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Cable Catalog Structure ( CATCxx.DBF )

FieldnameDefault widthDescription
BLOCK / CLASS 10

Always contains "CABLE", which is the usual name of the Elecdes block for which this catalog entry is suitable.

MFG 5

Manufacturer's code

CATNO 50

Part number

TYPE 15

Text description of the cable.

RATING1 - 10 20

Voltage, current and temperature ratings.

AWG 10

Wire gauge for the cable.

CORESIZE 10

The size of each core(conductor) of the cable: cross sectional area or wire gauge.

CORES 10

The number of cores(conductors) in the cable.

USER 55

Any additional user-defined data.

PRICE 10

Price per unit.

CABLEFACTR 10

A number representing the fill factor for this cable.

Can be related to size, weight, thermal requirements etc.

Zero, 0, is general and will not contribute to filling.

Used by Paneldes to optimise the filling of raceway during cable routing.

WEIGHT 10

A number representing the weight for this cable.

Zero, 0, is general and will not contribute to filling.

Used by Paneldes to optimise the filling of raceway during cable routing.

POWER 5

A number representing the power rating for this cable.

Used by Paneldes to separate cables with different power ratings during cable routing. Must match the power rating of the raceway intended to carry the cable.

Zero, 0, is general and can be placed in any raceway.

MINBNDRAD 15

The minimum bend radius allowed for this cable. See Cable Schedule Report (Paneldes).

ZONECLASS 10

Area or zone classification. User defined for warnings and assistance for cable catalogs.

DRUMSIZE 10

The length of cable contained in one whole drum.

Used by Paneldes to produce a drumming report.

INSULOD 10

Outer diameter of the outer insulation

INSULID 10

Inner diameter of the outer insulation

INSULODCOR 40

Outer diameter of the insulation of each core(conductor) of the cable

INSULIDCOR 40

Inner diameter of the insulation of each core(conductor) of the cable