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Do you need to display all the manufacturer information assigned to a component in the scheme?

Purpose

This trick will show how to display all the manufacturer information assigned to a component in the scheme.

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Description

It is possible on the new elecworks 2018 version.
Go to Library menu > Symbols manager command, and open the symbol you need to customize, for instance:

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Then go to Edit symbol menu > Insert attribute command, there are new attributes for manufacturer and reference information:

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elecworks 2017 version has a different attribute correspondence:

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The elecworks 2018 version data updating process will update #REF_DES_1 to #REF_MAN and #REF_DES_2 to #REF_REF automatically.

Insert #REF_MAN_ALL and #REF_REF_ALL attributes in the symbol:

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Save changes, go to the drawing where -Q1 is inserted and update the symbol:

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You will have this result:

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You can go back to the symbol and use the Multiple attribute command from the Edit symbol menu:

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In order to obtain a more accurate result:

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It represents a quality improvement in your documentation.

How can I display time in revision dates in elecworks?

Purpose: Display time in revisions created on the same day.

By default, elecworks does not show time in revision dates, so you will find the following information in the revisions management:

Revisions manager in elecworks

If you want o add this information to your title block, you should go to the project’s general configuration and set the Display format field to the value %d-%m-%y %H:%M:

Project configuration in elecworks

This way you will display time in revision dates:

Revisions in elecworks project

It will also activate time in the title block’s attributes related to revision dates, and in the creation and modification date attributes from the project:

Adding information in title block in elecworks

Time displayed in revisions in elecworks

This way you will be able to differentiate revisions created on the same day.

How to show information legibly from multiple attributes in BOM reports – Elecworks tips and tricks

This Tip & Trick shows how to put legible information for multiple attributes in BOM reports.

Problem:

As shown a long string in an attribute could be a bit clumsy in reports. Thanks to multiple attributes option, the information can be split onto several lines in the scheme by placing the pipe character “|” in the string.

Affichage des attributs multiples dans elecworks

 

As this character is saved in the tables too, the pipe character “|” is displayed also in reports when they are generated as drawings, making it difficult to read.

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Benefit:

With this tip, the final result will be easier to read, without that character.

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Process

To do this, 3 things must be done
1) The character pipe “|” must be included in the field while paying attention to spaces. It will be the splitter for each line
For example “Main|cabinet”, has no space in between the words Main and Cabinet.

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2) Symbol with multiple attributes
With the command Multiple attributes, any attribute can be converted to be displayed on multiple lines with this command, with as many lines as needed. You can also specify the distance between the lines.

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3) Remove the character “|” in reports
The reports must be edited in expert mode and the column with the pipe characters is modified with the SQL clause REPLACE, for example for the column for location description
tew_translatedtext_loc_to.tra_0 AS loc_des_to

The new syntax, to replace the pipe character with a space, will be
REPLACE(tew_translatedtext_loc_to.tra_0, ]]|[[, ]] [[) AS loc_des_to

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In the report manager, the result will be as seen below:

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And in the reports generated as drawings it will be as shown below:

Affichage des attributs multiples dans elecworks