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ACADE Still Can't Handle This?

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01-10-2014 09:39 AM

From small to large


This seems to be a very basic thing. Anyone know why this isn't easier to do?

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Re: ACADE Still Can't Handle This?

01-10-2014 02:25 PM in reply to: awallace
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Re: ACADE Still Can't Handle This?

01-13-2014 07:43 AM in reply to: awallace

Can't handle what?

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Re: ACADE Still Can't Handle This?

01-13-2014 11:55 AM in reply to: rhesusminus

rhesusminus wrote:

Can't handle what?

Had the same question.  Looks like a terminal block of some sort, but I don't recognize it right off.  Is it the fact that it is multilevel?


'Cause that can be done no problem.

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Re: ACADE Still Can't Handle This?

01-13-2014 12:28 PM in reply to: drathak

What I mean is, two terminals with two wire connections each and a bus bar assignment to jumper between them.


Also it would be awesome Autocade would have the added intelligence of knowing which wire to use based on the terminal connection point (perhaps that could be assigned at the terminal's creation).

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Re: ACADE Still Can't Handle This?

01-14-2014 06:33 PM in reply to: awallace
You can create the jumper two ways. You can use the Edit Jumper command from the Edit Components menu panel. It will be under the fly out menu on the bottom of the menu panel. You will select all terminals you wish to jumper together and you have the option of assigning a part number using Catalog Lookup. The wire number/node never will pass from terminal to terminal via this hidden information added by the Edit Jumper utility.

If you want a visible representation of the jumper so you can see it on the circuit diagram, create a new wire type called Jumper or JumperBar, or whatever applies. The software is hardcoded to ignore wire types with the word jumper in their name, so they don't appear in the wire from/to list and cause confusion. Just connect between the terminals with this Jumper layer. For more about this method visit my web site at and click on the tips/tricks page.
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Re: ACADE Still Can't Handle This?

01-16-2014 05:18 AM in reply to: awallace

Can you please post the manufacturer and part number or a link to the data sheet of that terminal? To get out some more information ...



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