AutoCAD P&ID General Discussion

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Where are blocks referenced from?

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10-28-2012 05:50 PM



Just wondering where P&ID blocks in a project are referenced from?


If I edit a blocks linework in the project settings iv found that it only changes the block contained in the projSymbolStyle.dwg.  Thats all good but what if i want to add a new block, where does this block need to be saved?


I noticed there are drawings stored under C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD P&ID 2013 - English\SymbolLibrary that contain all of the blocks, should I be storing my newly created blocks in one of these drawings?


If so then I would rather have seperate drawings on the server to add my own blocks to but how then does P&ID find this drawing?


I hope someone can see what Im getting at and help me out.


Thanks very much

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Re: Where are blocks referenced from?

10-29-2012 01:56 AM in reply to: Tee.Dee



Also new blocks must be a part from the projSymbolStyle.dwg, from the active project. When you select a new block from an other drawing, the block will be copied to the projSymbolStyle.dwg and will be a part of your active project

Hans Knol
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Re: Where are blocks referenced from?

10-29-2012 03:42 PM in reply to: Tee.Dee

Thanks Hans,  I think im getting there, im coming from AutoCAD Elec where things work much differently.

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