AECOsim Building Designer SS6. Version - 08.11.09.866
I have used the "Convert Lines to Raceway" tool to create a cable ladder run as shown In the image below, but I actually want it to run flat against the wall instead. I have tried implementing this using the "Front" view instead of "Plan" but still getting the same results.
Generally, how do you control the "rotation" or "orientation" of your raceway equipment at insertion.
It seems to me that it's locked to the center of the Raceway. Can be a good candidate for an enhancement. You can file a service request, and we will attach an enhancement to that.
below is my design intent which I have achieved by manually rotating the raceway to align parallel to the wall. However, the "Join raceway" and Break raceway" don't work on them. If I have to make slight changes or amendments then I have to delete and place new raceway. This is not flexible
For placing that vertical oriented raceway, is this (along with the proper justification) what you are looking for?
Yes. with your recommended settings above, the raceway at insertion came vertical but not aligned to the wall as shown above until I also changed the "Angle (Horizontal)" value to 114° as I had to do some trigonometry calculations.
Is there a way to align raceway to an existing object in your model? Not everyone is good at mathematics you know
No unfortunately we don't have an "along element" option for placing Raceway. The best option I can think of is to measure the angle of the wall/element first, then use that value vs. manually calculating it.