Insert Cable Tray

To insert a cable tray on a drawing, go to

DM Electrical->Cable Tray->Insert Cable Tray

You will be prompted to specify the first point of the cable tray. The prompt that is displayed depends upon whether you last inserted a forward cable tray or a backward cable tray.

Specify first point for forward cable tray or [Set conduit information/Backward]:
Specify first point for backward cable tray or [Set conduit information/Forward]:

Specify first point: Specify the location of the first point for the cable tray. You be prompted to specify the next point of the cable tray. The prompt that is displayed depends upon whether you are inserting a forward cable tray or a backward cable tray.

Specify next point for forward cable tray or [Set cable tray information/Vertical/Backward/start New run]:
Specify next point for backward cable tray or [Set cable tray information/Vertical/Forward/start New run]:

Specify next point: Specify the location for the next point of the cable tray.

If the cable tray is not connected to another cable tray, the Insert Cable Tray dialog box will appear, described below.

If the cable tray is connected to another cable tray, the cable tray information will be based upon the connected cable tray.

You will be prompted again to specify the next point, allowing you to cable tray inserting cable trays.

Set cable tray information: Change the settings for the next cable tray that will be inserted. The Insert Cable Tray dialog box will appear, described below.

Backward: Change the current direction of drawing cable trays from forward to backward. The first point of a backward cable tray is the location of the arrowhead. The next point of a backward cable tray is the location of the tail of the arrow.

Forward: Change the current direction of drawing cable trays from backward to forward. The first point of a forward cable tray is the location of the tail of the arrow. The next point of a forward cable tray is the location of the arrowhead.

Vertical: Insert a vertical cable tray at the location of the first point.

If the cable tray is not connected to another cable tray, the Insert Cable Tray dialog box will appear, described below.

If the cable tray is connected to another cable tray, you will be prompted to enter an elevation for the cable tray. Forward cable trays will prompt for the ending elevation. Backward cable trays will prompt for the starting elevation.

start New run: The current run of cable tray will be finished. You will be returned to the first prompt of the command and asked to specify the first point for a cable tray.

Insert Cable Tray Dialog Box

The Insert Cable Tray dialog box is displayed when you need to specify information for the cable tray that you are about to insert.

Cable Trays--Insert Cable Tray dialog box

See the Common Cable Tray Information section for more information on the values that may be specified for cable trays.


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