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CADWorx

Plant User's Guide

Version 2013 R2 (13.2) November 2012 DICAS-PE-200007B

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Contents
Preface ........................................................................................................................................................ 15 Conventions .......................................................................................................................................... 15 Technical Support ................................................................................................................................. 16 What's New in Plant .............................................................................................................................. 18 Obsolete Commands ...................................................................................................................... 20 Online Help ........................................................................................................................................... 21 Setup ........................................................................................................................................................... 23 Startup Defaults .................................................................................................................................... 23 Support Directory .................................................................................................................................. 23 MVSetup ............................................................................................................................................... 24 Setup Size/Spec Panel .............................................................................................................................. 25 Setup ..................................................................................................................................................... 26 Configuration Settings .................................................................................................................... 28 Set Specification and Size .............................................................................................................. 43 Configuration Layers ...................................................................................................................... 44 Piping Rules ................................................................................................................................... 46 Convert Legacy Drawing ................................................................................................................ 51 Specification and Size ........................................................................................................................... 55 Optional Items ....................................................................................................................................... 55 Optional Component Dialog Box .................................................................................................... 55 Size ....................................................................................................................................................... 56 Spec ...................................................................................................................................................... 56 Size-Spec .............................................................................................................................................. 57 All .......................................................................................................................................................... 57 Editor ..................................................................................................................................................... 57 Change Size.......................................................................................................................................... 57 Change the size automatically ....................................................................................................... 58 Change the size manually .............................................................................................................. 58 Change the size of a reducer and the pipes automatically ............................................................ 59 Change the size of a reducer and the pipes manually ................................................................... 59 Change the size of a model with branch connections automatically .............................................. 60 Change Specification ............................................................................................................................ 60 Change the specification automatically .......................................................................................... 61 Change the specification manually ................................................................................................. 61 Change the specification of a model with branches automatically ................................................. 61 Local Edit .............................................................................................................................................. 62 Modify a component ....................................................................................................................... 63 ISOGEN Data Dialog Box .............................................................................................................. 64 Global Edit............................................................................................................................................. 68 Modify multiple components ........................................................................................................... 69 Mode Convert........................................................................................................................................ 70 Convert a component to a different mode ...................................................................................... 71 3D Solids ........................................................................................................................................ 71 Convert Isometric ........................................................................................................................... 71 2D Double Line ............................................................................................................................... 71

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2D Single Line ................................................................................................................................ 71 Convert Existing ............................................................................................................................. 72 Convert to 3D enhanced................................................................................................................. 72 Convert from project data ............................................................................................................... 72 CWexplode ..................................................................................................................................... 72 Socket Weld .......................................................................................................................................... 73 Threaded ............................................................................................................................................... 73 Settings ................................................................................................................................................. 73 XREF Edit ............................................................................................................................................. 73 Palette Panel .............................................................................................................................................. 75 Spec View Palette ................................................................................................................................. 76 Spec View Tab (CADWorx Spec View Palette) ............................................................................. 76 Settings Tab (CADWorx Spec View Palette).................................................................................. 78 Line View Palette .................................................................................................................................. 79 Line Isolate Tab (CADWorx Line View Palette) ............................................................................. 79 Find Tab (CADWorx Line View Palette) ......................................................................................... 80 Support Modeler Palette ....................................................................................................................... 81 Insert a pipe support ....................................................................................................................... 83 Insert an elbow support .................................................................................................................. 84 Insert multiple pipe supports .......................................................................................................... 84 Support Parametric Data Files (*.SUP) .......................................................................................... 84 Insulation View Palette .......................................................................................................................... 88 Settings Tab (CADWorx Insulation View Palette) .......................................................................... 89 Apply Tab (CADWorx Insulation View Palette) .............................................................................. 90 Discontinuity View Palette ..................................................................................................................... 92 Pipe Support Report ............................................................................................................................. 93 P&ID View Palette ................................................................................................................................. 94 Matched Tab (CADWorx P&ID View Palette)................................................................................. 94 Unmatched Tab (CADWorx P&ID View Palette) ............................................................................ 96 Insert a drawing into the project ..................................................................................................... 97 Clash View Palette ................................................................................................................................ 97 Options Dialog Box ......................................................................................................................... 98 Layers Dialog Box .......................................................................................................................... 99 Assembly View Palette ......................................................................................................................... 99 Create an assembly...................................................................................................................... 100 Edit an assembly .......................................................................................................................... 100 Delete an assembly from the Assembly Manager ........................................................................ 101 Insert an assembly into the drawing ............................................................................................. 101 Edit an assembly path .................................................................................................................. 101 ISOGEN Panel .......................................................................................................................................... 103 ISOGEN Out ....................................................................................................................................... 104 Extract ISOGEN files .................................................................................................................... 105 ISOGEN Batch .................................................................................................................................... 106 Extract batch ISOGEN files .......................................................................................................... 106 ISOGEN Supplemental ....................................................................................................................... 107 Stop Sign ............................................................................................................................................. 108 ISOGEN Start Point ............................................................................................................................ 108 Offset Tap ........................................................................................................................................... 108 Place an offset tap ........................................................................................................................ 111 PCF Out .............................................................................................................................................. 112

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Extract piping component files ..................................................................................................... 112 PCF In ................................................................................................................................................. 112 Tap ...................................................................................................................................................... 112 Place a tap .................................................................................................................................... 113 ISOGEN Project Manager / I-Configure .............................................................................................. 113 ISOGEN Information ........................................................................................................................... 113 Material List Definition .................................................................................................................. 113 SKEY Information ......................................................................................................................... 114 End Type Information ................................................................................................................... 121 LNum Panel .............................................................................................................................................. 123 Setup ................................................................................................................................................... 124 Line Numbering System Dialog Box ............................................................................................. 124 Set ....................................................................................................................................................... 125 Set line numbers based on a P&ID project .................................................................................. 126 Set line numbers based on the current drawing ........................................................................... 126 Set line numbers based on a component ..................................................................................... 126 Count ................................................................................................................................................... 126 Set the line count value ................................................................................................................ 127 Increment ............................................................................................................................................ 127 Decrement........................................................................................................................................... 127 Assign ................................................................................................................................................. 127 Assign line numbers ..................................................................................................................... 128 Annotate .............................................................................................................................................. 128 Label components with line numbers ........................................................................................... 128 Line ..................................................................................................................................................... 129 Set the current line number to that of a component ..................................................................... 129 Line Isolate .......................................................................................................................................... 129 Pipe BOM / DB Panel ............................................................................................................................... 131 Bill of Material Setup ........................................................................................................................... 132 Add or remove properties from BOM ........................................................................................... 133 Change the column order ............................................................................................................. 133 Change text alignment in columns ............................................................................................... 133 Change the BOM sorting and accumulation ................................................................................ 134 BOM Sort Order / Accumulation Dialog Box ................................................................................ 134 Cut Pipe Bill of Material ....................................................................................................................... 134 Cut BOM using Automatic placement .......................................................................................... 135 Cut BOM using Manual placement ............................................................................................... 136 Total Pipe Bill of Material .................................................................................................................... 136 Total BOM using Automatic placement ........................................................................................ 137 Total BOM using Manual placement ............................................................................................ 137 Single Pipe Bill of Material .................................................................................................................. 138 Single BOM using Automatic placement ...................................................................................... 139 Single BOM using Manual placement .......................................................................................... 139 Export Pipe Bill of Material .................................................................................................................. 139 Import Pipe Bill of Material .................................................................................................................. 141 Delete Bill of Material .......................................................................................................................... 141 Tag Toggle Bill of Material .................................................................................................................. 141 Tag Location ....................................................................................................................................... 141 Insert Tag ............................................................................................................................................ 142 Setup Live Database ........................................................................................................................... 142

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Export Pipe.......................................................................................................................................... 143 Select Item Dialog Box ................................................................................................................. 144 Import Pipe .......................................................................................................................................... 145 Audit Pipe Database ........................................................................................................................... 145 Synchronize Pipe Database ................................................................................................................ 146 C.G. Generator.................................................................................................................................... 147 Misc Panel ................................................................................................................................................ 149 Auto Connect ...................................................................................................................................... 150 Group On/Off....................................................................................................................................... 150 Weld Size ............................................................................................................................................ 151 Specify the weld dot size for a single line pipe ............................................................................. 151 Top Works Add ................................................................................................................................... 151 Top Works Change ............................................................................................................................. 151 System Out ......................................................................................................................................... 152 Generate a CAESAR II input file .................................................................................................. 152 User Shapes ....................................................................................................................................... 153 Create a user shape file ............................................................................................................... 157 Edit an existing user shape .......................................................................................................... 158 Create a user shape from points .................................................................................................. 162 Create a user shape from a polyline ............................................................................................ 164 Create a user shape from a block ................................................................................................ 165 Create a 3D user shape ............................................................................................................... 167 Create a 2D user shape ............................................................................................................... 168 Create a 2D single line user shape .............................................................................................. 170 Add a user shape to a specification ............................................................................................. 171 Place a symmetrical user shape in the drawing ........................................................................... 172 Place a nonsymmetrical user shape in the drawing ..................................................................... 172 Generic Attach .................................................................................................................................... 173 Place a generic attachment in the drawing .................................................................................. 173 System In ............................................................................................................................................ 174 Read a CAESAR II input file ......................................................................................................... 175 Elbow Centerline ................................................................................................................................. 175 ISO Flag .............................................................................................................................................. 175 Dim Adjustment ................................................................................................................................... 175 Adjust a dimension to match a pipe ............................................................................................. 176 Adjust a pipe length to match a dimension .................................................................................. 176 System Visibility .................................................................................................................................. 177 2D Panel.................................................................................................................................................... 179 2D Representation .............................................................................................................................. 179 Create a 2D representation .......................................................................................................... 180 2D Representation Hidden .................................................................................................................. 180 Create a 2D representation with hidden lines .............................................................................. 180 Box ...................................................................................................................................................... 180 Edit ...................................................................................................................................................... 181 Zoom Lock .......................................................................................................................................... 181 Turn on the zoom lock .................................................................................................................. 182 Turn off the zoom lock .................................................................................................................. 182 Zoom Factors ...................................................................................................................................... 182

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Bolt ............................................................................................................................................................ 183 Auto Gasket ........................................................................................................................................ 183 Place a gasket automatically ........................................................................................................ 183 Place a gasket manually............................................................................................................... 184 Automatic ............................................................................................................................................ 184 Place stud bolts automatically ...................................................................................................... 184 Place stud bolts manually ............................................................................................................. 184 Auto Weld............................................................................................................................................ 185 Place weld gaps automatically ..................................................................................................... 185 Place weld gaps manually ............................................................................................................ 186 Weld Total ........................................................................................................................................... 186 Count weld gaps automatically ..................................................................................................... 186 Standard .............................................................................................................................................. 187 Place standard stud bolts ............................................................................................................. 187 Non Standard ...................................................................................................................................... 187 Place nonstandard stud bolts ....................................................................................................... 187 RT Panel ................................................................................................................................................... 189 Auto Route .......................................................................................................................................... 189 Start a new route .......................................................................................................................... 190 Continue Routing .......................................................................................................................... 191 Router ................................................................................................................................................. 191 Router commands ............................................................................................................................... 192 Buttweld LR .................................................................................................................................. 192 Buttweld SR .................................................................................................................................. 193 Threaded ...................................................................................................................................... 193 Socket Weld ................................................................................................................................. 194 Dimension Panel ...................................................................................................................................... 195 Automatic ............................................................................................................................................ 196 Place automatic dimensions ......................................................................................................... 196 Horizontal ............................................................................................................................................ 196 Place horizontal dimensions ......................................................................................................... 196 Vertical ................................................................................................................................................ 197 Place vertical dimensions ............................................................................................................. 197 Set ....................................................................................................................................................... 197 Set the Elevation .......................................................................................................................... 197 Rotated ................................................................................................................................................ 198 Place rotated dimensions ............................................................................................................. 198 Horizontal with Tail .............................................................................................................................. 198 Place horizontal tailed dimensions ............................................................................................... 198 Vertical with Tail .................................................................................................................................. 198 Place vertical tailed dimensions ................................................................................................... 199 Change ................................................................................................................................................ 199 Change the Elevation ................................................................................................................... 199 Component.......................................................................................................................................... 199 Place component annotation ........................................................................................................ 200 Elevation ............................................................................................................................................. 200 Place component elevation annotation ........................................................................................ 200 Coordinates ......................................................................................................................................... 200 Place coordinates ......................................................................................................................... 201 Tick Mark 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Place tick marks ........................................................................................................................... 202 ISO Text .............................................................................................................................................. 202 Height .................................................................................................................................................. 202 Graphics / Pipe Ends............................................................................................................................... 203 System Prompts .................................................................................................................................. 204 Section ................................................................................................................................................ 206 Place a section graphic ................................................................................................................ 206 Detail ................................................................................................................................................... 207 Place a detail graphic ................................................................................................................... 207 Plan ..................................................................................................................................................... 208 Place a plan graphic ..................................................................................................................... 208 Elevation ............................................................................................................................................. 209 Place an elevation graphic ........................................................................................................... 209 Arrow ................................................................................................................................................... 210 Place an arrow head graphic ........................................................................................................ 210 Weld .................................................................................................................................................... 211 Place a weld symbol graphic ........................................................................................................ 211 ISO ...................................................................................................................................................... 211 Place an isometric symbol graphic ............................................................................................... 213 Misc ..................................................................................................................................................... 213 Place a miscellaneous graphic ..................................................................................................... 214 Instrument ........................................................................................................................................... 214 Place an instrument graphic ......................................................................................................... 215 Dots ..................................................................................................................................................... 215 Place a weld dot graphic .............................................................................................................. 216 Layers Panel ............................................................................................................................................ 217 Change Layer...................................................................................................................................... 218 Change the layer associated with an object ................................................................................. 218 Set Layer ............................................................................................................................................. 218 Set the active layer ....................................................................................................................... 218 Delete Layer ........................................................................................................................................ 218 Delete a layer ............................................................................................................................... 219 Layer Off ............................................................................................................................................. 219 Turn off a layer ............................................................................................................................. 219 Layer On ............................................................................................................................................. 219 Redisplay a layer turned off by the Layer Off command .............................................................. 219 Match Layer ........................................................................................................................................ 219 Match an object's layer ................................................................................................................. 220 Isolate Layer........................................................................................................................................ 220 Display only the layer associated with an object .......................................................................... 220 Un-Isolate Layer .................................................................................................................................. 220 Turn on all layers .......................................................................................................................... 220 Previous .............................................................................................................................................. 220 Restraints Panel ...................................................................................................................................... 221 Reinforcing Pad................................................................................................................................... 222 Insert a reinforcement pad ........................................................................................................... 222 Reinforcing Saddle .............................................................................................................................. 222 Insert a reinforcement saddle ....................................................................................................... 223

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Translational........................................................................................................................................ 223 Place a translational restraint ....................................................................................................... 223 Anchor ................................................................................................................................................. 224 Place an anchor ............................................................................................................................ 224 Spring Hanger ..................................................................................................................................... 224 Place a spring hanger................................................................................................................... 225 Rotational ............................................................................................................................................ 225 Place a rotational restraint ............................................................................................................ 225 Snubber ............................................................................................................................................... 226 Place a snubber ............................................................................................................................ 226 Guide ................................................................................................................................................... 226 Place a guide ................................................................................................................................ 226 UCS Panel................................................................................................................................................. 227 Point and Shoot UCS .......................................................................................................................... 227 Flat ...................................................................................................................................................... 229 UCS Next ............................................................................................................................................ 230 Compass ............................................................................................................................................. 230 North ................................................................................................................................................... 230 South ................................................................................................................................................... 231 West .................................................................................................................................................... 231 East ..................................................................................................................................................... 232 UCS Object ......................................................................................................................................... 232 Steel Shapes Panel .................................................................................................................................. 233 Shapes ................................................................................................................................................ 233 Wide Flange Shapes .................................................................................................................... 236 Channel Shapes ........................................................................................................................... 237 Angle Shapes ............................................................................................................................... 238 Tee Shapes .................................................................................................................................. 239 Pipe Shapes ................................................................................................................................. 240 Tube Shapes ................................................................................................................................ 241 Flat Bar Shapes ............................................................................................................................ 242 Round Bar Shapes ....................................................................................................................... 243 Channel Shape with Lip................................................................................................................ 244 Angle Shape with Lip .................................................................................................................... 245 Z Shapes ...................................................................................................................................... 246 Angle Double Shape..................................................................................................................... 247 Steel Draw Panel ...................................................................................................................................... 249 Plate .................................................................................................................................................... 250 Place plate by points .................................................................................................................... 251 Place plate by closed polyline ...................................................................................................... 251 Place plate by curves ................................................................................................................... 252 Base Plate ........................................................................................................................................... 252 Place a base plate ........................................................................................................................ 254 Place a base plate with holes ....................................................................................................... 254 Steel Bolts ........................................................................................................................................... 255 Set Size by Component ...................................................................................................................... 257 Generic Attachment ............................................................................................................................ 257 User Shape ......................................................................................................................................... 258

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Loft ...................................................................................................................................................... 260 Single Line Steel ................................................................................................................................. 261 Frame Creation ................................................................................................................................... 268 Create a new frame configuration ................................................................................................ 269 Edit a frame configuration ............................................................................................................ 270 Place a frame in the drawing ........................................................................................................ 270 Frame Annotation................................................................................................................................ 270 Ladder ................................................................................................................................................. 271 Place a ladder interactively .......................................................................................................... 272 Place a ladder using key-ins ........................................................................................................ 273 Place a ladder with a cage ........................................................................................................... 273 Handrail ............................................................................................................................................... 273 Place hand rail by points .............................................................................................................. 274 Place hand rail by polyline ............................................................................................................ 275 Stair ..................................................................................................................................................... 275 Steel Edit Panel ........................................................................................................................................ 279 Cope .................................................................................................................................................... 280 Miter .................................................................................................................................................... 280 Cut ....................................................................................................................................................... 281 Cut members by line..................................................................................................................... 281 Cut members by three-point plane ............................................................................................... 281 Union ................................................................................................................................................... 282 Edit ...................................................................................................................................................... 282 Global Edit........................................................................................................................................... 286 Global Edit All...................................................................................................................................... 287 Annotate Component .......................................................................................................................... 289 Convert Solid....................................................................................................................................... 289 Layer Change...................................................................................................................................... 290 Select Control...................................................................................................................................... 290 Auto Cope ........................................................................................................................................... 290 Steel BOM / DB Panel .............................................................................................................................. 291 Steel BOM Setup ................................................................................................................................ 292 Add or remove properties from BOM ........................................................................................... 293 Change the column order ............................................................................................................. 293 Change text alignment in columns ............................................................................................... 293 Change the BOM sorting and accumulation ................................................................................ 293 Steel BOM Sort Order / Accumulation Dialog Box ....................................................................... 294 Cut Steel Bill of Material ...................................................................................................................... 294 Cut BOM using Automatic placement .......................................................................................... 295 Cut BOM using Manual placement ............................................................................................... 295 Total Steel Bill of Material ................................................................................................................... 296 Total BOM using Automatic placement ........................................................................................ 297 Total BOM using Manual placement ............................................................................................ 297 Single Steel Bill of Material ................................................................................................................. 297 Single BOM using Automatic placement ...................................................................................... 299 Single BOM using Manual placement .......................................................................................... 299 Export Steel Bill of Material ................................................................................................................. 299 Setup Live Database Steel ................................................................................................................. 300 Export Steel......................................................................................................................................... 301 Import Steel ......................................................................................................................................... 301

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Audit Steel Database .......................................................................................................................... 302 Synchronize Steel Database ............................................................................................................... 302 Export Steel Model .............................................................................................................................. 303 Import Steel Model .............................................................................................................................. 303 CG Generator...................................................................................................................................... 304 HVAC Draw / BOM / DB Panel ................................................................................................................ 305 HVAC .................................................................................................................................................. 306 Add an HVAC shape to the drawing............................................................................................. 308 Modify an HVAC shape ................................................................................................................ 308 HVAC Shapes Catalog ....................................................................................................................... 308 Place an HVAC shape from the catalog ....................................................................................... 310 Modify an HVAC shape from the catalog ..................................................................................... 310 User Shape ......................................................................................................................................... 310 Place a user-defined HVAC shape ............................................................................................... 313 Modify a user-defined HVAC shape ............................................................................................. 313 Generic Attach .................................................................................................................................... 313 Place a generic attachment in the drawing .................................................................................. 314 Modify a generic attachment ........................................................................................................ 314 Edit ...................................................................................................................................................... 314 GC Edit ................................................................................................................................................ 315 Edit HVAC components globally .................................................................................................. 315 HVAC BOM Setup............................................................................................................................... 315 Add or remove properties from BOM ........................................................................................... 317 Change the column order ............................................................................................................. 317 Change text alignment in columns ............................................................................................... 317 Change the BOM sorting and accumulation ................................................................................ 317 Cut HVAC Bill of Material .................................................................................................................... 318 Cut BOM using Automatic placement .......................................................................................... 319 Cut BOM using Manual placement ............................................................................................... 319 Total HVAC Bill of Material ................................................................................................................. 319 Total BOM using Automatic placement ........................................................................................ 320 Total BOM using Manual placement ............................................................................................ 320 Single HVAC Bill of Material ............................................................................................................... 321 Single BOM using Automatic placement ...................................................................................... 322 Single BOM using Manual placement .......................................................................................... 322 Data Remove ...................................................................................................................................... 322 Remove CADWorx data from components .................................................................................. 322 Layer Change...................................................................................................................................... 322 Change the layers associated with HVAC components ............................................................... 323 Export HVAC ....................................................................................................................................... 323 Export CADWorx HVAC data ....................................................................................................... 323 Import HVAC ....................................................................................................................................... 324 Import CADWorx HVAC data ....................................................................................................... 324 Audit HVAC Database ........................................................................................................................ 324 Audit the HVAC database ............................................................................................................ 324 Synchronize HVAC Database ............................................................................................................. 325 Synchronize the HVAC database ................................................................................................. 325 Toolbars.................................................................................................................................................... 327 Accessing and Docking the Toolbars.................................................................................................. 327 Aliases and Command Names ........................................................................................................... 328

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Connecting to components ................................................................................................................. 328 Compass ............................................................................................................................................. 328 Plane versus Isometrics view modes .................................................................................................. 328 3D Modeling versus 2D Modeling ....................................................................................................... 329 Buttweld .............................................................................................................................................. 329 Modeling in 3D .............................................................................................................................. 333 Modeling in 2D .............................................................................................................................. 349 Flanges ............................................................................................................................................... 361 Weld Neck Flange ........................................................................................................................ 362 Slip-on Flange .............................................................................................................................. 364 Blind Flange .................................................................................................................................. 365 Socket Type Flange...................................................................................................................... 366 Threaded Flange .......................................................................................................................... 367 Lap Joint Flange ........................................................................................................................... 369 Stub End ....................................................................................................................................... 369 Long Weld Neck ........................................................................................................................... 370 Reducing Slip-on Flange .............................................................................................................. 370 Reducing Threaded Flange .......................................................................................................... 372 Reducing Weld Neck Flange ........................................................................................................ 373 Flgd/BW Valves................................................................................................................................... 375 Modeling in 3D .............................................................................................................................. 376 Modeling in 2D .............................................................................................................................. 386 Lined ................................................................................................................................................... 389 Modeling in 3D .............................................................................................................................. 391 Modeling in 2D .............................................................................................................................. 393 Fiberglass ............................................................................................................................................ 394 Modeling in 3D .............................................................................................................................. 397 Modeling in 2D .............................................................................................................................. 405 Sanitary ............................................................................................................................................... 412 Modeling in 3D .............................................................................................................................. 419 Modeling in 2D .............................................................................................................................. 435 Victaulic ............................................................................................................................................... 447 Threaded/Socket ................................................................................................................................. 450 Modeling in 3D .............................................................................................................................. 455 Modeling in 2D .............................................................................................................................. 470 Thrd/SW Valves .................................................................................................................................. 481 Modeling in 3D .............................................................................................................................. 484 Modeling in 2D .............................................................................................................................. 493 Gaskets, Etc. ....................................................................................................................................... 495 Gasket .......................................................................................................................................... 496 Weld Gap ...................................................................................................................................... 497 Restraints ............................................................................................................................................ 497 Misc ..................................................................................................................................................... 498 Modeling in 3D .............................................................................................................................. 500 Modeling in 2D .............................................................................................................................. 503 Operators ............................................................................................................................................ 504 Line Numbers ...................................................................................................................................... 504 UCS ..................................................................................................................................................... 505 Steel .................................................................................................................................................... 505 Settings ............................................................................................................................................... 507 Palettes ............................................................................................................................................... 509

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Specification and Data Files ................................................................................................................... 511 Editing Component Data Files ............................................................................................................ 511 AutoCAD Workflows Used With Plant ................................................................................................... 513 Modifying a User Profile ...................................................................................................................... 513 Creating a Base Profile ....................................................................................................................... 514 Running CADWorx Equipment or PV Fabricator with CADWorx Plant .............................................. 514 Special Monitored Commands Used With a Live Database ............................................................... 516 Index ......................................................................................................................................................... 517

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Preface
This document provides command reference information and workflows for CADWorx Plant. We welcome comments or suggestions about this documentation. You can send us an email at: PPMdoc@intergraph.com. Documentation updates for supported software versions are available from eCustomer https://crmweb.intergraph.com. Intergraph gives you permission to print as many copies of this document as needed for non-commercial use at your company. You cannot print this document for resale or redistribution outside your company.

Conventions
Before reviewing this guide, it is important to understand the terms and conventions used in the documentation. Use the information below to identify the convention and the type of information. Convention [Product Folder] Type of Information The CADWorx installation folder on your computer, for example, C:\CADWorx. Substitute your installation folder anywhere this notation is used. The AutoCAD installation folder on your computer, for example, C:\AutoCAD 2000i. Substitute your installation folder anywhere this notation is used. The CD-ROM drive on your computer. Substitute your CD-ROM drive letter anywhere this notation is used. Items that need to be typed in or appear at the AutoCAD command line. User responses to command prompts. CADWorx and AutoCAD commands. Command line options. AutoCAD system variables or keywords. Key combinations for which you must press and hold down one key and then press another, for example, CTRL+P or ALT+F4.

[AutoCAD Folder]

[CD-DRIVE] Command Line User Responses Commands Options CAPITALS Key + Key

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Technical Support
For the latest information on CADWorx Plant, visit Intergraph CADWorx and Analysis Solutions (http://www.coade.com/). For current on-line support information, including knowledge base, technical tips, and downloads, visit eCustomer (https://crmweb.intergraph.com/ecustomer_enu). In order to provide technical support, Intergraph CAS needs to know what version of CADWorx, AutoCAD, and Windows you are using. To determine this information, follow the steps outlined for the product you are using: CADWorx Product Plant, P&ID, fieldPipe, or Steel Steps

Run the CADWORXABOUT command. A dialog box opens and displays the version information. Close the dialog box to send the required information to the AutoCAD command line. Copy the information from the command line, and email it to Intergraph CAS. Run the EQUIPABOUT command. A dialog box opens and displays the version information. Close the dialog box to send the required information to the AutoCAD command line. Copy the information from the command line, and email it to Intergraph CAS.

Equipment or PV Fabricator

Internet Publisher Datasheets

Version information is displayed at the AutoCAD command line when you start the software. Click Help > About to display a dialog box that contains the required information.

In addition to the information above, the table below lists the additional files that are usually required to assist Intergraph CAS in resolving your technical issues: CADWorx Product CADWorx Plant (Piping, Steel, HVAC) Additional Files Required by Intergraph CAS Support Email the AutoCAD model drawing (DWG) files.

If the model consists of several line numbers, indicate in the email which line numbers you are having issues with. If the model consists of many drawing files with dependent reference drawings (XREFs), use the AutoCAD ETRANSMIT command to create a ZIP file of all the drawings used in the master model.

CADWorx Plant (component data file creation)

Email information about the part's dimension from the manufacturer's catalog.

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CADWorx ISOGEN Email the AutoCAD model drawing (DWG) files, any isometrics generated by ISOGEN, and the ISOGEN style files.

If the model consists of several line numbers, indicate in the email which line numbers you are having issues with. The ISOGEN.FLS file located in the ISOGEN style folder lists all the files used (*.OPL, *.MLS, *.FLS, *.DDF, *.POS, *.ALT, *.DWG*.DXF, *.FDF, *.ATT). Email all files listed in the ISOGEN.FLS file, including the ISOGEN.FLS file.

CADWorx Equipment CADWorx Equipment to PV Elite interface PV Fabricator CADWorx P&ID or CADWorx IP

Email the AutoCAD model drawing (DWG) files. Email the AutoCAD model drawing (DWG) file and PV Elite input file (*.PVI). Email the AutoCAD model drawing (DWG) files and PV Elite input file (*.PVI). Email the complete P&ID project, which includes Project.CFG, Database.TBL, Map.TBL, and all the DWG, and MDB files. Usually, all of these files are located in one folder.

If the project has many P&ID drawing files, indicate which P&ID drawings and components you are having issues with. If you are experiencing database errors, include the file [Product Folder]\P&ID\System\Sql_Error_Log.TXT. If you are emailing MDB files, use a compression utility such as WinZIP. Most email servers have restrictions on transmitting MDB attachments. If the model consists of many components, indicate in the model which components or location you are having issues with.

CADWorx Steel

Email the AutoCAD model drawing (DWG) files.

CADWorx Datasheets

Email the datasheets MDB file and any datasheet file generated (XLS).

If emailing MDB / XLS files, use a compression utility such as WinZIP. Most email servers have restrictions on transmitting MDB / XLS attachments.

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CADWorx Plant to CAESAR II interface Email the AutoCAD model drawing (DWG) file and CAESAR II input file (*._A, *.C2).

Run the CADWorx GETALLSPECDATAFILES command to copy all specifications and data files used in the model into sub-folders under where the model drawing file is located. Zip the contents of these folders and email the ZIP file to Intergraph CAS Support. If the model consists of several line numbers, indicate in the email which line numbers you are having issues with.

CADWorx Design Review or CADWorx Email the AutoCAD model drawing (DWG) files. Design Create If the model consists of several line numbers, indicate in the email which line numbers you are having issues with. If the model consists of many drawing files with dependent reference drawings (XREFs), use the AutoCAD ETRANSMIT command to create a ZIP file of all drawings used in the master model. CADWorx Design Viewer Email the AutoCAD model drawing (DWG) files and the *.CDR file.

If you are attaching large or multiple files to your eCustomer log, use a compression utility such as WinZIP. If you cannot attach your drawing files, then try to duplicate the issue in a new drawing with as few components as possible. If the issue can be duplicated in a new drawing, attach the duplicate drawing to Intergraph CAS. For hardware lock issues, first verify that you have an Intergraph CAS hardware lock. CADWorx Plant Professional, CADWorx P&ID, CADWorx P&ID Professional, CADWorx Plant Ductile Iron, and CADWorx Plant Sanitary use the Intergraph CAS hardware lock for licensing. CADWorx Steel, CADWorx Steel Professional Plus do not use the Intergraph CAS hardware lock for licensing. For more information about hardware locks, see CADWorx Hardware Lock Identification in the CADWorx Installation Guide.

