1-6 can be displayed correctly.

Moving

  • Moving multiple selected terminal strips has been accelerated.
  • After moving a symbol, the symbol correctly remains selected so that you can move it a second time. Only a click in the drawing area cancels the selection again.
  • If you want to move two selected info links, the mouse pointer is correctly placed in the first grip point.

Macros

  • If you move several elements of a macro, you receive a message that these elements will be removed from the macro. If you cancel the function, the message will no longer appear for each individual element and the elements will not be moved.
  • If a macro is moved and then swapped, the macro remains placed at the new position.
  • All macros in the macros folder „Distribution Macros A4” are correctly displayed in the preview and in the Macro Editor. If these macros are used in the Distribution and Circuit Manager, the pages generated from these macros will be created correctly.
  • Macros are displayed correctly in the Macro Editor, regardless of whether a project is open or not.

Part management

  • In a SQL database, the Part name column and the first column after the status column are also searched correctly.
  • If you create a new part via the part management, the current date is automatically entered in the WSCAD field Creation date in the following form: YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM
  • In the Combi element dialog, you can use the + and – keys to increase or decrease the number of the additional part if a cell of the additional part is selected. If the cursor is placed directly in the Part field, the + and – characters can be entered there as text. In both cases it does not matter whether + and – are used from the letter block or from the number block of the keyboard.

DXF/DWG import

  • Referencing a DWG file via the option Based on DWG page when creating a new page has been improved. Both the model and the layouts can be referenced correctly. The individual elements can be edited via their context menus.
  • With the „old” import of a DWG file (via File | Import | DXF/DWG) only the model but not the layouts of the DWG file can be embedded in the page. A hint now appears to create a new page instead with the option Based on DWG page.
  • The properties of a page containing a DWG file referenced with Based on DWG page can be changed.

Editors

  • In the editors, when moving and rotating elements, the distances, radius, rotation axis and rotation angle are displayed correctly. The Tab key can be used to enter the values directly.
  • When changing the distance area of a CE symbol in the properties dialog under Cabinet component in the Symbol Editor, it is displayed correctly when placing or moving the symbol.
  • If you add a block text to a symbol in the Symbol Editor and add another language including text, language and text will be saved correctly.
  • In the Symbol Editor, the context menu command Selection | Rotate 90° rotates all selected elements correctly.
  • Quick Editor always shows the data of the last opened plan. In the Quick Editor, the Show All filter can be used to correctly select the individual element types.

Interface Phoenix Contact

  • In Phoenix PROJECT complete planning, export and import of terminal strips with terminal accessories and with wire jumpers and plug-in jumpers work correctly.

CE module (Cabinet Engineering)

  • The output of CE pages to Steinhauer PWA works correctly.
  • If the mounting aid is activated, even manually drawn symbols are correctly aligned on the DIN rail.
  • Changes to the position of the symbol snap point of a CE symbol (via properties dialog under Cabinet component) are applied correctly.
  • If you select several CE elements and choose the context menu command Selection | Properties, the Properties Attributes dialog with the table view is correctly called.

BA module (Building Automation)

  • After executing the function Tools | Automatic | Update datapoints/infolinks, the datapoint assignments can be displayed correctly in the Project Wizard for the PLC channels of the macros used via the context menu command Current grouped values.
  • In the Plugin Manager, only one datapoint key plugin can be activated at a time, not several at once.

EI module (Electrical Installation)

  • Windows and doors can be placed flush with the corner of a wall.
  • The function Insert | Electrical Installation | Auto-detect room area works correctly even if an area with a grid fill is selected.
  • On EI pages, you can use the context menu command Continue wall drawing to continue drawing the wall at right angles.
  • When inserting a rotation variant on an EI page, the cross reference to the BA page is correctly displayed at the symbol.
  • The red connection pins inside EI symbols are displayed again.
  • Generating a material list with the output type „3. Together + Ref. name” and activated Additional parts check box works correctly for the discipline EI.

