Create Plan View Block from This Drawing

The Create Plan View Block from This Drawing command is used to configure the current drawing your are in 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

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 is located. The Design Master Electrical dialog box shown below will appear.

Customization--Block Creation.Design Master Electrical dialog box

Press the To the Edges button to connect loops to the edges of this device. Press the To Points button to connect loops to points on this device.

Connecting Loops to the Edges of the Device

If the To the Edges button is pressed, the Design Master Electrical dialog box shown below will appear.

Customization--Block Creation.Design Master Electrical shape edge dialog box

Press the Circle button if the shape of the edge of this device is a circle. Press the Rectangle button if the shape is a rectangle.

If the 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:

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

Specify a point on opposite side of circle:

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

Specify first corner of rectangle.

Specify the location of the first corner of the rectangle. You will the 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 device at the point where the loop is to connect. You can specify as many connection points as desired for the block.


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