You have opened a project.
- You have selected a pin in the graphical editor. Edit > Properties. In the Properties <...> dialog, select the Pin tab.
- You have selected a pin in the plug navigator or device navigator. Popup menu item Properties or Properties (global). In the Properties <...> dialog, select the Pin tab.
- You create a pin in the plug navigator via the Generate pin popup menu item.
In this tab, you can specify or modify the properties of a pin. The pin can either be a male pin, a female pin, or a combination of male and female pin. Properties which cannot be changed are grayed out.
In the Properties (global) editing mode, you edit the properties for all representations of the pins at once. In this case the additional tabs Plug definition (device) and Parts (Device) for the associated main function are displayed.
Overview of the main dialog elements:
The displayed DT is displayed in the graphical editor on the component. If you have defined in the project settings that devices are to be automatically numbered when symbols are inserted, then a DT is automatically suggested here. You can accept this DT or overwrite it manually.
In addition you can use the popup menu or the [...] button to create or select a DT.
This field displays the full DT (i.e. structure identifier of the current environment + displayed DT) of the component / item. Use the [...] button to open the Full DT dialog. You can edit the structure identifiers there and select, e.g., another mounting location.
This field shows the designation of the pin. The pin designation determines the position of the pin in the plug. The value entered here is saved in the Terminal / pin designation property.
If you enter a colon in the Displayed DT field, all the characters that follow the colon will be automatically transferred to the Designation field.
Enter the pin description here.
You can manually change the connection point designations for the function / device or select an entry from the drop-down list. Several connection point designations are separated by a paragraph mark. When manually editing multiple connection point designations keep the following in mind:
- You may change specific individual connection point designations by entering the value at the actual place between the paragraph marks.
- If you overwrite the entire entry with one single value, this value will be assigned to the first connection point. The connection point designations of the other connection points will remain unchanged.
- If you delete the entire entry, all connection point designations will be deleted.
- The contents of this field is not stored in just one property. You can use the Connection point designations (all) (ID 20038) property to display the connection point designations at the component. This property displays all connection point designations of the current function. The connection point designations of other functions that are displayed in the field Connection point designation are not included in this property though.
- Use the option Display rotated connection point designation in the project settings (Options > Settings > Projects > "Project name" > Graphical editing > General) to specify a rotated display of the Terminal / pin designation and Connection point designation properties. This setting will only be considered for the property arrangement "Default setting.".
Enter the connection point descriptions for the function / device here, or select the data from the drop-down list.
In the case of separate management of male and female pin ends, use this to specify whether the pin is assigned to the male or female pin end of the plug. The following options are available in the drop-down list:
- Automatic: The assignment is based on the DT and the function definition: A male pin is assigned to a plug definition for male pins and a female pin to a plug definition for female pins, if pins and plug definitions have the same DT.
- Male pin end: The pin (male or female) is assigned to the male pin end of the plug.
- Female pin end: The pin (male or female) is assigned to the female pin end of the plug.
Here you enter the function text for the function / device.
Aside from the manually entered function text, there are other (automatically determined) function texts that you will find in the table of properties:
- Function text (automatic): Displays the content of the manually entered function text or, if it is empty, the path function text. If you edit this function text in the Properties (global) processing mode, the content is returned to the function where the function text was entered originally. When this property is displayed on a project page, the line breaks are removed.
- Function text (common): Displays the function text (automatic) of the function or, if it is empty, the function text (automatic) of the associated main function.
Specify the position of the saddle jumper. The following options are available in the drop-down list:
- No jumper
- Manual, start of jumper
- Manual, end of jumper
- Manual, center of jumper.
Click [...] to open the Function definitions dialog. The function definitions are already filled in here, and only pins are offered. Select the desired pin.
This field is synchronized with the Definition field in the Symbol / function data tab.