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Hidden attributes on 3-pole motor starter

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02-10-2013 04:41 PM

I've noticed when inserting the 3-pole MS figure that it will link with a dashed line, but the default location for the XREF and DESC1,2 attributes are underneath the contacts. When the 3-pole command is used, it auto-hides the 2nd and 3rd contacts' attributes, but the XREF and DESC1,2 fields are left displayed in between the 1st and 2nd set of contacts and the overlap the dashed connection. Has anyone done anything to deal with this? I could move all those attributes to above the contacts, but ideally i'd like for them all to be underneath the 3rd set of contacts. As it is now, after inserting, the XREF and DESC1,2 all have to be manually dragged to below the 3rd set of contacts. Would a user circuit work best for this? In that event, i guess it would require that the 3-pole wiring distance remains the same, because it won't be able to tell if I inserted a circuit with .5" spacing into a 3-phase wiring circuit that used 1" spacing, right?

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Re: Hidden attributes on 3-pole motor starter

02-10-2013 08:19 PM in reply to: iomaxx

I usually hide the DESC & XREF attributes on the first contact and show them on the third contact. It's a lot easier & quicker than draging them around and then lining them up.

 

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Re: Hidden attributes on 3-pole motor starter

02-11-2013 06:44 AM in reply to: Icemanau

Makes sense, but do you save the 3 contacts linked together as a circuit instead of a 3pole command? Otherwise if you wanted the first 2 to come in with some items hidden and the 3rd with some not hidden, you'd need separate figures for the first 2 and then the 3rd, correct? Can the 3-pole command in the Icon Menu (or any other command in that menu) be used to open 2 different figures? such as, open figure A, open figure A, open figure B, then automatically link them?

 

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Re: Hidden attributes on 3-pole motor starter

02-11-2013 07:51 AM in reply to: iomaxx

You can also tell ACE which direction to insert the 3-pole starter. I would insert the parent on "C" phase and tell it to insert up or to the left to populate the other two phases. That way, all the info is on the bottom or appears to the right of the starter where I want it to end up.

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Re: Hidden attributes on 3-pole motor starter

02-11-2013 08:04 AM in reply to: testsubject

unfortunately, that leaves the TAG2 attribute in between the 2nd and 3rd contacts, so i'm still left dragging items to get them out of the way.

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