Cables can be automatically routed and visualized in Bentley Raceway and Cable Management (BRCM). The cable route visualization makes it easier to identify the situation where cables cannot be routed in the most optimum manner. By enabling the setting to calculate optimal route in the Cable Manager, one can visualize the optimal cable route.When the cable route is visualized, the actual route taken is shown in magenta and the optimal route is shown in red.Hence, the cable route visualization makes it easier to design the best cable routing.
1. Launch the application and open a Routing DGN file. Note: Open an already routed DGN file. For detailed steps to perform automatic routing refer to this link.2. In Equipment & Cable tab , open the Cable Manager.3.In the cable manager ,select the cable whose cable route is to be visualized.4.Right click on the selected cable and open the Routing Manager. 5.In the Routing manager , right click on the cable and check Calculate Optimized Route and click on Automatic Routing to autoroute the selected cable.6.The cable gets successfully auto-routed, Click Ok to see the properties of the cable updated.7.In this instance it can be seen that the cable gets successfully auto-routed but not in an optimal manner. In this case the info property displays the message-‘Unable to take Shortest Route, raceway capacity would be exceeded’.8.Right Click on the cable and select Visualize to visualize the cable route. 9.On visualization of the cable route ,a dialog box will be displayed asking if you want to show the optimal route for the cable. Click on yes to include the optimal route in the visualized cable route.10.After the cable route gets visualized, it can be seen that the optimal route gets highlighted in red and the actual route is highlighted in magenta.