Raceway Cross Section Reports
To assist conductor pulling, identifying conductors and for further analysis of optimisation, Paneldes provides a detailed ROUTE SEGMENT cross section list for all of the routes in which it has placed conductors.
Paneldes route segment cross section lists are DBASE 3 compatible database files.
The files are generated for wires and cables and will be named "YourProjectNameWIREXSECT.DBF" and "YourProjectNameCABLEXSECT.DBF" respectively.
These databases will be generated automatically in the current Elecdes project directory when you have routed conductors.
One wire and cable cross section database only will be allowed per Elecdes project.
The width of the file (number of fields) is defined by the largest number of conductors in any route segment plus seven.
We will assume that X is the number of conductors in any route segment.
The Conductor list, i.e. COND1 CONDX, is the conductor cross section for this segment.
The Fill_Info field will inform you how FULL this segment is (possibly under- or OVER-utilised).
Your conductor names may have a suffix: (BKF), (BKS), (BKW), (BKA), (BKP), (BKV), (BKR), or (BKN).
If this is the case, then a useable route has not been found for that conductor.
When the "Join Disconnected Networks" option is set in routing preferences, raceway on 2 different networks can join on a bottleneck pass via a "bridging connection". This assists with problem diagnosis on bottlenecked conductors.
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The data base file structure is the same for both wires and cables.
REPORT implies a field is analysis data.
|DRAWING||54||The filename of the model on which the segment is drawn (without .dwg extension).|
|COND_TYPE||10||Whether the conductor is a wire or cable.|
|CLASS||10||REPORT||The CLASS of raceway segment for the record.|
|SEGMENT||25||REPORT||The tagname of the raceway segment.|
|LENGTH||10||REPORT||The length of the raceway segment.|
|POWER||64||REPORT||The power index value for the raceway segment.|
|CABLEFACTR||15||REPORT||The cable carrying capacity for the raceway segment.|
|CABLE_CF||15||REPORT||Summed cable factor of the conductors in the raceway segment.|
|TOTAL_FILL||15||REPORT||Aggregated fill of all split parts of this raceway segment.|
|SPLIT_PCT||15||REPORT||The percentage of the width of the segment prescribed by the modeller for this power-split.|
Utilisation of this segment.
|WEIGHTFCTR||15||REPORT||The weight limit for conductors placed in raceway.|
|CABLE_WT||15||REPORT||Summed weight of the conductors in the raceway segment.|
Utilisation of this segment.
Method by which the raceway filling was calculated.
Most useful when checking which type of NEC raceway filling rule was applied.
|CFUSED||15||REPORT||Percentage of the cable capacity of this segment that is used by exiting cables that are not in this project.|
|CFRSVD||15||REPORT||Percentage of the cable capacity of this segment that is reserved for future use.|
|COND(X)||25||REPORT||One of the conductor tagnames in this segment.|