Routing Cables with Cable Scheduler
Cable Scheduler offers multiple methods for routing cables. This includes the Paneldes Auto-router (optionally utilising waypoints), as well as manually created routes, and copying or reusing existing routes.
Typically, for cable routing with a model (tray and routes imported from Paneldes), Raceway Groups (routes) will have a one-to-one relationship with cables (one cable per route). With modelless cable routing, where raceway groups (routes) must be created manually, it may be more convenient to use a single raceway group (route) for multiple cables (a one-to-many relationship, which Cable Scheduler also supports).
Cable Routing Methods
Invokes the Paneldes auto-router, which will find the shortest appropriate route for the cable, taking into account waypoints.
Used for modelled cable routing.
|Assign manual route|
Forces cables to follow the specified manual route.
Used for modelless cable routing, or for modelled cable routing where auto-routing is not suitable.
|Copy route of another cable|
Copies the route of an existing cable, assigns the selected cable to the copy of the route, and locks the route to prevent further auto-routing.
|Route with the "Home Run" of another cable|
Copies the route of an existing cable, and uses the route segments as optional waypoints for the selected cable, which the auto-router will attempt to follow.
The above options are available from the Cable context menu, as shown below.
Depending on whether a cable is routed or not, and whether it has been marked as issued or pulled, a different icon will be shown in the Cable Scheduler interface (tree view and list view among other places):
|Unrouted cable (but may have waypoints assigned).|
|Auto-routed cable (assigned to an auto-route).|
|Locked cable (assigned to either a locked auto-route, or a manual route).|
|Locked cable that has been issued to site.|
|Locked cable that has been issued to site, and marked as pulled on site.|
Cable Context Menu
Guiding and Routing functions for Cables are accessible from the context menu of a cable (either in the tree, or in a list view).