Today I show how to utilize a PDF files to help build a symbol within AutoCAD Electrical. This is a great way to create your symbols with a lot of detail and all you have to do is trace information from the manufacture PDF file. This will make your projects stand out against your competition.
Creating a AutoCAD Electrical Symbol from a PDF
Todays post takes a look at working with the symbol builder tool. If you are not currently running 2009 there has been a change to the interface of the symbol builder tool.
Creating an AutoCAD Electrical symbol includes adding the necessary attributes based on the symbol type, and for a schematic symbol, selecting an appropriate file name. Symbol builder uses attributes templates to facilitate adding the attributes. If you select a schematic symbol type, symbol builder suggests a file name based on the AutoCAD Electrical naming conventions. You will also use this tool to take existing non-AutoCAD Electrical Blocks and make them Electrical intelligent.
Lets take a look:
Created by Dave one of the Cad Geeks