If you have ever taken a class from me, had me setup your system, or even read any of my AutoCAD® Electrical articles in the past, then you know that I am a very big proponent of keeping all of my customization separate from the out-of-the-box content. This includes Icon Menus.
In April of 2014 I did a webcast entitled “Working with Assemblies and Sub-Assemblies in AutoCAD Electrical”, in which I showed four different methods for creating Assemblies and Sub-Assemblies and gave what I believe to be the pros and cons of each method.
Terminal Blocks in AutoCAD® Electrical are pretty straight forward and their usage is quite common. However, the proper use and setup of Multi-Pole Terminal Blocks (or Multi-Level Terminals as they are referred to in ACE) does not appear to be a topic that the average user has had much experience with. Most end users come up with some pretty creative work arounds in order to represent them, yet they make it more complicated than it actually is. In addition, a common complaint that I hear regarding Multi-Pole Terminals is that the out-of-the-box Footprints act as a single pole instead of multi-pole, as well as the Terminal Properties in the Catalog.