Route different standard purchased length pipes - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

Intergraph Smart 3D Piping

PPMProduct
Intergraph Smart 3D
PPMCategory_custom
Help
SPFVersion_custom
2019 (10.0)
Version_S3D
11.x(2016)

Prerequisites

To route a purchase length pipe with mixed end preparations, you need to define the necessary reference data as mentioned below.

  • In the Pipe Stock sheet in the Piping Catalog workbook, define the Industry Commodity Code, Purchase Length, Minimum Pipe Length, Maximum Pipe Length, Flow Direction [1], and Flow Direction [2].

  • Specify the in and out flow directions for any end fittings or elbows with mixed ends. The software uses the flow directions for pipe ports orientation.

  • The Piping Commodity Filter sheet in the Piping Specification workbook must contain pipe bends and related data to avoid errors while generating parts.

  • Define functional short codes for elbows that do not have any fittings defined in the Piping Specification workbook. For more information, see Piping Materials Class Rules > Default Change of Direction Per Spec in Smart 3D Piping Reference Data Guide.

  • For Purchase Length Basis Option, select By user - with split so that the software places splits as you route pipe runs with a standard purchase length. For more information on Purchase Length Basis Option, see Piping Rules > Piping Specification Rules in Smart 3D Piping Reference Data Guide.

  • The Weld Short Code in the Pipe Takedown Parts sheet must be Butt Weld to use Insert Split . The Pipe Takedown Parts sheet is in the Piping Specification workbook.

  1. Click Route Pipe on the vertical toolbar.

  2. Select a starting point for the pipe.

    The software displays the New Pipe Run Dialog Box.

  3. On the New Pipe Run Dialog Box, specify the required properties, and then click OK.

  4. Click Properties , on the Route Pipe ribbon.

    The software displays the Route Pipe Settings Dialog Box dialog box.

  5. On the Defaults tab, select True or False for the Use Purchase Length property.

    1. If you select True, the software locks the pipe length between the MPL and the specified purchase length.

      1. Click OK.

      2. Select a value from the Straight Option list on the Route Pipe ribbon. For example, select 750 mm.

        The software locks the pipe length between the MPL and the Straight Option value.

      3. Click Insert Split on the vertical toolbar.

        For information on how to place a split, see Insert a welded split.

      4. Select a different value from the Straight Option list on the Route Pipe ribbon. For example, select 1000 mm.

      5. Continue routing.

        The software places pipes of the specified purchase lengths, and inserts splits.

    2. If you select False, the software does not lock the pipe length to the specified purchase length.

      1. Click OK.

      2. Select a value from the Straight Option list on the Route Pipe ribbon. For example, select 750 mm.

      3. In the Length box, enter a value for the length of the pipe run, and press ENTER. For example, enter 2250 mm.

        The software locks the length of the pipe run to 2250 mm, places three 750 mm pipes, and inserts two splits.

      4. On the vertical toolbar, click Insert Split to place a split.

        For information on how to place a split, see Insert a welded split.

      5. Select a different value from the Straight Option list on the Route Pipe ribbon. For example, select 1000 mm.

      6. In the Length box, change the value and press ENTER. For example, enter 2000 mm.

      7. Click the graphic view to commit routing the pipe run.

  6. Right-click to exit routing.

See Also

Purchased Length Pipes

Move a purchase length pipe

Modify the length of a purchased length pipe

Delete a purchased length pipe