Use this to annotate the selected schematic (or panel) component with the catalog number or a component description selected from a user-defined pick list and insert it into the drawing.
Inserts schematic or panel symbols by choosing a catalog number or a component description from a user-defined pick list. The data displayed in this pick list is stored in a database in generic Access format. The file name is wd_picklist.mdb and can be edited with Access or from Add/Edit/Delete along the bottom of the dialog box for the pick list. The AutoCAD Electrical normal search path sequence is used to locate this file.
Both schematic and panel layout symbols can be included in the pick list database. Only schematic or panel entries are displayed at a time depending on whether the routine is called from the AutoCAD Electrical or Panel Layout toolbar.
Specifies how to sort the record list. You can sort by description, catalog number, or manufacturer code.
Opens a dialog box for creating a record. If the footprint block is not in an AutoCAD or an AutoCAD Electrical search path, include the part of the path to append to one of these search paths (or you can enter the full path). If the new record is like an existing record, highlight the existing record before you click Add.
Opens a dialog box for editing a record. Highlight the record and click Edit. Modify the record in the displayed dialog box.
Removes an existing record.
When you add a record you must indicate if the component or circuit is Schematic or Panel and you need to indicate if it should be inserted as a block or exploded upon insert (as you would for a circuit). Then, at a minimum, you need to define the block name and either the catalog number or description.
Specifies if the component (or circuit) is Schematic or Panel.
Specifies if it should be inserted as a block or exploded upon insert (as you would for a circuit).
* = match any characters
? = match any single character
# = match any single numeric digit
@ = match any single alphabetic character
(These options are not available for exploded inserts) Options for specifying the manufacturer code, assembly code, and text values. If the catalog information includes an ASSYCODE value, include it in the record to ensure a complete match. If the same footprint is used no matter what the ASSYCODE value is (ex: different combinations of contact blocks on a base relay) then use " * " wildcard character for the ASSYCODE value in the record.
The TEXTVALS value can be used to filter your pick list based on the component's FAMILY code value. For this to work, the text substring "FAMILY=<family code>" needs to be somewhere in each line of text to be displayed. The TEXTVALS field can also be used to auto-fill attribute values on insertion. For example, if the line includes the substring "MFG=AB;CAT=1492;LOC=PNL1" then the MFG, CAT, and LOC edit boxes will auto-fill with the values "AB", "1492", and "PNL1" respectively.