1 Reply Latest reply on May 17, 2008 12:42 PM by Joel_Pointon

    using layers with simulation



      Some designers need to create complex custom components with custom graphics shown on the drawing, but they still want to operate the internal switches and relays for simulation - layers can help . . .


      • Create a layer called "internals", or whatever

      • Create your custom component with all the necessary internal components and wiring - switches, relays, loads, logic links, pcb links and so on.

      • Assign each of the internal items to the "internals" layer

      • Switch off the Outline box and create the graphics needed for the printed drawing

      • Purge and save it as a block

      • Repeat this process for the other custom components.


      When you use these custom components in a wiring design you will now be able to toggle the display of the internal components in every custom component by simply toggling the "internals" layer in the Layers popup



        • 1. Re: using layers with simulation


          This use of layers for simulation could also be used if you want to create custom graphics for a particular component type, for example you have your own Motor graphics.  Rather tahn use the built-in VeSys graphic you can create your custom graphic on a different layer and switch off the VeSys Graphic by editing the component and selecting Hide Component Symbol from the Display Properties tab.



          You will then be able to swap between displaying your custom graphics (for general daily use and printing) and the VeSys Graphics (for use with simulation).



          Note:  To globally Unhide the VeSys Graphics go to Design Tools -> Design Options -> Components tab and select Show All Hidden Components.