Mortinus I had difficulties with the pdf documents which needed to be edited before presentation, then I. This is just as it did with 6inch pipe. This is called a custom pipe configuration. But because of their different lengths, they become separate configurations within that same part file. The difference is that, elbows are defined by their sketch radius fillets. Do not delete these properties or edit the values that are assigned to them. This plug-in gives SolidWorks the ability to import points from text files.
Put these lines in and relate them to the original centerline of rotation so that everything lines up properly. The configurations are saved in a new pipe part; the original pipe part in the library folder is not changed. In order to do this, we will add construction geometry to help us properly locate the stub-in. Note SolidWorks 2001 Service Pack 4. This gives us a piping element to dimension the rotation of the elbow from.
Right-click the Cpoint, click show. Right-click on one of the pipes that was cut back because we added the Victaulic coupling. If you suppressed it instead, then the 4-inch pipe would lose its size reference. Sketch and constrain the appropriate 2D geometry as shown in the illustration. A reducer whether concentric or eccentric has two connection points, one at each end, with different values for the diameter.
When these are unsuppressed, the flare on the end of the tube, the sleeve, and the nut will be shown moved back on the tube so that the end of the sleeve is exactly at the start tangency for the minimum straight length. Rotation of fittings should be constrained by adding an angle mate either to the previous fitting or component feature per design intent. Remember to use the standard naming for pipe parts. The software makes extensive use of design tables to create and modify the configurations of piping components. Cover pages even remember information like your name, school and courses to make writing more productive. In the earlier step we could have used the Tab key to orient the elbow correctly in the first place. In fact, SolidWorks Piping only adds two more toolbar icons to the standard assortment provided by SolidWorks.
Take note of the new parts that have been added to the route assembly and the parts that changed. You could creating your online help from Word doc. Left mouse button confirms the orientation. To edit a route: Q Q Q Q Right-click on the route feature and click Edit Route. Before we start the route, we need to get the next definition object number from the matrix.
Remember the only reason we can add mates is that the first flange placement is not driven by the route. The tutorials and help in SolidWorks are pretty good also. However, at this time, we do not want a new piping route. But, because of their different lengths, they become separate configurations within the same part file. This indicates that there is no split point or penetration yet.
Open the folder in the Feature Palette named Victaulic. Be sure Display entity points is selected so that the Split Curve can be seen. Change to the Front view. Straight pipe Custom Configurations — the custom pipe configuration resides in the same part file as all the other same size, pipe configurations. In fact, SolidWorks Piping only adds two more toolbar icons to the standard assortment provided by SolidWorks. If so, these indicate that there is no split point or penetration where the two pipes intersect. Remove the elbow, but keep the sketch line.
The information and the software discussed in this document are subject to change without notice and should not be considered commitments by SolidWorks Corporation. When you insert certain components into an assembly, a piping subassembly is created for you automatically. With two centerlines, the valve may snap to the wrong one. So, you must name this new pipe part size. Then click the left mouse button.