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Intergraph Smart 3D Piping

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Sets options for adding a tap to a valve or other component.

 Select Part

Select the component in which you want to place the tap. You can select any piping component; elbow, pipe bend, tee, cap, valve, pipe, and so forth; except a mating part.


Displays a list of available tap sizes that you can place in the selected component. The software generates this list based on the pipe specification of the component into which you are inserting the tap. See Pipe Specifications in Piping Reference Data Guide for more information on defining pipe specifications.


Places the tap in the component.


Specify the distance along the component between the tap and the specified reference position on the component.

  • If Orientation is set to perpendicular, the distance is measured along the length of the component path as shown on the valve below. For pipe bends, the distance is measured from the reference port to the tap location along the arc of the turn feature.

  • If Orientation is set to parallel, the distance is measured from the specified reference point and at the specified angle as shown on the blind flange below.


Defines whether the tap is perpendicular (A) or parallel (B) to the selected component. This option is available only when you select an end feature (cap, blind flange, and so forth) or a turn feature (such as an elbow or pipe bend) as the component. For straight pipes and tubes, and the straight sections of a pipe bend, the orientation is always set to perpendicular. For pipe bends, the tap is always placed perpendicular to the flow direction throughout the turn.

Reference position

Specifies the port on the component from which to measure the distance to the tap.


Select to rotate the tap about the component interactively.


Type an angle at which you want the tap rotated about the component.