Creating a Route for Connectors Through a Cable Tray

To create routes for connectors through a cable tray:

  1. Click New > Assembly and click Save .
  2. To start a route, insert the following into the main assembly by clicking Insert Component (Assembly toolbar) or by dragging them from the Design Library, the File Explorer, an open part window, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, or Windows Explorer:
    1. Cable tray fittings to create a cable tray assembly.
    2. Electrical connectors at openings of the cable tray.
  3. Set options in the Route Properties PropertyManager, then click .
    The new route subassembly appears in the FeatureManager design tree as [CableTray <n>-<assembly_name>].
    If the order of the steps is reversed in step 2 above, the name of the new route subassembly is [Harness <n>-<assembly_name>].

  4. Sketch the path between components on each side and the CPoint of the Cable Tray using any combination of the following methods:
    • Use Auto Route to generate splines.
    • Sketch lines , splines , and fillets using 3D sketch tools.
    Electrical Routes are generated from the connector's endpoint and the cable tray's CPoint.
    To make the connection points visible, click View Routing Points (View toolbar) or View > Routing Points.
  5. Drag additional connectors and routing hardware into the route subassembly.
    As each connector is added to the route, a short stub is added to the sketch from the connector's CPoint.
  6. To assign electrical attributes to the route segments:
    1. Click Tools > Routing > Electrical > Edit Wires .
    2. Specify the wires and cables to use.
    3. To specify the route path, do one of the following:
      • Select the route segments between connectors on both sides of the Cable Tray.
      • In Wire From-To List, click Select Path.
      The route path between connectors is automatically identified.
    4. Click .
  7. Exit the sketch.
    You can use the same procedure to create routes for connectors with HVAC ducts.