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Terminal Catalog Structure ( CATTxx.DBF )

FieldnameDefault widthDescription
BLOCK / CLASS 10

Always contains "TERM", which is the usual name of the Elecdes block for which this catalog entry is suitable.

BLOCK2D 25

Name of dynamic block symbol file without 'VT' used for placing a 2D Terminal Strip.

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

WAYS 20

Optional terminal naming parameter used to identify mutli-tiered terminals or terminals from a fixed length multi-way terminal block.

The data in this field both identifies the part as a multi-tiered or multi-way terminal and specifies the naming of the individual terminals that make up the one component.

See How to Represent Multi-Tiered Terminals (Elecdes).

CATDESC 59

Text description of the component.

RATING1 - 10 10

Voltage, current and wire capacity ratings.

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 terminal catalogs

USER 55

Any additional user-defined data.

SYMB_WD 15

The name of an optional symbol or block placed on a Wiring Diagram for this component, e.g. to provide a graphical representation of a fused or isolating terminal.

WD_TPLT 30

The name of an optional template drawing used to represent this component in a Wiring Diagram.

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. "Termnal installation.dwg" to specify the hook-up drawing "Terminal installation".

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

e.g. "0,Label; [email protected],HolePlug" to specify one part "Label" from the general catalog (MFG 0) and two of part "HolePlug" from the general catalog.

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

See also

For more information about multi-tiered terminals or fixed length multi-way terminal blocks, see How to Represent Multi-Tiered Terminals (Elecdes).