What's New in Plant


Version 2013 R2 (13.2) This user's guide has had the following changes for this release.

Items added and updated with CADWorx Plant Professional 2013 R2 - November 2012: Program
You can now convert CADWorx legacy drawings using CONVERTCADWORXLEGACYDWGS. For more information, see Convert Legacy Drawing (on page 51) and CADWorx Legacy Drawing - Match Specifications Dialog Box (on page 52).

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You can now review drawings for legacy components using REVIEWLEGACYCOMPONENTS. For more information, see Find Legacy Components Dialog Box (on page 54). You can now have CADWorx automatically add couplings between components with the Apply Auto Coupling Rule. For more information, see Apply Auto Coupling Rule (on page 49) in Piping Rules (on page 46). You can now have CADWorx automatically check the line number when inserting components in a line with the Apply Line Number Rule. For more information, see Apply Line Number Rule (on page 50) in Piping Rules (on page 46). You can now decide which items CADWorx automatically updates when using the Change Size, Change Spec, or automatic update of data options with the Apply Change Data Rule. For more information, see Apply Change Data Rule (on page 51). You can now have CADWorx audit your data on startup to check for removed XDATA using AuditDataOnStartup variable. For more information, see AuditDataOnStartup (on page 30). You can now see which components have had XDATA removed by using the CWSHOWNOXD command. For more information, see Show Removed XDATA (on page 30). You can now restore XDATA to components that have had XDATA removed by using the CWADDXD command. For more information, see Restore XDATA (on page 31).

Manual
A new topic was added detailing connection points and SKEY for ISOGEN export when dealing with user shapes. For more information, see ISOGEN Export Options (on page 159).

Items added and updated with CADWorx Plant Professional 2013 R1 - July 2012:
You can display help by typing MANUAL on the command line. For more information, see Online Help (on page 21). You can now select your drawing environment type by the Drawing Prototype variable. For more information, see Drawing Prototype (on page 30). You can now convert components into 3D Enhanced mode. For more information, see Convert to 3D enhanced (on page 72). You can now update the project data of components in your drawing by using the CONVERTFROMPRJDATA command. For more information, see Convert from project data (on page 72). You can now change CADWorx Components to AutoCAD 3D solids with xdata by using the CWEXPLODE command. For more information, see CWexplode. (on page 72). You can now edit the assembly path of an assembly using the ASSEMBLYEDITPATHS command. For more information, see Edit an assembly path (on page 101). You can now redefine connection points for a user shape by using the EDITUSERSHAPE command. For more information, see Edit by redefining connection points (on page 159). You can now use the PIPW1 (Buttweld pipe), PIPF1 (Socket Weld or Threaded pipe), and PIPFL1 (Flanged pipe) commands to draw single pipe components. For more information, see Pipe (on page 333). ElbowCenterLines are only available in 2D and Isometric modes. For more information, see ElbowCenterLine (on page 34). Detail information has been added to LayerByLineNumber. For more information, see LayerByLineNumber (on page 35). You can now reload a project file after changes have been made by clicking Reload File. For more information, see Set Specification and Size (on page 43).

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You can now stop xdata from appearing in the bill of materials or components by using the CONVERTEXISTING command. This command was previously known as the EXIST command. For more information, see Convert Existing (on page 72). You can now refresh your project from changes made to your selected specification by clicking Reload*.prj File. For more information, see Spec View Tab (on page 76). You can now reload the global file by right clicking and selecting Reload Global File. For more information, see Assembly View Palette (on page 99).

Items added and updated with CADWorx Plant Professional 2013 - March 2012:
You can now change the size of components by using the CHANGESIZE command. For more information, see Change Size (on page 57). You can now change the specification of components by using the CHANGESPEC command. For more information, see Change Specification (on page 60). You can now create assemblies using the CADWorx Assembly Manager. For more information, see Assembly View Palette (on page 99). You can now auto route all components using the ROUTE command. For more information, see Auto Route (on page 189). You can now set Piping Rules for CADWorx. For more information, see Piping Rules (on page 46) in Setup (on page 26). Toolbars (on page 327) contain more information on how to model in 3D Modeling versus 2D Modeling (on page 329), Plane versus Isometrics view modes (on page 328), the Compass (on page 328), and on Connecting to components (on page 328) for the new features in CADWorx. You can now change the variable setting in the Configuration Settings in CADWorx Plant Setup. For more information, see Configuration Settings (on page 28). You can now set your specification and size in the CADWorx Plant Setup. For more information, see Set Specification and Size (on page 43). You can now update your configuration layers in CADWorx Plant Setup. For more information, see Configuration Layers (on page 44). CADWorx now incorporates a new Spec Editor program. For more information see Editor (on page 57) or the Spec Editor Users Guide. Updated all panels and toolbars to reflect changes throughout the software.

Obsolete Commands
These commands are no longer available in CADWorx Plant. AUTOISO C2ISO CONVERTCL ENDFLG ENDPLAIN HEAD ISOCFG LINEPIPE OFFSETCL BREAKDIST C2MULTI ELEV2PLAN ENDHIDDEN EXIST INSERTMODE ISOOUT NODEPLACE OPERPLAN CLASSICCLASH C2TEXT ENDBREAK ENDPIPE GEARELEV INSULATION LEVERELEV NORHTELEV OSYELEV

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PIPEIN RECT SETANGLE SPECCHGTOGGLE VESSELOD PIPEOUT ROLLEDFLG SOUTHELEV TANK WESTELEV PUMP ROLLEDPLAIN SPECCHG VESSEL 3DFOLLOW

Online Help
To access the CADWorx Plant Help, type MANUAL on the command line, and then press ENTER. This help file includes the Plant book, the Spec Editor book, and the CADWorx Plant Tutorial.

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SECTION 1

Setup
Before you begin using CADWorx Plant, you need to set options and some basic configuration tasks. Your project administrator needs to review and update the catalog (.cat) and project (.prj) file in the Spec Editor before modeling begins.

In This Section
Startup Defaults ............................................................................. 23 Support Directory ........................................................................... 23 MVSetup ........................................................................................ 24

Startup Defaults
When starting CADWorx Plant for the first time, you are prompted for the system of measurement to use in the drawing. This dialog box only displays the first time you start CADWorx. After that, the configuration file name and location is stored in the registry. The following options are available: Imperial Measurements - Imperial Pipe Sizes - Restores the [Product Folder]\Plant\System\Imperial.cfg file. Metric Measurements - Imperial Pipe Sizes - Restores the [Product Folder]\Plant\System\Metric.cfg file. Metric Measurements - Metric Pipe Sizes - Restores the [Product Folder]\Plant\System\Metric.cfg file.

Support Directory
Drawings in the [Product Folder]\Plant\Support folder should not be opened with CADWorx Plant. If a drawing is started in this folder, an error displays indicating that the software should not be run from this location. This stops CADWorx from initializing or preparing the support drawings. Directly open AutoCAD to modify these drawings. To create a base profile, see Creating a Base Profile (on page 514).

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MVSetup
Plant menu: Utility > MVSetup Plant uses the MVSETUP.LSP file supplied by AutoCAD. The software also supplies a simplified version of the MVSETUP.DFS file in the [Product Folder]\Plant\Support folder. If this file is deleted, the software recreates it. The MVSETUP.DFS file can be modified to include additional title blocks. Plant uses these title blocks with the Setup (on page 26) function. The MVSetup routine has options that allow you to add and delete title blocks. Plant supplies its own title blocks for your convenience. Plant title blocks have attributes attached for ease of labeling.

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Setup Size/Spec Panel


CADWorx Plant I tab: Setup Size/Spec Command Name Setup - Defines all CADWorx settings within the current drawings. For more information, see Setup (on page 26). Main Size - Specifies the specification, and the main and reduction sizes. For more information, see Set Specification and Size (on page 43). Optional Items - Places a component when the component type in the specification has an optional component. For more information, see Optional Items (on page 55). Size - Sets the main and reduction size by selecting a component. For more information, see Size (on page 56). Spec - Sets the current specification by selecting a component. For more information, see Spec (on page 56). Size-Spec - Sets the main size, reduction size, and specification by selecting a component. For more information, see Size-Spec (on page 57). Command Line SETUP SETSIZE, SETSPEC

SPECOPTION

COMP2SIZE COMP2SPEC COMP2SIZESPEC

Editor - Modifies the delivered specifications and creates new SPECEDIT specifications. For more information, see Spec Editor (on page 77). Change Size - Modifies the size of the components selected. For more information, see Change Size (on page 57). Change Specification - Modifies the specification of the components selected. For more information, see Change Specification (on page 60). CHANGESIZE CHANGESPEC

Local Edit - Modifies the properties of an existing component. CEDIT For more information, see Local Edit (on page 62). Global Edit - Modifies the properties of multiple components. For more information, see Global Edit (on page 68). GCEDIT

3D Solids - Converts selected components to 3D solid mode. CONVERTSOLID For more information, see Mode Convert (on page 70) and 3D Solids (on page 71). Convert Isometric - Converts selected components to isometric mode. For more information, see Mode Convert (on page 70) and Convert Isometric (on page 71). CONVERTISO

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2D Double Line - Converts selected components to 2D double line mode. For more information, see Mode Convert (on page 70) and 2D Double Line (on page 71). 2D Single Line - Converts selected components to 2D single line mode. For more information, see Mode Convert (on page 70) and 2D Single Line (on page 71). Socket Weld - Sets the socket welded fitting mode for hub-based components. For more information, see Socket Weld (on page 73). Threaded - Sets the threaded fitting mode for hub-based components. For more information, see Threaded (on page 73). Settings - Displays the current drawing settings. For more information, see Settings (on page 73). Xref Edit - Views sizes or information within the component XREF. For more information, see Xref Edit (on page 73). CONVERTDOUBLE

CONVERTSINGLE

CURRENT XCEDIT

Spec Change Toggle - Turns the TAG value update on or off. SPECCHGTOGGLE

Setup
CADWorx Plant I tab: Setup Size/Spec > Setup Setting toolbar: Setup Plant menu: Setup Command line: SETUP Defines all CADWorx settings within the current drawing. This command displays the CADWorx Plant Setup dialog box.

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Defines all CADWorx settings within the current drawing.

Current Drawing - Displays the current default values for Specification / Size. Sets the Colors, Drawing Mode, and Fitting Mode. Specification / Size - Displays the current settings for the specification and size: Main Size - Displays the main size set for the drawing. Reduction Size - Displays the reduction size set for the drawing. Specification - Displays the specification set for the drawing. Colors - Sets the default colors in the drawing: Compass - Sets the compass color. The compass can also be turned off here. Dimension - Sets the dimensions color. The dimensions can also be turned off here. Highlight - Sets the highlight color. Drawing Mode - Sets the default drawing mode: 3D Solids - Draws components in 3D mode. 2D Double Line - Draws components in 2D with double lines mode.

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2D Single Line - Draws components in 2D with a single line mode. 3D Enhanced - Draws components in 3D enhanced mode.

You can convert the drawing to another mode. For more information, see Mode Convert (on page 70). Fitting Mode - Specifies the fitting mode for hub-based components. Select one of the following: Socket - Dimensions and engagement properties are based on the socket welded section of the specification. Threaded - Dimensions and engagement properties are based on the threaded section of the specification. Configuration Settings - Sets the values for the configuration. For more information, see Startup Variables (on page 28). Specification / Size - Sets the specification and sizes of the drawing. Specification must be set before sizes can be set. For more information, see Set Specification and Size (on page 43). Configuration Layers - Specifies drawing layers and the default names, line types, and colors of the layers. Default layers are provided. You can add and delete layers. Piping Rules - Sets the piping rules in the drawing. For more information, see Piping Rules (on page 46). Save As - Saves the current configuration. Load - Loads a saved configuration. Apply & Close - Accepts the settings and closes the dialog box. Settings are immediately applied to the current drawing. Cancel - Cancels the operation. Help - Displays the CADWorx Plant Users Guide help file.

Configuration Settings
Specifies values for the selected configuration setting. The default drawing template, Imperial.dwt (Metric.dwt for metric) is also stored in the registry. Each time the software is started, the default template is used. The drawing parameters are setup during installation for imperial or metric in the setup profile. If you want to change the configuration setting to the drawing parameters, use the SystemMeasure (on page 41) variable to change the drawing settings. Configuration Settings - Displays variables to change. Change variable values in the text box list. For more information, see Startup Variables (on page 28). If the configuration settings permission is set to read-only, only the Cancel button is available.

Startup Variables
Provides default drawing and component values. You can modify the variables in the configuration setting as needed. For more information, see Configuration Settings (on page 28). The most recent configuration settings are stored in the registry and are used the next time you start Plant.

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Drawing Prototype ......................................................................... 30 AlphaSizeControl ........................................................................... 30 AuditDataOnStartup ....................................................................... 30 AutoDimensionBox ........................................................................ 31 BomBoltControl .............................................................................. 31 BomScheduleDirection .................................................................. 32 BomScheduleSpacing ................................................................... 32 BomTagGridFactor ........................................................................ 32 BomTagOptimize ........................................................................... 32 BomTagRadiusFactor .................................................................... 32 BomTagSpacingFactor .................................................................. 32 BoltRoundControl .......................................................................... 33 CADWorxMaterial .......................................................................... 33 CAESARMaterial ........................................................................... 33 CAESARMemory ........................................................................... 33 CAESARTolerance ........................................................................ 33 CAESARVersion ............................................................................ 34 DataBaseCodesISOGEN ............................................................... 34 DimensionsExcludedSlope ............................................................ 34 DimensionsExistingISOGEN ......................................................... 34 ElbowCenterLine ........................................................................... 34 FittingWidth .................................................................................... 35 HVACLibraryDirectory ................................................................... 35 ISOGENDefaultStyle ..................................................................... 35 LanguageFile ................................................................................. 35 LayerByLineNumber ...................................................................... 35 LibraryDirectory ............................................................................. 37 LineNumberSystem ....................................................................... 37 PipeDescriptionCat ........................................................................ 38 PipeSupportDirectory..................................................................... 38 PipeSupportSetting ........................................................................ 38 SaveLastProfileUsed ..................................................................... 39 SingleLineWidth ............................................................................. 39 SpecificationDirectory .................................................................... 39 SpecificationDefaultProject ............................................................ 39 SpecSizeOverride .......................................................................... 39 SteelCopeBoltDistance .................................................................. 39 SteelCopeWeldDistance ................................................................ 40 SteelLibraryDirectory ..................................................................... 40 SteelNeutralAxis ............................................................................ 40 SteelPartNumberFile ..................................................................... 40 SteelRoundControl ........................................................................ 40 SteelRoundUnit .............................................................................. 41 SteelToolTipSetting ....................................................................... 41 SyncOnStartUp .............................................................................. 41 SystemMeasure ............................................................................. 41 TemplateDatabaseFile ................................................................... 41 ToolTipSetting ................................................................................ 41 TopWorksSetting ........................................................................... 42 UseObjectsFromXrefs ................................................................... 42 WeldDotSize .................................................................................. 42 WeldGapToDB ............................................................................... 42

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Default value: English/Inch Allowed values: English/Inch, Metric/Inch, and Metric/Metric Enables you to select a drawing environment type: Metric/Metric - Uses the Metric dimensions with Metric pipe sizes. English/Inch - Uses the Imperial dimensions with Imperial pipe sizes. Metric/Inch - Uses the Metric dimensions with Imperial pipe sizes.

AlphaSizeControl
Default value: 0 Allowed values: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10 Controls the number of decimal places used in Alpha Size. Setting this variable to zero places no decimals in Alpha Size. Setting the variable to a value from 1 to 9 places 1 to 9 decimal places in Alpha Size. Setting this variable to 10 suppresses trailing zeros in Alpha Size. Example with a value of 0: For Imperial pipe size: 4 1/2" would be 4 1/2" or 6" would be 6" For Metric pipe size: 50 would be 50 or 60.3 would be 60 Example with a value of 3: For Imperial pipe size: 4 1/2" would be 4.500" or 6" would be 6.000" For Metric pipe size: 50 would be 50.000 or 60.3 would be 60.300 Example with a value of 10: For Imperial pipe size: 4 1/2" would be 4.5" or 6" would be 6" For Metric pipe size: 50 would be 50 or 60.3 would be 60.3 If you want decimals to display in Alpha Size in Imperial or Metric, the recommended setting is 10.

AuditDataOnStartup
Default value: 0 Allowed values: 0, 1 Controls when CADWorx checks components for removed XDATA when opening a drawing. 0 - Checking for removed XDATA is turned off. 1 - Checking for removed XDATA is turned on. Show Removed XDATA Command line: CWSHOWNOXD Highlights components where XDATA has been removed. 1. Type CWSHOWNOXD on the command line, and then press ENTER. 2. Type S on the command line or E to select the entire drawing, and then press ENTER. 3. Select the component that you want to change, and then press ENTER. Step 3 does not apply if you selected the Entire Drawing option in step 2. The components with XDATA removed highlight in the drawing.

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Restore XDATA Command line: CWADDXD Restores removed XDATA from a selected specification to a CADWorx component. 1. Type CWADDXD on the command line, and then press ENTER. 2. Select the component that you want to change, and then press ENTER. 3. Type S on the command line or E to select the entire drawing, and then press ENTER. 4. Select the component that you want to change, and then press ENTER. Step 3 does not apply if you selected the Entire Drawing option in step 2. The XDATA is added to the component(s). To restore the xdata of a component, you must use the original specification from that component.

AutoDimensionBox
Default value: No Allowed values: No, Yes Controls boxes around rolling offset automatic dimensions when using Automatic to Yes, a box is drawn for the rolling offset. For more information, see Automatic (on page 196). . When set

BomBoltControl
Default value: 0 Allowed values: 0, 1, 2, or 3 Specifies bolt placement in the Plant ISOGEN bill of material schedules. 0 - Places the quantity for a set in the pre-CADWorx 2002 format, such as: QUANTITY = 4, ALPHA_SIZE = 3/4", LONG_DESC = (8) Studs with nuts 1 - Places the quantity for total bolts, and strips the set number from the long description, such as: QUANTITY = 32, ALPHA_SIZE = 3/4", LONG_DESC = Studs with nuts 2 - Places the quantity for a set, the alpha size based on the flange size, and appends the bolt diameter to the long description, such as: QUANTITY = 4, ALPHA_SIZE = 12", LONG_DESC = (8) 3/4" Studs with nuts. 3 - Places the quantity for total bolts, strips the set number from the long description, places the alpha size based on the flange size, and appends the bolt diameter to the long description, such as: QUANTITY = 32, ALPHA_SIZE = 12", LONG_DESC = 3/4" Studs with nuts When this option is set to 1 or 3, the long description of the bolt must contain the number of bolts in the set enclosed by parenthesis. The software uses the value in parenthesis as the new quantity. The number is then automatically removed from the long description when displayed in the material list.

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Default value: Yes Allowed values: No or Yes Specifies the direction of the bill of materials schedule. No - Places the bill of materials schedule in the upward direction, with the column headings at the bottom. Yes - Places the bill of materials schedule in the downward direction, with the column headings at the top.

BomScheduleSpacing
Default value: 0.25 Allowed values: Positive real Controls the spacing on the bill of material schedule.

BomTagGridFactor
Default value: 1.0 Allowed values: Positive real Controls the bill of material tag grid density on the drawing. When BomTagOptimize (on page 32) is set to 2, set this variable to 0.5, 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0.

BomTagOptimize
Default value: 2 Allowed values: 0, 1, or 2 Specifies the tagging algorithm used for the bill of material. 0 - The tagging algorithm is off. 1 - The algorithm is on, but does not stack any tags. 2 - The algorithm is on. Flange, bolt, and gasket tags are stacked.

BomTagRadiusFactor
Default value: 1.25 Allowed values: Positive real Controls the radius of tag bubbles. Bubbles are sized using this factor multiplied by the AutoCAD setvar TEXTSIZE.

BomTagSpacingFactor
Default value: 1.25 Allowed values: Positive real Controls how far bill of materials bubbles are spaced from the model or components within the drawing.

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Default value: 0 Allowed values: 0, 1, 2, or 3 Specifies the rounding for bolt length calculations. 0 - No rounding is performed. 1 - Rounds the value up to the nearest multiple of the value specified in Catalog. 2 - Rounds the value down to the nearest multiple of the value specified in Catalog. 3 - Rounds the value up or down to the nearest multiple of the value specified in Catalog.

CADWorxMaterial
Default value: No Allowed values: No or Yes Controls CADWorx material generation when using System In . For more information, see System In (on page 174). No - The software bases component descriptions in CADWorx on the material types in CAESAR II. The CADWorx component name is combined with the CAESAR II material type. Yes - The software bases component descriptions in CADWorx on the specifications. Material types from CAESAR II are ignored. The component name is defined in the [Product Folder]\Plant\System\Prgm.tbl file.

CAESARMaterial
Default value: 0 Allowed values: 0, 1, or 2 Controls CAESAR II material generation when using System Out . For more information, see System Out (on page 152). 0 - Provides extended material database material types in CAESAR II based on the pipe material defined in Spec Editor . This does not apply if the component was originally created in CAESAR II. 1 - Provides basic material types in CAESAR II (1-17) corresponding to the component material long description in the specification. 2 - Provides extended material database material types in CAESAR II based on the actual component material long description in the specification. When using CAESAR II version 3.23, only option 1 can be used.

CAESARMemory
Default value: 12.0 Allowed values: Positive real Specifies the amount of computer RAM used when importing a large CAESAR II input model. This variable is not required, but is helpful if the import is failing. The value is multiplied by megabytes.

CAESARTolerance
Default value: 0.001 Allowed values: Positive real Specifies the tolerance for items that are not transferring correctly to CAESAR II. For example, hangers placed on a skewed line sometimes fail and require a larger tolerance factor.

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Default value: 5.20 Allowed values: 5.20 or 2011 Specifies the format of the CAESAR II .c2 input file created by CADWorx. The value should match the version of CAESAR II that you are using.

DataBaseCodesISOGEN
Default value: No Allowed values: No or Yes Specifies how CADWorx ISOGEN uses the DataBaseCodes system. No - The DataBaseCodes system is not used. CADWorx Plant creates generic item code combinations for each run of ISOGEN, starting at 1 for each run. Components with identical long annotation and specification file names are given the same item-code combination. Yes - ISOGEN uses the DataBaseCodes system. If this option is set to Yes and a valid DataBaseCodes system is not established, bill of material generation within ISOGEN is not correct.

DimensionsExcludedSlope
Default value: 10.0 Allowed values: Positive real Specifies the minimum percentage slope (rise/run) for automatic dimensioning of the vertical leg of sloped pipe when using Automatic . If the pipe slope is under the specified value, then the vertical leg dimension and the associated hatched graphics for the rise are not placed. The horizontal dimension is still placed. For more information, see Automatic (on page 196).

DimensionsExistingISOGEN
Default value: 0 Allowed values: 0, 1, or 2 Controls ISOGEN isometric representation of existing components. 0 - Existing components are exported with dotted lines and are dimensioned. 1 - Existing components are exported with dotted lines and are not dimensioned. 2 - Existing components are exported with solid lines and are dimensioned. Individual ISOGEN dimension settings override this setting. For more information, see ISOGEN Data Dialog Box (on page 64).

ElbowCenterLine
Default value: 0 Allowed values: 0 (off) or 1 (on) Controls square elbow centerlines on elbow-type components. When set to 1, an additional square centerline is drawn without drawing square elbow graphics. These lines appear in 2D double line and Isometric modes only. You can also control this variable by setting the Elbow Centerline in CADWorx Plant menu: Utilities > Drawing Control > Elbow Centerline.

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Default value: 1.0 Allowed values: Positive real Specifies the appearance of all flanged, socket welded, and threaded fittings. When set to 1.0, the software draws fitting hubs or flange ODs at 100% of the width specified in their data file. This variable is useful at a value of 0.7 when drawing socket weld and threaded type hub fittings where the hubs overlap.

HVACLibraryDirectory
Default value: [Product Folder]\Plant\HVAC Allowed values: Valid directory name Defines the location of the data files folder used for HVAC components.

ISOGENDefaultStyle
Default value: <none> Allowed values: Full path to an Isogen.fls file Specifies the ISOGEN style used by ISOGEN Out and ISOGEN Batch . For more information, see ISOGEN Out (on page 104) and ISOGEN Batch (on page 106). When this variable is defined, ISOGEN Out Style dialog box. does not display the Select ISOGEN

LanguageFile
Default value: English.dic Allowed values: A valid and properly formatted language file Specifies the language of all Plant dialog boxes and prompts. The specified file must be present in the [Product Folder]\Plant\Support folder for proper operation of Plant.

LayerByLineNumber
Default value: 0 Allowed values: 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4 Specifies the layers for component placement. 0 a. Solid: i. the layer name of the solid is based on PRJ layer entry. ii. "_" is placed in front of the layer name: For example: 150 spec is on layer _150. iii. The color of the solid is set according to the table below: Component level color PRJ Entity Color Set to By Layer Entity Color Set to component level PRJ Entity Color Set to By Layer Entity Color Set to component level PRJ Same Color Same Color Same Color Same Color Spec level color PRJ Same Color Same Color Different Color Different Color Spec layer color in model DWG file Same Color Different Color Same Color Different Color

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b. Center line i. The layer name of the centerline is based on Plant > Setup > Configuration Layers > Cl setting. ii. The color of the centerline is based on Plant > Setup > Configuration Layers > Cl setting. iii. The line type of the centerline is based on Plant > Setup > Configuration Layers > Cl setting. iv. Any changes to Setup > Layers > Centerline Settings changes the existing centerlines in the DWG file. 1 a. Solid i. The layer name of the solid and center line is based on the Line Number name. ii. The color of the solid and center line is based on the AutoCAD Layer settings. iii. The line type of the solid and center line is based on the AutoCAD Layer settings. iv. Any changes made to the line number using CEDIT do not change the layer the solid and center line is on. Use the AutoCAD Layer command to change the layer of an existing solid and center line in the DWG file. b. Centerline: Same implementation as Solid. 2 a. Solid: i. The layer name of the solid is based on the Line Number name. ii. The color of the solid is based on the AutoCAD Layer settings. iii. The line type of the solid is based on the AutoCAD Layer settings. iv. Any changes made to the line number using CEDIT do not change the layer the solid is on. Use the AutoCAD Layer command to change the layer of an existing solid in the DWG file. b. Centerline: i. he layer name of the centerline is based on Plant > Setup > Configuration Layers > Cl setting. ii. The color of the centerline is based on Plant > Setup > Configuration Layers > Cl setting. iii. The line type of the centerline is based on Plant > Setup > Configuration Layers > Cl setting. iv. Any changes made to the line number using CEDIT do not change the layer the solid is on. Use the AutoCAD Layer command to change the layer of an existing centerline in the DWG File. 3 a. Solid i. The layer name of the solid and center line is based on the Line Number name. ii. The color of the solid and center line has the same implementation for solid color as LayerByLineNumber = 0 setting shown in the table above. iii. The line type of the solid and center line is based on the AutoCAD Layer settings. iv. Any changes made to the line number using CEDIT do not change the layer the solid and center line is on. Use the AutoCAD Layer command to change the layer of an existing solid and center line in the DWG file. b. Centerline: Same implementation as the Solid.

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4 a. Solid: i. The layer name for solid is based on the Line Number name. ii. The color of the solid has the same implementation for solid color as LayerByLineNumber = 0 setting shown in table above. iii. The line type of the solid is based on the AutoCAD Layer settings. iv. Any changes made to the line number using CEDIT do not change the layer the solid is on. Use the AutoCAD Layer command to change the layer of an existing solid in the DWG file. b. Centerline: i. The layer name of the centerline is based on Plant > Setup > Configuration Layers > Cl setting. ii. The color of the centerline is based on Plant > Setup > Configuration Layers > Cl setting. iii. The line type of the centerline is based on Plant > Setup > Configuration Layers > Cl setting. iv. Any changes made to the line number using CEDIT do not change the layer the solid is on. Use the AutoCAD Layer command to change the layer of an existing centerline in the DWG file.

LibraryDirectory
Default value: [Product Folder]\Plant Allowed values: Valid folder name Defines the location of the component data files folder used with a specification. Each component type has a separate sub-folder. For more information, see Specification and Data Files (on page 511). This folder can be set as read-only.

LineNumberSystem
Default value: 1 Allowed values: 0 (off), 1 (on), or 2 (static) Specifies the line number system. 0 - Line numbers are manually entered. 1 - Size, spec, and count number are used for the line number 2 - Count number is used for the line number.

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Default value: 0 Allowed values: 0 through 6 Specifies the addition of end types to the long description and DataBaseCodes variable for: Small-bore threaded or socket-welded pipe when using Thrd/SW Pipe . For more information, see Thrd/SW Pipe (on page 455). Nipple components when using Nipple . For more information, see Nipple (on page 456). Small-bore pipe that is broken by an inserted component when using Router . For more information, see Router (on page 191). The following end descriptions are provided: BBE - Bevel x bevel BOE-TOE - Bevel x threaded BOE-POE - Bevel x plain PBE - Plain x plain POE-TOE - Plain x threaded TBE - Threaded x threaded 0 - End types are not added to any components. 1 - End types are added to long descriptions and DataBaseCodes for pipe and nipples. 2 - End types are added to long descriptions for pipe and nipples. 3 - End types are added to long descriptions and DataBaseCodes for pipe only. 4 - End types are added to long descriptions for pipe only. 5 - End types are added to long descriptions and DataBaseCodes for nipple only. 6 - End types are added to long descriptions for nipples only. This setting works in conjunction with Apply Pipe End Prep Rule. Both must be set to display, ( Automatic for Apply Pipe End Prep Rule and 1 through 6 for PipeDescriptionCat) or the PipeDescriptionCat does not display on the Long annotation of the Component Edit dialog box. For more information, see Apply Pipe End Prep Rule (on page 49).

PipeSupportDirectory
Default value: [Product Folder]\Plant\PipeSupport Allowed values: Valid directory name Defines the location of the pipe support parametric data files used with the current configuration settings.

PipeSupportSetting
Default value: 1 Allowed values: 0, 1, or 2 Specifies the layer for pipe support component placement. 0 - The pipe support is placed on a layer set from the CADWorx layer settings. 1 - The pipe support is placed on the same layer as the connecting pipe or elbow component. 2 - The pipe support is placed on a new layer. The layer name is derived by appending the component layer name and the pipe support layer name. For example, if the pipe solid is on layer _150, and the pipe support layer name is SUPT, then the pipe support is on new layer _150SUPT.

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Default value: No Allowed values: No or Yes Specifies whether CADWorx saves the last profile used on exit. When a drawing file is double-clicked in Windows Explorer, or if AutoCAD is started using an icon without specifying any profile, AutoCAD always loads the last profile used. No - Prevents CADWorx from saving the last profile used. Yes - Allows CADWorx to save the last profile used.

SingleLineWidth
Default value: 0.02 Allowed values: Positive real Specifies the default width for a single line pipe.

SpecificationDirectory
Default value: [Product Folder]\Plant\Spec Allowed values: Valid folder Provides the location of the specifications folder. This folder can be set as read-only.

SpecificationDefaultProject
Default value: [Product Folder]\Plant\Spec Allowed values: Valid folder Specifies the spec default project file name. This is the data file where all the specification information for all components is stored. This file can be opened using the Spec Editor. When modeling the information is accessed using this file to create the components. For more information, see Spec Editor (on page 77).

