AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

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PLC I/O descriptions

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11-24-2003 05:08 AM
Does anyone know if the plc i/o module can pull the description for the
input / output point from the device that is wired to it?


Keith Rollenhagen
Thierica Automation Group
Post 2 of 4

Re: PLC I/O descriptions

11-24-2003 10:47 PM in reply to: *krollenhagen
There's currently not a way to populate the I/O module's descriptions with
connected component descriptions all at once, but you can do it selectively.
Hit the EDIT COMPONENT toolbar button and pick on the PLC I/O module. The
EDIT PLC MODULE dialog appears. Highlight an I/O address in the upper
left-hand selection list. Then find the "pick - pick device to capture Desc
text" button in the upper middle of the dialog. Now pick on the connected
device. Its description text will be captured and applied to the description
for the currently selected I/O point in the dialog. Repeat the process for
the other I/O point addresses.
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Post 3 of 4

Re: PLC I/O descriptions

10-24-2014 05:21 AM in reply to: *krollenhagen

yes. select wirde devices and then click the description and it will prompt to copy to the input or output. It doesnt however copy all wired devices descriptions

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Re: PLC I/O descriptions

10-24-2014 04:09 PM in reply to: *Autodesk\

The site below allows you to copy and paste multiple descriptions from any list, preferably from an Excel spreadsheet, has auto text splitting abilities for those long descriptions, and will automatically add/select a device symbol based on its description key words. However, only A-B PLC stuff currently is available.

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