Is there a way to know what is connected to what in a 3D model? For instance if I wanted to see what all was connected from one device ID to another is there a way to do this? I may have two breakers but there is bundles of cable, rigid bus, and connectors between them. I would like to have a report show me that.
I don't think a call is necessary. There's just a few things I'd like to clarify.
Good questions. You are on the right track.
•How will the report be limited to one circuit? Can this be done by filtering (is there an attribute common to the circuit that could be filtered on such as Installation or Location)? Or will an object, or perhaps the starting and ending objects in the circuit need to be selected?
Was hoping that pick the first in last item and through some sort of smart connections the program would be able to know what to include. Could do some sort of attributing but that makes it a bit more manual than we would hope to have it.
•The report is to help you determine the MLSE, the report itself will not be determining the MLSE, correct? Unless this could be achieved with simple sorting of the results.
No it will not. This will take some calculations. We want to be able to produce a list on the fly to import into another software we use to calculate this.
•Are only objects with coincident hook points connected, or is anything that touches connected?
Anything that touches. We have set up our hook points to be specific to equipment, current, etc. so we don't have the coincident hook points throughout a circuit. I think thats what you meant if we could filter it on a particular color hook point?
•How will the software distinguish "current-carrying, high-voltage elements" from items not to be included in the report? An attribute or part number field?
Yes we have thought about this and thought to add "MLSE" to part that can be considered in the calculation. The thought is to add this to the Parts Database.