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I. License Agreement .................................................................................................................. iv II. New Features in AutoQuoterX ................................................................................................. 1 III. System Requirements................................................................................................................ 2 A. Minimum System Requirements......................................................................................... 2 B. Recommended System Requirements................................................................................. 2 IV. Installation................................................................................................................................. 2 A. Removing AutoQuoter 2.83 and Earlier ............................................................................. 2 1. Removing the Auto-Load Feature ................................................................................ 2 2. Removing the Support File Paths ................................................................................. 3 B. Installing AutoQuoterX ...................................................................................................... 3 V. Introduction to 80/20 and AutoQuoterX................................................................................... 7 A. About 80/20 Inc. ................................................................................................................. 7 B. Peace Of Mind .................................................................................................................... 7 C. Commitment to Excellence................................................................................................. 8 D. AutoQuoter V1 to AutoQuoterX ........................................................................................ 9 VI. Using AutoQuoterX ................................................................................................................ 10 A. Starting AutoQuoterX For The First Time ....................................................................... 10 1. Starting AutoCAD ...................................................................................................... 10 2. AutoQuoterX Loads Up.............................................................................................. 10 3. Setting the Isometric Viewpoint ................................................................................. 11 4. Starting the Main Interface ......................................................................................... 11 B. Getting Around In AutoQuoterX ...................................................................................... 11 C. Using Parts From The Main Interface .............................................................................. 11 1. Select Category ........................................................................................................... 11 2. Select Part ................................................................................................................... 12 3. Select Options ............................................................................................................. 12 4. Insert or Connect......................................................................................................... 12 Inserting An AutoQuoterX Part ............................................................................ 12 Extrusion Insertion.......................................................................................... 12 Hardware and Accessory Parts ....................................................................... 20 Editing An AutoQuoterX Part .............................................................................. 24 Editing an Extrusion ....................................................................................... 25 Editing Hardware and Accessory Parts........................................................... 27 Connecting An AutoQuoterX Part........................................................................ 27 The Theory Behind Connection of Parts ........................................................ 27 Connecting Extrusion to Extrusion In a Drawing........................................... 27
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Connecting A Flat Plate to An Extrusion In A Drawing ................................ 28 Connecting a Bracket or Gusset to an Extrusion in a Drawing ...................... 29 Connecting a Manifold Plate to an Extrusion In a Drawing........................... 29 Protective Features................................................................................................ 30 User Input Validation...................................................................................... 30 Min and Max Validation................................................................................. 30 Range Detection.............................................................................................. 30 D. The Panel Designer Interface............................................................................................ 31 1. Specifying a Panel....................................................................................................... 31 Panel Selection...................................................................................................... 31 Width and Height Input ........................................................................................ 31 T-Slot In-Set Selection.......................................................................................... 32 Insertion Style Selection ....................................................................................... 32 Primary Machining Operations............................................................................. 33 2. Graphical Representation of Different Panel Types ................................................... 33 Secondary Machining Operations......................................................................... 33 Using The Panel Machining Interface ............................................................ 34 Adding a Secondary Machining Operation..................................................... 34 Removing A Secondary Machining Operation............................................... 34 E. Adding Custom Parts ........................................................................................................ 35 F. Bill Of Materials Generation ............................................................................................ 35 G. Utilities 39 1. Part Inquiry ................................................................................................................. 39 2. AutoQuoterX Tags...................................................................................................... 39 3. UCS To T-Slot ............................................................................................................ 40 Appendix A: The AutoQuoterX Toolbar.............................................................................. 41 Appendix B: The Keyboard Shortcuts ................................................................................. 43 Appendix C: Visualization Options...................................................................................... 47 Appendix D: Technical Support ........................................................................................... 47

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AutoQuoterX © Copyright 2003, 80/20 Inc., Columbia City, IN AutoQuoterX, and AutoQuoter, are registered trademarks of 80/20 Inc., all rights reserved. AutoCAD, AutoDesk, Adobe, Acrobat, Microsoft, Windows, Excel, are all registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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I. License Agreement
PLEASE READ THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU INSTALL THIS SOFTWARE. BY CONTINUING THE INSTALLATION, YOU ("CUSTOMER") ACCEPT THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THIS AGREEMENT, PROMPTLY RETURN THE CD-ROM TO YOUR DISTRIBUTOR OR 80/20 INC., OR ERASE ALL DOWNLOADED FILES FROM YOUR SYSTEM. 1. DEFINITIONS a. Product(s) shall collectively mean the Licensed Program(s), AutoQuoter Software, and Related Materials contained in the package accompanying this Agreement, together with such additional materials as are ordered from time to time by CUSTOMER subject to written acceptance by 80/20. b. Licensed Program shall mean the program material in machine-readable or interpreted form included herewith and may include, where appropriate, listings of either machine code or source code. c. AutoQuoter Software shall mean the current release of programs and routines included herewith which enable CUSTOMER to operate a leased or purchased hardware system including, for example, an operating system or control program, and, if applicable, appropriate utility routines and language processors as specified by 80/20. d. Related Materials shall mean all material other than the Licensed Program or AutoQuoter Software furnished by 80/20 and including, for example, operating instructions, input information or format specifications, instructional documentation, guides, CAD Files, and all permitted copies of such material made by CUSTOMER. e. Training shall include 80/20's then-current training courses for hardware, software, programming languages, and system management at the then-current rates. f. Designated Equipment shall mean the type of CUSTOMER computer equipment upon which the CUSTOMER intends AutoQuoter Program Product(s) be used. g. Site License shall mean a license for one location of adjoining land that may include one or more buildings. h. AutoQuoter administrator shall mean one person who is the single point of contact for software upgrades and support. 2. CLASSIFICATION OF PROGRAMMING SERVICES Each AutoQuoter Program Product and each release of a Licensed Program will be classified by 80/20 as a License. Details on scope of use, pricing, and service levels are available upon request from 80/20 Inc. 3. LICENSE 80/20 hereby grants to CUSTOMER and CUSTOMER hereby accepts a personal, non-exclusive nontransferable right and License to use the AutoQuoter Program Product(s) on the Designated Equipment for the term of this Agreement. Each License authorizes CUSTOMER, subject to the terms and conditions hereof, including the limitations in Paragraphs 9 and 10, to use the Licensed Programs on the Designated Equipment and the Related Materials in conjunction therewith. The software is licensed to the CUSTOMER and the CUSTOMER's AutoQuoter Administrator. As a site license, the software may be used on any number of computers by any number of users at a single location. CUSTOMER agrees not to disclose, publish, release, or transfer to a third party any AutoQuoter Program Product without first obtaining 80/20's written permission. 4. TERM OF LICENSE Each license shall commence upon receipt by CUSTOMER of any AutoQuoter Program Product(s) and shall continue until the CUSTOMER uninstalls the AutoQuoter Program Product(s). This License may be canceled by 80/20 upon written notice for any breach by CUSTOMER or if any charges called for herein remain unpaid for a period of thirty (30) days. Cancellation for any reason, shall not affect the sums due hereunder or any additional remedies provided by law or equity. 5. RESPONSIBILITIES OF CUSTOMER CUSTOMER shall be exclusively responsible for the supervision, management, and use of the Licensed Programs and the Related Materials, including machine configuration, program installation, and operating methods. CUSTOMER agrees to implement sufficient security measures to protect 80/20's proprietary interest in the AutoQuoter Program Product(s) and not to allow the use, copying, or modification of such AutoQuoter Program Product(s) other than in accordance with this Agreement. The CUSTOMER shall appoint a single AutoQuoter Administrator who will act as a single point of contact for AutoQuoter including but not limited to support, training and upgrades. If this program has been supplied through an authorized third party, the customer agrees to seek technical support when required from the third party. Upon termination of this Agreement for any reason, CUSTOMER agrees to return to 80/20 all Program Product(s) licensed hereunder including all copies or partial copies, and to discontinue use of such AutoQuoter Program Product(s) or any portion thereof.

