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Midnight412
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How to add a child component or convert to a child

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07-15-2013 11:49 AM

How do I insert a component from the catalog as a child rather than a parent?

 

I inserted a jack (right) component into my drawing. At the time of insert, ACADE offers to insert child components for the Jack. (I assume to make a multi-pin jack all with the same tag) If I accept, I can then insert more of the same symbol jacks on other wires in the drawing. I also need to add more jacks facing opposite (left instead of right)

 

If I select the left jack and insert, I get prompted for properties as if it is a parent. If I then use the same TAG, I get a duplicate tag warning.

 

The help file for "AECOMPONENT" states "Select the child component type to insert and specify the insertion point on the drawing." but I do not see these jacks in the catalog as child.

 

Help appreciated. THank you.

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TomTom111
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Re: How to add a child component or convert to a child

07-16-2013 11:56 AM in reply to: Midnight412

Hope this helps...

 

http://wikihelp.autodesk.com/AutoCAD_Electrical/enu/2012/Help/0266-Symbol_L266/0275-Attribut275/0276...

 

http://wikihelp.autodesk.com/AutoCAD_Electrical/enu/2012/Help/0666-Componen666/0668-Insert_o668

 

Thomas Walls

CADMASTER TECHNOLOGIES, LLC

www.cadmastertech.com

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ramhider
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Registered: ‎06-25-2013
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Re: How to add a child component or convert to a child

07-17-2013 12:03 PM in reply to: Midnight412

Look for symbls with "2nd+" in the description on the icon menu, these insert as a child component.

 

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