AutoCAD P&ID General Discussion

AutoCAD P&ID General Discussion

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Exclude Objects from Database

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08-10-2012 03:46 AM

Hi Everyone,


I have a drawing with several symbols that serve as a caption.

For example in the upper right corner of the drawing, I show some special symbols with a description of them or some line types with their respective explanation.


Unfortunately, these symbols appear in the datamanger, since I added them via die tool palette and they are PID symbols.


I tried to add the caption to the *.dwt (drawing template), but you cannot add pid symbols there. (I produce a crash everythime I try...)


Is there an easy work around, to not show certain objects in the datamanager?

In a way, I would like to make some objects "stupid"


Best regards!

Explode them.  

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Re: Exclude Objects from Database

08-10-2012 03:41 PM in reply to: Heckmeck

Explode them.  

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Re: Exclude Objects from Database

08-12-2012 10:38 PM in reply to: Heckmeck

Thanks for the trick! Sometimes it can be so easy!


For those you read this: I had to type "._explode" in order to make the explode command work...else I got "unknown command"


Exploding blocks works great here, but I can't explode my pipes (mostly multilines/slines).


I tried with "pedit" but that doesn't work since mine are Slines.

I also tried with "flatten", but my colors will be lost if I use this command.


Do you have the trick for this one, too?



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Re: Exclude Objects from Database

08-12-2012 11:31 PM in reply to: Heckmeck

blocking those objects (sline as well) will also exclude them from the data manager. But u'll have problem editing the block later because editing P&ID objects in block editor is not supported.

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