SpecSizeOverride
Default value: Yes Allowed values: No or Yes Controls the ability to override component specification and size. If override is turned off, you are not able to draw out of spec or out of size. Yes - Overrides the specification and size limits. No - Limits drawing to values within specification and size limits.

SteelCopeBoltDistance
Default value: 0.5 (Imperial) 15 (Metric) Allowed values: Positive real Specifies the distance used when two steel beams are coped using the bolted method of Cope . For more information, see Cope (on page 280).

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Default value: 0.0 Allowed values: Positive real Specifies the distance used when two steel beams are coped using the welded method of Cope . For more information, see Steel - Cope (on page 280).

SteelLibraryDirectory
Default value: [Product Folder]\Plant\Steel_I ([Product Folder]\Plant\Steel_M for metric) Allowed values: Valid folder name Locates the data file used for drawing Steel. The data files can be located anywhere on the computer, local network, or wide area network. This folder can be set as read-only.

SteelNeutralAxis
Default value: 0 Allowed values: 0, 1, 2, or 3 Specifies the location of centerlines for steel channels and angles. 0 - The centerline is drawn at the X--column value specified in the channel or angle data files. 1 - The centerline is drawn at the midpoint of the flange. 2 - The centerline is drawn on the inside of the flange. Use this value if channels and angles are coped with other members. 3 - The centerline is drawn on the outside of the flange. Use this value if channels and angles are mitered with other members.

SteelPartNumberFile
Default value: SamplePartNumbers.dat Allowed values: Valid and properly formatted part number file Specifies the file containing part numbers that can be automatically entered for a steel member component. When a steel member is drawn, the software searches the data file for a matching member type and member name. If found, the software then retrieves the part number and saves it with the member component.

SteelRoundControl
Default value: 0 Allowed values: 0, 1, 2, or 3 Specifies the rounding of values read from the steel data files. 0 - No rounding is performed. 1 - Rounds the value up to the nearest multiple of the value specified in SteelRoundUnit (on page 41). 2 - Rounds the value down to the nearest multiple of the value specified in SteelRoundUnit (on page 41). 3 - Rounds the value up or down to the nearest multiple of the value specified in SteelRoundUnit (on page 41).

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Default value: 0.125 Allowed values: Positive real Specifies the rounding multiple of values read from the steel data files. This variable is used with SteelRoundControl (on page 40).

SteelToolTipSetting
Default value: 4235 Allowed values: Positive integer Specifies the data displayed in a tooltip when the mouse hovers over a steel component. Click the ellipsis in the value box next to SteelToolTipSetting to open the Tool Tip Data Selection dialog box. Select the needed data to display, and click OK. The correct integer is then displayed for those settings.

SyncOnStartUp
Default value: 1 Allowed values: 0, 1, or 2 Controls the synchronize option on opening a drawing with an external database: 0 - Turns off the synchronize option when a drawing is loaded into AutoCAD. 1 - Asks if the software should synchronize the drawing with the external database. 2 - Synchronizes the drawing with the external database without prompting. When you click Synchronize without any prompts. , values 0 and 1 provide a prompt. Value 2 synchronizes

SystemMeasure
Default value: English/Inch Allowed values: English/Inch, Metric/Inch, and Metric/Metric Specifies the unit system: Metric/Metric - Uses the metric system with metric input. English/Inch - Uses the imperial system with nominal inch input. Metric/Inch - Uses the metric system with nominal inch input.

TemplateDatabaseFile
Default value: Pipe.mdb Allowed values: Valid Microsoft Access database file name Specifies the database file that is used with a bill of material.

ToolTipSetting
Default value: 8405 Allowed values: Positive integer Specifies the data displayed in a tooltip when the mouse hovers over a component. Click the ellipsis next to ToolTipSetting in Configuration Settings to open the Tool Tip Data Selection dialog box. Select the needed data to display, and click OK. The correct integer is then displayed for those settings.

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Default value: 1 Allowed values: 0 through 4 Specifies the layers for top works component placement. 0 - Top works are not added to the valve even if a top works file is set in the specification file. 1 - Top works are added to the valve. The top works solid is combined with the valve solid to create one solid. 2 - Top works are added to the valve. The top works solid is grouped with the valve solid and center line. The top works solid is placed on the same layer as the valve solid. 3 - Top works are added to the valve. The top works solid is grouped with the valve solid and center line. The top works solid is placed on a layer set from the CADWorx layer settings. 4 - Top works are added to the valve. The top works solid is grouped with the valve solid and center line. The top works solid id placed on a layer set from the CADWorx layer settings. The layer name is derived by appending the valve layer name and the top works layer name. For example, when the valve is on layer _150, and the top works layer name is TOP, the top works solid is on layer _150TOP.

UseObjectsFromXrefs
Default value: Yes Allowed values: No or Yes Allows objects from Xrefs (external references) to be used during the selection process. No - Objects from Xrefs are not used. Yes - Objects from Xrefs are used for the current command.

WeldDotSize
Default value: 1.0 Allowed values: Positive real Specifies the default weld dot size on single-line, butt-welded piping components.

WeldGapToDB
Default value: Yes Allowed values: No or Yes Sets automatic weld gaps to database on or off. Yes - Weld gaps are shown in the Bill of Material schedule. No - Weld gaps are not shown in the Bill of Material schedule

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Set Specification and Size


CADWorx Plant I tab: Setup Size/Spec > Setup CADWorx Plant I tab: Setup Size/Spec > Main Size Setting toolbar: Main Size Setting toolbar: Specification Command line: SETSIZE, SETSPEC Displays the Set Specification and Size dialog box in which you specify a .spc drawing specification file, a main size and a reduction size. Browse - Enables you to open the project specification needed for your drawing. Reload File - Reloads the project (.prj) selected for any changes made in the specification editor. Alternatively, type RELOADPROJECTFILE on the command line and press ENTER. M - Sets the selected row as the main size. R - Sets the selected row as the reduction size. OK - Accepts the selected main and reduction sizes and closes the dialog box. Cancel - Cancels the operation. CADWorx Plant specifications are delivered to the [Product Folder]\<sSubProduct>\Spec folder. CADWorx P&ID also provides specifications delivered to the [Product Folder]\P&ID\Spec folder. If Plant and P&ID are used together, you should select specifications from a single folder. For more information, see SpecificationDirectory (on page 39). The list of available sizes is controlled by [Product Folder]\Plant\System\SetSize.Tbl (English/inches), SetSizeA.tbl (Metric/inches), and SetSizeM.tbl (Metric/mm). > Specification / Size

Set Specification & Size Dialog Box


1. Click Setup > Specification / Size. Alternatively, click Main Size or type SETSPEC or SETSIZE, and press ENTER. The Set Specification & Size dialog box displays. 2. Click Browse. The Open window displays. 3. Navigate to the proper specification, and click Open. The Specification list populates. 4. Select a specification from the list. This must be done before sizes can be selected. The Main / Reduction size populates. 5. Select a main size and a reduction size from the list. They can be selected in any order. 6. Click OK. The specification and main and reduction sizes are set.

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Configuration Layers
Specifies drawing layers and the default names, line types, and colors of the layers. Default layers are provided. You can add and delete layers. The default layers are mandatory for use with Plant and cannot be deleted. See the tables below. Layer changes made in this dialog box affect the current drawing session similar to the AutoCAD LAYER command. The commands in this dialog box are inactive if the configuration settings permission is set to read-only. Layer Name - Specifies the layer name. The layer name can be anything that is allowed by AutoCAD. Wild card characters and spaces are not allowed. Click Update to change the name. New - Adds a new layer with a default name. New layers are created when the drawing is initialized with Plant. Access this option by right-clicking in the layer name column. Delete - Removes the selected layer from the list. You cannot delete default layers. Access this option by right-clicking in the layer name column. Linetype - Specifies the line type for the selected layer. Select a value in the Select Linetype dialog box. Line types are defined in the [Product Folder]\Plant\Support\Cfm.lin and [AutoCAD Product Folder]\UserDataCache\Support\acad.lin files. Color - Displays the Select Color dialog box for selecting the color of the layer.

CADWorx Plant, Plant, PV Fabricator Layers


Layer# Layer1 Layer2 Layer3 Layer4 Layer5 Layer6 Layer7 Layer8 Layer9 Layer10 Layer11 Layer12 Layer13 Layer14 Layer15 Default Name System Border BOM Cl Dim1 Dim2 Equip Exist Graph Steel Text Viewl Cl_Steel HVAC Cl_HVAC Layer is used for Non-graphical components Border drawing BOM graphics Centerline of piping components Dimensions Dimensions Plant components Existing components Graphics annotations (Arrows, Section, Plan, Detail Labels) Steel components Text annotations Viewports Centerline of steel components HVAC components Centerline of HVAC components

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Layer# Layer16 Layer17 Layer18 Layer19 Layer20 Default Name TopWorks Clash Supports CADWorx1 CADWorx2 Layer is used for Valve TopWorks solid Clash entity Pipe Support Future use Future use (User Defined)

Layer21 to (User Defined) Layer100

CADWorx P&ID Layers


Layer# Layer1 Layer2 Layer3 Layer4 Layer5 Layer6 Layer7 Layer8 Layer9 Layer10 Layer11 Layer12 Layer13 Layer14 Default Name System Border Major-1 Major-2 Minor-1 Minor-2 Inst-1 Inst-2 Elec1 Elec-2 Equip Text Graph Exist Layer is used for Non-graphical components Border drawing Major Process Lines 1 Major Process Lines 2 Minor Process Lines 1 Minor Process Lines 2 Instrument Lines 1 Instrument Lines 2 Electrical Lines 1 Electrical Lines 2 Plant Text Graphics Existing (User Defined)

Layer15 to (User Defined) Layer100

If the Cl and Cl_Steel layers are frozen or turned off, some CADWorx commands might not function because data is stored on the centerline that is on these layers.

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Piping Rules
Sets the piping rules for the drawing. These rules govern how the drawing is affected for each piece of pipe or component drawn. The options you select affect the responses you receive from the system.

Topics
Apply Size Rule ............................................................................. 46 Apply Specification Rule ................................................................ 46 Apply End Type Rule ..................................................................... 47 Apply Pipe Length Rule ................................................................. 47 Apply Weld Insertion Rule ............................................................. 47 Apply Gasket Insertion Rule .......................................................... 47 Apply Bolt Insertion Rule ............................................................... 47 Apply Trimmed Elbow Rule ........................................................... 48 Apply Pipe Healing Rule ................................................................ 48 Apply Branch Table Rule ............................................................... 48 Apply Flange Insertion Rule........................................................... 48 Apply Bolt Hole Orientation Rule ................................................... 48 Apply Pipe End Prep Rule ............................................................. 49 Center Line .................................................................................... 49 Apply Auto Coupling Rule .............................................................. 49 Apply Line Number Rule ................................................................ 50 Apply Change Data Rule ............................................................... 51

Apply Size Rule


Default value: No Allowed values: No, Automatic, Show Options Sets the system to check the size of components when components are inserted. No - Does not check the size of components when components are inserted. Automatic - Checks the size of components when components are inserted. Show Options - Displays option prompts for inserting components based on the component being connected to.

Apply Specification Rule


Default value: No Allowed values: No, Automatic, Show Options Sets the system to check the specification of components when components are inserted. No - Does not check the specification of components when components are inserted. Automatic - Checks the specification of components when components are inserted. Show Options - Displays option prompts for inserting components based on the component being connected to.

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Apply End Type Rule


Default value: No Allowed values: No, Automatic, Show Options Sets the system to check the connection between two components. No - Does not check the connection of components when components are inserted. Automatic - Checks the connection of components when components are inserted. Show Options - Displays option prompts for inserting components based on the component being connected to.

Apply Pipe Length Rule


Default value: No Allowed values: No, Automatic, Show Options Sets the system to check the pipe length when pipe is inserted. No - Does not check the pipe length of components when components are inserted. Automatic - Checks the pipe length of components when components are inserted. Show Options - Displays option prompts for inserting components based on the component being connected to.

Apply Weld Insertion Rule


Default value: No Allowed values: No, Automatic - Buttweld Only, Automatic - Socket Weld Only, Automatic Buttweld and Socket Weld Specifies auto insert of weld gap to components. No - Does not insert weld gaps. Automatic - Buttweld Only - Inserts weld gaps on buttweld connections only. Automatic - Socket Weld Only - Inserts weld gaps on socket weld connections only. Automatic - Buttweld and Socket Weld - Inserts weld gaps on buttweld and socket weld connections.

Apply Gasket Insertion Rule


Default value: No Allowed values: No or Automatic Inserts a gasket to a component automatically when needed. No - Does not insert gaskets automatically to valves or flanges. Automatic - Inserts gaskets automatically to valves or flanges.

Apply Bolt Insertion Rule


Default value: No Allowed values: No or Automatic Inserts bolts to flanges automatically. No - Does not insert bolts automatically to valves or flanges. Automatic - Inserts bolts automatically to valves or flanges.

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Apply Trimmed Elbow Rule


Default value: No Allowed values: No or Automatic Places trimmed buttweld elbows in the drawing when using ROUTE. No - Does not allow for trimmed buttweld elbows. Automatic - Router allows for trimmed buttweld elbows.

Apply Pipe Healing Rule


Default value: No Allowed values: No or Automatic Heals buttweld pipe when in-line components are erased. No - Does not heal buttweld pipe for in-line components when erased. Automatic - Heals buttweld pipe for in-line components when erased..

Apply Branch Table Rule


Default value: No Allowed values: No or Automatic Sets the system to check the branch table when branch components are inserted. No - Does not check the branch table. Automatic - Checks the branch table when branch components are inserted.

Apply Flange Insertion Rule


Default value: No Allowed values: No, Automatic - Use Spec Setting, Automatic - Flange Socket Weld, Automatic - Flange Threaded, Automatic - Long Weld Neck, Automatic - Flange Weld Neck, Automatic Flange Slip On, Show Options Controls the rule of automatically inserting a flange. Sets the system for automatic type and insertion of flanges. No - Does not allow for automatic insertion of a flange. Automatic - Inserts selected flange type automatically. Show Options - Displays option prompts for inserting components based on the component being connected to.

Apply Bolt Hole Orientation Rule


Default value: Automatic - 2 Holes Allowed values: Automatic - 1 Hole, Automatic - 2 Holes, Show Options - Specify Input Angle Specifies the bolt hole orientation of a flange.

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Apply Pipe End Prep Rule


Default value: No Allowed values: No, Automatic, Show Options Sets the end preparation of connections in conjunction with PipeDescriptionCat. The description displays in the Long annotation of the Component Edit dialog box. No - Does not set the end prep of components when components are inserted. Automatic - Sets the pipe end prep of components when components are inserted. Show Options - Displays option prompts to set or not set the pipe end prep. The PipeDescriptionCat must be set to 1 through 6 and the Apply Pipe End Prep Rule must be set to Automatic for the pipe end preparation descriptions to appear. If the PipeDescriptionCat is set to 0 and the Apply Pipe End Prep Rule is set to Automatic the pipe end preparation description is not set and does not display. If the PipeDescriptionCat is set to 1 through 6 and the Apply Pipe End Prep Rule is set to No the pipe end preparation description is not set and does not display. If the PipeDescriptionCat is set to 1 through 6 and the Apply Pipe End Prep Rule is set to Show Options you are prompted to set the pipe end preparation. Selecting No does not set the pipe end preparation and does not display a description. This is the case even with the PipeDescriptionCat set to 1 through 6. Selecting Yes displays the description unless the PipeDescriptionCat is set to 0. For more information, see PipeDescriptionCat (on page 38).

Center Line
Default value: On Allowed values: On, Off Indicates whether the centerline of the components displays.

Apply Auto Coupling Rule


Default value: No Allowed values: No, Automatic - Pipe Breaks Only, Automatic - All Connections, Show Options Sets the system to insert a coupling when routing components. No - Does not add a coupling when routing components. Automatic - Pipe Breaks Only - Adds a coupling when routing components with socket weld or threaded piping, when the pipe breaks at the maximum length. You must set the Apply Pipe Length Rule to Automatic or Show Options or couplings are not added. Automatic - All Connections - Adds a coupling at all connections while routing. Show Options - Displays option prompts, when routing, to inset a coupling. This happens when using socket weld or threaded piping or when the pipe breaks at the maximum length. You must set the Apply Pipe Length Rule to Automatic or Show Options or couplings are not added.

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Apply Line Number Rule


Default value: Always Inherit Allowed values: Always Inherit, Show Options Sets the system to check the line number of in-line components when a component is inserted based on the setting in line number Setup and according to the table below. Always Inherit - Automatically inherits the line number of in-line components when a component is inserted. Show Options - Displays option prompts for inheriting the line number on in-line components when components are inserted. Line Number System Setup Apply Line Number Rule Setting Effect System Off Always Inherit Show Options System On (Dynamic Size/Spec) Always Inherit No Line Number Rule is applied No Line Number Rule is applied Inherit all header/parent line number parameters except the dynamic one such as Size and Spec Show 3 different options:

Show Options

1. Exact copy of parent line number. 2. Dynamic parent line number (the same parent line number except for the size and spec). 3. Current line number setup as listed in the Line Number setup.

System On (Static Size /Spec)

Always Inherit Show Options

Inherit exact copy of header/parent line number Show 2 options:

1. Exact copy of header/parent line number. 2. Current line number as shown in the Line Number setup.

For more information about Line Number System setup, see Line Numbering System Dialog Box (on page 124).

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Apply Change Data Rule


Default value: Automatic Allowed values: Automatic, Show setting Sets the system for items that do not update when using Change Size, Change Spec, or automatic updating of new data. Automatic - Automatically updates the component with the information from the specification. Show setting - Updates only the items not selected in the Apply Change Data Rule dialog box. Show setting only displays in the Apply Change Data Rule box after selecting the items from the Apply Change Data Rule dialog box. For more information, see Apply Change Data Rule Dialog Box (on page 51).

Apply Change Data Rule Dialog Box


Enables you to select the items that you want to update from the specification when using Change Spec, Change Size, or automatic updating of new data. Automatic - Automatically updates all new data when using one of the above options.

Select data items that will NOT update with Change Size/Spec
Alpha size - Turns the alpha size update off. Short Description - Turns the short description update off. Tag - Turns the tag update off. Long description - Turns the long description update off. Database Codes - Turns the database codes update off.

Change the Data Rule update


1. Select the Apply Change Data Rule ellipsis. 2. Clear Automatic. 3. Select the items that you do not want updated, and then click OK.

Convert Legacy Drawing


Default value: Off Allowed values: Off, Automatic, Show Options Enables you to convert a 2012 drawing to 2013 components. Convert Mode - Sets the software to recognize whether the drawing is a legacy drawing and convert it. There are three options: Off - Indicates the software does not convert the legacy drawing when it is opened. Automatic - Specifies that the software automatically converts the drawing to 2013 components when you open the drawing. Show Options - Indicates that the software prompts you to convert the drawing to 2013 components when you open the drawing. Use new spec data - Specifies whether CADWorx data is pulled from the project file or the 2012 components when a conversion is completed. Yes - Indicates the software pulls data from the project file during the conversion. No - Indicates the software pulls data from the legacy component during conversion. Refresh all open palettes to update contents after running the CONVERTCADWORXLEGACYDWGS command.

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CADWorx Legacy Drawing - Match Specifications Dialog Box


CADWorx Plant I tab: Setup Size/Spec > Setup > Convert Legacy Drawing and then set Convert Mode to Show Options Command line: CONVERTCADWORXLEGACYDWGS Converts the components of a legacy drawing to 2013 components. Available specifications in project - Specifies if there are any available specifications in the selected project for conversion. Legacy specification used in model - Specifies the specifications that the software uses in the legacy model. Match - Matches the selected specification in Available specifications in project to the specification listed in Legacy specification used in model. Auto Match - Automatically matches the specification used in the legacy model without selecting a specification from the Available specifications in project box. Backup current drawing - Creates a backup of the legacy drawing in the folder where the legacy drawing resides. Use new spec data - Specifies whether CADWorx data is pulled from the project file or the legacy components when a conversion is completed. When Use new spec data is selected, data is pulled from the selected specification in Current Project. Current Project - Specifies the current project from which the software converts the legacy drawings. Browse - Enables you to select a current project. OK - Accepts the settings and converts the model. Cancel - Cancels the legacy conversion. Help - Accesses the online help file.

Convert Legacy using Automatic option


Set Convert Mode to Automatic. The software converts the drawing into a 2013 components when a legacy drawing is opened.

Convert Legacy using Show Options option


1. Set Convert Mode to Show Options. For more information, see Convert Legacy Drawing (on page 51). The CADWorx Legacy Drawing - Match Specifications dialog box displays. 2. Click Browse. The Open dialog box displays. 3. Select a PRJ file, and click Open. The specifications display in the Available specifications in project box. 4. Select a specification used in the model in the Legacy specification used in model box. 5. Select a specification in the Available specifications in project box, and click Match. Clicking Auto Match automatically selects the matching specification for the drawing based on the specification used in the legacy drawing. If you want to use a different specification for the 2013 drawing, such as 300, you must click Match instead of Auto Match.

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6. Select Backup current drawing to create a backup the drawing. This is the default option. OR Clear Backup current drawing so that a backup of the drawing is not created. 7. Select Use new spec data to use the spec data from the current project. This is the default option. OR Clear Use new spec data to use the spec data from the legacy drawing. 8. Click OK. The software converts the drawing into a 2013 components.

Convert Legacy using the CONVERTCADWORXLEGACYDWGS command


1. Type CONVERTCADWORXLEGACYDWGS on the command line, and press ENTER. The CADWorx Legacy Drawing - Match Specifications dialog box displays. 2. Click Browse. The Open dialog box displays. 3. Select a .prj file, and click Open. The specifications display in the Available specifications in project box. 4. Select a specification used in the model in the Legacy specification used in model box. 5. Select a specification in the Available specifications in project box, and click Match. Clicking Auto Match indicates that the software automatically selects the matching specification for the drawing based on the specification used in the legacy drawing. If you want to use a different specification for the 2013 drawing, such as 300, you must click Match instead of Auto Match. 6. Select Backup current drawing to create a backup the drawing. This is the default option. OR Clear Backup current drawing so that a backup of the drawing is not created. 7. Select Use new spec data to use the spec data from the current project. This is the default option. OR Clear Use new spec data to use the spec data from the legacy drawing. 8. Click OK. The software converts the drawing into a 2013 components. If you notice that a component does not convert to a 2013 component then the component may not be listed in the 2013 specification that you have chosen. The software alerts you with a message if you do not have any legacy data in the drawing. You must convert an inch drawing to an inch specification and a metric drawing to a metric specification.

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Find Legacy Components Dialog Box


Command line: REVIEWLEGCAYCOMPONENTS Enables you to search the drawing for legacy components and display the information based on the Search Options.

Search Options
Tag - Finds the legacy components based on the tag. Click in the Tag box to display components filtered by tag in the Components filtered by: Tag box. You can type data in this box to filter for specific tags. Code - Finds the legacy components based on the code. Click in the Code box to display components filtered by code in the Components filtered by: Code box. You can type data in this box to filter for specific codes. Line number - Finds the legacy components based on the line number. Click in the Line Number box to display components filtered by line number in the Components filtered by: Line number box. You can type data in this box to filter for specific line numbers. Short annotation - Finds the legacy components based on the short annotation. Click in the Short annotation box to display components filtered by short annotation in the Components filtered by: Short annotation box. You can type data in this box to filter for specific short annotations. Long annotation - Finds the legacy components based on the long annotation. Click in the Long annotation box to display components filtered by long annotation in the Components filtered by: Long annotation box. You can type data in this box to filter for specific long annotations. Components filtered by: <Search Options type> - Displays the findings of the Search Options. When the software detects a legacy component the information based on the search option selected, displays in the box. The heading of the Components filtered by box is dynamic and changes depending on the Search Options item you have selected. The heading also displays the number of records for each item selected. Selecting a record displays a red arrow indication the component containing the selected information in the drawing.

OK - Closes the Find Legacy Components dialog box.

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Cancel - Cancels the Find Legacy Components dialog box. View Log File - Displays a log file of the conversions you made when using CONVERTCADWORXLEGACYDWGS.

Specification and Size


Sets the specification and size using the Set Specification and Size dialog box. For more information, see Set Specification and Size (on page 43).

Optional Items
CADWorx Plant I tab: Setup Size/Spec > Optional Items Setting toolbar: Specification Option Toggle Plant menu: Accessory > Specifications > Optional Items Command line: SPECOPTION Places a component on the drawing when the component type in the specification has an optional component (such as when a 300 lb. orifice flange is in the 150 lb. specification). Click the command to toggle between two methods: 1. The command line message is: All components will be dialoged... When a component type is selected, all components of that component type appear in the Optional component dialog box. For more information, see Optional Component Dialog Box (on page 55). 2. The command line message is: Specification dialog turned off... When a component type is selected, the default component is selected for placement on the drawing. The Optional component dialog box does not appear unless the component size is out of the specification range or the component is not allowed by the specification. You can then select a component in the range. For more information, see Optional Component Dialog Box (on page 55).

Optional Component Dialog Box


Specifies components for placement. Status, start size, end size, tag, long description, and short description are displayed for each component. OK - Places the selected component on the drawing. Default - Changes the selected component to the default component.

Using SpecSizeOverride
When the SpecSizeOverride (on page 39) variable is off, sizes are restricted to the specification range. If the selected size is not within the range, OK and Default are not available. If SpecSizeOverride is on, the dialog box appears if the component size is not in the range. You can then select the needed component even when it is out of range.

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The following table summarizes the dialog box behavior.
Component in specification? Size in specification? Dialog box appears? SpecSizeOverride variable status Dialog box behavior Normal operation. Error message. Error message, but you can override. Dialog box shows all components including optional components, but does not allow override. Dialog box shows all components but OK is not available for components not in size range. Dialog box shows all components and allows override. Error message.

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes No No Yes

No No No Yes

Off = 0 Off = 0 On = 1 Off = 0

Yes

No

Yes

Off = 0

Yes

No

Yes

On = 1

No

n/a

No

Off = 0

You can use the Spec Editor to change components to optional components. For more information, see Spec Editor (on page 77).

Size
CADWorx Plant I tab: Setup Size/Spec > Size Setting toolbar: Size Plant menu: Utility > Set Component > Size Command line: COMP2SIZE Specifies the main and reduction size by selecting a component with the needed sizes. Reduction size is not set if it has not been set on the selected component. You can optionally reverse the main and reduction sizes.

Spec
CADWorx Plant I tab: Setup Size/Spec > Spec Setting toolbar: Spec Plant menu: Utility > Set Component > Spec Command line: COMP2SPEC Specifies the current specification by selecting a component using the needed specification.

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Size-Spec
CADWorx Plant I tab: Setup Size/Spec > Size-Spec Setting toolbar: Size-Spec Plant menu: Utility > Set Component > Size-Spec Command line: COMP2SIZESPEC Specifies the main size, reduction size, and specification by selecting a component with the needed values. Reduction size is not set if it has not been set on the selected component. You can optionally reverse the main and reduction sizes.

All
Setting toolbar: All Plant menu: Utility > Set Component > All Command line: COMP2ALL Specifies the main size, reduction size, specification, and line number by selecting a component with the needed values. This option requires that you set the LineNumberSystem (on page 37) variable to 2. This is the same as having the System On (Static Size/Spec) option in the Line Numbering System dialog box selected. For more information, see Line Numbering System Dialog Box (on page 124).

Editor
Creates, views, and modifies specifications. For more information, see Spec Editor (on page 77).

Change Size
CADWorx Plant I tab: Setup Size/Spec > Change Size Command Line: CHANGESIZE Changes the size of the selected components based on available sizes. Sizes are based on the specification that you choose when initially setting up the drawing. This command has two functions Automatic or Manual. Automatic - Automatically changes the entire component to the chosen size. The Change Size command only changes the size of the line until it reaches a reducer. The software provides two options to replace a reducer to match the size change. The pipeline on the other side of the reducer maintains its size. The only way to change the size of the pipeline on both sides of a reducer is to select the reducer itself. Manual - Changes only the selected components to the chosen size. When using the manual option, the software forces you to select reducers for adjacent components that are not the same size. The manual option does not stop size changes at any point based on another component. However, unless the line on the other side of a reducer is selected it is not changed.

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Large - Changes the large side of the component and anything attached to that side. Small - Changes the small side of the component and anything attached to that side. Both - Changes both sides of the component and anything attached to those sides. Change current component - Changes the component to match the size change. add Reducing component - Displays a list of reducing components. caNcel - Does not change the size and cancels out.

What do you want to do?


Change the size automatically (on page 58) Change the size manually (on page 58) Change the size of a reducer and the pipes automatically (on page 59) Change the size of a reducer and the pipes manually (on page 59) Change the size of a model with branch connections automatically (on page 60)

Change the size automatically


1. Click Change Size . Alternatively, type CHANGESIZE on the command line, and press ENTER. 2. Press ENTER for automatic. 3. Select a component. 4. Select a size from the list that appears. If a size is not available in the catalog for a component, the process stops, forcing you to start over. 5. Select a component to keep its position, or press ENTER to finish. Until you press ENTER to finish the software continues to prompt you for selection of a component. The entire drawing changes its size.

Change the size manually


When using the manual option, you must select similar components with like sizes, or the process does not work. 1. Click Change Size . Alternatively, type CHANGESIZE on the command line, and press ENTER. 2. Type M for manual. 3. Select the components whose size you want to change, and press ENTER when finished.

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4. Select a size from the list that appears. The next prompt only displays if you have selected pipe lines that do not connect to each other but have a component in-between. If you do not receive the following prompt skip step 6 and continue.

5. Select the reducers as needed. 6. Select a component to keep its position, or press ENTER to finish. The specific components change size and add the reducers if needed.

Change the size of a reducer and the pipes automatically


1. Click Change Size . Alternatively, type CHANGESIZE on the command line, and press ENTER. 2. Press ENTER for automatic. 3. Select a reducer. 4. Type Large, Small, or Both on the command line, and press ENTER. 5. Select a size from the list that displays. This is based on the choice you make in step 4. If a size is not available in the catalog for a component the process stops, forcing you to start over. 6. Select a component to keep its position, or press ENTER to finish. Until you press ENTER to finish the software continues to prompt you for selection of a component. The entire drawing changes its size. If you change the size of a pipe on the small end of a reducer to the same size as the pipe on the large end of the reducer, the software gives you the option to change the component. If you do not change the component the process fails.

Change the size of a reducer and the pipes manually


Use this option when you want to change the size of more than one reducer and the pipe lines to multiple sizes. 1. Click Change Size . Alternatively, type CHANGESIZE on the command line, and press ENTER. 2. Type M for manual. 3. Select one or more reducers and press ENTER. If you select more then one you might not be prompted for the sides of the reducer. This depends on the location of the chosen reducers. 4. If applicable, type Large, Small, or Both on the command line, and then press ENTER.

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5. Select a size from the list. This list continues to show up for as many components as you selected. If a size is not available in the catalog for a component the process stops, forcing you to start over. 6. Select a component to keep its position, or press ENTER to finish. Until you press ENTER to finish the software continues to prompt you for selection of a component. The selected components change size. If you change the size of a pipe on the small end of a reducer to the same size as the pipe on the large end of the reducer, the software gives you the option to change the component. If you do not change the component the process fails.

