Is there a manual that explains how to create cable tray and duct components.
I have just spent the day trying to pick apart the default library cable tray elbow I have run my part through the wizard OK but still get an error.
There are a number of new options for cable trays and duct components. SolidWorks Electrical and SMAP3D to name a few. What worked for me is finding a Manufacture that meets the required specs and has a downloadable library. Most of these files come as step format and need to be imported. Its best to just import them without using feature recognition. If you are dealing with a lot of sizes it might be worth making a library of configured parts.
Once you have all the parts and sizes you need you have options.
Your VAR should be able to help.
Manual wise one is limited to the course manual of the routing course you can get at your VAR's and the help file.
The actual nuts and bolts of it all as in a deep detailed run down of what must, what can, what one shouldn't do, one should learn by a mixture of telepathy and osmosis, or so it seems.
If your VAR can't or won't help then your best bet is to post your part one here and see if a kind soul is able to pick it apart and detect what's wrong with it.
I have worked out the first problem in the design table I have set the width@CPoint1 at 150 and the Depth@CPoint1 at 25, the document units are set to mm. When you look at the value for width@CPoint1 in the feature tree it is 150000.00mm and for Depth@CPoint1 you get 25000.00mm?
The VAR is always helpful I just do not think that they have a lot of clients using routing. I like picking apart the problem and working out the fix, just not dealing with the BOSS when he sees my time sheet!
We're actually starting to use them now in 2018 and like Jeremy have come to the conclusion that to model the cable trays and such correctly one seems to have to use meter as the base unit instead of mm.
For those that are less familiar with metric, it wouldn't be unlike giving the cable tray sizes in yard sizes. Or how about getting a 0.055555556 by 0.111111111 yard beam (commonly known as a 2 by 4)
No living (or dead) soul ever does that.
The result is that 300x150x1.5 (mm) becomes 0.300 x0.150 x0.0015 (m) which you have to draw in mm but has to be specified in the design table as being meter.
Why? It's not done that way for pipes or tubes but it is for cable trays and HVAC. Again, why?
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