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I have a cad block for a duplex switch and cannot figure out how to enlarge it.  Been in and out of cad block management, cad detail management and have added a version to my user library but cannot seem to find how to get it into the plan and substitute it for the existing.  Can someone slap me upside the head???

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Drop that CAD block into your plan.  If you have "automatically Purge CAD Blocks" checked in the CAD Block Management dbx, it won't be available for use otherwise.  Once the CAD block is in your plan, open the SYMBOL dbx for the duplex switch.  Click on the 2D Block tab and select your block from the list.

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Michael,

 

   I had already done that and have the cad block enlarged BUT when I open the symbol for the switch that enlarged cad block is not available.

What I am doing wrong?

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Are you placing the CAD Block into the plan first? That's an important step. You won't be able to select a block from your library.

 

You also can't simply resize and rename the existing CAD block.  You need to explode and re-block it first.

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I sure am missing something.  The cad block comes up when I open cad block management for the plan but when I open the symbol and go to cad block and scroll down it is not in that list. 

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Hmmm.  Not sure if this will help or not,  but I reassigned a CAD Block somewhere in this video.  Maybe check to see if you catch anything you might be missing...

 

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Michael,

 

   See attached pics.  Enlarged block is listed in block management but not listed in the symbol dbx when I go wo select it.

Sorry fir the long delays but things have been hectic!

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Michael,

 

   See attached pics.  Enlarged block is listed in block management but not listed in the symbol dbx when I go wo select it.

Sorry fir the long delays but things have been hectic!

 

Can you attach a plan with the CAD block and your symbol?

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A block can only me assigned to a symbol with "one level" of blocking. Does you Block have blocks within it? If so explode all blocks within your block, Re-block as a single block, rename and it should be available for a symbol.

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Joe nailed it.  You had a block within a block.  Just explode and reblock and you're good to go. 

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A block can only me assigned to a symbol with "one level" of blocking. Does you Block have blocks within it? If so explode all blocks within your block, Re-block as a single block, rename and it should be available for a symbol.

 

By the way, thank you Joe.  This is something I wasn't fully aware of.  Good piece of information to have. 

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I thought I tried that but did not get the icon to unblock????  Maybe I was doing something else.  After a while you

forget what you did and didn't do!  Thanks guys!!  Got it!

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