Properties of the symbols

Each symbol contains a number, default reference, default type and a comment. When the symbol is being edited, you can set up these properties in F12 - Document - Symbol

symbol settings

Number is an indication of the standard in the form standard:symbol number, for example EN 60617: 04-01-01

The default reference is the identifier of the symbol, for example R for resistor, C for capacitor, T for transistor, etc. The symbol references will be numbered automatically.

The default type defines electric properties of the symbol, e.g. resistance in Ω, capacity in pF, etc. This type will be used as the implicit type in the diagram and you can adjust it any time. If the type is not specified, the symbol reference and type will not be displayed in the diagram.

Comment - here, you can specify a comment.

Function - the function of the symbol is important for the proper functioning of the program.


For a resistor you add "R" for the reference and "10K" for the type (this is done in the symbols editor). When you insert resistors in the diagram, the first one will be "R1", "10K", the second one "R2", "10K" etc. The symbol reference and value will be displayed in the diagram. You can then adjust the values based on your actual need.

For earthing symbols you select the "earth" reference and do not specify any value. When you paste the earth (mass) symbols in the diagram, the first will be named "Earth1", the second "Earth2", etc. Symbol reference nor value will not be displayed as the type was not entered.

Initial values for reference and type

You can easily set the initial values for Reference and Type using the Library Configuration tool. Select the menu command File - Library Configuration.

A dialog window will open. Then select the Symbols tab. Select a symbol group in the left pane. In the right pane, specify the initial values for the reference and the type for the symbols of the selected symbol group.

When you are done with the changes, close the window and use the menu command View - Reread symbols.

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