AutoCAD 2008 Electrical
The default “insert component” menus for Schematics and Footprint do not have a power supply icon. When you look at the access database “default_cat.mdb” at the table entry “PW” you will find it contains power supplies. I created two symbols one for the schematic print “power supply” and downloaded from Allen Bradley the physical CAD drawing for a 1606-XL60D power supply to create the second symbol. I then attempted to add a new icon to “insert component” with the “icon menu wizard” to the schematic and an icon on the footprint menus. I also added the attributes to the schematic symbol. I think I have all of the pieces, but it is not coming out correctly. I can call up the new power supply icon and when I do a catalog look up it goes to the wrong “table”. When I change the “table” it finds the Allen Bradley power supply I added to the catalog. The same is true when I insert the footprint.
Does some one have a detailed set of instructions on the proper way to add a new menu item to the "component insert menu"?