To create a catenary wire, follow the steps below.
Step 1: Navigate to the 'Wires' section of the Lineardraft toolbar
Step 2: Click the 'New Catenary Wire' button
This will open the 'Configure Catenary System' window.
Step 3: Select the type of catenary system you want from the drop-down menu
The catenary systems you have available will be dependent on the design catalogues you have installed.
Step 4: Name your wire in the text box, then click 'Confirm'
This will open the 'Select Structure' window.
Step 5: Attach the wire to a structure
Step 6: Configure wire point
Customise your wire point however you want.
The drop-down menus on the left-hand side are:
Track: Defines which track the catenary wire will be associated with, for multiple track structures such as TTCs or portals
Status: The current status of the wire point being placed
Support Type: Whether the wire point is supported and/or registered, an anchor, or an MPA - more on support types here.
Span: The wire span type
Choose the running of the wire point:
In-running: The wire will be in contact with the pantograph
Out-of-running: The wire will not be in contact with the pantograph
The text boxes on the right-hand side adjust the following:
Messenger Wire: Height of the messenger wire in metres, relative to HRL
System Height: Distance between the messenger and contact wires
Contact Wire: Height of the contact wire in metres, relative to HRL
Stagger: The offset of the contact wire from the centre line of the track in metres
The 'Equipment' checkbox can be ticked to add catenary equipment. See: how to add equipment.
Step 7: Click 'Confirm'
This creates your wire, and confirms the settings for your wire point.