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AutoCAD Electrical - How to create cables

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    Posted: 16.Jan.2018 at 05:08
I have a very simple drawing with 1 wire going from a component to another. The wire is supposed to represent an ethernet cable. I want to assign all the cable attributes such as colour, length, rating, connectors etc. However I don't know how to convert the wire to a cable.

I have looked through many tutorials and have followed the instructions on however when it says 'pick the insertion point' I assume it is talking about a wire. I click on a wire and nothing happens. I have looked for hours for a video on how to do this but have gotten no where.

Can someone please explain how I create a cable from a line/wire in a drawing, fill in the cable details/attributes and then export these? Please note, I have absolutely no experience with AutoCAD (8 years working with Solidworks)
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What version of AutoCAD Electrical are you using?

It sounds like you are trying to convert a wire to a cable.  Is that correct?

Have you researched the use of Cable Markers?  To insert a cable marker you start the command, in the Insert Component dialog box, select Cable Marker.  Pick the insertion point for the cable then fill in the Insert/Edit Cable Marker dialog box then click the OK button.  Click the Close button if you are not adding any child markers.
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