Electrical Design Software | Elecdes Design Suite by Scada Systems Ltd

How to Guide Cables with a Group of Waypoints

For any cable, you can specify that it must pass through waypoints along its route. A waypoint is a raceway segment that should be used to help route a cable. Once you have defined the waypoints for a cable, the auto router function will attempt to find the shortest route for the cable that also passes through the specified waypoints, in order.

Cable scheduler provides the ability to specify waypoints for cables manually, as shown below:

Prior to commencing this procedure you must have created a partial raceway group to hold the waypoints and guide the cable, and added the desired waypoints.

Adding a Raceway Group for routing


  1. Navigate to the cables folders from the top level components folder.

  2. Highlight the cables to be guided.

  3. Right click on the cables to guide (in the tree, or cable list view).

  4. Select Guide with waypoints... from the context menu.

  5. Select the desired partial raceway group from the resulting list and click OK.

  6. Once you have chosen a raceway group press OK to save the new route information.

  7. Run the auto router on the cable(s) to generate a new route that passes through the specified waypoints (the partial raceway group).

The Auto Router

Running the Auto Router