Automatic Routing

Since you have set up the option to enable the external systems interfacing, the Automatic Routing  command in the Electrical Wire Routing workbench is modified.
This task explains how to route wires from an external wire list into an electrical bundle.
To know more details, refer to Considering External Data Routing in Greater Depth.
The document must contain at least:
  • A geometrical bundle with bundle segments and components at their extremities
  • A system.

  1. Switch to Electrical Wire Routing workbench .

  2. Double-click to activate the root product.

  3. Create the electrical bundle connected to the geometrical bundle.

    To do so:
    1. Click New Bundle .

    2. Select the geometrical bundle to be connected to.

    These steps are detailed in the Basic Tasks - Defining the Routing Context - Creating the Bundle.

    The electrical bundle is added to the specification tree under the root product.
  4. Click Automatic Routing .

    The wire list opens with connectivity and attribute information:
    For the wires available in the list, you get the following information:
    • The wire name
    • The wire reference designator
    • The wire external diameter
    • The wire bend radius
    • Whether or not the wire is routed
    • Whether or not wire extremities have been found, or changed.

    Filters can help you make your selection:

    • Hide already routed wires
    • Hide not routed wires
    • Hide wires whose extremities are not found.

    The routing options allow you to use or not the knowledge rule.

  5. Select one or more wires and click the right arrow.
    The selected wires shift to the right column: they will be routed.

  6. Click Route.

    The Automatic Wire Routing Report is displayed
  7. Close the report window.

    The wires are added to the specification tree:
    The bundle segments diameter are updated according to the wiring information.
    To know more, refer to Customizing - Equipment & Systems - Electrical Wire Routing documentation.