AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

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Multiple standards in Autocad 2013 Electrical

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09-03-2012 01:34 AM



I have a number of symbols that I have created that I would like to use with in conjucntion with AS symbols. I have used the symbol creator to create them and have created a library for those symbols with their own MENU.DAT file.


My question is if there's a way to use the two libraries at the same time? when I want to insert an icon using he ICON button, I want to be able to select from AS symbols as well as my own symbols.


I am able to add a submenu onto the AS library folder but I want to avoid doing that if possible.





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Re: Multiple standards in Autocad 2013 Electrical

09-07-2012 10:24 AM in reply to: prithvijitroy

You can accomplish this in a way.  The software will use only one menu at a time, but you can select multiple libraries for the project.  When selecting a symbol, the software looks in the first library in the list for that block name.  If not found, it then searches the next library in the list.  Be sure that your custom symbols library is first in the list.  Any of your symbols that have the same file name as symbols in the stock libraries would be selected first.  For example, if you have a symbol named VCR1 in your custom library and you have the IEC4 library listed second in your library list, the software would insert your version of the relay coil instead of the one from IEC4.

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