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d0ct0ry0rk
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step by step making new electrical devices

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08-04-2003 03:34 AM
I am looking for directions on how to create a new device.
*Bernhardt, Kyle
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Re: step by step making new electrical devices

08-04-2003 03:46 AM in reply to: d0ct0ry0rk
I'd suggest looking in the tutorials and help files
first.


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I
am looking for directions on how to create a new
device.
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d0ct0ry0rk
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08-04-2003 03:50 AM in reply to: d0ct0ry0rk
i already looked there and its not much help
I talked the Jerry Hout from ABS, he told me that there was going to be a new help book coming out that would include more on the subject but I need help now not in a month
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bil-with-one-L
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08-04-2003 05:55 AM in reply to: d0ct0ry0rk
I gotta say that one of the easiest things to do with ABS is to create mvparts. the only part that gets a bit tough is adding connectors... but once you follow through it once it makes sense. -- I agree with Kyle... the tutorials and documentation will help in this case and anything that i could say would only be a repeat... more or less of the tutorial. -- what is it that you need to create?
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08-04-2003 06:18 AM in reply to: d0ct0ry0rk
A 200 port switch. I need each port to be a connector. I know how to make MVparts but I have been told that electrical devices are not mvparts. That instead they have their own style.
*[Autodesk], jason martin
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08-04-2003 08:14 AM in reply to: d0ct0ry0rk
A 200 port switch would be better modeled as a panel than a device. A switch
provides "services" for other downstream devices (data jacks, or computers,
depending on what you are modeling). You would have much better luck
treating a switch as a panel that as a device.

I don't have a whitepaper for creating a device, but there is a description
posted to CF about modifying a schematic pipe fitting. Devices (and panels)
are similar. Take a look in CF for a post titled Spipe Fitting Creation.

jason

"d0ct0ry0rk" wrote in message
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> A 200 port switch. I need each port to be a connector. I know how to make
MVparts but I have been told that electrical devices are not mvparts. That
instead they have their own style.
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d0ct0ry0rk
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08-04-2003 09:23 PM in reply to: d0ct0ry0rk
SORRY BUT I AM NOT SURE WHAT YOU MEAN BY CF.
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08-04-2003 09:25 PM in reply to: d0ct0ry0rk
JASON,
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A PANEL AND A DEVICE?
*Brown, Anne
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08-04-2003 10:11 PM in reply to: d0ct0ry0rk
Customer Files (CF) is an area for upload of problem files for
review or sharing. Users are asked to zip any files prior to
uploading to conserve download time and server space.

For NNTP newsgroup readers the Customer-files newsgroup can be
found at
news://discussion.autodesk.com/autodesk.autocad.customer-files.

You may also access the customer-files group via the HTTP
web-based forums at
http://discussion.autodesk.com/WebX?14@@.ee940b5.
--
Anne Brown
Manager, Moderator
Autodesk Product Support Discussion Groups
Discussion Q&A: http://www.autodesk.com/discussion

d0ct0ry0rk wrote:
>
> SORRY BUT I AM NOT SURE WHAT YOU MEAN BY CF.
*[Autodesk], jason martin
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08-04-2003 10:35 PM in reply to: d0ct0ry0rk
A device is an object that connects to a circuit. A panel is an object that
circuits connect to.

It works just like in the real world. Devices are things like receptacles,
lighting fixtures, switches, and data jacks. Panels are panel boards,
switchgear, hubs and switches. Circuits are used to connect devices to
panels.

hth

jason
"d0ct0ry0rk" wrote in message
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> JASON,
> WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A PANEL AND A DEVICE?
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