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Loop Diagram Preferences

General

On the Loop preferences page you can specify options directly related to creating instrument loop diagrams. You can specify the directories or file system folders in which Instrument Manager can find the files used to create loop diagrams. You can specify the default template that will be used to represent each type of component on a loop diagram. You can specify the positional information for arranging the components on the loop diagram.

Default Loop Diagram Output Directory

Enter the directory in which loop diagrams will be created. If you enter a new directory name it will be created automatically. Click the [Browse] button to choose an existing directory.

For a new project, this will initially be set to the directory containing the project database.

Loop Generation Settings: Templates and Positional information

The loop generation settings include general settings, template defaults, and template spacing defaults. The default template can be overridden on a per-component basis. The default position can be overridden on a per-template basis.

Loop Generation Setting:Description:
Cable LayerLayer on which the cable is drawn.
Cable Screen IdentifierText code that identifies the core / conductor that is the screen for a pair or triad.
Area SymbolDefault symbol for an area.
Instrument Enclosure SymbolDefault symbol for an enclosure of an instrument.
Device Enclosure SymbolDefault symbol for an enclosure of a device.
Terminal Strip Enclosure SymbolDefault symbol for an enclosure of a terminal strip.
Instrument SymbolDefault symbol for an instrument.
Device SymbolDefault symbol for a device.
Terminal Strip SymbolDefault symbol for a terminal strip.
Terminal Strip Terminal SymbolDefault symbol for a terminal from a terminal strip.
Instrument Terminal Input SymbolDefault symbol for a terminal on the left side of an instrument.
Instrument Terminal Output SymbolDefault symbol for a terminal on the right side of an instrument.
Instrument Terminal Through SymbolDefault symbol for a terminal connected on both sides of an instrument.
Device Terminal Input SymbolDefault symbol for a terminal on the left side of a device.
Device Terminal Output SymbolDefault symbol for a terminal on the right side of a device.
Device Terminal Through SymbolDefault symbol for a terminal connected on both sides of a device.
Wire Main Conductor Input SymbolDefault symbol for a wire connected into the left of a component.
Wire Main Conductor Output SymbolDefault symbol for a wire connected out from the right of a component.
Wire Secondary Conductor Input SymbolDefault symbol for a wire branching into the left of a component.
Wire Secondary Conductor Output SymbolDefault symbol for a wire branching out from the right of a component.
Cable SymbolDefault symbol for a cable.
Core Main Conductor Input SymbolDefault symbol for a core / conductor connected into the left of a component.
Core Main Conductor Output SymbolDefault symbol for a core / conductor connected out from the right of a component.
Core Secondary Conductor Input SymbolDefault symbol for a core / conductor branching into the left of a component.
Core Secondary Conductor Output SymbolDefault symbol for a core / conductor branching out from the right of a component.
Screen Input SymbolDefault symbol for a cable screen or shield connected into the left of a component.
Screen Output SymbolDefault symbol for a cable screen or shield connected out from the right of a component.

Loop Generation Setting:Description:
First loop: Horizontal positionHorizontal position of the first instrument of the first loop.
First loop: Vertical positionVertical position of the first instrument of the first loop.
Final Component: Horizontal positionOptional value to fix the horizontal position for the final component in any loop.
Spacing between components: HorizontalHorizontal distance between adjacent connected components in a circuit.
Spacing between loops: VerticalVertical distance between two loop circuits on the same diagram.
Spacing - device terminals: HorizontalHorizontal distance between the input and the output terminals on a device.
Spacing - instrument terminals: HorizontalHorizontal distance between the input and the output terminals on an instrument.
Spacing - terminal strip terminals: HorizontalHorizontal distance between the input and the output terminals on a terminal strip.
Spacing between terminals: VerticalVertical distance between terminals on any one component.
Spacing between link wires: HorizontalHorizontal distance between the lines for different link wires joining terminals on a terminal strip.
Area: Horiz offsetHorizontal offset from the position of the component stage at which to insert the area symbol.
Area: Vert offsetVertical offset from the position of the component stage at which to insert the area symbol.
Area: WidthWidth of the area symbol.
Enclosure of device: Horiz offsetHorizontal offset from the position of the component stage at which to insert the enclosure symbol of a device.
Enclosure of device: Vert offsetVertical offset from the position of the component stage at which to insert the enclosure symbol of a device.
Enclosure of device: WidthWidth of the enclosure symbol of a device.

