This option can be used while sketching a segment to create an attribute break in the pipeline being placed or to create a branch point at the active segment point. This option performs three consecutive operations:
It accepts the active segment point to terminate the current piping segment
It initiates create segment mode
It accepts the active segment point as the branch point of the new branch segment.
Therefore, this option should be used instead of Confirm when a segment with a branch end point is desired.
Refer to Attribute Break for more information on attribute breaks.
About this command
This option can be used only after one or more segment pipe runs have been routed in the current Sketch session.
Attribute Break Example
Creating an attribute break.
Select the Place and Start New Segment option.
The system terminates the active segment and places an attribute break at the accepted end point.
Place a data point in the Active Segment Data area to activate the Active Segment Data form.
Any attribute on this form (including NPD) may be changed. The system automatically places the attribute break and segments placed thereafter will have the new attributes.
Identify the next vertex and continue routing the new segment.
Branch Segment Example
Creating a branch segment.
Select the Place and Start New Segment option from the Sketch Piping Segment form.
The system terminates the active segment and places a branch point at the accepted end point.
Identify Next Vertex
Check the Active Data Area and change the Active Segment Data for the branch, if needed.
Continue routing the new branch segment from the established break point. Select Confirm when the branch in completed.
Select the branch point as the new first end point (the system will toggle to Extend Piping Segment automatically) and continue routing the main pipe segment.