Feature Dictionary Settings

This file explains how to set the options for the user dictionary and schema Id.
  1. Click Tools -> Options -> Equipment & Systems -> Electrical Connectivity Diagrams.

    The Feature Dictionary tab offers two frames:
  2. Fill up the fields according to the information given below.

  3. Click OK when you are done.

User Dictionary

The dictionary contains object basic classes such as: equipments, sockets, plugs, switches, cables, etc.
These objects have standard properties: type, part number, etc.
According to you needs, you may want to define more properties such as subtype classes, and other specific attributes:
In this example, four subtype classes have been defined for the Schematic Equipment class.

This is done using the Feature Dictionary Editor , available in the Start -> Equipment & Systems menu.

The classes, subclasses and their properties are saved in a document with a CATfct extension.
This file must be stored in the following directory according to your operating system:

on NT: .../intel_a/resources/graphic/
on Solaris: .../solaris_a/resources/graphic/
on Irix: .../irix_a/resources/graphic/
on Aix: .../aix_a/resources/graphic/
on Hpux: .../hpux_a/resources/graphic/

In the User Dictionary File Name field, only enter the file name and extension.

You can have more than one .CATfct file, but you will reference only one at a time.

In order to access the user subclasses and properties defined in the .CATfct file, always reference an existing .CATfct file. If a .CATfct file has been used to create data, it must not be deleted to preserve the data consistency.

Client ID

The Client ID is defined in the Feature Dictionary Editor as a protection on the CATfct file, before creating the user dictionary and the subclasses.

In the ID field, enter the same three characters:

User Schema ID

Within a project, it is possible to define naming rules for the schematic objects. They are used to set automatically the Reference Designator attribute on electrical components. These rules (Schema ID) are saved in xml files and stored together in specific directory. It is the path to this directory that you indicate in the first field (Schema) of the frame below.
The Sequence Number is assign automatically provided that the file server is stored in a directory shared between all the users working on the project. Enter the path to this directory in the second field (Sequence Number) of the frame below

You can decide then to use the naming rules you have defined or not.

In the first case, check the Automatic instances ID generation.
To enter manually the Reference Designator, uncheck this box.