Electrical Design > Electrical Design > Grouping Component Symbols > To Create a Component Group Instance
To Create a Component Group Instance
1. Click Insert > Component Group. The Select Comp Group Definitions dialog box opens.
2. Select the component group to redefine. You are prompted to name the instance.
3. Type a name for the new instance of the component group. The VIEW NAMES menu appears showing unplaced views in the group.
4. Select views to place from the VIEW NAMES menu. The Electrical Parameters dialog box opens if you are placing a component or connector view.
5. Enter a REF_DES name and a MODEL_NAME for each component in the group.
6. Modify the parameters as required and click OK.
If you are placing a plain (detail) symbol, no parameters are required, so the Parameters dialog box does not open.
If you use a plain (detail) symbol, you are unable to route wires to it, even if it has nodes.
7. Select a symbol location in the main diagram window. The view of the instance of the object is placed at that location with the new reference designator name. As you select additional views to add, they are automatically placed because their relative location is defined in the component group definition. You can place some or all of the views in a component group instance when you create them.
8. To display additional views of an existing instance where all views are not placed, click Insert > Component Group View and select an existing member of the component group. The VIEW NAMES menu appears showing a list of additional views in the group.
9. Select the additional views to place from the VIEW NAMES menu and place them in the diagram.
You can select an instance in the diagram about which to obtain information by clicking Info > Component Group.
You can use the commands on the Format menu to manipulate component group symbol instances.
To resize a component group instance, the individual subsymbols must all be of variable height.