Wiring Diagram Software provides Web capabilities.

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Wiring Diagram v16.0 can publish and interact with drawings on Internet. Program works as add-on to AutoCAD(R). Users can publish drawings as web pages or XML files to collaborate with remote employees, vendors and customers. On-line drawings can be fully panned and zoomed in web browser, and can be dragged and dropped from Internet into AutoCAD to become AutoCAD drawings. Files created in Wiring Diagram can be edited in AutoCAD or in other CAD programs.



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VIA's New Wiring Diagram 16.0 Integrates the Web


IN, February 15, 2002 - VIA Development Corporation brings powerful new web capabilities to electrical controls designers. The latest release of its popular VIA Wiring Diagram electrical design and drafting software package offers over 200 new features and enhancements, including the ability to publish and interact with drawings on the Internet. The program is designed to work as an add-on to AutoCAD(R).

"Our users are really excited about the new 'post-to-web' features," said Scott Reese, Vice President of Operations. "They will be able to publish their drawings as web pages or XML files to collaborate with remote employees, vendors and customers. The on-line drawings can be fully panned and zoomed in a web browser-and can even be dragged-and-dropped from the Internet into AutoCAD to become instant, live AutoCAD drawings. This eliminates shipping drawings back and forth and really speeds up design review.

"Collaboration is key for engineers, and we made that a priority. Files created in VIA Wiring Diagram can be edited in AutoCAD alone or in other CAD programs. And vice versa. Users can edit or generate formats such as .dwg and .dxf. It's compatible with all popular CAD programs.

"Engineers can also use the new 16.0 version to design pneumatic air piping control diagrams," Reese continued. "We've added over 200 new features and enhancements, including a graphical user interface that makes creating new I/O modules much easier." The new VIA Wiring Diagram 16.0 works within AutoCAD to automate the drawing of control schematic wiring diagrams. It allows users to insert vertical or horizontal ladders in any combination of locations, widths and rung spacings. Users can then select components from easy-to-use icon menus and pop them into place. Components automatically break and connect to underlying wires and are assigned a tag name. VIA Wiring Diagram also supports point-to-point wiring schematics.

The package features a wide variety of drafting and editing tools, including automatic wire numbering. It generates bills of material, wire lists, and a variety of other reports. VIA also offers a Stand Alone Edition of this software. Both are available for a free, 30-day trial.

VIA Development Corporation is the leading US developer of automated engineering tools for the electrical controls designer. It has been an authorized Third Party Software Developer for Autodesk(R) since 1986. For information, call Scott Reese at 1-888-CALL-VIA, email info@viadevelopment.com, or log on to www.viadevelopment.com.

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