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Training Manual

E.schematic E.cable
This training manual contains the functionality of E.schematic and E.cable. E.cable functions are highlighted in gray.

March 2009

Technical Inquiries Please direct all inquiries to our Support Department e-mail: e3-support@zuken.com Phone: +49 7305/9309-60

Note: ZUKEN E3 GmbH is not responsible for any errors, which may appear in this documentation. Liability, due to direct and indirect losses resulting from the delivery or use of this documentation, is excluded to the extent permitted by law. This documentation contains copyrighted information. All rights, especially those pertaining to the duplication and distribution as well as the translation, are reserved. This documentation, whether wholly or in part, may not be reproduced in any form (photocopy, microfilm, etc.), or processed, duplicated or distributed using an electronic system without ZUKEN E3s prior written consent.

Contact

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Copyright 2009, ZUKEN E3 GmbH

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Table of Contents

Introduction ........................................................................................................................ 5
Information about ZUKEN E3 GmbH ......................................................................................................... 5 Overview of the E.series Modules ............................................................................................................. 5 E.series and Windows Terminology ........................................................................................................ 10

User Interface and Command Elements ........................................................................ 12


User Interface ............................................................................................................................................. 12 Command Elements in E.series .............................................................................................................. 18 General lnformation about this Training Manual ...................................................................................... 21

Basic Functions ............................................................................................................... 22


Project ......................................................................................................................................................... 22 Creating a New Project ............................................................................................................................ 23 Sheet............................................................................................................................................................ 23 Inserting New Sheets ............................................................................................................................... 23 Opening, Closing, Deleting Sheet Windows; Opening Several Sheets Simultaneously.......................... 24 Renaming Sheets / Exchanging the Sheet Format / Adding Sheet Text ................................................. 25 Arranging Sheet Windows; Opening Additional Sheet Views .................................................................. 26 Placement Aids .......................................................................................................................................... 27 Zoom ........................................................................................................................................................ 27 Grids / Rulers / Crosshairs ....................................................................................................................... 29 Global Settings (Sheet, Grid) ................................................................................................................... 30 Components and Symbols ........................................................................................................................ 31 General Information .................................................................................................................................. 31 Placing Components and Symbols .......................................................................................................... 33 Display Device Table (Change Device Attributes similar to Excel Table) ................................................ 36 Manipulating Device Properties ................................................................................................................ 37 Manipulating Symbol Properties ............................................................................................................... 37 Settings Affecting Higher Level Assignment and Location ...................................................................... 39 Additional Manipulations .......................................................................................................................... 40 Working with Dynamic Assemblies .......................................................................................................... 45 Dynamic Symbol....................................................................................................................................... 47 Fields ........................................................................................................................................................ 48 Placing Terminals ..................................................................................................................................... 49 Component and Symbol Settings ............................................................................................................. 53 Selecting Elements ................................................................................................................................... 54 Level Selection ........................................................................................................................................... 55 General Information .................................................................................................................................. 55 Manipulating Levels .................................................................................................................................. 55 Connections ............................................................................................................................................... 56 General Information .................................................................................................................................. 56 Generating Connections (Corners, Skewed, Open End) ......................................................................... 57 Generating Single Connections ................................................................................................................ 58 Diagonal Connections (Forced Wiring) .................................................................................................... 59 Generating Multiple Connections ............................................................................................................. 60 Generate Multiple Connections with Direction Change............................................................................ 60 Routing Graphical Connections and Cores (Conductors) / Wires in One Step........................................ 61 Deleting Connections ............................................................................................................................... 62 Assigning Signals ..................................................................................................................................... 62 Connect Line Settings .............................................................................................................................. 63 Handling Connectors ................................................................................................................................. 64

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Placing Connectors and Connector Pins ................................................................................................. 64 Splitting a Connector ................................................................................................................................ 65 Plugging and Unplugging Connectors ...................................................................................................... 65 Inliners ...................................................................................................................................................... 66 Placing Master Symbols ........................................................................................................................... 67 Changing a Mating Connector .................................................................................................................. 68 Special Settings for Connectors ............................................................................................................... 68 Block Functions ......................................................................................................................................... 69 General Information .................................................................................................................................. 69 Defining Blocks ......................................................................................................................................... 69 Splitting Blocks ......................................................................................................................................... 70 Hierarchical BlockDesign ......................................................................................................................... 71 Hierarchical Tree Structure ...................................................................................................................... 71 Generate Hierarchical Block and Sheets ................................................................................................. 72 Using Hierarchy Ports............................................................................................................................... 74 Block Settings ........................................................................................................................................... 75 Signal Cross-References .......................................................................................................................... 76 General Information .................................................................................................................................. 76 Signal Cross-Reference Settings ............................................................................................................. 77 Handling Cables and Cores ...................................................................................................................... 78 Assigning Cable and Core Definitions (Dynamic Cables and Database Cables) .................................... 78 Special Functionality using Single Wires ................................................................................................. 80 Settings for Editing Cables and Cores ..................................................................................................... 82 Attributes .................................................................................................................................................... 84 General Information .................................................................................................................................. 84 Assigning / Deleting Attributes ................................................................................................................. 84 Exporting and Importing Subcircuits ....................................................................................................... 85 Exporting Subcircuits ................................................................................................................................ 85 Importing Subcircuits ................................................................................................................................ 86 Free Graphics and Text ............................................................................................................................. 87 Use Any Text as Hyperlink to Objects ...................................................................................................... 90 Graphic and Text Settings ........................................................................................................................ 91

Generating Data ............................................................................................................... 92


On-line Terminal Plan ................................................................................................................................ 92 General Information .................................................................................................................................. 92 Calling Up Terminal and Cable Plans ...................................................................................................... 92 Functions within Terminal and Cable Plans ............................................................................................. 95 Reports SHEET / ASCII / EXCEL / ACCESS ............................................................................................. 96 Inserting OLE Objects .............................................................................................................................. 97 Inserting Files ........................................................................................................................................... 97 Exporting / Importing Data ........................................................................................................................ 98 Print ........................................................................................................................................................... 107

Displaying Cable Harnesses in E.series ..................................................................... 108


Handling Connector Views ..................................................................................................................... 108 Component Views .................................................................................................................................. 109 Cable and Core Properties ..................................................................................................................... 110 Using Attribute Templates ...................................................................................................................... 110 Special Settings when Working with Views ............................................................................................ 111

Exercises ........................................................................................................................ 112

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Introduction
Information about ZUKEN E3 GmbH
CIM-Team, which was founded in 1987, will operate under the new name ZUKEN E3 GmbH (www.zuken.com/e3) as of April 2009. ZUKEN E3 creates intelligent CAE programs for use in the areas of Electrical Engineering Electronics Cabling

ZUKEN develops CAE software products, which are being used world-wide for design and documentation purposes. ZUKEN maintains excellent working relationships with international companies in the areas of electrical, electronic and machinery manufacturing, using their feedback to implement the latest industry requirements into its software products. CIM-Team has the integrated software solutions for many requirements, such as the design of circuit diagrams, drawing and wiring panels, designing electronic circuits, as well as creating circuit board layouts. These products are used in the automobile and supply industries, and can be used, for example, to transfer data from electrical engineering to hydraulics and pneumatics. ZUKEN keeps in close contact with its affiliates throughout the world, who are responsible for marketing and support in their respective countries.

Overview of the E.series Modules


E.series software consists of several, different modules. All modules work with the same data kernel, which allows data and information to be shared between modules. E.series software has been designed specifically for the Windows operating system, including Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Windows XP. In E.series, the symbol and component databases form the foundation, on which everything else is based E.series mod.ules are used to design, create, modify and check the electrical, electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic design and associated documentation.

Areas of Use:
Plant and Machinery Applications Automobile Industry Power Supply Industry Electronic Design Telecommunications and Switching Technology Hardware Manufacturing Measurement and Precision Technology Basic Research and much more

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E.series Modules

E.series

Nr.

