||This task shows you how to fix - or rejoin -
routables in which segments have become separated. In the first scenario
below, the user has a run with fittings at the ends.
He moves one of the fittings in the X and Z directions, so that it ends
up on a different plane from the original run. The routable is now
broken and the user wants to join the fitting and the run.
The run can be re-joined in one of several ways, depending on the nature
of the break and the requirements. The methods are as follows:
||When a routable is broken a blue line displays, as shown
below. Right-click on the blue line and bring
up the Definition dialog box. You do not need to make changes in
this box - it needs to be displayed so that the other steps explained
here can be taken.
||If you want to create a segment along the blue line to join the two
halves, use the Create Segment command. To do this, first
bring up the Definition dialog box, then right-click on the blue line. A
pop up menu displays options - select the option Create Segment.
A segment will be created to join the two halves. The image below shows
||In certain types of breaks (where the two halves are on different
planes) an Auto Route function is available. This allows you to select
from three possibilities: shortest distance; orthogonal from start to
end and orthogonal from end to start. To use this, bring up the
Definition dialog box, then right-click on the blue line. In the pop up
menu select the option Auto Route. The Auto Route dialog box displays.
||Click on the Toggle
button to see the three different solutions. The shortest is along the
dotted blue line. The other options shown below are orthogonal from
start to end and orthogonal from end to start.
When you have the solution you want click OK.
||You can also click and drag to re-join the run, in certain
circumstances. This is possible when one end of the run is free - i.e.
not connected to another object. The images below show a broken run, and
the user dragging one of the arrows to join the broken halves.
Click OK when you have the correct solution.