v7.0.0.15

Release Date: 2021-07-07

WSCAD ELECTRIX 2021

General

  • Via the newly introduced Single Sign On (SSO) you can use the WSCAD ELECTRIX 2021 software, the data portal wscaduniverse.com and the new WSCAD Shop with only one WSCAD account. To do this, you have to register once with WSCAD. If you have already created an account at wscaduniverse.com, simply use the same user data. You can, of course, continue to use the WSCAD software without logging in, but you have no access to the online functions, such as importing part data from wscaduniverse.com or creating support tickets, and you cannot access the interfaces to WAGO, Schneider Electric and ELMEKO.
  • WSCAD ELECTRIX 2021 is only available as a 64-bit version and only runs on a Windows 10 64-bit operating system. In the 64-bit version, considerably more memory (RAM) can be used, and large projects and DXF/DWG files can be processed quickly. The new analysis tool checks during installation whether the 64-bit Access Database Engine required for the WSCAD databases is available on the PC. If it is missing, it can be installed using the tool.
  • With the new Design Engine, the processors of professional NVIDA and AMD graphics cards are supported. This makes zooming and moving within the drawing area much smoother and faster.
  • Upward and downward compatibility with WSCAD SUITE 2018, WSCAD SUITE X and WSCAD SUITE X PLUS.
  • The new WSCAD ELECTRIX product Advanced (formerly Professional 40) is available. This product corresponds to a Professional, which is limited to a total of 40 plan pages (per discipline). The pages of the individual reports are not limited. All available Add-Ons can also be booked with it.
  • The performance when creating and editing terminal strips with a large number of terminals (> 50) has been improved.
  • The opening of pages that contain many connections has been accelerated.
  • The Consent to Data Collection is now confirmed when creating the WSCAD account (SSO). Consequently, all references to the consent form have been removed from WSCAD ELECTRIX 2021.
  • In the Project Explorer, the project-specific configuration can now be switched on or off for several selected projects via the new context menu command Project-specific configuration.
  • If the project-specific configuration is switched off in the project properties, a user-defined path specified in the export dialog is reset to the default.
  • The search-and-replace function is executed correctly even in multilingual texts.
  • A locally borrowed license that has expired blocks access to the server license and thus the start of the WSCAD software via the network. In this case, the container with the expired license can be deleted in the starter dialog via the Delete button, which is only displayed in such cases.
  • If a symbol is selected via Change | Lock material list or Change | Lock numbering, the lock is also applied to the associated symbols of the other disciplines, and the symbols are not included in the material list or are excluded from the numbering.
  • If you click on one of the fields for manufacturer, customer, building site and architect in the wizard under Preview and properties when creating a project and then on the button Transfer data from database, the address database is opened and the data can be selected and correctly taken over.
  • Within project groups, further project groups with the same name can be created (e.g., Customer A | 2021 and Customer B | 2021). However, project names must be unique and cannot be the same as a group name.
  • Projects whose project language differs from the program language can be copied and renamed correctly.
  • The context menu command Edit project texts of the page can be used to correctly change the self-defined project texts of the page that were created under Tools | Settings (options) | Project | Defaults.
  • In the case of a black box or component box, the setting of multiple pins at the same location is prevented.
  • The menu item Insert |Structure area is grayed out as long as no plan page is open.
  • If a network path is specified in the WSCAD settings for the backup copy, it will be correctly taken over when creating the project backup, including the two required backslashes at the beginning of the path.

Design Engine

In WSCAD ELECTRIX 2021, the Design Engine has been completely revised. This is the program unit responsible for the layout and construction of the plan pages. This results in many minor and major changes when placing and moving objects and scrolling through documents. In addition, the entire design process has been accelerated and improved.

Display

  • Control loops are represented with action lines (from the mounting location of the measurement up to the actuator).
  • Connection attributes and connection attribute texts are moved correctly, even if they are not switched to visible.
  • When activating and deactivating the Set lock for automatic wire name function in the properties dialog of the connection attributes, the position of the connection attribute texts is preserved, even if they were moved before.
  • With the context menu command Align to grid of the symbol, the medium connection lines associated with the symbol are also aligned correctly with the grid.
  • When you insert a cable with the Cable Manager switched off, the color code of the stored part is displayed correctly in the plan.
  • In general text, free text and block text, line breaks are set correctly even if a non-proportional font (monospaced) is used. Line breaks can also be set correctly with /a and /n.
  • Undocked windows that are displayed on a second screen in full-screen mode (e.g., the preview) are retained after restarting the WSCAD software in full-screen mode. If the second screen is switched off, the windows are displayed again on the first screen.
  • If the symbols on the plan page are listed in a legend, the legend is automatically updated immediately when symbols are deleted from the plan.

