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Interpreting and Transferring Logic of 3D Macros

The Automatic interpretation function is used to transfer the existing logic of any 3D macro (enclosure, enclosure components, components, contactor, etc.) to another 3D macro newly to be defined of the same or similar design. This way you can, for example, substantially simplify and speed up the work steps to create own enclosure series.


  1. Select the Edit > Device logic > Automatic interpretation menu items.
  2. Surround the 3D objects for a new enclosure with a rectangle.
  3. In the tree view of the Select interpretation template dialog, select a layout space and, inside of it, an enclosure whose properties you want to apply to the 3D geometry.
  4. If you select several different template objects and click [OK], similarity checking starts and determines which items are most suited as template objects.

    The results are displayed in the Matching results dialog, including the percentage of similarity.
  5. Select the most suitable item from the list of matching results. Click [OK].

    The selected item is applied to the Select interpretation template dialog.
  6. Click [OK].

    The 3D geometry is combined in the navigator under the "Enclosure" node.

    The item definitions of the sample enclosure are applied to the new enclosure.

    The logic elements of the sample enclosure are generated on all item definitions (handles, mounting surfaces, mounting points).
  7. Create a 3D macro from the new enclosure that you can assign to a corresponding part in parts management.


You can also first select the objects and then start the Automatic interpretation function.

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