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Intergraph Smart 3D Piping

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

You can branch in or branch out from an existing header pipe run.

Branch into a header pipe run

  1. Click Route Pipe on the vertical toolbar.

  2. Press CTRL+SHIFT to select a point cloud point.

    Make sure that you unlock the Angle to route from point cloud data.

  3. Select an existing header pipe to branch into the header pipe run.

    The pipe run branches into the header pipe run.

    • Branching components are placed automatically if they are in alignment with the header pipe run.

    • If the pipe is not coincident with the header pipe, the software logs the following error message in Smart 3D log.

      "System was unable to compute an intersection point from the point cloud data. Routing will be continued in free space without Point Cloud assistance".

Branch out from a header pipe run

  1. Locate the header pipe run.

  2. Click Route Pipe on the vertical toolbar.

  3. Select a point on the header pipe to branch out.

    The New Pipe Run properties dialog box is displayed.

  4. Provide the new pipe run properties in the New Pipe Run properties dialog box.

  5. Click OK.

    Make sure that you unlock the Angle to route from point cloud data.

  6. Press CTRL + SHIFT to select a point on the branch pipe run.

    The software displays the corresponding dialog boxes if the point cloud pipe run diameter and the current pipe run diameter does not match.

    If the pipe is not coincident with the header pipe, the software logs the following error message in Smart 3D log.

    "System was unable to compute an intersection point from the point cloud data. Routing will be continued in free space without Point Cloud assistance".

  7. If the diameter of the new pipe run is not equal to the point cloud diameter, follow the below procedure:

    The software displays the following message: "The current pipe run nominal diameter is not equal to the point cloud pipe run diameter. Do you want to override the current pipe run nominal diameter using the point cloud diameter?"

    1. Click Yes to override the current pipe run diameter with point cloud diameter. Skip to step 9.

      OR

    2. Click No to use the existing diameter of the pipe run. Skip to step 10.

      The New Pipe Run properties dialog box is displayed.

  8. If the diameter of the existing pipe run is not equal to the point cloud diameter, follow the below procedure:

    The software displays the following message: "The current pipe run nominal diameter is not equal to the point cloud pipe run diameter. Do you want to create a new pipe run using the point cloud diameter?"

    1. Click No to continue routing with initially selected pipe run diameter. Skip to step 10.

      OR

    2. Click Yes to create a new pipe run with user defined diameter. Skip to step 9.

      The New Pipe Run properties dialog box is displayed with point cloud diameter.

  9. Modify the diameter of the pipe as necessary.

  10. Click OK.

    The pipe is constrained along the point cloud branch feature.

  11. Select another point cloud point on the same pipe to place a branch feature to that point or next leg to continue routing.

    The branch feature is placed if it is defined in the catalog for the selected angle.

  12. Continue routing.