Structure identifiers

  • Copying elements with multiple aspects to another project where other aspects are switched to available works correctly.
  • If you change the display mode of the structure identifiers in the properties dialog of a symbol under View, the structure identifiers that are not activated are correctly hidden.
  • All 4 aspects of the structure identifier are displayed correctly in the structure area.
  • The input of „\n” as line break in the structure identifiers is evaluated correctly and displayed correctly at the elements.
  • When you cut and paste a structure area with elements, the Ref. name texts of the contained elements are displayed within the pasted structure area, and the aspects of the structure area are correctly applied to the elements.

Copy & Paste

  • Copying a closed project works correctly.
  • If pages are copied into a project where the entry Sheet Name #1 is selected under Tools | Settings (options) | Numbering | Reference | Type of Numbering, the ref. names of the newly inserted pages will contain the correct sheet numbers.

Explorers & editors

  • Changes within the template, symbol and macro directories with the Windows Explorer are correctly displayed in the explorers after restarting the WSCAD software.
  • If you change the part of a symbol in the Material Explorer and the content of an additional text in the subsequently opened part management, the additional text is correctly transferred to the symbol.
  • When cables are imported in the Material Explorer via the Import external material data function, the color code is also loaded correctly for each last wire of a cable.
  • In the Symbol Editor, the cross-references on a symbol can be correctly switched from „multi-column” to „multi-line” and vice versa.
  • If you load a placed CE symbol into the Symbol Editor and add more pins (or remove pins), the changes are immediately applied to the central database and correctly displayed on the CE page, just like when you make changes with the Pin Editor.
  • If you add a channel group to a newly created PLC parent element in the Symbol Editor, it is possible to select a template for the channel group without errors.
  • When a macro is loaded for editing in the Macro Editor, the elements of the macro can still be locked for the material list in the Quick Editor.

Managers and Browsers

  • If you place an element with additional parts via the Manager, the additional parts are correctly displayed in the properties dialog of the element.
  • In the Terminal Manager browser, the changed order of the columns is saved correctly.
  • If you first define a sequence for distributed terminals in the Terminal Manager browser and then convert the distributed terminals to multi-level terminals, the previously defined sequence of terminals is still displayed but is no longer taken into account.
  • In the Terminal Manager browser, both existing wire bridges and changes to the wire bridges are displayed correctly.
  • In the Terminal Manager browser, a part can be copied with CTRL+C and pasted into another terminal with CTRL+V even for distributed terminals.
  • If you copy a cable with a cable shield while the cable management is activated, the Cable Manager will open correctly after the copied cable has been placed.
  • If you swap two already placed cables in the tree view of the Cable Manager, the swap is immediately displayed correctly in the tree view.
  • After executing the Restore combs function in the Contactor Manager, all combs that have been switched to visible remain visible and all combs that have been switched to invisible remain invisible.
  • The column settings (e.g., width) in the PLC Manager browser are saved when the dialog is closed.
  • If you create a PLC child element with the Configuration for PLC Inputs and Outputs dialog and assign the channels with the PLC Manager, the Symbol text column contains the correct entries.
  • In the Circuit and Distributor Manager, renaming and deleting circuits work correctly. After the schematics have been successfully generated, the info links contained in the macros are displayed correctly.

Lists and charts

  • If the Part data from database check box is activated when generating the material list, the data of the specified additional parts is also transferred to the list.
  • The cable type is evaluated correctly in the cable list.
  • Cables used in multiple disciplines are correctly output in the cable list, depending on the technology selection settings in the Generate dialog.
  • Part data from connection attributes are displayed correctly in the reports for the associated connections.
  • The wire lengths of connections that end at plugs or sockets are output correctly in the wiring diagram.
  • When a project is copied, the file path for the list output to Excel is adapted to the new working directory.
  • If you copy a section with several subprojects, the description of the subproject is output correctly when exporting the function list to Excel.
  • Wiring charts with the option Also output parallel connections are created correctly.
  • The placeholders for the revision versions are filled correctly in the „Cover sheet” report.
  • If the text content of a table placeholder in the reports is longer than the frame of the placeholder, the text will be truncated correctly.

