All piping elements are placed in the model using information defined in the piping reference data. Using the Catalog task or the reference data workbooks, you can create custom pipe specifications, edit pipe specification rules, and define pipe parts and symbols. Your first step should be to review, edit, and otherwise customize the delivered piping reference data. Refer to the Piping Reference Data or the Catalog Help for more information.
After the reference data is customized to suit your needs, you need to define piping systems and pipelines in the Systems and Specifications task. You cannot place pipe runs in the model until the pipelines are defined.
After the piping reference data and the needed systems are defined, you can begin placing pipe in your model.
After pipe is in your model, the Piping task enables you to spool pipe into sections ready for manufacturing. To create penetration spools, at least one penetration plate must exist in the model. You can place penetration plates in the Hangers and Supports task.