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Dynamic Block Not "Updating from Catalog"

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10-19-2013 05:06 PM

Well, I have created a dynamic block as one of my component symbols so I can stretch it as I need once it has been placed on the drawing. What I have noticed is that once I do stretch it, symbol will no longer respond to the "Component Update from Catalog" command. This is pretty critical. I need to have some flexibility to strech a symbol after I inser it (I do not want to have an assortment of different sizes) but I must be able to do updates from catalog when things change.


Thanks in advance,


Jeff Denny
Sr. Engineering Manager
Harris Corporation
Melbourne, Florida
Posts: 351
Registered: ‎05-21-2008
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Re: Dynamic Block Not "Updating from Catalog"

10-21-2013 06:43 AM in reply to: jdenny

Ran into this when I was trying to make dynamic symbols.  The problem is that when you do your stretch, that block gets assigned an "Anonymous Name" that prevents the system from recognizing it when doing a block update.


I think this is something that should be looked at by AutoDesk.  On the one hand I can see reason's not to do the update, since the original block won't have the new location for the stretch handle. (Or other dynamicly altered values.)  But like you, I can see it being very handy for some things.

Joe Weaver
Principal Associate Engineer
Nashville Electric Service
Posts: 206
Registered: ‎06-29-2011
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Re: Dynamic Block Not "Updating from Catalog"

10-28-2013 02:49 AM in reply to: drathak



AutoCAD Electrical don't support the Dynamic Block very well for now. Some features may fail for the Dynamic Blocks.


But I have put this request in our feature enhancement list.  



Robin Shou

Quality Assurance

Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical

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