Import & export

  • The integration of DXF/DWG files has been completely revised. An import with subsequent conversion is no longer necessary. When creating a new project page, you can reference a DXF/DWG file directly in the Project page(s) dialog with the Based on the DWG page check box. A copy of the DXF/DWG file is automatically saved in the project directory Graphics. The content of this copy is displayed on the project page and can be edited there (e.g., moving or deleting objects).
    Note: If you replace the copy with another file with the same file name, the contents of that file will be displayed in the project page.
  • When outputting files, the new path variables <ProjectPath>, <DateYYYYYMMDD> and <TimeHHMMSS> can be used in the directory path and file name.
  • Terminal charts in the form of Excel lists that were created with E-PLAN can be imported using the Material Explorer.
  • When importing a terminal chart via the Material Explorer, the terminal numbers are displayed correctly sorted.
  • If you place an imported graphic in the background, all medium connection lines remain visible in the foreground, even during PDF export.
  • Imported and mirrored or rotated images can be moved correctly. The export to PDF also works correctly.
  • On resizing an imported PDF file using the Change context menu, the PDF file is displayed correctly before and after the change.
  • The display of rotated texts has been improved for the DXF/DWG export.
  • The size of a hole in a mounting plate is output correctly in a DWG file.
  • When exporting to PDF, the colors of the individual layers and the color override for layers are displayed correctly for general text, free style text and text boxes. Free style text is no longer overridden by an active color override for general text.
  • If you select a different destination path when exporting to PDF, the previously specified file name is retained.
  • With the PDF Multiple export, the languages set in the dialog are saved on closing the dialog.
  • The import of WMF files via Insert | Graphic | Image works correctly.

Part management

  • In the Combined element dialog, you can enter the characters + and – from the keyboard block in the Part field without increasing or decreasing the number of the additional part. However, if you enter + and – from the numeric keypad, the number of additional parts is increased or decreased.
  • Parts imported from wscaduniverse.com are correctly displayed in the shopping cart of the WSCAD software after closing wscaduniverse.com.
  • When importing a WSCAD parts database, the filters are applied correctly, and all filtered parts are imported with CTRL+A.
  • The import of parts into a newly created SQL part database works correctly.
  • If you filter for parts in an SQL part database and then select the filtered parts with CTRL+A and delete them, only these parts will be deleted.
  • An SQL Express database can be successfully imported into an existing WSCAD part database (MDB or SQL).

Revision management

  • When Revision Management is activated, pages that have not been enabled for modification are correctly not given the change status.

Settings (Options)

  • On exiting the Settings dialog (Tools | Settings (options)), the settings in the tree view are saved and displayed again the next time it is opened.
  • If you add another foreign language under Tools | Settings (options) | Language | View and only want to display the texts in the symbols in the foreign language, the other texts (such as the texts in the frame) will remain in the set project language.
  • With the new check box Hide extensions with an underscore, e.g. for additional parts (-F1_1 becomes -F1) under Tools | Settings (options) | View, the extensions with an underscore are hidden for all elements (e.g., even for additional parts).
  • If the 3D overlay points for cabinet elements are defined via the Tools | Cabinet | 3D overlay points function, these settings are correctly displayed in the properties dialog of the elements under Cabinet Component 3D.
  • Under Tools | Settings (options) | View | Colors elements you can correctly create and select custom colors.

Interfaces

Phoenix Contact interface

  • The export of a terminal strip from the Terminal Manager to Phoenix PROJECT complete works correctly.
  • During the Phoenix PROJECT complete planning export, the Ref. names of the terminal strips are also transferred to the Phoenix tool and displayed there. In addition, the DIN rails and the terminal strips placed there as well as the levels of the multi-level terminals are output correctly.
  • During the Phoenix PROJECT complete planning import, the terminal position numbers (TPN) of multi-level terminals are transferred correctly.
  • If the Replace wire jumpers with plug-in jumpers check box is selected for the Phoenix PROJECT complete planning export, the plug-in jumpers are correctly displayed in the plan after the subsequent re-import.
  • During the Phoenix PROJECT complete marking export, all output fields copied from the Cable chart placeholder list are exported correctly.
  • During the the Phoenix PROJECT complete marking export, the aspects defined as output fields are exported correctly.
  • The Phoenix PROJECT complete marking templates (*.wsPKL) have been moved from the WSCAD directory \Templates\Phoenix to \Settings\Phoenix Contact.

Other interfaces

  • For the calculation of the control cabinet air conditioning with the software ProClima from the company Schneider Electric, the entry Schneider Electric | ProClima has been added to the main menu Interface.
  • For the Siemens TIA interface, the import of PLC elements that are composed of several elements, such as a Head Unit and a Base Unit, has been extended. The current TIA file format V1.2.0 is also supported. This enables users to use the new format definitions when importing into the WSCAD software. When exporting from the WSCAD software, the old formats (V1.0.0/V1.1.0) and the new format can be selected.
  • The entry Weidmüller Rail Designer was removed from the Export menu of the Terminal Manager and also from the Output to list in the Terminal charts configuration dialog because the program no longer exists.
  • All rotated elements are output correctly via Interfaces | Production | Steinhauer PWA.

