Electrical Design > Cabling > Using Parameters in Cabling > About Modifying Cable and Wire Parameters
About Modifying Cable and Wire Parameters
You can modify cable, wire, or bundle parameters by
Editing the current values
Retrieving a file containing new parameter data
Updating the parameters from logical reference data for any matched spool, cable, or wire
When modifying the THICKNESS value, remember the following:
If you modify surface offsets for locations individually, then when you modify the dimension, the offset values are considered fixed and are no longer automatically updated.
You must change the offset dimension manually to ensure that the cable does not interfere with the surface as the diameter at the location increases. Either make the surface offset larger to raise the cable above the surface, or change the location offset to Free Height, and it will be done automatically.
If the bundle parameter, THICKNESS, is less than the sum of the thickness of all its packed components, a warning is issued.
Changing the thickness of a spool does not automatically update the THICKNESS parameter of a bundle created from the cables referencing the spool. To update the bundle thickness, you must regenerate the harness part. This is valid for regular cables as well.
You can add columns to the Model Tree that display the status of a particular feature, the type of feature, or information about a feature (such as parameters). Feature parameters can apply to any feature in an object, while model parameters apply only to an entire model.
You can use the Wire, Cable, or Sheath spool parameters to define the shape of the cabling objects, such as wires and cables. For example, THICKNESS, MIN_BEND_RADIUS, and so on.