2 Replies Latest reply on May 24, 2014 7:13 AM by Nuri

    Unplugging / Unmating Connectors

    eric.krugman

      Hi all

       

      I created a connector with mating plug and recepticle parts

       

      When I create the plug in the design, it automatically creates the mating end, which is really nice.

       

      However can I over ride this, or "unplug" the connectors without breaking association with its mating end for future drawings? Reason being, I want to draw the recepticle on one page, and the plug on another page.

       

       

       

       

       

      I essentially want to avoid this:

       

      unplug.png

       

      and do this: (fudged in ms-paint)

      unplug2.png

        • 1. Re: Unplugging / Unmating Connectors
          eric.krugman

          This is actually a pretty embarasing question because I figured it out shortly after posting.

           

          I've been using inlines and using the design tree so much I totally forgot you can just click the plug or recepticle option from the top and draw the individual symbols, then assign the correct part number to each. A pretty good brain-fart.

           

          UNPLUG3.png

          You can tell how much I used that option with the styling turning out like that...

           

           

          But to slightly redeem myself, is there a way to seperate an inline after you already created one?

          • 2. Re: Unplugging / Unmating Connectors
            Nuri

            Unfortunately, there isn't any way to split an inline but I think that would be a good idea, since lots of customers want to place the plug/receptacle on different diagrams but actually maintain the "connectivity" (used by analysis).  Drawing a separate plug and receptacle doesn't give you the connectivity unless they appear mated elsewhere in the design.

             

            Thanks,

            Nuri