Deleting Features - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

Intergraph Smart 3D Piping

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10.1(2014R1)

You can delete route objects to remove unwanted objects. You cannot delete parts directly. When you delete any route object, the software attempts to maintain the design integrity of the model by adjusting all previously connected features. The behavior of various objects during deletion is detailed below:

Pipelines

  • Deleting a pipeline deletes all pipe runs, features, and parts associated with that pipeline.

  • The Piping task cuts the pipeline legs at all boundaries and creates gaps. The software neither extends nor inserts a straight feature.

Pipe Runs

  • Deleting the run deletes all features (and thereby all parts) belonging to the run.

  • The Piping task cuts the pipe run legs at all boundaries and creates gaps. The software neither extends nor inserts a straight feature.

Straight Features

  • Deleting a straight feature does not remove the connected turn features.

  • Deleting a straight feature also does not delete any adjacent branch features if the straight feature is connected to the branch port of the feature. For tee-type branches, the system leaves the Tee in place. Branching valves, instruments and piping specialties will not be deleted in either of these cases mentioned above.

  • Deletion of a straight feature adjacent to a split feature removes the split feature if no other part is connected to the split feature.

  • Deletion of a straight feature adjacent to a run change feature removes the run change feature.

  • If the straight feature connects to a component, the software does not delete the component when the straight feature is deleted. However, any mating parts generated to facilitate connection to the component are deleted.

Turn Features

  • Straight features connected to the deleted turn extend to the turn point.

  • Deleting a turn feature removes all adjacent run change features and mating parts.

  • When a branch feature is adjacent to the turn feature, the software inserts a straight feature to avoid deleting a branch.

Inline Components or Split Features

  • If an inline component or split feature is deleted, the software deletes all mating parts. The two connected straight features merge, forming one straight feature, provided they share the same parent pipe run and the same nominal piping diameter (NPD).

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