AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

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Symbol or Block Test Window

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11-02-2011 10:28 AM

I was creating a new symbol in the symbol builder and I clicked on the "Test Symbol" button. It seemed like a good idea at the time:smileyhappy: It opens a Test Block Window with nothing in it and I don't know how to proceed to test my block. I looked in HELP and on this discussion board but could not find any info. Does anyone know how to test it, or where I can get info on how to do it?


Thanks in advance.

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Re: Symbol or Block Test Window

11-02-2011 02:39 PM in reply to: TCWestern

This function only applies when creating dynamic blocks in AutoCAD. You won't be able to anything sensible with this function for AcadE symbols.



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Re: Symbol or Block Test Window

11-03-2011 07:09 AM in reply to: TCWestern

You should click Symbol Audit for Electrical Symbols.  Try not to mix plain AutoCAD with Electrical.  I know it's difficult, especially now that they though you into Block Editor to create symbols.  It makes you feel like you are in AutoCAD.  Let Electrical drive.  It will make the proper calls to AutoCAD as needed, but it will be in control so data links are maintained.

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