IS THERE ANY TEQUNIES TO ASSEMBLE NON ROUTING PARTS TO ROUTING COMPONENTS
MEANS I WANT OT ASEEMBLE PRESSURE GAUGE OR SAMLL SAFTY VALVE IN PIPE
In my opinion there is a two ways:
1. Edit routing sub-assembly and manually add equipment you need or
2. Change your component to a routing component via Routing Library Manager (more info: 2018 SOLIDWORKS Help - Routing Component Wizard )
See some examples
SOLIDWORKS - Routing Pipe 101 - YouTube
Routing and Piping Library Setup in SolidWorks - YouTube
One way I do it, and this was self taught so it's probably incorrect, but when I make an assembly for the routing I'll have my routing file, and then just add components to the top assembly. See the feature tree below:
After years of using the Routing module I've come to the conclusion that if the end result in a 2D is what you wanted it to be and is accurate and clear then there's no wrong way to do it.
In some situations you just have to ignore all rules and just make the program do what you want it to do.
If I would only use Routing the way it is explained in the tutorials and course then I wouldn't be able to do 75% of my job. Not because of lack of me understanding how to use the program but of the lack of the program to understand how piping is done in the real world.
Yeah, I feel there is a lot of potential with routing but I find it an absolute nightmare to model large spools and have to make adjustments. I've played around with skeleton files to run the routes, routing within in existing assemblies, and I've found make simple 2-3 spool max single assemblies work best for my work flow.
I like routing just wish it was set up a bit better.
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