Sets options for reference offsets.
Offset Reference Type
Select the offset type you want to use.
External - Route a pipe a specified distance from another object, such as another pipe running parallel to the one you are placing.
Cardinal Point - Route a pipe by the top, sides, bottom, or invert elevation of the pipe instead of the pipe centerline. You must use Tools > Pinpoint and lock the plane when using this reference type.
Include Insulation Thickness
Select this option to include the pipe's insulation thickness when calculating the cardinal point offset. Clear this option to have the cardinal point be the edge of the pipe and ignore the insulation thickness. This option is only available with Offset Reference Type is set to Cardinal Point.
If the referenced object is planar surface (such as a slab or deck) or a linear element (such as a structural beam), then the offset distance is measured from the surface or line to the selected reference plane (for example, the east/west plane (x-plane )) on which the pipe is being routed.
Type the distance that you want to offset. You can turn off the offset option by selecting <Disabled>.
Select the object from which you want to measure the offset. You can select from:
Centerline - Select this option if you want to measure the offset from the centerline of a pipe run.
Pipe Surface - Select this option if you want to measure the offset from the outside surface of a pipe run.
Insulation Surface - Select this option if you want to measure from the outside insulation surface.
Largest Surface - Select this option if you want to measure from the object that has the greatest diameter on the pipe run. The object could be the pipe surface, insulation surface, a flange, a valve, or any other pipe part.
Staggered - Select this option to measure from the largest object on the pipe that you are routing to the largest surface on the pipe that you are referencing. Use this option when you want to get pipe centerlines as close as possible by staggering the location of split flanges.