Change the size of a model with branch connections automatically


1. Click Change Size . Alternatively, type CHANGESIZE on the command line, and press ENTER. 2. Press ENTER for automatic. 3. Select a component. 4. Select a size from the list that displays. If a size is not available in the catalog for a component, the process stops, forcing you to start over. 5. Select all the branches in the model. If you do not select all the branches the software prompts you to change the component. If you select No, the process fails. You may also be prompted if the size does not exist. 6. Select a component, or press ENTER to finish. 7. If prompted to fix the pipe by BOP, TOP, or Current, type an option, and press ENTER. 8. Select a component to keep its position, or press ENTER to finish. Until you press ENTER to finish the software continues to prompt you for selection of a component. The selected system changes size.

Change Specification
CADWorx Plant I tab: Setup Size/Spec > Change Spec Command Line: CHANGESPEC Changes the specification of the selected components. This command is based on two modes either Automatic or Manual. Automatic - Changes all the components on the selected line to the chosen specification automatically. The Change Specification command only changes the specification assigned to the system until it reaches a reducer. The software changes the assigned specification of the reducer, but the pipeline on the other side of the reducer keeps its original specification. The only way to change the pipe on both sides of a reducer is to select the reducer itself. Depending

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on the arrangement, this action may only change the specification of the components adjacent to the reducer but not the specification of the entire model. Manual - Changes only the selected components to the chosen specification.

What do you want to do?


Change the specification automatically (on page 61) Change the specification manually (on page 61) Change the specification of a model with branches automatically (on page 61)

Change the specification automatically


1. Click Change Spec . Alternatively, type CHANGESPEC on the command line, and press ENTER. 2. Press ENTER for automatic. 3. Select a pipeline. 4. Select a specification. 5. Select a component to keep its position, or press ENTER to finish. Until you press ENTER to finish the software continues to prompt you for selection of a component. The entire drawing changes its specification.

Change the specification manually


1. Click Change Spec . Alternatively, type CHANGESPEC on the command line, and press ENTER. 2. Type M for manual. 3. Select the components whose specification you want to change, and press ENTER when finished. 4. Select a specification. 5. Select a component to keep its position, or press ENTER to finish. Until you press ENTER to finish the software continues to prompt you for selection of a component. The specification assigned to the selected components is changed.

Change the specification of a model with branches automatically


1. Click Change Spec . Alternatively, type CHANGESPEC on the command line, and press ENTER. 2. Press ENTER for automatic. 3. Select a pipeline. 4. Select a specification. If you do not select the branches in step 5, the specification changes only for the branching components. It does not change for the branch piping. 5. Select the branches.

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6. Select a component to keep its position, or press ENTER to finish. 7. Until you press ENTER to finish the software continues to prompt you for selection of a component. The specification assignment for the selected system is changed. If there is a reducer in the system, the new specification assignment only applies up to and including the reducer, not the pipeline on the other side of the reducer.

Local Edit
CADWorx Plant I tab: Setup Size/Spec > Local Edit Setting toolbar: Component Edit Plant menu: Utility > Component Edit > Local Edit Command line: CEDIT Modifies the properties of an existing component on the drawing. This command displays the Component Edit dialog box.

Component Edit Dialog Box


Specifies properties for a component. Alpha size - Specifies a size-only description of the component. Short annotation - Specifies a short description of the component. Long annotation - Specifies a long description of the component. Line number - Specifies the line number of the component. Tag - Specifies a tag for the component. Code - Specifies a code for the component. Weight - Specifies the weight per unit of a pipe component. Sort sequence - Specifies the sort sequence of the component in the bill of material. Length - Specifies a length for the component. Component type - Displays the type of the component. Specification - Displays the specification used by the component. If Setup is used to create an external database, Synchronize can be used to change the specification in the database. For more information, see Setup Live Database (on page 142) and Synchronize Pipe Database (on page 146). Coordinates World - Calculates pipe length based on the pipe component centerline. This option only affects pipe, nipple, flanged pipe, and tubing components. It does not affect fixed-size components such as elbows or flanges. If a pipe component is stretched, trimmed, or broken, the positions of the components are automatically updated along with the pipe length. Iso - Specifies the value of Length as the pipe length. The length does not change the drawing graphics, but appears in the bill of material. For more information, see ISO Flag (on page 175). Miscellaneous Existing - Specifies that the component is not included in the bill of material. The component symbol is also moved to the Exist layer. In ISOGEN isometric drawings, the component is shown as dotted and dimensioned. Insulation or CAESAR II - Specifies that this component either has CAESAR II pipe stress analysis information or insulation attached.

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BOM Item Type Fabrication - Specifies a fabrication type of bill of material item. Erection - Specifies an erection type of bill of material item. Offshore - Specifies an offshore type of bill of material item. Misc - Specifies a miscellaneous type of bill of material item. The selected item type appears on the bill of materials when the FLAG column is added using Pipe BOM / DB > Setup . For ISOGEN, you must also sort by the FLAG column to group by type. For more information, see Bill of Material Setup (on page 132) and BOM Sort Order / Accumulation Dialog Box (on page 134). If Misc is selected when using ISOGEN, then ISOGEN treats the weld gap as a field-fit weld. Use ISOGEN Option Switch 22 to increase the cut piece add-on allowances for field-fit welds. OK - Saves modifications and closes the dialog box. Cancel - Cancels the operation without saving modifications, and closes the dialog box. ISOGEN - Specifies data for the component in an ISOGEN drawing. Opens the ISOGEN Data dialog box. ISOGEN Data Dialog Box (on page 64) Remove - Removes CADWorx database attributes from a component, converting it to generic AutoCAD geometry. Many commands in CADWorx use xdata in the components and do not function if the data is removed. You can double-click a component to open the Component Edit dialog box.

Modify a component
1. Click Local Edit . 2. In the drawing, select a component. The Component Edit dialog box appears. 3. Modify properties as needed. 4. Click OK.

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ISOGEN Data Dialog Box


Specifies ISOGEN properties for a component.

Symbol Information Identifier - Specifies the identifier used by ISOGEN for the component. For more information, see SKEY Information. Overwrite - Overwrites the default value of ISOGEN Identifier used by CADWorx and uses the value specified in Identifier. SKEY - Specifies the SKEY used by ISOGEN for the component. For more information, see SKEY Information. Overwrite - Overwrites the default value of ISOGEN SKEY used by CADWorx and uses the value specified in SKEY.

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Message - Specifies the message displayed with the component on the isometric drawing. Type - Specifies the type of graphic enclosing the message. Message Types Type None Unboxed Square Pointed Round Circle Graphic No text or graphic Text only

Triangle

Diamond

Double Circle

Ellipse

Text - Specifies the message text. Spindle / Flat / Support Direction - Specifies a valve spindle direction, an eccentric reducer flat direction, or support direction. Direction - Specifies the direction. Select North, South, East, West, Up, or Down. Text - Specifies a text message with details on the direction. ISOGEN option switch 80 (dimension to valve centers) is only available if the valve has a spindle direction set. Flow Arrow - Specifies how flow arrows are displayed for valves. As drawn - Displays the flow arrow in the direction that the pipe was drawn. Opposite - Displays the flow arrow in the opposite direction. View - Displays a preview of the flow arrow on the drawing. ISOGEN option switch 17 controls the display of flow arrows.

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Miter Pipe Export Options - Specifies how miter pipe is exported to ISOGEN. Pipe with Welds - Exports each straight pipe run in the component as a linear pipe piece with mitered ends and welded connections. Pipe with Welds Example Type None Unboxed Square Pointed Round Circle Graphic No text or graphic Text only

Triangle

Diamond

Double Circle

Ellipse

Bend - Exports all pipe segments in the component as a single miter bend. Bend with Length - Exports all pipe segments in the component as a single miter bend. The length of the component is also added to the Long Annotation of the component, allowing two bends with different lengths to have separate marks in the bill of material. Bend with Length Example

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Other Spool - Specifies the spool identification. This value overrides the default spool value created by ISOGEN. Sketch - Specifies a .dwg detailed sketch to display with the isometric drawing. For more information on detailed sketches, see the Information Notes,pdf and Detailed Sketches.pdf files in the [Product Folder]\Plant\Isogen\Isogen_Utils folder. Dim Status - Specifies the dimensioning of individual components. Select Default, Dimensioned, Dotted Dimensioned, or Dotted Undimensioned. Mark - Specifies the mark number for a component. End Connections and Conditions - Specifies a set of conditions for up to four ends (End 1, End 2, End 3, and End 4). Connection Type - Specifies the type of connection on the end Connection Types Connection Types Default BS BW CL CP FA FL Ball and Socket Butt Weld Clamped Compression Flared Flanged Male Unspecified Male Female Male Unspecified Description Default Condition

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Connection Types GF GL LC LR LN MP PF PL SC SW Description Gland Glued Liner (Clamped) Liner (Reducing ) Liner (Nut) Male Part Hygienic Push Fit Plain End Screwed Socket Weld Default Condition Female Female Male Male Male Male Female Male Female Female

View - Displays a red arrow at the selected end on the drawing. Male, Female, Unspecified, or None - Specifies the end condition of the selected condition type. These options are only available when the end condition of the connection type can be changed. For example, SC, SW, CP, GL, and PF allow either male or female end conditions. Unspecified is used for welded and flanged end conditions. Reference Dimensions - Specifies dimension to use as reference for the component. On - Turns on reference dimensions. Primary - Defines reference dimensions relative to the primary axes of the model. Skewed - Defines reference dimension relative to the defined reference points. Pick points - Allows you to select reference points in the drawing. View - Displays the reference points in the drawing. Message - Specifies text for the reference dimensions. SKEY - Specifies the SKEY used by ISOGEN for the reference dimensions. For more information, see SKEY Information. Start Point - Displays X, Y, and Z coordinates for the start point. Reference Point 1 - Displays X, Y, and Z coordinates for the first reference point. Reference Point 2 - Displays X, Y, and Z coordinates for the second reference point.

Global Edit
CADWorx Plant I tab: Setup Size/Spec > Global Edit Setting toolbar: Global Component Edit Plant menu: Utility > Component Edit > Global Edit Command line: GCEDIT Modifies the properties of multiple components. This command displays the Global CEdit dialog box.

Global CEdit Dialog Box


Specifies properties for multiple components.

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Each property initially shows no value. Any value modified for a property is changed for all selected components. Properties that are not modified are not changed in the selected components. Alpha size - Specifies a size-only description of the component. Short annotation - Specifies a short description of the component. Long annotation - Specifies a long description of the component. Line number - Specifies the line number of the component. Tag - Specifies a tag for the component. Code - Specifies a code for the component. Weight - Specifies the weight per unit of a pipe component. Sort sequence - Specifies the sort sequence of the component in the bill of material. Coordinates World - Calculates pipe length based on the pipe component centerline. This option only affects pipe, nipple, flanged pipe, and tubing components. It does not affect fixed-size components such as elbows or flanges. If a pipe component is stretched, trimmed, or broken, the positions of the components are automatically updated along with the pipe length. Iso - Specifies the value of Length as the pipe length. The length does not change the drawing graphics, but appears in the bill of material. For more information, see ISO Flag (on page 175). Miscellaneous Existing - Specifies that the component is not included in the bill of material. The component symbol is also moved to the Exist layer. In ISOGEN isometric drawings, the component is shown as dotted and dimensioned. Insulation or CAESAR II - Specifies that this component either has CAESAR II pipe stress analysis information or insulation attached. BOM Item Type Fabrication - Specifies a fabrication type of bill of material item. Erection - Specifies an erection type of bill of material item. Offshore - Specifies an offshore type of bill of material item. Misc - Specifies a miscellaneous type of bill of material item. OK - Saves modifications and closes the dialog box. Cancel - Cancels the operation without saving modifications, and closes the dialog box. Remove - Removes CADWorx database attributes from the selected components, converting them to generic AutoCAD geometry.

Modify multiple components


1. Click Global Edit . 2. In the drawing, select two or more components. The Global CEdit dialog box appears. 3. Define properties as needed. 4. Click OK. The command line prompt indicates the number of updated components.

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Mode Convert
Mode convert commands change a piping component from one mode to another mode. The existing component is deleted and replaced with a component in the new mode. Many possibilities exist, such as: 2D double line to 3D solids 3D solids to 2D double line 2D single line to 2D double line 2D double line, flat to 2D double line, north Converting to different planes Rebuilding an existing component in the same mode or plane The specification layer name determines the layer to delete and replace. This layer name is prepended with an underscore, such as _150. Objects on other layers (without an underscore in their names) are not changed. You can convert from one plane to another by changing planes and converting the component mode.

Example
The following tee was drawn once, copied to three other locations, then converted to different planes.

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Convert a component to a different mode ..................................... 71 3D Solids........................................................................................ 71 Convert Isometric ........................................................................... 71 2D Double Line .............................................................................. 71 2D Single Line ............................................................................... 71 Convert Existing ............................................................................. 72 Convert to 3D enhanced ................................................................ 72 Convert from project data .............................................................. 72 CWexplode .................................................................................... 72

Convert a component to a different mode


1. Select 3D Solids , Convert Isometric 2. Select the piping components to convert. 3. Press ENTER. , 2D Double Line , or 2D Single Line .

3D Solids
CADWorx Plant I tab: Setup Size/Spec > 3D Solids Setting toolbar: Solids Plant menu: Accessory > Mode Convert > 3D Solids Command line: CONVERTSOLID Converts selected components to 3D solid mode.

Convert Isometric
CADWorx Plant I tab: Setup Size/Spec > Convert Isometric Setting toolbar: Isometric Plant menu: Accessory > Mode Convert > Isometric Command line: CONVERTISO Converts selected components to isometric mode.

2D Double Line
CADWorx Plant I tab: Setup Size/Spec > 2D Double Line Setting toolbar: Double Line Plant menu: Accessory > Mode Convert > 2D Double Line Command line: CONVERTDOUBLE Converts selected components to 2D double line mode.

2D Single Line
CADWorx Plant I tab: Setup Size/Spec > 2D Single Line Setting toolbar: Single Line Plant menu: Accessory > Mode Convert > 2D Single Line Command line: CONVERTSINGLE Converts selected components to 2D single line mode.

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Convert Existing
Command line: CONVERTEXISTING Stops external data (xdata) from appearing in the bill of material or removes xdata from the components. After xdata is prevented or removed, the component is moved to the EXIST layer. You can also execute this command in Global Edit or Local Edit information, see Global Edit (on page 68) and Local Edit (on page 62). . For more

If you use the CONVERTEXISTING command and you select Yes, you cannot change the components back. To change components in the existing layer, back and forth, you must select No when using this command. 1. Type CONVERTEXISTING on the command line, and then press ENTER. 2. Select Yes to remove all data from the components. OR Select No to not remove all data. You can also do this in the Global Edit or Local Edit 3. To convert all objects on the drawings,select All objects. OR To convert a specific component, select Components only. 4. Press ENTER to finish. The components selected are converted. dialog boxes.

Convert to 3D enhanced
Command line: CONVERTENHANCED Converts the selected components to 3D enhanced mode. 1. Type CONVERTENHANCED on the command line, and the press ENTER. 2. Select the components you want to convert to 3D enhanced mode, and then press ENTER. The components convert to 3D enhanced.

Convert from project data


Command line: CONVERTFROMPRJDATA Converts the selected components to the project data changes made to the specification in the Spec Editor. 1. Type CONVERTFROMPRJDATA on the command line, and then press ENTER. 2. Select the objects you want to convert from previous data to the new project data, and then press ENTER. The project data of the selected components is updated.

CWexplode
Command line: CWEXPLODE Changes the CADWorx component to an AutoCAD 3D solid with xdata included. 1. Type CWEXPLODE on the command line, and then press ENTER. 2. Type S on the command line or E to select the entire drawing, and then press ENTER. 3. Select the component you want to change, and then press ENTER. Step 3 does not apply if you selected the Entire Drawing option. The components are converted to AutoCAD 3D solids with xdata included.

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Socket Weld
CADWorx Plant I tab: Setup Size/Spec > Socket Weld Setting toolbar: Socket Weld Specifies the socket welded fitting mode for hub-based components. Dimensions and engagement properties are based on the socket welded section of the specification. You can also define the fitting mode in the CADWorx Plant Setup dialog box. For more information, see Setup (on page 26).

Threaded
CADWorx Plant I tab: Setup Size/Spec > Threaded Setting toolbar: Threaded Specifies the threaded fitting mode for hub-based components. Dimensions and engagement properties are based on the threaded section of the specification. You can also define the fitting mode in the CADWorx Plant Setup dialog box. For more information, see Setup (on page 26).

Settings
CADWorx Plant I tab: Setup Size/Spec > Settings Setting toolbar: Current Settings Plant menu: Utility > Settings Command line: CURRENT Displays the current drawing settings, such as main and reduction sizes, text and dimension sizes, line and drawing modes, and specifications. This command displays the Current Settings dialog box. Most of these settings are changed using Setup page 26). . For more information, see Setup (on

XREF Edit
Plant menu: Utility > Component Edit > Xref Edit Command line: XCEDIT Settings toolbar: Xref Edit Views sizes or information within the component Xref. This command works in a similar fashion to the CADWorx CEDIT functionality. For more information, see Local Edit (on page 62). This function uses the same dialog box as Local Edit, but it does not allow you to modify any of the values. If a modification to a component is required from within an Xref, use the AutoCAD REFEDIT command to open that part of the Xref. Then use the Local Edit command to make any modifications necessary. After the required modification is completed, close the Xref with the REFCLOSE command.

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Palette Panel
CADWorx Plant I tab: Palette Command Name Command Line

Spec View - Filters the available components based on the SPECVIEW size and specification settings. For more information, see Spec View Palette (on page 76). Line View - Isolates components based on their line number or their specification. For more information, see Line View Palette (on page 79). Pipe Support Modeler - Inserts pipe and elbow support components. For more information, see Support Modeler Palette (on page 81). LINEVIEW

PIPESUPPORTVIEW

Insulation View - Creates a data file in which you can add, INSULATIONVIEW modify, and remove insulation configurations that can be applied to CADWorx components. For more information, see Insulation View Palette (on page 88). Discontinuity View - Checks for different types of modeling issues. For more information, see Discontinuity View Palette (on page 92). Pipe Support Modeler Report - Generates a report of all pipe supports found in the selection or in the entire model. For more information, see Pipe Support Report (on page 93). DISCONTINUITYVIEW

PIPESUPPORTREPORT

P&ID View - Links data between the Plant and P&ID table PIDVIEW in a project database. For more information, see P&ID View Palette (on page 94). Clash View - Runs interactive clash detection on AutoCAD CLASHVIEW 3D solids in the current drawing as well as any attached XREF drawings. For more information, see Clash View Palette (on page 97). Assembly View - Creates an assembly for use in a drawing. For more information, see Assembly View Palette (on page 99). ASSEMBLYVIEW

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Spec View Palette


CADWorx Plant I tab: Palette > Spec View Palettes toolbar: Spec View Plant menu: Palettes > Spec View Command line: SPECVIEW Filters the available components based on the size and specification settings. SpecView also provides a quick way to change the line number settings. Plant components are typically drawn using toolbars, or by typing the command name at the AutoCAD command prompt. The CADWorx SpecView palette provides an alternate method of inserting CADWorx components.

Spec View Tab (CADWorx Spec View Palette) (on page 76) Settings Tab (CADWorx Spec View Palette) (on page 78)

Spec View Tab (CADWorx Spec View Palette)


Sets up the filter for the available components. Main - Specifies the main size of the component. Reduction - Specifies the reduction size of the component. Specification - Specifies the specification associated with the component. The list is based on the SpecificationDirectory (on page 39) in the current configuration settings. Set Spec and Size - Displays the Set Specification & Size dialog box. For more information, see Set Specification and Size (on page 43). Start Spec Editor - Displays the Spec Editor software. For more information, see Spec Editor (on page 77) or the CADWorx Spec Editor User's Guide book. Line Numbering Setup - Displays the Line Numbering System dialog box. For more information, see Line Numbering System Dialog Box (on page 124). Line Number Drop Down Setup - Displays the Line Numbering System Dropdown Setup dialog box. For more information, see Line Numbering System Dropdown Setup Dialog Box (on page 78). Set size, spec, and line number by component - Sets the main size, reduction size, current specification, and line number to match a component that you select. For more information, see All (on page 57). Reload *.prj File - Refreshes the changes made to the open .prj file in the specification editor. Help - Displays the help file.

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Draw pipe components


1. Select the pipe spec to use from the list. The software uses the default type (Buttweld). 2. If necessary, right-click and change the type.

3. Follow the prompts on the command line to place the pipe. The software draws the pipe using the specified type.

Draw non-pipe components


1. Select the non-pipe component type to use from the list. The software draws the component in plan view based on the current UCS. 2. Follow the prompts on the command line to place the component. The software draws the component using the specified insertion option.

Spec Editor
CADWorx Plant I Tab: Setup and Size/Spec Panel > Editor Spec View Palette > Start Spec Editor Command Line: SPECEDIT Modifies the delivered specifications and creates new specifications. Spec Editor can also be used as standalone software and can be copied to any computer. It does not require a hardware lock (ESL) or a license manager. CADWorxSpecEdit.exe is located in the [Product Folder]\Plant\Spec folder. When opening the Spec Editor from CADWorx, the software loads the specification that you have specified in Plant. If you want to open a different specification, then select the specific spec in Project Data. The Spec Editor stores all the components delivered with CADWorx. If you want to add a size for a component, you must first add it in the Data Table and the EndType Table in the Spec Editor. You cannot use a component size that has not been added to the catalog for the specification. CADWorx uses the SpecificationDefaultProject (on page 39) to locate the project file and access the components. Optional components can be manipulated and created in the spec editor. For more information, see the CADWorx Spec Editor User's Guide delivered with CADWorx.

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Line Numbering System Dropdown Setup Dialog Box


Controls parameters for adding items to the line numbering list that appears with the line numbering system. These values are stored in the DropDownList.TXT file. This file is located in the same folder as the current configuration settings. Available Categories - Lists the categories for which you can assign dropdown items. Select an item from the list to make it the active category. Dropdown Values - Lists the assigned dropdown items for the active category. Add - Adds an item to the Dropdown Values list. Remove - Removes the selected item from the Dropdown Values list. Remove All - Removes all of the items from the Dropdown Values list.

Settings Tab (CADWorx Spec View Palette)


Controls parameters for customizing the appearance of the CADWorx Spec View palette. View Options Show optional components - Displays optional components in the CADWorx Spec View palette. If you select this option, always use the CADWorx Spec View palette to draw components. If you start the component placement from outside of the CADWorx Spec View palette, such as with a command line, SPACE to run last command, or a toolbar, CADWorx uses the default component based on the current size setting. This may not be the same component that was selected in the CADWorx Spec View palette. Show all components - Displays all components listed in the specification file regardless of the current size set. If you select this option, always use the CADWorx Spec View palette to draw components. If you start the component placement from outside of the CADWorx Spec View palette, such as with a command line, SPACE to run last command, or a toolbar, CADWorx uses the default component based on the current size setting. This may not be the same component that was selected in the CADWorx Spec View palette. Show socket weld - Displays socket-welded components in the CADWorx Spec View palette. Show threaded - Displays threaded components in the CADWorx Spec View palette. Show tag - Displays tags in the CADWorx Spec View palette. Show long description - Displays long descriptions in the CADWorx Spec View palette. Show short description - Displays short descriptions in the CADWorx Spec View palette. Tree Options View 1 (No tree or categories) - Lists components in numerical order based on the Sort Sequence set for the component in the specification file. View 2 (One level tree with more categories) - Creates a category for each type of component. For example, butt-welded and socket-welded tees are listed in separate categories. View 3 (One level tree with less categories) - Creates fewer categories than View 2. For example, all tees are listed in a single category. View 4 (Two level tree with Spec Editor style view) - Displays a two-level tree that is arranged in the same sequence as the Spec Editor application. Color Options Main Size component - Specifies the color associated with main size components. Main Size optional component - Specifies the color associated with main size optional components. Reducing Size component - Specifies the color associated with reducing size components.

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Reducing Size optional component - Specifies the color associated with reducing size optional components. Level 1 category - Specifies the color associated with level 1 category components. Level 2 category - Specifies the color associated with level 2 category components.

Line View Palette


CADWorx Plant I tab: Palette > Line View Palettes toolbar: Line View Plant menu: Palettes > Line View Plant menu: Utility > Line Isolate Palette Command line: LINEVIEW The Line View palette isolates components based on their line number or their specification. It also lets you locate components based on their description information. Line View does not process any entities on locked layers.

Line Isolate Tab (CADWorx Line View Palette) (on page 79) Find Tab (CADWorx Line View Palette) (on page 80)

Line Isolate Tab (CADWorx Line View Palette)


Controls parameters for isolating components based on their line number or specification. You can isolate an entire line number, or to isolate one line number and include surrounding buildings or equipment. If components have been hidden using the Line Isolate tab, those components are not listed in the Find tab. Refresh List - Refreshes the line number list in the palette. Use this option if new line numbers do not appear in the list. Show All Components - Makes all objects in the drawing visible. Select Line Number by Component - Select a component in the drawing. The software uses the line number of this component to isolate the model. Isolate Selected Line Numbers - Isolates the selected line numbers. Set Layer Options - Displays the Line View Layer Selection dialog box so that you can include or exclude certain layers when Isolate Type is set to Layer Isolate. For more information, see Layers Dialog Box (on page 99). By default, all layers are visible for line isolate. Help - Displays on-line help. Right-clicking the line number list displays the Isolate Selected Line Numbers, Show All Components, and Refresh List options. Isolate Options Line Number - Lists all line numbers used in the drawing so that you can select one or more line numbers to isolate. Spec - Lists all specs used in the model so that you can select one or more specifications to isolate. Isolate Type

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Full - Displays the selected CADWorx components, and hides all non-CADWorx components such as buildings, equipment, and dimensions. Partial - Displays the selected CADWorx components and all non-CADWorx components. Layer - Displays the selected CADWorx components and hides all non-CADWorx components based on the layer setup. Filter - Enter a wildcard filter to limit the items available in the list. The filter is case sensitive. For details on this option, see Select Item Dialog Box (on page 144).

Find Tab (CADWorx Line View Palette)


Controls parameters for locating components based on their description information. Click the edit boxes to refresh the list of components. Type in the boxes to dynamically filter the list of available components. If components are hidden using the Line Isolate tab, those components are not listed in the Find tab. Tag - Type tag text to refine the search. If you select an item from the list, the associated text displays. Code - Type code text to refine the search. If you select an item from the list, the associated text displays. Line number - Type line number text to refine the search. If you select an item from the list, the associated text displays. Short annotation - Type short annotation text to refine the search. If you select an item from the list, the associated text displays. Long annotation -- Type long annotation text to refine the search. If you select an item from the list, the associated text displays. Id Count - Type ID count text to refine the search. If you select an item from the list, the associated text displays. Right-Click Menu Zoom - Zooms the current model space view to the component. Double clicking in the list of components also zooms to the component. Zoom does not work with XREFs that have been inserted into the base drawing with a rotation. CEdit - Displays the appropriate Component Edit dialog box. CEdit on an XREF component does not allow any changes to the component descriptions. Refresh - Refreshes the list in the dialog box. Use this option if new components do not appear in the list.

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Support Modeler Palette


CADWorx Plant I tab: Palette > Pipe Support Modeler Palettes toolbar: Pipe Support Modeler Plant menu: Palettes > Pipe Support Modeler Command line: PIPESUPPORTVIEW Inserts pipe and elbow support components. Supports that are set up for pipe components are shown in black. Supports that are setup for elbow components are shown in blue. For more information, see Support Parametric Data Files (*.SUP) (on page 84) Configuration Setup New - Creates a new pipe support assembly (.PSA) file. This command displays the Create New Pipe Support Assembly File dialog box so that you can specify the name and location of the file. The default path to the .PSA file is set from the PipeSupportDirectory in the configuration settings. Save As - Saves your current settings to a pipe support assembly (.PSA) file. This command displays the Specify Pipe Support Assembly File dialog box so that you can specify the name and location of the file. The default path to the .PSA file is set from the PipeSupportDirectory in the configuration settings. The drop list displays the .PSA files that are available in the folder. Drawing Insert - Inserts the support selected in the list. Based on the type of support selected (pipe or elbow), the AutoCAD command line asks you to select the appropriate CADWorx component (pipe or elbow). Single - Inserts one support onto the pipe. This option is only available for pipe supports. Multiple - Inserts multiple supports onto the pipe. You specify the start point, end point, and spacing between the supports. This option is only available for pipe supports. Free - Inserts a support without selecting a CADWorx component. The support is inserted using the current UCS settings. This option is only available for pipe supports. Detect Steel - Detects CADWorx Steel components to set the correct size for the beam clamp if the beam clamp is used as the last component in the pipe support assembly. Repeat Insert - Repeats the insert command for pipe type supports. Modify Regenerate - Recreates the support graphics based on what is set in the current .PSA file for support components that you select from the model. Use Regenerate any time you need to recreate a support based on a new assembly sequence or if the parametric values for the support have changed since the support was originally inserted into the model. Replace - Replaces the selected components in the model with the support that is selected from the list. Spec Change - Updates the spec information for the support based on what is currently set in the .PSA file. File Add - Displays the Add Support dialog box so that you can add a new assembly to the .PSA file. For more information, see Add Support Dialog Box below. Modify - Displays the Modify Support dialog box so that you can modify an assembly in the .PSA file. For more information, see Modify Support Dialog Box below. Remove - Removes an assembly from the .PSA file.

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Copy - Duplicates an assembly within the .PSA file. Move Up - Moves an assembly up one position in the list. Move Down - Moves an assembly down one position in the list.

Add Support Dialog Box Modify Support Dialog Box


Controls parameters for modifying supports in the .PSA file.

Data Tab
Controls parameters for creating pipe support assemblies. Directory - Displays the folder in which the current .PSA file is located. File Name - Displays the name of the current .PSA file. Support Name Specifies the name of the support. This name displays in the CADWorx Support Modeler palette. In modify mode, you can rename the support assembly. Components Available - Displays the support components that you can use to make an assembly. After you select a type, the list box shows the available parametric data files (*.SUP) for that type of support. For elbow type supports, only Custom, Pipe, Plate, Rod, and Spring Hanger are available. For more information, see Support Parametric Data Files (*.SUP) (on page 84). Open - Opens the selected parametric data file (*.SUP) in Notepad.EXE. Type Pipe - Specifies that the support is a pipe support. This option is only available when the support is first created. Elbow - Specifies that the support is an elbow support. This option is only available when the support is first created. Add - Moves the selected item from the Components Available list to the Components Selected list. Remove - Moves the selected item from the Components Selected list to the Components Available list. Components Selected - Displays the components in the assembly. The support is built using the selected components in the order shown. Move Up - Moves the selected item one position higher in the assembly sequence. Move Down - Moves the selected item one position lower in the assembly sequence.

