CADMATIC Cable Router significantly saves man hours in cable routing and shortens the time needed for installation of precut cables in plants. Cable Router comes with a fully automated routing functionality that selects the optimized routes for cables, calculates their cut lengths and checks cable way fill rates and possible collisions in cable jumps between cable ways.
Cable ways can be routed with different types of components such as trays, ladders or cable conduits. The cable management tool creates a dynamic nodal network based on existing cable ways and penetrations in the model.
The system uses the nodal network to find the most optimal routes for cables between equipment and other objects and controls the status of cables. The user can easily manage which cables are routed, not routed, and for which cables the route has changed. Cable definitions can be imported easily from MS Excel for instance via the XML link from which the Cable Management tool automatically creates cables.
Cross section views can be generated for cable ways at the selected segment and penetrations (including sealed penetrations, for example Roxtec). It can be used for inspecting fill rates, cable assignment in segregations on the cable way or in penetrations. It is possible to attach the cross section views to construction drawings to provide additional information for installation on site. The system automatically produces cut length lists for cable pre-cut.