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I/O Studio

Feature

 

The I/O Studio is where you can edit the Inputs and Outputs for multiple Products at a time in your Catalog or within a Project. Inputs/Outputs added to a Product will display in the Schematic shapes/blocks in our Visio and AutoCAD interfaces.

Details

 

Opening

 

To open the I/O Studio interface for multiple Products, select the Products in the Product Explorer or Project Editor interfaces and click the [I/O's] button on the ribbon:

 

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When multiple products are opened in the I/O Studio, they will list on the left side and will display on their own tabs when opened. If you are within the Project Editor interface, the Component IDs for the Products will display next to them:

 

Adding/Editing/Deleting

 

An I/O consists of three parts: Terminal, Signal, and Label. There is a dropdown menu in each cell that allows you to select from your I/O list. You can add new I/O's to your list by typing directly in the fields (they automatically append to your I/O's list) or you can use the I/O's interface under Control Panel.

 

 

There are buttons along the top of the interface for adding/editing your I/Os.

 

...... Opens the Add New I/O form

 

 

......This will insert a blank row above whatever I/O row you have selected. You can use this to modify the way that I/Os display, e.g. blank rows can separate audio from video ports.

 

 

 ......Clones the selected I/Os

...... Deletes the selected I/Os

...... Cuts the selected I/Os

...... Copies the selected I/Os

...... Pastes copied or cut I/Os

 

......The Mass Update button allows you to update the Terminal and/or Signal fields for multiple I/Os at once.

 Move Up/Move Down buttons allow you to choose the order of display for I/Os

..... Saves the selected I/Os to your Saved Configurations list

 

You can also access these functions by right-clicking on the form.  This form also displays the keyboard shortcuts for these commands:

 

Configurations

 

The Configurations tab at the bottom left of the I/O Studio interface lists all of your saved configuration:

 

 

You can drag and drop Configurations over to either the Inputs or Outputs columns. To select multiple Products hold down Shift (to select a series) or Ctrl (to select outside of a series).

 

The "Add Ports To" button will add the quantity of the selected Saved Configuration to Inputs, Outputs, or both.

 

 

You also have the options of auto incrementing the label by the desired quantity and you can choose the starting number:

 

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