Automatic Cable Scheduling and Cable Routing

CableMatic Plus Cable Routing Software

The spreadsheet methods built into the software are designed to maintain a connection directly to your database.  The electrical designer or electrical engineer will prepare the cable schedule using the expected information:


Automatic Cable Routing Requirements:

  • An origin and destination equipment...
  • A voltage level...
  • A cable type...
  • A cable identifier...

This information can be entered via load scheduling software and imported to CableMatic Plus, entered directly into the cable scheduling software, or imported from an external source.  Each electrical design module of the Aeries Cable and Raceway System is designed to work independently and together, giving the user more flexibility to work with the tools built in, whether it be the whole suite, or only the cable routing software.

The automatic cable routing process built in uses NEC raceway fill restrictions to avoid overfilling the raceway and reports all fill errors to the user to be dealt with accordingly; fill reports can be generated graphically or in a spreadsheet format.  Where necessary, for example when working on a project overseas, the user can override the expected raceway fill limits when pertaining to conduit fill percentages.

​​Cable bill of material, raceway schedule, cable schedule, and equipment schedule created with the Aeries CARS Software.

Creating Project Deliverables

Deliverables are created and issued to the construction team on a scheduled basis set by you; this can be daily, weekly, monthly, or whichever technique is required for the project. With data flowing in both directions, both from your electrical engineering team to construction management, and from your construction management team back to electrical engineering team, up-to-date information is kept on all sides!

The construction management team is made aware when engineering has made a change that affects installation, and the engineers are able to monitor the progress of installation in the field in order to schedule their work load accordingly. This real-time connection allows for a better view of the project from all sides, which reduces costly mistakes and re-work!

Verifying Raceway Fill Accuracy

No matter the method your raceway network is designed, if a cable tray or conduit becomes overfilled, the cable routing software has the ability to resize the raceway for the user automatically based on the current version of the National Electrical Code! This automation is controlled by your own company specifications and prepared one time, in-house by your companies trusted engineers. When a raceway is resized, it is done with the next appropriate size in the company raceway catalog. The cable scheduling software will then test your raceway fill again, and set the size accordingly when there are no fill errors found.

The user also has the option to stop the software from automatic raceway sizing based on needs, for example when a 36" tray is desired for growth in the plant but may not be necessary at the time of the design. In addition, users can choose a portion of the route, or specify each individual raceway a cable is routed through, completely bypassing the automated system; this gives the user complete control over how, and where, a cable is routed while giving them the tools to complete the job quickly and efficiently.