AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

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Registered: ‎10-10-2007
Post 11 of 13

Re: Catalog Filtering Bug?

01-24-2013 03:25 AM in reply to: dbrblg

If RATING in PW = TYPE in _LISTBOX_DEF is correct, how do I filter by TYPE?


The trouble with this is when I want to filter by single or three phase devices.  If RATING = TYPE then removing TYPE in _LISTBOX_DEF (to remove the filter in the lookup) has no effect and for some reason still filters by the 5A device. 

On the other hand, if I add the RATING to the TYPE column I still have the same thing.  


This is really confusing and AutoCAD really need to rethink the catalogs in future releases to make this (and other related things) much easier to setup and more adaptive!!

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Registered: ‎08-21-2012
Post 12 of 13

Re: Catalog Filtering Bug?

01-24-2013 04:57 AM in reply to: dbrblg

I agree with you: many things in ACE are impossible or difficult to adjust to the user.
Perhaps the following will help you. When you do lookup, select the field where you have a filter on the RATING, and tape there *. This is a manual option but now I can not offer anything better and faster.


But it just came to my mind and it could be useful (I mean it works in m ACE). Try to make this two steps:

1. In PW in USER1 set "1" (for example) for single or three phase devices (so you can have 1 AND 3 phase at the same time)


- USER1 set "1

- TYPE set *



204 Posts
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Registered: ‎08-21-2012
Post 13 of 13

Re: Catalog Filtering Bug?

01-25-2013 05:10 AM in reply to: dbrblg

Note from HELP (F1): "Manufacturer is the second field, type is the fourth field, and style is the fifth field in a catalog table regardless of the actual column labels."


I think that's why RATING in PW = TYPE in _LISTBOX_DEF.

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