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graastein
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Registered: ‎12-31-2006
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Parent/Sibling on terminals

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02-16-2007 05:24 AM
Hello

In the IECDEMO drawing 005.dwg there is a parent/sibling relationship on a set of terminals. See attached picture.
I can't find this option in the Terminals dialog.

How do I do this?

Thanks
Kristian
*Jared Bunch
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Re: Parent/Sibling on terminals

02-16-2007 09:28 AM in reply to: graastein
Kristian

I took a look at this drawing, and I can't really give you the reason
why, but on terminals 505 and 506 the TAGSTRIP and LOC attributes are hidden
which in this scenario almost give the impression of the parent/sibling
relationship, but it is really just a case of hidden information possibly to
keep the drawing less congested. The terminals don't have a parent/child
relationship like the coils and contacts do, they use the TAGSTIP and
INST/LOC codes to create the "strip" relationship between the individual
terminals.

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Hello

In the IECDEMO drawing 005.dwg there is a parent/sibling relationship on a
set of terminals. See attached picture.
I can't find this option in the Terminals dialog.

How do I do this?

Thanks
Kristian
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graastein
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎12-31-2006
Message 3 of 7 (159 Views)

Re: Parent/Sibling on terminals

02-16-2007 02:12 PM in reply to: graastein
Hi Jared

Thanks for the reply.

Is there a quick way to hide attributes in that fashion? Maybe a Vanilla AutoCAD command?

Thanks
Kristian
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dougmcalexander
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Message 4 of 7 (159 Views)

Re: Parent/Sibling on terminals

02-16-2007 05:40 PM in reply to: graastein
You can click on the Edit Attribute command. Select the geometry of a component (not text) and a dialog box will come up that allows you to select which attributes should be visible. For changing a group of components all at once use the Hide/Unhide Multiple command. See the attached photo which shows how to get to this command.
Doug McAlexander
Independent Consultant/Instructor/Mentor specializing in AutoCAD Electrical, ecscad, and promis-e implementation

Web site: www.ECADConsultant.com
Phone: (770) 841-8009

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graastein
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Re: Parent/Sibling on terminals

02-17-2007 06:01 AM in reply to: graastein
Thanks Doug, that did the trick.

Maybe a option to hide the Tag-ID on terminals is something to put on the wish list for a future release of Electrical?

Kristian
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dougmcalexander
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Message 6 of 7 (159 Views)

Re: Parent/Sibling on terminals

02-17-2007 08:33 AM in reply to: graastein
You can already hide the Strip-ID on terminals, or not hide them, using the tools I mentioned above.
Doug McAlexander
Independent Consultant/Instructor/Mentor specializing in AutoCAD Electrical, ecscad, and promis-e implementation

Web site: www.ECADConsultant.com
Phone: (770) 841-8009

Please Accept as Solution if I helped you. Kudos are also much appreciated.
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graastein
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Registered: ‎12-31-2006
Message 7 of 7 (159 Views)

Re: Parent/Sibling on terminals

02-17-2007 09:42 AM in reply to: graastein
Hi Doug

I am thinking of integrating this into the Terminals dialog.

Kristian
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