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Automatic Block/Tool Palette Updates

Automatic Block/Tool Palette Updates

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Geeks,

I'm looking into streamlining wiring diagram creation in Autocad using standard tool palettes. I'm looking into how easy it is to maintain these wiring diagrams over a product's life (Say a connector changes, etc.). Replace has worked well, but I'm trying to see if you can automatically update blocks on another drawing sheet should the block design change (adding a feature to it, etc.). If I update the block on the template the tool palette pulls from, how can I easily update the existing blocks on the drawings I'm using them in?

Thanks,
Aaron

RE: Automatic Block/Tool Palette Updates

I don't know a great way to do this in standard AutoCAD, but AutoCAD Electrical does all of this with the Update from Library option in the Swap/Update Block command.

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