Some UK/Ireland electrical symbols for you all

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Some UK/Ireland electrical symbols for you all

Postby Paul Russam » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:25 am

Here's some more components for everyone, this time its a bunch of UK and Ireland domestic electrical sockets/switches etc and their associated symbols.
Its not a complete set of possible socket/switch/button combinations, its only the one that were used on this particular project but it does seen to cover nearly all the common ones.

NOTE:
I'M NO ELECTRICIAN AND WHILST NOBODY POINTED OUT ANY ERRORS IN THE SYMBOLS I CAN'T GUARANTEE THAT ALL OF THEM ARE CORRECT.







For every switch/socket/button component etc there is a symbol component, this symbol is placed 10mm above the floor and 10mm off the wall, its set to not cast shadows and has all its edges hidden. All three (socket and 2 symbols) are also a component.

Every thing is layered up so you can have any combination of symbol/switch you require.



Here, only the vertical one is visible....


And here only the horizontal one.


This means that if your knocking out elevations or 3d views you can get this sort of look....


And if your doing plans, you can get this....


There are some odd looking ones, the three to the left are for mounting on surface trunking and the 2 to the right have their plan symbols floating in the air because they are for a desk, had I left the symbol at floor level it would have been under the desk and thus invisible.


I've also included some radiators that were used on this particular project, I don't know how useful they'll be to you but they may give you a head's start if your needing some.


Here's a couple of example of everything in action




Again, I must reiterate, I'm no electrician and I can't verify the accuracy of the symbols, with that in mind I hope you find them useful.
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Re: Some UK/Ireland electrical symbols for you all

Postby TIG » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:48 pm

Thanks again :thumb:
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Re: Some UK/Ireland electrical symbols for you all

Postby JGA » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:11 pm

What a great idea, thanks for sharing!
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Re: Some UK/Ireland electrical symbols for you all

Postby Krisidious » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:37 am

hmmmm....
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Re: Some UK/Ireland electrical symbols for you all

Postby Paul Russam » Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:31 am

Krisidious wrote:hmmmm....


What you thinking ??
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Re: Some UK/Ireland electrical symbols for you all

Postby Krisidious » Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:56 am

just never thought of using my symbols in 3D... I like the setup you've made.
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Postby Mike Lucey » Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:12 am

Very useful, thanks Paul much appreciated.
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Re: Some UK/Ireland electrical symbols for you all

Postby Paul Russam » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:33 am

Kristoff,
Whilst I knew the actual switches/symbols etc were of limited use even to UK/Ireland SU users I thought the technique was of interest to the whole community.
I'm glad its sparked some ideas for you.
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Re: Some UK/Ireland electrical symbols for you all

Postby tim » Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:56 am

That's a really interesting way to associate the symbols and their referents, especially for a scrapbook/catalogue view of things.

I'm not going to claim to be sure, but I *think* that there is a way to add extra data to Ruby objects, so I'm wondering if it would be possible to do some trickery to
a) design components like these
b) design the symbols for them
c) add symbols as meta-dat to the objects
d) drag the symbols out of the objects with an appropriate gesture
e) profit!!!
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Postby Burkhard » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:51 am

I like the way you brought them in a plan. We changed our thinking in design processes because of 3D possibilities.
But nowadays a lot in 2D is old school ( preferred by old maiden Autocad users!). :D
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Postby dermotcoll » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:18 pm

You really have been a busy man Paul! Again another great wee collection for us on the best side of the pond!!
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Re: Some UK/Ireland electrical symbols for you all

Postby Paul Russam » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:21 pm

They're actually from 2009 but I forgot about them :oops:
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Postby porch_unplugged » Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:20 am

wow, really helpful collection. saved me a lot of time setting up my own, cheers.
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Postby Severe_dude » Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:44 pm

you - awesome!
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Postby Nick » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:35 am

Thanks for sharing these, such a good idea.
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Postby ATLAStudio » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:06 pm

These are great, thanks
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Postby trumpetcase » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:47 pm

I think I'm going to start using this forum more. Tremendously useful and generous of you to provide these, thanks!
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Re: Some UK/Ireland electrical symbols for you all

Postby DanYHKim » Wed May 01, 2013 4:09 pm

Paul: These are beautifully done!

I was teaching a lab section in which I needed electrical floorplan symbols, and could not find any for SketchUp, so I made some up. They are in a <a href="http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/search?uq=0653493766545200612055374&styp=c">collection at the 3D warehouse</a>. I also made ones for planning plumbing, 2D doors and windows, etc.

One thing you might consider doing, since you are creating groups that include 3D and 2D elements, is to place the different classes of objects into different layers. Put the actual electrical 3D fixtures in a '3D_electric' layer, the horizontal 2D symbols in a '2D_horizontal' layer and the 2D vertical symbols in a '2D_vertical' layer. Then, you can change their visibility globally in your model.
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Postby fionmacool » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:57 am

Well done Paul. Thanks for those. Just stumbled across them. : )
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Re: Some UK/Ireland electrical symbols for you all

Postby ScottBold » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:15 pm

Great share Paul, and from Krisidious on another thread.

This does pose the question though, Electrical / Plumbing information as 2D overlays in Layout, or part of the 3D model in Sketchup? Makes sense in 3D I guess because any internal elevations will have the information included, although going to take a careful approach to layer status.
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