AutoCAD Electrical General

Reply
Mentor
johnq
Posts: 219
Registered: ‎05-24-2011
Message 1 of 2 (176 Views)

Pin List

176 Views, 1 Replies
06-27-2013 08:10 PM

Hi Folks

 

I am looking at Pin Lists.   I think the concept is so that a relay with say 2 NO & 2 NC contacts, it is designed to prevent me from adding 3 & 1.

 

I can also have a device that has inbuilt contacts, No/Nc in various combinations, again not to use more than what is there.

 

I can edit the data in the data area using the:  Schematic   Other  tools     Pin list editor  

 

When I insert a device  I can edit the contacts using the    NO/NC Setup   menue. ( in the  inset/edit menue when installing a part) 

 

I can use this to add contacts.  If I make a typo in the data entry the software reports that if I enter this contact I will excede the available number of contacts. (approx words ) I have made typos.

 

BUT when I add a second device  I need to add the contacts again.

 

 

I would have thought that I could copy the first as there is a button   "get from Parent"

 

 

I must be missing something--may be a lot!   i thought once the first device is entered then the data could be copied to the second.

 

This is not holding me up, just a new feature to learn amd make the process better.

 

Any thoughts or clues to send me in the correct direction would be appreciated. 

 

Cheers  john Q

 

 

Mentor
Posts: 299
Registered: ‎05-21-2008
Message 2 of 2 (98 Views)

Re: Pin List

07-12-2013 07:45 AM in reply to: johnq

johnq wrote:

BUT when I add a second device  I need to add the contacts again.

 

I would have thought that I could copy the first as there is a button   "get from Parent"

 

I must be missing something--may be a lot!   i thought once the first device is entered then the data could be copied to the second.

 

This is not holding me up, just a new feature to learn amd make the process better.

 

Any thoughts or clues to send me in the correct direction would be appreciated. 

 

Cheers  john Q


When you add a second device, that is a new instance and all the pins are available again.  That is normal behavior.  There shouldn't be an option to "get from parent" in this situation. In order to add another component and get the pin numbers to "copy" you would need to use the "Copy Component" command. (AECOPYCOMP)

--------------
Joe Weaver
Principal Associate Engineer
Nashville Electric Service

You are not logged in.

Log into access your profile, ask and answer questions, share ideas and more. Haven't signed up yet? Register

Announcements
Manufacturing Community
The Manufacturing Community provides additional access to tips, tutorials, blogs and networking with peers.

Need installation help?

Start with some of our most frequented solutions to get help installing your software.

New AutoCAD Electrical Category!

The AutoCAD Electrical forum has moved into it's very own category page, and can no longer be found within the Additional Product Forums.

Ask the Community