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How do I make my own Slider Viewer Menu using blocks of drawings I've created? by chakorules
Posted: 27 Dec 02 (Edited 25 Dec 04)

First make sure you have all the blocks in separate DWG files. You'll also need to make a slide of each DWG drawing. Simply open the file normally, and at the command line type "MSLIDE". Name the file the same as the DWG so you know what you have.

Next create a mnu file to reference a layout your new menu. Make sure you keep a list of your block names so you know what to type in your mnu file. To use your new mnu file, type MENULOAD at the command line and browse to your mnu file. Be sure to reference the blocks directory into the support path of AutoCad. You will have to close AutoCad and re-open once you have added a new support path to your new blocks that your slide viewer menu references.

To see this mnu file example in action, download the entire blocks library at:


Scroll down to find:
AutoCad 2000 JIC Electrical Symbols Menu Add-On 1.0

Follow the SETUP.DOC to install the new menu slide viewer into your toolbar. This does not alter your existing toolbars, it just adds to it. You can unload this menu set anytime by using MENULOAD command within AutoCad.

Here is an example:

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<BEGIN EXAMPLE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


**JIC Menus
[&JIC Elec Symbols]
ID_JICSchem    [Schematics - www.MrPLC.com]$I=jic.schematic $I=*
ID_JICPanel    [PanelDesign - www.MrPLC.com]$I=jic.panel $I=*

[JIC Symbols - www.MrPLC.com]
[schem(sdiscnct,Main Disconnect)]^C-insert sdiscnct
[schem(scb1,1 Pole Circuit Breaker)]^C-insert scb1
[schem(scb2,2 Pole Circuit Breaker)]^C-insert scb2
[schem(scb3,3 Pole Circuit Breaker)]^C-insert scb3
[schem(sfusev,Vertical Fuse)]^C-insert sfusev
[schem(sfuseh,Horizontal Fuse)]^C-insert sfuseh
[schem(s1mtr,1 Ph Motor)]^C-insert s1mtr
[schem(s1mtrwd,1 Ph Motor w/Disc)]^C-insert s1mtrwd
[schem(s3mtr,3 Ph Motor)]^C-insert s3mtr
[schem(s3mtrwd,3 Ph Motor w/Disc)]^C-insert s3mtrwd
[schem(s3rmtr,3 Ph Rev Motor)]^C-insert s3rmtr
[schem(s3rmtrwd,3 Ph Rev Motor w/Disc)]^C-insert s3rmtrwd
[schem(sdcmtr,DC Motor)]^C-insert sdcmtr
[schem(smtrdisc,Motor Disconnect)]^C-insert smtrdisc
[schem(smnrstrc,Starter Coil)]^C-insert smnrstrc
[schem(smrstrc,Rev Starter Coils)]^C-insert smrstrc
[schem(sxfmr,Transformer)]^C-insert sxfmr
[schem(spws,DC Power Supply)]^C-insert spws
[schem(srecp,Receptacle)]^C-insert srecp
[schem(spullsw,Cable E-STOP Switch)]^C-insert spullsw
[schem(spbno,N.O. Push Button)]^C-insert spbno
[schem(spbnc,N.C. Push Button)]^C-insert spbnc
[schem(spbncmh,N.C. Mush. Head)]^C-insert spbncmh
[schem(sss21,2 Pos - 1 Pole SS)]^C-insert sss21
[schem(sss22,2 Pos - 2 Pole SS)]^C-insert sss22
[schem(sss3,3 Pos SS)]^C-insert sss3
[schem(spbipp,Illum. Push-Pull P.B.)]^C-insert spbipp
[schem(speab6ac,AC Photoeye)]^C-insert speab6ac
[schem(speab6dc,DC Photoeye)]^C-insert speab6dc
[schem(sprox,Proximity Switch)]^C-insert sprox
[schem(srcno-h,N.O. Horz. Contact)]^C-insert srcno-h
[schem(srcnc-h,N.C. Horz. Contact)]^C-insert srcnc-h
[schem(srcno-v,N.O. Vert. Contact)]^C-insert srcno-v
[schem(srcnc-v,N.C. Vert. Contact)]^C-insert srcnc-v
[schem(srciso,Isolated Contact)]^C-insert srciso
[schem(srccust,Customer's Contact)]^C-insert srccust
[schem(stdaeno,N.O. On Delay)]^C-insert stdaeno
[schem(stdaenc,N.C. On Delay)]^C-insert stdaenc
[schem(stdadno,N.O. Off Delay)]^C-insert stdadno
[schem(stdadnc,N.C. Off Delay)]^C-insert stdadnc
[schem(slsno,N.O. Limit Switch)]^C-insert slsno
[schem(slsnc,N.C. Limit Switch)]^C-insert slsnc
[schem(spsno,N.O. Pressure Switch)]^C-insert spsno
[schem(spsnc,N.C. Pressure Switch)]^C-insert spsnc
[schem(sftsno,N.O. Foot Switch)]^C-insert sftsno
[schem(srlycoil,Relay Coil)]^C-insert srlycoil
[schem(ssv,Solenoid Valve)]^C-insert ssv
[schem(spl,Pilot Light)]^C-insert spl
[schem(splptt,P-T-T Pilot Light)]^C-insert splptt
[schem(sbell,Alarm Bell)]^C-insert sbell
[schem(shorn,Alarm Horn)]^C-insert shorn
[schem(sbuzzer,Alarm Buzzer)]^C-insert sbuzzer
[schem(sslcib16,SLC-500 IB16 Module)]^C-insert sslcib16
[schem(sslcov16,SLC-500 OB16 Module)]^C-insert sslcov16
[schem(sslcps,SLC-500 Power Supply)]^C-insert sslcps
[schem(sml16awa,Micrologix - 16AWA)]^C-insert sml16awa
[schem(sml16bwa,Micrologix - 16BWA)]^C-insert sml16bwa
[schem(sml32awa,Micrologix - 32AWA)]^C-insert sml32awa
[schem(sml32bwa,Micrologix - 32BWA)]^C-insert sml32bwa
[schem(sml32bwa,Micrologix - 32BWA)]^C-insert sml32bwa
[schem(sgnd,Ground Symbol)]^C-insert sgnd
[schem(sref,Reference)]^C-insert sref
[schem(sconn,Connection)]^C-insert sconn
[schem(swcon,External Connection)]^C-insert swcon
[schem(sterm,Terminal)]^C-insert sterm
[schem(scont,Continuation)]^C-insert scont