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in whole or in part. THE CUSTOMER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PRODUCTS DESIGNED WITH AUTOQUOTER. LOSS OF PROFITS. CUSTOMER may elect to continue using the same until there has been an injunction or the claim has been withdrawn. OR OTHER SIMILAR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE PRODUCT LIABILITY WHEN AUTOQUOTER SOFTWARE WAS USED TO DESIGN THE PRODUCT. procure for CUSTOMER the right to continue using such materials. ALL OTHER AUTOQOUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS CLASSIFIED ARE LICENSED/SUPPLIED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY. If. INCIDENTAL. modify them to make them non-infringing or substitute other materials of similar capability. INCIDENTAL. if such infringement would have been avoided by the use of such current unaltered release. 80/20 shall have no liability for any claim of infringement based upon the use of other than a current unaltered release of the AutoQuoter Program Product(s) available from 80/20. EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY PROVIDED HEREIN. but 80/20 shall not be responsible for any cost. 80/20 MAY AT ANY TIME DISCONTINUE ANY AUTOQUOTER PRODUCT OR SERVICE. damages. if a Licensed Program warranted hereunder fails to conform to the applicable design specifications and CUSTOMER advised 80/20 of such failure in writing during the term of the warranty. CUSTOMER agrees that its sole and exclusive remedy and 80/20's sole obligation. THEN 80/20'S LIABILITY. INDIRECT. SPECIAL. 7. THE FOREGOING STATES THE ENTIRE LIABILITY OF 80/20 WITH RESPECT TO INFRINGEMENT OF ANY COPYRIGHTS OR PATENTS BY THE AUTOQUOTER PROGRAM PRODUCT(S) OR ANY PART THEREOF. provided 80/20 is notified promptly in writing and is given complete authority and information required for the defense of same. and 80/20 shall pay all damages costs awarded therein against CUSTOMER. ninety (90) days after the date on which 80/20 has released a revision thereof or upon termination of the License.Version 1. expense.0 6. 8. For purposes of this Agreement. CONSEQUENTIAL. INDIRECT. 80/20 may terminate the License of such AutoQuoter Program Product(s) upon thirty (30) days' written notice to CUSTOMER. This warranty is applicable to each unaltered release of the Licensed Program commencing on the date of its delivery to the CUSTOMER and terminating one (1) year from the date of such delivery. INSTALLATIONS OR FURNISHING OF THE AUTOQUOTER PROGRAM PRODUCT(S) AND/OR SERVICES UNDER THIS AGREEMENT. NO ACTION ARISING OUT OF ANY CLAIMED BREACH OF THE AGREEMENT OR TRANSACTIONS UNDER THE AGREEMENT MAY BE BROUGHT BY EITHER PARTY MORE THAN TWO (2) YEARS AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION HAS ACCRUED. and attorney's fees attributable to use by CUSTOMER after notice by 80/20. IN NO EVENT SHALL 80/20 BE LIABLE FOR PERSONAL INJURY. PATENT AND COPYRIGHT INDEMNITY 80/20 shall defend or settle any proceeding brought against CUSTOMER to the extent that it is based on a claim the AutoQuoter Program Product(s) made to 80/20 specifications and used within the scope of the License hereunder constitutes an infringement of a U. SPECIAL. If none of the foregoing alternatives is reasonably available to 80/20 in its opinion. IF ANY. the Program Product is not the subject of a claim for copyright infringement. INCLUDING. in machine readable or printed form in sufficient number for use by CUSTOMER with the Designated Equipment at a single site. non-conformance to design specification and term "defect" shall mean only significant deviations from the design specifications for such current release of the Licensed Program. 80/20 may participate at its expense in the defense of any such action if such claim is against 80/20. or compromise incurred or made by CUSTOMER without 80/20's prior written consent. 80/20 SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY DELAY IN DELIVERY. CUSTOMER agrees to provide a list of users to 80/20 when asked to. OR OTHER SIMILAR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS AGREEMENT OR OBLIGATIONS UNDER THIS AGREEMENT. WARRANTY Each Licensed Program is warranted to conform to the design specifications for that release issued by 80/20. 9. 80/20 may at its option and expense. and CUSTOMER agrees to defend any action involving such claim and to indemnify 80/20 with respect to all costs.S. THERE ARE NO OTHER WARRANTIES. patent.S. is for 80/20 to provide programming services to attempt to correct any defect. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CONSEQUENTIAL. copyright or an existing U. BUT NOT LIMITED TO. AutoQuoterX Page v User’s Guide . OR CHANGE ITS FUNCTIONALITY. any AutoQuoter Program Product(s) furnished in machine readable form may be copied. whichever is earlier. however. WITHOUT LIABILITY OR PENALTY. RECLASSIFY A PROGRAM. IF A CHARGE IS PAYABLE WITH RESPECT TO ANY AUTOQUOTER PROGRAM PRODUCT(S) OR RELATED MATERIALS LICENSED HEREUNDER. DAMAGE. In the event that AutoQuoter Program Product(s) furnished hereunder is in 80/20's opinion likely to or does become the subject of a claim of infringement of a copyright or patent. or upon use of combination of the AutoQuoter Program Product(s) with non-80/20 programs or combination of the unaltered AutoQuoter Program Product(s) with any other programs or data. PERMISSION TO COPY Consistent with CUSTOMER's category under Section 3 above. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IN NO EVENT SHALL 80/20 BE LIABLE FOR LOSS OF PROFITS. FOR LOSS OR DAMAGES RELATING TO OR ARISING OUT OF THE LICENSE THEREFORE SHALL NOT EXCEED THE CHARGES ATTRIBUTABLE TO SUCH AUTOQUOTER PROGRAM PRODUCT(S). THE REMEDIES SET FORTH ABOVE REPRESENT CUSTOMER'S EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES FOR ANY 80/20 BREACH OF WARRANTY.

INJUNCTIVE RELIEF CUSTOMER acknowledges that any violation of the provisions hereof may result in irreparable injury to 80/20 for which there is no adequate remedy at law. CAD drawings. shall be settled in a court of law with proper jurisdiction being Indiana. 13. These may be in the form of.Version 1. such provision shall be deemed of no further force or effect and this Agreement shall be performed as though such provision had never been a part thereof. and CUSTOMER agrees that. The award by the arbitrator or arbitrators shall be final. but not limited to. understandings. Should any provision of this Agreement be finally adjudicated to be in contravention to the laws of the State of Indiana. 16.0 CUSTOMER agrees that the original copy of all AutoQuoter Program Product(s) and all copies in whole or in part to include the appropriate copyright or proprietary notice in the same manner and style as utilized by 80/20. WHETHER FOR WARRANTY OR OTHERWISE. The parties may agree on the selection of a single arbitrator. AutoQuoterX Page vi User’s Guide . 80/20 shall be entitled to injunctive relief in addition to any other remedy at law or in equity which may be available to 80/20. each party shall select an arbitrator and the two selected arbitrators shall select a third arbitrator. INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR It is understood and agreed that 80/20 shall not exercise control over the activities or operations of CUSTOMER other than as specifically provided herein and that the only relationship between 80/20 and CUSTOMER is that of licensor and licensee and not that of employer / employee or partners or joint ventures. Upon termination of the License rights for such Licensed Program the Licensed Program shall be completely removed from the updated work and all of such materials and copies shall be returned to 80/20 or disposed of in accordance with written instructions from 80/20. 17. 80/20 LIMITS PRODUCT SUPPORT TO ONLY UNMODIFIED SECTIONS OF THE PRODUCT. If any part of AutoQuoter code. ARBITRATION Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the breach thereof . CUSTOMER shall have no authority to bind 80/20 to any obligation or contract with any third party. in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association then in effect. modify any Licensed Program for his own use. WAIVER. 14. This Agreement is fully integrated and supersedes all prior agreements. negotiations. ARISING OUT OF SUCH MODIFICATIONS. NO ASSIGNMENT CUSTOMER may not assign its rights or delegate its duties hereunder without the prior written permission of 80/20. 15. SUPPORT RESULTING FROM MODIFICATIONS WILL BE BILLABLE AT THE CURRENT PUBLISHED RATES FOR AN APPLICATIONS ENGINEER. or commitments of whatever nature. upon prior approval of 80/20. printed or electronic. or related material is used in a software system. CONSTRUCTION AND SEVERABILITY This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Indiana. but if they cannot so agree. or 80/20-supplied CAD fonts or Parts lists. it being the express wish of the parties that Indiana law shall apply. Any amendments to this Agreement must be in writing signed by duly authorized officers of each of the parties. 11. that system will fall under this Agreement with respect to Copyright and License. 12. 10. in the event of its breach of the provisions hereof. 80/20 SHALL IN NO CASE BEAR ANY LIABILITY. CAD files. correspondence. RIGHT TO DISTRIBUTE PROGRAM OUTPUT The CUSTOMER is granted the right to distribute the output from AutoQuoter Programs without royalty or copyright infringement. and may combine it with other programs or material to form an updated work. ENTIRE AGREEMENT No waiver of any breach of this Agreement shall be effective unless in writing and no waiver shall constitute a waiver of any subsequent breach. The CUSTOMER may not distribute CAD symbols or programs that are supplied with the AutoQuoter program. PERMISSION TO MODIFY CUSTOMER may. without regard to the Indiana conflict of laws rules. and judgment upon the award rendered may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.

New Features in AutoQuoterX AutoQuoterX is a completely new program. New Feature List Upgradeable Improved Panel Designer The ability to remove machining services previously applied The ability to export the BOM as an Excel or PDF file The ability to see the T-slots and attach parts to the T-slots The ability to view a thumbnail of the part before selection The ability to design a fractional project using metric dimensions 75% MORE parts More short cuts Website resource center Real-life limits The ability to design metric frames The ability to change the length of a profile The ability to change the profile altogether Option to include recommended fasteners with machine services A bill of material wizard to customize your BOM The ability to design a metric project using fractional dimensions Add your own parts Search function Frequently asked questions for all to AutoQuoterX Page 1 Users Guide .0 II. and it includes the following new features and enhancements to make your design time more productive.Version 1.

or compatible pointing device Microsoft Windows ME/NT 4.0 (SP6a or later)/2000/XP Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2. Recommended System Requirements • • • • • • • Intel Pentium III or later. Minimum System Requirements B.Version 1. Figure 1 AutoQuoterX Page 2 Users Guide . Installation Before you begin the installation process. A. with 800MHz or faster processor. Removing the Auto-Load Feature Open AutoCAD.0 IV.83 and Earlier If you have AutoQuoter 2.83 or earlier on your system. 1. it must be removed before you install AutoQuoterX. • • • • • • • • • System Requirements Intel Pentium II or later. and will conflict with each other. Also ensure that you have administrative rights to your system.5 or later AutoDesk AutoCAD 2000/2000i/2002 A. This is necessary since the two programs use many of the same keyboard shortcuts. Removing AutoQuoter 2. or compatible 256 MB RAM 100 MB free disk space 800x600 VGA with true color (minimum) CD-ROM drive Mouse. On the “Tools” menu select “Load Application” (see Figure 1).0 III. with 400MHz or faster processor. or compatible Microsoft Windows® 2000/XP 1024x768 VGA with true color (minimum) MAPI enabled Email Adobe Acrobat Reader Microsoft Excel 97 or later Microsoft Internet Explorer 6. trackball. you should verify your system meets the minimum requirements for AutoQuoterX.

In the section labeled Startup Suite. Note: If you are installing AutoQuoterX to work with a new installation of AutoCAD. You are now ready to Install the new AutoQuoterX onto your system. You can now click the OK button to close the Startup Suite form and also the Load/Unload Applications form. Under the tab labeled Files expand the section named Support File Search Path (see Figure 4). Removing the Support File Paths On the “Tools” menu select “Options” (see Figure 3). and run AutoCAD before you attempt to install AutoQuoterX. select it. Installing AutoQuoterX AutoQuoterX Page 3 Users Guide . Click the OK button to close the Options form Close AutoDesk AutoCAD. Click the Remove button. Figure 4 Figure 3 B.lsp. If there is a listing for 8020.Version 1.0 The Load/Unload Applications form is displayed (see Figure 2). you must first install. Select the support path for previous versions of AutoQuoter labeled as the directory where it was installed (typically “C:\8020”). click the Contents… button. Figure 2 2. Click the Remove button.

If you wish to continue with the installation at your own risk click the Next button. The 80/20 Inc. Click the Next button to continue. Figure 6 AutoQuoterX Page 4 Users Guide . Note: If your system does not meet the minimum requirements for AutoQuoterX a Notice screen Figure 5 appears. License Agreement appears as shown in Figure 6. You will see the Welcome screen appear as shown in Figure 5.0 Begin the installation by running the Setup.exe file. Review the agreement and click the Yes button to continue.Version 1.

