terminal strip that are bridged wire numbers

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HI 

Please see the image attached - the wire numbers flow through a terminal strip which is bridged but is a "virtual wire" 

Please advise how to correct. 

Flow Through

Thanks for posting on the forum.

Virtual Part doesn't have any effect on connection numbers. If something is defined as a virtual part, it simply means that it won't show up in the parts list or BOM.

The property you're looking for is called Flow Through. Double click on any of the terminals, expand the drop-down, expand the properties of the junction, and de-select Flow Through. Then, run Renumber Wires and the connection numbers on either side of the terminal should be different.

That said, distribution terminals, by their very nature, should always be Flow Through. So, if you want none Flow Through terminals, we highly recommend using standard terminals.

Please let us know if this helps.

HI 

HI 

No this does not fix the issue - the wire in the schematic in the dashed box are only to show the flow through and are not actuall wires (they are bridged terminals ) but regardless if I bridged the terminals or not in skycad wiring numbers still appear in the dashed box .

 

Ah, OK, we understand now!

Got it! Sorry for misunderstanding.

but regardless if I bridged the terminals or not in skycad wiring numbers still appear in the dashed box.
Yes, this is normal behaviour.

We created the scenario below by creating a new connection symbol to represent the bridges (jumpers) between terminals.

Is this closer to what you are trying to achieve?

Yes it probaly is... can you

Yes it probaly is... can you advise how you did this please 

thanks 

 

No problem

Just create a new connection symbol to use to represent the bridges between terminals (shown in grey dotted lines in screenshot above). Here's the tutorial for creating a new connection symbol.

Note: when you're creating this symbol, be sure to delete the information in the Net Class property.

Please let us know how it goes.

OK done this but end up with

OK done this but end up with 2 terminal numbers ( in the real world this would be one terminal with 2 wires on each terminal and a bridge to the next terminal ) - is there a way to resolve this ?

 

Hmmm...

...but end up with 2 terminal numbers ( in the real world this would be one terminal with 2 wires on each terminal and a bridge to the next terminal ) ...
So, you'd like these 8 terminal symbols to represent 4 physical terminals? In other words, you'd like a terminal symbol to not represent the whole terminal, but a junction/screw/one side of a terminal? Just to be clear.

yes - so on the schematic we

yes - so on the schematic we have 2 x terminal suymbols with the same terminal number (in the real world this is one terminal with 2 wires connected and one bridge going to anthor terminal) 

So ultimatly we would have the same terminal number on the 2 terminals in the schematic  - 2 wires connected (with different loom numbers ) 

The interconnecting lines (wires) on the schematic between these terminals  are just there to represent where the circuit goes - 

 

thanks

 

OK, understood

Thanks for taking the time to explain.

We'll have to think about this for a bit as it could be tricky to set up correctly. We assume you will want to insert a terminal strip layout (see example below) too, which adds something else we need to keep in mind. Please let us know if you don't require this though.

Thanks for your patience.

HI 

HI 

Ultimatly it would be great to have a terminal strip. 

How are others doing this ? 

We had to resort to doing a terminal layout strip in a different program and manually wiring the looms but this is so time consuming.

There must be others hat have the same issue ? is there a alternative way to do the schematic that I am not doing ? 

let me know your thoughts 

 

thanks 

I also posted a topic about getting Skycad loaded up to a new computer and I did this and pointed it to the wrong enviroment in Dropbox and tried deleting and reinstalling but with no joy ... if you can advise how to correct this please 

thanks 

 

Thanks for making SkyCAD better

How are others doing this ?
We're not sure how other users are doing this, or if they're doing this at all to be honest. Terminals can be used in a ton of different ways. Distribution terminal symbols and the Flow Through property are examples of features that we have implemented to accommodate different ways that people like to use terminals. When a gap is identified, we work to come up with a solution/feature. It seems that you have identified one such gap - using non-flow-through distribution terminal symbols that represent a junction/screw/side, which are internally bridged, which must be shown on the schematics.

While we work on that, the below is about the best solution we could come up for you to use in the meantime.
It uses standard symbols (though flow-through is turned off). Drawn like this, each terminal symbol represents a whole terminal.
To represent the bridges between the terminals, we've used a simple line segment from the Drawing tab, not a connection symbol.
Doing it this way results in terminal strip layout that still works in SkyCAD, as shown below.
We hope this works for you for now.

I also posted a topic about getting Skycad loaded up to a new computer and I did this and pointed it to the wrong enviroment in Dropbox and tried deleting and reinstalling but with no joy ... if you can advise how to correct this please 
We did reply to your post and are currently awaiting a reply from you. Let's continue that conversation over there.

Thanks Jeff,

Thanks Jeff,

Will try this and see if I can get it to work OK... 

Just one more item if possible. 

How do i print a in connection Nets to show the components the wire is connected to ( I am sure I have seen a video online on this but can not find this.) 

So in my Connection nets Ii have class Name "Power" which is the cabling and all the cable numbers , colour and guage but can not find find how to show what compnents it is connected to . 

Thanks in advance. 

 

Wire lists

Will try this and see if I can get it to work OK...
Thanks. Please let us know how it goes.

How do i print a in connection Nets to show the components the wire is connected to ( I am sure I have seen a video online on this but can not find this.) 
This is actually a different feature called wire lists. We’re working on wire lists processes and it should be ready soon. You must have seen the source/destination columns in one of the multicore cabling tutorials.

Stay tuned!