[Panel Layout Design - www.MrPLC.com]
[panel(phndlfla,Flange Disc. Handle)]^C-insert phndlfla
[panel(piechan1,IEC Disc. Handle)]^C-insert piechan1
[panel(pstrtstp,Start and Stop PBs)]^C-insert pstrtstp
[panel(piecdis1,IEC 30A Main Disc)]^C-insert piecdis1
[panel(piecdis2,IEC 60A Main Disc)]^C-insert piecdis2
[panel(pdistblk,Buss Dist. Block)]^C-insert pdistblk
[panel(plpj1,1 LPJ Fuse)]^C-insert plpj1
[panel(plpj2,2 LPJ Fuses)]^C-insert plpj2
[panel(plpj3,3 LPJ Fuses)]^C-insert plpj3
[panel(pcb1s270,C.B. 1 Pole ABB S270)]^C-insert pcb1s270
[panel(pcb2s270,C.B. 2 Pole ABB S270)]^C-insert pcb2s270
[panel(pcb3s270,C.B. 3 Pole ABB S270)]^C-insert pcb3s270
[panel(pieca09,IEC A09 Starter)]^C-insert pieca09
[panel(pieca18,IEC A18 Starter)]^C-insert pieca18
[panel(pkf500,XFMR - PKF500D1)]^C-insert pkf500
[panel(pkf750,XFMR - PKF750D1)]^C-insert pkf750
[panel(pkf1000,XFMR - PKF1000D1)]^C-insert pkf1000
[panel(pk1500,XFMR - PK1500D1)]^C-insert pk1500
[panel(pk2000,XFMR - PK2000D1)]^C-insert pk2000
[panel(pk3000,XFMR - PK3000D1)]^C-insert pk3000
[panel(pk5000,XFMR - PK5000D1)]^C-insert pk5000
[panel(prlyabhc,Relay A-B type HC)]^C-insert prlyabhc
[panel(prlyabhk,Relay A-B type HK)]^C-insert prlyabhk
[panel(prlyabpk,Relay A-B type PK)]^C-insert prlyabpk
[panel(prlyiec,Relay IEC)]^C-insert prlyiec
[panel(pduplex,Duplex Receptacle)]^C-insert pduplex
[panel(ppwsb,Power Supply Size B)]^C-insert ppwsb
[panel(ppwsc,Power Supply Size C)]^C-insert ppwsc
[panel(ppwsn,Power Supply Size N)]^C-insert ppwsn
[panel(ppwsd,Power Supply Size D)]^C-insert ppwsd
[panel(ppwse,Power Supply Size E)]^C-insert ppwse
[panel(psdn2,Sola SDN-2.5)]^C-insert psdn2
[panel(psdn5,Sola SDN-5)]^C-insert psdn5
[panel(psdn10,Sola SDN-10)]^C-insert psdn10
[panel(psdn20,Sola SDN-20)]^C-insert psdn20
[panel(pslc4rk,4 Slot SLC-500 Rack)]^C-insert pslc4rk
[panel(pslc7rk,7 Slot SLC-500 Rack)]^C-insert pslc7rk
[panel(pslc10rk,10 Slot SLC-500 Rack)]^C-insert pslc10rk
[panel(pslc13rk,13 Slot SLC-500 Rack)]^C-insert pslc13rk
[panel(pslc20io,20 I/O Fixd SLC-500)]^C-insert pslc20io
[panel(pslc30io,30&40 I/O Fixd SLC-500)]^C-insert pslc30io
[panel(pmlog16a,Micro 16I/O AC ins)]^C-insert pmlog16a
[panel(pmlog16b,Micro 16I/O DC ins)]^C-insert pmlog16b
[panel(pmlog32,Micro 32I/O AC ins)]^C-insert pmlog32
[panel(pslcaic,AIC Module)]^C-insert pslcaic
[panel(puk5n,TB Phoenix UK5N)]^C-insert puk5n
[panel(puk10n,TB Phoenix UK10N)]^C-insert puk10n
[panel(pukk5,TB Phoenix UKK5)]^C-insert pukk5
[panel(pdik15,TB Phoenix DIK 1 5)]^C-insert pdik15
[panel(pdikd15,TB Phoenix DIKD 1 5)]^C-insert pdikd15
[panel(pabh1tb,TB A-B H1)]^C-insert pabh1tb
[panel(pabh2tb,TB A-B H2)]^C-insert pabh2tb
[panel(pabh6tb,TB A-B H6)]^C-insert pabh6tb
[panel(pandu,1x1 Panduit)]^C-insert pandu

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<END EXAMPLE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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