AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

*Alfredo Arteaga Bolivar
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Terminal Block Jumpers and Wire Bridges

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09-15-2006 02:28 PM
Is there any way to indicate that an electrical connection is a jumper
across terminal blocks? I need to use metalic bars in order to bring
polarities to a group of devices, and I need it o be shown in the terminal
blocks report and to be excluded from the wiring lists.

Any idea?

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Re: Terminal Block Jumpers and Wire Bridges

09-15-2006 03:40 PM in reply to: *Alfredo Arteaga Bolivar
I have a wire layer called JumperBar that I use in the schematic to connect all terminals that are jumpered. I am referring to DIN style terminals that get a metal jumper bar installed with a screw kit that effectively creates a bus. I use the HT0002 terminal symbol which maintains the same potential (wire) number for all terminals. The wires that connect terminals to one another are assigned to the layer called JumperBar, which ACADE knows to ignore in the From/To list. It will not show up in the list because it is a jumper. But the JumperBar layer still gets processed as a logical line (wire) thus passing potential. In panel layout mode I insert my terminals using the terminal list function instead of the Terminal Strip Editor. It places down the terminals automatically, complete with wire number, Strip ID, terminal number, MFG, CAT, etc. I then insert a appropriate jumper bar footprint that I made. I have a footprint for 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10 point jumper bars. Each are "smart" so the carry MFG, CAT, ITEM number, etc.

Attached is a terminal strip with jumper bars that was inserted automatically with AcadE. The Wire Connections Annotation feature was used to add the wire numbers next to the terminal blocks.
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Re: Terminal Block Jumpers and Wire Bridges

09-20-2012 01:57 PM in reply to: *Alfredo Arteaga Bolivar

I have been trying to incorporate the way that you do jumpers as you describe on your tips and tricks. A couple of difficulties I am having with it is that acade does not automatically label the jumper as "jumper" instead the defined wire typr jumper still gets tagged with a wire number. I tried to modify this in the exclude layer list in the project properties and was able to get the wire labeled jumper, however, I cannot get rid of the suffix after it for the life of me. Know of any way to remedy this? Thanks!

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Re: Terminal Block Jumpers and Wire Bridges

09-20-2012 02:13 PM in reply to: chasn.forever

I found that you do not necessarily want to get rid of the wire number from the jumperbar. For example, If you bring a wire to a terminal, then connect said terminal to another terminal via a jumper bar and then from the second terminal you add a new wire, you would want the wire number to be there. I ended up just using Hide Attribute" if the wire number appeared on a jumperbar.

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