cv2702

CAT7 'C7' literal: how to move

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In floor plan view, when placing a CAT7 receptacle, the literal 'C7' appears, a bit offset to the right of the object.  How can I move that literal where I want it?

 

I also would like to add a literal 'RJ11' to the telephone jack receptacle, not using a standard label, but rather baked in to the symbol itself, as with the CAT7.

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I spent an hour trying to find how to break up that 2D block, adjust it and retain all of its original attributes.  Can you point me to a video or article on this?

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I don't know where a video might exist.  Michael may have done one but basically:

  • Use CAD Block Management to place a copy of the CAD Block in the Plan.  
  • Open the dbx and write down all the settings
  • Explode the Block
  • Move the C7 where you want it
  • Marquee select and Block
  • Open the dbx and fill in all the settings you had recorded.
  • Rename the Block "Cat7"
  • Add the Block to the Library
  • Select the Symbol open the dbx and assign the new "Cat7" 2D Block to it.
  • Add the modified Symbol to your user Library.
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I think Joe is probably right, I think I've actually made several videos going over this process in that past, but here's another, for your specific situation...

 

 

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Got it, thanks!

 

Too bad you can't replace the original symbol in the core catalog...

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10 minutes ago, cv2702 said:

Got it, thanks!

 

Too bad you can't replace the original symbol in the core catalog...

 

You can always just add the modified symbol to your user library or even to your toolbar. 

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1 minute ago, Alaskan_Son said:

 

You can always just add the modified symbol to your user library or even to your toolbar. 

Michael, if I'm ever in the neighborhood of Wasilla, first thing I'll do is go shake your hand.  Your video showed what I had gathered from Joe's post, but the bonus was understanding and correcting that off snap point.  Very generous of you, thanks.

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