The Electrical Contractor Network

ECN Electrical Forum
Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Books, Tools and Test Equipment for Electrical and Construction Trades

Register Now!

Register Now!

We want your input!

Featured:
   

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

   
Recent Posts
Sprinklered equipment 26-008
by bigpapa
12/02/16 04:24 PM
On Delay Relay with Auto Reset
by Potseal
12/01/16 09:59 AM
Wow, that was close!
by jraef
11/28/16 07:06 PM
Earthquake in New Zeeland
by RODALCO
11/27/16 11:25 PM
Calling all Non-US members!! (Non-US only)
by Tjia1981
11/27/16 06:33 AM
New in the Gallery:
12.5A through 0.75mm˛ flex (just out of curiosity)
Shout Box

Top Posters (30 Days)
gfretwell 13
HotLine1 9
Texas_Ranger 8
Trumpy 8
sparkyinak 7
Who's Online
0 registered (), 81 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#201 - 12/18/00 04:53 PM Residential Wiring Computer Programs?
MikeO Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 12/18/00
Posts: 2
Is there anyone that can help.. im looking for some nice programs to draw res. wiring schematics and diagrams complete with wiring terminals on switches and recepticles..for teaching... programs for teaching as well as calculating jobs (foorplan type progs).. if anyone knows of any software like this (not just estimating software) please reply or email me... thx in advance.. MikeO

Top
Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades

Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Arc Flash Clothing, Gloves, KneePads, Tool Belts, Pouches, Tool Carriers, etc. etc....

#202 - 12/18/00 07:11 PM Re: Residential Wiring Computer Programs?
Scott35 Offline

Broom Pusher and
Member

Registered: 10/19/00
Posts: 2724
Loc: Anaheim, CA. USA
How about AutoCAD??
I use AutoCAD r 14 exclusively for just about everything related to an Engineered project [along with Excel for Panel Schedules, calcs, etc.].
If ACAD is out of your price range, try Turbocad, by IMSI. I have that program [an older version prior to obtaining a rock solid AutoCAD version"14"], and it has a nice library of components plus the power of a CAD program. It is a little easier to learn than ACAD, but it still requires somewhat a large learning curve.
Lastly, try Visio. I have version 4 and it is very versitile.

Scott.
_________________________
Scott " 35 " Thompson
Just Say NO To Green Eggs And Ham!

Top
#203 - 12/21/00 09:39 PM Re: Residential Wiring Computer Programs?
dugmaze Offline
Member

Registered: 12/18/00
Posts: 46
Loc: St. Louis
I bought one several years ago called, "Get Wired". It was a simple program that did everything you are talking about. It showed how to connect devices into circuits too. But I don't remember the maker of it. Try searching old archives of free software.

Top
#204 - 12/26/00 05:45 PM Re: Residential Wiring Computer Programs?
Scott35 Offline

Broom Pusher and
Member

Registered: 10/19/00
Posts: 2724
Loc: Anaheim, CA. USA
Mike:

I am following up on your question about the floor plan program[s].
Did you find one or decide on one yet?
Any questions, let us know!! [post to this forum].

I can give you a little help with AutoCAD, but mostly it would be suggestions or shortcuts, however I can offer a few ways to get started. From there, things will be a lot easier. CAD programs have a large learning curve, so don't get discouraged!

Scott "S.E.T."
_________________________
Scott " 35 " Thompson
Just Say NO To Green Eggs And Ham!

Top



ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals