Save time and reduce cost with an integrated system for raceway design and cable management

Designing complex raceway and cable systems shouldn’t require multiple software applications to handle the wide range of design and documentation tasks typically involved. Bentley Raceway and Cable Management provide the complete layout, routing, and material estimating functions in a single, integrated system. It creates the framework for an effective workflow spanning all phases of the design, from initial concept to detailed layout and construction. Fast track your next project with automated workflows for conceptual and detailed design phases.

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Plan with conceptual designs

Bentley Raceway and Cable Management features a conceptual design mode for a project’s early stages. You can define equipment nodes in the facility, assign equipment tags to the nodes, and define the required raceway routes to connect them. Automatic raceway sizing takes into account the number and type of cables routed between each equipment node. You can generate bills of quantity for placing early orders, and also provide material and space estimates to other disciplines collaborating on the overall facility design. As additional information becomes available, it is easy to update the conceptual design.

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Create accurate 3D models

The detailed design mode allows you to create an accurate 3D model of the raceway system, duct bank, and cable trench underground systems. Intelligent drawing functions allow raceway configurations to be placed and manipulated quickly and easily. You can even place multiple parallel raceways of different types, sizes, and attributes simultaneously. The raceway display can also be filtered by categories such as voltage level, making it easier to visualize complex installations. You can also place and configure electrical equipment, including the layout inside each cabinet so you can obtain accurate cable length and connection information. The 3D model makes it easy to ensure that you have adequate space and clearances. Automatically extract 2D construction deliverables of the detailed design.

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Route cables automatically

Save time with automatic cable routing. As cables are defined between two equipment nodes, the software can automatically determine the best route through the existing raceways while using different segregation criteria and defined cable routing methods. This routing takes into account not only distance, but also the types of cables that are permitted in each raceway and the available capacity and weight that can be carried. You will be able to quickly determine when the size or number of raceways need to be adjusted.

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Generate reports automatically

Keep your project on schedule by automatically generating output including bills of quantity, raceway schedules, cable schedules, and cable pull cards.

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“With Bentley Raceway and Cable Management, users can place raceways and electrical equipment to create a comprehensive design.”
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“Virtuosity's practitioner license offered my small engineering firm a simple, cost-effective solution to utilize the latest structural analysis software to provide quality project deliverables as efficiently as possible. As added bonuses, there are expert services available to keep me informed about new technologies as well as online training opportunities to help me further maximize my software investment.”

Technical Capabilities

General/System Features

  • Project-based workflow
  • Project manager for global settings, file management
  • Collaboration manager (to control access)
  • Configurable Excel import module for existing design data
  • Concurrency control
  • Client/server architecture
  • Export to LumenRT
  • Clash Detection tool

Conceptual Design

  • Work preparation: import cable lists, load lists, node map
  • Build node model – place equipment nodes and routing nodes
  • Routing – auto-connect nodes, refine cable routes
  • Specification – size cables, analyze model, specify raceway
  • material and accessories, specify space allocation
  • Reports – cable pull cards, cable list, cable drums, BOM, etc.
  • 3D space allocation

3D Detailed Design

  • Raceway – raceway modeling, raceway categories, dividers, raceway IDs, raceway accessories, fix air gaps for auto-routing
  • Work preparation – import cable lists, load lists, node map
  • Equipment – equipment modeler, place equipment (junction boxes, cabinets, etc.), associate target IDs
  • Routing – manual and automatic
  • Reports – cable pull cards, cable list, cable drums, BOM, etc.
  • 2D extraction – 2D drawings, cross section details and annotation, parallel section details and annotation
  • Duct bank design editing and reporting tools
  • Manhole placement editing tools
  • Cable trench design, editing and reporting tools
  • 3D visualization of existing cables inside raceway systems

Raceway Functions

  • Parametric raceway engine
  • Interactive raceway routing
  • Automatically connect conduits from raceway to equipment
  • Raceway generator
  • Raceway ID tools
  • Raceway modification tools (insert, cut, extend, edit properties, etc.)
  • Cable fill calculation
  • Simultaneous placement of multiple raceway types and sizes
  • Reuse of raceway configurations for team collaboration
  • User interface for new raceway catalogs creation
  • Ability to edit and resize raceway easily
  • Raceway support and reporting tool

Cable Management & Routing Functions

  • Cable manager
  • Cable definition via direct input or imported XML and XLS file
  • AutoRouter (automatic routing)
  • Indication if selected autoroute is the shortest possible route to streamline review
  • Cable routing by category
  • Cable routing – constraint driven
  • Cable filtering capabilities based on different cable and equipment attributes
  • Manual cable routing
  • Tray divider support
  • Cable length calculation
  • Cable sizing by length and load
  • Cable fill and weight calculations
  • Color-coded raceway fill factor indicators

Reports and Other Output

  • Bills of materials
  • 2D extractions – sections with dynamic details
  • Cable lists
  • Cable pull cards
  • Cable schedule report
  • Cable drums
  • Raceway schedule report
  • Cable status list
  • Raceway fill with cables report
  • Raceway labels
  • IFC export via iTwin® Services

Design Content

  • Cable libraries by manufacturers
  • Conduit libraries – trade sizes and manufacturers’ specialty libraries
  • Cell-based equipment from Components Center
  • Tray libraries
  • Ladder libraries
  • Basket libraries
  • Conduit body libraries

Integrate with other Bentley applications

Bentley Raceway and Cable Management can exchange data with other Bentley products to eliminate data re-entry. Electrical equipment placed in OpenPlant Modeler can be imported into Bentley Raceway and Cable Management. This makes change management transparent and easy.

