Useful Tools for Specifying and Installing CPI Racks
June 25, 2015
Chatsworth Products (CPI) has a wide variety of online tools
that make product research, selection and installation easy. One of our most
recent additions is a growing library of 3D CPI Models from Sketchfab that allow customers to look
at a product from any angle, or zoom in to see greater detail.
The models, which are hosted by Sketchfab, can be accessed
on the Sketchfab website or from within the CPI Online Catalog. Models can be
easily shared or embedded on any web page. Create an account on the Sketchfab
website to manage your favorite models (not required).
Additional tools include:
The Documentation Center is a comprehensive online reference that provides the
ability to search for and download printable documentation to support bids and
proposals. You can search by part number, keyword, or phrase. You can also
filter types of documents so you get a list of all relevant installation
instructions, product data sheets, images, etc.
The Product Configurator allows you to create custom products and systems. Once
built, the Configurator will present a total list price, rendered drawings and
offer a selection of distributors or global resellers. Requires login.
CPI Online Catalog
The new CPI Online Catalog allows customers to search, filter and compare
products by attribute, category or part number. Additionally, product
documentation, installation instructions and free tools are available to save
users valuable time.
Cable Fill Tables
The CPI Cable Fill Table lists RECOMMENDED and MAXIMUM cable fill values for
all of CPI’s cable management and cable pathway products. The table lists
usable area for each cable manager and pathway product so you can calculate
cable fill for other types of cable.
For customers using AutoCAD for design layouts, CPI has created CAD Shapes of
popular CPI products. CPI CAD Shapes feature a top, front, side and isometric
views, and are available at no charge. Requires login.
For customers using Microsoft® Visio for equipment layouts and creating network
diagrams, CPI has teamed up with Altima Technologies to create Visio shapes of
popular CPI products. These shapes are compatible with Visio versions 5/2000/2002/2003/2007
and available to you free of charge. Requires login.
CPI provides architects, engineers and other design professionals with an
extensive library of Building Information Modeling (BIM) files for drafting and
designing an ideal installation. Requires login.
CPI Mobile App Suite and Mini Catalog App
CPI Mobile App Suite is a suite of design tools developed by CPI to help IT and
telecommunications professionals determine cable fill, select server cabinets,
identify the best power distribution unit (PDU), and create bills of material
(BOM) for cable pathway, while on the go. The Mini Catalog App allows you to access
CPI product information on the go, or share it with your customers.