Use the terminal strip editor

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Terminal block properties

Use this dialog box to control the number of levels assigned to a multiple level terminal block. You can control the level description, number of wires per connection, pins right, pins left and internal jumpers. The terminal block properties are maintained on every terminal symbol in its association.

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Note

You can also access this dialog box by clicking Edit Terminal Block Properties on the Terminal Strip Editor dialog box.

The default level for any terminal symbol that is placed into the project that is not associated to another is 0.

Manufacturer

Displays the Manufacturer value that is currently assigned to the terminal being edited.

Catalog Number

Displays the Catalog Number value that is currently assigned to the terminal being edited.

Assembly Code

Displays the Assembly Code value that is currently assigned to the terminal being edited.

Levels

Specifies the number of levels for the terminal. The grid expands for editing based on the number of levels specified. You can then define the level description, wires per connection and pins.

Terminal Block Property Definition grid

Displays the terminal levels. You can edit and maintain properties of the terminal block here.

  • Level Description: Specifies the description for the levels of the terminal block. Text you enter here displays in the Insert/Edit Terminal Symbol and Terminal Block Properties dialog boxes. This value is a terminal property that is maintained on every symbol in its association.
  • Wires per Connection: Specifies the number of wires allowed per connection for the terminal connection point.
    Note

    These properties do not limit the number of connections allowed on the schematic.

  • Pin Left/Pin Right: Specifies labels for pin numbers associated to the terminal destinations. These fill in the LnnPINL and LnnPINR attributes on the terminal block when its level is selected. This value is a terminal property that is maintained on every symbol in its association.
  • Internal Jumper: Graphically indicates internal jumpers assigned between levels.
 

Internally jumper the levels currently selected in the grid.

 

Delete the internal jumper currently assigned to the levels selected in the grid

Clear

Clears all terminal block properties.

Note

Properties for a level cannot be cleared if there is a schematic terminal representing that level (other than the terminal being edited), or there is an external jumper on that level.

Terminal block property attributes