The following items summarize the new feature and enhancement in the Bentley Raceway and Cable Management CONNECT Edition Update 11 release.
Enhanced Raceway ID Tools
The following enhancements were implemented in the Raceway ID Tool for easier modification and visualization:
New SDK featuring Raceway and Equipment APIs
You can now take advantage of a more comprehensive SDK to create your own custom tools and automate your design process. The new SDK enables you to do the following:
You now have the option to persist project data inside an iModel in PlantSight as an alternative to a SQL Server database which provides the following benefits:
New Convenient and Expedient Parametric Content Creation Tool
Parametric Content Creation Tool is available for you to create a parametric equipment, raceway component, and supports that doesn’t require scripting expertise. You can select among 3D elements, specifying sizes, positions, and orientation through an easy-to-navigate dialog.
The parametric components you create are stored in an XML format using .pmd file and can be used by the following tools:
New Parametric Support Placement Tool
A new Parametric Support Placement tool is added to the Raceway ribbon menu in the Supports group. This tool utilizes the new .pmd parametric supports with the ability to directly attach the supports to the ceiling or floor with a simple setting, making it fast and easy to place multiple supports.
Support for Multiple Connection Points on Equipment
You can add multiple connection points to equipment using the new Parametric Content Creation tool. You can use the "Point" primitive and set its type to "ConnectionPoint."
In essence, this feature adds junction boxes as additional connection points to the equipment. The cable list should then refer to the IDs of these connections, which would be automatically labeled as: "(equipment ID)+(Name property of Point node in POB file)." The cable routing would then identify which connection point to route a cable to.
Support for Cable Ladder with Round Rung Profile
Using the new Parametric Content Creation tool, you can define round shaped cable ladder rungs that were previously impossible.
The following raceway content is added to the software:
New Sample Projects
New sample projects have been introduced that leverage the same Plant model as the OpenPlant Example WorkSpace to provide a consistent set of example projects for both the imperial and metric datasets and to promote interoperability between projects that require OPM and BRCM.
Replace Deprecated Tag Sets with new Item Types
Tag Sets have been deprecated in CONNECT Edition in favor of Item Types. For this reason, raceway and equipment IDs and labels now use Item Types instead of Tag Sets.
Added Configuration Variable to Allow Larger Cables to Route
Added the configuration variable BRCM_AUTOROUTE_IGNORERWHEIGHTIFNOCAP to allow larger cables to route considering the Cap Style settings.