Multilevel Terminals – Naming the Levels

   By Jesse Deane on August 9, 2023

Terminals and terminal strips can be a bit of a mystery to many SOLIDWORKS users. It is undoubtedly an area of design that can get a little complicated. This is particularly true when it comes to working with multilevel terminals. While there are a few different ways to handle multilevel terminal marks, with automatic and manual being the familiar examples, one question that tends to come up from time to time is what to do about naming multilevel terminals at each individual terminal level. Let’s look at the steps.

  1. Define the levels of the terminal (specifying the quantity).
  2. Navigate to the Component properties of the terminal.
  3. Select “Use level marks” as the mark mode.

Naming multilevel terminals

This gets us part of the way, as each level is labeled, but with the default 1, 2, 3, and 4. Now what if we want to give them more specific names that will better suit our design?

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The remaining two steps will be necessary to be able to specify level names:

  1. Still within the Component properties, click on the 3 dots to the right of the mark numbers that are listed.

  1. Check the box for “Manual level,” then specify the desired names in the “Level name” column.

Now when we look in our component tree, we can see that the level initially labeled “1” is now labeled “Name Example,” which we specified within the Component properties.

Customized name for multilevel terminals

Our end result is a more customized naming structure for our multilevel terminals that we can modify based on the particular needs of the project.

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