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Fixing spline length for cable assemblies

Question asked by Brian Park on Jun 23, 2009
Latest reply on Jun 26, 2009 by Brian Park
We use a lot of external cables to connect our rack equipment. Up to now I've installed the connectors and then added a 3D spline based cable in between. I can measure the length of the spline with the measuring tool and it gives me a rough idea of how long a cable I need. But what I would really like to do is the reverse - create a cable assembly with a 3D based spline with a fixed length for the cable. That way I can install one connector and then route the flexible cable spline so that I can fit the other connector and have an exact length for the cable. Right now spline length is a hit or miss affair, and we've had to iterate cable length in the real world on more than one occasion.

So can you fix the spline length? Or is this a feature that would be useful in other applications and should be submitted as a request? How do others design cables like these?

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