Spec Tab
Controls parameters for setting the specification information for the support component. Size Start - Specifies the beginning size of a component. End - Specifies the ending size of a component. For example, if the range of sizes is 1/2 in. to 1-1/2, in., type 1.5. Enter values as the nominal size, not the actual size. Insulation Options Increase support size if component is insulated - Automatically selects a larger size support component based on the insulation thickness. For example, a six-inch nominal size pipe (6.625 inch actual OD) has four-inch thick insulation (14.625 inch OD). This makes the total pipe

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diameter 6.625 inch actual OD plus 8 inch insulation OD. The software determines the support by looking it up in the data file. Use next larger size if exact size is not available - Specifies that if the calculated support is not available in the data file, the next larger size support is selected. Description Tag - Specifies an optional tag description for the component. Short - Specifies the abbreviated description for the component. This description is used by Component (on page 199) in CADWorx Plant. Long - Describes the component. This description is used in the bill of materials schedule and Component (on page 199) in CADWorx Plant. BOM Sort - Locates a component item in the bill of material schedule. Type the needed value. Type 0 to place the item first in the schedule. Type 999 to place the item last. If the same sort numbers are used for different components, they are placed in alphabetical order. Type - Specifies the type of bill of material item. Select Fabrication, Erection, Offshore, or Misc. Other Index Code - Specifies the index, or pointer, for generation of database codes placed within components. Type a value, or click Edit Codes to select a value. Index code values are found in the file defined by the DataBaseCodes startup variable. CAESAR II Type - Specifies the restraint type of the support for use in CAESAR II pipe stress analysis. ISOGEN SKEY - Specifies the SKEY used by ISOGEN for an isometric drawing. For more information, see SKEY Information . Identifier - Specifies the identifier used by ISOGEN for an isometric drawing. For more information, see SKEY Information . Sketch - Specifies a .DWG AutoCAD file containing details about the support. Select the file from the Select detail sketch file dialog box. Message Type - Specifies the format of text displayed with the support. Text - Specifies text displayed with the support.

Insert a pipe support


1. 2. 3. 4. Click Single on the CADWorx Support Modeler palette. Select a pipe support from the list. Click Insert. Select the pipe from the model. The Select Optional Values for [<support type>] dialog box displays. 5. Set the optional values to meet your requirements, and click OK. 6. Select the location on the pipe to insert the support. 7. Specify a rotation around the pipe and the length of the support. The software places the pipe support in the model.

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Insert an elbow support


1. Select an elbow support from the list on the CADWorx Support Modeler palette. 2. Click Insert. 3. Select the elbow from the model. The Select Optional Values for [<support type>] dialog box displays. 4. Set the optional values to meet your requirements, and click OK. 5. Select the location to insert the support. The software places the pipe support in the model.

Insert multiple pipe supports


1. 2. 3. 4. Click Multiple on the CADWorx Support Modeler palette. Select a pipe support from the list. Click Insert. Select the pipe from the model. The Select Optional Values for [<support type>] dialog box displays. This dialog box only displays when optional items are available. Set the optional values to meet your requirements, and click OK. Select the beginning location for the supports on the pipe. Select the ending location for the supports on the pipe. Type the distance between the supports, and press ENTER. The software places the pipe supports in the model.

5. 6. 7. 8.

Support Parametric Data Files (*.SUP)


There are several types of support components that can be used to make an assembly. Each type has a data file which lists the parametric data needed to build the support. Sample data files are located in the [Product Folder]\Plant\PipeSupport\ folder. For each type, a sample drawing file shows how the data file parameters are used to draw the shape. For custom (TYPE=CUSTOM), a drawing file cannot be created for each size. The top of the .SUP file has information about the support type (TYPE=) and unit system of the file. The SHOWOPTIONAL setting can be used to control how different sizes are selected when the support is inserted. SHOWOPTIONAL = 0 - Uses the exact size match if it is found in the data file. The Select Optional Values dialog box does not display.

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SHOWOPTIONAL = 1 - If multiple sizes are listed, a dialog box displays to select a size. In the example shown below, all 10" U bolts are shown in the dialog box for selection.

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SHOWOPTIONAL = 2 - Shows the entire content of the file. This setting is useful for components that are not based on the connecting pipe or elbow, such as plates, rods, and spring hangers.

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If several components in the assembly have the SHOWOPTIONAL setting of 1 or 2, a dialog box similar to the one below displays. Select the different components that make up the assembly. The rod, pipe, and spring hanger have an additional option for the length column in the data file. If the length column is set to -1, use the Enter length box to type the length of the component.

If SHOWOPTIONAL = 0 for all components in the assembly, the dialog box displays so that you can type the length of the component. The software prompts you for the length of the last variable-length component during the assembly insertion into the model.

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Insulation View Palette


CADWorx Plant I tab: Palette > Insulation View Palettes toolbar: Insulation View Plant menu: Utility > Insulation Palette Plant menu: Palettes > Insulation View Command line: INSULATIONVIEW Creates a data file with an extension .INU. In this file, you can add, modify, and remove insulation configurations. After you create the insulation configuration data file you can apply these configurations to selected components.

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Settings Tab (CADWorx Insulation View Palette)


Controls parameters for creating a data file with an .INU extension. In this file, you can add, modify and remove insulation configurations that can be applied to CADWorx components. Save - Saves the data in the Configuration Setup grid to the configuration file. Save As - Displays the Save As Insulation Data dialog box to save the current data in the Configuration Setup grid to a new file. Open - Displays the Open Insulation Data dialog box to load an insulation data file. The data contained in that file is displayed in the Configuration Setup grid and listed individually in the drop down categories. Configuration Setup Add to drawing - Saves the selected grid rows to the current AutoCAD drawing. If similar data already exists in the current drawing, it is not overwritten. All configurations that have been added, appear in the Apply tab of the palette. Options - Displays the Insulation Options dialog box. For more information, see Insulation Options Dialog Box below. Configuration Setup - Grid - Displays the content of the insulation data file in grid form. Thickness - Specifies the actual insulation thickness value. Type a numeric value greater than zero. You can also select an existing value. This parameter is required to create an insulation configuration. In Imperial units (Imperial pipe size / Imperial dimensions), type a value in inches. In mixed metric units (Imperial pipe size / metric dimensions), type a value in inches or millimeters based on the setting from the Insulation Options dialog box. If you type inch values, the software automatically converts to millimeters when the insulation solid is created in the model. If you type a millimeter value, no conversion is done. In metric units (metric pipe size / metric dimensions), type a value in millimeters. Density - Specifies the insulation density value. Type numeric values greater than zero. You can also select an existing value. The density is used to calculate the insulation weight by multiplying it with the insulation volume. This parameter is required to create an insulation configuration. 3 In Imperial units (Imperial pipe size / Imperial dimensions), this value has units of lb / in . 3 In mixed metric (Imperial pipe size / metric dimensions) the value has units of g / cm . 3 In metric (metric pipe size / metric dimensions), the value has units of g / cm . Mastic - Specifies the mastic description. This is an optional value. Heat Tracing - Specifies the heat tracing description. This is an optional value. Insulation - Specifies the insulation description. This is an optional value. Jacketing - Specifies the jacketing description. This is an optional value. User - Specifies the user description. This is an optional value. Add - Adds the current values from the boxes to the grid. If similar data exists, the value is not added to the grid. Modify - Modifies the currently selected row in the grid using the values currently shown in the boxes. Each box corresponds to a column in the grid. Remove - Deletes the currently selected row in the grid.

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Add, Modify, and Remove only change the data currently displayed in the grid. The data in the insulation file is not updated until you click Save or Save As.

Insulation Options Dialog Box


Controls parameters for insulation options. Insulation Append "_I" to layer name - Adds the characters _I to the layer name to create the insulation layer name. For example, If the solid is on layer 1"-150-CWS, the insulation solid is on 1"-150-CWL_l. The insulation solid is grouped with the component solid and center line. New Layer Name - Indicates that the software creates a new layer. Name - Specifies the layer name for the insulation solids. Color - Displays the standard AutoCAD color selection dialog box. Select the default layer color for the insulation. Graphics Show Graphics for Gasket - Indicates whether gasket graphics display. Show Graphics for Weld gap - Indicates whether weld gap graphics display. Show Graphics for User Shapes - Indicates whether user shape graphics display. Metric/Inch Units system Millimeter - Indicates that you can enter thicknesses in millimeters in mixed metric units (Imperial pipe size / metric dimensions) situations. Inch - Indicates that you can enter thicknesses in inches in mixed metric units (Imperial pipe size / metric dimensions) situations.

Apply Tab (CADWorx Insulation View Palette)


Controls parameters for applying configurations to CADWorx components. For most CADWorx components, insulation is approximated with the use of single or multiple AutoCAD cylindrical components. Available Configuration - Displays the currently saved insulation configurations in the current AutoCAD drawing. Remove - Removes the highlighted row in the grid from the current drawing. Select Mode Select on screen - Indicates that you will select components in the drawing window. Line number - Indicates that you will select components by line numbers. Insulation Mode Data/Graphics - Adds both the insulation graphic and data. Data Only - Adds only the insulation data and no graphics. Insulation Add - Adds the insulation currently selected in the Available Configuration grid to components in the drawings. You are prompted to select CADWorx components. If any of the selected components are already insulated, this action is skipped. Modify - Modifies existing insulation graphics and data. Remove - Removes existing insulations graphics and data. Refresh - Generates the graphics from the insulation data stored in the component's centerline. Use this option if insulation graphics were deleted or lost.

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Graphics Add - Adds insulation graphics to components that have had their graphics removed. The data previously stored in the components is used to generate the graphics. Remove - Removes the graphics from the selected components. The insulation data remains. These components do not show the insulation solid even if you later click Refresh. Visibility Isolate - Isolates insulation graphics by either selecting components on screen or by selecting line numbers from the list. Hide/Show - Hides or shows the insulation graphics by selecting components on screen or by selecting line numbers from the list. Show All - Shows all objects that have been previously hidden in the current drawing. Report - Creates a complete report, in HTML format, about all of the insulation components in the model. The report is itemized by the different types of insulation data and calculates the total weight, volume, and length. Filter - Filters the list of line numbers using wild cards. For example, type *25-1B* to limit the line number list to line numbers with 25-1B as part of the name. The text filter occurs regardless of where the text is in the line number name. Edit - Displays the Insulation Global Edit <number> Objects dialog box so that you can edit the insulation data for all components having the selected insulation configuration. Right-Click Menu In Line Number selection mode, a right-click menu is available with additional options. The right-click menu changes what displays in the edit box. Select All / Clear All - Selects or clears all line numbers in the list. List Insulated Line Numbers - Lists only insulated line numbers. List Un-Insulated Line Numbers - Lists only uninsulated line numbers. List Data Only Line Numbers - Lists line numbers that have insulation data but no insulation graphics. List Un-Insulated Components - Lists only uninsulated components. List All - Refreshes the list. Modify - Replaces the selected insulation data with the highlighted insulation in the Available Configuration grid. This change applies to all components in the selected line number. Remove - Removes the insulation from all components in the selected line number.

Insulation Global Edit <number> Objects Dialog Box


Controls parameters for editing the insulation data on multiple objects. This dialog box applies the settings to all of the selected objects. Thickness - Displays the insulation thickness value. You cannot edit this value. Density - Specifies the insulation density value. Type numeric values greater than zero. You can also select an existing value. The density is used to calculate the insulation weight by multiplying it with the insulation volume. This parameter is required to create an insulation configuration. 3 In Imperial units (Imperial pipe size / Imperial dimensions), this value has units of lb / in . 3 In mixed metric (Imperial pipe size / metric dimensions) the value has units of g / cm . 3 In metric (metric pipe size / metric dimensions), the value has units of g / cm . Mastic - Specifies the mastic description. This is an optional value. Heat Tracing - Specifies the heat tracing description. This is an optional value.

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Insulation - Specifies the insulation description. This is an optional value. Jacketing - Specifies the jacketing description. This is an optional value. User - Specifies the user description. This is an optional value.

Discontinuity View Palette


CADWorx Plant I tab: Palette > Discontinuity View Palettes toolbar: Discontinuity View Plant menu: Palettes > Discontinuity View Command line: DISCONTINUITYVIEW Checks for different types of modeling issues, such as disconnected, un-connected, overlapped, and not on line. Refresh - Refreshes the data in the grid. Show All Types - Displays all issues in the grid. Show Disconnected Only - Displays only disconnected and un-connected issues in the grid. Show Not On Line Only - Displays only not-on-line issues in the grid. Show Overlap Only - Displays only overlap issues in the grid. Tolerance Settings - Displays the tolerance settings. Color Settings - Displays the color and Auto Refresh settings. Remove Selected Overlaps - Deletes the selected overlaps from the model .DWG file. Export to File - Exports all data from the palette to a Microsoft Excel (*.CSV) file Help - Displays the help file. Tolerance Min - Specifies the minimum connection tolerance. Two components that are separated by a distance greater than the minimum tolerance but less the maximum tolerance ace are considered disconnected. Tolerance Max - Specifies the maximum connection tolerance. Two components that are separated by a distance greater than the maximum tolerance are considered un-connected. Color Arrow - Specifies the color for arrows. Color Text - Specifies the color for text. Auto Refresh - Indicates whether the software automatically updates the grid when you open the drawing. # - Displays a number from the palette that coincides with the highlighted number in the drawing. The arrow and text color setting is used for the graphics drawn in the model. Line Number - Displays the line number of the component. Type - Displays the discontinuity type for the component. Disconnected - Displays components that are not connected within the minimum tolerance. Un-connected - Displays components that are not connected with in the maximum tolerance. Overlap - Displays components that are duplicated at the same location. The number in parenthesis (n) is the number of overlapping components at this location. Not on line - Displays components that are not connected to the pipe centerline (typically OLET type components).

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Gap - Displays the distance between the two components. This value is 0.0 for overlapping components. Long Description - Displays the long description of the component. Category - Displays the category of the component. Component Type - Displays the command named used to draw the component. (X,Y,Z) - Displays the global X-, Y-, Z-coordinates of the component center point. Pressing CTRL or SHIFT while left-clicking lets you select multiple items from the list. Left-click to zoom in to the location of the issue. Right-click to change the AutoCAD view to the location of the issue without zooming.

Pipe Support Report


CADWorx Plant I tab: Palette > Pipe Support Report Command line: PIPESUPPORTREPORT Generates a report of all pipe supports found. You can report on the pipe supports found on a selected item, or the entire model. The software saves the report to a .CSV file which you can use with Microsoft Excel.

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P&ID View Palette


CADWorx Plant I tab: Palette > PID View Palettes toolbar: P&ID View Plant menu: Palettes > P&ID View Command line: PIDVIEW Links data between the Plant and P&ID table in a project database. You must set up the following items to use this palette: 1. Create a CADWorx P&ID project that uses the P&ID live database system. 2. Create a CADWorx Plant project that uses the Plant live database system. 3. With Microsoft Access, you must write database tables used by Plant and P&ID to the same Access file. With SQL Server and Oracle, you must write database tables used by Plant and P&ID to the same database. 4. Create associations between in-line components and the main process line in the P&ID drawings with the Combine Process command. For more information, see "Combine Process" in the CADWorx P&ID User's Guide.

Matched Tab (CADWorx P&ID View Palette) (on page 94) Unmatched Tab (CADWorx P&ID View Palette) (on page 96)

Matched Tab (CADWorx P&ID View Palette)


Controls parameters for linking matched data between the Plant and P&ID table in a project database. Select Configuration File The current configuration file (Project.CFG) displays. Browse - Select a different Project.CFG file Options - Displays available options. Available Line Numbers - Displays line numbers that are in both the P&ID database and the Plant database. Select - Specifies a component in the current Plant model drawing. The software sets the line number of this component to the current line number for P&ID View. Component Type - Displays the component tables from the P&ID database. Link - Links or unlinks P&ID and Plant components. Help - Displays on-line help. P&ID Data P&ID ID_Count - Lists the P&ID ID_COUNT from the P&ID database. Line Number - Lists the line number for the P&ID component. Tag - Lists the tag for the P&ID component. Size - Lists the size for the P&ID component. Spec- Lists the spec for the P&ID component. Drawing - Lists the drawing for the P&ID component. Right-Click Menu

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Insert in model - Reads the size, spec, and component type from the P&ID database and inserts the component into the Plant model. View P&ID drawing - Displays a preview of the P&ID drawing. To zoom inside the viewer, use the two arrow buttons on the left side of the dialog box. Zooming inside the viewer can also be done by holding down the left mouse button while rotating the mouse scroll wheel. The viewer dialog box closes when you switch between drawings in the same session of AutoCAD. The dialog box must be started with every new AutoCAD session.

Left-click an item to update the P&ID drawing viewer dialog box if it is active. Double-click an item to run the Insert in model command. Refresh - Refreshes the P&ID Data and Plant Data lists. Options - Displays the Options dialog box so that you can set the colors of the items displayed in the P&ID and Plant data. Plant Data P&ID ID_Count - Displays the ID_COUNT of the P&ID component if a link between the P&ID component and the Plant component is made. The Plant database (PIPE table) saves the P&ID ID_COUNT in the RESERVE_10 column. Line Number - Displays the line number of the plant component. Tag - Displays the tag of the plant component. Size - Displays the size of the plant component. Spec - Displays the spec associated with the plant component. Drawing - Displays the drawing associated with the plant component. Description - Displays the description of the plant component. Right-Click Menu CEdit - Displays the appropriate Component Edit dialog box. Zoom - Zooms and highlight the component in the model. List data from all drawings - Lists plant data from all drawings that have the line number. List data from current drawing - Lists plant data from the open drawing.

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Refresh - Refreshes the P&ID Data and Plant Data lists.

Options Dialog Box What do you want to do?


Link components (on page 96) Unlink components (on page 96)

Link components
1. Select the check box next to an item in the P&ID Data list and an item in the Plant Data list. 2. Click Link. The P&ID ID_Count value in the Plant Data list updates. Vales, reducers, and nozzles can be linked. Instrument components cannot be linked.

Unlink components
1. Select two linked components. Link changes to Unlink. 2. Click Unlink. The software removes the link between the two components.

Unmatched Tab (CADWorx P&ID View Palette)


Controls parameters for unmatched data between the Plant and P&ID table in a project database. Line number from P&ID table with in-line components - Displays line numbers from the P&ID database that do not have corresponding line numbers in the Plant database. Line numbers from Pipe table with in-line components - Displays line numbers from the Plant database (PIPE table) that do not have corresponding line numbers in the P&ID database. Line numbers from P&ID table with no in-line components - Displays line numbers from the P&ID database that do not have any P&ID components associated with them in the P&ID database. Export - Exports all data from the Unmatched tab to a report. The report is written to the same folder as the Project.CFG file. The file names of the reports are P&IDViewUnmatched1.HTML, P&IDViewUnmatched2.HTML, and P&IDViewUnmatched3.HTML. Refresh - Refreshes the data presented in the Unmatched tab. Line numbers - Displays line number information from the P&ID and Plant databases. In-line components - Displays in-line component information from the P&ID and Plant databases.

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Insert a drawing into the project


When a Plant drawing is opened from the current project, Plant attempts to insert it into the project. The Insert Drawing into Project Database dialog box opens to confirm this action.

When Insert Into DB is clicked, rows are added to the appropriate tables within the database. Plant drawings created without a database have xdata attached to each component that allows the software to automatically add rows into the appropriate tables.

Clash View Palette


CADWorx Plant I tab: Palette > Clash View Palettes toolbar: Clash View Plant menu: Palettes > Clash View Plant menu: Utility > Clash Command line: CLASH or CLASHVIEW Runs interactive clash detection on AutoCAD 3D solids in the current drawing and any attached XREF drawings. Settings Clash On - Turns the clash system on. Clash Off - Turns the clash system off. Show Clashes - Displays clash entities that exist in the model. Options - Displays the Options dialog box. For more information, see Options Dialog Box (on page 98). Layers - Displays the Layers dialog box. For more information, see Layers Dialog Box (on page 99). Refresh - Updates the clash list. Export - Writes the clash list to a text file. The file is exported to the same folder as the model drawing file. The name of the file is the drawing name with _Clash.TXT appended. Display by Status New - Displays new clashes in the list. Active - Displays active clashes in the list. Resolved - Displays resolved clashes in the list. Approved - Displays approved clashes in the list.

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All - Displays all clashes in the list. Clash List # - Displays the number assigned to each clash. Component 1 - Displays the CADWorx data for the first component. Component 2 - Displays the CADWorx data for the second component. Status - Displays the clash status. Type - Indicates whether the clash was from a CADWorx Insulation View-created component. You can set the color of the grid items using the Options dialog box. For more information, see Options Dialog Box (on page 98). Left-clicking an item in the list generates the clash entity in the model and zooms to the clash. Right-Click Menu Clash Status New - Changes the status of a clash to New. Clash Status Active - Changes the status of a clash to Active. Clash Status Resolved - Changes the status of a clash to Resolved. Clash Status Approved - Changes the status of a clash to Approved. Clash Zoom To - Zooms to the clash point. Clash Viewer - Displays a dialog box with the two clashing components. Clash Isolate Selected - Isolates the selected clash. Clash Isolate All - Creates clash entities for all clashes, and isolates them. To remove all clash entities from the model, run the command CLASHDELETEALLOBJECTS. Clash Show All - Shows all components in the drawing.

Options Dialog Box


Controls parameters for setting options on clash objects. Start up - Indicates whether clash detection runs on drawing start up. On - Clash detection is always on for every drawing. Off - Clash detection is off for every drawing. Display Prompt - The software prompt you every time a drawing opens. On clash detection - Indicates what happens when a clash is detected. Do Not Report - The software does not notify you if a clash is detected. Show Tray Notification - The software notifies you through the tray bubble notification that a clash has occurred. Show Palette - The software displays the Clash View palette every time a clash is detected. Ignore connected steel - Indicates whether the clash detection system checks for connecting steel members. If this option is selected, steel members that are touching each other are ignored. Detect clashes within blocks - Indicates whether the software detects clashes inside blocks. If this option is selected, the system detects clashes within any blocks in the current drawing. Synchronize clashes from XREFs - Indicates whether the software checks for clash data inside external reference drawings and updates the master drawing data for that clash. Only New clashes in the master drawing which are from an XREF drawing have the status updated to match the status that is saved in the XREF drawing.

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Synchronize layers from XREFs - Indicates whether the system checks for clash layer data inside externally reference drawings and updates the master drawing clash layer data to match. If a layer in an XREF is excluded from clash detection, the XREF layer is also excluded in the master drawing. Ignore insulation clashes - The system ignores all clashes generated from components created with the CADWorx Insulation View palette. Connectivity tolerance - Specifies the tolerance for checking component connectivity. If two components are connected, a clash is not reported, even if the actual solids intersect. Clash zoom factor - Specifies the zoom factor used during clash. Color Options - Specifies the color of the clash entity and the color of the list.

Layers Dialog Box


Controls parameters for including or excluding certain layers from clash detection. By default, all layers are considered for clash detection. XREF layers are also displayed. Layers - Displays the available layers. Select the check box next to the layer name to include that layer in clash detection. Select all - Selects all of the layers in the list. Clear all - Clears the selection of all of the layers in the list.

Assembly View Palette


CADWorx Plant I tab: Palette > Assembly View Command Line: ASSEMBLYVIEW Creates assemblies for placement in a model. The Assembly Manager has four options: create, edit, delete, and insert. Command Name Create Assembly - Creates a new assembly. For more information, see Create an assembly (on page 100). Edit Assembly Selected - Edits the selected assembly. For more information, see Edit an assembly (on page 100). Delete Assembly Selected - Deletes the selected assembly. For more information, see Delete an assembly from the Assembly Manager (on page 101). Insert Assembly Selected - Inserts the selected assembly into the model. For more information, see Insert an assembly into the drawing (on page 101). Help - Opens the help file. Edit Assembly Paths - Edits the path folder location of the assembly. For more information, see Edit an assembly path (on page 101). ASSEMBLYEDITPATHS INSERTASSEMBLY Command Line MAKEASSEMBLY

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Insert Assembly - Inserts an assembly. View Assembly - Opens the Assembly Viewer and displays the assembly. The assembly can be zoomed and rotated for a 360-degree view. a. Wireframe - Displays the model in wireframe view. b. Hidden - Displays the model in hidden view. c. Shaded - Displays the model with shaded view. Modify Assembly - Enables you to edit an assembly. New - Creates a new assembly. Rename - Renames an assembly. Delete - Deletes an assembly. Copy - Copies an assembly. Paste - Pastes an assembly. Reload Global File - Reloads the global assembly file. Edit File Paths - Edits the path folder location of the assembly. You can close the Assembly Manager at any time by typing ASSEMBLYCLOSE on the command line.

Create an assembly
1. Click Assembly View press ENTER. 2. 3. 4. 5. . Alternatively, type ASSEMBLYVIEW on the command line, and Click Create Assembly . Select all the components necessary for the assembly, and press ENTER Pick a point where you want to connect. Type a name on the command line, and press ENTER. The assembly appears in the Assembly Manager.

Edit an assembly
1. Click Assembly View press ENTER. 2. 3. 4. 5. . Alternatively, type ASSEMBLYVIEW on the command line, and Click Edit Assembly Selected . Make the changes to the drawing as needed. Click Close Assembly Editor. Click Yes to save the changes. To close the Assembly Editor without saving any changes, click No. The change is saved.

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Delete an assembly from the Assembly Manager


1. Click Assembly View . Alternatively, type ASSEMBLYVIEW on the command line, and press ENTER. 2. Select an assembly for deletion. 3. Click Delete Assembly Selected 4. Click OK to delete. .

If you do not want to delete the object, click Cancel. The assembly disappears from the Assembly Manager.

Insert an assembly into the drawing


1. Click Assembly View . Alternatively, type ASSEMBLYVIEW on the command line, and press ENTER. 2. Select an assembly from the Assemblies box. 3. Click Insert Assembly Selected . 4. Select a component to connect to. 5. Select a direction. The assembly appears in the drawing. If an assembly is built with a reducer and then attached to a component of a larger size you are prompted to change the size of the reducer. The assembly usually takes on the size and the specification of the component to which it is attached.

Edit an assembly path


1. Click Assembly View . Alternatively, type ASSEMBLYVIEW on the command line, and then press ENTER. 2. Type ASSEMBLYEDITPATHS on the command line, and then press ENTER. 3. Select Project and then the name of the assembly from the popup. OR Select Global Assembly and then the name of the assembly from the popup. 4. Enter the subdirectory for the user shape path, and then press ENTER. OR Type B on the command line for the user shape path, press ENTER to open the Browse for Folder window, select the new folder location, click OK, and then press ENTER. 5. Enter the subdirectory for the Topworks path, and then press ENTER. OR Type B on the command line for the Topworks path, press ENTER to open the Browse for Folder window, select the new folder location, click OK, and then press ENTER. The assembly paths are updated.

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ISOGEN Panel
CADWorx Plant I tab: ISOGEN Command Name ISOGEN Out - Generates an isometric drawing. For more information, see ISOGEN Out (on page 104). ISOGEN Batch - Generates isometrics using ISOGEN for one or more line numbers. For more information, see ISOGEN Batch (on page 106). ISOGEN Supplemental - Places supplemental ISOGEN blocks in the drawing. For more information, see ISOGEN Supplemental (on page 107). Stop Sign - Places ISOGEN stop sign symbols in the drawing. For more information, see Stop Sign (on page 108). ISOGEN Start Point - Places ISOGEN start point symbols in the drawing. For more information, see ISOGEN Start Point (on page 108). Offset Tap - Creates offset tap connections for use by ISOGEN. For more information, see Offset Tap (on page 108). Command Line ISOGENOUT ISOGENBATCH

ISOGENSUPL

STOPSIGN

ISOGENSTARTPT

OTAP

PCF Out - Creates a piping component (PCF) file from PCFOUT components selected in the drawing. For more information, see PCF Out (on page 112). PCF In - Imports components into the current drawing from PCFIN a piping component (PCF) file. For more information, see PCF IN (on page 112). Tap Connection - Creates tap connections for use by ISOGEN. For more information, see Tap (on page 112). TAP

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ISOGEN Out
CADWorx Plant I tab: ISOGEN > ISOGEN Out Plant menu: Accessory > ISOGEN > ISOGEN Out Command line: ISOGENOUT Generates an isometric drawing. The components you select to use with this command must be generated with an authorized ISOGEN hardware lock, or this function cannot process them. The selection process has different options that allow you to perform more detailed selections.

Select ISOGEN Style Dialog Box


Controls parameters for selecting ISOGEN projects, styles, and names of the automatically-generated isometrics. See ISOGEN Project Manager / I-Configure (on page 113) for more in information on creating and managing these projects and styles. Directory - Specifies the directory of the ISOGEN project. Project - Specifies the active project. The list contains all of the available projects. See ISOGEN Project Manager / I-Configure (on page 113) for information on creating these projects. Style - Specifies the active style. The list contains all of the available styles in the project. File Name - Specifies the name of the file. This allows you to name an isometric file if none of the components selected contain a line number. If the selected components contain line number information, the line number from the last component selected is used as the isometric file name. Path - Displays the Isometric folder that is used by the ISOGEN style. Select - Displays the Select Isogen Style Directory dialog box so that you can select an ISOGEN Style (ISOGEN.FLS) file. Use this command to select an ISOGEN style that is in a shared network folder. For more information, see ISOGEN Out (on page 104). Settings - Displays the ISOGEN Settings dialog box so that you can transpose the system by an X, Y, and Z offset distance. For more information, see ISOGEN Out (on page 104). The DXF edit box enables you to name a portion of the output file. The name appends a series of numbers. ISOGEN might break up the selected components into multiple sheets which would require this numbering sequence.

Select ISOGEN Style Directory Dialog Box


Controls parameters for selecting an ISOGEN style directory file. Look in - Specifies the folder in which the file resides. File name - Specifies the style directory file name. Files of type - Specifies the file type (extension).

ISOGEN Settings Dialog Box


Controls parameters for transposing the system by X, Y, and Z offsets. The whole system can be rotated by any angle. This allows any user-defined north arrow direction. X - Specifies the X-direction offset. Y - Specifies the Y-direction offset. Z - Specifies the Z-direction offset.

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Angle - Specifies the north arrow direction: 90 = World positive Y-axis as north direction. This is the default value. 180 = World positive X-axis as north direction. 270 = World negative Y-axis as north direction. 0 = World negative X-axis as north direction.

ISOGEN Project Data Setup Dialog Box


Controls parameters for setting position text (POS) that can be displayed on the isometric drawing file. Review the [Product Folder]\Plant\Isogen\Isogen_Utils\POS_Help.pdf file to locate the POS number associated with each item. These values are stored with the configuration file and are used when an isometric is exported. For I-Configure projects, this is the only option for setting these values. For Project Manager projects, these values can be set from the Project Manager > Project Default dialog boxes or with this dialog box. After typing a value, click the Use check box to store the value in the configuration file. To delete a value from the configuration file, clear the Use box. The values that have the Use box selected display at the top of the dialog box the next time it displays.

ISOGEN Results Dialog Box


Controls parameters for reviewing the results of the ISOGEN extraction. The dialog box displays the success or failure of the extraction in a text box. Open Plot Files - Opens all the generated ISOs in the current session of AutoCAD. The AutoCAD SDI setting must be set to 0 for the option to be available. View Message File - Opens Notepad to display a message file that provides information that could be used when an error was produced. The text file that displays is an .MES file. For more information, read the ISOGEN documentation.

