AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

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klinzou
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Changing terminals type

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11-03-2003 05:12 AM
Is there any way to change your block terminals after you've already got components connected and have everythgin done? I've decided I want screw terminals now and can't figure out how to change them.
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Re: Changing terminals type

11-03-2003 05:39 AM in reply to: klinzou
klinzou

 

    Yes, there is a way to do this
with the Electrical package.  You would first open the block drawing and
making the desired changes to it.  (keep in mind that if you move any of
the wire connection points, you will have to reconnect the wires).  Once
the changes are made, open a drawing on which you have these blocks and they now
need updated with your changes.  Make these selections:  ELECTRICAL
(pull down menu) > COMPONENT MISC > SWAP BLOCK.  Select OPTION B
"UPDATE A BLOCK".  You will select an instance of the block that needs
updated, then there will be options you need to select dealing with the scale of
the block, attribute values, etc......next you will select whether you want to
run this project-wide or drawing-wide.  (keep in mind also that for all
blocks that ship with the Electrical package, there is a horizontal and a
vertical version of the block)  Now you should see your
changes.

 

Good Luck!

 


--
Sincerely,

 

Jared Bunch
Technical Support Specialist
Autodesk, Inc


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Is
there any way to change your block terminals after you've already got
components connected and have everythgin done? I've decided I want screw
terminals now and can't figure out how to change
them.
*TestSubject_US
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11-18-2003 03:45 AM in reply to: klinzou
Or if the block you want to swap with already
exists, you use the same Swap command but select "from menu" in the dialog
window and the "Insert" Dialog box will appear and you just select the block
from the terminal button.

 

I use this all the time because I use different
symbols based on the location of the sub- enclosure from the Main
enclosure.

 

Robert Hanrahan

Weigh Right Automatic Scale Co.

WD user since '97


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klinzou

 

    Yes, there is a way to do this
with the Electrical package.  You would first open the block drawing and
making the desired changes to it.  (keep in mind that if you move any of
the wire connection points, you will have to reconnect the wires).  Once
the changes are made, open a drawing on which you have these blocks and they
now need updated with your changes.  Make these selections: 
ELECTRICAL (pull down menu) > COMPONENT MISC > SWAP BLOCK.  Select
OPTION B "UPDATE A BLOCK".  You will select an instance of the block that
needs updated, then there will be options you need to select dealing with the
scale of the block, attribute values, etc......next you will select whether
you want to run this project-wide or drawing-wide.  (keep in mind also
that for all blocks that ship with the Electrical package, there is a
horizontal and a vertical version of the block)  Now you should see your
changes.

 

Good Luck!

 


--
Sincerely,

 

Jared Bunch
Technical Support Specialist
Autodesk, Inc


style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
Is
there any way to change your block terminals after you've already got
components connected and have everythgin done? I've decided I want screw
terminals now and can't figure out how to change
them.
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