Defining Available Terminals for Wiring
If you do not show certain terminals in your schematics that are actually a part of the circuit you must declare those terminals in the wiring rule file and create a rule for them. You must create the terminal layout symbols that include the attribute SDWReservedTerminal with an assigned value of SDW . Only terminals with SDW assigned to this attribute will be assigned automatically by the Shortest Distance program. Then, in the wiring rule file you must create a section under your rule set where you declare your terminals. For example:
<TerminalDesignation terminal="L" enclosure="LEFTPANEL" />
<TerminalDesignation terminal="R" enclosure="RIGHTPANEL" />
<TerminalDesignation terminal="T" enclosure="TOP" />
You begin the section with the <TerminalDesignations> heading and end it with </TerminalDesignations>.
Optional Commands for Plugs
<TerminalDesignation terminal="LEFT_P" enclosure="LEFT" maxConnection="1" />
<TerminalDesignation terminal="H_P" enclosure="HORIZONTAL_HARNESS" maxConnection="1" match="DeviceID:P=^P.*"/>
Here, P is the group name which matches any plug where the device ID begins with the letter P. One possible use for this would be to ensure that two plugs always connect male to female based on device ID.