Module

Short Description

E.schematic

Used for designing electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic control diagrams and documentation

E.cable

Used for the creation of wiring, cabling and harnessing of electrical and electronic components; it also includes the functionality of E.schematic

E.formboard

Generating 1:1 models for cable harness

E.panel

Used for generating panel layouts and associated wiring

E.logic

Used for designing and documenting the electronic circuits used in the creation of Printed Circuit Boards (available with E.series 2003)

Cadstar

Circuit board routing and documentation In preparation

E.view

Free-of charge module for viewing all E.series documents

E.viewplus

See E.view plus level manipulations and translation table

E.redliner

For use in designing, start-up and production phases

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E.series Modular Structure

E.series
Flow Chart
Scripting Interface (COM)

E. schematic

E.cable
E3.formboard

E.logic E.view(plus) E.redliner

E.panel

Cadstar

Database Editor

ADO Interface

Database A

Database B

Database C

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Starting the Program


To start E.series, use the:

Windows Desktop Start Symbol


After installing E.series, the E.series logo will appear on your desktop.

Windows Start Menu


After being installed, E.series is integrated into the start menu and can be started with Start -> Program -> CIM-Team -> E.series. The interface appears the first time with the standard settings and then returns the next time with the settings last used when the program was ended.
Double-click on this logo to start E.series.

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Demo Version
If a valid license is not available when starting E.series, the Demo Version will be used. Use of the Demo Version must be confirmed by the user.

Note: A project, that was saved using the Demo Version, can only be opened with the Demo Version.

When exiting a project that was opened using the Demo Mode, the following warning will be displayed!

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E.series and Windows Terminology


Terminology used in E.series
E.series uses recurring terminology, which is summarized in the following table: Nr. Term 1 2 Project Object-oriented Explanation Defines an E.series project, which consists of one or more sheets as well as OLE objects. E.series manages objects. These are, for example, devices, symbols, connectors, blocks, connections, graphics and text. An object is used only once in a project and can be displayed in different views. 3 View Different representations of an object. For example: terminals in the circuit diagram and as a terminal plan 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Sheet Component Symbol Device Attribute Dialog Subcircuit (Part) Drawing area, on which symbols, graphics and text can be placed Exists as a physical device. Graphical display of a component or a part thereof A component used in a circuit that has been assigned a device designation. Additional information that can be assigned to an object Menu, in which the user can input data that will be processed by E.series Subcircuits, which may contain devices, symbols and connections, can be saved in the database.

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Windows Terminology in E.series


Nr. Term 1 2 3 Window Context Menu Scrollbar Vertical Scrollbar Explanation Working area, in which project-related functions are displayed An object-related menu accessed with the right mouse button. Any modification to an object can be carried out using Context Menus.

Register or Register Card or Tab

Register in a Menu Tab

Toolbars and Pushbuttons

Toolbars containing Pushbutton Icons Toolbar Pushbutton Icon

6 7

Hotkey Tool Tip

Keyboard key or key combination, that directly call up an E.series command (Shortcut) Displays explanatory text when a mouse pointer is held over a symbol.

Tool Tip 8 9 10 Clipboard Drag & Drop Copy & Paste Memory, which is used to temporarily store data when copying and pasting between the different modules or programs Press and hold the left mouse button on the selected object so that it can be moved. Copies the selected object in the clipboard (Copy) and then inserts it on another sheet or in another program (Paste). Cuts the selected object (Cut) and saves it in the clipboard and/or inserts it on another sheet or in another program (Paste). ActivX Data Object Interface, which manages the other Windows databases

Cut & Paste 11 ADO

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User Interface and Command Elements


User Interface
E.series is a pure Windows application, which makes it simple to learn and easy to use: Drag & Drop, Pick & Place, Cut, Copy & Paste, OLE, and dont forget Undo/Redo. Everything you know from other Windows programs can be used in E.series. After starting and opening a project in E.series, the user interface is arranged as follows: 1 8

10

5 3

9 6 7

12345678910-

Main Menu Project Window Database Window Preview Window Sheet Window Output Window Status Bar Toolbar Main Window Device Table

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1 - Main Menu
The main menu contains all of the commands available in E.series Commands are combined in groups and displayed as pull-down menus The main menu cannot be switched off

2 - Project Window
The projects hierarchical design is displayed in the form of a tree structure in the Project Window in E.series (can be individually furnished). Tabs represent the three object classes, which appear in the Project Window. They can be used to switch between areas. Tabs Sheet (sheets and OLE documents), Device and Panel (Panel only available with a corresponding license) Project Window Device Project Name

Project Window Sheet

Folder Name

Sheet Name or OLE Document Device or Symbol Name

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3 - Database Window
All Components and Symbols in the database are displayed in a tree structure in the Database Window. They are sorted by the attribute Main Class.and Database Class English Position of Defined Database

Components Class English

Tabs:

Component Symbol Misc

4 - Preview Window
The Object currently active is displayed in the Preview Window. This can be a sheets contents (zoomed area), circuit diagram symbol or panel symbol.

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5 - Sheet Window
The projects sheets and documents are edited in the sheet window(s). The Sheet Window, like other Windows applications, can be changed through the title bar:
Title Bar

Context Menu

Pushbutton

Normal mouse functions Drag & Drop the title bar Click on the pushbuttons in the title bar Context menu (called up using the window symbol in the upper left-hand corner) Hotkeys CTRL-F4 Closes the current window CTRL-F6 Changes to the next window Page down / up (go to the next sheet / previous sheet) Home and end (go to the first sheet / last sheet),

Main Menu: Window


Used to arrange open sheets

Active Open Sheet

InactiveOpen Sheet; Closed sheets are not shown.

Sheet Windows cannot be positioned outside of the Working Area The Sheet Windows size and position will not be saved when the window is closed

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6 - Output Window
All program-related information is displayed in the Output Window. The output window is divided into different areas. These areas can be displayed using the tabs: Messages Results General Messages Results of Search or List Functions

7 - Status Bar
Current settings and other important information are displayed in the Status Bar. For example: Results of an operation, e.g. *** Invalid Position *** Component descriptions

8 - Toolbars
Several commands can be grouped together in a Toolbar. The individual commands are displayed as Icons on the toolbar. Toolbars contain the most important commands for creating or modifying drawings. By simply clicking on an Icon, the corresponding command will be activated. Toolbars can be modified and switched on and off in the main menu Tools:

List of available toolbars

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9 - Main Window
The main window displays the working area in E.series. All other windows are displayed within this window. The individual sheet windows are displayed and edited in this area.

Sheet Window

Minimized Sheet Window

10 - Device Table
All used devices are contained in an Excel-like table. Modifications to the device designations can also be carried out here.

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Command Elements in E.series


Commands can be executed through menus, the keyboard or mouse.

Input Devices:
Keyboard Mouse

Keyboard
Keyboard inputs can be carried out using Hotkeys as well as directly through the Main Menu. The main menu is activated using the ALT-key. The Cursor keys can then be used to navigate within the menu. Once the desired command is highlighted in the menu, the ENTER key is used to execute the command. If a hotkey is available for a command, it will be displayed alongside the command in the pull-down menu. The drop-down menu can be closed with the ESC-key. To switch from the main menu to the schematic editor, press ESC once more.

Use the cursor keys to move LEFT/RIGHT Cursortasten

Hotkeys

as well as UP/DOWN.

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Defining the Mouse Buttons


The mouse is the main input device in E.series. E.series supports a three-button mouse. To select a command, place the cursor on the desired object or menu item, and click the appropriate mouse button. The individual mouse buttons have different functions. Standard Mouse Button Functions: Left Mouse Button To select, move or modify Center Mouse Button To zoom Right Mouse Button To display an objects context menu

To zoom To call up context menus

To select

Object-Oriented Context Menus


A context menu is available for every object in E.series. Context menus are activated with the right mouse button. Context menus contain commands for modifying the corresponding object. The selected objects properties can be changed in the lower part of t he context menu.

Context Menus Available:


Sheet Symbol / Device Connection Pin Text

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Examples of Context Menus


An objects context menu can be activated by right-clicking on the object. Context menus adapt themselves dynamically depending on the object selected.

dynamic

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General lnformation about this Training Manual E.schematic AND E.cable functionality are described in this training manual. These products differ only in regards to their functional range. Functions, which are only valid for E.cable, will be highlighted in gray. Additional information concerning the Database, Panel and Advanced Training (course for application and/or system administrators) can be found in the respective training manual.

