Is there a way to associate cable cores without them being connected to any connection point?
Tyler, I imagine you're asking about mutli-line schematics, and the issue here is that until a 'line'/wire style segment is connected on both sides, it's not a wire. It's just a segment of wire style drawn on a page.
Because it's not a wire, it can't have wire properties, like a wire tag, wire signal - or cable core association.
If you're trying to draw something like a cable pigtail, where it's intended to not be connected on one end, you'll want to make a symbol for a 'pigtail end', 'blunt cut' whatever you call that unterminated end. Working with automotive and aerospace harnessing I often run into this, where I'm creating a manufacturing document for something that includes unterminated wire ends, and I made a little symbol that looks like a stripped piece of wire - that symbol will contain a circuit an terminal, but no attributes, and then when placed on an endpoint of a wire segment, it'll make that segment a wire that can be associated.
Agreed. I sometimes throw in a 'blackbox' if I need several wires to have connections for association. The blackbox lets you name each terminal as you see fit, and doesn't add a part so your BOM stays true.
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