Point-to-point: routing will be directly between two points indicated
Orthogonal: routing between two points will proceed first in the X
direction, then in the Y direction.
Slope routing: see Slope Routing.
Directional routing: see Routing with a
Branch at Center: see Branching a Run.
In addition, if you place the compass on an object the Use Compass
will display. If you click the button and start to route the route
will start from the compass origin. If you are in the middle of
routing, the compass origin will serve as a routing point.
Click one of the Select Mode buttons - the default is
The Select Mode buttons allow you to define where you can start
No Filter: No
filters are applied and you can route from any routable object or in
In Space: Routing
will be in space. This is useful when you have a large object in the
background, such as a ship structure, and you want to be able to
route in space. You must select this option when you are routing in
cache mode and you want to route in space with an object in the
background. When you are in design mode you do not need to select
this option. You can also de-select the option Allow selection of
objects in cache mode during routing. If the option (Tools
- Options - Equipment & Systems - Design Criteria) is NOT selected
then you will not need to click the In Space button.
Only Part Connectors: Select this to be able to route from part or equipment
This button allows you to use a dialog box to select the connector on
which to place a part, and is useful in busy documents. Click this
button if you want to select the connector on which to place your part
by using a dialog box, instead of selecting the connector in the viewer.
With your document open, select the part you want to place, click the
button and choose the part on which you want to place your part. A
dialog box will display, showing all the connectors on your selected
part. The selected connector will be highlighted, and will be orange in
the viewer. Select the connector on which you want to place your part
and click OK.
Import Node Points: This allows you to route using predefined node points.
See Routing with Defined Nodes for more