by Miles Nicholson
Any symbol or block can be split and the collective parts of the block separated into two or more. The command Split PLC is, in some ways, ambiguous with its command name as it can be utilised on any block with attributes.
Why split and separate a block into two or more parts?
- To split a block across drawings
- To display the block more logically within the existing wire/cable constraints of the drawing
Select Schematic ribbon tab > Edit Components panel > Scoot > Split PLC
Pick the symbol/block on the drawing you wish to split (the block will be temporarily exploded)
Draw a selection window around the objects you wish to split:
Type U and left click to deselect any objects you don’t wish to include.
Right click to accept your selection choice.
You can then decide which Break Type you prefer:
Select to define the new base point of insertion for the 2nd+ part of the symbol. Left click to pick:
Drag your cursor to a different position. Left click when you are happy with the new position:
The 2nd+ symbol will be changed so that it has a TAG2 attribute instead of a TAG1. If you wish to have cross reference information displayed between the two symbols please refer to the following article: