Wirepath Concepts

Learn the core concepts around which Wirepath is built

A
Written by Ashok P
Updated over a week ago

This article lists the concepts around which Wirepath is built.

To try out these concepts as you read the article, go to the Visual tab in the Quote view. Then go to a Plan View for which you want to estimate the cabling requirements. The Plan View should have a floor plan and products added to the floor plan for you to start adding the wire paths.

Check out this article for some common scenarios when Wirepath can be used to estimate cabling requirements.

Scale

Scale is a reference length based on the dimensions of a well-known object on the floor plan. For example, a 32-inch wide door.

Once defined, all wire paths use the Scale as a reference to calculate the length of the associated cables/wires.

Check out this article for more details about setting the scale.

Wire Path Name

You can name wire paths with familiar names to make it easy when multiple people are involved in building wire paths and quotes.

Wire Path Color

For visual ease, you can set unique colors for wire paths. This helps you identify wire paths on the floor plan quickly.

Rise and Fall

Rise and Fall are how you account for changes in the elevation of the cable paths. Rise and Fall help you build cable paths in three-dimensional space. The amount of Rise or Fall you add gets added to the cable length in the wire path.

Rise is the change in the elevation when the cable is run upward, away from the floor, and toward the ceiling.

For example, the audio cable run from the A/V Receiver to the ceiling.

Fall is the elevation change when the cable is run downward, away from the ceiling and toward the floor.

For example, the audio cable run from the ceiling to the Surround Speaker on the wall.

You can specify both the Rise and Fall for a single wire path. For example, the A/V Receiver and Surround Speaker cabling with one Rise and one Fall.

Extra

Extra is the provision to specify additional cable length for a wire path. For example, when the cable needs to be wrapped/coiled around an object in the cable path.

Cable Item Selection

You can add the cables, wires, conduits, or raceways for a wire path from its side panel. Once added, they appear in the Items tab in the quote.

Runs

Runs save you time when a floor plan has multiple identical cable paths. By specifying the number of Runs of a wire path, you ask Cloud to add the cable length of the wire path multiple times to the wire path.

For example, when running the audio cable for a Home Theater, add one wire path for the right speaker and set the Runs to β€˜2’, and Cloud now adds twice the cable length to factor in the cable for the left speaker.

Did this answer your question?