Branching a Path Reservation

This task explains how to branch a path reservation from any of these elements:
  • Another path reservation
  • Boundary
  • Contour
  • Run

If the "source" element (i.e., the element from which the path reservation branches) is moved or resized, the path reservation is adjusted accordingly.

1. Select the Path Reservation  button tbpathreserv.gif (1301 bytes)

The Path Reservation dialog box is displayed.

2. Define the parameters for the path reservation.

See Creating a Path Reservation on an Area for instructions.

3. Select the element  from which you want to route the path reservation and begin routing.
  • For a contour, select the edge.
  • For path reservations, boundaries, and runs that are displayed with a section, base your selection on the "cues" that are displayed as you move the cursor over the element:
  • A dashed line is displayed when your cursor is over the center of a section.
  • A solid line is displayed when the cursor is over the support line (defined by the set point of the section).
  4. If you want to branch from the center of the segment, click the Branch at Center button in the Path Reservation dialog box. The branch will begin from the center of the segment, irrespective of the point in the segment that you route from.
ainfo.gif (980 bytes) If you want to create a path reservation that "branches" from the end of a path reservation, boundary, or run, see Routing From the End of a Path Reservation, Boundary, or Run.