Block Clusters Tool Palette

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Block Clusters Tool Palette

Postby forumadmin » Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:08 am

As of build 644 (mid October 2012 release), DraftLogic Electrical now includes a Block Clusters Tool Palette.

This includes the following block clusters and one functional tool:

    Explode Clusters: looks throughout model space and explodes any block clusters found to their component DraftLogic Electrical blocks, making them ready for circuiting or attribute changes or anything else you may desire to do. This tool will let you know on the command line how many block clusters were found and exploded. The tool only does this one particular task, so if in doubt go ahead and click it--if there are no block clusters to explode, the tool won't do anything.

    Copier: duplex receptacle (20 amp) (1400W) with data outlet

    Duplex+Tel: duplex (300W) adjacent to desk with telephone only

    Duplex+Data+Tel: duplex (300W) adjacent to desk with combination telephone and data outlet.

    Duplex+Data: duplex (300W) adjacent to desk with data outlet.

    Duplex+CATV: duplex (300W) adjacent to desk with cable TV outlet

    Quad+Tel: quad receptacle (600W) adjacent to desk with telephone only

    Quad+Data+Tel: quad receptacle (600W) adjacent to desk with combination telephone and data outlet

    Quad+Data: quad receptacle (600W) adjacent to desk with data outlet.

    Quad+CATV: quad receptacle (600W) adjacent to desk with cable TV outlet

    700W Duplex+CATV: Standard duplex for large TV connection (700W) with cable TV outlet

    700W Duplex+Data+CATV: Standard duplex for large TV connection (700W) with cable TV and data outlet

    Hospital Bed Assembly A: includes a) a duplex receptacle tagged 'Elec Bed' rated 800W tagged as emergency powered, two more duplex receptacles rated 600W each, a duplex receptacle rated 800W and tagged as emergency powered, and a data jack + telephone port.

    Hospital Bed Assembly B: includes a) a quad receptacle rated 1100W tagged as emergency powered, another quad receptacle rated 1100W, a data jack + telephone port, a CATV port, a nurse call symbol, and a code blue symbol.

    User A-J: tool palette buttons ready for your favorite block clusters. Create your cluster, name as 'BC_USER_X.DWG' where 'X' is a letter from A to J, and save in the Server\blk directory.

In addition to building the user tools from scratch or through modify/rename any of the existing clusters, you can also modify any of the above as you desire. If you desire to do so, right click the button for the cluster in question and take note of the block name in the later part of the 'Command String' blank. For example, if you see '^C^CPDL_INSERT-BC_QUAD_TEL', the block name is what is after the ^C^CPDL_INSERT- prefix. I.e., this is the name of the cluster's DWG file in the Server\blk directory.


Let us know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about block clusters!
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