Mapping Functional Components
to Physical Parts

You can map functional equipment and connectors to V4 library as well as to V5 catalog parts to prepare the physical world. 

You can also map all functional signals, except the signal group, to V5 wires.


  • Since V4 libraries are UNIX libraries, the EFD server must reside on a UNIX machine to have access to this command when mapping to V4 parts.
  • V5 catalogs are file-type catalogs located on the EFD server irrespective of the operating system used.

This task explains how to associate the physical part or wire that will perform the function of the functional component.

  1. Right-click an item of equipment, connector or signal in the tree view.

  2. Select Map Functional/Physical... from the contextual menu.

    The Map Functional/Physical dialog box is displayed.
  3. Select the catalog.

    If mapping to V4 parts, specify the catalog in the drop-down box
    if mapping to V5 parts, click ... to display the Select catalog dialog box and select the catalog of interest, or specify the catalog in the drop-down box if it is already open.
    • V5 catalogs only are available when mapping signals to wires.
    • If no V4 catalogs are available, server parameters are not correctly set. For more information, see the Electrical Library User's Guide.
  4. Select the family of interest.

    Note: V5 catalog families can be associated to physical equipment, connector and signal types. For information on how to do so, see the Electrical Library User's Guide. 
    Doing so affects the families proposed in the Map Functional/Physical dialog box:
    • If there are no settings, all V5 last-level catalog families are proposed.
    • If all V5 catalog families are associated with a physical type, only compatible families are proposed.
    • If some V5 catalog families are associated with a physical type but others not, compatible families as well as families with no associated physical type are proposed.

    There is one physical equipment and one physical wire type, however, several physical connector types (ground stud, terminal block, etc.) can perform the function of the one and only functional connector type. 

  5. Click Search for Parts.
    Compatible physical parts are listed in the Search Results box.

  6. Enter attributes in the Search Options box then click Search for Parts again to narrow your search:
    The Search Results box is refreshed.

  7. Select the part you want to associate to the functional component.

  8. Click OK when done.

    The functional component is mapped to the selected V4 library or V5 catalog part.

    When mapping is to V4 parts, V4 Part Number, V4 Library, V4 Family and Nominal PartNumber attributes are appropriately valuated in the EFD application.

    When mapping is to V5 parts, the Nominal PartNumber attribute is valuated. If any V4 attributes are valuated, they are deleted since now obsolete.