Sets options for automated routing. Access these options by clicking AutoRoute Options on the Edit Cable Path ribbon.
Minimize cable tail lengths
Routes cable such that the cable enters/exits at the nearest entry/exit point available within the maximum tail range, and the maximum length of the cable remains in the cable tray or conduit. If you select this option, the software gives priority to the shortest cable tail lengths than the shortest path.
Allow overfilling of cabletrays
Allows for routing of cables through cable trays that will be overloaded. However, even when this option is enabled, the software searches for the cable route that will result in the least-filled condition. By default, this option is selected.
Allow Cables to enter from the Cableway straight feature
Allows cables to enter or exit from a cableway straight feature.
Allow Cable to be routed through Bends with radii less than Minimum Bend Radius of the Cable
Allows cable routing through bends that have a radius less than the minimum bend radius of the cable.
Cableway, conduits, or cables have been modified since last auto route
Regenerates new cableway network layout data. If you do not select this option, the software does not regenerate the data, but uses cableway network data from the last autorouted cable. By default, this option is selected.
Display range boxes if less than 10 cables are selected
Displays a range box around the cable connection location to the equipment, showing a graphical representation of the maximum and minimum tail ranges.
Refresh the Fill for Cableways in session from database
Retrieves the last fill for cableways from the database. This option is automatically enabled when Allow overfilling of cabletrays option is cleared.
Maximum tail range from Originating device
Allows you to set a specific, maximum search distance from the originating device. In addition, the software computes the shortest cable length for any search results. For example, if two conduits are the same distance from the cable tail, but one is 3 feet long and one is 6 feet long, the software connects to the shortest route—in this case, the 3‑foot route.
Maximum tail range from Terminating device
Allows you to set a specific, maximum search distance from the terminating device. In addition, the software computes the shortest cable length for any search results. For example, if two conduits are the same distance from the cable tail, but one is 3 feet long and one is 6 feet long, the software connects to the shortest route—in this case, the 3‑foot route.
Route cables through Electrical Raceway networks in the workspace only
Routes cables through the electrical raceway networks that are available in the Workspace, rather than through the entire electrical raceways available in the database. Check this option to route through the raceways available only in the workspace. Clear this option to include all the electrical raceways in the database.
Enable routing based on Allowable and Avoidance Volumes
Routes cables through allowable volumes avoiding the avoidance volumes. If you check this option the software routes the cable only in the allowable volumes. However, this path might not be the shortest path. Clear this option to disable routing based on allowable volumes rule.