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fdna49
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Motor starter amp ratings

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02-22-2007 11:16 AM
I have been asked to add the amp ratings to the coil for the motor starters (contactors) that we a currently using. In the BBB I can add a "rating1" attribute to the symbol, but I must continually enter the rating when inserting the component.
I want to put the rating in the catalog and have it insert automatically based on catalog number, but there is no rating in the catalog.
catalog #001 will always be 24A
catalog #002 will always be 40A
catalog #003 will always be 50A
I currently use the same component for all these.

Thanks
Chad
*Nate Holt \(Autodesk\)
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Re: Motor starter amp ratings

02-22-2007 07:32 PM in reply to: fdna49
Hi Chad,

One way to do this is to set it up in the TEXTVALS field in each of these
three records in the catalog lookup database. This field is "free form" in
that you can define multiple attribute / value combos.

Give this a try.... open up the catalog #001 record for "EDIT", add this
into the TEXTVALS edit box: RATING1=24A. Do similar for the other two
records. Now, when you insert the component and do a catalog lookup and
select the record, AcadE will try to find attribute RATING1 on your symbol.
If found, it will populate it with a value of "24A".

If you want to have multiple attributes get populated, use a semicolon
delimiter. For example: RATING1=24A;RATING2=480V;RATING3=2400 RPM

Nate.


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I have been asked to add the amp ratings to the coil for the motor starters
(contactors) that we a currently using. In the BBB I can add a "rating1"
attribute to the symbol, but I must continually enter the rating when
inserting the component.
I want to put the rating in the catalog and have it insert automatically
based on catalog number, but there is no rating in the catalog.
catalog #001 will always be 24A
catalog #002 will always be 40A
catalog #003 will always be 50A
I currently use the same component for all these.

Thanks
Chad

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