5 Replies Latest reply on Oct 4, 2013 10:25 AM by andy_cooper

    Rectangle on connector node

    brian.schubert

      What is the rectangle on the node for the connector in the attached image?

       

       

      Rectangle on Connector.JPG

       

       

       

      Selecting the rectangle also selects the connector. 

      Is there a way to remove the rectangle without also deleting the connector?

        • 1. Re: Rectangle on connector node
          andy_cooper

          Hi Brian,

          That box pops up when you are authoring a multi-entry connector and you are routing a bundle to an existing connector node, allowing you to snap the extra bundle on and allow you add different routes to each.

           

          multi-entry box.png

          In your screen-shot it looks like a connector node has been dropped mid bundle, which is not actually supported so I'm not sure how you got the design in to that condition or what you were trying to achieve.

          Can you please elaborate some more regarding your objectives here?

          Thanks,

                          Andy

          • 2. Re: Rectangle on connector node
            brian.schubert

            Hello Andy,

             

            In this particular case we have a fuse holder inline with a wire going to a ring terminal.

            It is necessary to show a wire coming in to one side of the connector and out the other.

             

            Is it possible to hide the rectangle that pops up?

             

             

            Regards,

            Brian

            • 3. Re: Rectangle on connector node
              MalcolmB

              Hi Andy,

               

              Sorry for the thread hijack. I've actually tried doing this in a job I'm working on. For some reason though, it will not generate a length for the wires within the new branch. Do I need to put something into the cells within the "route" table?

               

              Cheers,

              • 4. Re: Rectangle on connector node
                andy_cooper

                Hi Brian,

                I'm afraid the multi-entry connector 'snap box' cannot be hidden.

                You can change its size (maybe make it smaller) via  Connector/Shape parameters in Styling....but it needs to be there to enable the multi-entry functionality to work.

                 

                Connector Shape settings.png

                 

                The images below show alternate ways of modelling spliced-in devices but you could employ a similar approach (without the splices) by having a single entry bundle routing to the dummy connector that holds the device...

                 

                Diode method 1.pngDiode method 2.png

                 

                Regards,

                             Andy

                • 5. Re: Rectangle on connector node
                  andy_cooper

                  Please review this How-to video for dressed/multi-entry connectors...