Promis.e Help

Run Graphical Plan

The Run Graphical Plan dialog lets the user automatically create drawing pages showing a representation of selected terminal strips.

Accessed from:

  • Output Ribbon > Grapical Plan Group

Open a page in the desired project. This page must be set to the Graphical Plan drawing mode.

Create Graphical Plan
  • Automatically: Select this option if you wish the software to place strips on a page. If you create the graphical plans automatically you can select the Allow Multiple Strips Per Page check box to allow multiple strips on a single page if they fit.
  • By Selection: Select this option if you wish to select a position for the terminal strip on the page that is currently open.
Graphical Plan Orientation Settings
  • Rotate Symbols: In this field you can enter a rotation value so that the terminal strip or other symbol will run either vertically or horizontally.
  • Multiple Columns: Select this check box if you wish the software to place more than one terminal strip on a page in side-by-side columns. The software will only do this if there is sufficient room on the page. Use the Gap Width field to set the space between columns.
Cable Heading Options
  • Show Cable Conductor: Select this option you want a cable connection to be indicated by the conductor color.
  • Show Symbol: Select this option if you want a cable connection to be indicated by a symbol such as an X. The symbol CROSS is included in the catalog for this purpose.
Jumper Options Use the Jumper Symbol field to select a symbol that will represent a jumper connection in the graphical plan. The symbol JUMPER is included in the symbol catalog for this purpose.
Page Margins In this part of the dialog you can define margins for the graphical plan page.
Default Row Height You can enter a default height value for table rows.
Select Strip(s) Select the strips that you wish to include in the graphical plan in the Select Strip(s) area of the dialog. In the Graphical Plan Template column you can select the template to use for the selected strip.
Note: The first row of the grid is an auto-filter row which makes it easier to find specific terminal strips in the list.
Terminal Manager Click to display the Terminal/Pin-Plug Manager.
Suppress Target Connection Point Select this check box if you wish to omit the connection point from the from/to target information in the graphical plan.
Place Strip(s) When you click the Place Strips button, one of two scenarios happen:
  • If you selected the Automatic method of generating the graphical plan, the New Page dialog will appear. Enter a drawing set, installation, location and page number for the first page that will be created for the graphical plan. If additional pages are required they will follow the first page. You can also select a title block, page format and make other settings for these pages.

    Select OK in the New Page dialog to generate the graphical plan. You can view the plan by opening the pages that are created.

  • If you selected the By Selection method of generating the graphical plan you will not see the New Page dialog. You will go to the currently open page and will be prompted on the command line to select an insertion point.

    Select a point on the page that will be the upper left corner of the graphical plan for the strip. The strip will be placed on the page and the software will return to the Run Graphical Plan dialog, allowing you to select the next strip.

When you return to the Run Graphical Plan dialog, strips and terminals that have been placed in a drawing are marked with a red X mark.

If terminals are marked with an exclamation point ( ! ), it indicates that no part number has been assigned to the terminal symbol. You can click inside the Part Number field to get a Browse button that will take you to the Part Number Assignment dialog. A part number (with wiring diagram symbol) is required to ensure proper generation of the graphical plan.