I am not aware of any method to not put a number on the tag. If you don't want the number part, you may have to manually edit the tag name. But waht's wrong with the number being there? As in having GND1? But that's for a ground bar or lug. I have a "non-intelligent" ground symbol for misc. chassis grounding, etc.
The existing ground symbols come in as "parent" symbols and therefore AcadE
wants to force the tag name to be unique for each instance. Hence the
incrementing numbers. But, if you change the ground symbol so that AcadE
thinks it's a "child" symbol, then it won't auto-increment the tag. So, try
change the "TAG1" attribute on the ground symbol to be "TAG2F" (or create a
new ground symbol with this attribute name change). This will force it to be
a "fixed child" tag. Then, I believe the symbols will come in with a fixed
default value (whatever you define on the TAG2F attribute). This may trigger
some exceptions when you run the cross-reference report, but, other than
that, it may give you the results you're looking for.
"fdna49" wrote in message
> Any idea how to make an intelligent ground symbol that doesn't have a
number in the tag name? I would like the tag name to just be GND.
I tried your way, but when I opened the GND2.dwg file, I can't find "TAG1" attribute, there is no block defined in that drawing, only a ground symbol (3 lines) and "X2TERM01", I delete that one, recreate by using "MISC/BLK", defined the symbol as a child, saved as HGND3.dwg.
After insert that symbol, when I automatically generate the wire numbers, it began searching the entire project to find out a parent symbol, after nothing find out, it generate a number, not "GND".
Did I do something wrong?
By the way, I cannot define the default value for the wire which will connect to the ground symbol.