Creating a Route Where Connectors Are Components of the Main Assembly

To create a route when you want the connectors to be components of the main assembly:

  1. In Routing Options, make sure Automatically route on drop of flanges/connectors is cleared.
  2. Insert electrical connectors into the main assembly by using any of the following methods:
    • Click Insert Component (Assembly toolbar).
    • Drag from the Design Library, the File Explorer, an open part window, or Windows File Explorer.
    • Drag from the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
    The connectors are inserted as components of the main assembly.
  3. Right-click the connection point on the connector where you want the route to start, and select Start Route.
    To make the connection points visible, click View Routing Points (View toolbar) or View > Routing Points.
  4. If the component does not have a connection point, click Tools > Routing > Electrical > Start at Point , to create a connection point.
  5. Specify options in the Route Properties PropertyManager, then click .
    The following happens:
    • A 3D sketch opens in a new route subassembly.
    • The new route subassembly appears in the FeatureManager design tree.
    • A stub of cable appears, extending from the connector you just placed.
  6. Drag additional connectors and routing hardware into the route subassembly.
    As you add each connector to the route, a line is added to the sketch (from the connector's CPoint) and a length of cable is generated along the line.
  7. Sketch the path between components using any combination of the following methods:
    • Use Auto Route to generate splines.
    • Use Cable Clips or other routing hardware to generate splines.
    • Sketch lines , splines , and fillets using 3D sketch tools.
  8. Optional: To assign electrical attributes to the route segments:
    1. Click Tools > Routing > Electrical > Edit Wires .
    2. Specify the wires and cables to use.
    3. Specify the path for each wire or cable core.
    4. Click .
  9. Exit the sketch.
The following appear in the FeatureManager design tree of the route subassembly:
  • Components folder containing the connector and clip parts you placed in the route.
  • Route Parts folder containing the cable that was created when you exited the sketch.
  • Route feature containing the 3D sketch that defines the path of the cable. The 3D sketch is related parametrically to the components in the route subassembly. If you move a component, the cable updates automatically.
Click Edit Route (Electrical toolbar) to edit an existing electrical route.