AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

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Auto Update Source arrows

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12-18-2012 11:59 AM

I was wondering if there is a way you can have source arrows update the sheet number and the reference number automatically. If not is there a way you can do it by using something else.  Just looking to display the sheet number and reference number from a different drawing to show where the wire goes to a different drawing.

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Re: Auto Update Source arrows

12-18-2012 03:43 PM in reply to: mtennie



Yes it can be automatic.  But it needs to be set up.  It not hards but tricky.  To me it was as I had no support.


I assume that you are creating a project   (<file> name.wdp   file)   Border with each sheet has a sheet number.


I ensure that  location 0,0 is set on the drawing


drawing properties   cross reference tab     use  %s-%n


Drawing format,  setup   is set.


go to  has some good oil.


This has a good tutortial and infi.   No this is not my company or do I get a commission.  


Cheers  john q




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Re: Auto Update Source arrows

12-19-2012 09:16 AM in reply to: mtennie

Another Question I got it setup by creating a column of numbers on the left side of the drawing to line reference numbers but now if I update some of the reference numbers by right clicking on the source arrow or the destination arrow and click retag it doesn't put the right reference number in there it puts in a six  and its not suppose to be a six. This only happens on a couple of them and when the reference is on a different sheet.


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