AutoConnect Pro is a powerful data capture and manipulation program designed primarily for Electrical Engineers and Designers. It runs under Windows 3.1, Windows95, or Windows NT and takes as its input, a DXF (r12 or r13) file produced from a Wiring Diagram, Circuit, Wiring Schematic, or indeed any drawing or diagram that involves multiple connections of some kind. It scans the DXF file and extracts the necessary data, along with any additional user defined information to compile a connectivity report. It also references a parts database of equipment and end terminations maintainable by the user, to automatically allocate specific items such as end terminations according to wire size and connection type. The list can then be viewed or edited with the WLS editor and saved as a tab delimited database file.
Combined with a Database Application, such as Microsoft Access, AutoConnect gives the user the capability of automatically maintaining a powerful master database to provide Hook-Up Charts, that is to extract records of all wires on a particular job, drawing, circuit board, piece of equipment, plug etc. for current or past projects. AutoConnect will even process your existing drawings with a few minor modifications. AutoConnect also includes utilities to update the parts database and to automatically schedule updating of the master database. These are features normally found only on proprietary CAD systems developed at great cost, by large organizations primarily for in house use.