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Symbol on the Fly

Lets the user create a box-shaped symbol in the drawing rather than selecting an existing symbol from a catalog.

Accessed from:

  • 2D Design Ribbon > Components Group
  • Panel Design Ribbon > Components Group

Like other symbols, these on-the-fly symbols are assigned a device ID and have connection points.

To draw a symbol, select the Symbol on the Fly option and select opposite corners for the symbol box in the drawing when prompted. The Device Properties dialog displays prompting you to enter a device tag for the symbol.

Note: The device tag is entered in the same way as for a symbol. If desired, you can also assign a part number to the symbol.
Note: The default position for the device ID is just above the symbol. It can be moved by right-clicking on the ID and selecting Text Position from the menu.

To add connection points to the symbol, select the Insert Connection Point option from the Design > Components task palette and select the connection point on the box and the position for connection point text when prompted. The Modify Connection Point Text dialog will appear:

Visible Text Enter any connection point designations that you wish to appear beside the connection point.
Hidden Text If you want hidden text to be associated with the connection point, enter it here.

After you enter the Connection Point in the desired field, click OK to save the information. Enter additional connection points as required to complete the symbol creation process.

Important: To delete the connection point of an on-the-fly symbol, you must select the Delete Connection Point function then click directly on the connection point you wish to delete.