Is that possible to add new pipe schedule in pipe routing.
Obviously, I wouldn't ask you how to add new pipe schedule if I have the routing training.
I know how to create Design tables and using configuration. and I have the basic understanding of SW routing.
since short I start using SW routing for piping design. Usually I try to use the SW Help if I need something, most of the time that is sufficient. but if it is still confusing try to come to this forum and search some info. and ask people like you.
If you will, Please tell me which steps you follow to create new piping schedule.
Yes, it is possible to add a new pipe schedule. It's possible to add a new schedule to an existing pipe. It's possible to add a new pipe with a different schedule. The only thing that can be tricky is to change an existing pipe from one schedule to another.
I guess you have an issue with pipe schedules. If you can state what exactly your situation is and what you want to accomplish perhaps I or someone else would be able to point you in the right direction.
Thank you for the response
I am trying to add XX pipe schedule. because I do not see the OD and wall thickness for this schedule in the base configuration.
so my question will be:
1/ put it in the design table
2/ Either is possible.
It depends on how you want it to behave. So either make a copy of the existing pipe, rename it, and edit the design table so that it only contains the values you want it to contain (e.g.: put all dimensions in for schedule XX) or else just edit the design table of the pipe that you are using with the additional information needed.
I personally would do the former instead of the latter. Reason being that as a rule I try not to mix different 'types' of pipe. No matter if the difference is material, schedule or whatever. Look at it this way, if you use pipe in a certain schedule you'll be wanting to use elbows in that schedule as well, true? So when creating a new route you have to choose what pipe to use and what elbows there for making sure that you don't use the wrong kind of elbows on a pipe.
So basically I need to create a part that meets the geometry requirments for the pipe.
then create design table (excel) with all the schedule I need and link with the part ?
yes, I do have some flanges and elbows. I usually add c-point or r-point at part level and place them in my assembly and add the routing between the (similar) connection points. or if you have recommendation how to do this properly let me know.
Have you had training by your VAR or someone else ?
Have you looked at what is provided by solidworks and how it's built?
Have you investigated the routing component wizard (pulldown routing - selecting routing library manager) ?
Do you have experience in using configurations and creating design tables?
I would suggest to get the training by your VAR. Just to make sure you have the right knowledge about the basics. It will still leave you with lots of questions but it should point you in the right direction.
Take a copy of one of the basic pipes that solidworks provide. Always use a copy so that in worst case you still have something to start from again. In your design library folder you should find it under piping/pipes/
Rename it to what you need, e.g. Steel_sch40. Open your new pipe and edit the design table to either overwrite or append with the data you want it to contain, making sure that you have at least
Keeping in mind that the only geometry requirments for a pipe are a PipeSketch (inner and outer diameter) which is extruded
and a FilterSketch (so as to set the nominal diameter which is used so as to determine which fittings should be able to connect to it)
I highly recommend that you start with SW library supplied parts. Copy them to a new name. Then edit the design table as mentioned above.
When done, with the new part being opened in SW, "process" the part with the Routing Component Wizard, being sure that the location of the new part is saved in the correct directory and added to the Piping and Tubing Database, (towards the end of the process).
Something to be aware of: I'm pretty sure that you will need to add "Sch XX" somewhere in the configuration name of the components for the Schedule column is properly populated in the Database. Where XX can only be a number. If this is incorrect, someone please correct me. Thanks.
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