AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

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Registered: ‎05-24-2011
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Pin List

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09-05-2012 05:02 PM

G'day Folks


I am taking the next step and working on the PIN LIST feature in ACE.  I have searched the history and nothing seems to relate to my problems.


I am on ACE2012  win7 


I have read some where that in the symbols there must be an attribute for "PINLIST" and PEER_PINLIST.   I add these attributes to the symbols and in the optional area, the green tick is displayed with the two attribute names.


As I have done with other attributes.


Later I find when I open the symbold the attribute in on th drawing but the entry is not in the table.


It does not make any difference if the "NO/NC setup table" is set up or blank.


I have been trying different combinations for many hours and I am missing out on something.


I have a "WORKING" project set up that I do all my developement work area,  I have tried deleting the .MDB file from time to time.


I swap drawings as I have found that can help on othere problems.


Is there a specific sequence to follow?


Some screen shots attached.


The pins I am trying to use are not drawn on the symbols that I create.  Is this a clue?  My company does not want them to be there.  If that is the key to my problems then I need to know.


Thanks in advance


John Quigley







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Re: Pin List

09-05-2012 05:56 PM in reply to: johnq

You didn't include a picture of the actual block but going from the dialog boxes I think I know what your problem is.


If it is a parent block (a coil for example) it will be looking for the coil pin information which you have not added into the pinlist database.


If your block has more than 2 coil pins, you just keep adding them to the coil pin list.

The NO/NC and other types are for child blocks and don't get pulled into a parent block.


Regards Brad

Icemanau (NNTP handle: Brad Coleman)

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Re: Pin List

09-05-2012 08:03 PM in reply to: Icemanau


Hi Brad


Thanks for your reply and time to offer some advice.  One of my blocks would have made it easier for you but you are right.


I do not have the contact pins on the on a block and that is the cause of my problem.


I have carried out a test and pins on the block fixed the problem.


I now need to convince the powers to be that I need to go that road.


It is difficult on my own with this package, the only support is this forum.


I am starting to like this program but I still do not like the way it crashes.


Cheers  john Q




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