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Autocad Electrical 2011

Autocad Electrical 2011

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Use the Swap Block tool to swap one component for another in a single
drawing or project-wide. For example, swapping a proximity switch with a
limit switch.

Block swap | 1807

Swap switches while keeping wire connections

1If AEGS is not the active project, in the Project Manager, right-click AEGS
and select Activate.

2In the Project Manager, double-click AEGS to expand the drawing list.

3In the Project Manager, Project Drawing List, double-click AEGS04.dwg.

4Zoom in on the limit switch on line reference 406.

5Click Schematic tab ➤ Edit Components panel ➤ Swap/Update Block.

6In the Swap Block/ Update Block/ Library Swap dialog box, specify:

Option A: Swap a Block - drawing wide

Pick new block from icon menu

Retain old block scale

Auto re tag if parent swap causes FAMILY change

Attribute Mapping: Use Same Attribute Names (default)

Click OK.

7In the Insert Component: JIC Schematic Symbols dialog box, click

Miscellaneous Switches.

8In the JIC: Other Switch Types dialog box, click Proximity Switch NO.

9Respond to the prompts as follows:

Select component type to swap out:Select the limit switch, LS406

1808 | Chapter 23 Tutorials

The limit switch symbol disappears and the proximity switch symbol
inserts. All existing text annotation transfers to the new symbols and the
wires reconnect.


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