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Edit symbol graphics

When a symbol is in the library, it consists of a graphical representation and a set of technical characteristics stored in the database. The symbols must be edited using the Symbol management, if not they cannot be managed by the software. It will not have a mark and cannot be associated with a manufacturer part.

 

A symbol contains circuits, on which connection points can be placed. These connection points allow you to cut the wire. They are also used to propagate the numbers of the material terminals provided by the manufacturer part.

 

The symbols also have attributes (text) allowing certain information stored in the database to be propagated across the scheme (such as mark or cross references text).

 

Symbol management: Open

Contextual menu of a symbol: Symbol > Open symbol

 

Opens the selected symbol in a graphical interface. If you do not activate the Keep the dialog opened option, the Symbol management dialog box closes. If not, you can close it manually or resize it.

 

When the editor opens, the ribbon menu changes. An Edit symbol menu appears.

 

The dockable panel changes to display the symbol properties and the circuit definition.

 

Use the following steps to manage the symbol with SOLIDWORKS Electrical.

When you close the file, you are asked to save it.

 

The file can be open in DraftSight to edit the graphics.



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