Nexans Visio Template provides the ideal cabling system drawing tool for LANmark solutions
Paris, October 21, 2003 � Nexans has developed NVT � Nexans Visio Template � to provide the ideal cabling system drawing tool for use with its LANmark copper and fiber cabling systems. NVT, which is compatible with the Microsoft Visio drawing package, enables system designers to create rack layout drawings and cabling schematics, and to automatically generate a Bill of Materials (BoM) from the design.
NVT is intended primarily as a support tool to help installers and integrators present their solution to the end user. It can also be used by end users as part of their infrastructure documentation.
NVT is downloadable free of charge from www.nexans.co.uk/e-service which also provides free links to Visio viewers and Visio to Powerpoint converters.
Drag & Drop
Products are easy to drag and drop from a simple list of �Master Shapes�
Intelligent Master Shapes
Unlike many competitor solutions, the Nexans system features a library of �intelligent� shapes covering the LANmark product range. By right clicking a �master� shape it is possible to select the specific version and the part number and description will be updated automatically.
Automatic �filling� of empty equipment
Items such as empty patchpanels can be part or fully populated with connectors in one operation.
Bill of Materials Generation
When the drawing is complete the tool will export the BoM into Excel.
Links to datasheets
Shapes contain direct web links to specific product data sheets for easy access and download.
Nexans is the worldwide leader in the cable industry. The Group brings an extensive range of advanced copper and optical fiber cable solutions to the infrastructure, industry and building markets. Nexans cables and cabling systems can be found in every area of people's lives, from telecommunications and energy networks, to aeronautics, aerospace, automobile, railways, building, petrochemical, medical applications, etc. The program is completed by superconducting materials and components, cryoflex transfer systems and special machinery for the cable industry. With an industrial presence in 28 countries and commercial activities in 65 countries, Nexans employs 17,150 people and had sales in 2002 of euros 4.3 billion. Nexans is listed on the Paris stock exchange. More information on http://www.nexans.com