When purchasing solidworks Premium you get routing. I am thinking about using it for piping applications for skids and builds. Out of the box is it easy to use or is there a lot of configuring and library additions I am going to need to make?
I used the piping add-in for a couple of years at my last job, i found i wonderful to use. It has its quirks and anomolies but all in all works very well. There is some up front setup involved depending on you industry. Mine was victaulic piping so i had to develop an entire library. but once it was done, its done. you may need to add misc components every now and then. I also did piping with Ozone so i needed a swagelok library as well. I found the setup to be fun! assign a couple cpoints and your done.
Feel free to post specific questions and screen shots! good luck
Did you just download the swagelok fittings and add to your library as you needed them?
yes. add routing point and cpoints as needed, done!
Its good, unless you have to draw the parts to place the cp . Alot of specialist parts used subsea are not on 3D central. I have used it in electrical and configuring the library manager for the electrical stuff can be a pain, especially for the auto stuff. If your spread sheet and file locations are spot on it works really well. A bit of prep work needed for setting up mate references on parts to be able to get them to snap in place.
I like it though.
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