If you don't want to use the icon menu you'll have to use ace_multipol lisp.
Examplec:ace_multipole "HFU1" 3 (getpoint "Select InsertionPoint:") nil))
(c:ace_multipole "HFU1" 3 (getpoint "Select InsertionPoint:") nil)) is the command to use just substitute your parent symbol name for HFU1 and change 3 to the number of poles you need. this command can be pasted into the command line, put behind a custom button or added to a tool pallete.
A BLOCK is a dwg file that is inserted into another dwg.
What you are asking about is a COMMAND that inserts a block multiple times and links them together.
This is totally seperate from the block and can not be saved anywhere except on the icon menu or as a lisp.
It can NOT be saved as a block.
Insert it once using the icon-menu.
Use WBLOCK to save it to your harddrive
Use "Insert Wblocked Circuit" (AEWBCIRCUIT) to insert it.
Is it this what you are looking for?
I think so but I will prefer an option that will ask if I want a single, double, triple & etc pole. Is this possible? This will make it really easy and reduce creating different blocks.
Justin, I suggest you go back and start reading this post from the beginning.
The original question was on how to do this.
Using the commands given as part of the answer, you only need to create at most, TWO blocks.
For a CB or similar device that does not have an external power supply, you need a parent block and a child block.
For contacts or devices that have a external power supply, you only need the child contact.
The commands given in the answer then insert the specified block and the appropriate number of child blocks, puts the mechanical link in place, and ties the additional child blocks to the first block installed.
These commands can be placed on the icon menu so all you need to do is click on the appropriate command to insert a 1, 2, 3 or more pole block. No extra questions needed.
I'm going to have to agree, but the only type of circuit breakers that need mention are cutler hammer circuit breakers and of course westinghouse circuit breakers which both offer 3 pole breakers with various amps and volts. Also make sure you specify if you're looking for molded case or insulated case breakers.
Ultimately use the molded case and insulated case icons to represent the proper breaker from the correct manufacturer when working via Magneto.
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