Engineering Design Considerations Messages
OpenUtilities Substation may display an Engineering Design Consideration dialog as you work. These dialogs call attention to conditions in your project that may cause errors or other undesirable results. You then have an opportunity to take an appropriate action.
This section lists (alphabetically) the various Engineering Design Consideration messages that you may see.
- All instances of this
symbol in the selected family have already been used in this project. Please
select from the following choices:
You are attempting to assign this symbol to a family where all the available positions have been filled. Your choices are:
- Are you sure you want
to assign a wire number to a cable?
You are attempting to assign a wire number to the conductor of a cable. Select Yes if you want to do this. Select No to cancel the wire number assignment.
- Cannot create macro
from a read only page.
You are attempting to create a macro on a page that is set for read only. You must make the page writable before you can create a macro on this page.
- Device family of the
part number does not match the family you assigned.
The selected part number is associated with a family. You are attempting to assign it to a symbol that is associated with a different family.
- Device ID _____
already exists on page _____ line _____. Do you want to duplicate it?
Using the same device ID for two different symbols could be a mistake. Select Yes if you wish to use the same device ID again for the current symbol. Select No if you wish to use a different device ID.
- Do you want to
automatically exchange the symbols in the original family with the ones in the
Select Yes if you wish the software to transfer the symbols in the current family to positions in the new family. Select No if you wish to manually select where the symbols should go in the new family using the Exchange Family dialog.
- Do you want to delete
all occurrences of this wire number throughout the project?
The selected wire number exists elsewhere in the project, for example through a wirelink connection.
- Do you want to update
all related symbols that share this Device ID?
There are other symbols with this device ID. Select Yes if you wish to make the same change to all of them. Select No if you only wish to apply the change to the symbol you selected.
- If you change this
setting, all branches of wire on this potential will be changed to the same
wire properties. Are you sure you want to do this?
The wire has more branches than the one selected. Select Yes to assign this property to all branches of the wire. Select No to cancel the property change.
- "_____" is
This layer is required by the software.
- Layer "_____"
contains wires. Deleting this layer will cause these wires to be moved to a
general layer. Are you sure you wish to do this?
If you delete this layer the wires it contains will be moved to a different layer. Select Yes to delete the layer. Select No to cancel the deletion.
- Note: "_____" could
not be exchanged to the new family. It will remain in the original family.
The software could not automatically find a position for the specified symbol in the new family.
- Part Number _____
does not exist in parts database.
You cannot navigate to a part number that is not in the parts database.
- Please be aware that
you are trying to connect a drawing line to a wire.
Drawings can have two types of lines: wires and drawing lines. Drawing lines are simple graphic lines with no logical properties. Wires allow the software to recognize the connections between symbols and perform other functions such as automatic wire numbering. Use the functions in the Wiring menu to create wires.
- Some Wire Link IDs
may need to be renamed since you have now changed the potential over a terminal
setting. The connection information needs to be rebuilt. This could take a few
Changing the potential over terminal setting can affect wire link IDs, requiring project connection information to be rebuilt.
- Terminal number
already exists. Please specify a different terminal number.
The terminal you entered already exists. You cannot define a duplicate terminal number in the Wiring Manager.
- Terminal number _____
already exists on page _____, line _____. Do you want to duplicate the terminal
The terminal you are placing has already been assigned to another terminal. Select Yes to duplicate the terminal number on the terminal you are currently placing. Select No to cancel assigning this terminal number.
- Terminal number _____
already exists on page _____, line _____. You cannot include duplicate terminal
numbers in a family.
The terminal you are placing belongs to a family. The terminal number you are assigning has already been used on the indicated page.
- Terminals with the
same device ID were found vertically. Do you wish to update them all?
Select Yes if you wish to apply this change to all terminals with the same device ID. Select No if you only wish to affect the selected terminal(s).
- The command cannot
apply to all selected symbols.
You are attempting to perform a function that is not appropriate for one or more of the symbols that you selected.
- The family you have
selected does not match the assigned part number. Are you sure you want to do
The symbol has a part number assigned which already has a family assigned to it. You are trying to assign a different family for the part number.
The message also has the option to "Match CP Text When Reassigning Roles" meaning you can keep the same Connection Point text after exchanging the symbols.
Click Yes you will be prompted with the message "Do you want to automatically exchange the symbols in the original family". This message is listed above. Click No and the family assignment will not be changed.
- The length you have
entered exceeds the maximum length defined for this part number.
The parts database record for this part includes a (maximum) length value. You have entered a value that exceeds this length. Enter a shorter length or select a part number with a greater maximum length.
- The part number you
have selected does not match the existing family. Are you sure you want to do
The parts database data for this part number indicates that it is associated with a different device family than the family currently assigned to the selected symbol. Select Yes to assign the part anyway. Select No to cancel the part number assignment.