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Basic Functions
Project
Creating a New Project Opening an Existing Project Saving a Project Saving a Project under Another Name Closing a Project

Main Menu: File

Function New pen ... Close Save Save as ...

Symbol

Hotkey

Mouse

Ctrl+N Ctrl+O Ctrl+S F12

Toolbar: Standard

Description: After starting E.series, a new or an existing project can be opened. New projects always receive the name untitled. A file will be generated on the hard drive with the name untitled.e3s. If such a file already exists in the project, a number will be affixed to the file name. When closing a project, the modifications will not be saved! With the command Save as ..., a copy of the current project will be created under a new name. This project can then be edited. A project file contains all the data required by the circuit diagram. The project name is displayed in the Project Window and the Title Bar in E.series.
Current Project Name The asterisk (*) indicates that the project was changed but not yet saved.

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Creating a New Project


Main Menu: File

Sheet
Inserting a New Sheet Opening, Closing, Deleting a Sheet Window; Opening Several Sheets Simultaneously Arranging Sheet Windows; Opening Additional Sheet Views Sheet Properties: Renaming a Sheet / Exchanging the Sheet Format / Adding Sheet Text Global Properties

Inserting New Sheets


Main Menu: Insert

Context Menu: Project Window

Description: If a new sheet is opened, a dialog window appears, in which the Sheet Format and Sheet Name can be entered.
Sheet Name Maximum length: 64 characters Permitted Characters: a-z; A-Z; 0-9; special characters Characters Not Permitted: blank < > ; ` Sheet format displayed in the Preview Window

Selection list of the sheet formats available in the database

Defines where the sheet will be inserted.

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Opening, Closing, Deleting Sheet Windows; Opening Several Sheets Simultaneously


Main Menu: Window

Context Menu: Project Window


Opening several sheets simultaneously:

The respective sheet can be opened or closed by simply clicking on its check box.

1) 2)

3)

Open sheet Closed sheet

Mark the first sheet. To mark additional sheets or the last sheet, press the SHIFT key (for an area) or CTRL key (for individual sheets). Select the command Open in the Context Menu.

Note: Use the same procedure to close several sheets.

Note: When deleting sheets, a query follows:

Description: Existing sheets are usually opened in the Project Window. Open sheets can be minimized or maximized in the Main Window and listed in the main menu Window. With the keys Page down / up Home and end (go to the next sheet / previous sheet) (go to the first sheet / last sheet),

the corresponding sheet will be opened in the current window.

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Renaming Sheets / Exchanging the Sheet Format / Adding Sheet Text


Main Menu: Format Sheet Properties Context Menu: Called up through the sheet window or project window

Description: The modifications are carried out through the Sheet Properties but the sheet must be selected in the Project Window. Sheet properties can be changed in the dialog window. The Sheet Name can be changed in the Project Window with the function key F2. !! The location (in the project window or on the sheet itself), in which the sheet properties are called up and changed, is irrelevant. The modifications take effect immediately on the sheet and in the Project Window!!

Sheet Information All sheet text in this list can be edited. Click on the desired field with the left mouse button. Visibility of the text On/Off T Type TEXT A Type Attribute

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Arranging Sheet Windows; Opening Additional Sheet Views


Main Menu: Window

Function Sheet Window/View in the foreground Toolbar: Description:

Symbol Hotkey CTRL+TAB

Mouse Simply click with the left mouse button on the sheet window

Sheet windows can be displayed as overlapping (Cascade), one below the other (Tile Horizontally) or side by side (Tile Vertically) in the main window. Once a sheet has been opened, additional views of this sheet can be opened. The user can view the complete sheet in one window and the same sheet zoomed in another window. Modifications are displayed immediately in all sheet views.

Views Sheet views are different views of the same sheet. Modifications are displayed immediately in all sheet views. Example: Sheet 7:1 Total view Sheet 7 Sheet 7:2 Zoomed area - Sheet 7

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Placement Aids
Zoom
Display Detail (Static ZOOM) Dynamic ZOOM (ZOOM IN / OUT) Moving the Display Window (Panning) Display Whole View

Main Menu: View

Context Menu: Sheet

Function Zoom

Symbol

Hotkey

Mouse Press and hold the middle mouse button

Toolbar: Schematic

Description: Enclose the area to be zoomed with a rectangle in the Sheet Window. Click on the starting point and while pressing the middle mouse button, drag the mouse to enclose the area and then release it. These menu items are only active if a sheet has been opened. The complete sheet is displayed in the Preview Window. The area zoomed is enclosed by a rectangle.

ZOOM IN /OUT

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To enlarge or reduce the area zoomed, click and hold the left mouse button on the rectangles lower right-hand corner in the Preview Window and move it back and forth to change the size.

Moving the Display Detail (PANNING)


The zoomed area can be moved in the preview window by pressing and holding the left mouse button on the rectangle. The zoomed area can also be moved using the sheet windows scrollbars.

Dynamic Zoom
By holding the <Ctrl> key and moving the mouse wheel forward a so called dynamic zoom is executed and the cursors position defines the centre of the Zoom area.

Complete View
Main Menu: View

Context Menu: Sheet

Function Fit to Window

Symbol

Hotkey

Mouse

Toolbar: Schematic

Description: By clicking on the desired sheet, this resets the display window. This menu item is only active if a sheet has been opened. The complete sheet will be displayed in the preview window and the rectangle disappears.

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Grids / Rulers / Crosshairs


Main Menu: View

Function Grid Ruler Crosshairs

Symbol

Hotkey not defined

Mouse not defined

Toolbar: Schematic Description: Switches the placement aids on in each sheet window.
Rulers Red indicators display the position of the crosshairs. The display is in mm or inches.

Crosshairs The arrow keys can be used to move the crosshairs in the working grid.

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Global Settings (Sheet, Grid)


Main Menu: Tools

Function Settings Toolbar:

Symbol

Hotkey

Mouse

Description: The viewing grid can be defined through the dialog Settings -> Display. The smallest Working Grid/Viewing Grid unit is 0.1 mm or 0.001 inch (= 1 mil) Pressing the <Ctrl> key activates the Alternative Grid.

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Components and Symbols


General Information
E.series is an object-oriented E-CAD system. All symbols and components are stored in a database, which can be either symbol-oriented or component-oriented. This results in the following questions: What is a Symbol What are the different Symbol Types What is a Component / Device What are the different Component Types What is an Item Designation

Symbols
A symbol is a graphical symbol, which displays the devices function in the circuit diagram. Symbols are stored in the database. Symbols consist of four basic elements: graphics pins (nodes) text types (These positions can be filled in automatically or by the user.) attributes
Text Types Symbol Graphics The graphics can be on different levels and cannot be changed. Text nodes are reserved for system and user-defined information (e.g. pin name).

Pin Pins, on which the connect lines will be connected

Symbol Types
standard symbols (NO, NC, etc.) sheet symbols (sheet formats) signal cross-references (sources, destinations)

Component/Device
Components exist as physical devices. A device is a component that has an item designation. Components are stored in the database. A device contains one or more symbols. E.series manages a devices elements automatically. A device consists of three elements: one or more symbols an item designation attributes
Item Designation The item designation clearly identifies a device in the circuit diagram. Motor Symbol

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Component Types
Component types differ in function and the way they are displayed in the circuit diagram. E.series manages these elements, such as their device designations, defined contacts as well as references between the contact arrangement and a relays contacts. Ba sed on this component functionality, we must distinguish between the following component or device types: Standard Components (motor, contactor, etc.) Terminals Cables, Wires Connectors and Couplings

Item Designation
Identifies the Electrical Device Standards IEC 1346-1 (1996) DIN 40719 Part 2 (1978) IEC 61346

Electrical devices use algebraic signs, which identify the different blocks (1, 2, 3, 4). The identification must be unique. Block Meaning Designation 1 Higher Level Assignment; shows the interactions with other Higher Level Assignments in regards to location / function Devices location Identifies the device. Pin and wire designation Algebraic Sign = Term

Higher Level Assignment

2 3 4

+ :

Location Device Designation Pin Name

Preferred Sequence: 1
Higher Level Assignment (HLA)

3A

3B

3C

Location

Type

Device Designation

:
Function

Pin

In most cases, only the third block is needed when identifying an electrical device. If only block 3 is used, the sign (-) can be dropped. Permitted: 3A 3B 3C or 3A 3B or 3B 3C or 3B

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Placing Components and Symbols


Searching and Loading Components/Symbols from the Database
Components and symbols can be loaded from the database and then placed on a sheet. A component search can be configured to find the desired object more easily.

