This task explains how to create/modify other segments at branch points.
Dedicated commands have been created to add and remove branch points although it is still possible to access them through the Bundle Segment Definition dialog box.
|Branch points can be
added to or
removed from the original branch.
The tangent continuity is maintained between the segments.
You can also connect other segments at branch points and manage the bundle segment diameter and color for each section.
|You've already created a
The Branch Definition dialog box is still open.
|As a branch point has been added, the branch consists of two
sub-branches that can have different parameters. Those sub-branches share
the same centerline and are stored into the same CATPart document.
The branch point is not fixed as a bundle segment definition point but placed directly on the centerline. Thus, when modifying the centerline, the branch point follows the curve.
Make sure you use Electrical Harness workbench when modifying the bundle segment or protective covering.
Using non electrical commands to modify electrical data may lead to inconsistencies when compared to the behavior implemented by electrical commands.Directly editing, modifying and replacing either geometrical features created automatically (splits, curves, etc.) or formulas must be done with caution. Note that restructuring or reordering these features may also lead to unpredictable results.
Let's see an example:
If you double-click the the selected branch point as shown above, you will activate the Point Definition command of the Generative Shape Design workbench.
This allows you to modify the point position, but out of the electrical context. In this case, the adaptative support will not be updated to the new bundle segment parameters.
Using the dedicated command, the extremity management lets you modify the branch point position:
When you validate the entries made, the result looks like this: