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Discussion WRT how to represent pipe spools

Question asked by Steve Reinisch on Feb 25, 2014
Latest reply on Apr 8, 2014 by Mladen Pavlovic

W are currently having an internal discussion here on how pipe spool drawings should be done. We are in the marine shipbuilding industry and the traditional method is to use single line isometric lin drawings to represent the center lines of the pipe spool and dimension those, basically a traditional pipe spool drawing of which you can find many examples. We would like to update this to modern methods, either start using SolidWorks piping and or model the pipe route using 'normal' modeling methods and then do an isometric spool drawing of the model but still dimension center lines.


My questions are:


Does Solidworks piping generate isometric hiddn line spool drawings or traditional single line drawings or do you have a choice?

What are people normally doing in industery? what are the 'modern' methods of doing spool drawings?


Does anybody have any experiance setting up SolidWorks piping with parts etc and how long did that take?


Thanks for any insights you can provide.