Tell me please: is it real to solve this problem?
What we have: there is a terminal block with little device sets on each odd terminal. It isn’t even necessary to display this devises.
What we need: have a separate column (with number, catalog data, etc) for this devices in report. They must be connected to the nearby terminal (where they are physically located).
So they will appear automatically in a balloon (like a secondary position).
What I have tried yet:
1. Insert the device (invisible) block. - But it is not connected to the terminal.
2. Paste it as a child terminal component - But then it is not included in BOM.
3. Paste it as a child component, but add an attribute CAT. Set catalog data, other that for the terminal. - Then it is again a separate line and not connected to the terminal. And then we have the same position number again. It must be different.
4. Make a jumper for the one terminal (it would be the best solution). Alas, this is not possible. And no wonder.
Are there any ACE wizards?
What devices are you adding to the terminals?
If it is items like end plates and end clamps, they can be added in using the TSE without any hassles. Jumpers can be added when the terminals are inserted in the schematic by right clicking the terminal and selecting edit jumper from the terminal flyout menu.
For items like fuses, relays and electronic components, you may have to set up additional catalog entries with sub components.
For example, a terminal with an inline SPDT plug in relay would have the terminal number, but also pick up the relay as part of the catalog entry.
You would place the Terminal information in the catalog database as normal but also fill in the ASSMEBLYCODE entry (possibly with the relay coil voltage and part number). Next step would be to add the relay to the Terminal table (ACADE won't look in other tables for sub assemblies) with all it's data filled in. Only this time, you would fill in the ASSEMBLYLIST field with the exact same code as from the terminal.
You can have several different codes in the ASSEMBLYCODE and ASSEMBLYLIST entries that will select several different parts, just seperate them with a semicolon (. This allows one entry for something like a clip on shroud to be used for several different terminals while still selecting the other required parts that are unique to the each terminal.
Thank you for your answer! Sorry I’m late with mine.
But solution with assembly isn’t suitable for this issue because of one fact: terminals with assembly and terminals without it are different for BOM report. So we have two lines with terminals but not summary.
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