Military aircraft electrical upgrades require all wire segments to have a unique wire number. I have found that AutoCAD Electrical labels wires according to networks. Has anyone developed a scheme to automatically label each wire segment with a unique wire number. Is it possible?
I am assuming you need to number the wire jumpers that can occur from terminal to terminal. You might try placing the jumpers in the top and bottom of the terminal. This would generate a different wire number for each.
Sorry I didn't make myself clear on the initial posting. The wire segments I was referring to are the result of wire splices and are represented by tie points on the wiring diagram. Each splice creates two new wire segments. Each wire segment requires a unique wire number. This segment numbering system makes trouble-shooting easier for the technician. Imagine trying to find a specific wire segment when a network having multiple splices over a twenty foot run has but one wire number.
Well, this just got easier...
Since you will have splices, I would make a component out of the splice. I would use a terminal as my template for the design of the splice. It does not have to look like I terminal. I would use the terminal just to see how to set up the wire breaks. (X4TERM01 for the left and X1TERM01 for the right)Now when you insert the splice, it will automatically split the wire into 2 pieces.
Weigh Right Automatic Scale Co.
ACE User since 1997
Thank for the info Robert! I've only been using ACE for a few days and am having a hard time with it. I've been trying to piece things together by using the "Help" files within the program. No manual came with the program and I can't find a source for one. I'll try your solution in the morning.
Once again, thanks for your assistance.
Have you tried going through the Tutorial located within the Electrical Help Topics? I will admit that ACE is not something that you can just jump in and start using effectively. Thatonly comes with time. I find that this is a very flexible program and you can do a lot with it. Just about every part of it is customizable. I have made lots of custom components for the unique items that I use in my enclosures.
Have fun with it and don't let yourself feel overwelmed.
Weigh Right Automatic Scale Co.
ACE User Since 1997
One other thing that may help give you a unique wire number on a per-wire
basis instead of a per-network basis is to go to the "Project" dialog (last
toolbar button) > "Misc Settings" button in bottom left part of dialog >
"Wire Numbers" button > toggle on "Special: wire numbering on per-wire
basis". Now, if you rerun the "Auto Wire Num" command, it should generate a
unique wire number for each wire that begins/ends at a component connection.
Use the 45deg wire cmd, as needed, to get multiple wires to tie to a common
point (ex: your "splice" symbol).
"joe51" wrote in message
> Thank for the info Robert! I've only been using ACE for a few days and am
having a hard time with it. I've been trying to piece things together by
using the "Help" files within the program. No manual came with the program
and I can't find a source for one. I'll try your solution in the morning.
> Once again, thanks for your assistance.