I would like to find out if anybody knows how to reuse a component created using the "PLANTCUSTOMPARTS" command, without copying and pasting it. I also do not want to add this component to my spec I would just like to re use it once or twice in my current project (In different drawings).
Create a drawing that just holds your custom parts. Then when you are asked to select a block, choose select from dwg and browse to your custom parts drawing. By saving them in an external file, you don't have to worry about cluttering up your models.
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Thank you very much, I did try this, but when i navigate to the drawing where the block should be there are no blocks, could this be because when I insert my custon component I use the default blocks and update only the sizes? I dont use my own AutoCAD blocks.
Hope this makes sense.
I tried this, in the rename dialogue box under blocks it is empty, The custom components that I have inserted is in my model area.
When I insert it I am using the following command HOME TAB>Part Insertion>Custom Part
Then i use the Plant 3D shape option and change my values on the right hand side and insert.
It's such a pity, being able to re use custom components inserted in this mannor would have been perfect for what we want. Thanks for you help. And thanks to you guys for your amazing blogs. It's by far the best place to get information on AutoCAD plant 3D.
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