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Connector Description Files

JWayman
1-Newbie

Connector Description Files

Hello,


I am learning about Pro/Cabling in Wildfire 4 and have a question:


Is there a file that describes the characteristics of a connector in the same way as there is for a spool?


For example, I can put:


NEW WIRE_SPOOL m15461-12400_19-0pt12_bk
PARAMETER COLOR BLACK


 


in a Neutral Wire File and Pro/E dutifully goes to the spools directory and finds out everything it needs to know about that particular spool from the file m15461-12400_19-0pt12_bk.spl


 


In the same Neutral Wire File, I have the following lines:


 


NEW CONNECTOR HPDU-J4
PARAMETER DESCRIPTION 12273352-5
PARAMETER REF_DES SK1
PARAMETER MODEL_NAME PNI_RP-03V-S_SHELL
PARAMETER DEF_INTERNAL_LEN 1
PARAMETER NUM_OF_PINS 3
PIN 1
PARAMETER ENTRY_PORT CS0
PARAMETER PIN_NAME A
PARAMETER SIGNAL_NAME TURRET MA PWR RTN
PIN 2
PARAMETER ENTRY_PORT CS1
PARAMETER PIN_NAME B
PARAMETER SIGNAL_NAME TURRET MA PWR 1
PIN 3
PARAMETER ENTRY_PORT CS2
PARAMETER PIN_NAME C
PARAMETER SIGNAL_NAME TURRET MA PWR RTN, CONDUCTOR 2


 


which define the connector, its entry ports, etc.


 


Is it possible to store this information for a connector type in a 'connector file' and have the Neutral Wire File refer to that file to populate all of the required infomation?


 


Thus, my Neutral Wire File would become something like:


NEW WIRE_SPOOL m15461-12400_19-0pt12_bk
PARAMETER COLOR BLACK

NEW WIRE_SPOOL m15461-12402_19-0pt12_rd
PARAMETER COLOR RED

NEW WIRE_SPOOL m15461-12406_19-0pt12_bu
PARAMETER COLOR BLUE


NEW CONNECTOR HPDU-J4


NEW WIRE W1 m15461-12400_19-0pt12_bk
ATTACH SK1 1 SK2 1

NEW WIRE W2 m15461-12402_19-0pt12_rd
ATTACH SK1 3 SK2 4

NEW WIRE W3  m15461-12406_19-0pt12_bu
ATTACH SK1 2 SK2 2


 


and all I would need to do is define the routing.


 


I look forward to your advice.


 


WF4, M220


 


 


Thanks,


 


 


John


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