General/System Features

General/System Features

  • Project-based workflow
  • Project manager for global settings, file management
  • Collaboration manager (to control access)
  • Configurable Excel import module for existing design data
  • Concurrency control
  • Client/server architecture
  • Export to LumenRT
  • Clash Detection tool
Conceptual Design

Conceptual Design

  • Work preparation: import cable lists, load lists, node map
  • Build node model – place equipment nodes and routing nodes
  • Routing – auto-connect nodes, refine cable routes
  • Specification – size cables, analyze model, specify raceway
  • material and accessories, specify space allocation
  • Reports – cable pull cards, cable list, cable drums, BOM, etc.
  • 3D space allocation
3D Detailed Design

3D Detailed Design

  • Raceway – raceway modeling, raceway categories, dividers, raceway IDs, raceway accessories, fix air gaps for auto-routing
  • Work preparation – import cable lists, load lists, node map
  • Equipment – equipment modeler, place equipment (junction boxes, cabinets, etc.), associate target IDs
  • Routing – manual and automatic
  • Reports – cable pull cards, cable list, cable drums, BOM, etc.
  • 2D extraction – 2D drawings, cross section details and annotation, parallel section details and annotation
  • Duct bank design editing and reporting tools
  • Manhole placement editing tools
  • Cable trench design, editing and reporting tools
  • 3D visualization of existing cables inside raceway systems
Raceway Functions

Raceway Functions

  • Parametric raceway engine
  • Interactive raceway routing
  • Automatically connect conduits from raceway to equipment
  • Raceway generator
  • Raceway ID tools
  • Raceway modification tools (insert, cut, extend, edit properties, etc.)
  • Cable fill calculation
  • Simultaneous placement of multiple raceway types and sizes
  • Reuse of raceway configurations for team collaboration
  • User interface for new raceway catalogs creation
  • Ability to edit and resize raceway easily
  • Raceway support and reporting tool
Cable Management & Routing Functions

Cable Management & Routing Functions

  • Cable manager
  • Cable definition via direct input or imported XML and XLS file
  • AutoRouter (automatic routing)
  • Indication if selected autoroute is the shortest possible route to streamline review
  • Cable routing by category
  • Cable routing – constraint driven
  • Cable filtering capabilities based on different cable and equipment attributes
  • Manual cable routing
  • Tray divider support
  • Cable length calculation
  • Cable sizing by length and load
  • Cable fill and weight calculations
  • Color-coded raceway fill factor indicators
Reports and Other Output

Reports and Other Output

  • Bills of materials
  • 2D extractions – sections with dynamic details
  • Cable lists
  • Cable pull cards
  • Cable schedule report
  • Cable drums
  • Raceway schedule report
  • Cable status list
  • Raceway fill with cables report
  • Raceway labels
  • IFC export via iTwin® Services
Design Content

Design Content

  • Cable libraries by manufacturers
  • Conduit libraries – trade sizes and manufacturers’ specialty libraries
  • Cell-based equipment from Components Center
  • Tray libraries
  • Ladder libraries
  • Basket libraries
  • Conduit body libraries
Interoperability

Integrate with other Bentley applications

Bentley Raceway and Cable Management can exchange data with other Bentley products to eliminate data re-entry. Electrical equipment placed in OpenPlant Modeler can be imported into Bentley Raceway and Cable Management. This makes change management transparent and easy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Bentley Raceway and Cable Management?

Designing complex raceway and cable systems shouldn’t require multiple software applications to handle the wide range of design and documentation tasks typically involved. Bentley Raceway and Cable Management provides complete layout, routing, and material estimating functions in a single, integrated system. It creates the framework for an effective workflow spanning all phases of the design, from initial concept to detailed layout and construction.

Where can I get Bentley Raceway and Cable Management training?

If you want to receive tailored training or attend a Bentley Raceway and Cable Management course, Virtuosity offers extra training and mentoring services. You can choose from tailor-made training, on-demand learning, consulting services, mentoring and more.

What is the price of Bentley Raceway and Cable Management? How much does Bentley Raceway and Cable Management cost?

A practitioner license of Bentley Raceway and Cable Management costs $5,590 at Virtuosity.com. Prices vary per region. While there are various types of licensing available, a common choice is the 12-month practitioner license offered through Virtuosity, Bentley’s eCommerce store. When you purchase through Virtuosity you get a Virtuoso Subscription which means you get both the software AND the training, expert services, and custom mentoring you need to get started quickly.

System Requirements

Bentley raceway and Cable Management CONNECT Edition is a 64-bit application, compatible only with 64-bit Operating Systems.

Bentley raceway and Cable Management supports Microsoft Office 64 bit and 32 bit versions. Microsoft Excel must be installed to import cable and equipment information from spreadsheets. Importing from .XLSX files is only possible when Excel 2010 or higher is installed.

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