Redesigned Cable Manager now features a ribbon menu with a superior user experience.
This new interface makes it faster and easier to find the most important commands and allows you to load large numbers of cables and perform operations faster and easier than before. Several new capabilities and optimizations have been introduced which include:
New routing priority rule by cable voltage
You can now preset a cable routing priority based on a cable's voltage level in the Options > Cable Data > Cable Voltage Levels dialog so that all cables of that voltage level inherit the same priority.
You can now configure where the software saves user defined configurations.
As a BRCM administrator, you can now define custom ID, Raceway, and Duct Bank spacer configurations and adjust a configuration variable to control where these configurations are saved making it more convenient for you to control who has rights to modify them. The variable, "BRCM_USER_DEFINED_CONFIGS" by default is set to the local user's app data folder, but can be changed as you desire.
OpenPlant Project Administrator can now perform a Dataset Upgrade.
The ability to update a dataset is now included in OpenPlant Project Administrator (OPPA) so that we can update a dataset from one release to another. This is especially useful if you are only utilizing the design tools inside of OpenPlant Modeler.
AutoPlace Conduit tool can now generate conduits that directly touch the raceway trays and ladders.
The AutoPlace Conduit tool now accepts a zero value for “Offset from Raceway” so that you can create conduits that enter the side rail of a ladder or tray in which they typically would drill a hole in to allow the cables to pass into the conduit.
Immediately Assign Raceway IDs using the Raceway Generator.
The ID Settings tab found in the Raceway Router are now available in the Raceway Generator enabling you to immediately generate new raceway parts including raceway IDs all in one easy operation that save you design time.
Equipment Additional Length property is now included in Reports
You can now include the Additional cable length field from Equipment in the following reports making it convenient to validate that you have entered accurate information for your equipment:
Enhanced Raceway ID Tool allows you to quickly assign unique IDs to raceways without an existing ID
The Analyze Model command inside the Raceway ID tool will now retrieve all raceways without an ID assigned to them as separate segments rather than putting all parts under the same segment. Now when assigning raceway IDs with an increment each raceway will receive a unique ID.
Updated Icons for specific tools makes it easier to identify their purpose
We updated a few of the tools icons in order to make them more recognizable. The tools that were updated include:
Improved 3D Cable Performance
We increased the speed of generating 3D cables and reduced their footprint by replacing the solid elements with surface elements.
OBO cable basket (metric)
OBO cable basket (wire mesh) is now available and installed with the OBO metric dataset.
Corrected loading depth dimensions of existing cable ladders in the dataset.
Many of our existing cable ladders did not have accurate loading width and depth dimensions specified because the height of the rungs may take away some loading depth which we didn't previously account for. The datasets have now been upgraded to correct for this.
Schneider (metric) content now included
The previous Schneider V8i content we had available for a separate download has now been updated for the CONNECT Edition and is available for install from the product installer.