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Routing team

Question asked by Peter De Vlieger on Dec 16, 2010
Latest reply on Jan 17, 2011 by Andy Hughes

I know I don't pull punches when it comes to critiscm or voicing my fustration about limitations within SW in general and piping in particular.


However when it's good it has to be said as well. I haven't been able to test everything new in routing yet or even understand all the implications of the new tools and elements concerning routing but I have seen the new Routing Wizard and indeed it's big leap forward.


The fact alone that it helps one set up olets (side branching nippels/socks etc.) is a god send. Finally, finally being able to use those elements within routing is marvelous. Is there room for improvement, oh yes ofcourse, but at least now it's a much more workable situation then it was before. Now one is able to use something as commonplace as a olet and actual place it with fluent ease.


Having to use a distance mate on the Pipe level for actual determining the place of the olet in reference to another element/plane/point doesn't win beauty prices but it works. If there's a better way then perhaps Andy Hughes or someone else from the team can tell us.


(Still would love to hear how they manage it so that certain parts can be made to toggle between the 0°-90°-180°-270° position and this with a flick of the Tab button.

I know it must be something basic but I can't find it.)


All in all, thank you for making the life's of those that have to earn a living by drawing piping a tad less fustrating.


If there are others who have discovered little pearls like this or like the" edit route  CTRL+ selecting reference plane/wall/etc." so as to be able to set the distance from wall to the outside of the pipe instead of to Centerline then I would love to hear about it.