What's the best way to create a wire symbol for parallel runs for motor leads? We usually add multiple cable symbols to the wire to show number of parallel runs but the cable report and engineering consideration doesn't like multiple cables on one line, and the cable report doesn't always work. We also need these cables to show up accurately in the cables pull report.
Andrew,There is an existing Enhancement Request #16181:Paralleled cables: support for assigning and labeling parallel cable conductors. We have added you to the requestor list for the same (SR #7000821270).My colleagues suggested following workarounds that may be useful:
- One way to do this is to use families so that all conductors are part of the same cable id but each “set” of cables are all children of the same family. So something like CAB1 family is for 3 sets of 3 parallel cables so it has 9 children: child1 conductor1_1
Then all conductors still have the same cable ID and show up in reports- You can get around the limits in the software by having extra connections points on one of the symbols, normally the motor. Then each of the parallel cable could start at the same source but end on a different point on the motor.With some careful symbol design and cable tag naming you can get a decent approximation.Hope this helps !Regards,Sarvesh Kulkarni
please add me to the requestor list of that feature.
I have tried a "family" solution mentioned above, but it does not work as expected.
My test family:
Then I have tried to assing two conductors to one wire:
But still I get error message, and cable manager doesn't show that connection properly:
In the same cable (e.g. 14 condutors of 1 mm2) sometimes we are not using paraller run at all, sometimes 1-2 conductors, sometimes 3-4 and so on. Only depends on needs, every time it could be different.
Extra connection points are not a good solution.
Best regards, Wojtek
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Hi Wojtek,I would like to inform you that, I have added you to the requestor list of the Enhancement #16181: Paralleled Cables : Support for assigning and labeling parallel cable conductors (SR # 7000856624).Regards,Sarvesh Kulkarni