PLM system PRO.FILE

  • For the PLM interface PRO.FILE, the entry Export PDF multilingual has been introduced in the Save to PRO.FILE dialog. The gearwheel symbol opens the PDF Export wizard. This saves the project (or just individual documents) for each selected language in a separate PDF file and transfers it to PRO.FILE.
  • When saving a WSCAD project to PRO.FILE, the project metadata is also transferred to the DXF and PDF document types.
  • Under Tools | Settings (options) | PRO.FILE | Document attributes, self-created, project-specific user attributes can be assigned to the PRO.FILE document attributes.
  • If no values are entered in the WSCAD settings for the document attributes and the part attributes, it is still possible to save to PRO.FILE.
  • When a project with PRO.FILE-IDs is copied, the PRO.FILE-IDs are deleted in the copy. The IDs are only assigned after being saved to PRO.FILE for the first time.

CE module (Cabinet Engineering)

  • If a contact of a contactor is placed on another free contact of the contactor in the Contactor Manager, the changes are correctly displayed on the cabinet page after routing.
  • Duplicated elements can be placed directly on the cabinet door. The mounting support does not prevent this.
  • If a cable duct is placed on the corner of a mounting plate and its position and that of the parent (mounting plate) are set accordingly in the properties dialog of the cable duct in the Cabinet Component menu item, the distance to the zero point is calculated correctly with 0 mm.

BA module (Building Automation)

  • 300 revised and new macros for building automation (e.g., cooling technology) are also supplied.
  • The new, revised VDI 3814 is already supported. Here, the function lists of VDI 3814 and 3813 have been combined into one function list. This new function list is already included in the WSCAD software.
  • The data point management has been adapted. Properties (e.g., BACnet) can now be conveniently specified for each data point.
  • Extension of the BA part database with new fields for the communication profile. These fields can be evaluated in the new function list.
  • New radio buttons and new columns have been created in the BA Data Points dialog and in the Data Point Browser. In addition, there are placeholders for the new fields for the material list and the function list.
  • The placeholders Signal classification, Explanation and BA object name have been added for the function lists.
  • In the BA data points dialog, the column settings for visibility, sequence and size are saved on exiting the dialog.
  • The setting for the Database connection check box in the BA data points dialog of a BA symbol is adopted for all BA symbols copied from this element.
  • The data point key plugin BKS_Open has been extended. In the Project management list, it is now also possible to select additional information that was defined under the project defaults for document folders and pages. This means that more project, document folder and page information can now be used for the automated creation of the data point key.
  • The data point key plugins for symbol texts in the data point key have been improved.
  • If you use a page macro with multiple copied elements on different BA pages, unique data point GUIDs are generated for them.
  • The order of the cables, as they are arranged in the BA symbol, is retained after executing the wizard for numbering the references (including the cables).
  • In the properties dialog of a BA element, in the menu item Cable, the table columns can be shown and hidden.

EI module (Electrical Installation)

  • 50 new macros according to RAL-RG 678 for electrical installation are also supplied. With these established standard macros, installation plans can be created much faster.
  • With the function Tools | Check | All faulty or missing connection points of EI laying systems are displayed in the error list.
  • Symbols on an EI page can be enlarged to a maximum factor of 1.9E+10 and placed correctly. The minimum factor is 1E-3 (0.001).
  • The function Set frames also works on EI pages.
  • If laying systems that are located in the same installation zone intersect, the connection points are displayed correctly. No connection points are displayed for intersecting laying systems in different installation zones.
  • If you change the number of the first EI page and then insert a new page, it will be inserted correctly with number 1.
  • Copying and pasting a grid ceiling works correctly.
  • If the walls of a room are automatically connected on an EI page, the room is also displayed as closed in the 3D representation.

Add-On Project Wizard

  • In the dialog Macro variable: Insert values (accessible via the context menu command Current grouped values of a macro in the Project Wizard) the values of the channel addresses can be deleted correctly.
  • If multiple macros containing the same PLC channel variables are used in the Project Wizard, only different data points can be assigned to the same PLC channel variables via the macro context menu command Current grouped values.