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AutoPLANT Piping – Tips and Tricks
Drawing Access Mode When loading a model, some users may notice the following dialog appear – This dialog is called when Drawing Access Mode is turned on. Just select the desired direction and press Enter when done.
It should now look similar to the image below – Now, we can also place more primitives on this equipment, such as a Head on the top. Next, the program needs to determine how this component will look in 3d space and will prompt the components properties. This will also require some manual inserting by the user, such as placement for the Run and location of bends an such.
What most users would do in this case if redraw the whole line. Now when starting this command, the program will request which primitive to associate this Associative Primitive with.
The program will then request what type of Nozzle to be placed. There are multiple ways that this can be done, but ipping three main ways are through the Icon, Document Manager, or Vision. In order to place these components, just drag and drop the component into the 3d model space. What is Assembly Manager? All this dialog is telling us is that there are no Line Numbers found in this project or they existed but none of them are selected and that pipnig has to be ttorial before a component can be placed.
Most of the options in this menu are self explained, with the exception of Drawing Access Mode which will be covered later. Once this is select, the Nozzles properties dialog will be displayed just as the Drums was.
This allows users to check settings quickly and use the features faster without having to go to the pull down menu. Close out of the currently drawing and save all changes.
Once this is done, all the selected components will change their size to 4 like below. To make this website work, we log user aktoplant and share it with processors. This can autoplanr a bit confusing since the 2D Browser will show the new tag and if the drafter doesn’t know which tag was changed, they will need to either know the original tags name and which one is missing or go through each component.
Next, the program will request that you pick a point for the elevation. The first part of this is pointing to the acad. CS — MENU Allows users to quickly select a component from a spec record and place it Settings for the component are determined by what is in Component preferences. How ever, it needs autkplant have the line part of the line that autpplant will be in to be selected and the Insert command to be used if the line is already build and not drawn after placing the valve.
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Model Setup When a model is being opened for the first time, it will launch the “Model Setup” dialog. It is recommended that if you didn’t wish to rebuild the components, use the UnRebuild button to remove the modifications and then apply the session with the components in the Dismantled Components section. This tool allows for users to change a lines size or spec to a new one. What these two options do is allow users to build equipment from primitive objects, similar to AutoCAD’s 3D shapes.
Also, the drafter will need to select a Project or Configuration to associate the model with during the loading of the application for new models. Press Enter to select the insertion point. If the icon appears to have a box around it, then the tool is turned on and the dialog will be displayed.
After setting the tag up, we will then see the following dialog. Here is what they do. In this image the ball valve is anchored, notice how the centers of the 4 in the light blue and the center of the 6 in the gray are in the same location.
The centerlines that are placed using these tools work in conjunction with other tools, such as AutoFit, to insert pipe quickly and easily. Now the equipment can have Nozzles placed on it and connected to piping. What is Briefcase Mode? Share Subscribe by email More Cancel.
There is also an option to change an existing Centerline’s properties, which is the Edit Centerline Preferences. Once this is done, the “Insert Assembly” dialog will appear. If AutoPipe does not create the pipe, then most likely, the centerlines are not aligned properly and the two components would give you trouble if they are some how connected.
The next step depends on which router is being used. This will bring up the HVAC help file. Another way to create custom equipment would be to use the Equipment Primitives and Associative Primitives. After this is done, the program will go back into the dialog and more options will become available. After all of this is set, the program will place in the equipment primitive. Another section to know about is the Insertion Mode. Laying out the placement of pipe can take the largest amount of time in a project.
Consistency Check Compares the selected component with it’s 3D inserted counter part Consistency Check All Compares all components with their 3D inserted counter parts Show Consistency Results Shows the results for this component’s Consistency Check Show Consistency Results All Shows the results for all components after running a Consistency Check All Insert in 3D Same effect as drawing the component into the model space Zoom Zooms to the component in the 3D model space, has been known to throw an error when the line has not be inserted Reset Resets the 2D Browser dialog and removes and Consistency reports An example of a Consistency Report that comes back clean is below.
After running AutoPipe, the line should be component and look like this. An example can be seen below. This is because the program needs an object selected before it can proceed.
After placing that, one can then add on Associative Primitives, think of these like the Head of a vessel or a skirt.