I am getting lot of errors and troubles while changing the pipe routing after i done with 100% of Model. If i change the orientation of elbow all other components are not alligned preperly especially flange it turns 180 deg
Any advice pls
Have you followed training at your VAR?
Have you looked up stuff on Youtube, you can find lots of helpful tips there.
The SolidWorks Routing Manual I can recommend as well, especially for novices but even if one is well at home with Routing it's nice to have confirmation of what are and aren't good practices.
Vague questions won't get you much help on the forums. Upload examples, give screenshots, explain in detail what you are doing and what you want to accomplish. If you post a vague short question you can't expect people to give you a step by step explanation for all possible issues that you may or may not have.
I will follow your advice
I have bunch of queries on piping, can you pls guide me
I had attached 2 pics which shows when i change the orientation of a spectacle blind my Valve handle also gets changed.
I didn't complete the routing with start and end flanges, on the way of routing i am fitting the components
I had used remove pipe command between valve, Sp Blind and Flange.
Moreover I used all the Valve, Sp Blind and flange as individual parts.
In this Valve is a step file imported as SLDPRT.
What is your suggestion regarding this so i can rotate only the individual component which i need.
Can we give a flow direction arrow symbol in solidworks routing from start point to end point which replicates in spool drawings.
I have much more queries which i will ask in later stage
I can't see the pics. ......Ah, okay, now I can.
That the valve started as a step file and got converted is neither here nor there.
The main thing is that it is a part and that you have it the necessary elements (cp's, rp, axis of rotation, Vertical : in short run it to the routing wizard)
Concerning the orientation issue : it depends on how the elements are linked to each other if they will or won't flip if something else flips.
You rotated the blindflange 180° around the axis of rotation, if you're valve is somehow linked to the blindflange then of course it will rotate as well.
Flow direction arrow in model that also is viewable in spool drawings? Not something that is standard available and frankly I would think it would take more effort to do it in the 3d model that it would take time to just adding flow arrows on the drawings.
My query is, I want to change and shift a small route circled to the arrow pointed mark in the pic. The routes are in single ASSY. how can i take up this task without deleting any works much.
How these kind of tasks can be take up for bigger changes. In many cases the skid orientation also gets changed along with equipment nozzles, also change in P&ID
Again, no pic..... I can't see the pictures when answering but I did see them now.
If it's all one asm then the simplest way is deleting the part that needs moving and redrawing it.
Thanks Peter, I am concerned with Static equipments and piping for oil and Gas, so have to give lot of outputs for our people, So i need to understand this SW much more in depth for my Work.
I have also asked for a query on Routing forum which you guided. Regarding giving the valve tags in SW model from P&ID Its for your ref, pls guide
HI SW Piping Routers,
My Task in Piping is to develop a 3D Model of oil and gas Process skid Piping, we have lot of tag nos available for each component in P&ID, I want to bring the valve tags given in P&ID for each model. so when i click on a component it shows the tag also. Meanwhile in Drawing also i can see that tag number. So the work looks fulfilled at the end
Eg, If i have 1" Ball valve having tags V001, V002 ... V010
My query is weather we have to make number of same sized models with different tag to get the desired output which i needed or we can configure the model with different valve tags
Any support on this query
There's all kinds of way to get the components linked to tags.
It all depends on your work flow, requirements, operating procedure and set up of the program. Best something to take up with your VAR in helping decide what would work best for you.
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