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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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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...


Thomas Walls


Thomas Walls | AutoCAD Electrical 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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