If you are ready to continue with the installation. click the Next button. Figure 8 AutoQuoterX Page 5 Users Guide .0 The Choose Destination Location screen will appear as shown in Figure 7. click the Next button.Version 1. When you have selected the directory you where want AutoQuoter® X installed. The Start Copying Files screen appears as shown in Figure 8. Figure 7 You can change the location where AutoQuoter® X will be installed.

Figure 9 Click the Finish button to exit the installer. AutoQuoterX Page 6 Users Guide .Version 1. your computer may prompt you to restart your computer before running this application.0 After AutoQuoter® X is installed. Be sure to restart your system if prompted to do so. and on some operating systems. an InstallShield Wizard Complete screen will appear as shown in Figure 9. This is the confirmation that AutoQuoterX is correctly installed on you computer. In some cases.

and customers. began to shape a company that by design was unique. They had a unique product. the company moved from it's 3000 square foot incubator to a 20..000 square foot building addition that will allow us to continue to serve our fast-growing customer base.Version 1. tripling it's facility to 65.. our enthusiasm. we're too busy creating it! Figure 10 B. To grow we need partners that share our passion. Four years later in 1995. 80/20 emerged from the pack as the leader in the T-Slotted Aluminum Framing Industry. distributors. Introduction to 80/20 and AutoQuoterX A. and product development.0 V. This understanding led to further growth. SAME DAY SHIPMENTS of kits. Two years later. varying unique talents. even the nickel and dime stuff. Figure 11 AutoQuoterX Page 7 Users Guide . we like what we see ahead. 80/20 continues to grow. 80/20’s Peace Of Mind policy assures you of what you need the most. We can't predict the future. parts. 80/20 moved to Columbia City.000 square feet. This addition will bring the total manufacturing plant space to 95. About 80/20 Inc. Don Wood and two of his sons. The vision was becoming reality. Doug and John. 80/20 completed construction in October 2000 on a 30. 80/20's growth has been truly amazing! 80/20 is focused on growth. Peace Of Mind Peace of Mind can be defined as the feeling you get from doing business with 80/20. communications networks. AutoQuoterX is a continuation of that same commitment to our customer needs that give you the confidence to give us your business again and again. In less than 10 years. and full length bars LARGEST PRODUCT OFFERING IN THE BUSINESS NO MINIMUM ORDERS. Always reinvesting in people. Founded in 1989.000 square foot facility. 80/20's founders understood the value of interdependent relationships between manufacturers. Now that we're out front. We appreciate all of your business. In fact.000 square feet. and our commitment to capitalize on the opportunities ahead. If you need it we'll ship it to you. automated systems. but all three had a clear vision of the tremendous opportunities to be realized. capital equipment. Indiana.

top to bottom. allows 80/20 to further develop products and services that meet the needs of you the customer. plays an important role in the 80/20 business model. It’s the one-on-one relationship between 80/20 and our customers that lead to creative solutions. the human element is just as important to us. yet individuals are empowered to work with a clear vision and purpose. growing at an unprecedented pace.Version 1. knows that we are here to serve our customers.. YOU ARE THE BOSS – WE SERVE YOU! EXTENSIVE FIELD SUPPORT through our network of trained distributors. machine. and esthetics. technical support. Quality control is a driving force at 80/20. Out of time…let us build it for you! C. material quality. We pride ourselves on manufacturing top quality products. take place at least three times throughout the process. let us know. VALUE ADD SERVICES. Figure 12 AutoQuoterX Page 8 Users Guide . with the intent to understand.0 CUSTOM MACHINED TRANSITION PLATES. Look at anyone’s business card at 80/20. However. Commitment to Excellence Ask anyone at 80/20 what their job is and you will likely hear the reply: “Customer Service”. quantity. 80/20 continues to raise the bar. PANELS & BRACKETS ONE STOP SHOPPING. INTERNET and E-MAIL info to and from 80/20! Visit our home page at www. challenging ourselves to perform at ever higher levels. Our ability to support the efforts of our distributors is directly related to our ability to communicate.net. Technology. effective communication. All of our manufacturing steps from design to implementation go through their own quality control inspections to ensure integrity and appearance. We'll do our best to make it or source it for you. and demonstrations are just a call away. and package your order to your specifications. These inspections. On-site project evaluation. and positive results.8020. We have a plethora of devices that attempt to communicate the features and benefits of the 80/20 product. whatever it takes to serve the needs of the customer. This attitude is the foundation for service and support that goes beyond expectations. Do you need something that isn't in this catalog? If so. We believe listening to our customers. or email us at info@8020.net. which check for accurate machining location. no titles. FREE KIT PACKAGING SERVICES! We'll cut.. We work as a team. training. Everyone.

Below is a brief history of the AutoQuoter family of software.81 added support for AutoCAD 2000.0 D. Year 1995 1997 1998 2000 2001 2002 Version Description Initial Release of AutoQuoter for AutoCAD Releases 12 and 13.Version 1. Release 2. Release 2. Release 2. Release 2. AutoQuoter V1 to AutoQuoterX The path from AutoQuoter V1 to the present release of AutoQuoterX covers 9 years of meeting customer needs head on. to the present release. brings their rich history of customer service to the table to meet production design needs in the workplace. offering both a Fractional and a Metric Line of extrusion that are simultaneously available in any design you are working in… 80/20 Inc. Release 2. which met the need for a design tool for the basic product line.0 added additional parts and new extrusion shapes. from past to present. From the first release. 2004 AutoQuoterX AutoQuoterX Page 9 Users Guide .6 added Beam Deflection Calculation and support for AutoCAD Release 14. which is the ONLY software of it’s kind.82 added support for AutoCAD 2000i.83 added support for AutoCAD 2002.

Loading AutoQuoterX 1. Loading Extended AutoQuoterX Utilities AutoQuoterX Is Now Loaded This is your confirmation that AutoQuoterX has loaded properly. For the purposes of this document. Loading AutoQuoterX Menu Utilities. Columbia City.. either choice is valid. Loading AutoQuoterX Keyboard MACROS. 1701 South 400 East. AutoCAD Figure 13 gives you a choice of what system you want to start your drawing in.0.0 VI.0. you will see the following information scroll by at the AutoCAD command prompt. Starting AutoQuoterX For The First Time 1. Note: The screen shown in Figure 14 is the classic startup dialog box as seen in AutoCAD 2000 running on Windows 2000. see HELP for instructions. AutoQuoterX Loads Up After running the installation program for AutoQuoterX. AutoCAD menu utilities loaded. and may appear differently on other operating systems. AutoQuoterX Page 10 Users Guide . You will see a new toolbar now available to you that gives you access to AutoQuoterX functionality.. 80/20 Inc.001 (c) 2003. When you start a new AutoCAD Drawing. IN 46725 Retrieving AutoQuoterX Data Path Command: Initializing VBA System.. Starting AutoCAD AutoQuoterX is unique in that it includes both Fractional and Metric Parts. 2. but when doing production design work.Version 1. and for your convenience those parts can be inserted into either Fractional or Metric Drawings.. Using AutoQuoterX A. we will select Fractional. The screen may vary slightly in your version of AutoCAD. When you start AutoCAD to begin your AutoQuoterX drawing session. AutoQuoterX Data Path loaded. everything should be ready for you to use AutoQuoterX inside of AutoCAD.

Joining Plates. Pick the Modified SW Isometric View icon on the AutoQuoterX toolbar (see Figure 15). you have access to the features of AutoQuoterX. Getting Around In AutoQuoterX The main interface is shown in Figure 17. and connect items from 80/20’s extensive catalog of structural framing components. Figure 14 Note: See Appendix A and Appendix B for details about the AutoQuoterX Toolbar and Keyboard Shortcuts. allowing you to customize your selection according to the needs of you application. Starting the Main Interface Click on the Extrusion ICON on the AutoQuoterX toolbar shown in Figure 16. Select Category Select the tab for the part category you need. Brackets and Gussets. Figure 16 C. AutoQuoterX Page 11 Users Guide .Version 1. so lets change our viewpoint. Each tab along the left side of the form is a category of parts that are grouped together by function. It has been laid out to generally mimic the form of the 80/20 Catalog. 4. Figure 15 From here. Using Parts From The Main Interface Placing 80/20 parts into your AutoCAD drawing using AutoQuoterX is a simple process involving four steps. and 45 Degree Supports have been broken out into separate tabs to make their selections more manageable. Setting the Isometric Viewpoint Viewing three-dimensional drawings in a two-dimensional view will lead to some very difficult moments as you attempt to design a three-dimensional project. 1.0 3. This will initialize the AutoQuoterX database and open the AutoQuoterX Main interface. Note: Modified Isometric viewpoints in AutoQuoterX help by preventing loss of perspective in your drawing. insert. True Isometric viewpoints tend to line corner points up in the same line of view. B. Each tab displays different controls for you to input information specific to the category. and can specify.

As a result.Version 1. or you will use the intelligent “Connect” function to assist you in the alignment of parts. Note: If you know the part number you wish to insert. and the part number and description of the selected part just under the thumbnail for verification. It will locate the part for you in the database. they are the most customizable of all the parts offered by 80/20. Extrusion Insertion Extrusions are the basic building block of the 80/20 system of structural framing. AutoQuoterX allows you the maximum flexibility in specifying these parts to meet you unique needs. That is the insertion of Non-graphically represented parts. you can eliminate the previous two steps by typing the part number into the text box next to the search button. 4. Part Selection AutoQuoterX Page 12 Users Guide . etc. Inserting An AutoQuoterX Part This section will demonstrate the specification. For the ones that Connect is available for. Select Options Many parts in AutoQuoterX have options that you can set to further specify the selected part to match your application. Insert or Connect There are two ways that you will place parts into an AutoCAD drawing. flat joining plates have optional recommended bolt assemblies. There is a third method of parts insertion that AutoQuoterX uses. AutoQuoterX will orient the part and place it in the drawing according to your selection. Select Part From the list box or dropdown list on the form. You will either insert the part manually. or by description. that will fulfill the requirements for your application. You will see a graphical representation of the part selected in the thumbnail on the form. These parts are created using a text line on a special layer so you can keep them from being visible in a drawing. select the part. fasteners have quantity. such as fasteners. or type in a coordinate at AutoCAD’s Command prompt to locate the selected part into the drawing. and end machining options. and customization of 80/20 parts in the AutoQuoterX design environment. but it is fully automatic. panel gasket. T-slot cover. either by part number. and an insertion point on that line. insertion. and then press the Search button. Since the 80/20 line of products has so many possible uses. The Insert method allows you to either pick a point on screen. For example: extrusions have length. 3. but still include them in your Bill Of Materials.0 2. The Connect method is not available for every part. etc. AutoQuoterX will prompt you to select either a T-slot or a CenterLine to connect to.