Click the right mouse button on the title bar to open the context menu.

Select the criteria for configuring the Database Search Description: Prompt text for the search criteria (The prompt text can be user-defined.)

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Placing Components/Symbols on Sheets


There are different ways to load components from the database and place them on a sheet. This can be accomplished using: 1. drag & drop 2. the component or symbols context menu Description: As soon as a component is placed, it automatically receives a device designation. The device designation is unique throughout the entire project. The device along with its affiliated symbols will be inserted in the Project Window under the Tab Device. By using either drag & drop or the context menu, additional symbols can be placed.

Device Tree Devices are managed in the Project Window. Unplaced (available) contacts are displayed in yellow, while those that have been placed are in blue. Information Device Designation Component Call Name Circuit Path Unplaced Elements

Drag the marked component onto the sheet while pressing the left mouse button.

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Placing Symbols from the Device Tree


Unplaced symbols in the device tree can be placed on a sheet using different means: Drag & Drop through the context menu; with the <SHIFT> key for an area or the <Ctrl> key to select individual symbols (see figure at right)

Jump to
The user can jump from the device tree to an already placed symbol by either double-clicking on the symbol or by using the appropriate "Jump to " command in the context menu.

Jump to Schematic Jump to Panel (if existing) Jump to Terminal Plan (if existing)

By using the placed symbols context menu at the sheet position, the user can also jump back to the corresponding position

in the Device Tree in the Panel Tree in the Panel drawing (if existing) in the Terminal Plan (if existing)

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Display Device Table (Change Device Attributes similar to Excel Table)


In order to be able to configure used devices before drawing a schematic, the device information (names, properties, component codes, attributes) can be displayed and maintained in a concise table dialog. A device is described in each row. The display (which properties, which columns, how the table is sorted) can be defined by the user. Main Menu: View -> Device Table Display Possibilities

Modification Possibilities: Individual fields, such as the HLA, Location or a columns complete contents, like in Excel, can be modified in this table. Naturally, these modifications are written back into the project online. Mark and then drag below, i.e. all fields receive the same value

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Manipulating Device Properties


Description: Devices can be manipulated in the circuit diagram as well as in the device tree. The same dialog appears in both cases:

Modifications in the circuit diagram

Modifications in the device tree

For example, modifications to the device designation will be entered immediately in the circuit diagram AND in the device tree.

Manipulating Symbol Properties


Description: Symbols can be manipulated in the circuit diagram as well as in the device tree. The same dialog appears in both cases:

Modifications in the circuit diagram

Modifications in the device tree

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Remarks regarding Device and Symbol Properties


If you make changes to the symbol or device properties, they will have different results. Generally, modifications to the device properties affect ALL device symbols (all symbols having the same device designation). Modifications to the symbol properties affect only the selected symbols. Modifications to the Device Properties: Component Type Devices Complete Item Designation ... Modifications to the Symbol Properties: Symbol Itself Symbols Affiliated with the Device Designation Invisible Symbol Text Desired ...

Example 1: A contact from device F1 is assigned through the Symbol Properties to the existing device F2. If the device designation entered does not yet exist, then a new device will be created (equivalent to a copy).

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Example 2: The device F2 is renamed in the Device Properties as F100. The new device designation MAY not yet exist.

Settings Affecting Higher Level Assignment and Location

Shorten higher level assignment/location or not


The devices get the higher level assignment/location of the sheet and not the one set above If the higher level assignment/location of the sheet is changed, the ones of the devices on the sheet are changed as well. According to DIN/IEC/EN standards, not only the whole HLA, location or device designation can be shortened between a sheet, field and device but also parts thereof.

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Additional Manipulations
Deleting Devices Copying Devices

Deleting Devices / Symbols


Main Menu: Edit Context Menu:

Function Cut Delete

Symbol

Hotkey

Mouse

Ctrl+X Del

Toolbar: Standard and Schematic Description: There are two delete functions. Cut deletes the device from the sheet and simultaneously copies it to the Clipboard. If the command Delete is used, the device is deleted only on the sheet. In both cases, the device has not yet been deleted from the project. The device will be stored in the device window as unplaced (free) and can be used later in another location. If a device is deleted in the project window, it is removed from the project. The Delete command is used to delete devices that do not have any elements (e.g. relay contact, panel symbol) placed in the project. With Delete Forced devices can be removed from the project even if individual graphic elements have been placed.

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To delete unused objects, the Purge Unused Objects command in the Device Tree context menu can be used to delete ALL devices (EXCEPT terminals), which have no graphic elements placed.

For deleting unplaced terminals, use the Purge Terminal Strip command in the terminal strips context menu.

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Copying Devices / Symbols


Main Menu: Edit Context Menu:

Function Copy Insert

Symbol

Hotkey

Mouse

Ctrl+C Ctrl+V

Toolbar: Standard

Description: The copy function loads a new component from the database into the project. The command Copy stores the device in the clipboard. The command Insert will insert the device from the clipboard into the project and then it can be placed with the cursor. The device will be assigned a new Device Designation: - an asterisk will follow the device designation or - the device designation receives the next higher number

Attach a defined character or the device is simply numbered.

The terminal strips are numbered automatically when copying/importing.

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With Paste Extended devices can be copied and combined together.

Before copying:

After using Paste Extended:

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Any copied devices are managed in a Clipboard outside the structure of the Device Tree.

From there, they can be transferred into the structure in various ways:

This item designation already exists.

With View > Clipboard Window or the toolbar button, the contents of all existing clipboards can be displayed and edited in a separate window.

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Working with Dynamic Assemblies


Description: With the assembly functionality, different component types with the same device designation can be combined (Example: contactor with additional contacts). Any component type can be part of a dynamic assembly.

Possibilities for generating: Select the desired devices from the device tree and combine them using the context menu to form an assembly

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through the Device Properties context menu

or by using drag & drop in the Device Tree or by dragging from the Database Window into the Device Tree

Remarks regarding working with Database Assemblies: These structures cannot be changed in a project. Its possible to have an assembly within an assembly.

Cross-References between Assembly Elements


A cross-reference can be displayed between the elements of an assembly in the schematic. The reference can be from the assembly part of a numerically lower sheet (or conducting path) to an assembly part of a numerically higher sheet (or conducting path). Therefore, it is necessary to designate a device as the master of the assembly in the Device Properties:

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Dynamic Symbol
Main Menu: Insert

Description: Dynamic symbols are defined in the Project as rectangles (not in the database). They have a device designation and can be assigned pins (symbol type Pin Template). Additional symbols can be placed within. Their pins will be recognized as belonging to a Dynamic Symbol and will be evaluated in the connection list.

The appearance as well as the text template to be used has to be defined in the settings.

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Fields
Main Menu: Insert

Description: The devices higher level assignment and location inside the field is shortened and placed outside the field (See: Rules for Shortening Higher Level Assignment and Location on a Sheet).

These will appear in the settings as well as the text template used. In the settings the display as well as the standard text to be used as well as the handling of the higher level assignment/location within the fields are defined.

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Placing Terminals
Terminals are special component types that can be selected and placed from either the Database or Project Window. If they are placed from the Database Window, a new device designation (new terminal strip) will be generated. If Insert Terminal from the device tree context menu is used, then new terminals will be generated within the terminal strip. By using drag & drop or Place, a new terminal symbol from the same strip will be placed in the circuit diagram.

Important Settings when Copying/Importing Terminals


Numbering method When copying/importing terminals, the terminal number is increased automatically.

