How to draw electrical wires
It is recommended to draw wires between the symbols only after you have placed all the symbols into your diagram.
Proceed as follows:
|2. The mouse pointer shape changes (soldering iron).|
|3. Move the pointer to the connection point, where you want to start the wire. Click when the connection points turns red.|
4. Click to make a diversion. Press the Backspace
|5. Move the mouse pointer to the target connection point. Click when it turns red.|
6. After the first wire is completed you can start drawing the next one. You can interrupt wire drawing any time by pressing the
Drawing a wire between a symbol and another wire
|1. The procedure is the same as when drawing a wire between two symbols but in this case you end the wire on the next wire (by clicking the left mouse button). A drop showing the interconnection of wires will be added automatically.|
2. In case of crossed wires you can draw the drop showing the junction of wires using the
You can draw a sloped connection using the
Sloped Connection command.
|orthogonal connection||sloped connection|
To avoid confusion with a normal (orthogonal) connection, a different cursor is displayed while drawing the connection.
You can draw curved connections using a bezier curve (command
Curve). Curved connections cannot be connected to other connections.
How to enter the number of a curved connection: in the Properties panel or with the
Renumber Connections function.
How to display the curved connection number in the drawing: Select the connection and click the
Insert Connection Number link in the Properties panel. You can also display multiple connection numbers.
How to remove a curved connection number from the drawing: Select the connection number and press the
Delete key on your keyboard.
Drawing the wires starting or ending "in the air"
Start by pressing the right mouse button. Proceed in the normal way (draw diversions by clicking the left mouse button). End your wire "in the air" pressing the right mouse button.
- select a wire, if the Properties panel is not visible, double-click the wire
- if the Properties panel select a line type
- select the first color
- select the second color
- enable the second color