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    Lightbulb Slides & Library Creation -or- ....(Edited 1/17/05)?

    The issue in brief:

    I want automatic trimming and attribute requests at symbol insertion. Can this be done with Design Center? If not, I am having difficulty w/ slide & slide library issues. Details follow:

    SLIDES
    The trick for me is recreating the slides and slide library of the original Lite app.
    As it is now, a bunch of weird text appears and no images appear when the VISUAL option is invoked (possibly due to relocating the files from where the app was originally installed). I am trying to use dwg files or sld files from the existing add-on app so as not to re-invent the wheel but it is proving very frustrating as I can only develop this as time allows.

    ********Slide/ Slide Library Creation, FREE Utility or Slide Tips are needed***********

    DETAILS:
    My goal is to level the drafting field for Lite and AutoCAD full version users through adopting the menu code from an obsolete, Lite-based, electrical schematic add-on. This electrical app used toolbars but what I found to be most useful were the app's menu fly-outs/drop-downs. I would like to apply the functionality detailed below for both fluid flow and electrical schematics.
    The steps to include symbols were:
    1. Pick electrical menu drop-down(s)
    2. Pick which symbol family Contacts, Switches, etc.
    3. Pick the 'VISUAL' option which appears at top of each symbol family
    4. A dialog w/ tiles and a list of the symbols' names appeared
    5. Pick the image symbol
    6. Insert symbol
    FUNCTIONALITY:
    The electrical symbol (attributed block) would be inserted, the rung trimmed a preset distance (via menu code) and a attribute dialog would appear. This is very desirable and what I like to develop in-house for both electrical and fluid flow schematics as well.

    ISSUE(S)
    I have the menu code and did some testing already. However, the images don't show as the AutoCAD Lite add-on app and company are defunct (the company was bought out by Autodesk - full version product is now AutoCAD Electrical) The old Lite app we purchased won't properly load on 2004 (+).

    Multas Gratias,
    Last edited by chill; 2005-01-17 at 02:03 PM.
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    Default Re: Slides & Library Creation -or- DesignCenter ?

    Quote Originally Posted by chill
    I want automatic trimming and attribute requests at symbol insertion. Can this be done with Design Center?
    Hi

    Simple answer, no.

    Have a good one, Mike

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    Default Re: Slides & Library Creation -or- DesignCenter ?

    Thanks Mike. Everyone, please see the revised content as I realize DC is out.
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    Default Re: Slides & Library Creation -or- DesignCenter ?

    Hi

    Have you checked for and updated any references in Menu files etc that point to the old Slides / Slide Library location?

    Is this issue/problem also related to your post in the following thread -

    Jan '05 - Customization Corner: Pop Menus, Part I

    Have a browse of the following thread -

    Symbol Library Dialog Box?

    Have a good one, Mike

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    Default Re: Slides & Library Creation -or- DesignCenter ?

    Mike,

    I'm participating in the Pop Menus online class.
    The content on the other website really helped; thanks for making me aware of it!

    Cheers!
    Last edited by chill; 2005-01-17 at 03:09 PM.
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    Default Re: Slides & Library Creation -or- DesignCenter ?

    Hi Clint

    Done.

    Thread moved from the AutoCAD General Forum to this one at the request of Clint.

    Thanks, Mike

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    Last edited by Mike.Perry; 2005-02-01 at 11:52 AM. Reason: Correct bad formatting.

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