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I hope someone has figured this out:

 

What is the best way to show a three-way switch in a stairway where the light in on a different level?

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I use a CAD arrow placed on the "Electrical Connections" layer with the text set on the "Text, Electrical" layer "to switch upstairs", I repeat that on the second floor and use a 3 Way switch upstairs and down.

 

DJP

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This came up in another thread not too long ago. I don't see why a person couldn't just create a custom electrical symbol for this type of thing and just replace the CAD block with an arrow.

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I don't see any reason why a note or symbol would not work for a standard situation like this but if you were doing something more critical why not include it in an elevation view?

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I asked exactly same question. before. Electrical wires would not attach to the note, another switch would not switch to 3 way....

 

>  I don't see why a person couldn't just create a custom electrical symbol and just replace the CAD block with an arrow.            

 

I tried and failed. It would be nice reusable component. It is a shame that CA does not include "electrical" arrow.

I made skp arrow, replaced 3d was wrong.

 

 

Like this...

 

@joey_martin ... I have seen your PDF layouts and they are phenomenal. Would you mind sharing what is that?

Is that a electrical symbol?

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> I don't see why a person couldn't just create a custom electrical symbol and just replace the CAD block with an arrow.

I tried and failed.

Can you clarify a bit. What exactly failed?

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It's simply a 3-Way switch from the library connected to a light from the library. The line with the arrow is simply that, a line with an arrow placed on the ELECTRICAL, CONNECTIONS layer, and a note. Nothing more than that.

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It's simply a 3-Way switch from the library connected to a light from the library. The line with the arrow is simply that, a line with an arrow placed on the ELECTRICAL, CONNECTIONS layer, and a note. Nothing more than that.

 

What about 3D look? Other issue I had with it wanting to attach to walls...

 

Never mind,  you said it is just a line with an arrow, not a switch Alaskan_Son suggested.

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The switch is a switch. In the library under electrical you can select a 3-way switch. You don't have to use the switches from the tool bar. The light is also from the library. Everything is fine in 3D. Only the secondary connection is a line w/ arrow. Just like on the floor below the primary connection from the switch is a connection, then a line w/ arrow to signify the connection to the floor above.

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joey_martin - Thank you. I understood.

 

I was trying to create a new symbol. Take switch, update 3d geometry with a dot, update 2d with an arrow. 

On 3d model i would get unable to find  a face

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I was trying to create a new symbol. Take switch, update 3d geometry with a dot, update 2d with an arrow. 

On 3d model i would get unable to find  a face

 

 

I probably wouldn't even mess with the 3D.  I would just put the thing on its own layer and simply turn that layer off in 3D.

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