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Old 29-01-2019, 15:33   #1
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TinyCAD marine library

I'm starting to play with TinyCAD for documenting my boats wiring. It's all in paper and pencil right now and moving over to a CAD program seams to be a good idea.

It has been ages since I used Orcad and such so my initial effort at making the symbols I need is crude at best.

Anyway attached is an XML file with the first few AC symbols. (aw drats no xml attachments allowed - what to do?)

Please feel free to correct, make them better add your own and attach them to this thread. That is if there is enough interest and we decide on how to share them. In the mean time here is a screen capture of what I cobbled up.
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Old 30-01-2019, 04:21   #2
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Re: TinyCAD marine library

I am only vaguely aware of what you are doing but wouldn't there be an internet site where you can down load all sorts of symbols? I wonder what a CAD Engineer would do?


https://symbols.radicasoftware.com/c...-Breakers.html


https://www.bluesea.com/resources/1520


I just saw this and I'm wondering if I could do something along those lines for my yacht?
http://assets.bluesea.com/files/reso...em-Diagram.pdf



https://www.google.com.au/search?sou...67.SjHmadceEC0


I'll be interested in what comments are posted.


(Sorry if I've wasted your time)


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Old 30-01-2019, 08:08   #3
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No time waste - those are good links.

Before posting I searched CF to see what others had done and even PM'ed a few who has made comments about using TinyCAD or other such programs. None had a library to share.

I do find it odd that I cannot find a marine based library for boat schematics....
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Re: TinyCAD marine library

How is tinycad? Is there any native mac OS software? Am looking to digitize my wiring as it's all paper based
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I like it so far. It is easy to use and the help files are OK for when you need to look something up.

No MAC version that I can see. A search shows some alternates.

Me, I'm paper based too and thus the effort.
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Re: TinyCAD marine library

No experience with TinyCAD, but I am using KiCad (http://kicad-pcb.org/) for boat electrics documentation with good results.
KiCad is cross-platform (Mac OS, Linux, Windows) and allows to easily define oneĎs own component libraries which can be embedded in a single project file or installed globally.
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How is tinycad? Is there any native mac OS software? Am looking to digitize my wiring as it's all paper based
Iíve played with a Mac program called ElectricDesign. Seems to do the job.
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A couple more links

https://www.digikey.in/en/resources/...tools/schemeit

https://www.boatdesign.net/threads/w...oftware.48369/
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Re: TinyCAD marine library

There's QCAD which is an AutoCad clone that has a free version that is reasonably featured for 2D drawing. It runs on Windows, Linux and MacOS. I've tried a few different CAD apps over the years, including paid ones, and find this a to be a reasonably capable drawing application.


For electrical diagrams and schematics, I use Visio which is pretty good for this and there are lots of stencils available for just about everything.
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