Create and managing duct types

A wide variety of duct types can be defined using the form.

Both simple and protective ducts and multi-duct bundles can be defined.

For both types, duct types of different sizes can be specified, duct templates and naming and color schemes can be assigned, and the respective manufacturer’s details can be entered.


For bundles of ducts, the microducts within them can be assigned. In this case, the number, type and position of the internal ducts may be determined variably.


If a new duct type is to be defined, a new record must be created in the upper part of the form. The name should be as clear as possible so that the type can be selected correctly in the duct form or the workflows.

The drawing size in meters must be entered. If cross-sectional templates are to be applied to segments and these are to be output on a specific scale, the drawing size must be specified accordingly.

If a duct template for the duct type has then been created (after the duct type was created), it can subsequently be permanently assigned to the duct type. This is especially recommended in the case of multi-duct bundles that have a fixed number of subordinate ducts.

If a single duct has been produced, no other information is mandatory, but the manufacturer’s details can be documented.

If a multi-duct bundle is to be created, the name of the subordinate microducts can be entered in the middle part of the upper form part under “Composite-duct configuration” via placeholders. For more information about this, see duct type “Designation” (3 b).

If there is a defined color scheme for the microducts in the bundle, this can also be selected.

For the microducts in the bundle, a new record must be created in the lower part of the form “Composite-duct configuration” per duct type of the microducts. One record is sufficient if only microducts of the same type are present in a multi-duct bundle. The duct type, number of microducts and position of the first duct (in this case = 1) must be selected or entered.

If there are microducts of different types in a multi-duct bundle – a larger central duct surrounded by smaller duct types, for example – records must be generated for the larger duct and also for the smaller ones. The larger duct type gets position 1 and the smaller ones in the other record get position 2. The duct type and the number must be specified accordingly.

Duct type example


Duct example with this type


Example representation in the segement cross section of this duct