Manufacturing & Industry

AutoCAD Electrical – Optional tag

Use a wd_fam.dat file to change the default family code for a component type.

For example using IEC 60617 standard symbol library the default tag for push buttons will be SF. If you want to give tag PB instead create a text file with Notepad and type the following old value, new value.

Save the file as wd_fam.dat. Select a path based on whether it is for a specific project or to be used for all projects. The following search order is used (2016): C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\AutoCAD Electrical 2016\R201.1\enu\Support\User\

For example push buttons will get a tag value PB and pilot lights X.


Already inserted symbols can updated with Retag Components command.