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How To "Pull from your own external database application"

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08-14-2014 05:21 AM

Hello,

 

In AutoCAD Electrical on the "About Assigning Catalog Information to Components" section there is a section about using an external database application:

 

"AutoCAD Electrical provides a means to bypass its internal catalog part number look-up and temporarily pass control to your custom catalog part number selection application. In the Insert/Edit dialog box, Catalog Data section, click Lookup. But instead of immediately accessing the appropriate catalog look-up table, AutoCAD Electrical passes control to your application. You make the MFG/CAT/ASSYCODE selection in your own database program. Your application formats your selection and passes it back to AutoCAD Electrical."

 

Does anyone know how to actually implement this?

 

Thank you.

I found how to do it thanks to this: http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/AutoCAD-Electrical-General/Customize-part-catalog-selection-window/td-p/5214135.

In the add-in you ca define a custom lisp function method and them you can call it from wd_xcat.lsp (or any lsp you set in the enviroment file).

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Re: How To "Pull from your own external database application"

08-18-2014 02:30 AM in reply to: AdrianSaf

I found how to do it thanks to this: http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/AutoCAD-Electrical-General/Customize-part-catalog-selection-window/td-....

In the add-in you ca define a custom lisp function method and them you can call it from wd_xcat.lsp (or any lsp you set in the enviroment file).

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