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Troubleshooting for Routing
If routing fails, read the autoroute.fails file for solutions to the problem. Other areas that you could investigate are as in the following table:
Routing Failure
Routing fails, some of the items may have failed or been in a state of failure before the autorouting
Regenerate these items and route again.
Regeneration fails during routing
Ensure that you have regenerated the harness before you route.
The harness was regenerated and the routing still fails
An autorouted wire may have caused a min_bend_radius violation
Routing fails because you added items to a bundle which increased the min_bend_radius, that is now violated
Decrease the min_bend_radius of the bundle by modifying its parameters or modify its routing and route again
The cable is already completed and a continuous segment already exists between two connector entry ports.
Check if the cable is already routed according to the diagram.
The conductor logical information does not match, the cable is completely routed, but the logical information specifies that the cable conductors be routed to separate entry ports on the connector(s).
Use the Route Cables dialog box to modify the From and To entry ports for the conductors.
There is insufficient entry-port information, the cable cannot be autorouted because the system cannot determine where to attach to the connector(s). Either there is no entry port designated, or there is more than one entry port designated but the pin signal ENTRY_PORT parameter has no value.
Ensure that the entry ports are designated and the pin signal ENTRY_PORT parameter has a value assigned to it.
The logical and physical entry ports do not match, a cable may only attach to two connector locations (except when routing through a splice). For the cable above, the system cannot determine the correct From and To connectors because there are two correct logical connectors in addition to one or two physically routed cable segments routed from other connectors.
Ensure that the names of the logical and physical entry ports for both diagram and cabling match.
No path through the network is found, the location priorities may be set so that the required or disallowed locations prevent a complete path from existing. Routing with a network that is not all connected may mean there is no path between connectors. Also, the tangencies of the existing network locations do not allow routing between connectors.
Add additional network segments and route again.
The cable has too many ends to route too many independent segments touching the network for the system to determine which should be used for routing.
Ensure that the cable does not contain more than one unterminated end.