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Additional Terminal Manipulations:


Sorting Terminal Strips Note: This will also have an effect on the terminal-cable plan.

Sorting sequence: Dark red arrow = first sorting direction The sorting takes place based on the placement coordinates of the symbols in the circuit diagram.

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Numbering Terminals

Example: Initial situation

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Component and Symbol Settings


Main Menu: Tools Settings

Predefined
Algebraic signs used for HLA, Location, Device Designation Uses the sheets HLA and Location

Define the reference format.

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Selecting Elements
To manipulate an element (symbol, text, line) in E.series, it must be selected. Elements can be selected in different ways: a simple click selects an individual element a double-click selects all elements, which are connected with the element selected (e.g. symbols and connect lines) <Ctrl> and <A> selects all elements on a sheet dragging an area with the left mouse button, selects all elements within the area

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Level Selection
General Information
All schematic objects, including connect lines and supplementary graphics, can be arranged on up to 256 different levels. Sometimes, it is extremely useful to be able to switch specific levels on or off before outputting to a printer, for example, when working with multilingual documentation or different graphics.

Manipulating Levels
Main Menu: View Levels or Hotkey 'L'

Visibility OFF

Visibility ON Display all levels that can be manipulated. Display only the levels used in active project Load a .vis- file containing level settings Create a .vis- file with current level settings

Level name is indicated in the Text Properties

Key: Symbol (complete symbol graphics; symbol texts cannot be made visible/invisible) Symbol graphics (part of a symbol graphic; e.g. level 3 of sheet symbol) Symbol text (text placeholder that belongs to the symbol) Empty text nodes (placeholder (X) for symbol texts) Graphics (free graphics)

Text (comment text) Connections (graphic connect lines; not cables/single conductors)

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Connections
General Information
Electrical connections are used to define which component pins will be connected and what properties these connections will have. Pins can be displayed in different ways in the drawing; therefore, several different connection types are necessary: Individual Connections (default) This type of connection is used to connect individual pins and carries a signal. Individual Connections without Signals Connect individual pins but carry NO signal. Imagine these unnamed connections as being made up of 'non-conducting' materials. This type of connection will also be used for a "complete connector" or in displaying a cable harness. Cores Physical cores can also be used to connect pins that carry signals. They override both individual and unnamed individual connections. Multiple Connections connect at least all selected pins of a symbol per rubberbanding with pins of another symbol in one step and possibly direction change and the option to create a folded connection line

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Generating Connections (Corners, Skewed, Open End)


Main Menu: Insert Connection / Autoconnect

or through a pin or connect lines context menu Function Connection Curve Connection Autoconnect Vertical Autoconnect Horizontal Autoconnect Inside Area Autoconnect From/to Area Connection with Default wire Toolbar: Connect Symbol Hotkey Mouse

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Generating Single Connections


Start the command: using Insert Connection in the Main Menu clicking on the pushbutton Insert Connection ; by doubleclicking on this pushbutton, the command remains active until the Esc key (CTRL) has been pressed through the Context Menu by pressing the Hotkey 'C'

If the command is active, the cursor appears as follows: When the cursor is placed over a pin, its shape will be displayed as such:

Direction Changes use the left mouse button or space bar to change direction Endpoints by clicking on a pin through the context menu or by double-clicking on an "open" line end segment

Move Open Line Ends By clicking on a line end and moving the end point, the line can be lengthened (stretched) or shortened.

Curve Connection By clicking on pushbutton it is possible to create a free form curved connection line.

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Diagonal Connections (Forced Wiring)


With the SHIFT key, diagonal connections can be generated during inserting connections.

Change from Normal Wiring to Forced Wiring To change from normal connections (T-connection) to forced wiring connections, there are two new commands available:

Incline clockwise in the Connections toolbar.

Incline counter clockwise

Procedure: 1. Select the desired command, either Incline clockwise or Incline counter clockwise, (double-clicking causes the command to remain active abort with ESC key) 2. Click on the T-connection line segment, 3. Line is bent (inclined) at the junction point in the corresponding direction. Or 1. Select the T-connection line segment, 2. Choose the Incline clockwise or Incline counter clockwise command, 3. Line is bent in the corresponding direction. To switch from a forced wiring connection to a T-connection, the procedure is the same. Examples of Incline clockwise: Select this line segment.

Examples of Incline counter clockwise:

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Generating Multiple Connections


Automatic connections can be generated in different ways depending on the connection direction: Horizontally Vertically In an area From area to area

Generate Multiple Connections with Direction Change


To generate parallel connection lines, proceed as follows: Call up the Insert -> Multi-Connection command in the main menu Drag a frame over the pins, which shall be used as the starting position fort he multiconnection Afterwards, the parallel connections are displayed in the rubberbanding and can be moved to any position with the cursor Use either Right-click -> Fold or Shift key to fold connections. (ribbon cable)

Create staggered connections Direct left / right staggered connections to parallel connect lines by pressing <Shift>-key

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Routing Graphical Connections and Cores (Conductors) / Wires in One Step


When routing a graphical connection, a defined wire can also be automatically routed. There are three options available for this in the dialog under Settings -> Connection: Its possible: like previously to connect only graphically, i.e. no wires are routed; or Connect and use default wires previously defined under Settings > Connection -> Cores / Wires Connect and use default hose/tube means that the default hose or tube is used, like defined under Settings Connection Hoses/Tubes

For these options, the Wire Setting Toolbar is also available template symbol for vertical lines : Wire group Wire type template symbol for horizontal lines

If the Use default wire when connecting icon is active, the defined settings are used when connecting and simultaneously routing the default wire on the graphical connection. With this button it is possible to place the defined default Wire Type on an existing graphical connection.

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Deleting Connections
A connect line can be deleted in two ways: deletes the connect line including the signal on the line and on the connect pin or deletes just the connect line (corresponds to the DEL key).

Assigning Signals
The signal on a connect line can be changed through the Connection Properties context menu:

Change the net signal.

Changes the signal project-wide; new signal may NOT exist.

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Connect Line Settings


Main Menu: Tools Settings

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Handling Connectors
Placing Connectors and Connector Pins
Connectors can be placed in the project as a complete connector, in pin groups or as single pins. The pin groups can be changed at anytime during the design phase. The connector, displayed in E.schematic, can only be placed as individual pins. The desired connector in the database tree can be placed through the context menu Place (the complete connector can be placed using a connector symbol) or Place Single Pins (all of the connectors individual pins).

Whole Connector

Single Pins

The menu item Place as Graphic places the defined symbol as documentation graphics in the component database. Place as Symbol affects the placement of pin or socket symbols without being assigned to a component. Unplaced connectors in the device tree can be placed as a "complete connector" or placed as individual pins.

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Splitting a Connector
Likewise, already placed connector symbols can be placed as grouped or individually.

Places the connector pins as single pins

Combines the pins to form a group

Connector symbol with a device designation can be combined with a new connector or assigned to an existing connector.

Plugging and Unplugging Connectors


Already connected pins can be temporarily disconnected and later reconnected. If you move a pin or socket symbol while pressing the left mouse button, the connector can be plugged or unplugged E.series displays this action as two connected connector symbols.

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Inliners
An inliner is a plug connection inserted across the wires of a cable set, which results in a second cable set being automatically generated. With E it is possible to place a connector with a defined mating connector in a connection. This results in the defined mating connector being generated and placed in the plugged state. E behaves the same when placing from the database tree or the project tree. An Inline Connector can also be inserted by the context menue on selected connections in the schematic or on selected cables, conductors and wires in the Device Treeview

Views: The drop-down list displays all graphical connections that are connected in project. <none> means that no views are selected nothing is graphically disconnected. Formboards: The drop-down list displays all formboard sheets that are to be disconnected. Component: Select the component of the inliner. The dropdown list only shows connectors, that have at least the same number of pins as the selected. Symbol: Places the defined symbol under Settings -> Placement -> Symbol -> For connectors without component . Placement Direction Selection The example shows the selection direction -X1, thus the selected inline connector is placed in direct connection to X1, whereas the mating connector is placed on the side to X2.

