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Terminal strip settings (DIN)

Menu: Electrical project > Configurations > Terminal strip drawing... > Properties

Menu: Electrical Project > Configurations > Terminal strip drawing... > New

Dockable panel > Contextual menu of electrical project: Configurations > Terminal strip drawing... > Properties

Dockable panel > Contextual menu of electrical project: Configurations > Terminal strip drawing... > New

 

A terminal strip configuration file groups all the parameters of the terminal strip layout. You can create as many configuration files as you need. The configurations are grouped within the Terminal strip configuration management.

 

The configuration file editor dialog box is divided into two parts. The top part illustrates the parameters displayed in the lower part. When you select a parameter, the graphics display the correspondence in red. You can deactivate the preview by checking the Drawing preview box in the bottom of the dialog box.

Several tabs group the parameters by theme.

General

This tab allows you to name the configuration file and to give it a description in any of the languages supported by the software. When a name is changed, it is automatically copied into all the interfaces where it is used (such as Configurations or list of terminal strips).

Grid

This tab allows you to manage the layout of the drawing of the terminal strip on the drawing.

Drawing a terminal strip in compliance with the DIN standard requires a specific symbol representing a grid in which the data relating to the terminal strip is automatically presented. The lower part of the dialog box allows you to control the grid block that will be used, and the title block associated with the terminal strips

Grid block: The grid symbols are available in the symbol library. Specific icons allow you to select, remove and edit the symbol. The data is propagated into the attributes.

Title block: Displays the title block in which the drawings will be drawn (Default title block : title block associated with the terminal strip drawings in the electrical project configuration or Title block specific to this configuration: all terminal strips using this configuration will be generated with this title block). The bottom left-hand corner of the title block must be positioned at coordinates (0,0). All the layout parameters are based on this point. Specific icons allow you to select and edit the page layout.

 

Opens the symbol selector to select the desired symbol.

Removes the symbol.

Opens the symbol editor to modify it.

General

X coordinates: Allows you to manage the difference (A) in X between the insertion point of the grid block and the title block origin (0.0).

Y coordinates: Allows you to manage the difference (B) in Y between the insertion point of the grid block and the title block origin (0.0).

 

 

Terminal strip orientation: Defines the direction in which the data is generated, either left to right for a horizontal terminal strip or top to bottom for a vertical terminal strip.

Number of cores by drawing: Defines the maximum number of cores that one drawing may contain (number of columns on a horizontal terminal strip).

Number of cables on origin side: Defines the number of cables that may be managed in the Origin part.

Number of cables on destination side: Defines the number of cables that may be managed in the Destination part.

 

 

Terminals are generated on a new drawing when at least one of these three parameters (Number of cores per drawing, Number of cables on origin side and Number of cables on destination side) has reached the maximum value defined in the configuration.

Formula to indicate connected cable core: Opens the Formula management to allow the parameters of the cable core display text to be defined.

Bridges

General

Dot diameter: Allows you to specify the diameter (A) of the dots representing the bridge connection on the terminal.

Bridge offset: Allows you to specify the distance (B) between two lines representing a bridge.

Distance to draw bridges on bottom or left: Allows you to define the distance (C) between the origin of the grid block and the bridge on the Destination side.

Distance to draw bridges on top or right: Allows you to define the distance (D) between the origin of the grid block and the bridge on the Origin side.

Color: Allows you to specify the color in which the bridge will be drawn (point and line).

 

Automatic bridges

Color: Allows you to specify the color in which the automatic bridges will be drawn.

Show wire: Allows you to show/hide the wire connected on the terminal when it is linked with another.

File data

This tab allows you to define the parameters for the automatic generation of information to be transferred into the properties of the terminal strip drawing. Clicking the right-hand column allows you to open the Formula management.

Description: Allows you to define the parameters for the automatic generation of data to be transferred into the description of the terminal strip drawing.

User data/Translatable data: Allows you to set the parameters for the automatic generation of data to be transferred into the user data of the terminal strip drawing.



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