Enables you to edit or duplicate existing wire end naming conventions, or define properties for a wire end naming convention.
Convention — Type a unique name for the convention.
Description — Type a convention description.
Sample — Shows a preview of the naming convention according to the definitions that you have made in the data window.
Total length (not available when selecting any of the check boxes under the Trim Trailing Spaces column) — Represents the total value of characters in the naming convention segments, including the separator characters. Any naming convention string can have a maximum length of 50 characters.
Remove spaces from wire end names — Removes spaces that appear in the naming convention, regardless of whether any check boxes are selected in the Trim Trailing Spaces column. Spaces can appear in the following cases:
You used a naming convention segment that includes spaces, for example, panel name FT – 0001.
You increased the default length of a segment. For example, if the default segment length is 20 characters and you changed it to 30 characters, the software automatically adds the additional characters to the naming convention as trailing spaces, provided that the entire naming convention does not exceed 50 characters.
For example, if you select this check box, the wire end name shown above becomes
Sequence — Represents the position of the segment in the naming convention string. You can change the sequence using the Up and Down buttons.
Separator — Type or modify a separator between the segments in the naming convention string. A separator can contain up to 30 characters of any kind.
Segment — Select a segment from the list. A segment can be ether free or can designate properties of certain wiring items. If you select a free segment as part of a naming convention, in the Wiring module, users can type any string up to the length allocated for the free segment.
Start — Type or modify a number to designate the starting character in the segment from which the segment value appears in the naming convention. The default value is 1, which represents the first character in the segment. If you select the Trim Trailing Spaces check box, the software resets the value to 1 and makes it view-only.
Length (not available when selecting the Trim Trailing Spaces check box) — Type or modify the number of characters allocated for the selected segment
string in the naming convention (starting from the position defined in the Start field). When you select a segment, the software automatically displays the maximum length
that can be used for the segment.
If the total length exceeds the maximum permitted value of 50 characters, the software automatically truncates the number of characters in the last segment to maintain the permitted total length or displays a message if the total length of the segment has already reached the maximum value.
Trim Trailing Spaces — Select if you want all or part of the naming convention string to be determined by the actual name of the item that appears in the segment that you selected.
For example, if you selected the segments Panel at wire end and Strip at wire end and select the check boxes in both segment rows, the software creates wire end names
If the panel name is FT – 0001 and strip name is TS – 1, the wire end name is
FT – 0001TS – 1.
Add — Adds a new row in the data window.
Delete — Deletes a selected row in the data window.
Up and Down — Change the order of the segments in the naming convention.