The Cable Builder is a function that builds the records required for a cable and its cores or conductors. Component builders are started when you choose to add a component or to reselect the specification for a component.
Enter the name of the cable in the cable name edit box. A default name is provided by the name sequence assigned to the cable folder.
You can choose the specification for the cable from the EDS catalogs. Click thebutton, then choose the desired cable specification.
A default map file is used to map the columns from the catalog file to the columns in the ratings record of the component. You can choose a different map file by clicking thebutton.
Choose or enter the core or conductor arrangement for the cable.
This describes the number of cores or conductors that the cable contains and the naming to use for the cores / conductors.
For example, selecting "2P + 2S + S" will create a cable with two pairs with a screen per pair and an overall screen for the cable. The cable will have seven cores / conductors.
Instrument Manager will pass the core or conductor arrangement to the Name Sequencer to be matched to the BLOCK1 column of the name sequence definition file. The Name Sequencer has core / conductor sequence entries for Instrument Manager that contain patterns to match various core or conductor arrangements. In this way the core or conductor names are derived from the type of core / conductor arrangement that is chosen.
Instrument Manager does not currently provide the option to match a cable type to a name sequence via a name sequence key (NSQ_KEY).
Click the name sequence. Further presses of the button will add cables named incrementally.button to add the cable to the database without exiting the dialog. The cable name on the dialog will be updated to show the next name as determined by the cable folder
Click the [OK] button to add the cable to the database and exit the dialog.
Click thebutton to add the number of cables specified in the "Number of Cables" box, then exit the dialog.
If you are re-selecting the cables from the catalog then the number will be disabled, but clickingwill modify all of the cables that you have chosen to re-select from the catalog.
Click thebutton to exit the dialog without adding any further cables to the database.
For each new cable, the builder can create a datasheet. If you are reselecting the specification for an existing cable then the function will not add a datasheet.
When you exit the builder, you will be asked if you wish to add the output diagram for each new cable.
The automatically created output diagram is named by concatenating the diagram type followed by the cable name.
You may rename the diagram if required. You may remove the cable from the diagram and place it on another diagram if required.