Harness Connector Type

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A Harness Connector Type

A Harness Connector Type


A harness connector type is a child object of a harness connector. It is used to name the type of placed harness connector.

Availability and Placement

The harness connector type is automatically placed when the parent harness connector object is placed. It is not a design object that the user can directly place.

When you place a Harness Connector, you can specify the Harness Type by double-clicking on the Harness Connector object and populating the Harness Type field in the Harness Connector dialog or clicking directly on the Harness Connector Type field in the schematic design. By default, newly placed Harness Connectors are given the Harness Type Harness.
The Harness Connector Type can be hidden from view or moved to save space in your design. Enable the Hide Harness Type option in the Harness Connector dialog or select the Harness Connector then open the SCH List panel and enable the Hide Harness Type option or double-click on the Harness Type object and enable the Hide option.

Graphical Editing

The harness connector type string can be edited graphically using what is known as in-place editing. To edit a harness connector type in-place, click once to select, pause for a second, then click a second time to enter edit mode. Once editing is complete, press Enter or click away from the string to exit in-place editing mode.

If attempting to graphically modify an object that has its Locked property enabled, a dialog will appear asking for confirmation to proceed with the edit. If the Protect Locked Objects option is enabled on the Schematic – Graphical Editing page of the Preferences dialog and the Locked option for that design object is enabled as well, then that object cannot be selected or graphically edited. Double-click on the locked object directly and disable the Locked property or disable the Protect Locked Objects option to graphically edit the object.

Non-Graphical Editing

Via an Associated Properties Dialog

Dialog page: Harness Connector Type

This method of editing uses the Harness Connector Type dialog to modify the properties of a harness connector type object.

The Harness Connector Type dialog

The Harness Connector Type dialog

The Harness Connector Type dialog can be accessed prior to entering placement mode, from the Schematic - Default Primitives page of the Preferences dialog (Tools » Schematic Preferences). This allows you to change the default properties for the harness connector type, which will be applied when placing subsequent harness connectors.

After placement, the Harness Connector Type dialog can be accessed in one of the following ways:

  • Double-click on the placed harness connector type.
  • Place the cursor over the harness connector type, right-click then choose Properties from the context menu.
  • Click Edit » Change from the main menus then click once over the placed harness connector type.

Via an Inspector Panel

Panel pages: SCH InspectorSCH Filter

An Inspector panel enables the designer 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.

Via a List Panel

Panel pages: SCH ListSCH Filter

List panel allows the designer 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 efficienc

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