and to 100mm in a metric drawing. Command: Please Select Insert Point… At this prompt. and the conversion is made for you. you can then edit the values in the text boxes as needed. Referencing the UCS Icon in the drawing as it is related to the orientation of the part to be rotated. Y. in either fractional or metric units. The new location is saved during this AutoQuoterX Page 13 Users Guide . there is nothing to connect to.0 and press Enter to place the insertion point of our extrusion exactly at the origin of our drawing. and then press the button for the rotation axis you wish to rotate around (see Figure 19). We will assume the default length of 12 inches for this example. and rotate the part as desired. we can select an extrusion from the dropdown list at the top of the form. When the extrusion appears in the drawing. Since we have not previously inserted an extrusion into this drawing. Figure 17 Length can be typed in on the form. per our specifications. After releasing the mouse button. you can set the values for rotation for X. and insert it into the drawing. Now we can select the Create Extrusion button to generate the part.Version 1. so we will not select Connect Extrusion at this time.0. Length Input When working in a fractional drawing. At the AutoCAD command prompt you will see the following message. and the thumbnail and description are displayed on the right of the form. length defaults to 12 inches. the Rotate Part form appears.5” x 1.5” Heavy Wall T-Slotted Extrusion (see Figure 18). For this example we will select the 1515 1. You can also use the Get Length… button to select length from points in your drawing. and Z separately. options that are available for that extrusion are enabled.0 After opening the AutoQuoterX main interface and selecting the Extrusion Tab. Note: The Rotate Part form may appear over the part you Figure 18 have just inserted. After the selection is made. we can type 0. You can move this form to a better location by clicking and holding the left mouse button on the blue bar at the top of the form and dragging it to the desired location.

you can do so any time this form is displayed.” meaning that they are not preserved when editing an extrusion with the Edit Function. Primary machining operations occur in AutoQuoterX when the Extrusion is defined. as we will insert a machined extrusion next. Manifold Port Holes. Miter Cuts. We will leave the form up for now. the values you type into the Rotate Part form will be remembered during this AutoQuoterX Session.0 AutoQuoterX session. since they are integral to the creation of the base extrusion graphic. and Miter Counter Bores. IF you need to change it back. and Secondary. Adding End Taps There are two tabs in the middle of the form labeled Left End and Right End. as described above. Secondary machining operations include Access Holes. Secondary machining operations are “Volatile. AutoQuoterX Page 14 Users Guide . Adding Primary Machining Operations Starting at the AutoQuoterX form on the AutoCAD Screen (where we left off above) we see that the 1515 extrusion is still selected.Version 1. Machining Operations In AutoQuoterX. Note: Since it stands to reason that if you insert one part at an odd angle in AutoQuoterX you will probably want to align something else to it. From here we will add Primary machining operations to a few extrusions to see how these functions work. You can specify different machining on each end of the extrusion. and can be changed any time this form is displayed by dragging it to a new location. Clearance Holes. if necessary. The Main AutoQuoterX form re-appears for you to insert another part. Secondary machining operations occur in AutoQuoterX after the extrusion has been defined and inserted into the drawing. Select the Accept Current Part Rotation and Exit button to complete the insertion of this piece of T-slotted extrusion into the drawing. and Door Handle Milling.” meaning that they are preserved when editing an extrusion with the Edit Function. Note: Editing an extrusion to add or remove a Primary machining operation after it has been inserted into a drawing will remove all Secondary machining operations that have been added to that extrusion. Primary machining operations are “Non-Volatile. we have divided extrusion machining into two different categories: Primary. Primary machining operations on extrusions include End Taps. Anchor Fastener and Butt Fastener Counter Bores. Adding or removing a Primary machining operation after an extrusion has been inserted into a drawing requires using the Edit Function to redefine the extrusion with the new machining.

The new extrusion should look like Figure 22.0 and accept the default rotation factor at the Rotate Part form.0. With the Left End tab selected. Type in 30 in the text box to set the Miter Cut angle to 30º. and is noted in the drawing with yellow node points. If you wish to have the C-Bore and the appropriate fasteners to attach this to a T-slot in the same series extrusion (10-series or 15-series. Close the AutoQuoterX form by selecting the Close button. Close the AutoQuoterX form by selecting the Close button. Select the Create Extrusion button and insert the new extrusion at 6. uncheck this box and add your fasteners manually from the fastener tab. and is noted in the drawing with green node points. This time.0 Note: The Left End is the end that the Insertion Point is on. Select the X-Miter and you will notice that the angle input is now enabled. Note: Selecting the Miter C-Bore check box enables the Include Recommended Bold Assemblies check box. but simply having it checked will not select a size of tap for you. Select the Create Extrusion button and insert the new extrusion at 3. however. we will select the Right End tab.Version 1. as before. If you want other fasteners instead. which is checked by default. Select the 7060 5/16-18(1. for example) leave this box checked. The Right End is the end that is opposite the Insertion Point.0. Adding Miter Cuts and Miter C-Bores For the Miter Cuts example.25”) tap in the list. Figure 19 Figure 20 Note: You will notice that after selecting this. the Miter C-Bore check box is now enabled. The End Tap is the elongated cyan circle in the insertion end of the extrusion. You will now see the new extrusion on the screen and it should look like Figure 21. we will open the AutoQuoterX main form again and select the 1515 extrusion. You can uncheck this if you wish to have no End Taps.0 and accept the default rotation factor at the Rotate Part form. AutoQuoterX Page 15 Figure 21 Users Guide . pick the drop down list next to the End Tap check box. You can check this if you wish to have a Miter C-Bore added to the selected end. Note: You will notice that after selecting an End Tap. we will choose to include the Miter C-Bore and Recommended Bolt Assemblies. For this example. Use the AutoCAD Zoom command to view the right end of the extrusions in the drawing. the End Tap check box is now checked.

select the Machine Extrusion icon on the toolbar as shown in Figure 23. Adding Secondary Machining Operations Continuing with the examples we have already built in our drawing. or angle of miter cut. Removing a Primary Machining Operation In order to remove a Primary machining operation. select the extrusion on which we added the end tap. Side Limitations Some options are also not available on all sides of an extrusion. we will add some Secondary machining operations to these extrusions. Note: Remember that editing an extrusion to add or remove a Primary machining operation after it has been inserted into a drawing will remove all Secondary machining operations that have been added to that extrusion. like manifold port holes in this example. and click the Edit Extrusion button. which will be described in detail later. and the accompanying Recommended Bolt Assembly option is not enabled. so the interface does not allow input outside of that range. so that option. availability of miter c-bore) those limitations are reflected in the software. Miter C-Bores for a 1530 or 1545 (for example) are only available on the X-axis. you can miter the ends plus or minus 75º from a square cut. At this point. the option is disabled on the AutoQuoterX main form. Also. For example. Figure 23 Figure 22 AutoQuoterX Page 16 Users Guide . The Machining Services form will appear allowing you to select the secondary machining you wish to add to the extrusion (see Figure 24). the settings used to create the extrusion will be loaded into the form. on a 1515 T-slotted Extrusion. Miter Cuts on a 3060 T-slotted Extrusion are limited to no miter at all on the X-axis.0 Range Validation Where there are limitations of values (length. Simply de-select the machining you wish to remove. Using The Extrusion Machining Interface With the extrusions from the previous examples on screen. and either a 45º cut or a -45º cut on the Yaxis. Miter C-Bores are limited to between 30º and 60º. When the Edit function initializes the main AutoQuoterX form. If no options are available in a given category.Version 1. you will use the Edit function. AutoCAD will prompt you to select an object. The form will only display machining operations that are valid for the extrusion that you selected. the tab will be disabled and you will not be allowed to select it. For this reason.

Clearance Holes are included to give a place for the shaft of leveling feet or castors to extend into an extrusion when mounted through a plate attached to a T-slot (see Figure 26). it will not be included in your BOM. Anchor Fastener C-Bores. Secondary machining operations are “Volatile. There are different styles of Access Holes to match the different extrusions that you will join together using end fasteners. due to the fact that the parts that rely on these services are graphical parts. nor Door Handle Milling. Note: In the case of Butt Fasteners. Note: Neither Manifold Port Holes. If an unmatched half of a Butt Fastener is found when counted up. what Secondary machining operations are. The appropriate end fastener is associated with the machining in the AutoQuoterX parts database.0 Including Recommended Bolt Assemblies For Access Holes (when used for access an end fastener going into an extrusion end tap). Anchor Fastener and Butt Fastener Counter Bores. we need to review. however. and identify. since this operation requires two matching c-bores. Access Holes and Clearance Holes Access holes are used primarily to insert a tool through the extrusion to tighten an end fastener (see Figure 25).” meaning that they are not preserved when editing an extrusion with the Edit Function. Secondary machining operations occur in AutoQuoterX after the extrusion has been defined and inserted into the drawing. there are standard fasteners that are used with these machining operations.Version 1. Manifold Port Holes. Secondary machining operations include Access Holes. Identifying Secondary Machining Operations Before we add a Secondary machining operation. have recommended bolt assemblies. As Described earlier. and not a non-graphical fastener. and if you leave this box checked (the default setting) it will automatically include the fastener. 80/20 does not sell one half of a Butt Fastener. and Door Handle Milling. and Butt Fastener C-Bores. Figure 24 Figure 25 Page 17 Users Guide AutoQuoterX . Clearance Holes. including recommended bolt assemblies will add one half of a butt fastener onto the c-bore.

