Parent page: Schematic Objects
An off sheet connector is an electrical design primitive. Off sheet connectors are used to connect nets across multiple schematic sheets that are descended from the same parent sheet symbol.
Off sheet connectors are available for placement in the Schematic Editor only in the following ways:
After launching the command, the cursor will change to a cross-hair and you will enter off sheet connector placement mode with an off sheet connector floating on the cursor:
Additional actions that can be performed during placement while the off sheet connector is still floating on the cursor are:
The off sheet connector can be edited graphically using what is known as in-place editing. To edit an off sheet connector string in-place, click once to select, pause, 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.
The following methods of non-graphical editing are available.
Properties page: Off Sheet Connector Properties
This method of editing uses the associated Off Sheet Connector dialog and the Properties panel mode to modify the properties of an off sheet connector object.
After placement, the Off Sheet Connector dialog can be accessed by:
During placement, the Off Sheet Connector mode of the Properties panel can be accessed by pressing the Tab key. Once the Off Sheet Connector is placed, all options appear.
After placement, the Off Sheet Connector mode of the Properties panel can be accessed in one of the following ways:
The Properties panel supports multiple object editing, where the property settings that are identical in all currently selected objects may be modified. When multiples of the same object type are selected manually, via the Find Similar Objects dialog or through a SCH Filter or SCH List panel, a Properties panel field entry that is not shown as an asterisk (
*) may be edited for all selected objects.
A List panel allows you 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 you to target and edit multiple design objects with greater accuracy and efficiency.