Through the use of footprints on the library part for the device, you can define harness connector footprints, such that a number of connectors are attached to the device.
Once that is done, then you can right click on the device in VeSys 2.0 Design and Generate Harness Connectors and they will be instantiated as defined on the part.
understand in harness, but how do you do it to a device that will be used in Vesys design?
The part number I was referring to, is the device part number (hence can only be used in VeSys 2.0 Design). The process can be described as follows:
1. Create a part number for the device
2. Create part numbers for the connectors to go on the device
3. On the Footprints tab of the device part number, create a footprint and add the connector part numbers to it, such that the connectors defined are as per required to appear on the diagram (mapped to the right device pins).
4. Add a device form Library to the diagram in VeSys 2.0 Design, and use the part number defined in step 1.
5. RMB on the device, and choose Generate Harness Connectors.
You should then see multiple connectors appear on the device automatically.
How do we get the device to show which connector the wire is connected too?
For example, we have a controller that has two connectors for it.
Both are 55 way connectors.
One is "Side 1" the other is "Side 2"
We need the symbol when inserted in to design to that the wire is connected to "Side 1 PIN2" rather than just "PIN2"
When you define your "Device Connector" in VeSys 2.0 Components, these will appear in the design as "Side1" or "Side2", along with the cavity names.
If its a large component that has say 10 connectors, a total of 208 pins, how would that be handled in components? Each connector has a different refrence but cavity numbers the same i.e BC1 pins 1 - 40, BC2 pins 1 - 40 BC3 pins 1 - 40 etc.
This is allowed, if you have defined your PCB in VeSys 2.0 Components then the internal connector names would be unique (J1, J2, J3 etc) however the pin names will be unique to the connectors (J1:pin1..pin10, J2:pin1..pin10, J3:pin1..pin10).
In components, what is the correct way to add all the connector refrences, pin outs etc to the PCB?
I have done that, added 10 or so connectors and mapped the pins in components etc.
What do I name the pin in the diagram? I have one connector on the device known as "CR3". If I enter the pin as "CR3 3" as pin of CR3, design just ask to change it to "13" when I update the part.