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Tabular Input of Linear Wires

Linear wires can be entered and edited in a table using the following steps:

  1. Navigate to Draw > Tabular Input (Ctrl + T) in the main menu to display the table (refer to Fig. 5.40).
  1. Select the Wires tab and enter values as specified in the column titles. Each row corresponds to a linear wire, and you can input information such as the number of segments (Segs), coordinates of the starting (X1, Y1, Z1) and ending (X2, Y2, Z2) points, wire radius, resistivity, and coating (dielectric insulation). Note that only wires with a circular cross-section can be entered, and transmission lines are not supported in the Tabular Input.
  1. Right-click on the table to display a pop-up menu with standard options such as Cut (Ctrl + X), Copy (Ctrl + C), and Paste (Ctrl + V).
  1. Single cells can be selected by left-clicking on them or by using the TAB and arrow keys on the keyboard.
  1. Rows can be selected by clicking on the row number in the left column (No. column). Use the mouse or the up and down arrows on the keyboard to select a single row. The selected wire (row) is highlighted in red in the workspace. Double-click on a cell to exit row selection mode.
  1. Cut (Ctrl + X), Copy (Ctrl + C), and Paste (Ctrl + V) options apply to selected rows. Additionally, you can use Insert (Ins key) and Delete (Del key) options to add or remove rows.
  1. The Clear Contents (Ctrl + Del) option in the pop-up menu clears the content of a selected cell or row.
  1. Utilize the Sources and Loads tabs to input sources and loads. The Wire No. column specifies the wire on which the source or load is placed.
Fig. 1: Tabular input of linear wires.
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