½ the series base from end of extrusion. MA. H 3 G.5 inches for 15 series.C. ½ the Series Base* from end of extrusion.Version 1. Clearance Holes Style Open No.0 Styles and Placement The Following chart shows the styles. MD 1 2 F. 40mm for 40 series. then 1 x Series Base* between successive holes. of Holes 1 Placement Anywhere along T-Slot. of Holes 1 Placement Anywhere along T-Slot. A. ½ the Series Base* from end of extrusion. MC B. number of holes. AutoCAD will prompt you to: Command: Please select a TSlot Select the T-slot indicated by the white arrow in Figure 28. J 4 Select from the dropdown list the 7050 15 Series Access Hole Style A. 1 inch for 10 series. Access Holes Style Open No. as shown in Figure 29. ½ the Series Base* from end of extrusion. then 1 x Series Base* between successive holes. No closer than 1 x Hole Diameter to end of extrusion. then 1 x Series Base* between successive holes. and 1. D. Figure 26 AutoQuoterX Page 18 Users Guide . and placement of Access and Clearance Holes. The UCS Icon will adjust to the selected T-slot. No closer than 1 x Hole Diameter to end of extrusion. * Series Base is 25mm for 25 series. MB. Select the Add Access Hole button.

as they have a fixed distance from the end of a T-slot. but no closer that one half the series of the extrusion to the end. Door Handle Machining Door Handle Machining is similar to Open Style Access Holes. AutoQuoterX will insert the Access Hole at the proper location. Manifold Port Holes Manifold Port Holes are similar to Open Style Access Holes. and the machining is inserted by the centerline of the pattern (see Figure 31). Anchor Fastener Counter Bores and Butt Fastener Counter Bores Figure 29 C-Bore Secondary machining operations are inserted just like the above Access Hole. Your drawing should now look like the one in Figure 30. except that they have multiple holes.Version 1. AutoQuoterX Page 19 Figure 30 Users Guide . Manifold Port Holes connect to a centerline. except that they only go thru one wall of an extrusion. with the proper Anchor Fastener for the Bill Of Materials. and only on the centerlines of extrusions that have internal cavities that can be used as a Pneumatic conduit. as discussed above. It can be placed anywhere along the length of the T-slot. Placement Door Handle Machining are offset from the end of the extrusion a distance equal to overall center to center distance of the outermost holes in the pattern. Placement Instead of a T-slot.0 Figure 27 Figure 28 AutoCAD now prompts you: Please Select Insert Point… Select a point near the endpoint of the same T-slot you selected in the previous step.

and will be enabled when appropriate for the selected part. the only way to remove unwanted machining in an extrusion was to erase the extrusion and start from scratch. For an example of this type of part.Version 1. and pick part number 4108. These categories include everything necessary to put extrusions together and make a complete project. These options are part specific. Note: Notice that on some of the Main Forms tabs. This will work on all Secondary machining operations. Including Recommended Bolt Assemblies Where there are bolt assemblies that 80/20 recommends for certain application of a part. Fixed Parts The first sub-category of this grouping we will refer to as fixed parts. AutoQuoterX Page 20 Users Guide . there are options that are not always Figure 32 enabled. simply select the Remove Machining icon on the AutoQuoterX toolbar. AutoCAD will prompt you to: Select Machining to Erase… Figure 31 Select the Access Hole we inserted in the example above. and have no editable parameters on them. but will not work on Primary machining operations. those recommendations show up in the list box below the Include Recommended Bolt Assemblies check box. click on the Brackets/Gussets tab. lets use a common bracket. These parts are totally static. Now. Open the AutoQuoterX Main Form. the 4108. Hardware and Accessory Parts The second kind of parts that we are going to work with in AutoQuoterX can be described as Hardware and Accessory parts.0 Removing A Secondary Machining Operation In the past. to remove a machining operation. as shown in Figure 33.

Version 1. you must un-check this box. These parts consist of two or more separate components. Select the Accept Current Part Rotation and Exit button and you should see the part on your screen as shown in Figure 34. joined together at an axis of rotation. and the correct quantities of each. a description of those fasteners. Standard Assemblies. and all delivered as one part number. and may continue to the right of the box. so count very carefully. This allows you the convenience of concentrating on the end result (the finished product) and lets 80/20’s experience with connecting components and extrusion work for you. there are two subgroupings. Placement in a drawing Fixed parts have an insertion point that is logically located and oriented. there is only one recommendation. If you do not wish to include the recommended bolt assemblies for a part. We will see the logic behind part orientation more clearly later as we discuss the Automatic Connect feature. 3386 QTY(2) 1/4-20 X 3/8" Flanged BHSCS & Economy T-Nut It includes all fasteners necessary. Of these assemblies. based upon the way the part is most commonly inserted with respect to a T-slot or CenterLine of an extrusion. and Linear Parametric Assemblies. On some parts there may be two or more lines in this list box. Each line represents a complete fastener offering. fasteners will not be automatically added. the Include Recommended Bolt Assemblies check box is selected. Assemblies The second sub-category of this grouping we will refer to as assemblies. Standard assemblies indicate there is only AutoQuoterX Page 21 Figure 34 Users Guide Figure 33 . This is true in all cases for each category of Fixed Parts that have Recommended Bolt Assemblies. If you do this. Pick the Create Brack/Gusset button and pick a point in the middle of the drawing.0 In the case of the 4108. By default. so do not forget to add any necessary fasteners from the Fasteners tab later. so be sure to use the scroll bar at the bottom of the list box to verify that the selection is appropriate for your application. You will also have to know how many you need.

Rotated 45º 10” Figure 35 The left half of the hinge assembly is the dynamic half. After accepting the rotation of the part in the drawing. as you face the surface of the door where the hinges are visible. An example of a Linear Parametric part is cart guard. These parts consist of one component. like hinge sets. are rotated 45º about the rotation vector of the hinge pin. Select the Accept Current Part Rotation and Exit button to see the configured part in the drawing. both the Angle input box. set the Angle to 45º and the length to 10 inches (see Figure 35). For standard assemblies.” Since this is a right hand hinge. Figure 36 shows this part shaded. For clarity. Figure 36 AutoQuoterX Page 22 Users Guide . The hinges in the pair are 10 inches centerline to centerline. Specify a piece of 2854 Cart Guard Base at 24” long with Recommended Bolt Assemblies included and insert it into your drawing (see Figure 37).Version 1. Linear Parametric assemblies contain two different pairs. and as such. with a variable length dimension. The insertion point on these hinges is on the side of the hinges considered “stationary. as we specified in the AutoQuoterX Main Form. For Linear Parametric assemblies. that have a parametric definable centerline-to-centerline dimension. and from a Modified Southeast Isometric viewpoint.0 one final unit. you will be shown the informational message box shown in Figure 38. like a Living Hinge. Linear Parametric The third sub-category of this grouping we will refer to as Linear Parametric. the stationary part of the hinge mounts on the right hand side of the door. Placement in a drawing Pick the Create Door/Panel button and select a point in your drawing. Select part number 2046 from the Door and Panel Parts tab. only the Angle input box is enabled on the AutoQuoterX form. and the Length input boxs and the Get Length… button are enabled.

and generally make a drawing very unmanageable. The Cart Guard Base is unique in that the number of fasteners required is a function of the length of the piece. Round. Their respective lengths are determined by which ends (see Figures 40. slow screen refresh times. and 42 show the insertion point and selection points for each of the three end pieces. T-slot cover. using the points on the ends to calculate the proper lengths for each for you. Figure 36 This time you will notice that the fastener information does not appear. and Corner pieces for this popular accessory. To properly select lengths for these parts. Note: The length of the Cart Guard Base and the Top are not always the same. Top Top Base and Top Figure 37 Base Insertion Point Figure 37 Insertion Point Insertion Point and Base Top Figure 37 Non-Graphical Parts Some parts do not lend themselves to efficiently displaying on screen. and 42) you wish to use for them. and panel gaskets. and other fasteners and fastener assemblies. AutoQuoterX Page 23 Users Guide . as they will cause undue clutter. 41. For your convenience there are nodes for selecting the proper length for your Cart Guard Base and Top on the Flat. The Top simply snaps in place on the Base. bolts. then attach the Base and Cover. Figures 40. 41.0 This calculation is made for you so you will have enough fasteners to attach the cart guard to your project. Insert Top onto Base at this point. These parts fall into the fourth sub-category of Hardware and Accessories. Examples of these parts are nuts.Version 1. insert the end Figure 37 pieces onto your frame first. Click OK and select a 24” piece of 2857 Cart Guard Red Rigid Top and insert it at the green node point of the base you just inserted as shown in Figure 39).

The exception to this is if the Panel Gaskets are ordered by the box unit. or freeze the layer without interfering with AutoQuoterX’s ability to place these parts into the drawing. and add in new parts manually. the part number. The parts will still be added to your drawing. Note: Do Not Lock the AQME NonGraphical Parts layer. we understand that they will possibly interfere with the geometry of your design. Editing An AutoQuoterX Part The Edit Part function is a great time saver in the design process. Selecting Quantities and/or Lengths For Non-Graphical parts. In the case of Panel Gaskets. as it will not allow any of these parts to be moved to this layer. Fasteners are ordered by quantity of units needed.0 They are displayed as entities containing a line of text including the quantity or length or the part. they are ordered by quantity. You can turn this layer off. With AutoQuoterX. Each new Non-Graphical part you insert is automatically placed in the drawing in a formatted text starting from the World Coordinate System Origin. They are therefore located on the layer named AQME NonGraphical Parts. in which they are ordered by quantity of boxed wanted. in inches or millimeters.5mm) strip. or extract them into the Bill Of Materials. as shown in Figure 43. Earlier versions of AutoQuoter required you to erase incorrect parts.Version 1. and a description of the part. there are two ways these parts are ordered.5” (or 1841. Automatic Placement Non-Graphical parts appear on the drawing as text. In the case of all fasteners and T-slot cover. or use the Edit routine to clone an existing part. T-slot cover is ordered by 72. but you will not be able to adjust their visibility. you can edit parts from one part to another. changing AutoQuoterX Page 24 Users Guide . Figure 38 Layer Visibility Since the Non-Graphical parts are always going to be inserted at a particular location in the drawing. they are ordered by total length needed. and each consecutive part is added just below the last.

set the length to 12” and place a 7025 3/8-16*(1. Insert the extrusion at 4.0 only some of the parameters. end miter-cuts and miter-cut counter-bores. AutoQuoterX allows you to edit existing extrusions to change length. into the drawing at 0. You will be prompted to: Select Object: Select the extrusion you inserted above. Change the Width to 14” and press the Edit Extrusion button. We will use this extrusion for the editing examples below. primary machining.5. This will read the information on the extrusion and open the main AutoQuoterX Form with the information filled in for the extrusion. you must exit the Main Form and enter the edit mode again as described above. Accept the rotation values. This time the Ediiitt Exttrrusiiion Ed t Extrus on Ed Ex us on button is disabled. as it is currently. and extrusion type. The length of the extrusion has been changed to 14”.0.0.5") end tap on the left end. The drawing should look like Figure 44. In order to edit this extrusion again. Pick the Create Extrusion button. Cloning Extrusions With the Main AutoQuoterX Form still on screen. Editing an Extrusion Unlike earlier versions of AutoQuoter. Insert in a piece of 1515. AutoQuoterX Page 25 Figure 39 Figure 40 Users Guide . Changing Length Pick the Edit Extrusion icon on the AutoQuoterX Toolbar. and you are taken to the Main AutoQuoterX form again. Accept the rotation of the extrusion.0.0 and accept the rotation of the extrusion. or make copies of existing parts using the connect feature to intelligently connect the parts to extrusion. Figure 38 Start a new fractional drawing in AutoCAD. Note: Editing an extrusion to add or remove a Primary machining operation after it has been inserted into a drawing will remove all Secondary machining operations that have been added to that extrusion.Version 1. 12” long.

