To add a Custom Pull to a library, AND include a drawing, a drawing needs to be created or downloaded from an outside source, and saved in the Factory Database > Graphics > Hardware folder.
Once the drawing has been saved in the Hardware folder, select the Microvellum Icon in the top left of the Toolbox window > select Open > navigate to the newly added .dwg file and select it.
Use the Rotate and Move commands to place the center of the drill hole at the origin (0, 0, 0) in the drawing pane. The image should appear similarly to Figure 01 (South East Orientation).
Save the drawing.
That takes care of the 3D image, now for the 2D counterparts. Switch to a top view and orient the pull to match the Hardware Folder's preexisting elevation images, see Figure 02.
Type "Flatshot" and press Enter. If prompted to choose between "AcadSection" and "AcCoreSection," select AcadSection.
Select Export to a File > browse to the file where the 3D image was saved > save this Elevation image with a unique name ending in "_Elev" > deselect Show for Obscured lines > select Create. See Figure 04 for this process exemplified.
Switch to a Left View and orient the image as it appears in Figure 05.
The Horizontal Section should be given the same name as the Elevation image, but end with "_SecH" instead of "_Elev."
Switch to a Front View and orient the image as it appears in Figure 07.
The Vertical Section should be given the same name as the Elevation image, but end with "_SecV" instead of "_Elev."
While in a Project, select Toolbox Setup > Project Specification Groups > Open Material File .
Find a Pull in the Hardware Library similar in dimensions (distance between holes) to the new Pull being added. In this example, the pull being added is 192mm between holes. Right-click the selection and select Copy Selection to Project Level Material. Select OK.
Scroll up to the Project Level Hardware Material folder, and double-click the copy to open the Edit Material interface.
Enter the name of the Pull in the Description box > enter the name of the 3D image in the Non-Associative Drawing Name box > enter any additional information > select OK.
Right-click the new Pull and select Hardware Machine Tokens. Expand the Machine Tokens. The X and Y coordinates should be 0, the same coordinates where the 3D image was saved. The End X parameter should match the Distance Between Holes. Edit these parameters so that the distance between holes matches the new space of the new pull.
Select OK to exit the Material File.
For newer libraries, from the Project Specification Group interface, select Open Workbook Designer . Select the "G" table and the LookUp Tables tab. Scroll down to the Pull section. Right-click in the numbered row to the left of the Pull section > select Insert > select Entire Row.
This row needs to be populated with the information established thus far. Enter any name for the Pull Selection. The Pull Selection appears in the Pull Selection menu in Product Prompts (Figure 18). Enter the name given to the Hardware Material (Figure 09) in the Pull Name column.
Enter the Elevation Drawing name in the Elev Drawing Column and the Elev Sec Drawing Column. Do not include the .dwg extension.
Enter the name of the Section Drawings (Figures 6 and 8) without the trailing "H" or "V" in the Cross Sec Drawing Column. The program automatically concatenates the "H" or "V," depending on which section is needed. This concatenation is the reason why it is so important that the section drawings have the same names aside from the final letter.
Enter the distance between holes for the Pull Length Column.
Enter -0.01 in the Y Origin Column. This dimension is the amount the pull was moved up from the origin.
Enter 0 in the Center Base Point Column.
Save the changes made to the workbook.
Draw a product. From the Prompts screen, select the Door Drawer Front Options tab. For the Door Pull, select the newly created Pull Selection.
Select the Drawer Front Options radio button, and select the new Pull Selection.
Select OK. The Product should be drawn with the new Pull in place.
Draw an elevation drawing and a cross-section drawing. The 2D pull should be in place.