Creating the Shielded Cable, Connections and Terminations

Create a cable path section with cable harness. Create the connections and terminations in the schematic view. Set the frequency.

  1. Create a cable path with the following (x, y, z) corners:
    1. Corner 1: (0, 2, 0.01)
    2. Corner 2: (10, 2, 0.01)
    3. Corner 3: (10, 5, 0.01)
    4. Corner 4: (7, 8, 0.01)
    5. Corner 5: (0, 8, 0.01)
  2. Create a cable harness.
    A typical harness consists of multiple cables routed along a defined cable path.
  3. Create two cable connectors for both ends of the cable path. Rename their labels to startConnector and endConnector.
    Both connectors will have two pins; one that is live and one for ground (cable shield).
  4. Select RG58 from the list of predefined and standard coaxial cable types.
  5. Create a cable instance that runs from startConnector to endConnector.
    1. Connect the two live pins. Ensure the live pins connect to the centre conducting wire.
    2. Connect the two ground pins. Ensure the ground pins connect to the outer shielding of the cable.
    3. Verify that the connections are correct by looking at the labels in the preview.
  6. Open the CableHarness1 schematic view.
    1. Add a 50 Ω complex load to each connector to terminate the cable. The load must be connected between the live and ground pins.
    2. Connect the outer shields of the cables (ground pins) to the global ground in the schematic view.
  7. Set a continuous frequency range from fmin to fmax.