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0000265QElectroTechElement Editorpublic2023-03-24 21:43
Reporterikcalb Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Summary0000265: master: slave reference layout support
DescriptionRelated to 0000239, see my explanation below, for why I think this is not resolved at all.

TL;DR: What I suggest, is beeing able to freely display slave references at the master:
- at least allow the slave reference table to be placed independently of the master reference, AND allow the switch symbols (table headings) to be hidden.

- one way: Enable setting an anchor point, orientation, grid spacing, and "wrap mode" (after how many rows to start a new column, alternating between columns, ...)
- or: freely place N reference anchors in the master
- possibly something different

Placing the slave references always under the master reference is very limiting.
Also the style of the current slave reference table limits what the master can look like.
See an example I personally like, attached.

I've tried to stay short, if you need more examples or clarification, don't hesitate to ask.
In fall I could have time to try implementing something myself, would appreciate some guidence to the codebase however.

Reason, why not resolved:
Tada thinks this was resolved, I do not agree at all.
What he implemented in If I'm mistaken, please correct me: I understand, that this commit does not display a nc/no symbol at the slave reference. This was already possible using i.e.:
type: coil | Xref slave: bottom, view cross | master = slave: /%F.%c%l | show power contacts: in the cross
Additional InformationQElectroTech V 0.90-DEV+f3811d303
Compilation : GCC 8.3.0
Built with Qt 5.11.3 - Date : Aug 22 2021 : 10:55:56
Run with Qt 5.11.3 using 16 thread(s)
Tagsmaster, slave
Attached Files
master.png (91,906 bytes)   
master.png (91,906 bytes)   
slave.png (33,649 bytes)   
slave.png (33,649 bytes)   



2022-06-25 16:43

administrator   ~0000562

Last edited: 2022-06-26 13:59

It 's only work with with contact not for view cross.
If you can more explain what you want for PLC Xref view like: I/O_IN, I/O_OUT, ANA_in, ANA_out?


2023-03-24 21:43

reporter   ~0000639

Hi @scorpio810,

thanks for your reply, sry for my late one.

AFAIK the slaves linked to a master are displayed:
- directly under the master refdes
- in a two column table
hardcoded. Is that correct?
(I'm not sure what happend in this screenshot: - the linked slaves are displayed in another way?)

What I'm proposing is a customizable
- position
- layout
for the slave display at the master element.

As you can see in the attached "master.png": The placement of the references for the linked slaves are independent of the master refdes. Also the layout is more flexible -I think a grid with customizable position and x/y spacing might already fulfill a lot of use cases.

This way, more 'realistic' elements can be achieved. (looking like the I/Os on the physical module)

BR from Austria,

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2022-06-24 09:33 ikcalb New Issue
2022-06-24 09:33 ikcalb Tag Attached: master
2022-06-24 09:33 ikcalb Tag Attached: slave
2022-06-24 09:33 ikcalb File Added: master.png
2022-06-24 09:33 ikcalb File Added: slave.png
2022-06-25 16:43 scorpio810 Note Added: 0000562
2022-06-26 13:59 scorpio810 Note Edited: 0000562
2023-03-24 21:43 ikcalb Note Added: 0000639