AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

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AQucsaiJr
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Update Title Block - Edit Menu Options

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09-18-2012 07:02 AM

I would like to edit the per-drawing section of the Update Title Block menu. Where can I find the dcl, or other, file that controls the visual aspects of this menu? I like that Autodesk gave this title block update option but the values that are used by default will not work for my company and I have been asked to find a way to make this menu better fit our needs for it.

 

On a side note,

Why was the project wide portion of this menu created to give the user many easily edited options and the per-drawing section not given this same option? Autodesk could have kept the default options that are provided currently in this menu but also offered a small section similar to the customizable project wide lines in the per-drawing section. This is what I am after with finding this file, I would like to do just that. If I have to adjust the default values I will but I would like to get the files that this menu interact with to see if I can add the formentioned customisable lines to what Autodesk already provides.

 

Thank you for your help.

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Message 2 of 5 (219 Views)

Re: Update Title Block - Edit Menu Options

09-18-2012 08:10 AM in reply to: AQucsaiJr

This is what I am after... Customising this menu...

 

 

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Tee.Dee
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Re: Update Title Block - Edit Menu Options

09-19-2012 11:40 PM in reply to: AQucsaiJr

Hi,

 

see this link:

 

http://wikihelp.autodesk.com/AutoCAD_Electrical/enu/2012/Help/0777-Project-777/0789-Title_Bl789/0796...

 

The .wdl file is just a notepad file where you change the extension from .txt to .wdl

 

The format of the file looks something like this:

 

LINE1=CLIENT
LINE2=DRG NO.
LINE3=REF NO.
LINE4=REV NO.

etc.

 

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Message 4 of 5 (185 Views)

Re: Update Title Block - Edit Menu Options

09-20-2012 05:53 AM in reply to: Tee.Dee

I am well aware of how to customise the "Project Wide" section of this menu... I would like to customise the "Per-drawing" section of this menu.

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Message 5 of 5 (181 Views)

Re: Update Title Block - Edit Menu Options

09-20-2012 06:49 AM in reply to: AQucsaiJr

I think I see what you are getting at.

 

I would agree with you that it would be nice to have the ability to set up more than just 3 description lines per drawing. I also would like to have a per drawing Rev Change availability. That would require adding 12-16 extra user data fields to the drawing side. Not sure how difficult that would be I second the recommendation to add it.

Bob Hanrahan
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