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Create Cable Definitions

If you need a cable definition that is not yet available in the online catalog, you can create it yourself.

Keep in mind that you can also request the component definition from our support.

Select Create Component Definitions from the catalog section.

Select the parent category

From the create component definitions window, select a Cable option to start creating your cable definitions.

In Pathfinder the cables can be categorized into two kinds, installation cables and patch cables.

Installation cables are unassembled cables. Which means that neither ends have connector plugs attached. Installation cables are generally used for connections between buildings and floors or rooms.

Patch cables are preassembled cables. Which means that both ends have connector plugs attached. Patch cabled are generally used for short distance connections.

Specify the type

After selecting the cable category, you can select the cable type.

For both Installation and Patch cables you can choose from 6 different types of cables.

The types of cables you can create are:

  • Fiber optic cable

  • Hybrid cable

  • Telecommunication cable

  • Twisted pair cable

  • Coaxial cable

  • Power cable

Click on Next to continue.

Cable Definition

Here you can assign a cable definition name, default instance name and a short note about the cable (1).

Click on the add button to add optical fibers or wires, based on your cable type, to your cable (2). Here you can select the fiber type, the number of bundles for that type and the number of fibers or wires per bundle for that type.

The total number of bundles in the cable and total number of optical fibers or wires are shown here as well.

Line Definition

For installation cables, you need to select a line definition. You can also create your own line definition here.

For more information about create new line definitions, go to: Manage Line Definitions.

For more information about how to manage and edit cable definitions, go to: Cable Definitions Properties.

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