Attaching Catenary Equipment to a Gantry

SPS can be used to attach equipment to a gantry along with a drop tube and brackets in order to support a catenary wire. You can attach the equipment while attaching a catenary wire to the structure or by editing an existing wire point.

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

Step 2: Access the 'Configure Wire' form

This can be done by creating a new wire, attaching a wire or editing an existing wire point.

Step 3: Click the 'Equipment' box

This will expand the 'Configure' Wire form and allow you to attach Equipment to the structure.

Step 4: Click the Gantry

If the Wire is attached to a Poral you will see both of the Masts and the Gantry listed.

Step 5: Adjust SPS position

Adjust values for the Distance From Wire/Offset from Support.


Distance From Wire: This is the distance between the Wire point and centre of the SPS measured in metres

Offset from Support: This is the distance between the centre of the Mast and centre of the SPS measured in metres

Step 6: Click 'Confirm'

This will close the 'Add SPS' form.

Step 7: Click the Droptube

A Droptube will be automatically selected based on the SPS selection in Step 5.

Step 8: Click 'Add Bracket'

This will open the 'Add Bracket' form.

Step 9: Select Bracket Style

From the drop-down menu, select the Bracket Style you would like to allocate.

Step 10: Click 'Confirm'

This will close the 'Add Bracket' form.

Step 11: Configure Equipment

Using the drop-down menus, select the Equipment you would like to allocate.

Step 12 (optional): Edit selected 'Style'

If the Equipment has min/max tolerances for important dimensions, these can be adjusted by clicking 'Edit'. If this option is greyed out then there are no adjustments that can be made.

Step 13: Click 'Confirm'

This will close the 'Configure Wire' form.

Step 14: Confirm Equipment is displayed on the structure

You can now check that Lineardraft has added the selected Equipment to the structure, which will be visible in the 3D view.

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