AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

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sonny3g
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Re: MFG01, CAT01

11-19-2012 07:11 AM in reply to: arthivasu

You have to have the part in your lookup database for the BOM routine to find it.  Also, you may want to add a wdblknam attribute to the block.  And finally, you can add text to any attribute in your block from the database by using the TEXTVALUE field and separate the attributes with a ; (ie. DESC1="RELAY, LATCH";RATING25="4").

Scott G. Sawdy
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Re: MFG01, CAT01

11-19-2012 07:33 AM in reply to: sonny3g

For the TEXTVALUE to work properly, the attributes have to already exist in the symbol itself. I use this function a  lot when I create the panel first and then the schematic. In many of my footprints, I have added the following attributes;

MFG01, CAT01, MFG02, CAT02,  and then added those items to the TEXTVALUE field.

Bob Hanrahan
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