The CATIA Version 5 System Space Reservation product enables you to easily define a space reservation network that can be done at a preliminary or detailed design stage for tubing or cable routing.  The main focus of the product  is to allow defining of the space networks that can be used to route physical objects such as cables or tubes. It allows early detection of space or other types of conflicts so that they do not emerge at design time. The product allows you to segregate space networks, which means that there can be clearly defined primary and backup systems/path rules.

System Space Reservation provides an efficient, cost-effective way to create space for tubing or cabling design, and for review and validation. The initial design can be expanded, evolved, and modified to continue the design process. The entire process is accomplished through a simple,  highly intuitive interface, combining traditional 2D layout paradigms with full 3D capabilities to allow you to build a 3D digital representation of the design.

The product can be used with other digital plant design products, such as Version 5 Systems Routing and Plant Layout, to satisfy plant design requirements. These products, together with the Version 5 product portfolio, provide you with the complete ability to design and optimize your plant layout.

The System Space Reservation User's Guide has been designed to show you how to create the required space for tubing or cabling design. Based on design factors and various industries and domains, different design approaches may be undertaken. This book provides an overview of the product and aims at illustrating specific design procedures to aid your design efforts.


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