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Intergraph Smart 3D Electrical

Intergraph Smart 3D

Joins two existing cable tray or conduit segments in the model. You can connect the cable tray or conduit segments by selecting an end feature, a nozzle, or a straight feature. The software displays all possible route paths between the selected from and to points.

Path Options

The software displays only the applicable path options based on the location and orientation of the selected end points in the model. The default option is Join Direct . The software remembers the last used path and sets it as the default option for the next operation. However, if the last used path is not applicable, the default option is reverted to Join Direct .

The software always computes the paths along the active co-ordinate axes.

Same axis: If both from and to end points lie along the same axis, then the software displays only Join Direct .

Same plane: If the from and to end points exist in the same plane, then the software displays the following options:

XY Plane:



Join Direct

YZ Plane:



Join Direct

ZX Plane:



Join Direct

Different planes: If the from and to end points exist in different planes, then the software displays the following options:












Join Direct


Minimum Distance Between End Points

Make sure to maintain a minimum distance between the two end points along each axis to avoid skews. The distance between the from and to end points should facilitate proper placement of the turn features. Insufficient distance might cause skews. The minimum distance is based on the dimensions of the selected route objects.

Fast Compute

In fast compute mode, the elbows or turns computed graphics are not rendered while in dynamic display. By default, the software does not use fast compute mode to dynamically display the computed graphics.

Fast Compute turned off

Fast Compute turned on

Navigating the Path Options

When you hover the mouse on a path option, the software dynamically displays the computed graphics for that path option. You can also press Tab or use the mouse scroll-wheel to navigate across the path options. Alternatively, you can also use the arrow keys to navigate. As you navigate, the software dynamically updates and displays the graphics.


Quick Route does not support cable tray barrier and duct bank specifications. The Number of Barriers property on the New Cableway dialog box is not available when you are quick routing. However, you can use a specification without barriers to join two cable trays with barriers.

Default Values

Quick Route uses the default values from the Defaults Tab (Cableway Settings Dialog Box), and Defaults Tab (Conduit Settings Dialog Box). For more information, see Defaults Tab (Cableway Settings Dialog Box) (cableway) and Defaults Tab (Conduit Settings Dialog Box) (conduit).

Quick Route Cableway Ribbon

Quick Route Conduit Ribbon

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