Extract ISOGEN files


1. Click ISOGEN Out . Alternatively, type ISOGENOUT on the command line, and press ENTER. The Select ISOGEN Style dialog box displays. 2. Set up the parameters to meet your requirements. 3. Click OK on the Select ISOGEN Style dialog box. Enter an option [Line number/Select component] <Select component>. 4. Select Line Number to select components using line numbers. Enter an option [List/Select component] <Select component>. 5. Choose List to select the line number from a list. For more information, see Select Item Dialog Box (on page 144). or Choose Select component to select the components by crossing, window, or any other preferred method. You can select components that are from an XREF if the UseObjectsFromXrefs (on page 42) is set to 1. Processed 164 component(s) to file. The components must have been generated with a valid ISOGEN authorized hardware lock. If not, the a message similar to the following displays. Could NOT process 17 component(s) due to permissions failure... Only components drawn with the ISOGEN interface are allowed... No components were written to file... The ISOGEN Results dialog box displays.

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ISOGEN Batch
CADWorx Plant I tab: ISOGEN > ISOGEN Batch Plant menu: Accessory > ISOGEN > ISOGEN Batch Command line: ISOGENBATCH Generates isometrics using ISOGEN for one or more line numbers. The command uses the default settings from the ISOGEN Project Manager. For more information, see ISOGEN Project Manager / I-Configure (on page 113). ISOGENBATCH also exports line number continuation information to ISOGEN.

Extract batch ISOGEN files


1. Click ISOGEN Out . Alternatively, type ISOGENOUT on the command line, and press ENTER. The Select ISOGEN Style dialog box displays. 2. Set up the parameters to meet your requirements. For more information, see ISOGEN Out (on page 104). 3. Click OK on the Select ISOGEN Style dialog box. The software displays the Select Item dialog box which lists all the line numbers available in the model. 4. Select one or more from the available line numbers. For more information, see Select Item Dialog Box (on page 144). CADWorx sends each line number to ISOGEN for processing. ISOGEN might break up the selected line numbers into multiple sheets. Messages similar to the following display: ********** Start processing (1"-IG-915-A1) ********** Sent 38 component(s) to ISOGEN for processing... 1 DXF file(s) created: E:\ISO\NEWPROJECT\IMPERIAL_INCH_ANSI_C\DRAWINGS\1_-IG-915-A1.DXF ********** End processing (1"-IG-915-A1) ********** ********** Start processing (1"-IG-918-A1) ********** Sent 9 component(s) to ISOGEN for processing... 1 DXF file(s) created: E:\ISO\NEWPROJECT\IMPERIAL_INCH_ANSI_C\DRAWINGS\1_-IG-918-A1.DXF ********** End processing (1"-IG-918-A1) ********** ***************************** ********** Summary ********** ***************************** *** Line(s) completed successfully *** 1"-IG-915-A1 1"-IG-918-A1

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*** Total DXF files: 2 *** Line(s) with errors *** None ISOGENBATCH log file written to: C:\Drawings\Model_ISOGEN.log The components must be generated with a valid ISOGEN authorized hardware lock. If not, a message similar to the following displays. Could NOT process 17 component(s) due to permissions failure... Only components drawn with the ISOGEN interface are allowed... No components were written to file... As each line is processed, any errors encountered are displayed on the screen, and a log file is created. The ISOGEN Results dialog box displays. For more information, see ISOGEN Out (on page 104).

ISOGEN Supplemental
CADWorx Plant I tab: ISOGEN > ISOGEN Supplemental Plant menu: Accessory > ISOGEN > ISOGEN Supplemental Command line: ISOGENSUPL Places supplemental ISOGEN blocks in the drawing. There are several types of block available for export to ISOGEN: ISOGEN_Arrow ISOGEN_Wall ISOGEN_Floor ISOGEN_Instrument ISOGEN_BreakIn Arrow, wall, and floor blocks must be inserted along the center line of a pipe component. Instrument blocks must have the instrument line connected to the end of an olet component, TAP component, or a weld gap component. Break in (Tie in) points must be connected to the end point of a component. To add other blocks to this menu, see Introduction. The block name must contain ISOGEN_Arrow, ISOGEN_Instrument, ISOGEN_Wall, ISOGEN_Floor, or ISOGEN_BreakIn for export to ISOGEN. For example, to add another instrument type, you could name the block ISOGEN_Instrument_4, and add it to the menu. If you are placing a flow arrow on a sloped line, align the UCS to the slope before inserting the arrow.

ISOGEN Supplemental Dialog Box


Controls parameters for placing supplemental ISOGEN blocks in the drawing. The folder containing the ISOGEN supplemental blocks displays at the top of the dialog box. List - Displays the available ISOGEN supplemental blocks. Preview - Displays a preview of the selected block.

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Stop Sign
CADWorx Plant I tab: Stop Sign Misc toolbar: Stop Sign Command line: STOPSIGN Places stop sign symbols in the drawing. This symbol is used for designating the starting and ending locations for automatically-generated isometric output. For more information, see ISOGEN Out (on page 104). Stop signs must be at a weld or connection point on the piping system. You place these designators on the drawing and then exports them to the database. This could occur manually with Export Pipe (on page 143) or automatically with Setup Live Database (on page 142). If stop signs are present when using the Database option of the ISOOUT command, you are asked if stop signs should be used in generating the ISOs. Use Stop Signs [Yes/No] <Yes>: If you select Yes, continuity is checked and the ISOs are broken at each stop sign. If there are no line numbers or stop signs present in the database, the following prompt displays. Database does not have any line number or stop signs... When exporting with the Select ISOGEN Style dialog box isometric generator (ISOGEN Out (on page 104) or ISOGEN Batch (on page 106)), stop signs are used, if selected.

ISOGEN Start Point


CADWorx Plant I tab: ISOGEN Start Point Command line: ISOGENSTARTPT Places start point symbols in the drawing.

Offset Tap
CADWorx Plant I tab: Offset Tap Command line: OTAP Creates offset tap connections for use by ISOGEN. Offset taps are for use with large branches. After you create an offset tap connection for a component, you can route piping from that point. Use offset taps for all major branches of the main pipeline. Offset tap is more robust at processing branches then tap connection. Use an offset tap connection if ISOGEN reports discontinuity or tap connection does not produce the necessary results. Verify that the main size is set to the size of the tap before drawing this component. The OTAP command allows several types of pipe-to-pipe connections. The default connection for OTAP is TANGENTIAL (TTSO). To change to another type of connection, change the symbol key (SKEY) value on the ISOGEN Data Dialog Box (on page 64) for the OTAP component. SKEY TTSO TTRF TOSO Connection Type TANGENTIAL TANGENTIAL REINFORCED OFFSET

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TORF TSSO TSRF TESO TERF OFFSET REINFORCED STUB IN STUB IN REINFORCED SET ON SET ON REINFORCED

If the OTAP connects two pipes that are the same size, using the following SKEY produces the following results: TERF, TESO, TSRF, TSSO: The length of pipe for the cut list increases to include the OTAP length. The dimension includes OTAP length. If the OTAP connects two pipes that are the same size, using the following SKEY produces the following results: TORF, TOSO, TTRF, TTSO: The actual length of pipe drawn in the model is used for the cut list. The dimension does not include OTAP length. If the OTAP connects two pipes that are of different sizes (reduction), ISOGEN Option Switch 2 is used for cut length calculation.

Set-on Branch - Calc. to Centre Line of Main Run option with SKEYs: TERF, TESO, TSRF, TSSO:

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The length of pipe for the cut list is increased to include the OTAP length. The dimension includes the OTAP length. Set-on Branch - Calc. to Centre Line of Main Run option with SKEYs: TORF, TTRF, TTSO, TOSO: The actual length of pipe drawn in the model is used for the cut list. The dimension does not include the OTAP length. Set-on Branch - Calc. to Actual Connection Point option with SKEYs: TERF, TESO, TSRF, TSSO: The actual length of the pipe drawn in the model is used for the cut list. The dimension includes the OTAP length. Set-on Branch - Calc. to Actual Connection Point option with SKEYs: TORF, TTRF, TTSO: The length of the pipe for the cut list is adjusted based on the diameter of the main and reduction pipe sizes. The dimension does not include the OTAP length. Set-on Branch - Calc. to Actual Connection Point setting with SKEYs: TOSO: The actual length of the pipe drawn in the model is used for the cut list. The dimension does not include the OTAP length. Option switch 77 Generate PAD Item Code and Show Symbol on Iso option shows a reinforcement pad on OTAP connections with SKEYs: TTRF, TORF, TERF. A CADWorx reinforcement pad does not have to be drawn in the model for these three SKEYs. For all other SKEYs, a CADWorx reinforcement pad must be drawn in the model for it to appear in the ISO drawing.

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ISOGEN option switch 77 No Extra Welds added at Reinforcement Pads, One Extra Weld added at Reinforcement Pads, and Two Extra Welds added at Reinforcement Pads settings control weld numbering at the reinforcement pads. Extra welds are only shown for the following SKEYs: TTRF, TORF, TERF.

Place an offset tap


1. Click Offset Tap . Alternatively, type OTAP on the command line, and press ENTER. 2. Select a point for the tap. This point is normally the inner most endpoint of the tapping component. 3. Select a point on the center line of the component that is being taped. The software places the offset tap.

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PCF Out
CADWorx Plant I tab: ISOGEN > PCF Out Plant menu: Accessory > ISOGEN > PCF Out Command line: PCFOUT Creates a piping component (PCF) file from components selected in the drawing. This command displays the standard file selection dialog box and prompts for a file name.

Extract piping component files


1. Click PCF Out . Alternatively, type PCFOUT on the command line, and press ENTER. The Create dialog box displays. 2. Type the name of the PCF file in the File name box, and click Save. Enter an option [Line number/Select component] <Select component>. 3. Select Line Number to select components using line numbers. Enter an option [List/Select component] <Select component>. 4. Choose List to select the line number from a list. For more information, see Select Item Dialog Box (on page 144). or Choose Select component to select the components by crossing, window, or any other preferred method. You can select components that are from an XREF if the UseObjectsFromXrefs (on page 42) is set to 1. The software processes the components.

PCF In
CADWorx Plant I tab: ISOGEN > PCF In Plant menu: Accessory > ISOGEN > PCF In Command line: PCFIN Imports components into the current drawing from a piping component (PCF) file. The PCF file is usually produced from some other plant design system. This command requires that proper CADWorx specification and data files exist. If the PCF file uses a specification that does not match the CADWorx specification exactly, the model created by PCF In does not function as expected. The function displays a standard file selection dialog box. There is an intervention level. For more information, see System In (on page 174).

Tap
CADWorx Plant I tab: Tap Command line: TAP Creates tap connections for use by ISOGEN. The tap connection are used for small branches. After creating a tap connection for a component, piping can be routed from that point. The CADWorx ISOGEN interface automatically processes numerous types of taps without needing a tap connection. Only use a tap connection if ISOGEN reports a discontinuity. Verify that the main size is set to the size of the tap before drawing this component.

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Place a tap
1. Click Tap . Alternatively, type TAP on the command line, and press ENTER. 2. Select a point for the tap. This point is normally the inner most endpoint of the tapping component. 3. Select a point on the center line of the component that is being taped. The software places the tap.

ISOGEN Project Manager / I-Configure


Generates isometrics. All of the software included with ISOGEN is supplied with an Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) file. This PDF file can be printed or viewed from the computer. The PDFs can be accessed from the program group that is created during installation. We suggest reading the PDF manual prior to contacting for technical support. ISOGEN is installed in a subfolder of CADWorx. There is not an option to install it anywhere else. The program group created during installation provides shortcuts to all the software within these folders. It also provides shortcuts for all the documentation. The information supplied in the CADWorx help file is for general use only. The Isogen_Utils folder contains all the editors that are used to control the format of the automatically generated isometrics. These utilities include the options editor, symbols editor, and others. These applications are required to control the appearance of the ISOGEN isometric. All of the applications have shortcuts in the program group. There are two applications available for creating and maintaining ISOGEN Styles: Project Manager and I-Configure. Project Manager is installed with CADWorx ISOGEN and is located in the [Product Folder]\Plant\ISOGEN\Project_Manager\PIPMAN.EXE file. I-Configure is not installed with CADWorx ISOGEN. The installation executable for I-Configure is located in the [Product Folder]\Plant\I-Configure\Setup.exe file. CADWorx can use ISOGEN styles created by Project Manager or I-Configure.

ISOGEN Information
The following topics provide general ISOGEN information.

Material List Definition


The Material List Definition (MLD) file allows you to customize the ISOGEN material list. The following table shows how CADWorx data is exported to an ISOGEN material list for use with the MLD file. cadworx data (as listed in component edit dialog box) Alpha size ISOGEN MLD Not exported ('N.S.' in the MLD is based on the size stored within the component data.) 'COMPONENT-ATTRIBUTE2'

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Long annotation Line Number Tag Code 'DESCRIPTION' Not available as an MLD item. 'COMPONENT-ATTRIBUTE3' 'ITEM-CODE' (If DataBaseCodesISOGEN (on page 34) = Yes in current configuration settings) 'COMPONENT-ATTRIBUTE4' (If DataBaseCodesISOGEN (on page 34) = No in current configuration settings) 'WEIGHT' Not exported 'QTY' 'COMPONENT-ATTRIBUTE1'

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Weight Sort sequence Length Specification

SKEY Information
The following ISOGEN SKEYs can be used by CADWorx when creating an isometric. ISOGEN SKEY definitions and symbol shapes are available in the Skey.pdf file in the [Product Folder]\Plant\Isogen\Isogen_Utils folder. PRGM # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 CADWorx Name PIPE ELBOW 90 LR BUTTWELD ELBOW 90 SR BUTTWELD ELBOW 90 REDUCING BUTTWELD ELBOW 45 BUTTWELD BEND 180 LR RETURN BUTTWELD BEND 180 SR RETURN BUTTWELD TEE STRAIGHT BUTTWELD TEE REDUCING BUTTWELD REDUCER CONCENTRIC BUTTWELD REDUCER ECCENTRIC BUTTWELD CAP BUTTWELD STRAIGHT CROSS BUTTWELD REDUCING CROSS BUTTWELD LATERAL BUTTWELD ISOGEN Identifier PIPE ELBOW ELBOW ELBOW-REDUCING ELBOW ELBOW ELBOW TEE TEE REDUCER-CONCENTRIC REDUCER-ECCENTRIC CAP CROSS CROSS TEE SKEY (Blank) ELBW ELBW ERBW ELBW EUBW EUBW TEBW TEBW RCBW REBW KABW CRBW CRBW TSBW

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PRGM # 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 CADWorx Name STUB END BUTTWELD LONG WELD NECK FLANGE WELD NECK FLANGE SLIP ON FLANGE BLIND FLANGE LAP JOINT FLANGE SOCKET WELD FLANGE THREADED BOLT GASKET NIPPLE CONCENTRIC SWAGE ECCENTRIC SWAGE 90 LR ELBOW SOCKET WELD 90 STREET ELBOW SOCKET WELD ISOGEN Identifier LAPJOINT-STUBEND FLANGE / NOZZLE FLANGE FLANGE FLANGE-BLIND FLANGE FLANGE FLANGE BOLT GASKET COUPLING REDUCER-CONCENTRIC REDUCER-ECCENTRIC ELBOW ELBOW SKEY FLSE FLWN / NZFS FLWN FLSJ FLBL FLLB FLSW FLSC (Blank) (Blank) NRSC CSPL ESPL ELSW ELSW ERSW ELSW TESW TESW TSSW CRSW RBSC KASW COSW HCSW UNSW RP ELSC ELSC ERSC ELSC

90 REDUCING ELBOW SOCKET WELD ELBOW-REDUCING 45 ELBOW SOCKET WELD STRAIGHT TEE SOCKET WELD REDUCING TEE SOCKET WELD LATERAL SOCKET WELD STRAIGHT CROSS SOCKET WELD REDUCING BUSHING SOCKET WELD CAP SOCKET WELD COUPLING SOCKET WELD HALF COUPLING SOCKET WELD UNION SOCKET WELD BLEED RING 90 LR ELBOW THREADED 90 STREET ELBOW THREADED 90 REDUCING ELBOW THREADED 45 ELBOW THREADED ELBOW TEE TEE TEE CROSS REDUCER-ECCENTRIC CAP COUPLING OLET UNION MISC-COMPONENT ELBOW ELBOW ELBOW-REDUCING ELBOW

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PRGM # 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 CADWorx Name STRAIGHT TEE THREADED REDUCING TEE THREADED LATERAL THREADED STRAIGHT CROSS THREADED REDUCING BUSHING THREADED CAP THREADED COUPLING THREADED HALF COUPLING THREADED UNION THREADED PLUG THREADED SOCKET WELD ELL-O-LET THREADED ELL-O-LET WELD ELL-O-LET SOCK-O-LET THREAD-O-LET WELD-O-LET BALL VALVE FLANGED or BUTTWELD BALL VALVE SOCKET WELD BALL VALVE THREADED BUTTERFLY VALVE FLANGED or BUTTWELD CHECK VALVE FLANGED or BUTTWELD CHECK VALVE SOCKET WELD CHECK VALVE THREADED ISOGEN Identifier TEE TEE TEE CROSS REDUCER-CONCENTRIC CAP COUPLING OLET UNION MISC-COMPONENT ELBOLET ELBOLET ELBOLET OLET OLET OLET VALVE VALVE VALVE VALVE VALVE VALVE VALVE SKEY TESC TESC TSSC CRSC RBSC KASC COSC HCSC UNSC PL CESW CESC CEBW SKSW THSC WTBW VBFL or VBBW VBSW VBSC VYFL or VYBW CKFL or CKBW CKSW CKSC VTFL or VTBW VTSW VTSC VGFL or VGBW VGSW VGSC

GATE VALVE FLANGED or BUTTWELD VALVE GATE VALVE SOCKET WELD GATE VALVE THREADED GLOBE VALVE FLANGED or BUTTWELD GLOBE VALVE SOCKET WELD GLOBE VALVE THREADED VALVE VALVE VALVE VALVE VALVE

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PRGM # 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 CADWorx Name ISOGEN Identifier SKEY VPFL or VPBW VPSW VPSC ARFL or ARBW ARSW ARSC VNSW VNSC V3FL or V3BW V3SW V3SC V4FL or V4BW V4SW V4SC CVFL CVSW CVSC FIFL FISW FISC AVFL or AVBW AVSW AVSC VKSW VKSC SB EXFL

PLUG VALVE FLANGED or BUTTWELD VALVE PLUG VALVE SOCKET WELD PLUG VALVE THREADED RELIEF VALVE FLANGED or BUTTWELD RELIEF VALVE SOCKET WELD RELIEF VALVE THREADED NEEDLE VALVE SOCKET WELD NEEDLE VALVE THREADED 3-WAY VALVE FLANGED or BUTTWELD 3-WAY VALVE SOCKET WELD 3-WAY VALVE THREADED 4-WAY FLANGED or BUTTWELD 4-WAY SOCKET WELD 4-WAY VALVE THREADED CONTROL VALVE FLANGED or BUTTWELD CONTROL VALVE SOCKET WELD CONTROL VALVE THREADED STRAINER FLANGED or BUTTWELD STRAINER SOCKET WELD STRAINER THREADED ANGLE VALVE FLANGED or BUTTWELD ANGLE VALVE SOCKET WELD ANGLE VALVE THREADED GAGE VALVE SOCKET WELD GAGE VALVE THREADED SPECTACLE BLIND EXPANSION BELLOWS VALVE VALVE VALVE-ANGLE VALVE-ANGLE VALVE-ANGLE VALVE VALVE VALVE-3WAY VALVE-3WAY VALVE-3WAY VALVE-4WAY VALVE-4WAY VALVE-4WAY INSTRUMENT INSTRUMENT INSTRUMENT FILTER FILTER FILTER VALVE-ANGLE VALVE-ANGLE VALVE-ANGLE VALVE VALVE MISC-COMPONENT MISC-COMPONENT

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PRGM # 103 to 107 CADWorx Name Symmetrical user shapes: NCFL Non-symmetrical users shapes with two points: NCFL Non-symmetrical users shapes three or more points: XVFL ELBOW 22.5 BUTTWELD ELBOW 11.25 BUTTWELD WYE BW REDUCER CONCENTRIC WITH SOCKET WELD HUB REDUCER CONCENTRIC WITH THREADED HUB ISOGEN Identifier SKEY

MISC-COMPONENT NCFL or (NCFL) or XVFL MULTI-PORT-COMPONEN T (XVFL) ELBOW ELBOW TEE REDUCER-CONCENTRIC REDUCER-CONCENTRIC ELBW ELBW TSBW RCSW RCSC RESW RESC

108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131

REDUCER ECCENTRIC WITH SOCKET REDUCER-ECCENTRIC WELD HUB REDUCER ECCENTRIC WITH THREADED HUB FLANGE REDUCING SO FLANGE REDUCING THREADED FLANGE REDUCING WN COUPLING SOCKET WELD COUPLING THREADED LATERAL-O-LET SOCKET WELD LATERAL-O-LET THREADED LATERAL-O-LET WELD NIP-O-LET THREADED NIP-O-LET PLAIN PIPE FLANGED ELBOW 90 LR FLANGED ELBOW 45 FLANGED TEE STRAIGHT FLANGED REDUCER CONCENTRIC FLANGED REDUCER ECCENTRIC FLANGED WYE FLANGED REDUCER-ECCENTRIC

FLANGE-REDUCING-CON FLRC CENTRIC FLANGE-REDUCING-CON FLRC CENTRIC FLANGE-REDUCING-CON FLRC CENTRIC COUPLING COUPLING OLET OLET OLET OLET OLET PIPE-FIXED ELBOW ELBOW TEE REDUCER-CONCENTRIC REDUCER-ECCENTRIC TEE COSW COSC LASW LASC LABW NISC NIPL FPFL ELFL ELFL TEFL RCFL REFL TSFL

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PRGM # 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 CADWorx Name DIAPHRAGM VALVE SOCKET WELD DIAPHRAGM VALVE THREADED DIAPHRAGM VALVE FLANGED or BUTTWELD ROTARY VALVE SOCKET WELD ROTARY VALVE THREADED ROTARY VALVE FLANGED or BUTTWELD DUAL CHECK VALVE SOCKET WELD DUAL CHECK VALVE THREADED DUAL CHECK VALVE FLANGED or BUTTWELD XBODY GATE VALVE SOCKET WELD XBODY GATE VALVE THREADED XBODY GATE VALVE BW ELBOW 90 WITH SPECIAL END TYPES ISOGEN Identifier VALVE VALVE VALVE VALVE VALVE VALVE VALVE VALVE VALVE VALVE VALVE VALVE ELBOW SKEY VDSW VDSC VDFL or VDBW VRSW VRSC VRFL or VRBW CKSW CKSC CKFL or CKBW VTSW VTSC VTFL EL** ER** EL** TE** TE** CR** CR** TE** RC** RE** MPBW TS** KA**

ELBOW 90 REDUCING WITH SPECIAL ELBOW-REDUCING END TYPES ELBOW 45 WITH SPECIAL END TYPES TEE STRAIGHT WITH SPECIAL END TYPES TEE REDUCING WITH SPECIAL END TYPES CROSS WITH SPECIAL END TYPES CROSS REDUCING WITH SPECIAL END TYPES LATERAL WITH SPECIAL END TYPES REDUCER CONCENTRIC WITH SPECIAL END TYPES REDUCER ECCENTRIC WITH SPECIAL END TYPES STUB WITH SPECIAL END TYPES WYE WITH SPECIAL END TYPES CAP WITH SPECIAL END TYPES ELBOW TEE TEE CROSS CROSS TEE REDUCER-CONCENTRIC REDUCER-ECCENTRIC CONNECTOR TEE CAP

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PRGM # 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 to 197 198 199 CADWorx Name NUT WITH SPECIAL END TYPES BALL VALVE WITH SPECIAL END TYPES BUTTERFLY VALVE WITH SPECIAL END TYPES CHECK VALVE WITH SPECIAL END TYPES GATE VALVE WITH SPECIAL END TYPES GLOBE VALVE WITH SPECIAL END TYPES PLUG VALVE WITH SPECIAL END TYPES 3-WAY VALVE WITH SPECIAL END TYPES ANGLE VALVE WITH SPECIAL END TYPES MULTIPORT 1 VALVE WITH SPECIAL END TYPES MULTIPORT 2 VALVE WITH SPECIAL END TYPES MULTIPORT 3 VALVE WITH SPECIAL END TYPES ELBOW 22.5 WITH SPECIAL END TYPES ELBOW 11.25 WITH SPECIAL END TYPES LATERAL REDUCING WITH SPECIAL END TYPES U-BEND WITH SPECIAL END TYPES WELD GAP (Future Components) GENERIC INSERT WELD GAP Not exported WELD Not exported WW ISOGEN Identifier NUT (BNUT) or CLAMP (CLMP) VALVE VALVE VALVE VALVE VALVE VALVE VALVE-3WAY VALVE-ANGLE VALVE, VALVE-ANGLE, VALVE-3WAY VALVE-MULTIWAY VALVE-MULTIWAY BEND BEND TEE Not exported WELD SKEY BNUT or CLMP VB** VY** VC** VT** VG** VP** V3** AV** ZG**, 2Z**, 3Z** MZ** MZ** BE** BE** TE** Not exported WW

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PRGM # 200 CADWorx Name BENT PIPE ISOGEN Identifier ELBOW, BEND SKEY ELBW, BUBW, PBBW, (Blank) FXBW (Blank) (Blank) (Blank) (Blank) (Blank) (Blank) or PB (Blank) (Blank) TTSO

201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211

MITER PIPE ROLLED PIPE RESTRAINTS PAD or SADDLE RIGID ELEMENT SKIPPED ELEMENT SPECIAL RIGID TUBING STOP SIGN TAP CONNECTION OFFSET TAP CONNECTION

GAP MISC-COMPONENT SUPPORT REINFORCEMENT-PAD GAP GAP GAP PIPE or BEND (PB) ISO-SPLIT-POINT TAP-CONNECTION TEE-SET-ON

End Type Information


CADWorx special end type components are written to the PCF based on the end type used in the data file. CADWorx End Type 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 ISOGEN End Type PL BW FL LN LN MP MP MP MP CL CL CL CL CL

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LNum Panel
CADWorx Plant I tab: LNum You can create and store line numbers in different configuration files for various requirements in a variety of formats. There can be any number of categories within a line number. When you start a new drawing, the line number system is not active by default. Click Setup to automatically assign line numbers when you place components. After you set the line number in the current drawing, it remains set until you change it. Command Name Setup - Modifies line number configurations. For more information, see Setup (on page 124). Command Line NUMBERSETUP

Set - Sets line number from three different sources: a P&ID NUMBERSET project, the current drawing, or a component that you select. For more information, see Set (on page 125). Count - Sets the present line number count value. For more information, see Count (on page 126). Increment - Increases the line number count value. For more information, see Increment (on page 127). Decrement - Decreases the line number count value. For more information, see Decrement (on page 127). Assign - Assigns new or different line numbers to existing components. For more information, see Assign (on page 127). Annotate - Labels components with existing line numbers. For more information, see Annotate (on page 128). Line - Sets the current line number to match that of a component that you select. For more information, see Line (on page 129). Line Isolate - Isolates components based on their line numbers or their specifications. For more information, see Line Isolate (on page 129). NUMBERCOUNT NUMBER+ NUMBERNUMBERASSIGN

NUMBERANNOTATE COMP2LINE

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Setup
CADWorx Plant I tab: LNum > Setup Line Number toolbar: Setup Plant menu: Accessory > Line Numbers > Setup Command line: NUMBERSETUP Modifies any line number configuration. You can turn the line numbering system on or off. If the system is on, it can operate in a static or dynamic mode. In the dynamic mode, CADWorx adjusts the line number according to the size or specification. In the static mode, you must manually change the size and specification. Static is useful when all components and sizes of a particular piping run are required to have the same line number (such as, the 3/4 vent on an 8 process line needs a line number of 8 -150-2001-N). Static line numbering is also useful when selecting runs of piping for other functions with CADWorx. For more information, see LineNumberSystem (on page 37). This system also works with a CADWorx P&ID setup configuration file. You can change the configuration file location in SETUP to use the same project configuration as any P&ID project. For more information, see Setup (on page 26). Click Add in the Category group in this dialog box to select additional fields located in the process lines table of a typical P&ID project database. When using a P&ID project, changes made to a line number configuration within CADWorx reflect within the P&ID project. If the system is not using a CADWorx P&ID setup configuration file, the additional fields are obtained from the DATABASE.TBL file located in the [Product Folder]\Plant\System folder. You must manually edit this file for any modifications required of the existing fields within the default line number system.

Line Numbering System Dialog Box (on page 124)

Line Numbering System Dialog Box


Controls parameters for line numbering systems. The name of the current configuration file displays at the top of the dialog box. You can also use a P&ID project configuration file. Category - Specifies the active process line item. The list contains the process line items from the Database.TBL file in the [Product Folder]\Plant\System folder. You can add these items to any line number system. After you select an item, click Add to place it in the Category list. Highlight the item in the right list box, and then click Delete to remove it from the line number system. You can also type in a value, and then click Add. Add - Adds the item from the Category box to the Category list. Delete - Removes the selected item from the Category list. Separator - Specifies a separator character. Type an alphanumeric value (including special characters such as -, ~, #, or SPACE). Click Add to place it in the Category list. Highlight the item in the Category list, and then click Delete to remove it from the line number system. Add - Adds the separator character to the Category list. Delete - Removes the separator character from the Category list. Default Value - Adds any default value to any category included in the Category list. The size and specification are disabled if the system is set to the dynamic mode. System Off - Indicates that line numbers are not placed in the drawing.

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System On (Dynamic Size/Spec) - Indicates that each component placed in the drawing receives a line number. When this option is cleared, the line number is not placed on the component. System On (Static Size/Spec) - Indicates that the line number system uses the value in the Default value box, including the size and specification. This allows you to type anything for the size and specification. Preview - Displays the line number based on the selected categories. The line number added to components looks similar to the Preview value. Move Up - Moves the selected item higher in the Category list. The new order also displays in the Preview box. Move Down - Moves the selected item lower in the Category list. The new order also displays in the Preview box.

Set
CADWorx Plant I tab: LNum > Set Line Number toolbar: Set Plant menu: Accessory > Line Numbers > Set Command line: NUMBERSET Sets the line number from one of three sources: a P&ID project, the current drawing, or a selected component. P&ID - Requires a valid CADWorx P&ID project using an Access database. If the configuration file is the same as an existing P&ID project, this option automatically supplies all the line numbers within that project from the process lines table. The line numbers supplied are of the same format as the project. If the configuration file is not the same, a standard file dialog box displays requesting the location of the database to use. Current Drawing - Sets the line numbers based on the current drawing. This option searches the entire drawing and displays all the line numbers in the Select Item dialog box. This option requires that the LineNumberSystem (on page 37) variable is set to 2. This is the same as selecting the System On (Static Size/Spec) option in the Line Numbering System dialog box. For more information, see Line Numbering System Dialog Box (on page 124). Component - Sets the line numbers based on a component that you select from the current drawing. This option searches the entire drawing and displays all the line numbers in the Select Item dialog box. This option requires that the LineNumberSystem (on page 37) variable is set to 2. This is the same as selecting the System On (Static Size/Spec) option in the Line Numbering System dialog box. For more information, see Line Numbering System Dialog Box (on page 124).

