Use macros with Insert by Device ID command

Recently we have been exploring the Insert by Device ID command.  Using a oneline we can insert the cooresponding 3d model.  This could be a very powerful tool for us as is but, with the ability to insert a macro with this command would be amazing.  I know withing the parts database there is a field for "Macro Name".  I was hoping when I put a name there that when I tried to insert that part number it would prompt for macro or symbol.  We provide macros that have mostly everything needed to insert a piece of equipment and would be nice if the users could use the insert by device ID to bring those in.  Any suggestions?

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  • I see a "Macro_List" field in the parts database but no "Macro Name" field. The "Macro_List" field is used for the Graphical Parts List feature, not Insert By Device ID.

    I understand the benefit you're envisioning. But I'm not sure the request is feasible. As you know, Insert Symbol By Device ID allows you to insert another symbol for a device, usually in a different mode. The symbols are then linked, so to speak. If you could insert a single line symbol, then insert a macro by device ID, how would the software know what item in the macro should be linked to the single line symbol?



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  • I see a "Macro_List" field in the parts database but no "Macro Name" field. The "Macro_List" field is used for the Graphical Parts List feature, not Insert By Device ID.

    I understand the benefit you're envisioning. But I'm not sure the request is feasible. As you know, Insert Symbol By Device ID allows you to insert another symbol for a device, usually in a different mode. The symbols are then linked, so to speak. If you could insert a single line symbol, then insert a macro by device ID, how would the software know what item in the macro should be linked to the single line symbol?



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