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CADWorx delivers over 60 intelligent instrument datasheets. To view the datasheet in the index for the selected instrument tag, click Documents > Tag's Datasheet. Alternatively, you can click Datasheet on the CADWorx Instrument Datasheets dialog box.

Data Entry

The datasheet templates provided by the software are designed for user efficiency. Although the mouse can be used to select an individual cell, you must enter all data using the keyboard. Check boxes, too, must be selected/cleared using the keyboard. To select a check box, type a letter, typically the letter X, in the cell over which the check box is superimposed.

In most cases, you can select only one check box. If you select a check box and then select a different one, the previous check box returns to its cleared state. Also, when you type text in cells labeled as Other, any previously selected check box is automatically cleared. There are exceptions to this rule. In instances where the data entered for Other provides additional information related to the selected check box, both values are allowed on the datasheet. This is typically the case when specifying frequently used options such as Square Edged.

Saving Changes

To save changes to the datasheet, click Save on the datasheet toolbar. By default, the datasheet is saved to the [Product Folder]\Instruments\Datasheets folder. You can change this default setting by editing Default Datasheet on the Project Information dialog box. For more information, see Instrument Index Projects.

Data Synchronization

Data in the datasheet and the index is synchronized. If you change any cell of data in the datasheet that is linked to the index and save the change, the data is automatically updated in the index. Also, any changes made to the data in the index are reflected in the linked datasheet.

Datasheet Type Assignment

Any time you attempt to view the datasheet for a specified instrument and Datasheet Path in the instrument index table grid is not defined, the software immediately prompts you to assign a datasheet type by opening the Select Datasheet Type dialog box.

Saving a Datasheet as a File

When you attempt to view the datasheet for a specified instrument tag and Datasheet File Name in the instrument index table is not defined, the software immediately prompts you to specify a file name. When you save the datasheet, the default behavior of the software is to use the instrument tag number as the file name. If you use this file naming convention, be aware that the software does not automatically update the file name to reflect any subsequent changes you may make the tag number. Consequently, you must change the file name manually to match that of the updated tag number.