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Inserting Wires (Second Method)

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To be able to approach every subject under Electrical Schematics, such as inserting wires, components, contacts of a component, linking accessories, and others, in a neater way, we created a project to control the direct start of an engine. 

To initiate your power part, you will need 4 power wires (triple-phase and protection). However, as you have read on the previous article, you are limited to insert at most three wires at a time. Read on for instructions of how to avoid that.

Inserting 4 wires…

1. On the “Wires” palette, locate the BLACK 4mm² wire;
2. Double-click on it;
3. Indicate the wire’s initial point on quadrant A1;
4. Define its orientation;
5. Its final point should be on A9;
6. Press Enter on your keyboard;

Notice that after you define the wire segment’s position, the command window will appear requesting the number of vias. In this option, you may enter the number of wires you wish. Other vias will be parallel to the first, and you can define the distance between them.

7. Type in the value “4”;
8. Press Enter on your keyboard;

All 4 wires will be shown, but you still have to define the spacing between them. As you will be working with bi- and tripolar components, you need to put in a standard distance of 7.5 between them.


Be careful to separate items with a dot “.”, and not a comma “,”.

9. Type in 7.5;
10. Press Enter on your keyboard;

Your next step is to indicate the side to put the wires on. You could choose both above and below the resistance wire. With a click of the mouse, you can choose the insertion position you desire.

11. Indicate the desired wire positioning.

Now all 4 wires will have been added. Now you will have to insert another 4 wires, this time vertically, as shown on the image below.

On the image, you can see that all 4 new wires are connected to the same horizontal wire, which is not right.

Organizing the wire connection…

1. Select the second inserted wire. You will see that in its upper extremity, there is a blue square, exactly at its initial point.

2. Click on the blue square.

3. Drag it to the point where you want it to be. In this case, to the second horizontal wire;

4. Do the same thing for the other wires;

5. In the component palette, type MS325-25 into the search field;
6. Select the DISJ. MOTOR MS325 – 25 component;
7. Insert the component onto the wires, as shown below;

8. Go to the “Custom” palette;
9. Locate the K1 component;
10. Open the “Contact” folder;
11. Insert the “power contact” underneath the circuit breaker.

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