Block Generator

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#1 Block Generator


This tutorial covers how to use the Block Generator in order to let SkyCAD automatically generate symbols and blocks based on part specifications.  This is especially useful for components such as PLCs, PLC Modules and Drives.

Topics covered

PLC, PLC modules, drive, soft-starter, IO, input channel, output channel, analog input channel, analog output channel, digital input channel, digital output channel, relay output, digital output module, digital input module, analog input module, analog output module, symbols, blocks, terminal name, terminal label.

Main content

NOTE: This tutorial video was created using an older version of SkyCAD.
Ribbon buttons' appearance and positions may differ if you're using version 1.3.25 or higher; e.g. Insert Commons moved to to I/O Management tab.
Thank you for your patience while we update this tutorial.


Related tutorials and links

- Creating/modifying symbols and blocks

- Example Drive (coming soon)

- Multi-terminal channels & internally bridged terminals

- Adding Embedded Connectors to Components (real tutorial coming soon)

Linking Symbols Together

- Customising the block generator

- Moving Terminals Across the Block

- Changing Port Graphics (real tutorial coming soon)

- Adding Channels to Block (real tutorial coming soon)

Changing channel types

Using PLCs