Use Wire Sequencing to Your Advantage in AutoCAD Electrical and Inventor

26 Dec, 2015 By: Thayne Wickam

IMAGINiT Tricks Tutorial: Learn about how wire sequencing in AutoCAD Electrical works with multiple components or pins in a circuit, and how to use it for the Inventor Cable & Harness environment.

The image below depicts the Edit Wire Connection Sequence dialog box. Notice the connector and pins in the list. The list shows a sequence from J101- 2, to J101- 1, to P101- 1; reordering the list will change the sequence.

For circuits with more than three connections, it’s recommended to use angled tees or terminals to control the sequence.

Terminals can be used in a secondary sequence to provide multiple connections at the terminal.

Tees are designed for sequence and are located in the Edit Wire/Wire Numbers dialog box, as demonstrated below.

Sequence conflicts can still happen between tees. The 90-degree turn or the straight-through section (depending on the style of the angled tee symbol) indicates the beginning of the sequence.

Once edited, the wire sequence information can be checked in a wire from/to report. The sequence can also be checked using the Show Wire Sequence command, located with the Edit Wire Sequence command described above.

Pressing Enter triggers each connection individually.

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