Attaching a Catenary Wire to a Structure

Follow the steps below to attach an existing catenary wire to a structure.

Step 1: Navigate to the 'Wires' section of the Lineardraft toolbar

Step 2: Click the 'Attach Wire' button

Step 3: Select catenary wire

Click on the catenary wire you wish to attach.

Step 4: Select structure

Click on the structure you wish to attach the catenary wire to.

Step 5: Configure wire point

The following form will appear with the name of the catenary wire and structure in the title:

On the left-hand side, set the following fields as required:

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

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

Please note: Depending on your view, you may see a live update of the wire heights, shown by the pink dots on the model.

On the right-hand side, 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 6: Confirm wire point

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.

Next steps: Discover how to attach catenary equipment to a structure here.

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