Piping Specifications Common Tasks - Intergraph Smart 3D - Reference Data

Intergraph Smart 3D Piping Reference Data

PPMProductFamily
3D Design and Visualization
PPMProduct
Intergraph Smart 3D
PPMCategory
Reference Data
Version_S3D
10.1(2014R1)

By following these tasks, you can define the general rules, or options, for your piping specification.

Define Default Project Options

The first step in defining a piping specification is to specify values for the main piping specification options. For more information, see Define Default Project Options.

Define Fluid Densities

You must define the fluid densities for all fluids for which you plan to model piping so that the software can calculate the fluid weight in the piping and fittings. For more information, see Define Fluid Densities.

Define End Preparation Compatibility

A useful software feature is the ability to specify which pipe and fitting end-preparations are allowed to connect to one another. For more information, see Define Mating Ports.

Define NPD Equivalences

Typically, you will need to model using both metric and imperial units. By defining nominal piping diameters (NPD) equivalences you can use one system of units for modeling while the parts catalog is in the other system of units and define transition components that have different units of measure at each end. For more information, see Define NPD Equivalences.

Define Minimum Pipe Lengths

You should define the minimum pipe length and the preferred minimum pipe length for the piping specification to prevent the piping designer, or the software, from placing unmanageably short pieces of pipe in the model. For more information, see Define Minimum Pipe Length.

Define Minimum Pipe Lengths for Purchase

As with the minimum pipe lengths, you should define the minimum pipe length and the preferred minimum pipe length that can be purchased. For more information, see Define Minimum Pipe Length Purchase.

Define Standard Notes

Define the standard notes that you plan to use. For more information, see Define Standard Notes.

Define the Default Change of Direction

Define the default change-of-direction boundaries for fittings. For more information, see Define Default Change of Direction.

Define Materials Data

Specify the materials data required for the software to calculate piping wall thickness. For more information, see Define Materials Data.

Define Port Alignments

Define whether a branch that connects to a sloped header is trimmed by adding more weld material or by trimming the branch end. For more information, see Define Port Alignments.

Define Slip on Flange Setback Distance

Specify the values needed to calculate the distance that the end of a pipe is inserted into a slip-on-flange. For more information, see Define Slip on Flange Setback Distance.

Define Thickness Data Rules

Specify the thickness values required for the software to calculate piping wall thickness. For more information, see Define Thickness Data Rules.

Define Short Code Hierarchy

Define which short codes are exposed to the piping designer under which configurations. For more information, see Define Short Code Hierarchy.

Define Default Commodity Selection Rule

Define which short codes should be used during the automatic placement of fittings. For more information, see Define Default Commodity Selection Rule.

See Also

Piping Reference Data Common Tasks