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Displaying cable numbering in multiple positions

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#1 Displaying cable numbering in multiple positions  [ Closed ]

Say I have a multicore cable which I assign a part number and display the wire numbers on it (eg: 1-11). The wires in this cable are then linked to other sheets/devices using OPR's. On the other sheet I'd like to show the wire numbers for a subsection of this cable.

I tried adding another cable and linking it to the master one, however it gives an error "The cable you selected does not have enough available wires", even if you assign the same cable from the catalogue.

Is this possible to achieve? Would save having to continually trace through the OPR's to get the wire number if they could also be displayed on the other page.

Hmmm....

This should be possible.  Or at least it was designed so it could be possible.

Let us enquire a bit about that and we'll get back to you.

Hmmm....

We've had no issue trying to get the results you are after.  SkyCAD allowed to link all cable indicators to the same cable, and all wires used were consitent and coherent throughout the schematics.

Maybe try it this way:

- Insert all cable indicators (but don't update cabling just yet, neigther assign part number...)

- Link them all together

- Update cabling for that cable

- Assign part number.

 

Let us know if this method works out!

Works!

Yep that works if you link them BEFORE assigning a part number.

 

Perhaps this can be fixed to allow it to work once a part number is already assigned. This is generally how they would be used, adding/linking after the original multicore has been defined. 

 

As a current workaround, is there any way to 'unassign' a part for the cable? Or do I have to delete each one, re-add, link and assign the part again?

Ok!

Perhaps this can be fixed to allow it to work once a part number is already assigned.

It actually works for us even with part-numbers assigned.  The solution we gave you is a workaround until we figure out why it doesn't work for you.  We're still trying to figure it out...

As a current workaround, is there any way to 'unassign' a part for the cable?

No there isn't, although it would be fairly easy to put in place.  That said, we'd rather fix the issue than add a feature allowing a workaround...

Thanks for taking the time to let us know the workaround did the trick.  We'll keep you updated once we find out why you can get the same results if a part-number is assigned to the cable.

Try this

Think I figured it out.

The cable needs to have as many spare (unused) wires as the child you're linking to it.

Ie, if the second cable has 5 wires in it, there must be at least 5 spare wires in the original cable (even though they'll actually be the same wire once linked). 

Hope that helps!

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Thanks!

Hope that helps!

You bet it does!  Thanks a lot!

Fixed!

Ok, we managed to fix this one for the next version.

Thanks again for taking the time to feed us with such detailed information about the issue.  It certainly helped figure out what was going on.