PDF- -Smart Plant 3D (SP3D) - 3Dimension Engineering - Cable Tray Modelling IN E3D 2.1

Description

Introduction

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Cable tray routing is an important activity on any large project

It uses the same principles and concepts as pipe routing

The aim of the course is to provide the skills required to use the Cable Tray Design application in the most productive way

Setting Up the Training Course 

Setting Up the Training Course

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The training set up tool is an additional tool installed along with the training material for the exclusive use of training purposes

It is designed to automatically build the training project data required for the completion of the "Cable Tray Modelling" training course

The following video will show how to enter an AVEVA Everything3D session and apply the Cable Tray Training setup on the provided training project

For a detailed explanation on this topic and associated Exercises see,

Everything3D™ (2

Creating a Cable Tray 

Creating a Cable Tray

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There is a separate design hierarchy for cable tray routing which follows the same principles as for pipe routing

each cable tray element may own a number of branches

In turn,

branches may own a number of tray components like bends,

The following video will build the appropriate hierarchy and then create a Cable Tray Branch,

and add a single component at the Branch Head

Exercise

Exercise

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Prior to creating a cable tray the correct hierarchy must be present in the Model Explorer

Navigate to the SITE-CABLE-AREA03 level and then create a new ZONE named ZONE-CTRAY-CONTROL-AREA03

Add SITE-STRUCTURAL-AREA03 to the 3D view

Create the Cable Tray Main CTRAY-AREA03-CONTROL and set the specification to VANTRUNK-SW5-SS

Position the Head W 288500mm,

N 311000mm,

U 104310mm and the Tail W 288500

N 289000

U104310

Set the width as 600mm for the Head and 450mm for the Tail and the Direction to S for the Head and N for the Tail

Set the Connection to Open for both Head and Tail

Create a Tee component by working forward from the Head position

Ensure the Auto Connect check box is selected then add a 600

Set the tray direction to U

The branch should look like this in ISO 1:

Positioning Cable Tray Components 

Positioning Cable Tray Components

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The majority of positioning of cable tray items can be performed from the Cable Tray Components form

The following video will create and position components along a Cable Tray Branch

Creating a New Branch 

Creating a New Branch

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The following video will create a new branch with its Head Connected to a Tee and the Tail Positioned explicitly

Connecting to a Tee 

Connecting to a Tee

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A Cable Tray Branch can be connected to another Branch using the Connect Cable Tray Branch form

The following video will connect the Head of the previously created Branch to a Tee of CTRAY-AREA03-POWER/B1

Exercise

Exercise

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Add a 300

Correctly position the components using the overview below

The following video covers completing the exercises described above

For a detailed explanation on this topic and associated Exercises see,

Everything3D™ (2

Positioning Commands 

Positioning Commands

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To position branch Head/Tails relatively,

select the branch within Model Explorer then select Move from within the Tools group located on the Cable

Tray tab to display the Move Branch form

This form allows the user to position the Head/Tail in various ways,

Distance,

Through,

Clearance and Towards

For a detailed explanation on this topic and associated Exercises see,

Everything3D™ (2

Exercise

Exercise

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Navigate to TEE 1 of BRANCH /CTRAY-AREA03-POWER/B1 in the Model Explorer and set the P3 direction to West by using the Swap Branch functionality

Create a new branch CTRAY-AREA03-POWER/B3 with its Head connect to the Tee modified previously in the exercise and tail connected to the Head of Branch CTRAY-AREA01-POWER/B1 3

Create,

position and orientate components to the branch as shown below using functionality explained in the previous chapters

The following video covers completing the exercises described above

Exercise

Exercise

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Add the zone ZONE-CWAY-AREA01-CONTROL in the Model Explorer and add the zone to the 3D view

Navigate to TEE 1 of BRANCH /CTRAY-AREA03-CONTROL/B1 and position the tee through branch CTRAY-AREA01-CONTROL/B1 and set the P3 direction to West

