There are multiple Raceway systems which consist of Cable Ladder, Cable basket, Cable Tray, and Conduit. Each raceway system can be assigned a Raceway ID by defining a macro comprised of different types of attributes. Different attributes of the raceway system include the voltage level (LV, MV, CTRL, IW, COM) , Raceway Type, Position and other such attributes. Here in this document we are going to describe the steps that we must follow to assign the raceway ID to a raceway system while routing raceway.
1. Open the DGN file which contains a raceway routing model. Click on Raceway Router tool in Raceway ribbon. Raceway Routing Tool/Start dialog box will open.
2. Select the raceway system and raceway catalog as per requirement with one horizontal offset.
3. Click on Raceway configuration tab and to see preview of the raceway configuration click Preview. This will show the position/raceway number of raceways in setup grid. (A1. B1)
4. Now select the attribute as required from drop down menu (for example selecting Position attribute). Click Insert Attribute. The inserted attribute will be shown in the ID settings box.Here we have selected the Position attribute which indicates the position of the raceway in the setup grid.
5. We can select serial as well by clicking Insert Serial. This will give a number to each segment routed. We can also change the format of the Serial ID by editing it in the ID Settings box, but never change the formula ($,0,n). In the dialog below the Attribute selection we can see the macro of the serial number where we can edit the start value and increment value. (Here we have selected the start value 1 and increment value 1, hence software will start from Segment 1 and increment the value by one for each segment of that raceway.)
6. If the ID setting inserted is commonly used, then this can be saved by giving it a name and clicking Save.
7. Now select the B1 raceway and select the previously saved ID setting.Once you have specified the desired ID settings, add required preferences and click Route.
8. A sample result of raceway ID is shown below. Here A1 and B1 represent the Position Attribute for the raceway and Segment 1, Segment 2, …. represent the serial number for each raceway segment.