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Matthias Sch.

Signal Type lost after reshaping connections

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I use different "LAN - ..." signal types to make plans more readable with colored lines based on what type of data/protocol the LAN connection is used for.

For example: "LAN - MANet", "LAN - ArtNet", "LAN - Media".

This works great because it creates different classes which can be individually colorized.

Creating a defined "SignalType" in the txt file would be a big effort for lots of different types (since it requires VW to be restarted to reload the changed file).

Also when using two protocols on one connection. This would make the SignalTypes.txt list bulky.

 

Now, when I move a device, everything stays as it should.

 

But after re-shaping a connection, the individual "Signal" entry is lost and overwritten by the default Signal coming from the connector.

 

Steps to reproduce:

- create 2 devices with at least 4 identical sockets each

- connect the sockets

- click on each connection and in "object info" > "general" > "signal" set an individual text as signal.

- edit the new class (colorize the line)

- move one of the devices > works!

- reshape a existing connection > color is lost

 

see attached test file and video.

 

Maybe, if ConnectCAD needs to "re-create" a connection since the shape was changed, it can just look for modified signal (and remembers it, if necessary) before creating the new connection? Just like it works for cable type and and number?

 

Matthias

Test-SignalTypes.vwx

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