How can we have cross reference that show below the instrument in electrical solidworks
It looks like training would help quite a bit based on this project. Symbols need to be associated to the same component for a cross reference to appear. I've demonstrated how to fix this in your project in a video that can be found at: Dropbox - Cross References.mp4 . You'll see that, after this is resolved, the cross references symbols show up.
can you please elaborate?
i want to have cross reference in my project but i don't know how
for example i want to see that which contact be used there
The cross reference style is set by whatever the Project Configuration Default is (by going to Configuration for the project, and changing the cross reference default config). It can also can be changed on the fly (right click on the parent symbol, symbol properties, select Parent in-line, Parent-in table, or without to hide it all-together). Also, the format of the cross reference (colors, text size, symbol that goes with circuit types) can be modified to fit your preferences. The Cross Reference Configuration is viewed/edited by going to Project>Configurations(drop-down)>Cross Reference. From there you can edit either application level configs (available to everyone on collaborative server), or project level (only set that way in your project). Enjoy!
can you take a video and describe step by step then attach here please
Doesn't look like we can post a video here directly, hmmm.
how can you help me about this problem
Youtube.com gives results on lots of topics...for instance, typing in "cross reference solidworks electrical" gave me results similar to the video I just cooked up for you. Take a look and see if that helps. I'd also consider locating your nearest SOLIDWORKS support VAR (Value Added Reseller) and get into a class, it really helps clear up a lot of the background info to make you a powerful user.
Additionally I'd look at the Tutorials in SOLIDWORKS Electrical under the "Help" tab. Even if you don't need all of the options there, they still help you understand how everything works together.
I shared with you on Google Drive, look in your email account for the link.
i do according to your video but i can't achieve my goal
so i decide to share example of my template with you Because i think there is a problem
please check it and tell me what i do to solve it
i want to have cross reference for K1 and WIRING
It doesn't look like we have more than a single symbol for K1. Because of this, we wouldn't have a cross reference anywhere.
The screenshot below shows that there is a single symbol for this component:
We can also see that we don't have a part associated to the symbol:
However, if we add a part (by clicking Search... and selecting an appropriate part with circuits in it) and decide to represent the coil elsewhere, we can see that the cross references show up!
From here, we can toggle which of the symbols this actually shows up on by right-clicking a symbol > Symbol Properties... and changing the Cross References type (Without, Parent in table, Parent in line, Child, or Same Level).
If we want to customize further from here, we can, but that's a different topic.
I hope this helps!
can i send my project for you and you check that?
Sure! Just attach an archive of your project to this thread.
in this project i draw power and electric circuit and i want to show cross reference for instrument and wires like R,S,T,N,PE,=24VDC,-24VDC
i hope that you can help me to solve this problem
thanks for your help
this is my project
I think there is a disconnect in the understanding of what you mean by "cross reference". In SOLIDWORKS Electrical, a cross reference is when a component is referenced in a variation of places but referring to the same overall entity (a relay coil and it's contacts, a line diagram symbol and it's multi-wire counterpart, a connection label and it's line or schematic symbol etc.)
When you say "cross reference", what exactly are you hoping for in relation to the wires/terminals, can you attach a screenshot of how this has looked for you in the past, how you need it to look? I think "Cross reference" is a matter of wording in this case, so redefining the term is key to getting the right answer.
For example i have coil of relay and i use open and close contact in different page
if i get my project to another person he should understand that which contact was used there
so in every page cross reference must be shown for all components that we use their contact.
Now i want to see this cross reference to find them easily.
Sometimes you just need to get in and get your hands dirty. The explanations given are all accurate, if it is not something you can work through, contact your local support/reseller and get into a training class, it will all become very clear. If that's not a possibility, contact your local VAR and do a screen sharing support session to work through the hang-up. The software definitely handles exactly what you are looking for as I and others have demonstrated.
Thanks alot Dear Loretta
Hi Thanks for the discussion. It was very helpful! But still I have few quession based on same topic.
1) If I add push button with indicator light symbol on one page and indicator light symbol is on another page. I cross reference light and a button. My indicator light will be taged by the button (example: S1 button light will be named also S1). Can I costumize the tag that my cross referenced indicator ligth will stay with its original tag "H1" or better it will be taged "S1/H" or something. I can add it manualy but I would like that it come automaticaly. Can I do that?
1) Also the push-button symbol wont show the cross referenced contacts and indicator lights like contactor relays show its corss referenced contacts. Can I do that?
Glad it helps, hopefully these discussions save people alot of time and questions!
If the symbols are associated to the same component (S1), changing the component tag, to say H1 will change all symbols that are part of that component. So you changing the tag changes them all, to change that tag, go to the symbol or component properties and change the root.
To show the cross referenced symbol info (light/contact symbols), each symbol should have the cross reference attribute added to it. The cross reference will list next to the symbol the location of it's partner symbols then, but I'm not sure about listing the circuits like you're saying for the coil/contacts. If you want it to have the Parent/Child contact type of appearance, I'm not sure this is the intent of the feature, I'd have to see if you can list the contact/light circuits. I'll take a look.
OK, I just got this to work. Check out this video for a rundown.
Thanks for the hint! it was very awsome trick. Now I can costumize my schematic mutch better. Indicator symbol is still going to be named with letter "S" if I associate with the button. If I change the root manualy the association will be disconnected. But its okay. Maybe the letter S for the button indicator is okay.
I know this is nearly 2 years after this thread, but when I am trying to list the Parent/Child Relationship locations for a Coil/Contact it won't show the Coils, "child" (contactors) location next to it using the #CROSS_REF attribute on the symbols. The only thing that it will show is the Parents location on the child, but it won't show the child's location on the parent. Is there something I'm missing for the attribute tag or is this feature even obtainable?
I hope to hear from you or someone who may know more about the situation.
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