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Save Cable Length as a feature

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Save Cable Length as a feature

Wouldn't it be great if you could save the Cable Length as an analysis feature with the length as feature parmeters in the model tree? I figured this can be handy espacially if you measure a portion of a cable and want to refer to the value in e.g. a note on drawing or MBD.

 

Maybe, as an alternative solution, the regular measure distance tool could be updated to manage cable length and parameters?

 

/Jonas Fransson PDSVision

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Re: Save Cable Length as a feature

This is already currently possible. In the harness part add a relation that uses the cable_len function:

To calculate the current length of any segment of a cable or bundle, use the following syntax:

cable_len ("cable_name",location_id1,location_id2)

To calculate the length for the complete cable from end to end, use the following syntax:

cable_len ("cable_name",-1,-1)

where

cable_name is the name of the cable being measured in the current harness.

location_id is the internal feature ID of the location through which the cable_name is routed. Where 1 and 2 denote the two cable locations between which the length is to be calculated.

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Re: Save Cable Length as a feature

This feature has been requested for a long time. For this type of items (pipes, cables,  hoses etc),  the customer is interested in the length he needs as a quantity in the BOM.

BR

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Re: Save Cable Length as a feature

This is already currently possible. In the harness part add a relation that uses the cable_len function:

To calculate the current length of any segment of a cable or bundle, use the following syntax:

cable_len ("cable_name",location_id1,location_id2)

To calculate the length for the complete cable from end to end, use the following syntax:

cable_len ("cable_name",-1,-1)

where

cable_name is the name of the cable being measured in the current harness.

location_id is the internal feature ID of the location through which the cable_name is routed. Where 1 and 2 denote the two cable locations between which the length is to be calculated.