Loop Generation Setting:Description:
Enclosure of instrument: Horiz offsetHorizontal offset from the position of the component stage at which to insert the enclosure symbol of an instrument.
Enclosure of instrument: Vert offsetVertical offset from the position of the component stage at which to insert the enclosure symbol of an instrument.
Enclosure of instrument: WidthWidth of the enclosure symbol of an instrument.
Enclosure of terminal strip: Horiz offsetHorizontal offset from the position of the component stage at which to insert the enclosure symbol of a terminal strip.
Enclosure of terminal strip: Vert offsetVertical offset from the position of the component stage at which to insert the enclosure symbol of a terminal strip.
Enclosure of terminal strip: WidthWidth of the enclosure symbol of a terminal strip.

Loop Generation Setting:Description:
Device: Horiz offsetHorizontal offset from the position of the component stage at which to insert the device symbol.
Device: Vert offsetVertical offset from the position of the component stage at which to insert the device symbol.
Device: WidthWidth of the device symbol.
Instrument: Horiz offsetHorizontal offset from the position of the component stage at which to insert the instrument symbol.
Instrument: Vert offsetVertical offset from the position of the component stage at which to insert the instrument symbol.
Instrument: WidthWidth of the instrument symbol.
Terminal strip: Horiz offsetHorizontal offset from the position of the component stage at which to insert the terminal strip symbol.
Terminal strip: Vert offsetVertical offset from the position of the component stage at which to insert the terminal strip symbol.
Terminal strip: WidthWidth of the terminal strip symbol.
Terminal-left of device: Horiz offsetHorizontal offset from the calculated terminal position at which to insert the input terminal symbol.
Terminal-left of device: Vert offsetVertical offset from the calculated terminal position at which to insert the input terminal symbol.
Terminal-left of device: WidthWidth of the input terminal symbol of a device.
Terminal-right of device: Horiz offsetHorizontal offset from the calculated terminal position at which to insert the output terminal symbol.
Terminal-right of device: Vert offsetVertical offset from the calculated terminal position at which to insert the output terminal symbol.
Terminal-right of device: WidthWidth of the output terminal symbol of a device.
Terminal-two sided device: Horiz offsetHorizontal offset from the calculated terminal position at which to insert the terminal symbol that is connected on both sides.
Terminal-two sided device: Vert offsetVertical offset from the calculated terminal position at which to insert the terminal symbol that is connected on both sides.
Terminal-two sided device: WidthWidth of the terminal symbol of a device that is connected on both sides.
Terminal-left of instrument: Horiz offsetHorizontal offset from the calculated terminal position at which to insert the input terminal symbol.
Terminal-left of instrument: Vert offsetVertical offset from the calculated terminal position at which to insert the input terminal symbol.

Loop Generation Setting:Description:
Terminal-left of instrument: WidthWidth of the input terminal symbol of an instrument.
Terminal-right of instrument: Horiz offsetHorizontal offset from the calculated terminal position at which to insert the output terminal symbol.
Terminal-right of instrument: Vert offsetVertical offset from the calculated terminal position at which to insert the output terminal symbol.
Terminal-right of instrument: WidthWidth of the output terminal symbol of an instrument.
Terminal-two sided instrument: Horiz offsetHorizontal offset from the calculated terminal position at which to insert the terminal symbol that is connected on both sides.
Terminal-two sided instrument: Vert offsetVertical offset from the calculated terminal position at which to insert the terminal symbol that is connected on both sides.
Terminal-two sided instrument: WidthWidth of the terminal symbol of an instrument that is connected on both sides.

