The software can check pipe bends as they are modeled to ensure that they have adequate lengths for fabrication on an allocated bending machine. The bending manufacturability rules define the bending machine for the material class, the nominal size, the type of bend. You also define the grip, pull, and bend-to-bend lengths based on the bending machine, material, NPD, and pipe wall thickness. You should customize the rules based on what makes sense for your company.
The pipe bending manufacturability rules are delivered in the Pipe Bending Manufacturability Rules.xls workbook available on the PPM Smart Community web site. You must edit this workbook to suit your needs, and then bulk load the workbook.