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hkim
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Pin Assignment Error

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03-08-2004 07:40 AM
When a part has a pinlist with pintype other than 4, such as 4X, the "list" button in the INSERT/EDIT CONTACT dialog box fails to display the unused pins. It will only work when the pintypes are 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Regards,
Hyun Kim
Powell Electrical Mfg. Co.
*Nate Holt \(Autodesk\)
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Re: Pin Assignment Error

04-18-2004 03:55 PM in reply to: hkim
Hyun, You are correct. I'm logging this as a defect. Here is how I'm describing it. Let me know if you don't agree with the proposed fix. thanks! Nate. AcadE has an obscure PINLIST option that allows special filtering to be applied to "type 4" pinlist entries. Instead of a type "4" entry, the user can define a suffix, such as type "4X", and have it map to child symbols that carry a PINLIST_TYPE attribute with a value of "4X". This is useful for complex relay devices that have many contacts but some contacts are specialized and need to map only to certain child contact devices. The user can set up his/her PINLIST so that these special contact pin assignments are controlled or "filtered" through use of this type 4 suffix technique. The defect is one of display only... if a generic contact is tied to a parent that has available contacts but with the special type 4-suffix filtering, the user has no indication that such contacts exist and are unassigned. These special contacts are only displayed if the child contact happens to be set up with the PINLIST_TYPE attribute and a value matching the type 4 suffix. It would be good to at least show these special contacts exist by listing them in the "Unused / undefined" list box on the "Pins in use" dialog. "hkim" wrote in message news:32861167.1078760478845.JavaMail.jive@jiveforum1.autodesk.com... > When a part has a pinlist with pintype other than 4, such as 4X, the "list" button in the INSERT/EDIT CONTACT dialog box fails to display the unused pins. It will only work when the pintypes are 1, 2, 3 and 4. > > Regards, > Hyun Kim > Powell Electrical Mfg. Co.

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