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Manage cabling order

The cabling order can be performed globally across the electrical project or on a single wire.

 

Menu: Electrical project > Wire cabling order (handles all wires in the electrical project)

Dockable panel > Contextual menu of the electrical project: Electrical project > Wire cabling order management (handles all wires in the electrical project)

Contextual menu of a wire: Wire cabling order (handles only selected wires)

Terminal strip editor: Wire cabling order (handles only selected wires)

 

The left part of the dialog shows the list of the complex equipotentials. The upper half shows the various symbols connected to the wire.

The lower part shows the from/to results of the wiring order.

The wiring order also lets you manage cabling cores (see the Cabling section).

Equipotentials

Automatically add wires for all: Manages the cabling order across all of the complex equipotentials. The order of components that are connected will depend on their mark (alphanumeric sort). The cabling order which this operation generates is referred to as Automatic cabling order.

Delete wires for all: Lets you delete the wiring order for the whole project.

Automatically add wires for selection: Has the same behavior than the Automatically add wires for all feature but only on the selected equipotentials.

Delete wire for selection: Has the same behavior as the Delete wires for all feature but only on the selected equipotentials.

 

If this command is launched from the wire contextual menu, only the selected equipotential appears on the list. If it was launched from the Electrical project menu, select the equipotentials you want to adjust from the list on the left.

Components connected on equipotential

The cabling order generated by the following commands is referred to as Manual cabling order.

Add wire From point:  Select a mark in the list and click on the Add wire From point button. The mark is automatically added to the Origin column.

Replace origin with point: Changes the origin.

Add wire To point:  Select a mark in the list and click on the Add wire To point button. The mark is automatically added to the Destination column.

Replace destination with point: Changes the destination.

 

A Go to command is available in the contextual menu of a component to open the drawing in which the symbol is inserted. You can also double-click the component.

You can also drag and drop marks from the origin to the destination (and vice versa), or drag and drop marks from the upper left into either the origin or destination on any of the connections.

Equipotential wires

The length of the wire can be entered in the Length column. It is also filled in by the wire routing created using SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D.

The Automatically add wires button lets you generate the wiring order automatically on a complex wire.

The Delete wires button lets you erase the selected connection lines.

The Switch origin and destination button lets you reverse the origin and destination component marks.

The Associate cable cores and Dissociate cable cores buttons affect the cabling.



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