To create a PLC module in your drawings, drag and drop the PLC symbol onto your drawings. To rotate the PLC symbol, right click on the PLC symbol and select Horizontal or Vertical. To change the label position and orientation on the PLC symbol, right click and select Change Label position or Change Label orientation.
PLC symbols can be input, output or analog modules. To customize the PLC symbol, right click on the symbol and select Set PLC Module.
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Users can use the PLC symbol to create separate input and output modules and they will be displayed as separate shapes on your drawing. If you edit their reference (e.g both input and output module are labelled "PLC1") then Electra understands that both symbols represent only a single PLC module. Therefore, only a single PLC module appears on Generate Layout or on the Bills of Materials, despite having 2 separate PLC module shape on your drawings.
To create a connector assembly that includes both plug and socket in your drawings, drag and drop the double sided Connector symbol onto your drawings. To create a connector with plug or socket only, drag and drop the single sided Connector symbol onto your drawing. When using the single sided Connector symbols, right click on the Connector and select "Show Male Plug" or "Show Female Socket" to display male plugs or female sockets on the connector.
To customize the Connector symbol:
The Connector symbol operates similarly like the PLC symbol, so for more information, please refer to Customizing the PLC Module.