To do this. the T-slots are blue.Version 1. the blue T-slots indicate metric extrusion. Select the 40-7048 M8x1.25"). This line is where Manifold Port Holes are to be inserted. On the 1515. and press the Edit Extrusion button. and should help save you much time when working on a concept design. Going from Fractional to Metric One more major convenience in AutoQuoterX is the ability to work in fractional.25 End Tap for this extrusion. T-slots are red. enter the edit mode again and select the piece of extrusion with the end tap in it. Accept the rotation and close the main AutoQuoterX form.0 Pick the Close button. You should now have two extrusions side by side in your drawing. You should notice that while the T-slots appear on the drawing as red. Changing Extrusions The ability to change from one extrusion to another is a great convenience. You should now be looking at a drawing that looks like Figure 49. select the 1530 extrusion. These lines indicate the centerline of an internal cavity that can be used as a pneumatic conduit. You have to re-select the end taps. metric. the 1530 has magenta lines between the T-slots on the 3” wide face. or both. You can even change one extrusion from fractional to metric. since the 7025 is not available for the 1530. The drawing should now look like Figure 47. From the drop down list. Figure 43 Figure 42 Figure 41 AutoQuoterX Page 26 Users Guide . (which is now populated with metric part numbers) select the 40-4080 extrusion. as easily as you changed a 1515 to a 1530 in the previous example. and also where surface mounted manifold plates connect. You should now notice a distinct difference between the two extrusions. Press the Edit Extrusion button. Set the end taps to 7045 5/16-18 (1. Edit the 1530 extrusion and select the Metric Parts radio button in the Product Family frame (see Figure 48). Accept the rotation of the extrusion and pick the Close button on the Main AutoQuoterX form. In keeping with our catalog protocol. as shown in Figure 46. When the main AutoQuoterX form appears. but on the 404080.

The basics of editing hardware and accessories are the same as when editing extrusions. Connecting An AutoQuoterX Part The intelligent Connect feature in AutoQuoterX is a helpful time saver. When you return to the AutoQuoterX Main Form. or changing extrusion sizes on the frame. Nearly every component is in some way mounted with reference to a T-slot. allowing you to insert a part and automatically orient it to the T-slot you are mounting to. gussets. In AutoQuoterX. and the Manifold Plates (which mount on the ends of extrusions or along a center line). some Floor to Frame parts (which screw into tapped holes). all in one easy step. Editing an extrusion to add or remove a Primary machining operation after it has been inserted into a drawing will remove all Secondary machining operations that have been added to that extrusion. Since each T-slot or CenterLine is a fixed reference line on the extrusion. and you edit what you need to and press the button to edit the part. AutoQuoterX uses that information to create a temporary UCS to be used during insertion of the part. Accept the default rotation for this part. You select the part. with the UCS at World. brackets. Editing Hardware and Accessory Parts Editing the hardware is helpful when trying different connection methods. This time. as well as panels. Non-graphical parts can also be edited for quantities (or lengths.0. Connecting Extrusion to Extrusion In a Drawing In a new drawing. Secondary Machining Reminder This has been said many times already. The Theory Behind Connection of Parts The Connect feature is based upon a simple but important fact about the 80/20 product line. You can also clone the part by picking the Create or Connect buttons. and other machined parts. insert a piece of 1515 into the drawing at 0. and the manifold plates can connect to a CenterLine. the information is fed into the form as it becomes visible.Version 1. most parts can connect to a T-slot. but it is very important to remember. The only real exceptions to this are End Caps (which mount to extrusion ends). it should still be set to 1515.0 Blue holes are also used in plates. if applicable). select the select the Connect Extrusion button. some Door and Panel parts (which mount to panels). Figure 44 AutoQuoterX Page 27 Users Guide .0.

as shown in Figure 52.Version 1. as shown in Figure 53. The UCS reorients itself to the T-slot and face of the extrusion you selected. Select the 4351 15 Series 5 Hole 90 Degree Joining Plate from the list box on the Joining Plates tab. The new extrusion is inserted into the drawing and oriented to match the face of the extrusion at the T-slot you selected. we will use the connect feature to attach a flat plate to join them. as shown in Figure 54. the new part is inserted to make a flush 90º joint.0 AutoCAD prompts you to: Please select a TSlot Select the T-slot indicated by the arrow in Figure 51. Pick the Connect Joining Plate button. having accepted the default Recommended Bolt Assemblies. Figure 48 Figure 47 Pick Here AutoQuoterX Page 28 Users Guide . First zoom in on the intersection of the two extrusions so that you can see exactly what you are selecting. Accept the rotation of this extrusion Since you selected the T-slot at the end of the extrusion. Connecting A Flat Plate to An Extrusion In A Drawing Using the extrusions connected in the pervious example. Pick Here Figure 45 Figure 46 You are now prompted to: Please Select Insert Point… Select the same T-slot at the end of the extrusion.

Accept the rotation of the plate. In preparation for the next example. Connecting a Bracket or Gusset to an Extrusion in a Drawing Select the 4332 15 Series 2 Hole Inside Corner Gusset from the list box on the Brackets/Gussets tab. AutoCAD then prompts you to: Please Select Insert Point… Select the end of the same T-slot. AutoCAD then prompts you to: Please Select Insert Point… Select the end of the same T-slot. Surface mount Manifold Plates mount similar to flat plates. The 4351 flat plate is inserted and offset from the end of the T-slot.Version 1. AutoQuoterX Page 29 Users Guide Figure 51 . it can be re-oriented with the Rotate Part form. Your drawing should now like Figure 57. Accept the rotation of the plate. AutoCAD prompts you to: Please select a TSlot Figure 50 Figure 49 Pick Here Select the T-slot indicated in Figure 56. Your drawing should now like Figure 55. Accept the default Recommended Bolt Assemblies. The 4332 gusset is inserted and offset from the end of the T-slot. Note: If the bracket or gusset does not insert correctly.0 AutoCAD now prompts you to: Please select a TSlot Select the T-slot indicated in Figure 54. please erase the 4351 you just created. which represent the cavities within the extrusion. and oriented to the face of the extrusion. Connecting a Manifold Plate to an Extrusion In a Drawing The connect feature for Manifold Plates works on surface mount Manifold Plates and not on the end mount plates. and oriented to the face of the extrusion. and select the Connect Brack/Gusset Plate button. There are nodes located on both ends of extrusions for end mounting Manifold Plates. it can be reoriented with the Rotate Part form. but they mount to the magenta CenterLines. Note: If the flat plate does not insert correctly.

select the 2440 1. Range Detection Not all options are available for every length or angle.0. From the Manifold tab.5” X 3” Tapped Pressure Manifold Plate – ¼” NPT. Only options that are available for a selected part are enabled. so there is no Include Recommended Bolt Assemblies list available. AutoQuoterX validates all the necessary information.0. AutoQuoterX checks to make sure they fall within the range that is permissible by the given part or service. there are “spinner buttons” to raise and lower the angle.0 Start a new drawing and insert a 12” long piece of 1530 extrusion at 0. User Input Validation Whenever possible. The mounting hardware is always included with this category of parts. when you are required to input a value. These are also checked and validated. You should see the magenta lines on the 3” faces of the extrusion. AutoQuoterX Page 30 Users Guide . and verifies the data is properly formatted. AutoCAD now prompts you: Please Select Insert Point… Select the CenterLine about midway of the extrusion. Accept the extrusion and close the main AutoQuoterX form. AutoCAD prompt you: Please Select a Cline Figure 52 Center Line Select the CenterLine as shown in Figure 58. Protective Features There are a number of protective features built into the AutoQuoterX interface to help protect you from incorrect part specification.Version 1. These lines represent the CenterLines that the Manifold Plates mount to. Now select the Connect Manifold button. In the case of angles. Your drawing should now look like Figure 59. Figure 53 Min and Max Validation For lengths or angles that are typed in.

To design a panel. Width and Height Input Width and Height can be input in either Inches or Millimeters. BC. selecting from the available notching options for each corner of the panel. and using the same reference points for dimensions. reading counter clockwise. In the combo box at the top of the form. The Panel Designer Interface One of the improvements in AutoQuoterX is the new Panel Designer.0). is now displayed. AB. Also. it works for all standard rectangular panel designs. There is a note that is shown under each input area to show you what limits you have for standard size panels. as shown in Figure 60. you will see the orientation of the cells represented in the panel diagram on the form. Once a material is selected. click the Panel Designer button.0 D. counter clockwise from the datum point (0.e. and using corner labels. if applicable. Figure 55 Note: If you select Expanded Metal. all the other options become available for selection. so you can match your panel size to a particular opening. Specifying a Panel Designing a panel with the new Panel Designer is a simple process of selecting the panel type. and DA. or can be selected from the drawing. each side is referred to respectively by it two corners (i. The dimensions are laid out in the same way the Panel Shop at 80/20 machines the panel. the 2601 1/4” Clear Acrylic material is selected. or Twin Wall Polycarbonate material. Panel Selection The first thing that must be done is the selection of a panel. and selecting the desired insertion style. insuring that both customer and manufacturer are speaking the same language. Quick and reliable.Version 1. CD.) Figure 54 This nomenclature is used on the Bill Of Materials to identify machining location for corner notches (Primary machining operations) and for all other standard machining (Secondary machining operations). 1. selecting a T-slot InSet. The panel designer form. AutoQuoterX Page 31 Users Guide . Each corner is labeled.

flush mount it inside an opening. It also offsets the insertion point for you to make panel placement easier.Version 1. or insert it into a T-slot. No Inset 10 Series 15 Series Figure 58 Figure 59 Insertion Style Selection The Insertion Style selection will adjust the plane that the insertion point of the panel is on to make insertion easier if you wish to surface mount a panel over extrusion. All three panel corners are shown at the same scale. See the Figure 66 for a visual of the difference. the width is set to 24 inches and the height is set to 12 inches. Figure 56 Figure 57 T-Slot In-Set Selection The T-slot In-Set selection will automatically add length and width to your panel based upon the Series of extrusion you plan to inset the panel into. All three panel corners are shown at the same scale. Flush Bottom Mid Thickness Flush Top Figure 60 Figure 61 AutoQuoterX Page 32 Users Guide . See Figure 64 for a visual of the difference. They are always happy to take care of your special needs. contact your 80/20 Customer Service Representative for possible availability and a custom quote.0 Note: If you require a panel that is larger than the listed standard size. For this example.

