Showing more than three languages in the electrical drawings

Do you need to show more than three languages in your electrical drawings?

By default elecworks’ projects can have tree languages at the same time:

Multilanguage option in electrical projects elecworks

Symbols can have attributes corresponding to these languages. The next example shows attributes corresponding to component’s description:

Languages attributes in symbols elecworks

This way we could have the following component in a drawing:

Component languages in elecwtrical drawings elecworks

Maybe more languages are required in the drawings. This case, the attributes corresponding to each language should be inserted using the proper suffix, for instance DE for German. The easiest way to do it is copying an existent attribute and then modify its name:

Adding a new language attribute in the electrical symbol elecworks

In order to translate these attributes manually you can go to menu: Process > Translate and fill in the corresponding fields:

Translation in elecworks

It can be done automatically using the Import option of the previous dialogue and selecting your translation database. The supported formats are xls, xlsx, mdb and sqlite.

It is shown below a table with the corresponding suffix for each language:


Language Suffix Language Suffix Language Suffix Language Suffix
Afrikaans AF English EN Italian IT Serbian SR
Albanian AL Estonian ET Japanese JA Simplified Chinese ZH
Arabic AR Finnish FI Korean KO Slovak SK
Armenian AM French FR Latvian LV Slovene SO
Belarusian BE Georgian GE Lithuanian LT Spanish ES
Bulgarian BU German DE Norwegian NO Swedish SV
Catalan CA Greek EL Persian FA Thai TH
Croatian HR Hebrew HE Polish PL Traditional Chinese ZH-TW
Czech CS Hungarian HU Portuguese PT Turkish TR
Danish DA Icelandic IC Romanian RO Ukrainian UK
Dutch NL Indonesian IN Russian RU Vietnamese VI

Using this method you will be able to show the languages you need in your drawings.


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