Flexible spacing and depth inputs

In Cableizer, spacings can now be provided either as clearance between two objects, or as their center to center distance. Laying depths can be either provided to the top, center, or bottom of an object.

Posted 2021-12-02
Categories: New feature, Tips and tricks


Different projects use different ways of specifying the spacings and laying depths between different objects, such as cables, heat sources, backfills, etc. In Cableizer you can now change the input settings for spacings and laying depths in order to be conform with the provided project measures. In such a way, you don't have to recalculate the figures depending on the dimensions of your objects and can avoid mistakes when setting up your projects.

Spacing inputs

Spacing inputs are used for projects in air, in soil, in tunnels, in troughs, or subsea. By clicking on the blue cogwheel besides a spacing input, you can choose your input preferences:

  • Clearance, i.e. spacing from edge to edge of two objects.
  • Spacing from center to center of two objects.
The following figure shows an example of an object with a diameter of 38.6 mm that has a clearance of 6.14 cm (top), respectively a spacing center-center of 10.0 cm (bottom). Both inputs result in an identical arrangement.

Spacing inputs

Laying depth inputs

Laying depth inputs are used for projects in soil, in tunnels, in troughs, or subsea. In tunnels, the depth is defined with reference to the tunnel center, while for troughs and subsea the depth is defined with reference to the trough bottom and the seabed respectively. By clicking on the blue cogwheel besides a position input, you can choose your input preferences:

  • Distance to top of an object.
  • Distance to center of an object.
  • Distance to bottom of an object.
The following figure shows an example of an object with a diameter of 38.6 mm that has a laying depth of 98.1 cm to the top (top), 100 cm to the center (middle), respectively 101.9 cm to the bottom (bottom). All three inputs result in an identical arrangement.

Depth inputs

This feature has been implemented on a user request. We put a lot of effort into the development of Cableizer to make it a tool that is intuitive and user friendly. If you have any ideas for improvements, we would as always be glad to hear from you.

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