Create Block from One-Line Diagram

Used to configure entities on a one-line diagram to work as a custom block on other one-line diagrams. This command can be used to create blocks that will be inserted with labels.

You can manually create a slide for the block using the Create Slide command.

To configure a one-line diagram block, go to

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

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

Create One-Line Diagram Block

customization--create-one-line-diagram-block-from-diagram-dialog-box

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 about setting layers in blocks.

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

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.

You will be prompted to specify a distribution equipment or feeder block.

Select distribution equipment or feeder to create block from:

You must specify a block that corresponds to the selected Block Type.

You will then be prompted to select any other entities you want to add to the block.

Select other entities to add to block:

If you selected Feeder or Meter for the Block Type, you will then be prompted to specify a label to include in the block.

Select label to include in block:

The block will be created for you.


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