Select Item Dialog Box (on page 144) What do you want to do?
Set line numbers based on a P&ID project (on page 126) Set line numbers based on the current drawing (on page 126) Set line numbers based on a component (on page 126)

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Set line numbers based on a P&ID project


1. Click Set . Alternatively, type NUMBERSET on the command line and press ENTER. 2. Type P on the command line and press ENTER, or select Process drawings from the popup menu. The Select Database File dialog box displays. 3. Select the P&ID Access database file. 4. Click Open on the Select Database File dialog box. The software sets the line numbers.

Set line numbers based on the current drawing


1. Click Set . Alternatively, type NUMBERSET on the command line and press ENTER. 2. Type D on the command line and press ENTER, or select current Drawing from the popup menu. The Select Item dialog box displays. 3. If needed, use the Filter box to limit the items that display. 4. Select the item to use from the list. 5. Click OK. The software sets the line numbers.

Set line numbers based on a component


1. Click Set . Alternatively, type NUMBERSET on the command line, and press ENTER. 2. Type C on the command line and press ENTER, or select Component from the popup menu. 3. Select the component in the drawing. The software sets the line numbers.

Count
CADWorx Plant I tab: LNum > Count Line Number toolbar: Count Plant menu: Accessory > Line Numbers > Count Command line: NUMBERCOUNT Sets the present line number count value. This option requires that you set the LineNumberSystem (on page 37) variable to 1. This is the same as selecting the System On (Dynamic Size/Spec) option in the Line Numbering System dialog box. For more information, see Line Numbering System Dialog Box (on page 124).

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Set the line count value


1. Click Count . Alternatively, type NUMBERCOUNT on the command line, and press ENTER. 2. Type the line count value on the command line, and press ENTER. The software sets the line count number.

Increment
CADWorx Plant I tab: LNum > Increment Line Number toolbar: Increment Plant menu: Accessory > Line Numbers > Increment Command line: NUMBER+ Increases the line number count value. For example, if the current line count value is 0001, then this increments it to 0002.

Decrement
CADWorx Plant I tab: LNum > Decrement Line Number toolbar: Decrement Plant menu: Accessory > Line Numbers > Decrement Command line: NUMBERDecreases the line number count value. For example, if the current line count value is 0002, this decrements it to 0001.

Assign
CADWorx Plant I tab: LNum > Assign Line Number toolbar: Assign Plant menu: Accessory > Line Numbers > Assign Command line: NUMBERASSIGN Assigns new or different line numbers to existing components. In the static mode, the line number is replaced exactly as it is previewed in the Setup dialog box. This means that a 3/4 line can be assigned a 8-150-2001-N line number. When in dynamic mode, the line number is automatically adjusted and the 3/4 line receives a line number of 3/4-150-2001-N. This is based on the present size and specification listed within the component's data. When selecting a component with a line number already attached, a message appears. Select Yes to assign the component the new line number. You can make your selection by window, fence, or by individually selecting a component. During the process, a rubberband cursor appears indicating which component is being assigned the new line number.

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Assign line numbers


1. Click Assign . Alternatively, type NUMBERASSIGN on the command line, and press ENTER. Current line number is 4"-150-HWS-3001-N. 2. Select all the components requiring a new number. 3. Press ENTER to finish the selection process. If the component already has a line number, a prompt appears confirming replacement. Component has existing line number of 4"-150-HWS-3001-N Replace with line number of 2"-150-HWS-3001-N 4. Type N on the command line and press ENTER, or select No from the popup menu to leave the line numbers as they are. Type Y on the command line and press ENTER, or select Yes from the popup menu to replace the line numbers. Type A on the command line and press ENTER, or select yes to All from the popup menu to skip all future prompts and replace the line numbers. The software assigns the line numbers.

Annotate
CADWorx Plant I tab: LNum > Annotate Line Number toolbar: Annotate Plant menu: Accessory > Line Numbers > Annotate Command line: NUMBERANNOTATE Labels components with existing line numbers. The text size is based upon the AutoCAD environment variable TEXTSIZE and is placed on the default text layer. You can select individual components to annotate. During the labeling process, a rubberband cursor appears indicating which component is being labeled.

Label components with line numbers


1. Click Annotate . Alternatively, type NUMBERANNOTATE on the command line, and press ENTER. 2. Select the components to annotate. 3. Select the point for the annotation. 4. Select the direction for the annotation, or type the angle for the annotation on the command line and press ENTER. The software places the annotation.

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Line
CADWorx Plant I tab: LNum > Line Setting toolbar: Line Plant menu: Utility > Set Component > Line Command line: COMP2LINE Sets the current line number by selecting a component with the required line number. Any components created after running this command use the new line number. This option requires that you set the LineNumberSystem (on page 37) variable to 2. This is the same as selecting the System On (Static Size/Spec) option in the Line Numbering System dialog box. For more information, see Line Numbering System Dialog Box (on page 124).

Set the current line number to that of a component


1. Click Line . Alternatively, type COMP2LINE on the command line, and press ENTER. 2. Select a component in the drawing. CADWorx displays the line number.

Line Isolate
Plant menu: Utility > Line Isolate Command line: LINEISOLATE Isolates components based on their line numbers or their specifications. You can use this command to isolate an entire line number or to isolate one line number and include surrounding buildings or equipment. It can also turn off any isolation of components or surrounding equipment and building. Isolate - Isolates only components with particular specifications or line numbers. This option hides all objects including non-CADWorx objects in the drawing. To make them visible again, run this command again and select the Show all option. Partial isolate - Works similar to the Isolate option, except that it leaves the surrounding graphics (building, equipment, dimensions, and so on) visible. This option has the same additional options as Isolate. Show all - Turns off any isolation and makes all objects in the drawing visible. Spec - Lists all specs used in the model. You can select one or more specifications to isolate. Line number - Lists all line numbers used in the drawing. You can select one or more line numbers to isolate. List - Displays a dialog box listing either the specifications or line numbers within the drawing. You can select one or more items using the standard Windows selection methods. Select component - Select a component in the drawing.

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Pipe BOM / DB Panel


CADWorx Plant I tab > Steel BOM DB Panel Command Description Command line

BOM Setup - Customizes the Bill of Material schedule to any style BOMSETUP or layout that you need. For more information, see Bill of Material Setup (on page 132). Cut BOM - Generates a Bill of Material schedule listing each piece BOMCUT of pipe with a length and a tag. For more information, see Cut Pipe Bill of Material (on page 134). Total BOM - Generates a Bill of Material schedule with one tag for BOMTOTAL a total length of pipe in each size. For more information, see Total Pipe Bill of Material (on page 136). Single BOM - Generates a Bill of Material schedule with each BOMSINGLE selected object on a line by itself. For more information, see Single Pipe Bill of Material (on page 138). Export BOM - Exports the steel Bill of Material schedule to an external file format that you specify. For more information, see Export Pipe Bill of Material (on page 139). Import BOM - Imports a database into a Bill a Material schedule. For more information, see Import Pipe Bill of Material (on page 141). Delete BOM - Deletes all entities designated for Bill of Material. For more information, see Delete Bill of Material (on page 141). Tag Toggle - Turns on and off the placement of tags. For more information, see Tag Toggle Bill of Material (on page 141). Tag Location - Moves a tag. For more information, see Tag Location (on page 141). Insert Tag - Places a tag on the drawing without having to run a Bill of Material. For more information, see Insert Tag (on page 142). BOMEXPORT

BOMIMPORT

BOMDELETE TAGTOGGLE TAGRELOCATE TAGINSERT

Setup Live Database - Links the drawing to an external database. LIVEDB For more information, see Setup Live Database (on page 142). Export Pipe - Exports CADWorx component information to a DBFGEN Microsoft Access or Microsoft Excel file. For more information, see Export Pipe (on page 143). Import Pipe - Imports and draws CADWorx components from a DBFIN Microsoft Access or Microsoft Excel file. For more information, see Import Pipe (on page 145).

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Audit Pipe Database - Maintains the database for each component in the drawing that has data attached. For more information, see Audit Pipe Database (on page 145). DBAUDIT

Synchronize - Checks all components in the drawing and updates SYNC them according to the current value in the database. For more information, see Synchronize Pipe Database (on page 146). C.G. Generator - Calculates the center of gravity for selected pipe CG members. For more information, see C.G. Generator (on page 147).

Bill of Material Setup


CADWorx Plant I tab: Pipe BOM / DB > Setup Pipe BOM / DB toolbar: Setup Plant menu: Bill of Material > Setup Command line: BOMSETUP Customizes the Bill of Material schedule to any style or layout that you need. Using this dialog box, you can specify column widths, provide the schedule direction (up or down), provide user specified headings for columns, allow alignment of columns, and the selection of over 30 different entries into the schedule. You can arrange the columns in any order. Bill of material lengths are based on DIMLFAC, DIMDEC, and DIMLUNIT. Use the Tag Toggle Bill of Material (on page 141) command to turn the tags on and off in the schedule.

Bill of Material Setup Dialog Box


Defines or edits the Bill of Material (BOM) schedule template. The template is stored in the configuration file listed at the top of the dialog. Database Columns Available - Lists all the information that you can include in the BOM. These columns can be added to any schedule template in any order using Add. There are six special columns: USER1, USER2, USER3, USER4, USER5, UNIT. These columns are blank in the BOM. You can manually enter data after the BOM is generated. PT4_X, PT4_Y and PT4 _Z are the world coordinate system location of the approximate center point of the component. BOM Columns Selected - Shows all the columns that have been selected and their order of appearance in the schedule from left (top of list box) to right (bottom of list box). Use Sort Order to set the order by which these columns are sorted. Add and Remove - Moves selected columns between the Database Columns Available and BOM Columns Selected lists. You can also move a column to the other list by double-clicking the column name in the list. Alignment - Specifies the text alignment for the selected column. Grow Direction - Specifies whether the schedule should start at the top and work its way down or start at the bottom and work its way up. Move Up and Move Down - Defines the column order in the BOM. Select a column in the BOM Columns Selected list, and then click Move Up to place the column further left in the BOM. Click Move Down to place the selected column further right in the BOM.

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Move Up and Move Down do not set the sort order of the BOM, only the placement of the columns. Use Sort Order to define the sort order. Column title - Specifies the text heading for the selected column. Column width - Specifies the width for the selected column. Sort Order - Controls the sort order and accumulation of pipe components in the BOM. For more information, see BOM Sort Order / Accumulation Dialog Box (on page 134).

What do you want to do?


Add or remove properties from BOM (on page 133) Change the column order (on page 133) Change text alignment in columns (on page 133) Change the BOM sorting and accumulation (on page 134)

Add or remove properties from BOM


1. On the Pipe BOM / DB panel, click Setup . You can also type BOMSETUP in the command line. The Bill of Material Setup dialog box displays. 2. To add a property to the BOM, double-click the property in the Database Columns Available list. Use the Column title and Column width boxes to define the column heading text and the column width respectively. 3. To remove a property from the BOM, double-click the property in the BOM Columns Selected list. 4. Click OK.

Change the column order


1. On the Pipe BOM / DB panel, click Setup . You can also type BOMSETUP in the command line. The Bill of Material Setup dialog box displays. 2. Select the column to move in the BOM Columns Selected list. 3. Use Move Up and Move Down to change the column order. The column order in the list top to bottom is the column order in the BOM from left to right. 4. Click OK.

Change text alignment in columns


1. On the Pipe BOM / DB panel, click Setup . You can also type BOMSETUP in the command line. The Bill of Material Setup dialog box displays. Select the column to edit in the BOM Columns Selected list. Select Left, Center, or Right to control the vertical text justification in the selected column. Select Downward or Upward to control the horizontal alignment of the text in the selected column. Click OK.

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Change the BOM sorting and accumulation


1. On the Pipe BOM / DB panel, click Setup . You can also type BOMSETUP in the command line. The Bill of Material Setup dialog box displays. Click Sort Order. The BOM Sort Order / Accumulation Control Setup dialog box displays. Move the columns that you want to sort with to the BOM Columns Selected list. Use Move Up and Move Down to specify which columns are sorted first in the BOM. Select a column and use the Ascending and Descending options to control how information in that column is sorted. Ascending means sorting from small numbers to larger numbers (1 to 100) and from A to Z. Descending is large number to smaller (100 to 1) and Z to A. Click OK on the BOM Sort Order dialog box. Click OK on the Bill of Material Setup dialog box.

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BOM Sort Order / Accumulation Dialog Box


Controls the sort order of the BOM. Columns that you place in the BOM Columns Selected list are used to sort the BOM starting with the top column, then the second column, and so forth. Use Move Up and Move Down to change the order in which the BOM is sorted. This dialog box also controls the accumulation of piping components. If two valves have different TAG values and you do not want these to accumulate, then you need to add TAG to the BOM Columns Selected list. BOM Columns Available - Lists all the information on a steel member that you can use to sort the BOM. These columns can be used to sort using Add. BOM Columns Selected - Shows all the columns that have been selected for sorting and their sort order from top to bottom. Add and Remove - Moves selected columns between the BOM Columns Available and BOM Columns Selected lists. You can also move a column to the other list by double-clicking on the column name in the list. Column Sort - Controls additional sorting on each selected column. Ascending means sorting from small numbers to larger numbers (1 to 100) and from A to Z. If you want the BOM to sort from large size piping to small size piping, use Descending for MAIN_NOM and RED_NOM. Move Up and Move Down - Defines the sort order in the BOM. Select a column in the BOM Columns Selected list, and then click Move Up to sort that column before other columns. Click Move Down to sort the column after columns higher in the list.

Cut Pipe Bill of Material


CADWorx Plant I tab: Pipe BOM / DB > Cut Pipe BOM / DB toolbar: Cut Plant menu: Bill of Material > Run > Cut Command line: BOMCUT

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Generates a Bill of Material schedule listing each piece of pipe with a length and a tag. Identical items are accumulated in the quantity column. Bill of material lengths are based on DIMLFAC, DIMDEC, and DIMLUNIT. Counter - Select this option to start the tag counter at any positive nonzero integer. When set, the command resumes requesting that you pick Manual placement or Automatic placement of tags. Manual placement - Select to insert tags manually. You are prompted for the tag location. The software adds a rubber band line attached to the component extending to the specified tag location. You must continue specifying locations until the last components tag has been placed. Automatic placement - Select to have CADWorx insert tags automatically. In model space, CADWorx places the tag in the direction (tag to component) provided. In paper space, this prompt does not appear if the tag optimization is on. For more information, see BomTagOptimize (on page 32). The schedule's text size is based on the AutoCAD setvar TEXTSIZE. If this text size is larger than the schedule spacing, the following message appears and the Bill of Material generation stops. The schedule spacing is controlled by the BomScheduleSpacing (on page 32) variable in the Configuration Settings.

A common mistake in AutoCAD is to apply a text height while setting up a text style. If the height is specified in the text style dialog, then there is no other way of controlling the size. The text size is set to the size in the dialog regardless of what the TEXTSIZE variable is set to. CADWorx performs special optimization for automatic tag placement while in paper space only. This optimization places tags in non-overlapping positions and is controlled by the BomTagOptimize variable in the current configuration settings. For more information regarding this functionality and its controls, see BomTagOptimize (on page 32).

What do you want to do?


Cut BOM using Automatic placement (on page 135) Cut BOM using Manual placement (on page 136)

Cut BOM using Automatic placement


1. On the Pipe BOM / DB panel, click Cut . You can also type BOMCUT in the command line. 2. Select the Automatic placement option. 3. Enter the placement angle for the tag. 4. Specify a point in the drawing for the upper right corner of the BOM schedule.

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5. Select the pipe components to include in the BOM. Right-click or press ENTER when you are finished. The BOM is generated.

Cut BOM using Manual placement


1. On the Pipe BOM / DB panel, click Cut 2. 3. 4. 5. . You can also type BOMCUT in the command line. Select the Manual placement option. Specify a point in the drawing for the upper right corner of the BOM schedule. Select the pipe components to include in the BOM. Right-click or press ENTER when you are finished. Specify the tag location for each component you selected. The BOM is generated.

Total Pipe Bill of Material


CADWorx Plant I tab: Pipe BOM / DB > Total Pipe BOM / DB toolbar: Total Plant menu: Bill of Material > Run > Total Command line: BOMTOTAL Generates a Bill of Material schedule with one tag for a total length of pipe in each size. Identical long annotation items are accumulated in the length column. Bill of Material lengths are based on DIMLFAC, DIMDEC, and DIMLUNIT. Counter - Select this option to start the tag counter at any positive nonzero integer. When set, the command resumes requesting that you pick Manual placement or Automatic placement of tags. Manual placement - Select to insert tags manually. You are prompted for the tag location. The software adds a rubber band line attached to the component extending to the specified tag location. You must continue specifying locations until the last components tag has been placed. Automatic placement - Select to have CADWorx insert tags automatically. In model space, CADWorx places the tag in the direction (tag to component) provided. In paper space, this prompt does not appear if the tag optimization is on. For more information, see BomTagOptimize (on page 32).

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The schedule's text size is based on the AutoCAD setvar TEXTSIZE. If this text size is larger than the schedule spacing, the following message appears and the Bill of Material generation stops. The schedule spacing is controlled by the BomScheduleSpacing (on page 32) variable in the Configuration Settings.

A common mistake in AutoCAD is to apply a text height while setting up a text style. If the height is specified in the text style dialog, then there is no other way of controlling the size. The text size is set to the size in the dialog regardless of what the TEXTSIZE variable is set to. CADWorx performs special optimization for automatic tag placement while in paper space only. This optimization places tags in non-overlapping positions and is controlled by the BomTagOptimize variable in the current configuration settings. For more information regarding this functionality and its controls, see BomTagOptimize (on page 32).

What do you want to do?


Total BOM using Automatic placement (on page 137) Total BOM using Manual placement (on page 137)

Total BOM using Automatic placement


1. On the Pipe BOM / DB panel, click Total 2. 3. 4. 5. . You can also type BOMTOTAL in the command line. Select the Automatic placement option. Enter the placement angle for the tag. Specify a point in the drawing for the upper right corner of the BOM schedule. Select the pipe components to include in the BOM. Right-click or press ENTER when you are finished. The BOM is generated.

Total BOM using Manual placement


1. On the Pipe BOM / DB panel, click Total 2. 3. 4. 5. . You can also type BOMTOTAL in the command line. Select the Manual placement option. Specify a point in the drawing for the upper right corner of the BOM schedule. Select the pipe components to include in the BOM. Right-click or press ENTER when you are finished. Specify the tag location for each component you selected. The BOM is generated.

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Single Pipe Bill of Material


CADWorx Plant I tab: Pipe BOM / DB > Single Pipe BOM / DB toolbar: Single Plant menu: Bill of Material > Run > Single Command line: BOMSINGLE Generates a Bill of Material schedule with each selected object having its own line in the schedule. Bill of material lengths are based on DIMLFAC, DIMDEC, and DIMLUNIT. Counter - Select this option to start the tag counter at any positive nonzero integer. When set, the command resumes requesting that you pick Manual placement or Automatic placement of tags. Manual placement - Select to insert tags manually. You are prompted for the tag location. The software adds a rubber band line attached to the component extending to the specified tag location. You must continue specifying locations until the last components tag has been placed. Automatic placement - Select to have CADWorx insert tags automatically. In model space, CADWorx places the tag in the direction (tag to component) provided. In paper space, this prompt does not appear if the tag optimization is on. For more information, see BomTagOptimize (on page 32). The schedule's text size is based on the AutoCAD setvar TEXTSIZE. If this text size is larger than the schedule spacing, the following message appears and the Bill of Material generation stops. The schedule spacing is controlled by the BomScheduleSpacing (on page 32) variable in the Configuration Settings.

A common mistake in AutoCAD is to apply a text height while setting up a text style. If the height is specified in the text style dialog, then there is no other way of controlling the size. The text size is set to the size in the dialog regardless of what the TEXTSIZE variable is set to. CADWorx performs special optimization for automatic tag placement while in paper space only. This optimization places tags in non-overlapping positions and is controlled by the BomTagOptimize variable in the current configuration settings. For more information regarding this functionality and its controls, see BomTagOptimize (on page 32).

What do you want to do?


Single BOM using Automatic placement (on page 139) Single BOM using Manual placement (on page 139)

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Single BOM using Automatic placement


1. On the Pipe BOM / DB panel, click Single 2. 3. 4. 5. . You can also type BOMSINGLE in the command line. Select the Automatic placement option. Enter the placement angle for the tag. Specify a point in the drawing for the upper right corner of the BOM schedule. Select the pipe components to include in the BOM. Right-click or press ENTER when you are finished. The BOM is generated.

Single BOM using Manual placement


1. On the Pipe BOM / DB panel, click Single 2. 3. 4. 5. . You can also type BOMSINGLE in the command line. Select the Manual placement option. Specify a point in the drawing for the upper right corner of the BOM schedule. Select the pipe components to include in the BOM. Right-click or press ENTER when you are finished. Specify the tag location for each component you selected. The BOM is generated.

Export Pipe Bill of Material


CADWorx Plant I tab: Pipe BOM / DB > Export Pipe BOM / DB toolbar: Export Plant menu: Bill of Material > Export Command line: BOMEXPORT Exports the steel Bill of Material schedule to an external file format that you specify. The schedule for the Bill of Material is defined using Bill of Material Setup (on page 132). CADWorx can export the Bill of Material schedules to: Access file (*.mdb) Excel file (*.xls) Text file (*.txt) HTML file (*.htm) When exporting data to Microsoft Excel, numeric data is exported as text and is preceded by a single quote. This single quote prevents you from totaling the column in Excel. To correct this in Excel, select the column and then select Data > Text To Columns. Step through the wizard selecting the Delimited option and Tab as the Delimiter check box. This changes the data from text to numbers. In Imperial/Inch settings, length is exported in feet and inches, which cannot be totaled in Excel. To export length in decimal format, change the current AutoCAD Dimension Style settings Primary Units format to decimal. An additional command called BOMEXTERNAL is available to export a project database to a file based on the columns chosen in the BOMSETUP. 1. On the Pipe BOM / DB panel, click Export .

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You can also type BOMEXPORT in the command line. Specify if you want an Cut, Total, or Single BOM. Select the objects to include in the BOM. Right-click or press ENTER when you are finished. In the Save as type box, select the file format that you want. Type the file name, and specify the folder location. Click Save.

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Import Pipe Bill of Material


Plant menu: Bill of Material > Import Command line: BOMIMPORT Imports a database into a Bill of Material schedule on the present drawing. The schedule is generated using the BOMSETUP parameters, see Bill of Material Setup (on page 132). You can import only Access files (*.mdb) formats created with the DBFGEN command. For more information, see Export Pipe (on page 143). This command cannot be used to import data from the files generated with the BOMEXPORT command because BOMEXPORT exports only partial field information. BOMIMPORT command expects all the fields to be present. 1. Select Plant > Bill of Material > Import. You can also type BOMIMPORT in the command line. 2. Specify if you want an Cut length, Total length, or Single item BOM. 3. Select to use the current database or to select another database. The current database displays in the command line area. 4. Select the upper right corner location of the Bill of Material in the drawing.

Delete Bill of Material


Plant menu: Bill of Material > Delete Command line: BOMDELETE Deletes all entities that are on the layer designated for Bill of Materials in the current configuration settings. This option cannot be used for deleting partial tags or for deleting the schedule only. 1. Select Plant > Bill of Material > Delete. You can also type BOMDELETE in the command line.

Tag Toggle Bill of Material


Plant menu: Bill of Material > Tag > Toggle Command line: TAGTOGGLE Toggle Bill of Material tags in the schedule on and off. 1. Select Plant > Bill of Material > Tag > Toggle. You can also type TAGTOGGLE in the command line.

Tag Location
Plant menu: Utilities > Nozzle Schedule > Tag > Location Command line: TAGRELOCATE (EQUIPTAGRELOCATE in CADWorx Equipment) Relocates a tag. This command is useful when tags are placed on top of each other. Optionally, this command deletes the connector line from the item mark to the component. This is useful when multiple items are required for one location, such as gaskets and bolts associated with a flange. Tags and the associated leader lines are grouped. This makes them easier to manipulate. You can use the AutoCAD Group command to un-group the items and manually rearrange them.

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Insert Tag
Plant menu: Utilities > Nozzle Schedule > Tag > Insert Command line: TAGINSERT (EQUIPTAGINSERT in CADWorx Equipment) Places tags on the drawing without having to run the main Bill of Material generator. The tag is scaled according to the present text size.

Setup Live Database


CADWorx Plant I tab: Pipe BOM / DB > Setup Pipe BOM / DB toolbar: Setup Plant menu: Accessory > Database > Setup Command line: LIVEDB CADWorx supports a fully functional live external database. Use this command to define the database settings that are saved to the configuration file listed. When a drawing is opened and a configuration file is located in the same folder, the drawing initializes according to that configuration file using a live database or not. When a component is deleted from the drawing and there is a live database active, that component is marked for deletion in the database. When the drawing is closed, if the drawing is not saved the item is not deleted from the database. If the drawing is saved, then the item is deleted from the database. All changes to live database settings take effect in the next drawing session. On/Off - Turns the live database system on and off. When on, all components drawn are updated instantaneously to the database. Changes can be made in the drawing or in the database. When off, all CADWorx component information is stored only within the drawing. Database Type - Select the type of database to use as the live database. Depending on the type chosen, the path to the database or schema is displayed. Access Path - Defines the Microsoft Access database information. Click Create Table to create the PIPE table in the database when creating a new database. Click Select File to specify an existing database. SQL Server Database Name and Schema - Defines the Microsoft SQL Server database information. You must have already created the ODBC schemas (refer to the installation guide for help). Type the database name in the Database box. Type the ODBC schema name in the Schema box, either Plant_SQL_SERVER or Steel_SQL_SERVER. Oracle Schema - Defines the Oracle database information. Type the ODBC schema name in the Schema box. Startup Dialog Options - Sets the database option on CADWorx startup. No dialog (new drawings are in Live DB) - Select to place new drawings automatically in the database. Selecting this option requires that a new drawing be named and saved immediately on creation. Drawings that use a live database must be in the same folder with the appropriate configuration file. No dialog (new drawings are not in Live DB) - Select to not add new drawings to the database. You can add drawings to the live database later using this command. Show dialog - Select to display a dialog box on which you can choose to use a database or not. Existing components in drawings can be added to the database by using DBFGEN for Pipe or SDBFGEN for Steel. For more information, see Export Pipe (on page 143).

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Export Pipe
CADWorx Plant I tab: Pipe BOM / DB > Export Pipe BOM / DB toolbar: Export Plant menu: Accessory > Database > Export Command line: DBFGEN Exports CADWorx component information to a Microsoft Access or Microsoft Excel file. When using live database, this command updates the appropriate database setup for the drawing. Database Type - Select Access to write to a Microsoft Access file, or select Excel to write to a Microsoft Excel file. Browse - Click to define the file name and folder location. The disabled boxes at the bottom of the dialog display the file name and folder in use. Append/Sync - Synchronizes the drawing and the database file by removing entries from the database that no longer exist in the drawing and updating components in the database according to the drawing. You can use this command once a day or five times an hour to maintain the database according to the drawing. Many users can append to the same database file at the same time. New - Creates a new database file based on the chosen folder and database type. 1. On the Pipe BOM / DB panel, click Export . You can also type DBFGEN in the command line. Enter an option [Line number/Select component] <Select component>. Select Line Number to select components using line numbers. Enter an option [List/Select component] <Select component>. Choose List to select the line number from a list. For more information, see Select Item Dialog Box (on page 144). or Choose Select component to select the needed components by crossing, window, or any other preferred method. Select the components to write to the database file. Right-click or press ENTER when you are finished. The Select Database Type dialog box displays. Select Access or Excel to define the file type. Click Browse, and define the folder and file name. Select New if you are creating a new file. or Select Append/Sync if you want to synchronize an existing file. Click OK. If live database is being used, the prompt Continue to update live database? [Yes/No] <Yes>: displays. Click Yes to update the database. or Click No to stop updating the live database.

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Lists all the line number or specifications in the drawing (or database). You can select multiple items using the CTRL or SHIFT keys. Filter - Enter a wildcard filter to limit the items available in the list. The filter is case sensitive.

Wildcards
Character # (pound) @ (at) . (period) * (asterisk) Used to Matches any single numeric digit Matches any single alphabetic character Matches any single non-alphanumeric character Matches any character sequence, including an empty one, and it can be used anywhere in the search pattern: beginning, middle, or end

? (question mark) Matches any single character ~ (tilde) [...] [~...] - (hyphen) , (comma) ` (reverse quote) If it is the first character in the pattern, it matches anything except the pattern Matches any one of the characters enclosed Matches any single character not enclosed Used inside brackets to specify a range for a single character Separates two patterns Escapes special characters (reads next character literally)

In the example below, lines with 2C or A1 display for selection.

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Import Pipe
CADWorx Plant I tab: Pipe BOM / DB > Import Pipe BOM / DB toolbar: Import Plant menu: Accessory > Database > Import Command line: DBFIN Imports and draws CADWorx components from a Microsoft Access or Microsoft Excel file. This command is not available when you are using a live database. You can select one or more drawings to import. CADWorx then draws the imported components in single line mode. These can be converted to any other modes using the Mode Convert (on page 70) tools available. 1. On the Pipe BOM / DB panel, click Import . You can also type DBFIN in the command line. The Select Database File dialog box displays. Browse to and select the file to import. Click Open. The Select Item dialog box displays. Select the drawings in the file to import into the active drawing. Click OK.

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Audit Pipe Database


CADWorx Plant I tab: Pipe BOM / DB > Audit Pipe BOM / DB toolbar: Audit Plant menu: Accessory > Database > Audit Command line: DBAUDIT Maintains the database for each component in the drawing that has data attached. Use this command whenever the drawing or the database has any problems. If a problem is found in the drawing, for example a component in the database is not present in the drawing, you have the option to delete this component in the database or to simply ignore it. 1. On the Pipe BOM / DB panel, click Audit . You can also type DBAUDIT in the command line. The Select Database File dialog box displays. Browse to and select the file to audit against the drawing. Click Open. The message Checking objects in this drawing with rows in the database displays. If no problems are found, the message Audit completed displays. If a problem is found, you are prompted to delete the row from the database. Select Yes to delete the row. Select No to ignore the row.

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Synchronize Pipe Database


CADWorx Plant I tab: Pipe BOM / DB > Synchronize Pipe BOM / DB toolbar: Synchronize Plant menu: Accessory > Database > Synchronize Command line: SYNC Checks all components in the drawing and updates them according to the current value in the database. This command does not write new records to the database for new components that are in the model but are not in the database. You need to use Setup Live Database (on page 142) before using this command. When a drawing has a live database attached, you can open the database and edit the ALPHA_SIZE, SHORT_DESC, LONG_DESC, TAG, LINE_NUM, DB_CODE, and WEIGHT values in the PIPE table. Changing any other column value does not have any effect on the drawing. If the SPEC_FILE column value is changed, the values in the other columns listed above are ignored. The SPEC_FILE column value must be changed to an existing valid specification. The column values listed above are updated according to the information derived from the specification. When a specification is changed, it must match the base rating of the specification. For example, changing a component from a 150 lb rated specification to a 300 lb rated specification causes discontinuity within the drawing. This discontinuity does not present itself until a mode convert is performed on the component.

