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December 6, 2010

Forcing full database rebuild – AutoCAD Electrical

Filed under: Electrical — nateholt @ 12:11 pm

This old command didn’t make it into the ribbon UI a couple releases ago. But every once in awhile I’d like access to it again to manually force a rebuild of my current project’s scratch database file.

Just type this at the AutoCAD Electrical “Command:” prompt:

Command: AEREBUILDDB [Enter]

This dialog appears. Make your selection and let it do its thing.



  1. Hi

    This command is very important when you need to update the signal arrows.
    Personally I’m old fashion and I change it to classic mode.

    One question. How can I run the “special explode” command to an entire project?


    Comment by Ernesto Fraga — December 6, 2010 @ 1:08 pm

  2. Nate, is either ‘wd_mdb_rebuild’ or ‘ace_update_WFRM2ALL’ equivalent?

    To make a long story short; we need to be able to rebuild no user prompts.



    Comment by pjfRockwell — December 14, 2010 @ 3:32 pm

    • Yes, the (c:ace_update_WFRM2ALL 1) call will force a rebuild of the wire from/to table’s data. A call to (c:ace_update_WRM2ALL nil) call will trigger the rebuild of the wire from/to table only if it thinks that there is a drawing that is out-of-date. Should be no prompts. Should just do it. This is from the API help.

      The wire connection data table calculation is pretty intensive, that’s why a “rebuild” is in two pieces… 1) the components and 2) the wire connection calculations.

      Comment by nateholt — December 14, 2010 @ 4:29 pm

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