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Lint
Posts: 56
Registered: ‎12-04-2003
Message 1 of 4 (87 Views)

Parametric build other than PLCs

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12-03-2003 09:56 PM
Is there any reason not to use the PLC dat
structure to create parametric parts other
than PLCs? Can I create my own files, with the
? third character for style, and use them
similarly to the existing PLC module drawings?
I have tried it and it seems to work. I do get
a string nil error, and was wondering if it was
related to my new drawing block.
Lynne
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Message 2 of 4 (87 Views)

Re: Parametric build other than PLCs

12-08-2003 10:51 AM in reply to: Lint
Lynne,

There is an alternate parametric symbol builder
utility that might be closer to what you're looking for. Go to the "Electrical"
pulldown > "Report/Misc" > "Debug" and choose the "Parametric Sym Bldr
(prelim)" utility. Let me know if this works or doesn't work for
you.

thanks,

Nate.


style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
Is
there any reason not to use the PLC dat
structure to create parametric
parts other
than PLCs? Can I create my own files, with the
? third
character for style, and use them
similarly to the existing PLC module
drawings?
I have tried it and it seems to work. I do get
a string nil
error, and was wondering if it was
related to my new drawing block.

Lynne
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berna
Posts: 18
Registered: ‎08-12-2004
Message 3 of 4 (87 Views)

Re: Parametric build other than PLCs

08-12-2004 11:09 AM in reply to: Lint
PROBLEM WITH PLC.DAT

Despite the fact I found ACE_PLC .MDB file , the PLC.dat file is missing from all directories you have mentioned at HELP chapter 5 and autodesk support postings.
Does not exist in APPLICATION DATA OR PROGRAM FILES

How I can get a PLC.DAT file to work with? I need to create especific OEM modules and related graphic styles.

is the PLC.DAT an unique file per manufacturer or it contains data for all PLCs and Modules?
Message was edited by: berna
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rstein
Posts: 143
Registered: ‎03-19-2004
Message 4 of 4 (87 Views)

Re: Parametric build other than PLCs

08-12-2004 12:05 PM in reply to: Lint
What version of the software are you currently using.
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