how to convert to mm
Hi pal....you must to use a routing add in and use a metric norm....if you design imperial you can only uses inches
Copy the piping components provided (pipe, elbopw, t, etc.) and alter the design tables to what you need, in this case metric.
Don't forget to rename the parts as well as the configs of the parts.
Why dont they just also include a metric version of the pipe stuff.. is really puzzling me.
We have piping and love to use it.. but having to copy the components provided and converting them to metric is insane.
Do keep in mind that there are lots of 'standards' in piping.
E.g.: DN200 can be :
-Ø200, in case of being in HDPE/PP/PVC
-Ø225, in case of being in HDPE/PP/PVC
So whatever they would include in metric would certainly not be correct or suitable for all.
Having said that, it wouldn't kill them either to have at least 'a' metric version of the basic pipe and fittings in it.
Perhaps then they themselves would quicker see what all goes wrong.
Is anyone willing to share his metric routing library?
There are probably a bunch of good people out there, who put in a lot of work for their librarys...
Sorry, can't help you with that one.
The company wouldn't condone it and on top of it, any library will be so personalised towards suppliers and brands locally available + the need of detail (or lack of) is so subjective then no matter what you would get you would have to completely re-work to your needs and wants if for no other reason that the features and design table names would be in a different language.
Good luck, hope that someone can help you out.
If not, and you run into a problem , toss a question on here and someone will be able to help you out figuring out your issue.
Have a nice one
Is there a metric "pipe" size?
Or its metric tube size?
Funny enough, here in Brazil there is a big difference between those two. Tubes are for mechanical or ASME standarts, basically the ones used in industries and mechanical engineering. Pipes are for civil engineering, PVC and such, the ones you use to build a house.
No one would require a ASME pipe, because of the environment of the usage, people would just make fun of you.
Tubing, as SW Routing uses the term are hoses whereas Pipes are solid none flexible elements or in another words pipes aren't hoses.
Now to complicate things.
In French 'tuyau', depending on certain factor means pipes or hoses.
E.g.: a gardenhose is a tuyau d'arrosage and a rainpipe is a tuyau de pluie
And in some cases 'pipes' will be translated in French to 'tubes'
Seeing that English has borrowed lots of words from the French language it would be silly to blame the French for the English not being able to use the words they borrowed correctly.
GO to the design library and you will be able to download a standard that you may want to use
However.... those elements are so old that the only thing they'll end up doing is confuse the heck out of the user seeing as that they don't have all the recommended features and designtable elements.
Some of them, if not all, date back to 2006.
So things like 'Vertical' don't get used. Things like Specification@Cpoint and $prp@specification don't get used.
Most of the times there's no Rpoint, even when it's beneficial to have one, and the one time that there's no real need for it ,namely in an Exc. Red, there is.
I can even remember there being a PVC 90° Elbow that had an Rpoint but it was located wrong so that the pipes on either end of the 90* elbow refused to be perpendicular to each other.
Does Solidworks have any quality control ?
For someone just starting it's only logical to use the things that Solidworks themselves provide as a base but frankly is worse then starting from nothing because it gives one bad practices and you'll end up with fittings that are barely useable. It then will take you weeks, months even years to undo all the errors and faults that it causes.
Having to remake your library several times until you finally have something that works as it should, no thanks to Solidworks because of
- help files that don't help
- trainings giving by VAR's whom in lots of cases don't know what they're talking about concerning Routing
- manuals that ,if you can buy get them (that's not even a certainty), barely cover the basics.
- MySolidworks free trainings that are for absolute beginners whom never spend any time with the package
- MySolidworks paid for trainings that are for absolute beginners whom never tried to do anything more then what the free lessons showned them
- and files that you download that haven't been updated in the last 14 years and even then weren't error free nor checked on inconsistencies
All in all, IMO, unless you know what you're doing and how to correct the inherent flaws in them, one is better of not using the downloadable ones and just make them from scratch.
I found errors in the standard piping and send in enough enhancement request to get it fixed that something was fixed. many years ago I thought about putting together a cd with a catalog, and all the solidworks files that one may have thought about using. But motivation for doing so was no there.
Quality control of solidworks. is us the users I think. Find something tell them something. Had no idea that the files were that old. thanks for the info.
how to download
Example on how to get the DIN PVC library.
Be ware !
It doesn't hold up to even Solidworks own minimum requirements as laid out in the Routing Wizard.
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