By Miles Nicholson
The Cadline Localiser provides additional manufacturers content that can be migrated into the Catalog Database. New versions of software such as AutoCAD® Electrical 2021 have additional manufacturers content that can also be migrated into the catalogue database by using the Project ribbon tab > Migration Utility. This utility however is ONLY for databases in the Microsoft® Access MDB file format!
How do you get the additional content from the Cadline Localiser, or indeed new content from a newer version of AutoCAD® Electrical into your existing AutoCAD® Electrical SQL database?
First of all, you should have installed the Autodesk® Content Migration Utility. If you haven't, then select Install Tools & Utilities > Autodesk Content Migration Utility from the AutoCAD® Electrical media setup:
You can use the Project ribbon tab > Migration Utility to merge the <<manufacturer name>>.mdb files into one mdb file if you wish before you start. The instructions for doing this are described in the Installation & Operational Guide for the Cadline Localiser. This simply means you only have one mdb to migrate into SQL, OR you can pick and choose the <<manufacture name>>.mdb file you want and migrate directly into SQL, one at a time. It doesn’t make any difference which method you pick although the SQL importing of data is quicker.
Select to browse to the SQL server location:
- Select the additional <<manufacturers name>>.mdb from the Cadline Localiser installation
- Select the catalogue database name defined in SQL
- Select the additional <<manufacturers name_footprint lookup>>.mdb from the Cadline Localiser installation
- Select the footprint database name defined in SQL
The following dialogue will be displayed:
Select to repeat the process for additional manufacturers part and footprint databases.