Pick a general component category from a generic icon menu (such as pilot lights). Once a component is selected, choose from the options available to insert the footprint.
Inserts a panel footprint you select from the icon menu.
You can insert smart footprint outlines of electrical components and devices onto layout drawings. You pick the insertion point and orientation for the footprint. Assign values on the footprint such as tag, catalog assignment, location, installation, descriptions, ratings, and miscellaneous values.
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.
This icon menu can be modified, expanded, or replaced with your own custom menu. You can change the default icon menu using the Library and Icon Menu Paths section of the. Use the Icon Menu Wizard to modify the menu easily. The default icon menu can also be redefined in "wd.env". Add entry "WD_MENU" for schematic icon menu and "WD_PMENU" for panel layout icon menu.
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 images corresponding to the menu or the submenu selected in the Menu section. 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. The list box follows the view options setting in the symbol preview window (icon, icon with text or list view) and 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.|
No edit dialog box
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 (example: without assigning a unique Component Tag). The untagged value that displays is the TAG1/TAG2 default value of 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 Panel Drawing Configuration 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 Panel Drawing Configuration 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 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: