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iomaxx
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Registered: ‎03-03-2006
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child cross reference blanks out

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05-09-2013 04:34 PM

I'm having an issue where I have a XREF field on a child device that looks to update when i select the parent, but after clicking OK, the XREF field is blanked out for some reason. If i go back into edit component a second time, the XREF will 'stick' and not be blank when i click OK. The other fields (TAG, LOC, etc) aren't blanked out like this, only the XREF attribute. Any thoughts?

Thanks.

 

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vladop
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Re: child cross reference blanks out

05-10-2013 06:54 AM in reply to: iomaxx

Are TAG, INST or LOC strings too long.

I had similar problems because INST value was too long.

I don't remember exactly, but I think it should be less than 16 characters.

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dougmcalexander
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Registered: ‎10-18-2003
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Re: child cross reference blanks out

05-10-2013 07:06 AM in reply to: iomaxx
Vladop has offered you some good advice. I would recommend using abbreviations for Installation and Location codes. These come from the DIN and now IEC standard and ate usually kept to 2-3 letters maximum.

If this is an isolated incident I also recommend deleting the project scratch database. Shut down the software, go to the User sub folder where scratch databases are saved, and delete. This builds a fresh new project scratch database and often clears up oddities.
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iomaxx
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Re: child cross reference blanks out

05-10-2013 07:07 AM in reply to: vladop

The TAG is 7 characters, the LOC is 5, and the INST is empty.

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dougmcalexander
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Re: child cross reference blanks out

05-10-2013 07:10 AM in reply to: iomaxx
Just curious. Does it update okay using the update cross references utility?
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