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Support for Square and Rectangular Sections

Routing has added support for route types that require square and rectangular sections.

This enhancement allows you to create routing assemblies for:
  • HVAC rigid air conditioning ducts and other user defined mechanical styles of ducting.
  • Cable trays and electrical ducting/trunking for rectangular section open or closed top top ducting.

Many components for these route types are available in the Design Library. You can drag and drop components and fittings from the HVAC, Round Ducting, Electrical Cable Tray and Electrical Ducting folders under Routing. You can also add components for these types to the Routing Library Manager.

PropertyManagers including Connection Point, Route Properties, and Edit Route contain additional options for these route types. For example in the Connection Point PropertyManager, additional subroute types under Electrical include Cable Tray.

In the Connection Point and Route Properties PropertyManagers, you can also define a User Defined route type to create air conditioning, other mechanical styles of ducting and space planning type route subassemblies. When you apply a User Defined route type, you must specify that the cross section is Rectangular or Circular, and set parameters according to this type. You then sketch the path between components, add other routing fittings, or sketch lines using 3D sketch tools. For this route type, you can create rectangular and circular routes in the same routing assembly.

These route types are also fully supported in BOMs and drawings.

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