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Intergraph Smart Isometrics Help

Intergraph Smart Isometrics
2019 (10.0)

Move a pipeline

You can move pipe to make an entirely different pipeline configuration. For example, you can move a branch and all connected components to a new location within the sketch instead of sketching the branch again from scratch. You can also move a section of pipe so that it merges with another section of pipe to create a single straight.

Another technique is to move - by dragging - the open end of a pipe to lengthen or shorten it. You can also drag bend elements to increase the available space on a pipe so that you can place additional components or alter the general configuration of the pipeline.

In short, you can move any pipe that you place in the model providing that it meets the following rules:

  1. Everything you expect to move is selected.

  2. The pipes connected to the ends of the selection are parallel.

Using the examples below, you can move the selected selections in the direction of the arrows.

Move components

You can reposition a component without changing its coordinates by moving it along the pipe. The movement is constrained by the components or fittings that exist on either side of the component being moved. As such, the actual dimensions of the pipe that runs to and from the component are not affected by changing position of the component.

Alternatively, you can change both the graphical and the real world position of the component simultaneously.

Mirror and rotate pipe

You can mirror and rotate both orthogonal and skewed pipe.

In orthogonal pipe, before the mirror and rotate functionality delivered with the software is available, the selection of pipeline must be contiguous. That is, there must be no selection gaps. If more than one component is selected, then every component must be connected to at least one other selected component. Otherwise, the functionality is unavailable.

To illustrate the difference between mirroring and rotating orthogonal pipe, consider the following pipeline:

When you mirror this pipeline through the E/W axis, the result resembles the following example.

Rotating the original pipeline counter-clockwise about the vertical axis produces a result similar to the following:

In a 2D skew, the Rotate commands rotate the selected axis 90-degrees around the other axis.

What do you want to do?