Create,

position and orientate components to the branch as shown below using functionality explained in the previous chapters

The following video covers completing the exercises described above

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Exercise

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Navigate to Cabletray main CTRAY-AREA03-CONTROL in the Model Explorer and create a new Cabletray branch CTRAY-

AREA03-CONTROL/B2

The branch head will be connected to the first tee on branch CTRAY-AREA03-CONTROL/B1 and the tail connected to the head of branch CTRAY-AREA01-CONTROL/B1

Create,

position and orientate components to the branch as shown below using functionality explained in the previous chapters

The following video covers completing the exercises described above

Exercise

Exercise

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Navigate to Cable tray branch CTRAY-AREA03-POWER/B2 in the Model Explorer and create a 90 degree Outside Riser 300mm Bend Radius and position it through the tail of the branch

The following video covers completing the exercises described above

For a detailed explanation on this topic and associated Exercises see,

Everything3D™ (2

Fixed Length Straights 

Fixed Length Straights

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Fixed-length tray (FTUB) elements can be applied to all or part of the current branch in the model

Creating fixed length trays will replace sections of implied straights

The following video adds Cable Tray Straights to all the previously created Branches

Exercise

Exercise

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Create a new Cabletray branch CTRAY-AREA03-POWER/B4

The branch head will be connected to TEE 1 of branch CTRAY-AREA03POWER/B3 as shown below and tail positioned explicitly at West 299650mm North 309800mm Up 102445mm

Create a 90 degree Outside Riser 300 mm radius and position it through the Tail

Fill the branch with straights using previous chapter as an example

The following video covers completing the exercises described above

Exercise

Exercise

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Create a new Cabletray branch CTRAY-AREA03-CONTROL/B3

The branch head will be connected to TEE 1 of branch CTRAY-AREA03CONTROL/B2 as shown below and tail positioned explicitly at West 300275mm North 309800mm Up 102445mm

Create a 90 degree Outside Riser 300 mm radius and position it through the Tail

Fill the branch with straights using previous chapter as an example

The following video covers completing the exercises described above

Copy a Branch 

Copy a Branch

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Many cable tray networks make use of components being regularly repeated in standard configurations

As such,

it is desirable for designers to be able to copy parts of the cable tray network and position them elsewhere in the model

This can be achieved by copying a complete branch and moving it to another position

The following video will copy Branch CTRAY-AREA03-POWER/B2 using the Copy Offset feature

Exercise

Exercise

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Create a new Cabletray branch CTRAY-AREA03-CONTROL/B4

The branch head will be connected to TEE 2 of branch CTRAY-AREA03CONTROL/B1 as shown below and tail positioned explicitly at West 286657mm North 305725mm Up 102445mm

Create a 90 degree Outside Riser 300 mm radius and position it through the Tail

Fill the branch with straights

Create a copy of this branch and set the name to CTRAY-AREA03CONTROL/B5

The branch should be positioned and connected to TEE 3 of branch CTRAY-AREA03-CONTROL/B1 as shown below

Once copied,

modify the branch by moving the tail segment of the branch into the West direction by 800mm

The following video covers completing the exercises described above

For a detailed explanation on this topic and associated Exercises see,

Everything3D™ (2

Data Consistency 

Data Consistency

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If Isodraft is to be used to produce isometric plot files of cable trays there are a number of points that the user must consider

The cable tray must be data consistency checked and any errors removed before an isometric plot is generated

Any Branches that make up a cable tray must connect to the Main Branch

It is not possible to have a branch off a branch,

as this will cause ISODRAFT to fail

The following video will connect all the Branches created in this course and then run a Data Consistency Check on the ZONE

The following video launches E3D 2

opens the Isodraft module and creates Isometric drawings for the POWER and CONTROL Cable Tray systems

For a detailed explanation on this topic and associated Exercises see,

Everything3D™ (2