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Intergraph Smart 3D Piping

PPMProduct
Intergraph Smart 3D
PPMCategory_custom
Help
SPFVersion_custom
2019 (10.0)
Version_S3D
10.1(2014R1)

Sets options for routing a pipe.

Straight Pipe

 Properties

Displays the Route Pipe Settings dialog box. For more information, see New Pipe Run Dialog Box.

Straight Routing

Click to model a straight pipe.

Arc Routing

Click to model an arc pipe.

 Start Route

Click to specify the starting location for the pipe run. The starting point can be an equipment nozzle, an open port of a feature such as a tee or valve, the end feature of another pipe run, or a point in space.

 End Route

Click to specify the end point of the current pipe run. The end point can be an equipment nozzle, an open port of a feature such as a tee or valve, the end feature of another pipe run, or a point in space. If the end point is a point in space, then that point serves as the starting point for the next leg of the pipe run.

Plane

Activates options for selecting a working plane for the route path. Six options are available:

  • Plan Plane - Defines the work surface as the XY plane at the depth of the active end. You also can press CTRL+1 to select this option.

  • Elevation Plane: East-West - Defines the work surface as the XZ plane. You also can press CTRL+2 to select this option.

  • Elevation Plane: North-South - Defines the work surface as the YZ plane. You also can press CTRL+3 to select this option.

  • Plane by Turn/Branch - Defines the work surface as the plane defined by an existing turn or branch. You select the turn or branch to set the plane. You also can press CTRL+4 to select this option.

  • Plane by Three Points - Defines the work surface using three points that you define. You also can press CTRL+5 to select this option.

  • No Plane - Clears any work surfaces. The software does not project points that you place to any plane. You also can press CTRL+6 to select this option.

Run

Displays existing pipe runs along with the <New Pipe Run>, <New/Continue Run>, <Select from P&ID>, <Select Graphically>, and More options. Select the pipe run to route or select <New Pipe Run> to create a new pipe run to route. If a new pipe run is created, all runs associated with the parent pipeline selected on the New Pipe Run dialog box appear in the list.

Select <New/Continue Pipe Run> to automatically extend an existing pipe run by selecting the end feature of that pipe run. If a run is continued, all runs associated with the pipeline parent of the continued run appear in the list. If you do not select an end feature, the New Pipe Run dialog box automatically activates to create a pipe run. For more information, see New Pipe Run Dialog Box.

Select <Select from P&ID> to graphically select a run in a P&ID to route. When you select the run in the P&ID, the software checks if the run already exists in the Smart 3D model. If the run does exist, the current run is set to that run. If the run does not exist, the New Pipe Run dialog box displays using values from the run that you selected in the P&ID as the defaults. When you click OK, the run is created, and then correlated to the run in the P&ID.

Select <Select Graphically> to select an existing run in a graphic view, the Workspace Explorer, or the P&ID View.

Select More to select a pipe run that is associated with a different pipeline parent. For more information, see Select Pipe Run Dialog Box.

 Lock Angle

Locks or unlocks the Angle box.

Angle

Type or select an angle for the current route segment. You can type any value needed, provided it does not conflict with the defined specifications. If the Angle Lock is unlocked, this box displays a dynamic readout of the current bend angle. If you have No Plane selected, you can only lock the angle to 0 and 90 degrees.

Turn Option

Select the option code associated with the turn component that you want to use while routing. Only those option codes defined in the controlling piping specification and shared by all the short codes that can be placed automatically while routing appear. Only the options available for all short codes available during routing are listed. If pipe spec writer only added a second choice for 90ยบ direction change, then route would not display it in the drop-down list.

 Lock Length

Locks or unlocks the Length box.

Length

If Lock Length is locked, type or select a length for the current route segment. If Lock Length is unlocked, this box displays the length of the current pipe run being placed.

Straight Option

Select the option code associated with the pipe that you want to use while routing. Only those option codes defined in the controlling piping specification appear.

Offset

Controls the SmartSketch offset constraint. Type the distance that you want to offset the pipe that you are routing. Select <Disabled> if you do not want to use the offset constraint to help route the pipe. Select Set Offset Reference to define the reference point. For more information on setting the reference point, see Set Offset Reference Dialog Box.

 Lock Slope

Locks or unlocks the Slope box.

