Adding Catenary Equipment to an Attachment Point

There are multiple ways you can attach catenary equipment to an attachment point. You can attach equipment while creating a catenary wire and/or attaching a catenary wire to an attachment point.

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.

Step 5: Click 'Add SPS'

This will open the 'Add SPS' window.

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.

Step 6: Select the SPS you require from the drop-down menu, then click 'Confirm'

You can also adjust the 'Height above HRL' and, depending on your selection, the 'Rotation' and 'Z-axis Rotation' of the SPS. Once confirmed, the 'Add SPS' window will close.

Step 7: Click 'Add Bracket'

This will open the 'Add Bracket' window.

Step 8: Select a bracket from the drop-down menu and click 'Confirm'

Step 9: Configure equipment

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

If no equipment is available at this point, you may need to adjust the reach, or the wire properties shown in the top-half of the 'Configure' window.

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 10: Click 'Confirm'

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

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