Parent page: Schematic Objects
A bus entry is an electrical design primitive that is used to connect a wire to a bus line. It has the ability to allow two different nets to connect to the same point on a bus, if this was done using wires the two nets would short. If this capability is not required, bus entries do not need to be used.
Bus entries are available for placement in the Schematic Editor only, by:
After launching the command, the cursor will change to a cross-hair and you will enter bus entry placement mode.
To move a bus entry, click and hold on it, (the cursor will jump to the nearest electrical hotspot), then move it to the new location.
The following methods of non-graphical editing are available:
Dialog page: Bus Entry
This method of editing uses the Bus Entry dialog to modify the properties of a bus entry object.
The Bus Entry dialog can be accessed prior to entering placement mode, from the Schematic – Default Primitives page of the Preferences dialog. This allows the default properties for the bus entry object to be changed, which will be applied when placing subsequent bus entries.
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 SCH 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 SCH 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.
The SCH 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 SCH 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.