I have recently installed autocad elec 2014. During install I selected all the manufacturer catalogues i wanted, about 10 in all. BUt when I look in the icon catalogue in ac elec 2014 i only see Allen Bradley and ABECAD which are installed by default. I actually deselected these vendors as i dont use them in my projects. i have tried reinstalling using add/remove programs but when i look at the list my selections are all there
where are the catalogues stored so i can try and manually add them.
The image you posted is about inserting panel footprints using vendor menus. The following excerpt is from the help menu.
Pick the item from a vendor icon menu that is preset with specific catalog number data and footprint block names. Choosing from this menu supplies AutoCAD Electrical with the manufacturer and catalog information and the footprint block name, bypassing any look-up.
It can save time if you frequently use the same vendor and panel components. You can apply this method to create client-specific menus making it easier to use the vendor or components that each client prefers.
Insert panel footprints using vendor menus
A vendor icon menu is preset with specific catalog number data and footprint block names. Choosing from this menu supplies the manufacturer and catalog information and the footprint block name, bypassing any look-up.
This dialog box is also available by clicking Vendor Menu Select on the Vendor Panel Footprint dialog box after a vendor is first selected.
Clicking an icon inserts the footprint into the active drawing as defined by the command in the .pnl file.
AutoCAD Electrical provides you two files Allen-Bradley.pnl and ABECAD.pnl located in the following location:
C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\AutoCAD Electrical 2014\R19.1\enu\Support
You should have the manufacturers you installed in the default_cat.mdb and footprint_lookup.mdb located in the following location:
C:\Users\<user name>\Documents\Acade 2014\AeData\en-US\Catalogs
Try opening these with Microsoft Access.
Hope this helps.
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