Cable diagram wires not combining to one cable

Hello, Does anyone why my wires are not combining together to one cable, shown in the black picture below. What I want to achieve is the cable diagram like the white picture below. I've tried playing around with the Dial Machine example project, but it wouldn't work whenever I tried using different part number for terminals.

Thanks in advance,

  • Hi John,

    Do you mean to say that you are not able to get a correct Cable Diagram in the Dial Machine example project or in some different project? You also mentioned that after using a different Part Number for terminal in the Dial Machine Project you are not getting the correct diagram. Does this mean that if the part number that is assigned by default will give you a correct diagram? Can you let us know what is the changed part number that you are assigning to the terminal?

    Sarvesh Kulkarni
    Product Engineer - Bentley Systems

  • Hi Sarversh,

    I'm not able to get the correct cable diagram in both the dial machine example project and my own project. When I change the part number to anything else other than "6006 (which is the default part number) I get issues. I'm also making sure I am selecting a part number that has a wiring diagram symbol assigned to it. I'm still trying to find solutions, but I think it might have something to do with terminal families. If I end up solving this issue i'll report back.


  • Hello John,

    by looking at your first snap ,it seems you have to make the settings for the cable diagrams.

    you can try/make settings in Options>wiring diagram settings>cable diagrams can select cable symbol,make sure you click on show graphic cables.and mainly you have set offsets for horizontal and vertical terminals.

    below is the attached snap .

    hope this may helps you. :)


    Siddharaj Talawar

  • It used to be that cable diagrams only worked with terminals that belonged to a family. That is no longer the case since V8i SELECTseries 6

    Your cable diagram shows conductors "1", "2", and "3".  If you navigate to the schematic, right-click one of the symbols for this cable, and select Device Usage Chart, are all three conductors in the same instance of the same family (same subID)? 

    If U1-41GQa-1 is the device ID of the cable, having each conductor in a separate subID results in uncombined cables in the cable diagram like your screen shot.

    Results in uncombined cables on cable diagram:

    Results in desired merged cable conductors on cable diagram:

    If If U1-41GQa-1 is destination information, then perhaps conductors 1, 2, and 3 actually have different device IDs, I can't tell from the given information.

  • Hi Matt,

    "U1-41GQa-1" is the device Tag of the cable. I checked my device usage chart and I have combined by cables as shown below. I then updated the wiring diagram but still had the same issue. So I deleted everything on the wiring diagram and placed the parts down again, but still have the same issue. Could it be something to do with the terminal family?