The shape of the arrows can be modified by entering the values Scale X and Scale Y in the Properties panel. The length and width of the arrow are multiplied by these values. For example, the value of 1.23 enlarges the arrow by 23%.
Hyperlinks can refer to any page or symbol. Clicking on the link will bring you to the target page or symbol.
To create a hyperlink:
To prevent unwanted moves when clicking a link, to move a link it is necessary to keep the F6 key pressed.
It is advisable to set the appearance of the text to make it clear that it represents a link – i.e., in blue and underlined.
The Style Library (menu Edit - Style Library) allows you to save and reuse frequently used styles of graphic objects (color, line type, fill type, etc.).
Edit - Style Library
The styles in the library are displayed:
As lines: for lines and wires
As ellipses: for objects with fill (rectangles, ellipses, polygons, etc.)
The Style Library has two parts:
Temporary styles: saves automatically the last 20 styles that you have used.
Permanent styles: here are those styles that you want to keep permanently.
Copying a style automatically adds the style to the library. The style is added to Temporary Styles.
Drag it with the mouse onto the Permanent Styles tab. Similarly, you can remove a permanent style by dragging it onto the Temporary Styles tab.
Apply to selected objects
The program allows you to automatically apply a style to wires of a certain name. For example, a PEN style will be applied to a wire called PEN.
The program copies the style from library to the wire.
Styles are stored in the Symbols Library, in files
_CONF\styles\temp.xml a _CONF\styles\perm.xml
The program allows to copy style (color, line type, fill type, etc.) from one object to another.
There are two ways to copy styles:
Edit - Paste Style
The program calculates areas of rectangles, ellipses, or polygons (except for crossed polygons).
The area will be displayed in the Properties panel. Area unit depends on the scale of the drawing.
If several objects are selected, sum of their areas is displayed.
Use the F4 keyboard shortcut to change the active layer. The status bar shows the active layer name in brackets
The layer filter in the embedded bill of material makes it possible to display only symbols from specified layers. On the bill of material page, press the Filter button. Type the names of layers into the displayed dialog box (use separate line for each layer).
Individual texts can be rotated by any angle, as with the symbols and pictures.
List of Terminals (menu Outputs - List of Terminals) contains a list of all terminals in the drawing. For each terminal are listed:
Outputs - List of Terminals
For this connection:
The program will generate this list of terminals:
Terminal input is displayed to the left, output to the right of the terminal.
Symbols that represent the terminals must be set up correctly. You need not carry out this setting, if you installed after 21. 3. 2017, or if you download these already set up symbols.
File - Options ...
Save connection points and attributes
The setting will take effect for all terminals of the same type in the drawing.
New column "cable" has been added to the list of wires.
In program settings (F12) - Document - Fonts it is possible to set up font for reports.
In program settings (F12) - Document - Wires numbering:
If the option both ends is selected, just one number in the middle of the wire is shown for short wires.
It is possible to disable showing wire number for a particular wire. The setting is made in the Properties panel.
The reports module has been completely redesigned for professional appearance, with a more readable font and word-wrapping of long lines.
List of wires (menu Outputs – List of wires) allows you to add any columns, similarly to the lists of symbols.
Outputs – List of wires
A symbol may contain other symbols (except for integrated circuits and gates). A symbol may be comprised of layers. A symbol in the drawing
can be rotated to any angle. The angle is entered in the Properties panel, in tenth of degree.
Sample of a symbol that contains other symbols and can utilize the ability to rotate to any angle:
Reports can be edited. For example, in the bill of material it is possible to change reference, type, and other attributes. In the list of wires it is possible to change the name of the wire. Editable fields have a white background.
For reports editing we recommend the use of those available in the outputs menu and to move the dialog window to a side of the monitor or to the seconde monitor. Selecting a row in the report will highlight the corresponding object in the drawing.
The report can be sorted by clicking on a column.
Printout pages can be numbered using new variables. For example, if the printout has several pages, each page will have a different number.
This is achieved by the new variables:
New title block standard9.ptb contains these variables.
If you already have ProfiCAD, you can download the installer for upgrade. You can install over the existing version 8. This is a paid upgrade.
If you have purchased ProfiCAD after March 30, 2016, you can upgrade to Version 9 free of charge. For activation use the key that you have received when you bought the program.
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