In order to approach all subjects in the Mechanical Layout category, such as Initiating layout in 2D, Inserting rails in the layout, Inserting gutters in the layout, Inserting components in the layout (customised), Inserting components in the layout (layout), etc, in a neater way, we’ve created an electrical design to control the direct start of an engine. It is the same design used in the Electrical Schematic.
As you’ve seen in the previous article, it’s possible to insert all components using the Custom palette. There is, however, a Layout palette that will do it in a better way, since it has some exclusive tools.
To use it, you’ll need to enable it first.
- Go to the Initial tab
- Press the Layout option
A new palette will be exhibited on the left side of the interface.
You will be able to filter components through visualization on this palette. This is one of its advantages, you can display or hide elements that have not yet been inserted in the layout. To utilise the filters:
- Go to the Layout palette
- Click on “Show inserted”
Note that in the Layout palette, the rails/gutters and disruptors won’t be exhibited. They are hidden because of the filter.
- Insert three contactors (K1, K2 and K3) onto the central rail in the board. It should look like this:
Note that the contactors will now no longer be exhibited in the palette, as it is constantly refreshed. If you mark the option to see all components, you will be able to see whether they have been added to the layout or not. Green means it’s already there, gray means you still have work to do.