I'm getting the error mentioned above when routing cables. It happens with all cables I have tried to route, which happen to be cables I created. Below are the properties of one. Is there something I'm missing when defining the cable properties?
I found this definition, it's a bit confusing but here's what I'd try...
In the properties for each part, click the 'Cable cores' tab. To define the diameter of the cable core, change the value of the 'Section (mm^2)' property. It is not a one-to-one relationship. The 'Section (mm^2)' property defines the diameter for the cable conductor only. The cable core route in the SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D® application represents the real diameter, which also includes the insulation. A standard cable conversion table determines the relationship.
For a visual reference, see the attached image.
Since you are using AWG your Properties. try setting that 7.7 to zero instead, assuming as it says above that it calculates the bulk cable diameter itself by adding up each conductor's size and adding the insulation etc. See if that helps.
Thank you for the response. It was a step in the right direction. It routed the cable without an error, but the cable diameter is not what I was hoping for. The particular cable I'm testing this with is a CAT 5, shielded, high flex ethernet cable. The diameter solidworks estimated is 3mm. Substantially different than the actual 7.7mm. It's a step in the right direction, though. Knowing that it's looking for the "section (mm^2)," I'll keep experimenting with it.
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