Inserts a reference-only in-line wire label.
Labels can identify a special signal name or conductor color. Wire numbering and reporting ignore these reference-only labels.
The Insert Component dialog displays with a selection of predefined in-line markers and user-defined markers.
This icon menu can be modified, expanded, or replaced with a custom menu. You can change the default icon menu using the Library and Icon Menu Paths section of the wd.env. Add entry "WD_MENU" for schematic icon menu and "WD_PMENU" for panel layout icon menu.. Use the Icon Menu Wizard to modify the menu. The default icon menu can also be redefined in
This dialog box is also accessed when inserting Pneumatic, Hydraulic, or P&ID components; in-line wire labels; stand-alone cross-reference symbols; cable markers; and saved circuits.
Select an icon picture or the component type from the Menu tree structure. The main menu in the tree structure is displayed as the menu heading just above the menu tree structure.
The tree structure is created by reading the icon menu file (.dat). The tree structure is based on the arrangement order of submenus defined in the .dat file.
Symbol Preview window
Displays the symbol and submenu icons corresponding to the menu or the submenu selected in the Menu tree structure. Clicking on the icon performs one of the following functions based on the icon properties as defined by the .dat file:
Displays the last components inserted during the current editing session; the most recently used icon displays in the top. This list follows the view options setting in the symbol preview window (icon only, icon with text or list view). The total number of icons displayed depends on the value specified in the Display edit box.
|Specifies the number of icons to display in the Recently Used list box. Enter integer numbers only; the default value is 10.|
Inserts the icon using a vertical or horizontal orientation. This value is opposite the default ladder rung orientation for the drawing.
No edit dialog
Turns off the Insert/Edit Component dialog box when inserting symbols onto the drawing. To add component detail later, click the Edit Component tool, and select the component to edit.
Inserts the component, untagged (that is, without assigning a unique Component Tag). The untagged value that displays is the TAG1/TAG2 default value for the component. To add component detail later, click the Edit Component tool, and select the component to edit.
Always display previously used menu
Indicates to display the previously used menu each time you open the Insert Component dialog box. For example, if you insert a push button from the Push Buttons menu, the next time you open the Insert Component dialog box the Push Button menu displays by default.
Specifies the component block insertion scale. This defaults to the value set in the Drawing Properties Drawing Format dialog box. Once set, this value is remembered until reset or until the drawing editing session ends.
Specifies the footprint insertion scale. This defaults to the value set in the Drawing Properties Drawing Format dialog box. Once set, this value is remembered until reset or until the drawing editing session ends.
Manually type in the component block to insert.
Browses to and selects the component to insert.
Options for the Menu tree structure view
Right-click on the main menu or submenu in the Menu tree structure view to display the following options:
Options for the Symbol Preview window
Right-click an icon or in empty space in the Symbol Preview window to display the following options:
The Menu tree structure displays the symbols for the selected component type (pneumatic, hydraulic, or P&ID). The Insert Pneumatic Component, Insert Hydraulic Component, and Insert P&ID Component tools are accessed from the Schematic tab Insert Components panel on the ribbon or the Extra Library toolbar.