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Placing Master Symbols


A connector can have a master symbol containing cross-references showing where the individual connector symbols are placed. The master symbol (can be both the master symbol as well as the documentation graphic) is placed using the device tree view:

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Changing a Mating Connector


A connectors valid mating connectors are stored in the component database. The desired mating connector must be selected before being connected. A mating connector cannot be modified once it has been connected.

The mating connectors are predefined in the context menu Device Properties under the tab Pins. All defined mating connectors are displayed in the list.

The same is true when modifying a connector pin terminal.

Special Settings for Connectors

If a mating connector is generated, it receives the HLA/Location of the affiliated device. This option defines whether the mating connector pin is to be executed via the pin order or simply via a name. If the Try to assign pins via names first option is active, the system first tries to assign pin names to the mating connector pin. If this is not or only partly possible the pin order is considered.

If the pins of a component are assigned to different connectors and the connector pins each have the corresponding pin attribute .CONNECTOR_NAME, the connected connector name can be created automatically as follows Device Designation/Separator/Connector name. If, for example, the pin attribute .CONNECTOR_NAME=X32 is connected to component A31 and the option is active and defined as the Separator to use, the connector name of the connected connector is A31.X32.

The mating connectors device designation is a combination of the blocks device designation and the block connectors device designation along with the defined separator.

-A1 = blocks device designation -X1 = block connectors device designation A1.X1= mating connectors device designation

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Block Functions
General Information
Blocks are functional devices. In connection with EDA-systems, it is possible to import a circuit boards connector components with their adjacent signals. A block, like a device, can be furnished with a device designation (as well as a location and higher level assignment). To display the device designation, the corresponding text nodes must be defined in the database.

Defining Blocks
Main Menu: Insert Block

Function Insert Block

Symbol

Hotkey

Mouse

A block design file can be adopted from a circuit board design by using the pushbutton Create from file. CADES-G data (DF, DFS, DFB, PDF) will be displayed there in a file selection window. Block symbols can be defined in the database with fixed or variable graphics. After placing a variable block symbol, its size can be changed. To do this, select the block and while pressing the left mouse button on one of the points, adjust its size. Blocks can also be defined as components in the database. These can then be supplied with block connectors. This structure, however, cannot be changed in the project.

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Splitting Blocks
A functional block can be displayed as several individual blocks, which are used to document the individual functions on several pages. The function Split Block can be found in the context menu. The blocks automatically reference each other online.

Splitted blocks can be optionally displayed with a broken line (breakline) at one edge.

If graphics are bound to a block and the block is split, then the graphic will be displayed on both blocks.

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Block connectors can only be placed on blocks. A block connector symbol must be defined for the connector in the database before it can be used as a block connector. The connector symbol is placed on the blocks border and later, moved along its border.

Hierarchical BlockDesign
Hierarchical design makes it possible to structure projects to any level of detail. Therefore, projects can be nested to any depth. Sheets containing schematics, panel sheets and so can on be hidden behind hierarchical blocks.

Hierarchical Tree Structure


The Sort sheets hierarchically option under the Sorting tab in the Tree Control Properties context mneu determines whether the tree view is displayed hierarchically or shall be structured. Views of structural blocks are displayed directly underneath the structural nodes in the tree view.

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Generate Hierarchical Block and Sheets


A hierarchical block is generated using the Hierarchical Block option in the Block tab of a blocks Device Properties. Hierarchical blocks are displayed in gray.

By right-clicking on a hierarchical block, which presently contains no sheets and selecting the Into hierarchy or Into hierarchy in new window command, a new sheet is automatically created with the next consecutive designation on this hierarchical block.

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Connectors, which are placed on a hierarchical block are automatically displayed as hierarchical connectors in the device tree view. Connectors which were placed on a hierarchical sheet first, can be changed to hierachical connectors by using the option in the device properties.

Connectors, which are placed within a hierarchical instance, are correspondingly displayed in the device tree view:

Displays connector on a hierarchical block (outer level)

Displays connector within a hierarchical instance (inner level)

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Using Hierarchy Ports


Hierarchy ports are used as interfaces between the pins of the hierarchical block and the circuit part, which is represented by the block. This means connections lead from the hierarchical schematic through the hierarchical ports to the "outside". A hierarchical interface always consists of two hierarchy port symbols: Hierarchical port symbol on the hierarchical block for defining the hierarchical blocks inputs and outputs.

Hierarchical port symbol on the sheet of the hierarchical block for continuing the signals in the schematic.

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Block Settings

Optionally, the block connectors higher level assignment or its location can be used as the blocks device designation.

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Signal Cross-References
General Information
Sheet references can be generated from sheet to sheet within E.series. Special symbols are available for this. There are four different types of symbols contained in the Signal Reference folder in the Database Window Misc tab. For every "Source Symbol", there exists a corresponding "Destination Symbol. Together with the same signal, the cross-references will be generated from sheet to sheet.

SOURCE_* / DESTINATION_* (star) A source symbol can refer to several destination symbols. The corresponding signals/reference symbols will be "manually" defined under Sheet References in the context menu.

SOURCE_DIRECT / DESTINATION_DIRECT (Point-to-Point) For every source symbol, there is exactly one destination symbol. The destination will be "manually" assigned.

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SOURCE_AUTO / DESTINATION_AUTO (automatic) This is a special type of Point-to-Point Connection. Cross-references will be written and modified automatically, for example, when a sheet is inserted. This is used if the signal is looped. !! Prerequisite!! The signal may only lead away from the sheet one time.

SOURCE_*_AUTO / DESTINATION_*_AUTO (automatic) One source symbol can refer to several destination symbols. The corresponding signal and reference symbols will be entered automatically.

Signal Cross-Reference Settings


Main Menu: Tools Settings

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Handling Cables and Cores


Assigning Cable and Core Definitions (Dynamic Cables and Database Cables)
Main Menu: Insert Cable

Cables are treated like components, i.e. they can be loaded from the database window and inserted into the device tree using Insert Cable in the context menu.

The cable can be loaded from the Database Window into the device tree.

From there, the individual cores can be placed on connection lines using Drag & Drop or by dragging a placement line on the connection, or through the context menu Connect Cores from pin to pin (only possible in E.cable). !! When routing conductors/wires, a cross-section check is performed!! With the help of the Place Core Indicator pushbutton visible anywhere along the connect line. , the cores designation can be made

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Regarding Dynamic Cables: In contrast to database cables, a dynamic cables conductor numbers and names can be modified in a project. The conductors within a dynamic cable can be moved with drag & drop or from one to another (NOT in a database cable) Sorting conductors within a dynamic cable:

Add the shielding/twisted pair/bundle and then move the desired conductor into the shield using drag & drop.

Use when a cable / wire is to be copied.

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Special Functionality using Single Wires


Single wires are treated like components, i.e. they can be loaded using either the Insert Wire Group context menu in the database window or Insert Wire in the device tree, and from there, placed in the same manner as cores. !! When routing conductors/wires, a cross-section check is performed!!

With the Connect Wires command, a wire can be placed by clicking on a connection (corresponds with using Drag & Drop in the plan). By dragging an intersecting line (horizontal or vertical) across the connections, the respective wire type can be placed on all the connections.

Connect Wires Continuously functions in the same way as the Connect Wires command so long as the same wire type is being placed. It can be used on single connect lines or several using an intersecting line until the function is aborted. This mode remains active until Esc is pressed or the command is aborted in the context menu.

Furthermore, the Connect with wire command can be used in the database tree to generate a graphic connection with the selected wire in one step. This command is only active for wires of wire groups in the database tree.

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Regarding wires: Used wires are managed in the Device Tree. Like with a dynamic cable, these can be displayed with shielding, as twisted pairs or bundles. Sorting wires:

Add the shield/twisted pair/bundle and move desired wire using drag & drop into the shield.

the

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Settings for Editing Cables and Cores


Main Menu: Tools Settings

Defines which template symbol is used.

Display signal logic lines.

Display core logic lines.

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This option specifies the range for the core numbers in the subproject. If such a range is defined, only numbers from this range are automatically assigned. The user can manually assign any number.

Use when a cable / wire is to be copied.

