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Inserting Functions.......................................................................................3
1.1

Add functions via symbols ........................................................................3


Changing Functions .....................................................................................6

2.1

Change properties ....................................................................................6

2.2

Select connection point designations and descriptions.............................9

Editing Connection Point Logic.................................................................12


3.1

Assign connection points between function and symbol .........................15

Swapping Function Definitions .................................................................20

Swapping Symbols .....................................................................................24

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Inserting Functions

Functions can be added to the project as follows:


You work with the graphics-oriented interface. In the graphical editor, call up

symbol selection and select a symbol. A function definition is defined at the


symbol, with which it is inserted. (The symbol and the function are grouped
together to make a component.)
You insert a macro into the project which contains functions (components). A

function definition is assigned to the component, or it has a special logic


function stored in it.
You work with the logic-oriented engineering approach and want to work with

predefined devices. You select a device (and thus a part); this device has data
concerning its functions. Now, select one of these functions. All symbols are
offered which are suitable to the display of this function. Now, select a symbol
and place it. At the same time, the device is created with all its functions. The
information on the functions come in with the part.
You select (in the navigator) a function (or definition) directly and add it (placed

or unplaced) into the project.

1.1

Add functions via symbols

Functions can easily be added by placing a symbol on a schematic page.


Precondition:
You have opened a schematic page in the graphical editor.
Insert > Symbol

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1. Select the desired symbol from the Symbol selection dialog and click [OK].

2. Place the symbol in the schematic.


A function definition is defined at the symbol; this is placed with the symbol
as a function.

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3. In the Properties <...> dialog, you can edit the properties of the function.

4. Click [OK].
The new and changed properties are stored in the component and
displayed there (as long as they are selected for display).

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Changing Functions

If a function is used in a project, then the function definition in turn provides particular
pre-defined properties. The function definition data is only comprised of default
values and can be overwritten for every individual component. You can also add
extra properties.

2.1

Change properties

Precondition:
You have placed a function (i.e. a component) on a schematic page. Or you have
generated a function in one of the navigators.
1. Select the function.

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2. Select the menu item Edit > Properties.

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3. In the Properties <...> dialog, you can change the properties of the function.
Use the different tabs and input fields to do this.

4. Specify if necessary additional properties which were not predefined in the


function definition.

5. Click [OK].
The new and changed properties are stored to the function.
The current properties are displayed on the component (as long as they are
selected for display).

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2.2

Select connection point designations and


descriptions

For each function definition, ten sets of connection designations and connection
descriptions can be specified. When creating a function, the first set of connection
designations is used as a default value.
Precondition:
You have placed a function (i.e. a component) on a schematic page. Or you have
generated a function in one of the navigators.
1. Select the function.

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2. Select the menu item Edit > Properties.

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3. In the Properties <...> dialog, select the <Function category> tab.

4. In the Connection point designation field, select an entry from the dropdown list or enter the connection point designation manually.

5. In the Connection point description field, select an entry from the drop-down
list or enter the connection point description manually.

6. Click [OK].
The connection point data is assigned to the function.

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Editing Connection Point Logic

Precondition:
You have placed a function (i.e. a component) on a schematic page. Or you have
generated a function in one of the navigators.
1. Select the function.

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2. Select the menu item Edit > Properties.

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3. In the Properties <...> dialog, select the Symbol / function data tab and click
[Logic].

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4. In the Connection point logic dialog, edit the table of properties for the
desired connection points of the function, such as the connection point type,
the potential type, or the number of targets.

5. Click [OK].

6. In the Properties <...> dialog, click [OK].

3.1

Assign connection points between function and


symbol

If the number of connection points is the same for function and symbol, then the
connection points are automatically correctly assigned by the system. For the case of
a NO contact symbol, or also for an NC contact symbol representing a change-over
contact (function), the assignment is automatically set by the system. If the number of
connection points in the function is greater than that in the symbol, however, then
you must specify the assignment yourself.
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Precondition:
You have placed a function (i.e. a component) on a schematic page. Or you have
generated a function in one of the navigators.
1. Select the function.

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2. Select the menu item Edit > Properties.

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3. In the Properties <...> dialog, select the Symbol / function data tab and click
[Logic].

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4. In the Connection point logic dialog in the Symbol connection point field,
assign the connection points of the symbol to the connection points of the
function. Normally, connection point "1" of the function is allocated to
connection point "1" of the symbol etc. You can change this allocation by using
the drop-down list.

5. Click [OK].

6. In the Properties <...> dialog, click [OK].

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Swapping Function Definitions

You can switch the assigned function definitions for a function. Only those function
definitions are offered which match the correct number of connection points. The
number of connection points of the new function definition must be the same or
greater than those of the symbol used. For instance, it is possible to use the function
definition "change-over contact" for an NO contact.
If the function should have fewer connection points than the symbol used, you need
to switch the symbol. The new symbol then brings the new function with it.
You can also exchange function definitions using search and replace.
Precondition:
You have placed a function (i.e. a component) on a schematic page. Or you have
generated a function in one of the navigators.
1. Select the function.

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2. Select the menu item Edit > Properties.

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3. In the Properties <...> dialog, in the Symbol / function data tab, click [...]
next to the Definition field.

4. In the Function definitions dialog, page through the tree and select the
desired function definition.
In the tabs to the right of the dialog, the properties and connection point
data of the selected function definition are displayed.

5. Click [OK].

6. If necessary, edit the connection point data in the Connection point logic
dialog, or switch the symbol.

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7. Click [OK].

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Swapping Symbols

Precondition:
You have placed a function (i.e. a component) on a schematic page. Or you have
generated a function in one of the navigators.
1. Select the function.

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2. Select the menu item Edit > Properties.

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3. In the Properties <...> dialog, in the Symbol / function data tab, click [...]
next to the Number / name field.

4. Select the desired symbol from the Symbol selection dialog and click [OK].

5. In the Properties <...> dialog, click [OK].

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