|The Electrical Cableway Routing tab allows you to customize:|
|1.||Use the Separation Code File area
to define segregation code rules you can use to optimize automatic
Select File Based to choose the segregation code file by browsing for a text file. (Creating File-Based Design Rules describes the format for creating a text file.)
For more information, see Creating File-Based Design Rules in the Electrical Cableway Routing User Guide.
|2.||Select Rule Based to use CATIA
Knowledgeware to define a rule made up of one or more conditions. Only one
rule can be implemented at a time, but this rule may combine several
Click the Edit button to enter a new rule. The Routing Rule Editor displays.
The line above the input field is a reminder of the Knowledgeware syntax.
Use the Eraser button to clear the input field. Click OK when you are done.
You can select the following routing rules:
Minimum Bend Radius - The cable reference points to the cable bend radius value. The cableway minimum bend radius is computed based on the center-line for a curved loft. The cable can be routed through the loft if the minimum bend radius is greater than the cable bend radius.
Percent Fill - A check is made to determine if there is enough space on the hanger/penetration object to accommodate the cable being routed. Growth Factor is a value that is controlled through the ProjectResourceManagement.xml, and then stored on the hanger at design time (hanger placement).
Maximum Cable Length - The Maximum Length attribute can be modified on the cable instance. The length of the routed path found must be less than or equal to the Maximum Length.
Match Cable Category - The Cable Category attribute can be modified on both the cable instance and the hanger Instance. For example, a cable with a Cable Category that equals Degaussing can be routed only through Hangers with a Cable Category that equals Degaussing.
Match Water Tightness - The Tightness Attribute is defined on the cable reference (Water Tight, or Non Water Tight, or nothing). The Cable Penetration type object is classified as Water Tight/Non Water Tight, based on their location in the catalog. Cables with attributes set to Water Tight are permitted to go through both Water Tight and Non Water Tight cable penetrations. Non Water Tight cables cannot go through Water Tight cable penetrations.
Cable Diameter Fits in Cableway - The Cable Diameter attribute External Diameter is defined on the cable reference. A check is made on cableway objects to see if they can fit the cable diameter.
Segregation Code Check
A segregation code is a string type attribute defined on the cable instance. For example, S1, S2.
When the cable is routed through a cableway object (hangers/penetrations), a certain distance must be maintained between the cables with different segregation codes to avoid interference.
The distance between the segregation codes is defined in the Segregation Distance table stored in this text file:
This file is referenced by the ElectricalDesignRules.catalog.
The segregation code is applied to the instance, not the reference. Separation distances are defined as a combination of segregation code 1, segregation code 2, and the separation distance.
NOTE: You cannot assign a different value to the same segregation codes. For example, if S1 and S2 have a separation distance of 5, you cannot have another line entry as S2 and S1, and assign it a separation distance of 10. If you do, the second entry is ignored.
For Raceway Design and Conduit Design, you can route cables through segments or through nodes,
Select the Always stack cables in a raceway section checkbox to stack cables in a raceway section.