Tutorial: Rerouting Wires

Rerouting Wires


Rerouting Wires

The Reroute option enables you to alter the routing path of a wire or cable that is already routed. To reroute an existing wire or cable, select it, right-click, and select Reroute. The following reroute options are available:

  • Segments – Enables you to specify a different path for the rerouted wire segment to follow. You do this by first specifying the wire segment you want to reroute, and then by specifying the start and end location points of existing wires you wish the rerouted wire segment to pass through. If the segments of multiple wires share the same location points, you can further specify which wire path you want the rerouted wire to use. In the figure on the right, the middle segment of blue wire is being rerouted, as highlighted in orange in the image on the left. Location points on the purple wire were specified for the start and end points.
  • Locations – Enables you to transfer the specified locations of a rerouted wire or cable to a different, existing wire's path. You must specify the start and end location points of the wire being rerouted to define the path you want to transfer. This path may contain multiple wire segments from the wire being rerouted. You then must specify the start and end location points of an existing wire you wish the rerouted wire path to pass through. In the figure on the left, the blue wire is being rerouted by locations. The specified locations to be rerouted are shown in the image on the left, and the corresponding reroute is shown in the image on the right.

When rerouting cables, by default, all conductors in the cable are to be rerouted. However, you can restrict which conductors are rerouted by de-selecting the conductors you do not want to reroute. Similarly, if multiple wires share the same location points, you can restrict which wire's segments are rerouted. In the figure on the right, by default, the white and green wires were to be rerouted along with the blue wire, since their segments share the same location points of the blue segment. However, the segment that was rerouted was restricted to that of the blue wire only.

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