AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

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andrew.white
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Registered: ‎08-12-2004
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PLC to ribben connector

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08-12-2004 01:24 AM
HI

I have a customer who wants to wire his PLC's to a ribben cable plug. What would be the best way to go about this?
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testsubject
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Re: PLC to ribben connector

08-12-2004 10:39 AM in reply to: andrew.white
I would suggest using the Fan In/Fan Out.

Robert Hanrahan
Weigh Right Automaitc Scale Co.
ACE user since 1998
Bob Hanrahan
Ace User since 1998
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Jay Mackey
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Registered: ‎06-21-2004
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Re: PLC to ribbon connector

08-12-2004 04:35 PM in reply to: andrew.white
It is not quite clear on how exactly fan-in/fan-out is used in AE. Am I supposed to manually draw the actual fan, and then use the signal source/dest. symbols to link wires on each side?

- Jay
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testsubject
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Re: PLC to ribbon connector

08-13-2004 05:46 AM in reply to: andrew.white
Jay,

You are right. It is not very intuitive on how to use this feature.

You do need to draw the "fan" first. It does not matter what layer you use because ACE will put the lines on the proper layer (usually) when you insert the fan source/destination symbol on the line. You can use any kind of fan that you want: square corners, round corners, fillet corners. The software does not care. I would just suggest that you experiment with it to get them looking exactly how you want them to. The fan source/destinations do not have to be on the same drawing. They can span drawings just like normal S/D pairs.

I hope this helps.

Robert Hanrahan
Weigh Right Automatic Scale Co.
ACE user since 1998
Bob Hanrahan
Ace User since 1998
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