These orientations are represented as well. are shown on the diagram in the middle of Figure 62 the Panel Designer form.. These Secondary machining operations include hole patterns for handles. latches. the thickness shown is the wire-gauge thickness.Version 1. Figure 69 shows illustrations of each of the panel types in AutoQuoterX. AutoQuoterX Page 33 Users Guide . Expanded Metal. if you do not create a panel correctly. but the overlapping of the wires is not represented. they are designed to look as authentic as possible. they are Wire Mesh. Several of the machining options have a horizontal or vertical option. Black Haircell ABS (Textured Side Up). the corner selected becomes red on the panel diagram. Graphical Representation of Different Panel Types Panel representations are for illustration only. Panels cannot be edited in the same way that extrusions are. etc. While accurately represented in most regards. therefore. and Twin Wall Polycarbonate. This includes changes to Primary machining operations. Solid Panels (both opaque and transparent). you must delete that panel and recreate it. when selected. They can be accessed through the tabs labeled A. One exception to this is the thickness of wire mesh. and be a dimensionally correct as possible. however. and. From left to right. C. D. B. Figure 63 Secondary Machining Operations There are several Secondary machining operations that are available for panels that are oriented to the edge of the panels in a more dynamic way that the corner notches are. These machining operations. 2. hinges. so you can insure the panel is specified the way you need it before you create it. As you select each tab.0 Primary Machining Operations Primary machining operations for panels include all of the corner notching.

you are prompted to: Please Select Panel… Figure 65 This is to allow you to continue adding machining to panels. To remove a corner notch. select the the AutoQuoterX toolbar. To exit this function. You will be prompted to: Please Select Panel… When you select the panel. Removing A Secondary Machining Operation Removing Secondary machining operations on a panel is very easy. the panel must be re-created. Pick the Add Machining button.0 Using The Panel Machining Interface To add a Secondary machining operation to a Panel Machining button on panel. You will them be prompted to: Please Select Insert Point… Use AutoCAD’s OSNP to pick the Midpoint of that edge. When prompted to: Select Machining to Erase… Figure 66 Simply select the machining operation. You will be prompted to: Please select Panel Edge to Insert Machining… Figure 64 Select the edge indicated by the arrow in Figure 71. It is removed from the panel.Version 1. press the Enter key. Note: The Remove Machining function works only on Secondary machining operations. Adding a Secondary Machining Operation To demonstrate adding a Secondary machining operation. we will select a 7521 Slot Service for 2058 Flush Handle – Medium from the list box. you will see the Panel Machining form. You panel should now look like Figure 72. it does not matter if you pick the top or bottom edge. Simply select the Remove Machining button from the AutoQuoterX toolbar. After inserting the machining. as shown in Figure 70. AutoQuoterX Page 34 Users Guide .

simply click the BOM button. select the User Supplied Part (UP) option. you will see a map of the wizard. In the lower left-hand corner. This is a required field. This will prefix the part number you type in with “UP-“. select the objects from your drawing.Version 1. F. This will open the Custom Part form. To start this function. This will open the BOM Wizard (see Figure 74). click the Create Custom Block button. The Custom Part block is created and will show up in the BOM. and enabled for you to specify a manufacturer. In the image on the top left-hand corner. Figure 68 AutoQuoterX Page 35 Users Guide . pick the button from the AutoQuoterX toolbar. This helps keep custom parts from getting mixed up on the BOM. Adding Custom Parts Another of the real strengths of AutoQuoterX is its ability to include you custom parts on the Bill Of Materials. If this is a custom part sourced from 80/20.0 E. Bill Of Materials Generation To run the AutoQuoter Bill of Material (BOM). select the 80/20 Custom Machining (CM) option. Be sure to type in the entire CM number that you received from 80/20. Figure 67 Fill in the remaining information. and is locked from editing. The Wizard introduction screen is the first to appear. Pick the Next > button to move on. The Manufacturer field is blanked out. This is done through the AutoQuoterX Custom Block function. The Wizard will guide you step-by-step through creating a BOM that doubles as a very professional quote. and select an insertion base point. If this is a part that you are making of sourcing elsewhere. When all the data is populated and geometry defined. shown in Figure 73.. This will append “CM-“ to the beginning of the part number you type in. you will see which page you are on while you are using the wizard. The Manufacturer field is set to 80/20 Inc.

all the information needed to contact the distributor for clarification is right on the quote sheet. Required Delivery Date. The information on this screen is not drawing related. AutoQuoter will automatically retrieve it for future drawings. The <Back button does not save your information. Customer PO Number. You should now see the Customer Information screen (see Figure 77). Figure 71 Figure 70 AutoQuoterX Page 36 Users Guide . Customer Ref Number. Entering contact information is essential in case there are any questions about the quote. The BOM will display the Customer Information on the upper righthand side of the BOM. From here the quote can be further customized.0 You should now see the Order Information screen (see Figure 75). entering contact information is important so that if a customer leaves a message regarding a question about the quote. Figure 69 You are now on the Distributor page (see Figure 76). this information is not drawing specific. all the information needed to contact the customer is right on the quote sheet. On this screen you can store order-related information specific to your current drawing. Similar to the Distributor Information. This information includes the Number of Kits (the quantity of the current item that you would like to purchase). Pick the Next > button to move on.Version 1. Note: Your information is saved (for the current screen) once you click the Next> button. Once you save this information. As noted in the previous section. The BOM will display this information in the upper left-hand side of the BOM. and Notes. Distributor PO Number. Pick the Next > button to move on.

Figure 73 Figure 72 The Save As… button will display the screen shown in Figure 80. You should now see the Finish screen (see Figure 78). This screen gives you the ability to export your BOM to other file formats and email your new file if desired. XML or Rich Text). you can change the BOM orientation from Portrait to Landscape. Excel. and then use the Browse button to determine its location. You need to first select the export format (PDF. Click the Finish button and your BOM report should appear and look similar to that shown in Figure 79).0 Pick the Next > button to move on. The name of the file will default to your drawing name. Figure 74 AutoQuoterX Page 37 Users Guide . You can navigate multiple pages by using the and will search buttons. The dropdown box in the upper left corner of this screen gives you the ability to zoom in or out on the document. Before you click the Finish button. The search button the BOM and highlight matching text.Version 1. but you can change it before you click the Create File button.

you will need to run the BOM function (to the point where you see the actual BOM document) in order to generate tags for the additional parts. will look like the example shown in Figure 81. The “To:” field will default to orders@8020. If you click this button. for example. You should check the Outbox in your email application. so you will have to erase any existing tags.) must be open before you click the Email File Created in Step 2 button. Note: The AutoQuoterX BOM function automatically creates and assigns drawing tags for every AutoQuoterX block (object) within your AutoCAD drawing. you will see the following screen: Please note that your default email application (Outlook.net – make sure that you change this address if the document should go to a different email address. click the Send button. Figure 75 AutoQuoterX Page 38 Users Guide .0 You can then proceed to step three and click the Email File Created in Step 2 button if you want to email this file. This will invalidate all previously created tags. Once you enter the appropriate information. Outlook Express. This will create and automatically send an email (with your exported BOM file as an attachment) to the given email address. when printed. Sometimes Outlook. etc. will not automatically send the email until you click the “Send/Receive” button within Outlook. If you add AutoQuoterX blocks to your drawings. The finished BOM. and recreate them.Version 1.

you will see a detailed description. is included. AutoQuoterX Tags Picking the button on the AutoQuoterX toolbar starts the AutoQuoterX Tags function. you must first run the Bill of Materials Wizard to generate the tag numbers. and under the thumbnail.0 G.Version 1. the standard description for that part. and dimensional data. the Part Inquiry form shown in Figure 82 appears. Units of measure. It will show you the standard thumbnail for the part. After starting the function. are shown below the description. Figure 77 AutoQuoterX Page 39 Users Guide . Further down the form the full machining description. Part Inquiry This tool can be accessed by button on the picking the AutoQuoterX toolbar. You will be prompted to: Select object: After you select an AutoQuoterX part. and total price with all machining and fasteners. part price. You will them be prompted to: Select position for tag. In addition. 1. Utilities There are utilities in AutoQuoterX that will make your work easier as you proceed through the design process. included fasteners. Figure 76 2. you are prompted to: Select object: Select an AutoQuoterX part in your drawing. If you wish to put tags on your drawing. including machining locations in the upper text box.

with it’s origin at the left end of the Tslot (see Figures 84 and 85). the UCS orients itself to the face of the extrusion. Note: Using an Isometric view. and setting the UCS to the current viewport. You are prompted to: Please select a TSlot Select This T-slot After selecting a T-slot. 3.Version 1. and you are prompted to select the next object. press enter at this prompt to end the tagging function (results will look like Figure 83).0 Pick the location you wish the tag balloon to be displayed. makes the tags much easier to read. When you have tagged all the parts you need identified. Figure 78 Figure 79 AutoQuoterX Page 40 Users Guide . UCS To T-Slot This is a fairly straightforward function. The tag is drawn. Pick the button on the AutoQuoterX toolbar.

