SEE Electrical. PDF Converter. By IGE+XAO

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SEE Electrical

PDF Converter

By IGE+XAO

This manual was produced using ComponentOne Doc-To-Help.™

Contents Introduction

1

Installation ................................................................................................................................. 1 No license available..................................................................................................... 2 Checking / inserting the serial number ........................................................................ 2

Using the SEE Electrical PDF Converter

5

Functionality .............................................................................................................................. 5 Exporting a single page.............................................................................................................. 5 Exporting a workspace............................................................................................................... 6 Components................................................................................................................. 7 Automatic functionality ............................................................................................................. 9 PDF Structure ............................................................................................................................ 9 Hyperlinks ................................................................................................................. 10

Glossary of Terms

11

Index

13

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Introduction

Installation The SEE Electrical PDF Converter is part of the normal installation of SEE Electrical. You can check the presence of the functionality by opening the command line in SEE Electrical; the commands will be visible when they are installed. There are two SEE Electrical PDF Converter commands available

This command exports the active drawing into PDF format

This command exports the active workspace into PDF format The SEE Electrical PDF Converter is an additional module, which means that is bounded to the serial number of your license.

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It is therefore important that you insert your serial number. This is the same serial number which is necessary to contact the license server for licensing and LiveUpdate. When the option does not appear in the Command Extensions list you can contact your SEE Electrical reseller to get the program.

No license available When you start the PDF commands “Drawing2pdf” or “Workspace2pdf” but you have no license file installed the following dialog will appear:

Checking / inserting the serial number To work with SEE Electrical PDF Converter you need to have two things: 1.

Your software serial number

2.

A license file for the PDF Generator which unlocks the functionality, you receive this from IGE+XAO when you buy this module. Two situations can exist: Proceed with A or B,

A) You use the software protection (No Hasp4 dongle) 1.

Start the program

2.

File, System Settings

3.

Tab License

4.

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5. 6.

Insert your serial number (8 digits, this number was assigned to your software license as you bought the SEE Electrical software). When you have used the internet license system and/or the LiveUpdate before this serial number is already inserted.

7.

Click on tab FOLDER

8.

Check the path to the TEMPLATES folder. This is the location where the license file for the PDF Generator must be stored

9.

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10. Copy the license file “Drawing2PDF.ext.pfl” you received from IGE+XAO into the folder as listed in the Templates folder as listed. 11. Restart SEE Electrical 12. Now you are ready to use the software

B) You use a network dongle (Hasp4 dongle attached) 1.

Start the program

2.

Open a project

3.

Open a page

4.

Open the command line ( View, Commands or Alt+C)

5.

Start the SEE Electrical PDF Generator

6.

When you use a dongle the SEE Electrical PDF Converter will ask you to insert your serial number:

7. 8.

Insert your serial number (8 digits, this number was assigned to your software license as you bought the SEE Electrical software). When you have used the internet license system and/or the LiveUpdate before this serial number is already inserted. You are ready now to use the SEE Electrical PDF Generator

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Using the SEE Electrical PDF Converter

Functionality The SEE Electrical PDF Converter makes it possible to export a single page, a selection of pages or a complete project (except “other documents) into the Adobe ® PDF format. It is possible to create the PDF file automatically when storing the project. As additional functionality the system is capable of generating a new “Components” section the PDF and sorts the contents according the parameters set. The SEE Electrical PDF Converter can be activated over the command line.

Exporting a single page The active drawing can be exported into the PDF format: 1.

Open the drawing

2.

Start the SEE Electrical PDF Converter by activating command “Drawing2pdf”

3.

Browse to the location where the PDF file should be created.

4. 5.

Now page.

the PDF file. This will take some time, especially when there are many elements on the

6.

You can open the PDF with an PDF Reader like Adobe Reader Note: The generated PDF file is an external file, and not part of the workspace

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Exporting a workspace When the SEE Electrical Diagram module is at least level Standard you can use the function (=)/ location (+) functionality. This means that the PDF output can be sorted according several parameters 7.

Open a workspace.

8.

Start the SEE Electrical PDF Converter by activating command “Workspace2pdf”

9.

Make your selection:

10. 11. Now page.

the PDF file. This will take some time, especially when there are many elements on the

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12. 13. The result will be similar to this:

14.

Components The SEE Electrical PDF Converter creates a new section in the PDF file, called “Components”. This section provides a smart way of navigating within the generated PDF file. With this function it is easy to find and locate a component in the PDF file. It uses the capabilities of the Adobe Reader.

Setting

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Setting

Setting

Setting

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Setting

Automatic functionality The SEE Electrical PDF Converter can generate PDF files, initiated by an event.

The possible events are the “Save workspace” or “Close workspace” actions. This function is especially useful when the projects must be available on a company’s intra- or ultra net. The function ensures that always the latest PDF representation of the project is used. The location of the generated files can be set and stored.

PDF Structure The generated PDF file has the same structure as the SEE Electrical workspace. The contents can be made visible by clicking on the contents table.

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Hyperlinks All hyperlinks (references) are “clickable”, they can be used to jump to the destination of the references. This functionality is identical to the “follow references” functionality in the advanced module.

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Glossary of Terms

Dongle A dongle (pronounced DONG-uhl) is a mechanism for ensuring that only authorized users can copy or use specific software applications, especially very expensive programs. Common mechanisms include a hardware key that plugs into a parallel or serial port on a computer and that a software application accesses for verification before continuing to run. SEE Electrical uses Hasp4 dongles

Event Something that takes place; an occurrence.

PDF Invented by Adobe Systems and perfected over 15 years, Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) lets you capture and view robust information—from any application, on any computer system—and share it with anyone around the world

Serial number Serial license number. Every license has a number, it is used for identification.

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W Workspace2pdf 6

Index

C Components 7

D Drawing2pdf 5

E events 9 Exporting a single page 5 Exporting a workspace 6

F Functionality 5

I Installation 1

N No license available 2

P PDF Structure 9

S SEE Electrical PDF Converter commands 1 serial number 3

T two SEE Electrical PDF Converter commands 1

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