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Attributes
General Information
Attributes are properties, which can be assigned to elements (projects, sheets, components, connect lines, pins, etc.).

Assigning / Deleting Attributes


Attributes can be assigned and manipulated in the respective elements device properties. Example: Device Attributes

Double-click to activate the attribute list. Attribute visible / invisible Right mouse button

Example: Connection Attributes

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Exporting and Importing Subcircuits


Exporting Subcircuits
Main Menu: File Export Drawing Description: Drawings (subcircuits; e.g. specific sheets) can be exported so that they can be imported into other projects.

Only the components (device tree list) will be exported. When importing, "only the component list will be imported. Only under these conditions are wires and cables exported. !!! Also valid when copying!!! Only under these conditions are wires and cables exported. !!! Also valid when copying!!!

Before exporting the marked objects will be grouped

Before exporting, a special "origin" can be defined:

The subcircuit will be positioned at this point later when importing.

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Importing Subcircuits
Main Menu: File Import Drawing Description: To read an exported E-drawing later

Settings for import subcircuits

Subcircuits can also be loaded from the database:

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Free Graphics and Text


Main Menu: Insert Graphic From the Graphic menu drop-down list, additional graphic elements can be inserted into a drawing:

Line Click on the starting point and while holding the left mouse button, draw a line.

Polygon Establish the starting point and direction changes. To close the polygon, double-click on the last points position. If the last point defined is identical to the first, then the polygon will be closed. The right mouse button displays a context menu, which contains the following commands: Abort (to abort the command), End (last point), Close (for closing the polygon) and Point (to insert a point and continue the command). An existing polygon can also be modified:

Rectangle Click on the starting point and while pressing the left mouse button, draw a rectangle. Circle Define the center and while pressing the left mouse button, define the radius. Curve Select the start point with click and release the left mouse button and than click the subsequent input points along the desired curve. To change the shape of a curve right-click on it to display the context menu and select the Edit points command, move or delete one of the points that create the curve Oval Define the first point and then by holding the left mouse button, establish its size. Arc Establish the arcs center and then its starting and endpoints (Radius). Arc (3 Point) Establish the arcs starting and endpoints and then its radius.

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Main Menu: Insert Text or the Hotkey 'T' E.series uses a language database, which can simultaneously display up to 5 predefined languages.

Within the Text Properties or when defining comment text, one can call up the Translation Table (with <F3>) and select the desired text.

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Textbox With a text box the maximum width and height of multi-line text can be dynamically displayed. The text box is displayed as a rectangle. A text line break follows automatically. Procedure: 1. Place the text 2. Select the placed text 3. Using the text handles the text is automatically converted into a text box.

With Reset text box in the Text properties dialogue, a text box could be removed.

Symbol is displayed, when text is selected The text can`t be moved

Ballooning All text, except for fixed symbol text, can be defined as ballooning text. This takes place in a project when inserting comment text or through the Text Properties. Display subsidiary lines to owner can also be used to indicate that lines should be drawn to the owner. These lines (with arrows) always display the shortest distance between the balloons border and the owner object.

E is Unicode-compatible. Because Unicode allocates a unique number for every character, E.series can be used with any language.

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Use Any Text as Hyperlink to Objects


To use any text as a hyperlink, the following objects can now be used: Internet: File: Document: Sheet: Symbol: Format: //www.cim-team.de Format:C:\Programme\CIM-Team\E3.series 2009\Quicktour_d.chm Format: Name of the file in the project structure Format: Possible to select all sheets in the project structure Format: Enter the symbol designation!

To create the hyperlink, proceed as follows: Select the desired text to be defined as the hyperlink in the plan Open the Text Properties using the context menu The following dialog appears, in which the type of hyperlink and corresponding target can be defined: Afterwards, the Open Hyperlink command is available in the context menu, to jump o the specified object

Setting: Conditions for an underlined display of hyperlinks

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Graphic and Text Settings


Main Menu: Tools Settings

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Generating Data
On-line Terminal Plan
Main Menu: Insert Terminal Plan

General Information
A terminal plan displays all of the terminal strips connections and pins. It is nothing more than another view of the circuit diagram. Therefore, all modifications to the terminal plan will be updated immediately in the circuit diagram and vice versa. It only has to be "activated" once for a terminal strip.

Calling Up Terminal and Cable Plans


Write only unique connections in the terminal plan. All connections to terminal pins with the same name are combined.

Outputs the wires used in the terminal plan. Display only userdefined signals. All connections of pin view symbols are also displayed.

Generate terminal plan with all devices (not terminal components).

These settings can be saved as project-specific in Settings Placement Terminal Plan. The settings defined here are valid for all terminal plans generated immediately thereafter. Already existing plans are not affected by these settings.

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Plan: Establishes the starting sheet name, the sheet format to use and the appropriate "Table Symbol", which contains the terminal number, external and internal destinations, and so on. Terminal Strip: selects the terminal strip to be edited. Sort by: determines the sorting criteria to be used for the terminal strips. None: no procedure; uses the sequence in the device tree Pin name: according to the terminal number Cable: Cables that are connected to the terminal strip will be sorted by their device designation. The terminals will then be sorted based on the order the cores appear in the cable description. Placement: The sheets will be sorted in ascending order first and then according to their terminals X/Y-coordinates. Different sorting options are available.

Jumper: The rows are arranged so that the jumpers will be clearly displayed in the plan. (Jumper blocks are displayed together.)

Jumper: Specifies the type of jumper Jumpers by Connections: Terminals, which are connected with one another, will be displayed as jumpers. Jumpers by Attributes: If this option is activated, a jumper is placed on the core in the terminal plan by using the attribute "Jumper for Terminals". No Jumpers: Jumpers not displayed. In line: All graphically connected terminal connect points are combined (also by equivalent pins) and the sequence bridged. Therefore, its possible that a pin -to-pin bridge can be displayed in the terminal plan even though this exact graphic connection doesnt exist. Example:

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Automatic Compression:

A table symbol can already be defined in the database for every terminal component type in the terminal plan. These can, however, also be assigned (changed) in the project through the Device Properties.

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Functions within Terminal and Cable Plans


General Modifications: Terminal numbers, signals, device designations of targets can be changed through the context menu "Properties", whereby the modifications will be written back to the circuit diagram online.

Moving Lines: Lines can be moved by pressing and holding the left mouse button on the line to be moved and then releasing at the desired position. The sequence will also be changed in the device tree.

Internal Allocation/External Connection: Whether a device appears in the external or internal column, it is independent of the HLA/Location of the affiliated device or the attribute External/Internal Connection (attribute .EXTERN/.INTERN) on the terminal connect points. If a pin is changed to external or internal in the terminal plan, the corresponding attribute on the pin will be written back to the circuit diagram. In the settings, this attribute can be made visible (switched on).

Unique pin numbers will be assigned.

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Reports SHEET / ASCII / EXCEL / ACCESS


Main Menu: Tools Reports Predefined lists, such as Table of Contents, Parts List, Connection List and Cable List, can be displayed in different formats (graphic sheet, Excel, ASCII ...).

Main Menu: Add-ons Through the integrated Visual Basic Programming Interface, additional user-defined reports as well as interfaces with other programs can be generated.

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Inserting OLE Objects


Main Menu: Insert New Object or through the context menu in the Project Window

OLE objects (Object Linked Embedded) can be inserted into an E project. These objects are stored in the External Documents folder in the Project Window.

Inserting Files
Using the Insert File command in the main menu or Insert File in the Sheet Tree context menu, any file (e.g. PDF files, Text files, etc.) can be embedded as an external document in E.series or simply inserted as a link to this file in the project with the Create as reference option.

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Exporting / Importing Data


Main Menu: File Export Main Menu: File Import

Description: These functions can be used in E.series to export drawings to other projects or to import them as graphics (and text) into other programs.

Exporting DXF / DWG Files Main Menu: File Export DXF/DWG


Description: To export drawings in DXF or DWG format

When several sheets are output, the file names are generated corresponding to the project structure. An assignment table is used to assign the layer names/colors from DXF/DWG files to defined levels/colors in E.series. The DXFExport.CFG assignment file in the installation directory is used for this (for formatting this file, see DXF Import).

