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Jumper / Dip switch on a Block component.

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    Paul Guillaume

    Maybe this can give you an idea. (Years ago) I added an LED and an address switch to my database so they can be put (and moved around) on a block (away from the block edge):

    I defined these components as 1 pin block connectors in the database with symbols defined as this:

    The origin is offset so the symbol appears away from the block edge.

    You could define a multi-pin connector in which each pin would represent 1 switch of the DIP switch. That would enable you to split up the DIP switch over multiple blocks.

    Hope this helps

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    Michael Kachor

    Interesting idea, will probably help with some other things I have been trying with views and other information

    Seems like that just leaves me to use graphics to draw in the DIP or jumper after placing it?

    Or Would I draw two sets, one in on position, and one in off position and have both connectors in the part?

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    Michael Kachor

    Hmm, I guess I could use symbol characteristics to have the two different versions to switch between.  Just the clarity to other designers of choosing between characteristic to set the dip isn't very intuitive.

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    Paul Guillaume

    If you define 2 symbols with the same name but with a different "characteristic" (see example below), you can put the symbol on a block and if you need to change the default state of the switch, just change the characteristic.

    In the database editor:

    In a project it looks like this:

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