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Concept: Using Manual Fan


Using Manual Fan
Using Manual Fanning, you select the start and end locations, between which to flatten the extracted 3-D
harness. The system then prompts for the bend radius and bend angle for each segment between the
selected locations.

• Set start point — Enables you to set the start point from which harness flattening begins. It is typically
recommended to start flattening near the center of the harness in a thick trunk location and work
outwards.

Figure 1 – Selecting the Start Point

• Bend radius — You must type a bend radius in order for the segments to be flattened. You cannot
specify radius values less than the smallest bend radius of the wires to be flattened.

Figure 2 — Selecting the End Point

• Bend angle — You must type a bend angle for the flattened segments. The arrow indicates the direction
of an angle value of zero. You can type both positive and negative angles. In figure 3, the arrow pointing
horizontally to the right indicates an angle value of zero. The blue and white wire segment ends were
bent an angle of 45 degrees.

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The configuration option fan_with_network has been set to no for this topic's procedure. This prevents
the network, which may contain segments with wires that do not follow, from displaying in the flattened
harness.

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