Defining a Flexible Route

This task explains how to define and view a flexible route in your 2-D document.  

You can define flexible routes for tubing, HVAC and waveguide lines. This task describes a tubing line.

The Manage Route Flexibility command allows you to specify a route as flexible. Additionally, the flexible route can be seen in the 2-D drawing. (The route displays as blue dots and dashes.)
NOTE: To view a flexible route in your drawing, you must import the flexible route rules set from the catalog.
Use the Import Rules and Checks command. In the Catalog Browser, select TubeFlexRouteRules and TubingFlexRouteRuleSet. Click OK on the Rule Base Catalog dialog box. You see the rule set display under Relations in the specifications tree.
To define a flexible route in your 2-D document:
1. Route a tubing line between two components.

2. Select the route and click the Manage Route Flexibility button .

The route displays as a flexible route. (Blue dots and dashes replace the original lines of the route.)

You can verify that the route is a flexible route by checking Properties. The Flexible field in the Properties dialog box indicates True.

NOTE: To define a route as flexible, you must use the Manage Route Flexibility command. You cannot change the attribute in the Flexible field.
  You can have the flexible route revert to a regular line by selecting the route again and clicking the Manage Route Flexibility button. The route is no longer a flexible route. You see that the original line replaces the blue dots and dashes.
You can define part of a route as flexible.
  Click the Manage Route Flexibility button and select the first point on the route. A blue circle displays at this point.

  Select the second point on the route. The blue dots and dashes indicate the part of the route that is flexible.