Ghost gaps are created in the 3D design system and are used to link related, but unconnected, components such as:
One pipeline to another to form a system isometric
One part of a pipeline to another part of the same pipeline where the middle section may remain incomplete and unfinished.
The following example shows part of a system isometric that consists of two pipelines. Set OS 110 = 0 to give a standard-sized gap (A). Set OS 110 = 50 to increase the gap size (B).
Gaps may be dimensioned or un-dimensioned, which is controlled from within the 3D design system by defining the appropriate settings in the extracted piping data file. In the previous example, the gaps are un-dimensioned.