AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

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Wayne Gatlin
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎06-07-2005
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Multiple Descriptions in Source/Destination Arrows

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06-09-2005 08:30 AM
Once upon a time not so long ago there was a request for Autodesk to add the ability to have multiple Description Attributes embedded within the Source/Destination blocks and be able to fill those in using the Sigcode Dialogue. I checked in 2006 and noticed that it hasn't changed. I wanted to see if we could add it to the list. It would be nice to be able to have DESC1, DEC, DESC3 like you can use on other Electrical Symbols and the dialogue works with them. I would even be fine with being able to push the data to the various Descriptions using the "Pipe" symbol much like what is used in the Title Block update utility to allow for multiple lines in a title block. It would probably be more user friendly however to treat it just like the insert component dialogue that allows for up to 3 Descriptions by default.

If I am the only one that could use this then please disregard the request.
*Nate Holt \(Autodesk\)
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Re: Multiple Descriptions in Source/Destination Arrows

06-09-2005 10:16 AM in reply to: Wayne Gatlin
Good idea. Three DESCx attributes make sense since AcadE already supports up
to this number on components. I'll add your suggestion to the list.
Nate.

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Once upon a time not so long ago there was a request for Autodesk to add the
ability to have multiple Description Attributes embedded within the
Source/Destination blocks and be able to fill those in using the Sigcode
Dialogue. I checked in 2006 and noticed that it hasn't changed. I wanted
to see if we could add it to the list. It would be nice to be able to have
DESC1, DEC, DESC3 like you can use on other Electrical Symbols and the
dialogue works with them. I would even be fine with being able to push the
data to the various Descriptions using the "Pipe" symbol much like what is
used in the Title Block update utility to allow for multiple lines in a
title block. It would probably be more user friendly however to treat it
just like the insert component dialogue that allows for up to 3 Descriptions
by default.

If I am the only one that could use this then please disregard the request.
Distinguished Contributor
pmccutcheon
Posts: 272
Registered: ‎08-04-2005
Message 3 of 4 (72 Views)

Re: Multiple Descriptions in Source/Destination Arrows

08-04-2005 07:48 AM in reply to: Wayne Gatlin
We did add additional attributes to the blocks.
but you have to edit them with the "normal" autocad tools
Active Member
Wayne Gatlin
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎06-07-2005
Message 4 of 4 (72 Views)

Re: Multiple Descriptions in Source/Destination Arrows

08-04-2005 08:00 AM in reply to: Wayne Gatlin
Yes I realize the attributes are available but it would make more sense to add the ability to fill those attributes in while using the dialogue for editing/inserting source and destination arrows. It would be nice to either add additional entry fields in the dialogue like that in the edit/insert component or to allow for the usage of the | (pipe) like that in the sec/sub/desc of the project dialogue.
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