Topic: Master/slave without contacts - link label over pages

Is there a way to split an element over pages? A I/O PLC module would be a good example. A 32 module, split on 4 pages, having the first instance set as master... the purpose is to keep the same label for all 4 instances.

Right now I will try to work around it by implementing the first instance as master, set it as coil, and have the next parts of the module as slaves - switch/contact type.

Re: Master/slave without contacts - link label over pages

Have you picture to explain more what you want to do ?

3 (edited by Morganol 2017-08-03 16:35:36)

Re: Master/slave without contacts - link label over pages

I do like that.  In your case i would make a master element that only contain the common part like power supply and communications interface.  And then slave element for the I/O ports.  (this is much like logic IC are commonly handled in electronic CAD: one symbol for power, and another symbol for the individual gates.  One difference is that those programs are built for it and handles it more elegantly)

Another case i have been experimenting with is to have a fluid valve as master, and as slaves to it i link the actuator (can be pneumatic or electric), and optionally also position sensor(s).  Very neat and tidy, avoids a lot of wiring mess.

Re: Master/slave without contacts - link label over pages

Here's an example of what I have - a DI module that needs to be split on two pages. I would like the label to be the same on both pages for this module, being formed as page number - prefix - column - line. The name format is easy to implement, but on the second page, the page number is different. If I write the page number for the second module part as direct numbers, then it won't be dynamic anymore.

Just wondering if there was a way to link these modules with a common label property without having to go with a master/slave approach. The master/slave approach can add NO/NC contacts to the page... not quite the correct approach in this case.


http://sgmihu.com/external/images/20170804%20-%20qet/qet_master_slave.JPG\

Re: Master/slave without contacts - link label over pages

gabe wrote:

Here's an example of what I have - a DI module that needs to be split on two pages. I would like the label to be the same on both pages for this module, being formed as page number - prefix - column - line. The name format is easy to implement, but on the second page, the page number is different. If I write the page number for the second module part as direct numbers, then it won't be dynamic anymore.

What do you mean about "dynamic" ? If you change folio number of the first part (on 35 in the exemple), label of second part don't change ? That's it ?
Today, no link exist between to element without xref draw like contact. It sould be interesting, I have the problem too. It should be interesting to link 2 parts of double analogic sensor, or for PLC card, to link layout and details.

Re: Master/slave without contacts - link label over pages

Yes, correct on the dynamic part.

Correct on the second part - would be nice to have the specs one time and link parts of the element if needed based on some kind of element ID.

Re: Master/slave without contacts - link label over pages

If only for two elements you could use report property for that !
Like my PLC I/O reports hack.

Re: Master/slave without contacts - link label over pages

Report don't link label, only position...