I am new to SW routing and have been tasked to find out if my company should start using this add-in for all projects in the future. Weldment is our current method to make piping. I have built up a small routing library and are going to testing the add-in on a new project.
I have added the mate reference to my flanges so that I can start a new pipe by dragging a flange from the library on to a counter flange in the assembly. But if I try to drag and drop a flange from the routing library in to an empty assembly or an assembly without a counter flange, then the flange will be placed more or less randomly in the space. And I don't understand how I can orientate the flange afterwards. So my question is:
- If I start by making the pipe route as a 3D sketch in the assembly, is it possible to make the flange snap in place at the beginning and the end of the 3D sketch route?
- Are there other methods to orientate the first flange in an empty assembly?
Attached is a picture from a test assembly where I have made a simple 3D skatch. I want to be able to make the flange snap in place at the start point and the end point of the skatch.
Help and suggestions would be most appreciated