Automatic cabling core assignment using single line diagrams – elecworks Tips & Tricks

Associating cabling core operation could become a huge and tedious task, where the terminals are placed in confusing ways ( with respect to orientation, position, …), in schemes.

elecworks terminal drawings

Presently, the associate cable core command should be done from the terminal strip editor or from the selection of connections in the scheme.

This implies, a manual entities selection, with the consequent risk of making accidental errors, taking up too much time to do these selections.
In this new tip & trick, we will show you how to do the cabling automatically.


To do this in an automatic way, single line diagrams can be used. Remember if it is necessary, this kind of line diagrams can be done, before or after drawing the electrical schemes.

In this case, only the components that need to be cabled, will be inserted in the line diagrams.

elecworks single line diagram

After opening the detailed cabling dialog by a double click on each cable, elecworks shows automatically all electrical connections done previously in the scheme.

elecworks cable wiring

The next step, will be add as many cables as it is necessary. Click on the green text to select the cable.

elecworks cable manager

And by clicking the command Associate wires, from toolbar,

elecworks cable associate

elecworks automatically will associate the cable cores to each connection shown below

elecworks cable core

This results, in the cable cores being assigned automatically, in the electrical schemes, too.

elecworks electrical schemes cable core


With this proposed solution, the user will not only save time in the cabling core association but also will avoid errors due to oversight, in the manual selection of connections and cable cores.

Besides, the user could design the single line diagram “as built”, noting even cable dimensions: cable sections and cable lengths.

elecworks cable synoptic drawing

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