Parent page: Schematic Objects
A Managed Sheet Instance Symbol is an electrical design primitive. It is used to represent a Managed Sheet and usually contain predefined circuits. A Managed Sheet Instance Symbol references a managed sheet and can be re-used within and across design projects. Managed Sheet Instance Symbols include sheet entry symbols, which provide a connection point for signals between the parent and child sheets, similar to sheet symbols.
A Managed Sheet Instance Symbol is available for placement in the schematic editor only. Use the following steps to access the placement command:
After launching the command, the cursor will change to a cross-hair and you will enter Managed Sheet Instance Symbol placement mode. Placement is made by performing the following sequence of actions:
Additional actions that can be performed during placement – while the Managed Sheet Instance Symbol is still floating on the cursor are:
This method of editing allows you to select a placed Managed Sheet Instance Symbol object directly in the workspace and change its size, shape or location, graphically.
When a Managed Sheet Instance Symbol object is selected, the following editing handles are available:
Click anywhere inside the dashed box and drag to reposition the text object as required. The object can be rotated or flipped while dragging:
The following methods of non-graphical editing are available:
Dialog page: Properties for Managed Sheet Instance
This method of editing uses the Properties for Managed Sheet Instance dialog to modify the properties of a managed sheet instance object.
During placement, the dialog can be accessed by pressing the Tab key.
After placement, the dialog can be accessed in one of the following ways:
The Managed Sheet Instance Designator and Filename text fields can be formatted independently of the managed sheet instance itself. The corresponding properties dialogs for each - the Sheet Symbol Designator and Sheet Symbol File Name dialogs - can be accessed using the methods described above (replacing managed sheet instance symbol object with either sheet symbol designator or sheet symbol filename).
An Inspector panel enables the user to interrogate and edit the properties of one or more design objects in the active document. Used in conjunction with appropriate filtering - by using the applicable Filter panel or the Find Similar Objects dialog - the panel can be used to make changes to multiple objects of the same kind, from one convenient location.
A List panel allows the user to display design objects from one or more documents in tabular format, enabling quick inspection and modification of object attributes. Used in conjunction with appropriate filtering - by using the applicable Filter panel or the Find Similar Objects dialog - it enables the display of just those objects falling under the scope of the active filter – allowing the designer to target and edit multiple design objects with greater accuracy and efficiency.