The Cable Extraction tool is powerful application that will read the geometry from your harness models, and create new geometry from it automatically.

General Information

It can be accessed by first opening the Creo Cabling Application

You should then see a second tab called "CadActive Cabling"

To walk through an example - let's assume we have a harness model that looks something like this. 

NOTE: Thick cables MUST be enabled in order for the cable extraction tool to function properly.

The Cable Extraction tool will read the geometry of the cables, and recreate a NEW model. It breaks all external references, and creates the new model as stand-alone geometry.

Using The Tool

There are a couple of different ways to use the tool... so this article will walk through some of the possible configurations.