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Pro Cabling in WF5? Different from WF4?

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Pro Cabling in WF5? Different from WF4?

Hello Colleagues,


(I am an admin, so this requerst is second hand, please bear with me)


One of my sitres just upgraded to Creo Eolements Pro5 (M180)


and my super user is having trouble with the cabling functiuonalituy? Mostly he can't find it?


Has PTC moved it? Does anyone know of a tutorial to help him? Is there some sort of menu mapping functionality?


Any insight would be appreciated.


Thanks,


David T. Francis

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RE: Pro Cabling in WF5? Different from WF4?

David,


I'm in a similar boat as we prepare to move from WF4 to Creo 2. Our cabling guy has been kicking the tires on Creo 2 and finding the changes frustrating - particularly with how to manually route cables without having connectors on either end to connect to. Did you get any direct replies?


Regards,


Erik Gifford

Pro Cabling in WF5? Different from WF4?

Erik,

There was a discussion recently on how to route cables that included the way to route without connectors on either end. Here it is with some editing to address your need:


The interface should be much easier and flexible to use now but it is a shift from how it was done in WF4.



The new routing method primarily aims for you to do point-to-point routing between entry ports. You can then insert intermediate locations on the wire/cable to define the path, unless a network is present in which case it will auto-route for you.





Once the wire is created the From and To collectors will become available for you to connect the ends of the wire between connector entry ports.



*However, in order to route without a connector* you can click RMB on the From or To collector and choose Add Location to define an endpoint that is not on an entry port. You can also click on the drop down arrow next to teh From and To collectors to see that menu. The Route Cables tool will pause (become grayed out) while the Insert Locations tool is active. You can easily create a free location and click MMB to accept. The same can be done for the To end as well.



Once the end points are defined it will just create a simple route between them or if a network is present it will automatically route via the network (switchable using Route Type drop-down). You can also follow other cables by choosing 'Follow cable' in the Route Type drop-down.



Once you click OK on the Route Cables dialog you can then select on the routed cable and RMB>Insert Locations to define the intermediate locations. With the cable selected you can also RMB>Edit Segment to move those locations - just mouse over a location and a drag handle appears allow you to easily modify the route.



There's lots more to it but they're the fundamentals!

Regards,

Martin Kemp
PTC (-)