AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

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Pin list for a new control relay

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09-13-2012 02:41 AM



Please help me on the below case.


How we add the pin list values permanently to a newly added component catalog information (new make control relay). When inserting the same component with catalog details previously used on the next sheet the pinlist values are blank.




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Re: Pin list for a new control relay

09-13-2012 06:34 AM in reply to: psrajesh4u

In the default_cat.mdb file, there are several tables for each of the manufacturer's in teh database. The tables are named "_pinlist_Manufacturer's Name".


Within each table is listed all the parts with pinlists.

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Re: Pin list for a new control relay

09-13-2012 06:51 AM in reply to: psrajesh4u

Use the Pin List Database Editor. 

1. Select the manufacturer name. 

2. Click to add a new record. 

3. Enter part number.

4. Enter coil pin (terminal) numbers comma delimited with no space.  (i.e. K1,K2)

5. Enter the contact pins with the proper syntax.  (i.e. 1,A1X,A1Y;1,A4X,A4Y where 1=NO, and A1X,A1Y=contacts)


Hint: Separate multiple contacts with semicolon.


Note: Click Help at lower right of dialog to get the complete list for different types of contacts.



3=SPDT (a.k.a. Changeover, Form-C)


In the admin class I teach, we cover this topic and we even add pin assignments for 3-phase switch disconnects and circuit breakers.

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Re: Pin list for a new control relay

09-13-2012 08:34 PM in reply to: dougmcalexander



Thank you for show me the right way.




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