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Menu: Electrical project > Configurations > Connector... > Properties

Menu: Electrical project > Configurations > Connector... > New

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

Dockable panel > Contextual menu of electrical project: Configurations > Connector... > New

 

When you use this type of configuration file, the connector will automatically be drawn with one symbol.

The left part of the dialog box displays the configuration settings in 5 tabs. The right part shows a parameter preview.

General

This tab lets you name the configuration and enter a description in all software languages.

Shape

When inserting, the connector symbol is automatically built with configuration parameters.

Size

Width: Enter the connector body width (A). You must combine this value with the fillet radius to get the total width of the connector.

Rounded corner radius: Enter the diameter of the fillet (B).

Pins

Distance to first point: Enter the distance between the top of the connector and the first connection point (C).

Space between two pins: Enter the distance between two connection points (D). This value must correspond to the distance between 2 wire conductors.

Pin side: Define if pins from the same circuit are drawn on one or two sides. The list contains four items (Right, Left, Left and right, Right and left). About Right and Left, the first pin of the circuit is placed on the right side, then the next points of the same circuit on the opposite side. A new circuit starts again on the right side. For each pin of each circuit, one symbol for connection point and one symbol for a circuit is inserted on each side.

Insert symbol circuit:  This parameter allows you to select the option to insert only one symbol per circuit or to insert the circuit symbol for each pin of each circuit.

Combs

A comb is a special graphic element that groups several circuits. To generate a comb, you must group circuits in the manufacturer part assigned to the connector.

Comb position: Enter the distance between the connection points and the comb (E).

Comb tooth width: Enter the horizontal line width of the comb (F).

Options

Vertical separator position: If you want to have a vertical separation line, enter the distance between this separator and the right side of the connector. Keep "O" to not draw the separator.

Background margin: You can hide the entities drawn under the connector by automatically inserting a wipeout. Enter a value to define the margin of the wipeout. The "O" value corresponds to the connector extend.

Cross reference type: Select the default cross references level. It will be automatically applied to the symbols representing the connector.

Attributes

You can place attributes in the upper and lower part of the connector. These attributes are inserted in a specific symbol that you can edit.

Opens the symbol selector to select the desired symbol.

Removes the symbol.

Opens the symbol editor to modify it.

Information (top)

Enter coordinates for the insertion point of the symbol containing the attributes, relative to the upper-left angle of the connector symbol (A) (B).

Information (bottom)

Enter coordinates for the insertion point of the symbol containing the attributes, relative to the bottom-left angle of the connector symbol (C) (D).

Connection points

Connection points are necessary to connect the symbol to the wire conductors.

When inserting, the connection points are automatically added to the connector symbol. You can edit the symbol to add specific attributes.

 

Opens the symbol selector to select the desired symbol.

Removes the symbol.

Opens the symbol editor to modify it.

Circuits

When inserting, the managed circuits are made up of circuits from the manufacturer part. The list displayed in the dialog box depends on the circuits associated with the Connector class.

This feature lets you draw the type of pin in the connector symbol.

You can associate a symbol to each type of circuit that will be inserted in the connection point. You can also manage its insertion angle and scale factor.

 

Opens the symbol selector to select the desired symbol.

Removes the symbol.

Opens the symbol editor to modify it.



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