AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

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Swap a block project wide

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06-25-2012 11:12 AM

Using AE2012. I'm having an issue with project wide updates. I'm using swap a block as an example. The only project wide feature that is working currently is the title block update.

What is happening is that when I select, for example, a block to swap and then select project wide and the specific drawings to proces, AE does the first drawing only, then stops.

Has anyone else experienced this?

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Re: Swap a block project wide

06-26-2012 04:46 PM in reply to: flyFisher67



You question caught my interest as I have had considerable issues learning this program.


The command does work for me as I had some time and did a test.   I have had problems with this in the past and not bothered with this feature.


I ticked "do all" and it is very slow.    I am on ACE2012 64bit i7 processot 8gb memory.


see added screen shot as this is what I use.


My drawing set is not large and I would normally do it sheet by sheet due to the slow implimentation of the update command.


I did not test if it would swap with a different family.


cheers jq





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Re: Swap a block project wide

06-27-2012 07:24 AM in reply to: johnq

That is strange.


I just ran a small test and inserted a single soleniod on 3 seperate drawings and then used swap block and selected a different solenoid from the menu and  had no trouble updating the 3 drawings.


Are you pulling the drawings from across a network? That will slow things down during project wide functions. It usually is still managable though.

Bob Hanrahan
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Re: Swap a block project wide

06-27-2012 08:17 PM in reply to: flyFisher67

Thanks for the replies guys.

It turns out that our CAD administrator had recently added some start-up routines that were interfering with the software. As soon as he removed them, I got full functionality back. I guess that's what you get for having a piper as administrator! :-)

So problem solved.

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