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Wire properties

Menu: Electrical project > Configurations > Wire styles... > Properties

Dockable panel > Contextual menu of electrical project: Configurations > Wire styles... > Properties

Drawing wire > [...] > [Management] > Properties

 

If you select a single wire or a conductor of a multiple wire, the dialog displays the properties of this selected element.

If you select several single wires, a multiple wire, or the conductors of a multiple wire, it displays the common properties of these elements.

 

All the changes are automatically propagated in the existing drawings.

 

Select a wire or a conductor and click on the Properties icon, or select the Properties option from the contextual menu.

Single wire or conductor properties

Wire style

Name: The name of the wire style.

Numbering group: The group the wire is a part of.

General

Conductor: The type of conductor. This can be a non-electrical conductor.

Line color: Click the button [...] to select the color of the line representing the wire.

Line type: The type of line representing the wire.

Line width: Set width to a specific wire. This width is automatically applied to the wires in schemes.

Equipotential formula: Click the button [...] to access the Formula management and define a formula for the equipotential numbering.

Wire formula: Click the button [...] to access the Formula management and define a formula for the wire numbering.

Propagate data: Check the box if you accept that the wires of this wire style can be updated by the Propagate data feature.

Cabling

This section is for the parameters used in wire routing. If you associate a cable reference, these fields are automatically updated by the reference. These settings will be applied to all wires of this type drawn in the schematic drawings.

Diameter: The diameter of the wire.

Section or gauge: The section of the wire.

Wire size standard: The standard used in the electrical project.

Wire color: Click the button [...] to select the real color of the wire. This color will be used in 3D routing.

Bend radius factor: Enter the value of the bend radius factor. Generally, the manufacturer provides this value. It is used to calculate the bend radius.

Bend radius (bend radius factor X Diameter): This value is automatically calculated using the bend radius factor and the diameter. You can change it if necessary. This value is used for the cable 3D routing.

Linear mass: Allows you to specify a linear weight (density) for wires with different units (kg/km, g/m...) to distribute the weight of wire all along his length. This is used in particular to calculate the center of gravity of 3D assembly.

Cable reference: Click the button [...] to associate a cable reference.

Technical data

Voltage: The voltage of the wire.

Frequency: The frequency of the wire.

Description

Enter the description in each of the different languages used in the electrical project.

User data

The user data allows you to store personal data to the wire.

Translatable data

Translatable data are specific user data that can be translated.

Multiple wire properties

When you select a multiple wire, the properties displayed are those of all the conductors of this wire. Only common properties can be changed.



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