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Exporting a Drawing in SVG Format Main Menu: File Export WebView


Description: To access drawings over the Internet, a plug-in is required, e.g. Netscape or Internet Explorer

Example:

Sheet Reference (Jump to)

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Exporting PDF Files Main Menu: File Export PDF


Description: To output a project in PDF format (which can be viewed with Acrobat Reader) Note: This is a licensed feature.

Example:

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Exporting CGM
Main Menu: File Export CGM Description: To output a project in CGM format (graphic format, vector graphic like PDF)

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Exporting Sheets as Image Files Main Menu: File Export Image


Description: To export a project or parts of a project as image files

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Export as DGN
Main Menu: File Export DGN Description: To output a project in DGN format (a special graphic format)

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Importing DXF / DWG Files Main Menu: File Import DXF/DWG Description: To import files in DXF/DWG format; scaling factor and position can be established in the sequence dialog.

Through the assignment table, its possible to assign the layer names/colors of the DXF/DWG files to levels/colors in E.series. The assignment file DXFImport.CFG is searched for in the installation directory. It has the following format: Note: Semicolons can be used as comment characters. If the [DefaultLevel] is not defined, then use 255. Sample File: [Layers] Level100=10 12=12 18=18 3=3 [DefaultLevel] 100 [Linetypes] CONTINUOUS=1 HIDDEN=3 DIVIDE=4 DASHDOT=3 VONLAYER=3 [Colors] 2=32

<Layer name from AUTOCAD>=<Level in E.series>

<Level, on which the others not defined above are placed>

<Line type from AUTOCAD>=<Line type in E.series>

<Color from AUTOCAD>=<Color in E.series>

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Importing Images
Main Menu: File Import Image Description: To import various image formats (*.bmp; *.jpg; etc.).

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Default Directories
Main Menu: Extras Settings

Default directories can be specified for project files, parameter files, subcircuits and for export/import interfaces.

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Print
Main Menu: File Print or Hotkey 'CTRL + P' Context Menu:

or

E3.series uses standard Windows printer drivers so that every available printer can be accessed.

Function Print

Symbol

Hotkey

Mouse

CTRL + P

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Displaying Cable Harnesses in E.series


Handling Connector Views
For documenting cables and cable harnesses, E.cable makes it possible for the user to create different views of the cable set. Therefore, the connectors must be defined in the database. The function Place New View can be accessed through the connectors context menu in the circuit diagram or device tree.

It can generate up to 99 connector views. The views are numbered. All defined connector views in database will be displayed in menu under the symbol name and can be previewed before being placed. A new view can also be generated for all the connectors in a cable set. The lowest possible view number be selected for all of the cable sets connectors. The Dialog Place New Connector View displays all of the connectors a cable set one after another. This function can be achieved through the cables context menu in the project windows component view. the the

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Note: All modifications to such views in the circuit diagram will be updated online and vice-versa (e.g. changing the device designation, assigning cores, modifying attributes, etc.).

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Component Views
Additional symbols for views can also be defined in the database for normal components. e.g. the single pin display of a device (Topology Plan): Prerequisite therefor: Symbol in the database, which can contain several pins on a pin node. (Node Properties... Represent more than one pin) In the DBE this symbol was inserted using Place as view and the pin assignment between the original and the view symbol already defined in the database.

There are two ways to generate views in projects: 1. Automatically To automatically generate a view in the project, the Automatic Generate option must be activated in the DBEs View Assignment dialog. This enables the defined view to be generated automatically in the device tree as unplaced once the component is transferred to the project. 2. Dynamically A view can also be generated dynamically. To do so, select the Place New Device View command in the device context menu:

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Cable and Core Properties


Every cable and core can be assigned properties. The properties are divided into both ends (End-1 and End-2) and the cable or core body (Cable / Core). These properties are assigned in the dialog Connection Properties in the Tab Cable/Core. The desired element is marked in the Preview Window, the position defined (End-1, Cable/Core, End-2) and the attribute to be assigned is selected from the attribute list.

Using Attribute Templates


An additional way of displaying attributes is to use them as display symbols. These symbols are defined in the component database with attribute text. After placing such a symbol, the desired attribute will be displayed in the text node. This is especially important for connection attributes. Connections, which involve attribute text and attributes, are defined in the text type table in the configuration database.

The attribute text symbol will be placed on the connection and the corresponding value displayed in the predefined location. The symbol can be moved or deleted.

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Special Settings when Working with Views

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Exercises
Exercise 1 Projects and Sheets
1. Start the E3.series module (E3.schematic)

2. Open and save new project Project name: TRAINING.E3S

3. Generate two new sheets Format DINA3 Names 1 2 Document type: Main Circuit 4. Enter sheet header text Main Circuit Name (1): Ventilator 1 (Sheet 1) Name (1): Ventilator 2 (Sheet 2) Name (2): Ventilation (both sheets)

5. Generate three additional sheets Format DINA3 Document type: Circuit Diagram 6.Enter sheet header text Circuit Diagram Description 1: Control unit Motor 1 (Sheet 1) Description 1: Control unit Motor 2 (Sheet 2) Description 1: Messages (Sheet 3)

7. Renumber sheets in the Circuit Diagram folder New sheet names: 100 102 8. Switch on Description 1 column

9. Save the project

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Exercise 2 Components and Symbols


1. Open training project TRAINING.E3S

2. Activate placement settings:

3.Label sheets with HLA and Location HLA: Location: =A1 +O1

4. Create Sheets 1, 100 and 102 using templates Device designations (if no others are given): HLA: =A1 +O1

Location:

5. Save the project

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Sheet 100

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Sheet 102

Exercise 3 Connections and Cabling

1. Open training project TRAINING.E3S

2. Generate connections on Sheets 1, 100, 102 3. Connect Motor M10 =A1 +F1 with Cable -W10=A1+F1 Cable type: OFX-100-4G2.5 5. Connect Main Contactor KM10=A1+O1 and Terminal Strip XT2=A1+O1 with "Single Wire Class "Wire Group Wire group H07V-K 2.5 mm wire: BK,BU,BN Use Connect with wire command in database window Insert default wire on existing connections between -F10 and Q10. Use default wire H07V-K-1.5-RD when connecting. Attribute texttemplate: CoreTypeAndCore_hori

6. Insert terminal jumpers in terminal strip Sheet 100 Terminal strip: XT3=A1+O1 Class "Terminal Jumpers Jumpers: 280-482

7. Insert fields on Sheet 102 Field-HLA: Field-Location: =A1 +T1

8. Switch off level 3 (Placement Grid)- Switch off all component names

9. Save project

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Exercise 4 Reports

1. Open training project TRAINING.E3S 2. Insert comment text Supply from the language database on Sheet 1

3. Insert terminal plan All terminal strips Jumpers by attributes

4. Create subcircuit on Sheet 100 Filename: Sheet100.e3p 5. Import subcircuit Sheet100.e3p from Sheet 101 Change higher level assignments for all devices: =A1 =A2

6.Save project

7. Generate Table of Contents

8. Output BOMs and Connection Lists in Excel format

9. Export the complete circuit diagram as a PDF file

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Exercise 5 Blocks and Connectors


1.Open training project TRAINING.E3S with E.cable

2.Create new sheets including sheet header text

HLA: Location:

=A1 +O1

3.Create sheets 200 and 201 according to template

4.Save and close project

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Exercise 6 Dynamic Cables, Cable Harnesses, Views

1. Open training project TRAINING.E3S with E.cable

2. Switch on signal and conductor logic lines

3. Connect block connector and free connector on sheets 200 and 201 with graphic connect lines

4. Generate and insert dynamic cable (=A1+O1 -W1 - -W5)

5. Add shield to cable =A1+O1-W3 and connect both ends

6. Generate sheets A and B -Place View #1 for all connectors (TABWIRE2 symbols) on Sheet A -Place master symbols on Sheet A - Place View #1 for all connectors (TABWIRE3 symbols) on Sheet B -Place master symbols on Sheet B

7. Output cable list and BOM in Excel

8. Save and close project

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