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A common requests I receive, when it comes to wire numbering, is to have the wire numbers connected to a PLC named with the PLC Channel mark, terminal or address. Initially, I believed this could be handled with traditional formulas as I might with wire marks displaying the component origin/destination (another common request).
This article describes one method to insert a multi-pin connector in SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematics. The first step is to create the connector in either the component tree or by placing a connector pin symbol on a scheme page in your project. This set of images shows how to insert a component through the Component tree.
This article shows you how to define a connector that only displays specific pins in SOLIDWORKS Electrical. After creating and inserting a multi-pin connector (in this example, four pins of a 10 pin connector are displayed), edit the component properties. Select the Manufacturer part and circuits tab.
When editing a symbol in SOLIDWORKS Electrical, you can choose to display one or more of the following attributes that will pull properties from the symbol, component, or part. In the second section of this article, you'll see some examples of different symbols with attributes displayed.