Attaching Catenary Equipment to a Mast

Brackets can be used to attach equipment to a mast in order to support the catenary wire

You can attach equipment while creating a catenary wire and/or attaching a catenary wire to a structure

The steps below show you how to attach equipment by editing a wire point that has yet to have equipment added.

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

Step 2: Click the 'Edit Wire Point' button

This will open the 'Configure' window. You can also access the 'Configure' window by creating a new wire or attaching a wire.

Step 3: Click on the wire point of the structure you want to add equipment to

Top tip: You can also click on the stagger symbol to select the wire point.

Step 4: Tick the 'Equipment' checkbox

Ticking this checkbox expands the 'Configure' window, allowing you to attach equipment to the structure.

Step 5: Click a mast so it is highlighted

If the wire is attached to a portal you will be able to choose which mast to attach the equipment to.

Top tip: If the reach value displayed in the 'Configure' window is not suitable, you can click on the 'Edit Support' button and adjust the value. You can also edit the mast length in this window.

Step 6: Click 'Add Bracket'

This will open the 'Add Bracket' window.

Step 7: Select bracket and click 'Confirm'

From the drop-down menu, select the bracket you would like to allocate. Clicking 'confirm' will close the 'Add Bracket' window.

Step 8: Configure equipment

Using the drop-down menus, select the wire support and wire support style you would like to allocate.

Top tip: You can customise the wire support style parameters of your chosen wire support style by clicking the 'Customise' button. Find out more here.

Step 9: Click 'Confirm'

This will close the 'Configure' window and confirm your selections.

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