About Multiple View Components
Use multiple view components (MVCs) when you must show the same component, or parts of the same component, more than once in a diagram. The MVC (or connector) can appear repeatedly in the diagram, but is a single object in the Bill of Materials. It has one reference designator and one set of parameters that apply to all of its views.
After you have added a MVC or connector, you can add an instance of this component or connector to a diagram. The instance is a representation of the MVC. Only one view can be added at a time. You can also insert the view in an existing wire or a cable.
When you add instances of the MVC definition, you can place all the symbols defined within the view, or you can place selected symbols from the view to show only details associated with them. Each item within the MVC definition can be placed separately and moved, rotated or positioned as necessary.
Symbols used to define a MVC can also be used individually as regular components that are not associated with a multiple view component.
If a symbol is used both individually and as a MVC, any parameters that are set for the individual symbol do not affect the multiple view component.
You must first create individual symbols and then define a MVC by including the individual symbols.
For example, if a MVC consists of a contact and a coil, both the contact and the coil must first be created individually before they can be brought together to define a MVC.