Electrical Design Software | Elecdes Design Suite by Scada Systems Ltd

Instrument Catalog Structure ( CATLxx.DBF )

FieldnameDefault widthDescription
BLOCK / CLASS 10

Always contains "INST".

BLOCK3D 25

The name of an optional 3D block used in Paneldes to provide a detailed representation of the physical device.

MFG 5

Manufacturer's code

CATNO 50

Part number

CATDESC 59

Text description of the component.

TYPE 10

Instrument type code or function.

LONGDESC 55

Description of instrument function.

PRICE 10

Price per unit.

HEIGHT 10

Parametric height for components with a rectangular cross-section.

e.g. 230mm

Used by Paneldes to construct the physical model.

WIDTH 10

Parametric width for components with a rectangular cross-section.

e.g. 100mm

Used by Paneldes to construct the physical model.

DEPTH 10

Parametric depth or length for components with a rectangular or circular cross-section. e.g. 230mm

Used by Paneldes to construct the physical model.

RADIUS 10

Parametric radius for components with a circular cross-section.

e.g. 150mm

Used by Paneldes to construct the physical model.

PROTRUDE 10

Parametric protrusion of the front of the component through a mounting plate. e.g. 20mm.

Used by Paneldes to construct the physical model.

ZONECLASS 10

Area or zone classification. User defined for warnings and assistance for instrument catalogs.

USER 55

Any additional user-defined data.

T1, T2, T3... 5

Names or numbers of terminals that are created for the instrument when the instrument is created in Instrument Manager or Cable Scheduler.

These terminal numbers are not used when inserting Elecdes instrument symbols.

TERMGRP 64

Terminal groups that are created for the instrument when the instrument is created in Instrument Manager or Cable Scheduler.

The format is a group name followed by the terminals in that group enclosed in brackets, repeated for each group.

e.g. I1(1,2,3)O1(4,5,6)I2(11)O2(12) creates four groups:

  • I1 with the terminals named 1, 2 and 3;

  • O1 with the terminals named 4, 5 and 6;

  • I2 with the terminal named 11;

  • and O2 with the terminal named 12.

If this field is blank or missing then default terminal groups will be created based on the number of terminals and terminal columns.

CABLEMFG 5

Manufacturer's code manufacturer for a cable that should be created and connected to the instrument when the instrument is created in Instrument Manager.

CABLECATNO 50

Part number for a cable that should be created and connected to the instrument when the instrument is created in Instrument Manager.

EXTRAPARTS 25

Specify extra parts that should be included in the materials reports, usually mounting and other non-electrical parts, that would not otherwise be inserted into the project drawings.

Use one of two methods:

1. File name of a hook-up drawing for the main component:

e.g. "Hook-up FT.dwg" to specify the hook-up drawing "Hook-up FT".

2. A list of quantities, manufacturer codes and catalog numbers:

e.g. "[email protected],Clamp1; [email protected],L-Bracket3" to specify four of part "Clamp1" from the general catalog (MFG 0) and eight of part "L-Bracket3" from the general catalog.

See Extra Parts and Hook-up Drawings (Ebase).