Panel Layouts Creating Panel Layouts

Panel Layouts
In the previous tutorial, you learned to create
various circuits. The next step is panel layout
A panel is the box consisting of various electrical
switches and PLCs to control the working of
equipment. It can have relays, circuit breakers,
sensors, connectors, PLC’s, and switches. There are
some basic guidelines for creating panels.
Optimize Space. Place PLC I/O racks in the “slot”
created by the wiring duct to allow room for the
high density of wires going to them from the
duct. Place similar sized devices in the same “slots”
where possible. Consider the routing of all of the
wires to keep various voltages separated.
Spacing between wired devices and wire way or
other obstructions: 2″ minimum; 2 1/2 – 3″
preferred for 120VAC and less. 4″ for 480 volt
(enough to insert a closed fist between the device
and the wire way, another device, or obstruction.
In this tutorial, we will now create a panel using the
three phase ac circuit created in previous tutorial.
Creating Panel Layouts
Task: In this exercise, you will learn to generate a
list of components, place the component footprint,
and create a bill of materials.
Approximate Time: 30 minutes
Working with Panel Layouts
1. To add a new folder to the project:
• In the Project Manager, right-click
• Click Add Subfolder.
• Name the subfolder: PANEL.
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2. To begin adding drawings:
• Right-click the PANEL folder.
• Click Add Drawings.
• Navigate to the course files and
select 05 Panel Layout.dwg.
• Click Add.
3. When prompted to apply project defaults,
click Yes.
4. In the Project Manager, double-click 05
Panel Layout.dwg.
5. On the ribbon, click Panel tab.
6. To start the Schematic List tool:L
• Expand Icon Menu.
• Click Schematic List.
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7. Review the options in the Schematic
Components Lists dialog box.
8. To extract location codes:
• Under Location Codes to Extract,
click Named Location.
• Click Project.
• In the All Locations dialog box, click
• Click OK.
9. In the Schematics List dialog box, click OK.
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10. In the Select Drawings to Process dialog
• Press CTROL and select 02 Electrical
Components.dwg, 05
Schematic.dwg, and 05 Panel
• Click Process.
• Click OK.
11. In the Schematic Components dialog box,
click Mark Existing.
12. Review the list of components:
• Click LT728.
• Click Insert.
• Click to the left of CONVEYOR
13. In the Panel Layout dialog box, click OK.
14. Insert the LT730 component. Locate it just
above the LT 728 component and then click
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15. Close the Schematic Components dialog
Generate a Report
1. On the ribbon, click Reports.
2. On the Schematic panel, click Reports.
Review the list of reports that can be
3. To begin creating a Bill of Materials:
• Verify that Bill of Material is
• Under Location Codes to Extract,
click Named Location.
• Click Drawing.
• In the All Locations dialog box, click
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Click OK.
4. In the Schematic Reports dialog box, click
5. In the Select Drawings to Process dialog
• Click Do All.
• Click OK.
6. In the QSAVE dialog box, click OK.
7. Review the contents of the report.
8. To place the report in the drawing:
• In the Report Generator dialog box,
click Put on Drawing.
• In the Table Generation Setup
dialog box, click OK.
• Click to the left of the drawing
• Close the Report Generator dialog
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9. To relocate the bill of materials, start the
move tool. Select any part of the report and
move it to the location shown.
10. Zoom in and review the contents of the bill
of material.
11. End of Exercise. Close all Files. Do not save
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