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CADWorx Spec Editor Project: View Tab > Pipe Support Library > click a pipe support component, such as Pipe I_sup.

CADWorx Spec Editor Pipe Support Library File: View Tab > Pipe Support Library > click a pipe support component, such as Pipe I_sup.

Controls parameters for editing pipe support components in the project or .psl file.

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 you specify the same sort numbers for different components, the software places those components in alphabetical order.

  • Type

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

Steel Option

The information in Steel Option comes from the steel library that you set in the SteelLibrary property of you Pipe Support Library. These options only display if you have a steel component in your assembly, and only when you select that steel component.

Steel Length

Specifies the length of the steel.

Member

Specifies the steel member name.

Plate Width

Specifies the width of the plate on the steel.

Center Line

Specifies the center line of the steel member.

Plate Length

Specifies the length of the plate on the steel.

Connections

Add

Adds a connection point to the Connection list.

Remove

Removes a connection point from the Connection list

Connection List

Displays the connections on the pipe support component. Select a connection to change the Attach To, the End Type, and the Connect To options.

  • Attach To

Specifies whether the connection of the part attaches to another pipe support part (Other), a Pipe, or a Steel component.

  • Pipe

Specifies that the selected connection attaches to a piece of pipe.

  • Direction Vector

Sets the direction vector for connection points attached to Pipe in the direction that aligns with the support insertion direction.

  • Alignment Vector

Sets the alignment vector for connection points attached to Pipe in the direction that aligns with the centerline of the pipe.

See Example of Direction and Alignment Vectors using Pipe

  • Other

Specifies that the selected connection attaches to another pipe support part.

  • Direction Vector

Sets the direction vector for connection points attached to Other in the direction toward the connected component.

  • Alignment Vector

Sets the alignment vector in any direction perpendicular to the direction vector.

See Example of Direction and Alignment Vectors using Other

  • Steel

Specifies that the selected connection attaches to a steel component.

  • Direction Vector

Sets the direction vector for connection points attached to Steel in the direction you want the Steel Detect to search. This direction specifies where the attachment point makes contact with a steel member.

  • Alignment Vector

Sets the alignment vector for Steel connections in any direction perpendicular to the direction vector.

See Example of Direction and Alignment Vectors using Steel

  • Connect

Specifies the connection point to which to attach the pipe support component. This option becomes available when you select Other in the Attach to list. If you select None, the currently selected pipe support for that selected connection does not have a connecting component.

  • Offset to outside diameter of pipe

When you check this box, the component connects to the outside diameter of the pipe. When you clear this box, the component connects on the centerline of the pipe. You can only use this option when you select Pipe in the Attach To list.

When you select Pipe with the Offset to outside diameter of pipe option, the pipe support part sets perpendicular to the diameter of the pipe. When you select Pipe without Offset to outside diameter of pipe option, the pipe support part sets perpendicular to the centerline of the pipe.

Connection Point

You can use the following values in the X, Y, and Z boxes:

  • Numeric Values

  • Operators or Functions:

    • +, -, *, /, SIN(), COS(), EXP(), SQRT() , LN(), TG(), CTG(), ASIN(), ACOS(), ATG(), SINH(), COSH(), TGH(), and CTGH()

  • Component Keywords:

    • Dimensional field names from underlying data table or data file:

Examples:

Steel Plate has the THK, LENGTH, and WIDTH dimensional fields available from the underlying data file.

Spring Hanger has the DIAMETER, and LENGTH dimensional fields available from the underlying data file.

  • Component Field Names:

    • You can reference any field or column {FIELDNAME} in a data table or a data file between curly brackets, for example {CONN0}. When you use the {FIELDNAME} for the connection point, then the format of the data in that field in the data table of the Specification Editor must be in the (x,y,z) format as shown in the image below:

  • Pipe Support Component Connection Point Keywords:

    • You can use the following properties of the parent piping component to which a pipe support attaches accessible at the pipe support component level.

      • PIPEOD

Refers to the Outside Diameter of the parent pipe which attaches to the pipe support assembly.

  • PIPEID

Refers to the Inside Diameter of the parent pipe which attaches to the pipe support assembly.

  • PIPETHK

Refers to the wall thickness of the parent pipe which attaches to the pipe support assembly.

  • PIPESIZE

Refers to the Nominal Pipe Size of the parent pipe which attaches to the pipe support assembly.

To use the Insulation offset, you must use Offset to pipe outside diameter.

X

Specifies the x direction of the connection point.

Y

Specifies the y direction of the connection point.

Z

Specifies the z direction of the connection point.

Direction

Specifies the direction coordinates of the connection point, such as 0,0,0.

Alignment

Specifies the alignment coordinates of the connection point, such as 1,0,0.

For more information on setting the Direction and Alignment, see Example of Direction and Alignment Vectors using Pipe, Example of Direction and Alignment Vectors using Other, and Example of Direction and Alignment Vectors using Steel.

Description:

  • Long

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

  • Short

Specifies the abbreviated description for the pipe support component.

  • Tag

Specifies an optional tag description for the pipe support component.

  • Part Number

Specifies the part number information of the pipe support component.

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

  • Notes

Specifies any notes attached to the pipe support component.

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