Swaps or updates a block insert instance, and maintains existing attribute text values.
Ribbon: Schematic tabEdit Components panelSwap/Update Block.Does not exist on the ribbon.
Toolbar: Insert Component
Menu: ComponentsComponent MiscellaneousSwap/Update BlockDoes not exist in the menus.
Command entry: AESWAPBLOCK
Swap Block: Exchanges one block for another. Select Retain to keep the scale of the old block, rotation, wire connections,
attribute values, and attribute positions.
Update: Updates all instances of a given block with an updated version of the same block.
Wire connections are also maintained even if the new symbol is slightly wider or narrower than the original.
Swap Block (swap to different block name)
Swap a block - one at a time
Exchanges one block for another one block at a time.
Swap a block - drawing wide
Exchanges one block for another throughout the drawing.
Swap a block - project wide
Exchanges one block for another throughout the project.
Pick new block from icon menu
Specifies to select a new block from the icon menu.
Pick new block "just like"
Specifies to select a new block like the original block.
Browse to new block from file selection dialog box
Specifies to select a new block from the file selection dialog box.
Retain old attribute locations
Specifies to retain the attribute locations from the original block.
Retain old block scale
Specifies to retain the scale value from the original block.
Allow undefined Wire Type line reconnections
Specifies to include non-wire lines for reconnection when the new block swaps in.
Auto retag if parent swap causes family change
Automatically retags the component if the Family code of a component changed due to the swap. Otherwise, the tag remains the
same even if it does not match the new component's Family code of the new component.
Update block (revised or different version of same block name)
Update a block
Updates all instances of a given block with an updated version of the same block.
Updates all instances of a library symbol with an updated version of the same symbol
Use same attribute names
Uses the same attribute names from the original block.
Use attribute mapping file
Allows the values of certain attributes to be mapped to different attribute names.
Determines how AutoCAD Electrical should map the attributes. The file should have two columns of attribute names. The first
column should contain the current attribute name and the second column the new attribute name. The mapping file may be an
Excel spreadsheet, a comma-delimited file (.CSV), or a simple text file with a space separating the current attribute name
from the new attribute name.