- The software is
attempting to mend two wires together that have different wire properties. You
can choose to leave a gap between the wires or mend the wires together. If you
choose to mend the wires you must select which set of wire properties you want
the new wire to have.
A device has been removed that separated two wires with different wire numbers or other properties. You can choose to leave a gap between the wires or mend them together. If you choose to mend them together, select the wire whose properties you wish to keep on the new, combined wire.
- The symbol you are
trying to place is not compatible with the _____ drawing mode that you are
currently in. You must switch into the correct mode before placing this symbol
or place a different symbol that matches this drawing mode.
The software is placed in different drawing modes to create different types of drawings.
- The wire number(s) in
the macro you are placing has already been used in the project. Please choose
from the following options:
The wires in the macro you are placing have wire numbers assigned that are already used elsewhere in your project. You can choose to have the software automatically assign new wire numbers to the macro or simply delete the wire numbers from the macro.
- There is already a
symbol at position (_____).
The function you are using will place a symbol where another already exists. Only one symbol can occupy a given position in the drawing.
- There is already a
symbol at this position; you cannot insert another symbol here.
Only one symbol can occupy a given position in the drawing.
- There is no active
project to perform navigation.
No project is currently active. Open a page in the project where you wish to navigate to make that project active.
- This command is
protected by command protection. You do not have permission to use this
The command protection mode allows functions to be restricted. Users are categorized into a number of levels or "roles." A different combination of functions is allowed or not allowed for each role. Your current role does not allow the selected function.
- This device ID
already has another part number assigned to it. Please choose from the
This message occurs when you have two symbols with different device IDs and different part numbers assigned and then you change one device ID so that the two symbols now have the same ID. You now have two part numbers associated with the same ID. Your choices are:
- Select the Replace button to replace the part number originally assigned to the device ID with the new one.
- Select the Append button to append the new part number to the device along with the original part number.
- Select the Discard button to discard the new part number and keep the original part number.
- This part number
specifies a symbol name that does not match the symbol already used in the
project. Are you sure you want to append this part number to this device
The selected part number is associated in the parts database with a different symbol than the one to which you are currently assigning it.
- This symbol does not
belong to the selected family. Please select from the following choices:
You are attempting to assign a symbol to a family when that symbol is not included in the family's definition. Your choices are:
- Unable to update the
existing family definition in this project because the new family definition
does not contain the currently used symbol. You must change the family or the
symbol to correct the problem.
This message can occur when you edit a family definition that is currently used in the project and remove a symbol from the family definition that is currently used in the project with that family.
- Wire number _____
already exists on page _____, line _____. Please select a different wire
Duplicate wire numbers are not allowed. Enter a different wire number that is not already in use.
- Wire number _____
already exists on page _____, line _____. The wire number you are pasting will
be deleted to resolve the problem.
Duplicate wire numbers are not allowed. This wire number will be deleted from the content you are pasting. You can assign a new wire number to the copied wire.
- You are trying to
connect wires that have different wire layers. Please select which wire layer
you wish to use for these wires.
You are connecting wires that exist on different wire layers. Choose which layer you wish the wires to use.
- You cannot assign a
part number that calls out a different family.
The part number you are attempting to assign is associated with a different device family than the family to which the selected symbol belongs.
- You cannot assign a
wire number to a wire that is not connected at both ends.
One end of the wire is not connected to anything. Connect it to a device or to another wire.
- You cannot assign a
wire number to a wire that is not connected to a device.
The selected wire is not connect to any devices. Place devices on the wire first or connect it to existing devices in the drawing.
- You cannot insert
balloon along with a symbol until part number is specified.
Select a part number for this symbol before you assign a balloon.
- You cannot specify
part number which calls out family without definition of symbol "_____".
The selected part number is associated with a family. You are attempting to assign it to a symbol that is not included in this family definition.
- You have changed a
part number that was related to one or more symbols that have already been
placed in the project. Please indicate whether or not you wish to maintain the
link between these symbols for each drawing mode shown below.
A symbol in one drawing mode (such as schematic mode) can be related to a symbol in another drawing mode (such as panel layout) because they have the same device ID (i.e., they represent the same device). If you change the part number assigned to the device ID in one drawing mode, the software will prompt you with this dialog to ask if you wish the symbols in the other drawing modes to receive the new part number assignment also. For each drawing mode, select in the Link column whether you wish to Maintain or Unlink the relation between the symbols. Where you select Maintain, that mode will receive the new part assignment. Where you select Unlink, that mode will not receive the new part assignment, in which case a ? will be appended to the device ID in that mode.
- You have drawn a wire
in a diagonal direction. The software will not break this wire if you place a
symbol on this diagonal wire segment and it will not recognize it as a valid
In order for a symbol to connect properly to a wire, the wire segment must be horizontal or vertical.
- You have no database
connection, please go to the setup dialog and configure the project database
Your software does not specify a database type. Use the Setup function and make settings in the Project Database area.
- Do you want to