Figure 81 Button Picture Toolbar Button Name AutoQuoterX Edit Part Panel Designer Machine Extrusion Machine Panel Remove Machining BOM AutoQuoterX Tags Part Inquiry World UCS UCS X UCS Y UCS Z UCS Viewport Function Description This toolbar button will display the AutoQuoterX Main Form. Great for adding tags. This toolbar button will display the AutoQuoterX Panel Designer Machine Services Form. This toolbar button sets the UCS to the current viewport. This toolbar button will display the AutoQuoterX Extrusion Machine Services Form. This toolbar button will display the selected part information in the Part Inquiry form. shown in Figure 86. This toolbar button prompts the user for a rotation factor used to rotate the UCS around the X-axis. the UCS and View buttons are located on Flyout Buttons on the toolbar. This toolbar button prompts the user for a rotation factor used to rotate the UCS around the Y-axis.Version 1. It provides a quick access to the functions of AutoQuoterX with the click of a mouse. This toolbar button will start the AutoQuoterX Tabs function. This toolbar button will activate the Bill of Materials Report Wizard. This toolbar button prompts the user for a rotation factor used to rotate the UCS around the Z-axis. This toolbar button will display the AutoQuoterX Main Form with the selected part’s creation information displayed. This is indicated by the arrowhead in their lower right hand corner (see Figure 87). Figure 80 To make the most efficient use of your design screen. This toolbar button will restore the UCS to WCS. Page 41 Users Guide AutoQuoterX . is new to AutoQuoterX Software.0 Appendix A: The AutoQuoterX Toolbar The Toolbar. This toolbar button will delete selected secondary machining from an extrusion or a panel. This toolbar button will display the AutoQuoterX Panel Designer Form.

This toolbar button will display the AutoQuoterX Custom Part Form that will capture XData information for tracking for the BOM and sales order file creation.0 Button Picture Toolbar Button Name UCS X90 UCS Y90 UCS Z90 Modified SW Isometric View Modified SE Isometric View Modified NE Isometric View Modified NW Isometric View Top Plan View Bottom Plan View Left Plan View Right Plan View Front Plan View Back Plan View Named Views Form Align UCS to TSlot AutoQuoterX Custom Part Function Description This toolbar button rotates the UCS around the X-axis by 90 degrees. This toolbar button will display the AutoCAD Drawing in a modified NE Isometric view.Version 1. This toolbar button will set the current viewport to a Left Side Plan View. This toolbar bar rotates button the UCS around the Z-axis by 90 degrees. This toolbar button will set the current viewport to a Bottom Plan View. This toolbar button will set the current viewport to a Right Side Plan View. This toolbar button will set the current viewport to a Back Plan View. This toolbar button will display the AutoCAD Drawing in a modified NW Isometric view. This toolbar button will display the AutoCAD Drawing in a modified SW Isometric view. This toolbar button will set the current viewport to a Front Plan View. This toolbar button will display and align the current AutoCAD UCS icon to a selected extrusion’s T-slot and face. This toolbar button will open AutoCAD’s Named Views form. This toolbar button will set the current viewport to a Top Plan View. This toolbar button rotates the UCS around the Y-axis by 90 degrees. AutoQuoterX Page 42 Users Guide . This toolbar button will display the AutoCAD Drawing in a modified SE Isometric view.

This keyboard shortcut displays the Panel Machining Form. Great for adding tags. This keyboard shortcut will restore the UCS to WCS. This keyboard shortcut prompts the user for a rotation factor used to rotate the UCS around the X-axis. This keyboard shortcut displays the AutoQuoterX Part Inquiry Form.0 Appendix B: The Keyboard Shortcuts The following Keyboard Shortcuts have been included for your convenience. This keyboard shortcut displays the AutoQuoterX Extrusion Machining Form. This keyboard shortcut rotates the UCS around the X-axis by 90 degrees. Identifying Parts UCS Manipulation UCS Manipulation UCS Manipulation UCS Manipulation UCS Manipulation WHATIS UX UY UZ UW UV UCS Manipulation UX9 AutoQuoterX Page 43 Users Guide . The letter will match the bill of materials report. This keyboard shortcut applies a tag letter to a selected block. PSHOP ESHOP This keyboard shortcut Erases Machining on extrusion and panels. This keyboard shortcut prompts the user for a rotation factor used to rotate the UCS around the Z-axis.Version 1. Keyboard Shortcut 82 Description AutoQuoterX Main Form AutoQuoterX Main Form (Edit Mode) Panel Designer Extrusion Machine Shop Panel Machine Shop Remove Machining Bill Of Materials Identifying Parts Function Requirement Description This keyboard shortcut displays the AutoQuoterX Main Form E2 This keyboard shortcut displays the AutoQuoterX Main Form in Edit Mode PDGNR MSHOP This keyboard shortcut displays the Panel Designer Form. This keyboard shortcut sets the UCS to the current viewport. This keyboard shortcut prompts the user for a rotation factor used to rotate the UCS around the Y-axis. BOM TAG This keyboard shortcut starts the Bill Of Materials Wizard.

This keyboard shortcut adjusts the view to display a Back Plan view. This keyboard shortcut adjusts the view to display a Left view.Version 1. about Z Axis. This keyboard shortcut adjusts the view to display a Back Plan view. This keyboard shortcut adjusts the view to display a Modified NW Isometric view. This keyboard shortcut rotates the selected Part 90 deg. This keyboard shortcut rotates the selected Part 90 deg. This keyboard shortcut adjusts the view to display a Modified SW Isometric view. about X Axis. This keyboard shortcut adjusts the view to display a Front Plan view.0 Description UCS Manipulation UCS Manipulation Viewing model Keyboard Shortcut UY9 UZ9 V1 Function Requirement Description This keyboard shortcut rotates the UCS around the Y-axis by 90 degrees. This keyboard shortcut sets the UCS to the face of a selected extrusion with it’s origin at the left end of the selected T-slot. This keyboard shortcut adjusts the view to display a Modified NE Isometric view. about Y Axis. This keyboard shortcut adjusts the view to display a Top Plan view. This keyboard shortcut rotates the selected Part 90 deg. This keyboard shortcut adjusts the view to display the current UCS in plan view. This keyboard shortcut adjusts the view to display a Modified SE Isometric view. This keyboard shortcut rotates the UCS around the Z-axis by 90 degrees. This keyboard shortcut performs a Zoom All This keyboard shortcut performs a Zoom Previous This keyboard shortcut performs a Zoom Window Viewing model V2 Viewing model V3 Viewing model V4 Viewing model Viewing model Viewing model Viewing model Viewing model Viewing model Viewing model VT VB VL VR VF VK VP UCS Manipulation Part manipulation Part manipulation Part manipulation Viewing model Viewing model Viewing model UTS RX RY RZ ZA ZP ZW AutoQuoterX Page 44 Users Guide . This keyboard shortcut adjusts the view to display a Right Plan view.

then zooms to 50% of that magnification This keyboard shortcut performs a Zoom All. then zooms to 90% of that magnification This keyboard shortcut zooms to 10% current magnification This keyboard shortcut zooms to 20% current magnification This keyboard shortcut zooms to 30% current magnification This keyboard shortcut zooms to 40% current magnification This keyboard shortcut zooms to 50% current magnification This keyboard shortcut zooms to 60% current magnification This keyboard shortcut zooms to 70% current magnification This keyboard shortcut zooms to 80% current magnification This keyboard shortcut zooms to 90% current magnification Viewing model Z2 Viewing model Z3 Viewing model Z4 Viewing model Z5 Viewing model Z6 Viewing model Z7 Viewing model Z8 Viewing model Z9 Viewing model Viewing model Viewing model Viewing model Viewing model Viewing model Viewing model Viewing model Viewing model Zx1 Zx2 Zx3 Zx4 Zx5 Zx6 Zx7 Zx8 Zx9 AutoQuoterX Page 45 Users Guide . then zooms to 20% of that magnification This keyboard shortcut performs a Zoom All. then zooms to 80% of that magnification This keyboard shortcut performs a Zoom All.Version 1. then zooms to 10% of that magnification This keyboard shortcut performs a Zoom All. then zooms to 60% of that magnification This keyboard shortcut performs a Zoom All. then zooms to 70% of that magnification This keyboard shortcut performs a Zoom All.0 Description Viewing model Keyboard Shortcut Z1 Function Requirement Description This keyboard shortcut performs a Zoom All. then zooms to 30% of that magnification This keyboard shortcut performs a Zoom All. then zooms to 40% of that magnification This keyboard shortcut performs a Zoom All.

This keyboard shortcut moves selected part(s) in 2D X and Y coordinates only.Version 1. This keyboard shortcut performs a Shade Model for viewing. ignoring any changes in the Z-axis. ignoring any changes in the Z-axis.0 Description Part manipulation Keyboard Shortcut CC Function Requirement Description This keyboard shortcut performs a Quick Copy by entering the copy command with two keystrokes This keyboard shortcut copies selected part(s) in 2D X and Y coordinates only. etc. Part manipulation C2 Part manipulation M2 Part manipulation Part manipulation SD RG AutoQuoterX Page 46 Users Guide . This keyboard shortcut regenerates drawing to clean up radii.

This Layer can be Frozen or Turned Off to make visualization easier. AQME CenterLines All CenterLines (Metric and Fractional) are created on this layer. AQME Reference This Layer contains special graphical information for the Connection Feature of AutoQuoterX. AQME TSlots All T-slots (Metric and Fractional) are created on this layer.0 Appendix C: Visualization Options AutoQuoterX has been designed to use multiple layers to make presentation of your project more easily understood. This Node-points indicate connection points an all AutoQuoterX blocks. Layer Name 0 Description The Default Layer in AutoCAD. This does not apply to panel machining. as all blocks inserted on the layer will not be visible. Unless you define and use another layer. This Layer can be Frozen or Turned Off to make visualization easier.Version 1. This Layer can be Frozen or Turned Off to make visualization easier. this is the layer where AutoQuoterX Blocks will be inserted on. It is not recommended that you make this layer visible. but should be left on during most design work to assist in the connection of parts. AQME Points This Layer contains all AutoQuoterX Node-points. This Layer can be Frozen or Turned Off to make visualization easier. AQME NonGraphical Parts This Layer contains all the Text Based Non-Graphical parts. This Layer can be Frozen or Turned Off to make visualization easier. but should be left on during design work utilizing Manifold Plates to assist in the connection of parts AQME Holes This layer contains all machined holes in extrusion. These layers are identified in the chart below. as it will often display confusing geometry. Freezing this layer will not eliminate the parts from being counted in the BOM. This Layer should not be Frozen or Turned Off. Not Visible Visible Visible Visible Visible Visible Default Visibility Visible AutoQuoterX Page 47 Users Guide . but is not generally recommended.

Version 1.0 Appendix D: Technical Support The following contact information can be used for AutoQuoterX Technical Support: E-mail: Phone: Fax: AutoQuoter@8020.net (260) 248-8030 (260) 248-8029 AutoQuoterX Page 48 Users Guide .