Sk

Editing a block I created

9 posts / 0 new
Last post
#1 Editing a block I created

I created a block for a dual temperature control module as a PLC. I added a name to the terminal number and also entered information as a label. After saving my part to the catalog and bringing my block to a page, I realized that it is too cluttered. I want to edit the block to remove, or edit, the name I assigned to the terminal number and to remove, or edit, the label. I can't find how to do this. I may want to supress the displaying of the label. I can't find where to edit this for this part.

 

Open Component

Thanks for posting on the forum.

If you select the symbol, go to "Block Generator" tab and select "Open Component", you will open the component in editing mode.

Having a value in the "Name" column is an essential requirement. However, the "Label" column is optional.

Please let us know if this helps.

Got it

I was opening the block from the home page, not opening the component from the block generator. I removed the names that I had added to the terminal numbers and just left the numbers. The Labels I edited to look better. 

I would still like to know if there is a way to leave my labels in the component, but just choose not to display the label? 

Symbols created with Block

Symbols created with Block Generator have its speciality.

By Experience, Terminals to be removed only from the "open component" as instructed by Jeff "If you select the symbol, go to "Block Generator" tab and select "Open Component", you will open the component in editing mode."

 

After saving my part to the catalog and bringing my block to a page, I realized that it is too cluttered.

To rearrange the Terminals and customize how it looks: 

Select the Symbol, Home Tab, Open Block 

No, but why?

Great, thanks for letting us know you came right with that.

I would still like to know if there is a way to leave my labels in the component, but just choose not to display the label? 
No, but why would you want to do that? If we understand the purpose, perhaps we could make a suggestion.

In this case

When I created my block, In the name, I added what the user's manual called the terminal. i.e- "3 -  RTD +EXE". This would match the users manual. Under the Label I put "RTD RED", which would be more useful to the tech connecting wires. As I said, once I pulled the part in, I saw it was too cluttered with the name and labels on top of one another. It would have been nice to just select that I didn't want to display the label without having to go in and completely re-edit the block. Or to be able to show the label instead of the name.

I understand that this is just how it works. Going forward I'm sure there are many ways around. I could make the block bigger to fit the name and label, or better yet, just keep in mind how it's going to look after I create the block. Coming from a learning standpoint, there seems to be a lot of learning by mistake and editing. It sure will be great when I can take advantage of someone elses work and be able to bring in a controller that has already been produced. Or be able to share what I created. I'm sure there will still be editing to customize to my needs but it will save a lot of time.

Thanks for the help.

Thanks

Ah, OK, thanks for the extra info.

It would have been nice to just select that I didn't want to display the label without having to go in and completely re-edit the block. Or to be able to show the label instead of the name.
With the Pro license (aiming to be released sometime next year), there will be a possibility to achieve this result, though by different means.

It sure will be great when I can take advantage of someone elses work and be able to bring in a controller that has already been produced. Or be able to share what I created.
Yes! This is something we are currently working; the online catalogue.

Thanks for your feedback!

PLC symbol

I created a PLC symbol, instantiated it and did not like the order of terminals so I opened it and moved the order but the class of objects in the folder does not update and new instantiations do not reflect the edits even though when I open them they show the desired order. I have the same problem with another symbol that I created, also a PLC type, one of the terminals displays "1" no matter what I type in the field.

Hmmm....

Thanks for posting on the forum.

We'll start by addressing the modifications to the block that do not seem to propagate, and then we'll see about the terminal that is always '1'.

When you say: 'I opened it and moved the order (...)', do you mean that you opened the Catalogue part (where you see the terminals listed per channels, in a spreadsheet view), or you opened the generated block (where you see the graphical block ob screen)?

Please get back to us about this so we can understand better what's going on.