Create a cable - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

Intergraph Smart 3D Electrical

Intergraph Smart 3D
12.1 (2019)
  1. Click Insert Cable to display the Cable Properties dialog.

  2. In the System box, select a system for the cable. Select More to select a system from the workspace or database.

  3. In the Name box, type a name, or select DefaultNameRule in the Name Rule box.

  4. In the Parallel Cables box, specify an integer greater than 1, if you want to create parallel cables. For example, if you enter 2, the software creates two paralleled cables (children) with a parent parallel cable object.

  5. In the Signal Type box, choose a type for the cable.

  6. In the Part Number box, click More to browse the catalog for a cable.

  7. In the Select Part Number dialog, select a cable from the catalog.

  8. Click OK.

  9. In the Originating Device box, define the originating device connection.

  10. In the Terminating Device box, define the terminating device connection.

    • The originating and terminating devices can be the same or different pieces of equipment.

    • If a piece of equipment has a cable port, the Receptacle, Terminal, Connector, and Backshell (or a combination of these) values for the equipment are available for selection.

  11. To continue entering cables, click Apply and then click Insert Next Cable.

  12. Click OK to create the cable, and then dismiss the dialog box.

  • After you create a cable and click OK, you can edit the cable path in the model. Click Set Entry Point on the ribbon, and follow the prompts on the status bar.

  • You can specify automatic cable routing. Click AutoRoute on the ribbon that appears after you create a cable. Autorouting places the cable based on the shortest path between the starting point and the ending point on the cable tray.