I’m struggling a bit with the best way to do this. I have a 15 page drawing for a piece of equipment. We have several quick disconnects between panels that I’d like to show on one page. The problem is the various connection points are spread throughout the project. I’d like to show some sort of connector reference on the schematic where the connections are made and then summarize each QD with one connector symbol. That way our assemblers can easily pre-wire the connectors. I’ve tried several different things and wasn’t completely happy with any of them. Here is a summary:
Plug Jack Symbols:
Spread all around the drawing which makes it difficult for our electricians to find. Adding another single connector with the same tag gives you “duplicate” errors.
Showing terminal points on the drawing and then re-using them on the connector page gives me “duplicate wire number” warnings. It also doesn’t specify that a connection is broken.
Using to-from arrows:
Works fairly well, but causes a lot of clutter and broken wires throughout the drawing.
Did you fixed it ?
My idea is to let spread your plugs/jacks all over the sheets and using a schematic report "connectors details"... Using this report in order to wiring each pin. If the report can contain the sheet where the pins is drawing, you could see more details if needed
I just tried for fun :
With the quoted report, you will do a table such as :
- Connector (TAG1 or TAG2 name)
- Pin number
- Sheet of this pin
- Type of pin (plug/jack or both)
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