Loop Generation Setting:Description:
Terminal in terminal strip: Horiz offsetHorizontal offset from the calculated terminal position at which to insert the terminal symbol from a terminal strip.
Terminal in terminal strip: Vert offsetVertical offset from the calculated terminal position at which to insert the terminal symbol from a terminal strip.
Terminal in terminal strip: WidthWidth of the terminal symbol from a terminal strip.

Loop Generation Setting:Description:
Cable name: Horiz offsetHorizontal offset from the midpoint position between connected component stages at which to insert the cable symbol.
Cable name: Vert offsetVertical offset from the midpoint position between connected component stages at which to insert the cable symbol.
Cable name: WidthWidth of the cable symbol.
Core-left of term: Horiz offsetHorizontal offset from the input terminal position at which to insert the core or conductor symbol.
Core-left of term: Vert offsetVertical offset from the input terminal position at which to insert the core or conductor symbol.
Core-left of term: WidthWidth of the core or conductor symbol.
Core-right of term: Horiz offsetHorizontal offset from the output terminal position at which to insert the core or conductor symbol.
Core-right of term: Vert offsetVertical offset from the output terminal position at which to insert the core or conductor symbol.
Core-right of term: WidthWidth of the core or conductor symbol.
2nd core-left of term: Horiz offsetHorizontal offset from the input terminal position at which to insert a branching core or conductor symbol.
2nd core-left of term: Vert offsetVertical offset from the input terminal position at which to insert a branching core or conductor symbol.
2nd core-left of term: WidthWidth of a branching core or conductor symbol.
2nd core-right of term: Horiz offsetHorizontal offset from the output terminal position at which to insert a branching core or conductor symbol.
2nd core-right of term: Vert offsetVertical offset from the output terminal position at which to insert a branching core or conductor symbol.
2nd core-right of term: WidthWidth of a branching core or conductor symbol.
Cable screen-left of term: Horiz offsetHorizontal offset from the input terminal position at which to insert the cable screen symbol.
Cable screen-left of term: Vert offsetVertical offset from the input terminal position at which to insert the cable screen symbol.
Cable screen-left of term: WidthWidth of the cable screen symbol.
Cable screen-right of term: Horiz offsetHorizontal offset from the output terminal position at which to insert the cable screen symbol.
Cable screen-right of term: Vert offsetVertical offset from the output terminal position at which to insert the cable screen symbol.
Cable screen-right of term: WidthWidth of the cable screen symbol.
Wire-left of term: Horiz offsetHorizontal offset from the input terminal position at which to insert the wire symbol.
Wire-left of term: Vert offsetVertical offset from the input terminal position at which to insert the wire symbol.
Wire-left of term: WidthWidth of the wire symbol.
Wire-right of term: Horiz offsetHorizontal offset from the output terminal position at which to insert the wire symbol.
Wire-right of term: Vert offsetVertical offset from the output terminal position at which to insert the wire symbol.
Wire-right of term: WidthWidth of the wire symbol.
2nd wire-left of term: Horiz offsetHorizontal offset from the input terminal position at which to insert a branching wire symbol.
2nd wire-left of term: Vert offsetVertical offset from the input terminal position at which to insert a branching wire symbol.
2nd wire-left of term: WidthWidth of the branching wire symbol.
2nd wire-right of term: Horiz offsetHorizontal offset from the output terminal position at which to insert a branching wire symbol.
2nd wire-right of term: Vert offsetVertical offset from the output terminal position at which to insert a branching wire symbol.
2nd wire-right of term: WidthWidth of the branching wire symbol.

Note: Secondary or branching conductors are not currently inserted. Therefore the settings for these symbols are currently unused.

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