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How to use Glands to Define the Entry Point to a Panel

Glands specify the point of entry of a cable into a panel.

From the gland the cable will then route to either the centre of the panel or to a termination point if that is also provided. When a cable has a gland, the connection distance from the conduit or tray to the gland is used instead of the distance to the centre of the panel.

Glands provide the following benefits:

  • Routes are more visually accurate.

  • Route lengths are more accurate.

  • The connection distance to the desired conduit or tray is more likely to be within the Device to Duct setting compared to using the distance to the centre of the panel.


  1. Choose the Place Accessory entry from the Construction menu.

    See How to Place an Accessory for the general procedure.

  2. Set the LOCATION to the name of the panel containing the gland.

  3. Choose a catalog specification for a gland, or at least set the SUBCLASS to GLAND if you are entering the gland details manually.

  4. Set the AUX3 field to the value "CABLES:" followed by one or more comma-separated cable names. You can use wildcards in cable names.

    Or, for a single cable, if AUX3 is not used set the TAGNAME of the gland to the name of the cable that should pass through the gland.

You can place other glands in the same panel for other cables.

See also

Glands and Routing Termination Points

Routing functions description

Route connections

How to force the first connection for a route

How to route to a device with undefined raceway

Component attributes