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5.13.10.14. NX: Routing Electrical

The NX interface supports Routing Electrical features. PARTsolutions parts accordingly classified (see Section 5.13.10.3, “Classification of Electrical Connections [CNS_CP|4|3])”) have their Multi Ports marked with the double arrow symbol (just like parts manually created in NX).

On the part of PARTsolutions Anchor points [56] are classified as Mounting Points (see Section 5.13.10.4, “Classify Mounting Points (Mounting Point [CNS_CP|4|6] and Mounting Description [CNS_CP|4|7])”). Currently[57] the classification information is not yet set in NX.

Part in PARTdesigner with connection points

Part in PARTdesigner with connection points

Part in NX with Multi Ports

Part in NX with Multi Ports

Under Application -> Electrical -> More -> Qualify Part, you can find the Multi Ports listed.

Classification attributes

Terminal data (classification attributes) of the single sub-ports are appended to a Multi Port.

When selecting a Multi Port you can open the dialog box Characteristics via context menu command Object Characteristics. Here you can find a listing of the classification attributes. Only attributes with existing mapping will appear.

Example: Attribute "CUT_BACK_LENGTH"

Example: Attribute "CUT_BACK_LENGTH"

The mapping between NX attributes and PSOL attributes can be found in the configuration file ifugnx.cfg, in the following blocks:

  • ConnPointAttributes (hasConnPointElectricalClass)

  • ConnPointCharacteristics (hasConnPointElectricalClass)

Example: Mapping between NX attribute "CUT_BACK_LENGTH" and PSOL attribute "000036001"

Example: Mapping between NX attribute "CUT_BACK_LENGTH" and PSOL attribute "000036001"

The attributes of the class CNS_CP|4|3 (Electrical Connection) are listed in the dialog box Class variables.

Example: The NX attribute "CUT_BACK_LENGTH" corresponds to the PSOL attribute "000036001" (Connection Insulation Stripped Length)

Example: The NX attribute "CUT_BACK_LENGTH" corresponds to the PSOL attribute "000036001" (Connection Insulation Stripped Length)

For Routing Electrical the terminal data such as connection points, names of the single sub-ports of a Multi Port are available.

Preconditions:

  • Up-to-date CNS classification (only concerns the classifying of parts)

    If needed - update the CNS classification via PARTadmin -> Catalog update -> Online.

    Catalog update -> Online

    Catalog update -> Online

  • Corresponding keys in the configuration file ifugnx.cfg have to be activated. This are keys from the blocks with category "hasConnPointElectricalClass". In addition, in the block "Categories", the keys "hasElectricalClass" and "hasConnPointElectricalClass" have to be activated in particular. Possibly the latter two manually in the configuration file itself.

    ifugnx.cfg -> "electrical" keys

    ifugnx.cfg -> "electrical" keys

  • When selecting a new part choose the template for Routing Electrical.

    Template "Routing Electrical"

    Template "Routing Electrical"

  • Functionality is given as of NX version >= 1847

  • In order to display the double arrows following has to be set:

    refset_00=default:Entire Part

  • In order to display the Multi Ports in the Qualify Part dialog, select the lowest part level and perform a double-click. The ports are only defined on part level.

    Assembly Navigator - Part level

    Assembly Navigator - Part level



[56] Anchor point is the point where the part is mounted in an assembly by default.

[57] Nov. 2020