Follow the steps below to attach a Catenary Wire to a Structure.
How do I create a Catenary Wire?
Step 1: Left click the 'Wires: Attach Wire' button
Step 2: Select Catenary Wire
Left click on the Catenary Wire you wish to attach.
Step 3: Select Structure
Left click on the Structure you wish to attach the Catenary Wire to.
Step 4: Configure Wire Point
The following form will appear with the name of the Catenary Wire and Structure in the title:
Use the drop-down menus on the left hand side to select:
Track: The track which the Catenary Wire will be associated with, for multiple track structures
Status: The current status of the Wire Point being placed
Support: The choice of structure support type
Span: The choice of wire Span Type
Left click on either option in the radio box:
In-running: The wire runs in line with the track
Out-of-running: The wire runs out of line with the track
Note: Depending on your view, you may see a live update of the wire heights, shown by the pink dots on the model.
Use text boxes or arrow keys can to adjust the following:
Messenger Wire: Height of the Messenger Wire in metres, relative to HRL; the checkbox can be unticked to suppress the wire
System Height: Distance between the Messenger and Contact Wires
Contact Wire: Height of the contact wire in metres, relative to HRL; the checkbox can be unticked to suppress the wire
Stagger: The offset of the Contact Wire from the centre line of the track , in metres
The 'Equipment' checkbox can be checked to add Catenary Equipment.
Step 5: Confirm Wire Point
Left click on the 'Confirm' button to create the Wire Point. The 3D model will now show the wire points and the 2D Annotation will show the wire heights and versine.