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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.

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3 Comments »

  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?

    Greetings
    Ernesto

    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.

    Thanks,

    PJF.

    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nil) call will trigger the rebuild of the wire from/to table only if it thinks that there is a drawing that is out-of-date.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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