Create Plan View Block from This Drawing

The Create Plan View Block from This Drawing command is used to configure your current drawing to work as a custom electrical block.

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

To configure the current drawing, go to

Ribbon: DME: Customization->Block Creation->Create Plan View Block from This Drawing

Pulldown Menu: DM Electrical->Customization->Block Creation->Create Plan View Block from This Drawing

You will be prompted where the insertion base point is to be located on the drawing.

Specify insertion base point:

Specify the point on the drawing where the insertion point for the block should be located. The Design Master Electrical dialog box shown below will appear.

customization--create-plan-view-block-loops-connect-dialog-box

Press the To Edge of Circle button to connect loops to the edges of a circle on this block. Press the To Edge of Rectangle button to connect loops to the edges of a rectangle on this block. Press the To Points button to connect loops to points on this block.

Connecting Loops to the Edge of a Circle

If the To Edge of Circle button is pressed, you will be prompted to specify a point on one side of the circle.

Specify a point on one side of circle:

You will then be prompted to identify a point on the opposite side of the circle.

Specify a point on opposite side of circle:

Connecting Loops to the Edge of a Rectangle

If the To Edge of Rectangle button is pressed, you will be prompted to identify the location of the first corner of the rectangle.

Specify first corner of rectangle.

You will then be prompted to identify the location of the opposite corner.

Specify opposite corner of rectangle.

Connecting Loops to Points on the Device

If the To Points button is pressed, you will be prompted to identify the location where the loop is to connect to the device.

Specify connection point:

Specify the point on the block where the loop is to connect. You can specify as many connection points as desired for the block.


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