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Dan.M
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Cable marker block

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02-20-2013 12:27 PM

Hello,

Can i built a cble marker that looks like this?

How? trough symbol builder?

Thank you

Dan

CBL.jpg

 

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John
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Re: Cable marker block

02-21-2013 09:14 AM in reply to: Dan.M

The simple way is to open up the existing cable marker symbol, modify it (add some more detail) and save it with a slightly different name.

 

Don't forget there will be parent and child, horizontal and vertical versions.

 

This is much easier than starting from scratch.

 

Your additional data will probably be attributes (which you can name almost anything you like) editable in the "Show/Edit Miscellaneous" box.

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Dan.M
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Re: Cable marker block

02-21-2013 10:39 AM in reply to: John

Hi,

What do you mean by "a slightly different name" ?

Can I take the existing block and edit it directly and save?

Will this work?

Thank you

Dan

 

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Icemanau
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Re: Cable marker block

02-21-2013 04:26 PM in reply to: Dan.M

You can save using the orignal name, but you then loose the original block.

 

It is a better practice to save using a different name so you have both the original block and the new block.

 

 

Regards Brad

Icemanau (NNTP handle: Brad Coleman)


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John
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Re: Cable marker block

02-22-2013 01:25 AM in reply to: Icemanau

The first 3 or 4 characters of the file name are important and mean something to ACE. The H and V are fairly obvious.

 

There is a document somewhere that explains this (someone will know). So best not to change those - just add a few letters and save with that name. Then you can't go wrong!

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Nata_ly
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Re: Cable marker block

02-22-2013 01:55 AM in reply to: John

"Naming Convention"

1st Character

Either H for a horizontal symbol or V for a vertical symbol. Refers the orientation of the wire on which the symbol is placed.

2nd and 3rd Characters

Family code for the symbol. For example, PB for push button, LS for limit switch, and CR for relays and contacts.

4th Character

Either 2 for child symbols or 1 for everything else. 

5th Character

For contact symbols only. Either 1 for normally open or 2 for normally closed.

 

And you can find this information in HELP. But the easiest way - just add "2" to the name of the changing component.

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