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Hi all, I am fairly new to AutoCAD Electrical but I have created some symbols using the symbol builder. The problem I am having is when I want to edit those symbols I created. After making my changes I am prompted if I want to overwrite the existing files, and I select yes. However, when I try to insert the symbol, none of the changes I made show up; it is still the original symbol I created. Can anyone help me with this? I have 22 MCC's (72" x 72") to design and this is really hindering me. I have been able to save them as a separate file as a workaround but my symbol library is starting to get muddied up with so many different versions of each symbol. Thanks in advance for your help. Regards, Bryson
So I've been toying around with AutoCAD Electrical 2013 for a couple weeks now. I've been trying to figure out a way to adapt it to create P&ID drawings. There seems to be a lot more setup work involved but for now I've been mainly trying to convert my custom P&ID symbols to ACADE symbols using Symbol Builder. I thought I had the basics figured out until I inserted the first said blocks from the Icon Menu dialog box. The original block turned component symbol now shows all of the wire connection attribute grips when selected instead of just the insertion point grip. I have no idea what went wrong. I should note that these blocks also have dynamic attributes like flip, scale, and visibility. I've looked around on the web, through the ACAD help, and did a couple searches here to find a similar problem to no avail. Anyone have any insight into this issue? These kinds of issues make me wish the "higher up's" had listened when I said we need to switch to P&ID but that's a whole other issue I won't get into here...