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Dashed PLC Boarder?

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07-09-2013 02:19 AM



I was wondering if it would be possible to make a PLC Boarder dashed, rather than just a box? 


Any help would be great! 


Thank you,



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Re: Dashed PLC Boarder?

07-09-2013 09:46 AM in reply to: liamharris

Hello Liam,


If this is for the schematic, I'm not sure of a way to make it come in with a different line type for the border by default.


But once you have it in your drawing, you can go into block editor and edit the border line type that way.


Hope this helps!


Thomas Walls


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Re: Dashed PLC Boarder?

07-10-2013 01:23 AM in reply to: TomTom111

Hi TomTom,


Thank you for your fast response


There is an option in the PLC Database File Editor which gives you the option to change the Line Properties of your PLC's, but unfortunately a lot of our PLC's have uniquely defined Boarder Dimensions (through the ace_plc database file). These PLC's having uniquely defined Boarder Dimension overrides anything that is input into the 'Style Box Dimension...' in the PLC Database File Editor, hence making the Line Properties dialogue box inactive.


The method of using the Block Editor option works, but is too long winded for my boss unfortunately.


I would be very grateful for any more help!


Thank you again,



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Re: Dashed PLC Boarder?

07-10-2013 01:53 AM in reply to: liamharris



We have an answer:


In the ace_plc database file, where you can edit the dimensions of the Top, Bottom, Left, Right, Split Top, Split Bottom; all you have to do is add the text LTYPE DASHED in the cells after the defined value, making sure that the number has no decimal places (for example: Metric_Box_Top = 20 LTYPE DASHED). 


Thanks for your help on this :smileyhappy:, and I hope this can help someone else who is stuck!





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