Trevor I agree it may be a violation however if the majority of conductors are passing essentially straight through than there may not be more than 30 conductors in the cross sectional area
Originally Posted by infinity
In other words in your example if all the conductors remain vertical in the wire way it will be OK.
If 30 or more conductors travel horizontal in any particular cross section than you would have a violation.
Most systems work best if they are kept simple rather than made complicated; therefore simplicity should be a key goal in design and unnecessary complexity should be avoided.