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JCard
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ACADE 2011-2012 Terminal Strip Editor Suggestions

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04-01-2011 10:58 AM

Could these points be considered by the Electircal Developers for addition (as a service pack preferably; or included in the next release) to the Terminal Strip Editor (TSE)? 

 

Here are things that I see could make huge improvements;

 

  • Creating New Terminal Strips (New to 2012) - Allow you to Pick "just like" from an existing terminal list, that carries the catalog enteries you wish to use.  The new tool is great if no terminals exist, but it would save some time entering repetitive catalog assignments.
  • Catalog Assignments - Make Catalog Data available for selection by "Drawing", "Project" and "Previous", like in the Component Insert Dialog.  This would speed up productivity when building terminal strips or adding new ones when other strips already exist.
  • Ability to SAVE your work inside TSE, without having to insert your Terminal Strip. - This has been an issue ever since this tool was made available.  If you are building your terminal strips and then a design change is brought to your attention or you are just interrupted and need to quit the tool, you cannot save the work you already have completed and with large count terminal strips this could be a big time & headache saver.
  • More documentation on the ideas behind the jumper tables and how they should work.
  • More documentation on the Attribute Codes for Displaying the list of TSE Attributes.

 

Otherwise, it seems to be a useable tool and nice feature.

 

Thanks for the consideration.

 

JCard
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svend007
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Re: ACADE 2011-2012 Terminal Strip Editor Suggestions

04-01-2011 04:26 PM in reply to: JCard

How about the ability to move terminals around with the mouse, drag and drop style, since the present method is tedious if u have a few to do. Unless of course I'm missing something!

Pete B.

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mathalekar
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Re: ACADE 2011-2012 Terminal Strip Editor Suggestions

04-02-2011 11:55 PM in reply to: JCard

Hello JCard,

 

Thank you for your suggestion and views for enhancement of TSE feature. We shall review and keep checks on your suggestions. We value your views & suggestions. Please continue help us making ACADE 2012 better....

 

Regards,

 

Mayuresh Athalekar

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Re: ACADE 2011-2012 Terminal Strip Editor Suggestions

04-04-2011 04:42 AM in reply to: mathalekar

It would be nice if the whole interface were changed. Make it so that we can expand the window, possibly make it full screen. Make it so that it closer resembles using excel, with the ability to click in a box and edit also. The drag and drop idea would certainly help as well. Dont allow the esc button to exit the command without warning. It would be nice if you could use it to surf to the component its representing so that you can edit the terminal in case you forgot to fill something out. Ive been using the TSE for years and these are some of my "wish list" items.

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Re: ACADE 2011-2012 Terminal Strip Editor Suggestions

04-04-2011 09:18 AM in reply to: srobinson

All excellent additions for the list, ... my exact reason for posting.  Unless they know how we want to be able to use the tool, we won't have a chance at a useful tool.   This topic is just one of many improvements needed.

 

Keep the ideas rolling on this topic.  They are at the very least listening....

 

 

JCard
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Davidc1204
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Re: ACADE 2011-2012 Terminal Strip Editor Suggestions

04-24-2011 11:57 AM in reply to: JCard

Hi,

 

My current most wanted TSE feature (failing some better option) would be to have a 'project' button on the accessory entry similar to how Jumper definition already works. It would be nice to have this for terminal catalogue quick picks but quite how best to apply this to terminals is not immediately obvious. Perahaps a new button and/or right click menu option 'Pick from Existing'

 

Regards

David

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