In a nailboard drawing you can rearrange segments and all types of individual wires, including cable wires, to position them for ease in annotating and viewing in the drawing.
You can arrange individual wires and segments manually by dragging them. You can also arrange multiple wire stubs automatically using the Fan In and Fan Out commands.
When the wires and segments are moved, the properties associated to them also move, keeping their original offset and relative position. When wire stubs are fanned in, any associated wire or pin properties, including dimensions, are hidden. Part properties remain visible.
Before rearranging a segment, you must first place a pivot point on the end that is to remain stationary. Wires can be arranged without placing a pivot point.
Wires can also be arranged automatically using the Fan In and Fan Out commands, but segments can not.
Fan in and fan out state for new nailboards is set using the Harness Settings or Nailboard View dialog boxes.
Once the nailboard is created and the harness is placed, you can change the fan state using the Fan In, Fan Out commands on the Nailboard tab or right-click to use the context menu.
Fanned out wire stubs are always displayed using the current wire display setting. Once the nailboard is created, you can change the sorting direction and angle using , or right-click and use the context menu.
You can set the fan in settings on the Nailboard tab of the Harness Settings dialog box or the Nailboard View dialog box when a nailboard drawing is created. Once a nailboard drawing is created, the only way to change the fan in display is through the Display tab on the Nailboard Settings dialog box. There are two options for displaying wire and cable wire stubs that are fanned in:
By default, wires that are fanned out are equally distributed about the endpoint of the segment from which they emerge. They are sorted in a clockwise direction based on the pin name property to an angle of 90 degrees.
An imaginary line extends from the segment through which the wires are routed, and the wires are distributed about that line at the specified angle.
The angle is the total angle to distribute the wire stubs. The angle between stubs is calculated based on the number of stubs and the total angle specified.
If the wire stubs attach to more than one connector, the fan out is grouped according to those connectors. Additional space is placed between each group.
By default, when wire stubs are fanned in, they are placed on top of each other and are centered about the imaginary line that extends from the segment. If the wire stubs attach to multiple connectors, the fan in is grouped and space is placed between each group.
If wire stubs are fanned out and wires are added or removed from the harness, the fan out angle is recalculated using the original angle and the changed number of wire stubs. Any associated property text boxes update to the new position.
If wire stubs are fanned in and wires are added or removed, the wires remain in the current display state.
You can arrange individual wires, ribbon cables, and segments manually by dragging them. You can also arrange multiple wire stubs automatically using the Fan In and Fan Out commands.
Use the Pivot command to fix segment points, and then drag the selected segment relative to that fixed point. The workpoints at the segment ends are displayed as hole center symbols.
A wire stub rotates about the end of the segment from which it emerges. An unrouted wire rotates about its unselected end.
A ribbon cable rotates about the selected start point or endpoint of the ribbon cable.
By default, wires arein new nailboard drawings. When in a fanned out state, the wires are distributed uniformly about the endpoint of the segment in a clockwise or counter clockwise direction, and to an angle of 90 degrees.
When wire stubs are fanned in, you can use Fan Out to change the fan state, angle, and sorting direction on wires stubs emerging from one or more selected segments.
By default, wires that areuse the color and diameter of the segment from which they emerge and the length of the longest wire. Only the endpoint or work points on the longest wire are displayed. Any harness properties attached to the wires are hidden. Properties are redisplayed when Fan Out is selected.
To change the fan in display behavior, use the Nailboard tab in the Harness Settings dialog box.
If labels assigned to wire or cable wire pins or segment work points are set to show in a nailboard, they are displayed as text boxes centered on the associated pin or point. Once a label is moved, it is displayed with a leader line to the work point.
In a nailboard drawing, you can move the entire harness to position it for ease in annotating and viewing in the drawing. When the harness moves, the properties associated to the harness also move, keeping their original offset and relative position.
You can move the harness in both the drawing view and drawing sketch. If more than one harness object exists in the drawing, they can be moved independently while editing the nailboard sketch.
Equally distributes wire stubs about the endpoint of a segment using the specified angle and sorting direction.
Open a nailboard drawing, edit the sketch that contains the harness, and then select a wire or segment endpoint of a fanned in wire. You can also right-click and select Fan Out on the context menu.
Clockwise arranges the wires so that pin names increase in the clockwise direction.
Counter clockwise arranges the wires so that pin names increase in the counter clockwise direction.
Specifies the total angle to distribute all wires. The angle between wire stubs is calculated based on the number of wire stubs and the angle entered.