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Glossary

BOM

Bill of materials. A table that lists the components of a route, such as connectors, clips and coverings.

Cable

An electrical cable that has two or more conductors, called cores, bundled together.

Centerline

A geometrical line running through the center of a route.

Component

A part, or subassembly.

Conduit

In electrical applications, a rigid or flexible pipe that is used to channel wires or cable.

Connection point (CPoint)

A point in a fitting (flange, elbow, electrical connector, and so on) where a routing segment (pipe, tube, or cable) begins or ends.

Connector table

A table that lists the pins and associated wires for the selected connectors.

Core

A single wire strand. It can be by itself or in a cable that has two or more wires.

Covering

Material such as insulation or split sleeves placed on routed items to protect them.

Cut list

A table that lists conductor-wire identification, color, length, and from-to information. Also used for other routing applications.

Design table

A table with size data that controls the dimensions in the configurations of the fittings. In addition, it controls the parameters of the connection points for each configuration. See SolidWorks Help: Creating a Design Table.

Element

Markup tag in an .xml file. You can assign values to attribute files.

Fittings

Parts that make connections, such as elbows or flanges.

Flattened route

A flattened configuration of a 3D model used in electrical design.

Formboard

A template used in a factory for manufacturing purposes, for example to lay out cables for a harness.

From-To list

A spreadsheet that defines connection data for each wire in a cable assembly, and the components to which the wires connect.

Hardware

Parts such as clips and brackets used to fasten or secure pipes, tubes, or cables. This class also includes supports and hangers.

In-line fitting

Fittings such as reducers, valves, or tees that are added along the line of a routing assembly component.

ISOGEN™

A third-party application that generates a piping isometric drawings.

Mates

Geometric relationships and constraints between assembly components. See SolidWorks Help: Mates Overview.

Multi-core cable (mainly UK)

A cable with more than one wire strand.

Nozzle

A connection for a pipe or tube on a piece of equipment. See also Port.

Piping Isometric

A schematic drawing, typically A3 or A4 in size, that defines all the information required to manufacture a pipe. A piping isometric usually shows an unscaled isometric view that uses symbols for the fittings and includes dimensions, a BOM, and sometimes additional manufacturing data.

Port

The point at which a pipe attaches to a piece of equipment or a part. You must include a connection point (CPoint) or a mate reference at each port. Include mate references with pipe fittings, such as flanges.

Raw stock

Pipe, tube or cable material purchased from a supplier. See also Stock length.

Routable

A term used to refer to any object that can be routed, such as pipe, tube, etc.

Route

The path that a pipe or other routable takes between parts and equipment. A route can exist between several objects in a model. Also,to route,the act of creating a route. See also Segment, route.

Route assembly

An assembly document that contains the design information for a route. It is similar to a typical assembly document, but contains information that is used only for routing. Routing assembly documents are created as subassemblies within the context of a larger design assembly.

Route point (RPoint)

A point in a fitting (flange, elbow, electrical connector, and so on) that is used to position the fitting at an intersection or endpoint in the route sketch.

Route properties

The default attributes that are used for new route segments. They include templates, pipe and elbow options, and cable diameter.

Route segment properties

The attributes of a route segment, such as diameter, specification, pipe file and configuration. See also Route properties.

Routing template

A template in the Routing Library Manager you can customize to set company standards for components used in routing.

Segment, route

A portion or branch of a route. It can include more than one sketch segment. A route segment has the same properties along its entire length.

Segment, sketch

A sketch entity, such as a line, arc, or spline.

SolidWorks Content

An area in the Design Library that contains additional piping, tubing, routing, and weldments parts and assemblies that are ready to use with SolidWorks Routing. The models are bundled as .zip files for easier access.

Specification

The set of attribute values for a project to which parts, equipment and routables are designed to conform, for example, wall thickness or material.

Standard cable

A cable with a connector at each end, such as a power lead. Typically a purchased part, the cable has a fixed length and a fixed part number.

Standard tube

A tube or hose with a fixed length and a fitting at each end.

Stock length

A standard length of pipe or tube. Two or more lengths of pipe can be joined for longer lengths.

Stub

The length of pipe or cable that the application creates by default when a component is placed.

Stub length

The length of the default stub as defined in the Connection Point Property Manager or by the parameter StubLength@CPoint in the design table.


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