Managing Families

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Edition Date: February 2017
Part Number: 375482B-01
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Complete the following steps to add a component family to the User Database or Corporate Database:

  1. Click the Database Manager button on the Main toolbar.
  2. Or

    Select Tools»Database»Database manager.

  3. Select the Family tab in the Database Manager dialog box.
  4. In the Family tree box, choose either the Corporate or User Database.
  5. Click Add family.
  6. The New Family Name dialog box displays.

  7. Select the desired group from the Select family group drop-down, type the desired name for the new family in the Enter family name field, and click OK.
  8. You are returned to the Database Manager dialog box.

    The newly-created family appears in the associated component group.

A default icon is automatically assigned to the new family. To change it, follow the procedure below.

 

Complete the following steps to edit the default Family icon for the added family:

  1. Click the Database Manager button on the Main toolbar.
  2. Or

    Select Tools»Database»Database manager.

  3. Select the Family tab in the Database Manager dialog box.
  4. With the desired component family selected, click Edit.
  5. Microsoft Paint® launches and the bitmap file of the button opens.
  6. Edit the bitmap file to your requirements and then save and close the paint program.
  7. The revised button appears as the Family name button.

 

Complete the following steps to add a component toolbar button:

  1. Click the Database Manager button on the Main toolbar.
  2. Or

    Select Tools»Database»Database manager.

  3. Select the Family tab in the Database Manager dialog box.
  4. Select the desired Family and click Load.
  5. You are prompted to navigate to the desired toolbar button file.

  6. Select the desired toolbar button file and click Open.
  7. The new toolbar button displays in the Database Manager dialog box in the Family box and in the Family tree box under the group where the family was added.

 

Complete the following steps to delete a component family from the User Database or Corporate Database:

  1. Click the Database Manager button on the Main toolbar.
  2. Or

    Select Tools»Database»Database manager.

  3. Select the Family tab in the Database Manager dialog box.
  4. Navigate to the component family you wish to delete.
  5. Click Delete family.
  6. You are prompted to confirm your deletion.

  7. Click Yes.

 

Complete the following steps to delete empty families from the User Database or Corporate Database:

  1. Click the Database Manager button on the Main toolbar.
  2. Or

    Select Tools»Database»Database manager.

  3. Select the Family tab in the Database Manager dialog box.
  4. Click Delete empty families.
  5. You are prompted to confirm your command to delete all empty family folders.

  6. Click Yes.
  7. All empty family folders are deleted from the Family list for the selected database.

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