Swap and Update Blocks (3:22 min)

Project: Swap and Update Blocks



Completion Time:  15 Minutes



·        Completion of the Swapping and Updating Blocks Lesson


Objective:  In this exercise, you change the symbol library setting from NFPA to IEC. Then you swap a limit switch from the NFPA library with a proximity switch from the IEC library.




1:  If the Project Manager is not displayed, on the Project tab, Project Tools panel, click Manager.



2:  If Schematic_Editing_NFPA is the active project, skip to step 6. If it is open but not active, in the Project Manager, do the following:

■ Right-click Schematic_Editing_NFPA.

■ Click Activate.

■ Skip to step 6.


3:  In the Project Manager, click Open Project.


4:  Browse to where you installed the exercise files. Select the Schematic_Editing_NFPA.wdp project.


5:  In the Project Manager Projects list, click the expansion node next to Schematic_Editing_NFPA to expand the drawing list.


6:  Double-click Schematic_Editing_NFPA_04.dwg to open the drawing.


7:  Zoom in to the upper area of rungs 406-410.



8:  Swap a Block:

On the Schematic tab, Edit Components panel, click Swap/Update Block.



9:  In the Swap Block dialog box, click Swap a Block - One at a Time



10:  Click Pick New Block from Icon Menu. Click OK.


11:  In the Insert Component dialog box, click Miscellaneous Switches.



In the NFPA: Other Switch Types dialog box, click Proximity Switch NO.



13:  Click the LS407 limit switch on rung 407.



14:  Click OK to QSave the drawing, if necessary.


The machine layout drawing is opened, the component information is updated, and you return to Schematic_Editing_NFPA_04.dwg.