Combining Cable Instances

Convert multiple single conductor cables into a new type of cable after a harness description list is imported.

  • The target cable cross-section is the new cross section of the cable instance which replaces or combines the selected cable instances.
  • The target cable cross-section must be defined before it can be used to replace the single conductor.
  • The cable instances to be combined must share the same cable path.
  1. In the model tree, multi-select the cable instances to be combined.
  2. On the Cables tab, in the Tools group, click the  Combine Cables icon.
    Figure 1. The Combine Cables dialog.

Specify the target cross-section (the cable cross section which replaces the selected cable instances).
  1. From the Target cross section drop-down list, select the cable cross-section to replace the selected cable types.
    Note: The total number of signals for the cables to be combined must equal the total number of signals for the new target cable.
    For example, a single conductor (one signal) and twisted pair (two signals) may be combined to create a bundle cable with three signals.

    In the Old cable column, the selected cable instances to be combined are displayed.

    In the Old signal column, the signals of the selected cable instances are displayed.

  2. Click Combine to combine the selected cable instances and to close the dialog.
    The selected cable instances in the model tree are replaced with the new target cable instance.