Getting Started

Before getting into the detailed instructions for using Electrical Cableway Routing (ECR), the following tutorial provides a step-by-step scenario demonstrating how to use key functionalities.

The first step you do in ECR is create a 3-D document from the schematic that you created using Electrical Connectivity Diagrams (ELD). You must have a schematic - created using ELD - to use the functionality present in this product. Creation of schematics is explained in the Electrical Connectivity Diagrams User's Guide.

Individual steps are explained elsewhere in this manual or in the manuals for the applications you will be using. But, broadly, the procedure you must follow, as described here, is to create a 3-D document from the schematic created in Electrical Connectivity Diagrams, and then create a cableway, which could be a loft, path reservation or conduit.

Following these steps you can use the other functionality that ECR offers, such as routing cables and validating the cable route.

aprereq.gif (1223 bytes) Before starting, you should be familiar with the basic commands common to all workbenches.
These are described in the Infrastructure User's Guide.