Add Pipe Support Assembly - CADWorx - Help

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CADWorx Spec Editor Project: View Tab > Pipe Support Library > Right-click the project in the Pipe Support Library pane > Right-click the pipe support libraries file > Select Add Pipe Support Assembly

CADWorx Spec Editor Pipe Support Library File: View Tab > Pipe Support Library > Right-click the library in the Pipe Support Library pane > Select Add Pipe Support Assembly

Controls parameters for adding and editing supports to the .prj or .psl file.

General:

Specifies general information about the pipe support such as the Name and Size Range.

  • Group Name

Specifies the name for a group of assemblies. This name displays in the CADWorx Support Modeler palette. Expanding the group name lists the assemblies under this group. From this location, you can edit the data contained in a specific assembly or a pipe support component. Specifies the name of the support.

  • Assembly Name

Specifies the name of the assembly.

  • Size Range

Specifies the sizes for the assembly. Click the Component Size Setup ellipsis to define default sizes for each Pipe Size of the support. For more information, see Component Size Setup.

Insulation Options:

  • Increase support size if component is insulated

Automatically selects a larger size support component based on the insulation thickness. For example, a six-inch nominal size pipe (6.625 inch actual OD) has four-inch thick insulation (14.625 inch OD). This makes the total pipe diameter 6.625 inch actual OD plus 8 inch insulation OD. The software determines the support by looking it up in the data file.

  • Use next larger size if exact size is not available

Specifies that if the software does not contain the exact size support in the data file with the insulation, then the software selects the next larger size support.

Components Available

Displays the support components that you can use to make an assembly. After you select a type, the list box shows the available data table for that type of support.

Add

Moves the selected item from the Components Available list to the Components Selected list.

Remove

Moves the selected item from the Components Selected list to the Components Available list.

Components Selected

Displays the components in the assembly. The support builds using the selected components in the order shown. After you add an assembly with a group of components, the individual pipe support components can be edited by expanding the assembly, and then selecting the component you want to edit. For more information, see Edit Pipe Support Component Pane.

Move Up

Moves the selected item one position higher in the assembly sequence.

Move Down

Moves the selected item one position lower in the assembly sequence.

CAESAR II Type

Specifies the restraint type of the support for use in CAESAR II pipe stress analysis.

BOM:

  • Sort

Locates a component item in the bill of material schedule. Type the needed value. Type 0 to place the item first in the schedule. Type 999 to place the item last. If the same sort numbers are used for different components, they are placed in alphabetical order.

  • Type

Specifies the bill of material type. Select Fabrication, Erection, Offshore, or Misc.

Isogen Options:

  • Identifier

Specifies the identifier value Isogen uses for an isometric drawing. For more information, see SKEY Information in the CADWorx Plant Users Guide.

  • SKEY

Specifies the SKEY value Isogen uses for an isometric drawing. If you do not specify an SKEY value, then CADWorx uses the default Isogen Support symbol during Isometric Drawing generation. For more information, see SKEY Information in the CADWorx Plant Users Guide.

  • Message Type

Specifies the format of text displayed with the support.

  • Message Text

Specifies text displayed with the support.

  • Detail Sketch

Specifies a CAD .dwg file containing details about the support. Select the file from the Select detail sketch file dialog box.

Description:

  • Long

Describes the pipe support assembly. The bill of materials uses this description.

  • Short

Specifies the abbreviated description for the pipe support assembly.

  • Tag

Specifies an optional tag description for the pipe support assembly.

  • Part Number

Specifies the part number information of the pipe support assembly.

For more information, see Pipe Support Long, Short, Tag, and Part Number Format Dialog Boxes.

  • Notes

Specifies any notes attached to the pipe support assembly.

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