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Route Properties PropertyManager

You specify the properties of a route in the Route Properties PropertyManager.
The PropertyManager appears when you:
  • Create a pipe, tube, or conduit route.

  • Create an electrical route, either manually or by importing a from-to list.

  • Set a fixed length for flexible tubing and electrical route segments.

Pipe, Tube, Conduit, or Electrical

The title of the group is Pipe, Tube, Conduit, or Electrical, depending on the type of connector from which you started the route.

For Pipe, Tube, or Conduit:

Part Browse to select a part file for the pipe or tube you want to use. To be recognized as a pipe or tube, a part must have a configuration-specific property $PRP@Pipe Identifier.
  Base configuration Select a configuration to size the pipe or tubing to match the fitting.
  Wall thickness (Read-only.) Based on configuration.
  Use standard length (For pipes and conduit only.) Straight sections are divided into standard lengths, with the last section being created as a fraction of the specified standard length.
Standard Length of selected configuration
Type a value for length.
Insert coupling
Inserts couplings between segments. Specify the coupling part number and configuration.
  Use flexible hoses (For tubing and conduit routes only.) Specifies flexible tubing (enables you to use splines in route sketches in addition to straight line segments). Otherwise rigid material is assumed.
  Multibody part (For tubing and conduit routes only.) When selected, a single multibody tube part is created for the route, and each tube segment is a separate solid in the multibody part. When cleared, a separate part file is created for each tube segment in the route.

For Electrical.

Select for routes with a bundle of wires or cables.
Select for routes with a single cable.
Select for routes containing electrical conduit. In electrical conduit models, you extend the route between components such as junction boxes with pipes and elbows. Then add electrical components such as plugs or ring terminals that mark the end of the cables or wires. Use Auto Route to join the electrical components to the ends of the conduit route to indicate the path for the cables or wires through the conduit. This option is available only when you start the route with a component containing a conduit connection point.
  OD Set to route outside diameter. Cannot be greater than Nominal diameter (see Parameters section below).
  Fix diameter Select to fix the route diameter to the value set in OD. Clear to enable diameter updates based on the diameters of the cables and wires that you route.
If you want to highlight a fixed diameter route, click Routing > Routing Tools > Highlight Fixed Diameter Route. To remove highlighting, click Routing > Routing Tools > Dehighlight Fixed Diameter Route.

Bends - Elbows (for pipes, tubes, or conduit only)

For pipes, select one of the following. For tubes, Always form bends is the only option available.

  Always use elbow Specify a standard Elbow in the text box, then select a Base configuration.
  Always form bends Specify a Bend radius in the text box, and then select Inside or Center line.
  Prompt for selection Choose Elbow or Bend while creating the route.


  Add Covering Click to access the Add Covering PropertyManager, where you can add coverings to the route.


Parameters fields are read-only. Values are defined in the connection point of the component you started the route with.

Connection point Displays connection point currently in use.
Route type Displays the route type (Fabricated Pipe, Tube, Conduit, or Electrical).
Nominal diameter Displays:
For pipe, tube, and conduit fittings:
The nominal diameter of the fitting port and routing segment.
For electrical connectors:
The maximum cable diameter that the connector can accommodate.
  Minimum straight length (For tubes only.)
  End length adjustment (For tubes only.)
  Additional internal wire length (For electrical only.) This value is added to the cut length of the cable to allow for strip back, termination, and so on.
  2D Schematic pin id (For electrical only.)
  Specification field name (For pipes, tubes, and conduit only.) The Design table name for the specification, if Use specification is selected.
  Specification value (For pipes, tubes, and conduit only.) The Design table value of the specification, if Use specification is selected.
  Name (For pipes and tubes only). Tag name.
  Use Specification (For pipes, tubes, and conduit only.) Select to use a Specification property to filter the selections for pipes, tubes, and elbows.


  Routing Library Specify where routing components are stored. See Routing File Locations. It is important that all users who edit a particular route specify the same Routing Library path. Do not change this path after creating the route.
  Create custom fittings (For pipes, tubes, and conduit only.) Creates custom configurations of the default elbow fitting when a standard configuration can be cut down.
  Create pipes on open lines (For pipes, tubes, and conduit only.) Creates routing material as you sketch.
  Automatically create fillets Adds fillets at intersections as you sketch, based on the selected elbow part, or bend radius, or maximum cable diameter.

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