Create One-Line Diagram Block from Entities

The Create One-Line Diagram Block from Entities command is used to create a block that can be used in your one-line diagram. You use specific entities on the current drawing to create the block.

To create the block, go to

Ribbon: DME: Customization->Block Creation->Create One-Line Diagram Block from Entities

Pulldown Menu: DM Electrical->Customization->Block Creation->Create One-Line Diagram Block from Entities

Create One-Line Diagram Block Dialog Box

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Block Drawing File Name: The name of the drawing file for the block.

Folder: The folder where the block will be saved. The default location is your customization folder.

Set Folder: Press this button to change the folder where the block will be saved.

Move entities to layer 0: Whether the entities you select for the block are moved to layer 0 or left on the layer they are currently on. If you are not sure what this means, leave this box checked.

See the AutoCAD help for more information on setting layers in blocks.

Block Type: The type of device that the one-line diagram block is used to represent.

If you select Feeder or Meter, the connection point settings below will be disabled.

Upstream Connection Points: Sets the number of upstream connection points for the block.

If None is selected and an upstream connection is required on the one-line diagram, the feeder will connect to the insertion point of the block.

Select Two if the block will be used to represent transfer switches or UPSs.

Upstream Feeder Connection Direction: The direction from which the upstream feeder connects to the block.

Downstream Connection Point: Whether the block has a downstream connection point.

If No is selected and a downstream connection is required on the one-line diagram, the feeder will connect to the insertion point of the block.

Downstream Feeder Connection Direction: The direction from which the downstream feeder connects to the block.

Slide Settings

Create slide: Whether a slide for the block should be automatically created. The slide is used in dialog boxes to display the graphics.

If you do not create a slide for a block, an "X" will be shown in the dialog boxes. The block will still display properly on the drawing.

You can manually create the slide later using the Create Slide command. See the Create Slide section for more information.

Block Color: The color to use for the block in the slide.

Select Block Color: Press this button to set Block Color using the AutoCAD Select Color dialog box.

Database Settings

Create record in project database: Whether the block is added to the project database.

Create record in master database: Whether the block is added to the master database.

Display Name: The name of the block in the drawing and in the selected databases.

Enter the information needed to create the one-line diagram block and press the OK button.

If you did not set Upstream Connection Points to None, you will be prompted to specify the upstream connection point for the block.

Specify upstream connection point:

If you set Upstream Connection Points to Two, you will be prompted to specify a second upstream connection point.

If you set Downstream Connection Point to Yes, you will then be prompted to specify the downstream connection point for the block.

Specify downstream connection point:

If you set Block Type to Feeder or Meter, you will then be prompted to specify the mirroring point. This point is displayed as a grip when the block is inserted and is used to mirror the block.

Specify mirroring point:

The block, slide, and database records will be created for you.

If a slide is created, the screen will flash during the creation process. When it is finished, you should return to your original view of the drawing.


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