Slope

Displays the defined minimum slope for the run. This option is only enabled when you defined a slope on the New Pipe Run dialog box. If a value greater than or equal to the minimum slope of the run is typed, it is applied only to the leg currently being routed. After the leg is modeled, the value of the Slope box reverts to the minimum slope defined for the pipe run. You cannot type a slope value that is less than the minimum slope specified for the pipe run except for 0 to route a horizontal leg in the pipe run. Select Use Default Slope to automatically change the slope value to match the Minimum Slope property of the pipe run. You can change the units of measure for the slope using Tools > Options > Units of Measure.

Circular or Arc Pipe

 Properties

Displays the Route Pipe Settings dialog box. For more information, see New Pipe Run Dialog Box.

Straight Routing

Click to model a straight pipe.

Arc Routing

Click to model an arc pipe.

Arc Start Point

Click to specify the starting location for the arc pipe run. The starting point can be an equipment nozzle, an open port of a feature such as a tee or valve, the end feature of another pipe run, or a point in space.

Arc Center Point

Click to specify the center point for the arc pipe run.

Arc End Point

Click to specify the end point for the arc pipe run. The end point can be an equipment nozzle, an open port of a feature such as a tee or valve, the end feature of another pipe run, or a point in space. If the end point is a point in space, then that point serves as the starting point for the next leg of the pipe run.

Finish

Click to indicate that the points are set and the arc may be routed.

Plane

Activates options for selecting a working plane for the route path.

  • Plan Plane - Defines the work surface as the XY plane at the depth of the active end. You also can press CTRL+1 to select this option.

  • Elevation Plane: East-West - Defines the work surface as the XZ plane. You also can press CTRL+2 to select this option.

  • Elevation Plane: North-South - Defines the work surface as the YZ plane. You also can press CTRL+3 to select this option.

  • Plane by Turn/Branch - Defines the work surface as the plane defined by an existing turn or branch. You select the turn or branch to set the plane. You also can press CTRL+4 to select this option.

  • Plane by Three Points - Defines the work surface using three points that you define. You also can press CTRL+5 to select this option.

  • No Plane - Clears any work surfaces. The software does not project points that you place to any plane. You also can press CTRL+6 to select this option.

Run

Displays existing pipe runs along with the <New Pipe Run>, <New/Continue Run>, <Select from P&ID>, <Select Graphically>, and More options. Select the pipe run to route or select <New Pipe Run> to create a new pipe run to route. If a new pipe run is created, all runs associated with the parent pipeline selected on the New Pipe Run dialog box appear in the list.

Select <New/Continue Pipe Run> to automatically extend an existing pipe run by selecting the end feature of that pipe run. If a run is continued, all runs associated with the pipeline parent of the continued run appear in the list. If you do not select an end feature, the New Pipe Run dialog box automatically activates to create a pipe run. For more information, see New Pipe Run Dialog Box.

Select <Select from P&ID> to graphically select a run in a P&ID to route. When you select the run in the P&ID, the software checks if the run already exists in the Smart 3D model. If the run does exist, the current run is set to that run. If the run does not exist, the New Pipe Run dialog box displays using values from the run that you selected in the P&ID as the defaults. When you click OK, the run is created, and then correlated to the run in the P&ID.

Select <Select Graphically> to select an existing run in a graphic view, the Workspace Explorer, or the P&ID View.

Select More to select a pipe run that is associated with a different pipeline parent. For more information, see Select Pipe Run Dialog Box.

 Lock Arc radius

Locks or unlocks the Arc radius box.

Arc radius

Type or select the radius of the arc pipe. Select Maintain Same Radius to route an arc pipe from the existing arc maintaining the same radius. This option appears only when you route from an existing arc.

 Lock Arc Angle

Locks or unlocks the Arc angle box.

Arc Angle

Specifies an angle for the arc segment. You can type any value needed, provided it does not conflict with the defined specifications. If the Arc Angle Lock is unlocked, this box displays a dynamic readout of the current arc angle. If you have No Plane selected, you can only lock the angle to 0 and 90 degrees.

Lock Arc Length

Locks or unlocks the Arc length box.

Arc Length

If Lock Arc Length is locked, type or select a length for the current route segment. If Lock Arc Length is unlocked, this box displays the length of the current pipe run being placed.

Straight option

Select the option code associated with the pipe that you want to use while routing. Only those option codes defined in the controlling piping specification appear.