AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

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distrabution block

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09-28-2012 12:18 PM

(electrical 2010) (not a cad pro)

I am trying to use a distrabution block that is going to feed multiple switches and other components on multiple pages. I dont want to use to and from reference arrows. I would like to show the distrabution block numerious times using the same tag name but still have all connections made and a bill of materials work.

Is this possible? I was toying with the concept of using parent and sibling relationships, but couldnt figure it out.


any help would be great.

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Re: distrabution block

10-01-2012 04:40 AM in reply to: mikegoutier


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Re: distribution block

10-01-2012 12:15 PM in reply to: mikegoutier

Insert regular terminal symbols but only assign the part number to the first symbol.  I've been doing it that way since 1997. Do not insert the strip using Terminal Strip Editor. Create a link in the footprint lookup database that points to the distribution block footprint. Or just insert the footprint and manually assign the strip I'D. 

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Re: distribution block

10-01-2012 12:42 PM in reply to: dougmcalexander

that makes perfect sense thank you sir, i wish i thought of that.

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