AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

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Spreadsheet to PLC IO Utility problems... ACADE 2012

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07-12-2011 02:23 PM

I am having problems with the spreadsheet to plc io utility. 


Problem #1:


My current setup is set to insert 3 devices on an AB 1756-OB16E module (terminal/relay coil/terminal). The spreadsheet has been modified to include CAT and MFG data for the devices. But, when the utility runs, it seems to ignore the "pinlist" and "terminal properties".  If I insert the terminals manually, the catalog data dictates a multi-level terminal, but when I run the utility this info is not there, but the CAT and MFG data shows up. With the relay coil, I have the same problem, but its missing the pinlist info. Again, it shows up if I insert it manually. Is there a way to get this to generate my schematic page with devices that have all their information?


Problem #2:


When I insert a PLC module that requires a break, the "TAG_1" attribute on the child comes in really small and out of position. If I insert this same module manually, everything comes in perfect.  Is there a solution for this?


Big thanks to anyone who can help with this.


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Re: Spreadsheet to PLC IO Utility problems... ACADE 2012

07-14-2011 07:55 AM in reply to: BillKortens6792

I will have to dig into the lisp function to see if the issues are shortcomings in the feature or caused by something else. Can you post some sample files, i.e.. project .wdp, drawing with PLC inserted manually, and your spreadsheet you are using? Or you can send the files to me directly at .



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