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Edit or add steel profile dimensions in AutoCAD Mechanical.

A - answer The Content center library in AutoCAD Mechanical contains hundreds thousands of standard parts. If you need to add to or edit the default sizes offered by AutoCAD, you can modify the content library.

Run the AMCONTENTMANAGER command (ribbon Content > Library > Content manager) and in the "Standard content" tree go to the selected standard parts - e.g. DIN > Steel profiles > U-Shapes > DIN 1026-2: 2002 > Top. In the toolbar of the "Content Manager" dialog, click on the "Edit content" button (that with a pencil) - this runs the AutoCAD block editor. In the ribbon, choose the "Content table" icon (AMCTABLE) and display the table of parameters for the individual profiles. Change it as neccessary or import a table from Excel.

The "Parameters manager" can edit the expressions influencing the part geometry.

Exit the block editor with saving changes. We recommend to save the changed content as a separate "User content" (the AMCSAVEAS command).

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See also:
Tip 10266:How to change the iProperty "Standard" for parts from Content Center?
Tip 9305:Problem inserting the current version of a component from Content Center.
Tip 9136:Switch the language of Inventor Content Center 2013 or 2012.
Tip 9109:"Error in reading RSe stream" while editing drawing view.
Tip 8862:Error on publishing iPart to your library in CC (external dependencies).


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