1. On the Pipe BOM / DB panel, click Synchronize

You can also type SYNC in the command line. 2. Click Yes to confirm that you want to synchronize the drawing with the database.

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C.G. Generator
CADWorx Plant I tab: Pipe BOM / DB > C.G. Generator Pipe BOM / DB toolbar: C.G. Generator Plant menu: Accessory > C.G. Generator Command line: CG This routine provides center of gravity calculations for components drawn in X,Y planes (2D plans) or in X,Y,Z planes (3D Model). It does not provide center of gravity locations for equipment and other miscellaneous items that do not have a centerline xdata. You can use a generic attach (from Plant>Toolbars>Misc) which provides the center of gravity location and weight. Selection can be done by crossing, window, or selecting individual component centerlines. 1. On the Pipe BOM / DB panel, click C.G. Generator . Enter an option [Line number/Select component] <Select component>. 2. Select Line Number to select components using line numbers. Enter an option [List/Select component] <Select component>. 3. Choose List to select the line number from a list. For more information, see Select Item Dialog Box (on page 144). or Choose Select component to select the needed components by crossing, window, or any other preferred method. Select objects: 99 found (not necessarily the number of components) 44 were filtered out. Select objects: select more or enter to end The next option writes the information to an external file. You can hit enter for no file or enter a file name. Enter name of file or enter for none: C:\CG\32-002.CGC View file [Yes/No] <Yes>: enter to view items If you answered yes to the preceding prompt, they are able to view the contents of the file name above. If you just hit enter at the prompt asking for a file name, no file written, they are still be able to view the contents of CADWorx's default file. A list of items scrolls by of each component found. It is best to write to a file, then view it with a text editor (NOTEPAD). Total count...55 items Listing...finished Items.... Weight Sum = 1759.22 lb Sum (X * W) = 44829.7300 ft-lb Sum (Y * W) = 25511.6400 ft-lb Sum (Z * W) = 4750.8520 ft-lb The Center of Gravity X,Y,Z is 25.4827 ft 14.5017 ft 2.7005 ft Insert drawing marker [Yes/No] <Yes>: To combine center of gravity reports from steel and piping components, take the weight summations and add them together. Take each separate moment (ft-lb) X, Y, Z and add them together separately. To find the new X centroid location, divide the total X moment by the total weight. To find the new Y and Z centroid location, divide them by the total weight.

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Misc Panel
CADWorx Plant I tab: Misc Command Name Auto Connect - Turns automatic connection on or off. For more information, see Auto Connect (on page 150). Command Line CONNECTOG

Group On/Off - Turns on or off the grouping of the GROUPTOG centerline of the component with the accompanying graphics. For more information, see Group On/Off (on page 150). Weld Size - Sets the default size of the weld dots that accompany single line components. For more information, see Weld Size (on page 151). WELDSIZE

Top Works Add - Adds top works to a valve already drawn TOPWORKSADD in the model. For more information, see Top Works Add (on page 151) Top Works Change - Changes the orientation of or deletes top works already associated with a valve. For more information, see Top Works Change (on page 151). System Out - Creates a CAESAR II input file. For more information, see System Out (on page 152). Create - Creates symmetrical or non-symmetrical user shape components. For more information, see User Shapes (on page 153). Generic Attach - Attaches information to any generic AutoCAD object in the drawing. For more information, see Generic Attach (on page 173). System In - Reads a CAESAR II input file. For more information, see System In (on page 174). Elbow Centerline - Turns on or off elbow centerlines for use with isometrics. For more information, see Elbow Centerline (on page 175). ISO Flag - Sets a flag in the component indicating that the present stored length should be used regardless of what type of length modifications are made to the pipe component. For more information, see ISO Flag (on page 175). TOPWORKSCHANGE

C2OUT USERCREATE

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Dim Adjustment - Adjusts a dimension when the pipe DIMADJUST segments of a particular run have been adjusted or modified with the ISO flag command. For more information, see Dim Adjustment (on page 175). System Visibility - Turns on or off visibility of components usually located on the system layer. For more information, see System Visibility (on page 177). SYSVIS

Auto Connect
CADWorx Plant I tab: Misc > Auto Connect Plant menu: Utility > Drawing Control > Auto Connect Settings toolbar: Command line: CONNECTTOG Turns automatic connection on or off. Auto connection provides minimum prompts and makes certain assumptions. The last component placed in the drawing provides the starting point for the next component. The direction of the last component indicates the direction of the new component. If you select a component which requires a second direction, such as an elbow, or tee, there are additional prompts requesting the direction. Typical elbow - Prompts you for a direction. Pipe with an arbitrary length - Prompts you for an end point. Elbow pointing up or down - Prompts you for a direction. This is useful for placing components down a line. It can dramatically decrease the time required to place components in assemblies, such as control valve bypass loops. If you have run any type of mode conversion, the last point is not available. The software prompts you to pick the starting point. Auto Connect does not work in conjunction with Router (on page 191).

Group On/Off
CADWorx Plant I tab: Misc > Group On/Off Plant menu: Utility > Drawing Control > Group On/Off Settings toolbar: Command line: GROUPTOG Turns on or off the grouping of the centerline of the component with the accompanying graphics. This is useful for selecting any piece of the component rather than only the centerline. By default, grouping is turned on.

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Weld Size
CADWorx Plant I tab: Misc > Weld Size Plant menu: Utility > Drawing Control > Weld Size Command line: WELDSIZE Specifies the default size of the weld dots that accompany single line components. This command also allows for the change of weld dots already placed in the drawing.

What do you want to do?


Specify the weld dot size for a single line pipe (on page 151) Change all of the weld dots on a drawing Change individual weld dots

Specify the weld dot size for a single line pipe


1. Click Weld Size . Alternatively, type WELDSIZE on the command line, and press ENTER. 2. Type the new weld size on the command line, and press ENTER. The software changes the weld dot size.

Top Works Add


CADWorx Plant I tab: Misc > Top Works Add Operators toolbar: Top Works Add Command line: TOPWORKSADD Adds top works to a valve already drawn in the model.

Top Works Change


CADWorx Plant I tab: Misc > Top Works Change Operators toolbar: Top Works Change Command line: TOPWORKSCHANGE Changes the orientation of or deletes top works already associated with a valve.

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System Out
CADWorx Plant I tab: MISC > System Out Plant menu: Accessory > CAESAR II > System Out Command line: C2OUT Creates a CAESAR II input file. This input file can then be used in CAESAR II without any modification. Components selected in the drawing convert to the appropriate elements for the stress model. For example, a tee connected to pipe in all directions is represented with one node at the intersection instead of four (three at the ends and one at the intersection). This provides the stress analyst a model that is ready for use. All pertinent information is transferred (weights, wall thickness, and so on). The selection process in the drawing environment is available in two ways. The first requires selecting the components with the standard selection processes in AutoCAD. This can include selection by crossing, window or any other preferred method. The second selection process allows the selection by line number or selecting a component with an existing line number. The database option is not available with this command.

Generate a CAESAR II input file


1. Click System Out . Alternatively, type C2OUT on the command line, and press ENTER. The CAESAR II Input File dialog box displays. 2. Specify the location and file name for the file, and click Save. Enter an option [Line number/Select component] <Select component>. 3. Select Line Number to select components using line numbers. Enter an option [List/Select component] <Select component>. 4. Choose List to select the line number from a list. For more information, see Select Item Dialog Box (on page 144). or Choose Select component to select the needed components by crossing, window, or any other preferred method. Provide start locations [Yes/No] <No> 5. Select Yes to provide a start and direction, or select No to process all of the components. 6. Press ENTER to finish the selection.

Example
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Select the starting point at node 10. Select anywhere along the centerline toward node 90 for a direction. Select the intersection at 30, and then select a direction toward 50. Select a point at 40 and then select a direction toward 50. Select the intersection at 50 and then select a direction toward 70. You could let CAESAR II automatically node the rest of the model, or you could finish by manually selecting the next point at 30 and then selecting a direction toward 90. 7. Select a point at 50 and then select a direction toward 110. 8. Select a point at 40 and then select a direction toward 150.

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Make sure Ortho is off, and use OSnap NEArest to pick along centerlines for directions.

User Shapes
CADWorx Plant I tab: Misc > Create Misc toolbar: Create Command line: USERCREATE Creates symmetrical or nonsymmetrical user shape components. Symmetrical shapes require you to draw an outline that can be used to create the user component. Non-symmetrical shapes require a block or an object completely drawn in 2D and 3D that represents the complete component. A symmetrical object can be converted from 2D to 3D Mode, or vice versa, using the mode convert (on page 70) commands. It does not allow double-line to single-line conversion in 2D mode. Non-symmetrical shapes can only convert between isometric and solids (Convert Isometric (on page 71) or 3D Solids (on page 71)). 1. Create the component. 2. Modify the specification.

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3. Click Create , or type USERCREATE on the command line and press ENTER. The Define User Shape dialog box displays. Each dialog box option is explained below. User shape components can also be tagged as optional components in the specification. This allows for an infinite number of additional components. For symmetrically shaped components, draw a 2D polyline indicating the outline of the shape. The symmetrical shape is limited to straight lines between vertices in the polyline. In other words, there cannot be a fillet radius on any corner of the polyline. If fillets exist, the routine draws them with chamfered corners. Draw only half of the shape on one side of the centerline. We recommend preparing an outline before trying to draw the polyline. For example, draw the component using standard AutoCAD methods or CADWorx components, and then draw a polyline around the contour. For symmetrical shapes, the polyline may overlap as shown in the example below for 2D solids (drawn to each indicated point, PT1, PT2, and so on). For use with 3D solids, the polyline cannot overlap (there cannot be a PT4 or PT7). If the polyline overlaps, an ACIS error occurs indicating the object cannot be revolved. For non-symmetrically shaped components, you must first create a 2D and 3D representation. This representation needs to show all the required details of the component. The 3D representation is used when in the 3D drawing mode. It can be used for orthographic and model-type representation. The 2D representation is used when in the 2D isometric drawing mode. After the polyline or components are complete, click Create . This creates a data file in the required folder with the required file name. For non-symmetrically shaped components, it also creates two drawing files: one 2D and one 3D. The drawing names have appended in square brackets, the size and drawing mode (for example, [4.0-3D]). The file name must be unique. User Shapes are stored in Product Folder]\Plant\Spec\UserShape_I. You can change were User Shapes are stored under Folder Settings in the Define User Shape dialog box. Make sure to set a default size and specification first. Create creating components with different sizes. must be run multiple times for

Component Setup
Name - Specifies the name of the user shape. There is a 20 character limit. Number - Specifies the number of the user shape. Select a number in the range of 1 to 5. Specification - Sets the specification for the user shape. Assign to Spec - Assigns the user shape to other specifications. Save to Catalog - Saves the user shape to the catalog.

Folder Settings
Folder - Defines the save location for the user shape. Browse - Enables you to search the computer folders for a specific location.

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Type - Sets the type selection for the user shape. Block - Specifies a block to form the shape. If the component is created on layer 0, it inherits the specification color when inserted. This option requires a fully developed component drawn to the correct size with AutoCAD or CADWorx. The software removes any attached extended entity data. This option is used with non-symmetrical components. Select Polyline - Specifies a polyline to form the shape. The software automatically extracts all the points from the selected polyline. You must first select the reference and end points. This option is used with symmetrical components. Pick Point - Specifies each point required to form the shape. You must first select the reference and end points (PT1 and PT37 in the following figure). This option is used with symmetrical components. Press ENTER to end the sequence.

Main Size - Sets the main size of the user shape. Reduction Size - Sets the reduction size of the user shape. Select 3D Solid - Creates 3D user shapes. Select 2D Double Line - Creates 2D double line user shapes. Select 2D Single Line - Creates 2d single line user shapes. Define Connections - Defines the end type connection for the user shape. You can select Buttweld, Socket, Threaded, or Flanges. The user shape must have been previously selected with either Select 3D Solid, Select 2D Double Line, or Select 2D Single Line. If the component is less than 1/16" long (2 mm when in metric mode), the associated xdata is in an inserted block named XATB. It is located on the default layer named SYSTEM instead of the CL layer so that it does not plot or display while this layer is turned off. If the component is non-symmetrical, there is an inserted block named NATB located at the start point. This block, like the XATB block, contains all the associated xdata and acts as any other component. When a 2D representation of a non-symmetrical component is not present (that is, only the 3D representation option is used) and the component is converted to the 3D mode, the NATB remains. This block can be converted to 2D but does not have any graphics in the 3D mode. The NATB and XATB blocks can be moved and controlled just as any other CADWorx component.

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BOM Type - Sets the bill of material type for the user shape. Color - Sets the color of the user shape. Layer - Sets the layer for the user shape. This setting defaults to the layer named as the specification in the Define User Shape dialog box. Material - Sets the material type of the user shape. Density - Sets the density of the user shape. Weight - Sets the weight of the user shape Length - Sets the length of the user shape. Sort Sequence - Sets the sort sequence of the user shape. Optional Component - Sets the user shape as an optional component. With the use of optional components, a specification file can have an unlimited number of user shapes.

Description
Long - Describes the component in long format. Short - Describes the component in short format. Tag - Tags the user shape with the entered information. Notes - Sets other information about the user shape.

Isogen Symbol Information


Identifier - Identifies the isogenic information for the component. SKEY - Sets the SKEY for the user shape.

Rating
Component Class - Sets the specification class for the user shape. Temperature Rating - Sets the highest temperature allowed for the user shape. Pressure Rating - Sets the highest pounds per square inch allowed for the component.

Define User Shape Dialog Box buttons


OK - Creates the user shape. Cancel - Cancels creation of the user shape. Help - Displays the online help file.

When placing non-symmetrical user shapes


Up - Rolls the component by 90 degrees. This option turns the component up if the non-symmetrical component has a branch-like extrusion. Down - Rolls the component by 90 degrees. This option turns the component down if the non-symmetrical component has a branch-like extrusion. Roll - Allows the non-symmetrical user shape to be rolled at any angle. When the component has been flipped with one of the mirror options, the angle may need to be negative. If the rolled angle input is incorrect, retype the angle as a negative to correct it. When the component has been turned up or down with one of the options above, rolling is from that location.

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mirrorX - Mirrors the non-symmetrical user shape along the X-axis. After a shape has been mirrored, it has an effect on all the options above. Run this option again to place the component back in its original position. mirrorY - Mirrors the nonsymmetrical user shape along the Y-axis. After a shape has been mirrored, it has an effect on all the options above. Run this option again to place the component back in its original position. mirrorZ - Mirrors the nonsymmetrical user shape along the Z-axis. After a shape has been mirrored, it has an effect on all the options above. Run this option again to place the component back in its original position. <Pick rotation> - Rotates the nonsymmetrical user shape by the angle you specify. This option causes the command to exit, and the options above become unavailable. This should be the last option chosen.

What do you want to do?


Create a user shape file (on page 157) Edit an existing user shape (on page 158) Create a user shape from points (on page 162) Create a user shape from a polyline (on page 164) Create a user shape from a block (on page 165) Create a 3D user shape (on page 167) Create a 2D user shape (on page 168) Create a 2D single line user shape (on page 170) Add a user shape to a specification (on page 171) Place a symmetrical user shape in the drawing (on page 172) Place a nonsymmetrical user shape in the drawing (on page 172)

Create a user shape file


1. Click Create . Alternatively, type USERCREATE on the command line, and press ENTER. The Define User Shape dialog box displays. 2. Type the name of the user shape in the Name box. 3. Select a user shape number in the Number list. The available numbers are 1 through 5. 4. Select a specification in the Specification list. 5. If you want the user shape saved in the catalog then select the Save to catalog check box. 6. 7. 8. 9. This is the default setting. Select the type of the user shape in the Type list. Select the main size in the Main Size list. If the component reduces, select the Reducing check box. The Reducing Size list becomes available. Select the reducing size in the Reducing Size list.

Do not mix reducing and non-reducing components in the same file. 10. Click Select 3D Solid, Select 2D Double Line, or Select 2D Single Line and follow the prompts.

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11. Click Define Connections. Pick direction. 12. Select a direction in the drawing. Set End Type for this connection: [Buttweld/Socket/Threaded/Flanges]<Butt weld End Type>. 13. Select an end type for the user shape. Pick connection 1 or <Enter to finish>. 14. If you have more than one connection point select each one as prompted and then press ENTER when finished. The Define User Shape dialog box displays. Connection points indicate where other equipment or components attach to the nonsymmetrical user shape. These points are very important when exporting the model and affect the scaling if not properly selected. Select the bill of material type in the BOM Type list. Select the color of the user shape in the Color list. Type the layer number of the component in the Layer box. If available, select the material information for the user shape in the Material list. Type the density of the component in the Density box. Type the weight of the component in the Weight box. Type the length of the component in the Length box. Type the sort sequence for the user shape in the Sort Sequence box. Select Optional Component to make this component an optional component. Type the long description in the Long box. The long description is used within the data file. Type the short description in the Short box. Type the tag information in the Tag box. Type notes in the Notes box, if needed. The software may automatically define the next five options. If so, you can change or use the information as needed. Type the ISOGEN identifier in the Identifier box. Select an SKEY in the SKEY list. Type the component class in the Component Class box. Type the temperature rating in the Temperature Rating box. Type the pressure rating in the Pressure Rating box. Click OK. The software creates the user shape.

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The user shape is now available on the Misc (on page 498) toolbar. For more information on placing the user shape, see Place a symmetrical user shape in the drawing (on page 172) or Place a nonsymmetrical user shape in the drawing (on page 172).

Edit an existing user shape


1. Click Create . Alternatively, type USERCREATE on the command line, and press ENTER. 2. Select the name of the user shape, you want to modify, in the Name box.

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The software auto-populates the boxes with the information you used when you initially created the shape. 3. Change any other data as needed. 4. When finished making changes to the file, click OK. The software updates the user shape. The user shape is now available on the Misc (on page 498) toolbar. For more information on placing the user shape, see Place a symmetrical user shape in the drawing (on page 172) or Place a nonsymmetrical user shape in the drawing (on page 172).

Edit by redefining connection points


Command line: EDITUSERSHAPE Enables you to redefine connection points on user shapes. When you import legacy user shape data, the software may not map the connection points. Use EDITUSERSHAPE to define the user shape connection points. 1. Type EDITUSERSHAPE on the command line, and then press ENTER. 2. Select the user shape to edit. 3. Select connection points for each point you want to change, and then select an end type. 4. Changing the connections points and end types, and then press ENTER to finish. The connection points update in the drawing and the catalog, with routing points added to the user shape.

ISOGEN Export Options


Select connection points based on the images below, where one is the first pick, two is the second pick, and so on. For MISC-COMPONENT-OFFSET, point 1 and point 2 are required. Point 3 and Point 4 are optional.

PCF Identification Valid SKEY Connection Connection Points Order Points


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Create a user shape from points


1. Click Create . Alternatively, type USERCREATE on the command line, and press ENTER. The Define User Shape dialog box displays. 2. Type the name of the user shape in the Name box. 3. Select a user shape number in the Number list. The available numbers are 1 through 5. 4. Select a specification in the Specification list. 5. If you want the user shape saved in the catalog then select the Save to catalog check box. This is the default setting. 6. Select Pick Points in the Type list. 7. Click Select. Pick point.

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8. Select points on the drawing based on the following graphic.

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Pick insertion point. Select an insertion point on the shape. Pick end point. Select an end point on the drawing. If reducing is selected as the insertion point you receive the following prompt. If not skip to step 12. Set start connection as reducing [Yes/No]<No>. Select the required option. Set End Type at start connection:[Buttweld/Socket/Threaded/Flanges]<Butt weld end type>. Select the required option. Set End Type at end connection:[Buttweld/Socket/Threaded/Flanges]<Butt weld end type>. Select the required option. The Define User Shape dialog box displays. Select the main size in the Main Size list. If the component reduces, select the Reducing check box. The Reducing Size list becomes available. Select the reducing size in the Reducing Size list. Do not mix reducing and non-reducing components in the same file. Select the bill of material type in the BOM Type list. For more information, see User Shapes (on page 153). Select the color of the user shape in the Color list. Type the layer number of the component in the Layer box. If available, select the material information for the user shape in the Material list. Type the density of the component in the Density box. Type the weight of the component in the Weight box. Type the length of the component in the Length box. Type the sort sequence for the user shape in the Sort Sequence box. Select Optional Component if you want this to be an optional component. Type the long description in the Long box. The long description is used within the data file. Type the short description in the Short box.

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27. Type the tag information in the Tag box. 28. Type notes in the Notes box, if needed. The software may automatically define the next five options. If so, you can change or use the information as needed. Type the ISOGEN identifier in the Identifier box. Select an SKEY in the SKEY list. Type the component class in the Component Class box. Type the temperature rating in the Temperature Rating box. Type the pressure rating in the Pressure Rating box. Click OK. The software creates the user shape.

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Create a user shape from a polyline


1. Click Create . Alternatively, type USERCREATE on the command line, and press ENTER. The Define User Shape dialog box displays. 2. Type the name of the user shape in the Name box. 3. Select a user shape number in the Number list. The available numbers are 1 through 5. 4. Select a specification in the Specification list. 5. If you want the user shape saved in the catalog then select the Save to catalog check box. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. This is the default setting. Select Polyline in the Type list. Click Select. Select polyline. Select the polyline that defines the shape. The Selection dialog box displays. Select the required option. Pick insertion point. Select the insertion point on the model. Pick end point. Select the end point on the model.

The prompt below only displays if you have a reducing component in the user shape. Set start connection as reducing [Yes/No]<No>. 12. Select the required option. Set End Type at start connection:[Buttweld/Socket/Threaded/Flanges]<Butt weld End Type>. 13. Select the required option. Set EndType at end connection:[Buttweld/Socket/Threaded/Flanges]<Butt weld End Type>. The Define User Shape dialog box displays. 14. Select the main size in the Main Size list.

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15. If the component reduces, select the Reducing check box. The Reducing Size list becomes available. 16. Select the reducing size in the Reducing Size list. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. Do not mix reducing and non-reducing components in the same file. Select the bill of material type in the BOM Type list. Select the color of the user shape in the Color list. Type the layer number of the component in the Layer box. If available, select the material information for the user shape in the Material list. Type the density of the component in the Density box. Type the weight of the component in the Weight box. Type the length of the component in the Length box. Type the sort sequence for the user shape in the Sort Sequence box. Select Optional Component if you want this to be an optional component. Type the long description in the Long box. The long description is used within the data file. Type the short description in the Short box. Type the tag information in the Tag box. Type notes in the Notes box, if needed. The software may automatically define the next five options. If so, you can change or use the information as needed. Type the ISOGEN identifier in the Identifier box. Select an SKEY in the SKEY list. Type the component class in the Component Class box. Type the temperature rating in the Temperature Rating box. Type the pressure rating in the Pressure Rating box. Click OK. The software creates the user shape. The user shape is now available on the Misc (on page 498) toolbar. For more information on placing the user shape, see Place a symmetrical user shape in the drawing (on page 172) or Place a nonsymmetrical user shape in the drawing (on page 172).

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Create a user shape from a block


1. Click Create . Alternatively, type USERCREATE on the command line, and press ENTER. The Define User Shape dialog box displays. 2. Type the name of the user shape in the Name box. 3. Select a user shape number in the Number list. The available numbers are 1 through 5. 4. Select a specification in the Specification list. 5. If you want the user shape saved in the catalog then select the Save to catalog check box. This is the default setting. 6. Select Block from the Type list. 7. Select the main size in the Main Size list. 8. If the component reduces, select the Reducing check box.

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The Reducing Size list becomes available. 9. Select the reducing size in the Reducing Size list. 10. 11. 12. Do not mix reducing and non-reducing components in the same file. Click Select 3D Solid, Select 2D Double Line, or Select 2D Single Line and follow the prompts. Click Define Connections. Pick direction. Select a direction in the drawing. Set End Type for this connection: [Buttweld/Socket/Threaded/Flanges]<Butt weld End Type>. Select an end type for the connection. Pick connection 1 or <Enter to finish>. Select a connection point on the drawing. Pick direction. Select a direction in the drawing. Set End Type for this connection: [Buttweld/Socket/Threaded/Flanges]<Butt weld End Type>. Select an end type for the connection. Pick connection 2 or <Enter to finish>. Press ENTER to finish. The Define User Shape dialog box displays. Connection points indicate where other equipment or components attach to the nonsymmetrical user shape. These points are very important when exporting the model and affect the scaling if not properly selected. Select the bill of material type in the BOM Type list. Select the color of the user shape in the Color list. Type the layer number of the component in the Layer box. If available, select the material information for the user shape in the Material list. Type the density of the component in the Density box. Type the weight of the component in the Weight box. Type the length of the component in the Length box. Type the sort sequence for the user shape in the Sort Sequence box. Select Optional Component if you want this to be an optional component. Type the long description in the Long box. The long description is used within the data file. Type the short description in the Short box. Type the tag information in the Tag box. Type notes in the Notes box, if needed. The software may automatically define the next five options. If so, you can change or use the information as needed. Type the ISOGEN identifier in the Identifier box. Select an SKEY in the SKEY list. Type the component class in the Component Class box. Type the temperature rating in the Temperature Rating box.

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35. Type the pressure rating in the Pressure Rating box. 36. Click OK. The software creates the user shape. The user shape is now available on the Misc (on page 498) toolbar. For more information on placing the user shape, see Place a symmetrical user shape in the drawing (on page 172) or Place a nonsymmetrical user shape in the drawing (on page 172).

Create a 3D user shape


1. Click Create . Alternatively, type USERCREATE on the command line, and press ENTER. The Define User Shape dialog box displays. 2. Type the name of the user shape in the Name box. 3. Select a user shape number in the Number list. The available numbers are 1 through 5. 4. Select a specification in the Specification list. 5. If you want the user shape saved in the catalog then select the Save to catalog check box. This is the default setting. 6. Select the type of the user shape in the Type list. 7. Select the main size in the Main Size list. 8. If the component reduces, click the Reducing check box. The Reducing Size list becomes available. 9. Select the reducing size in the Reducing Size list. Do not mix reducing and non-reducing components in the same file. 10. Click Select 3D Solid. Select 3D solid representation. 11. Click a point in the upper left of the drawing, drag the mouse, and then click in the lower right of the drawing to select the entire user shape to create. Press ENTER to finish selection. Pick insert point. 12. Select an insertion point on the component. 13. Click Define Connections. Pick direction. 14. Select a direction in the drawing. Set End Type for this connection: [Buttweld/Socket/Threaded/Flanges]<Butt weld End Type>. 15. Select an end type for the user shape. Pick connection 1 or <Enter to finish>. 16. If you have more than one connection point select each one as prompted, and then press ENTER when finished. The Define User Shape dialog box displays. Connection points indicate where other equipment or components attach to the nonsymmetrical user shape. These points are very important when exporting the model and affect the scaling if not properly selected. 17. Select the bill of material type in the BOM Type list.

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18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. Select the color of the user shape in the Color list. Type the layer number of the component in the Layer box. If available, select the material information for the user shape in the Material list. Type the density of the component in the Density box. Type the weight of the component in the Weight box. Type the length of the component in the Length box. Type the sort sequence for the user shape in the Sort Sequence box. Select Optional Component if you want this to be an optional component. Type the long description in the Long box. The long description is used within the data file. Type the short description in the Short box. Type the tag information in the Tag box. Type notes in the Notes box, if needed. The software may automatically define the next five options. If so, you can change or use the information as needed. Type the ISOGEN identifier in the Identifier box. Select an SKEY in the SKEY list. Type the component class in the Component Class box. Type the temperature rating in the Temperature Rating box. Type the pressure rating in the Pressure Rating box. Click OK. The software creates the user shape. The user shape is now available on the Misc (on page 498) toolbar. For more information on placing the user shape, see Place a symmetrical user shape in the drawing (on page 172) or Place a nonsymmetrical user shape in the drawing (on page 172).

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Create a 2D user shape


1. Click Create . Alternatively, type USERCREATE on the command line, and press ENTER. The Define User Shape dialog box displays. 2. Type the name of the user shape in the Name box. 3. Select a user shape number in the Number list. The available numbers are 1 through 5. 4. Select a specification in the Specification list. 5. If you want the user shape saved in the catalog then select the Save to catalog check box. This is the default setting. 6. Select the type of the user shape in the Type list. 7. Select the main size in the Main Size list. 8. If the component reduces, select the Reducing check box. The Reducing Size list becomes available. 9. Select the reducing size in the Reducing Size list. Do not mix reducing and non-reducing components in the same file. 10. Click Select 2D Double Line. Select 2D double line representation.

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11. Click a point in the upper left of the drawing, drag the mouse, and then click in the lower right of the drawing to select the entire user shape to create. Press ENTER to finish selection. Pick insert point. 12. Select an insertion point on the component. 13. Click Define Connections. Pick direction. 14. Select a direction in the drawing. Set End Type for this connection: [Buttweld/Socket/Threaded/Flanges]<Butt weld End Type>. 15. Select an end type for the user shape. Pick connection 1 or <Enter to finish>. 16. If you have more than one connection point, select each one as prompted, and then press ENTER when finished. The Define User Shape dialog box displays. Connection points indicate where other equipment or components attach to the nonsymmetrical user shape. These points are very important when exporting the model and affect the scaling if not properly selected. Select the bill of material type in the BOM Type list. Select the color of the user shape in the Color list. Type the layer number of the component in the Layer box. If available, select the material information for the user shape in the Material list. Type the density of the component in the Density box. Type the weight of the component in the Weight box. Type the length of the component in the Length box. Type the sort sequence for the user shape in the Sort Sequence box. Select Optional Component if you want this to be an optional component. Type the long description in the Long box. The long description is used within the data file. Type the short description in the Short box. Type the tag information in the Tag box. Type notes in the Notes box, if needed. The software may automatically define the next five options. If so, you can change or use the information as needed. Type the ISOGEN identifier in the Identifier box. Select an SKEY in the SKEY list. Type the component class in the Component Class box. Type the temperature rating in the Temperature Rating box. Type the pressure rating in the Pressure Rating box. Click OK. The software creates the user shape. The user shape is now available on the Misc (on page 498) toolbar. For more information on placing the user shape, see Place a symmetrical user shape in the drawing (on page 172) or Place a nonsymmetrical user shape in the drawing (on page 172).

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Create a 2D single line user shape


1. Click Create . Alternatively, type USERCREATE on the command line, and press ENTER. The Define User Shape dialog box displays. 2. Type the name of the user shape in the Name box. 3. Select a user shape number in the Number list. The available numbers are 1 through 5. 4. Select a specification in the Specification list. 5. If you want the user shape saved in the catalog then select the Save to catalog check box. This is the default setting. 6. Select the type of the user shape in the Type list. 7. Select the main size in the Main Size list. 8. If the component reduces, select the Reducing check box. The Reducing Size list becomes available. 9. Select the reducing size in the Reducing Size list. 10. 11. Do not mix reducing and non-reducing components in the same file. Click Select 2D Single Line. Select 2D single line representation. Click a point in the upper left of the drawing, drag the mouse, and then click in the lower right of the drawing to select the entire user shape to create. Press ENTER to finish selection. Pick insert point. Select an insertion point on the component. Click Define Connections. Pick direction. Select a direction in the drawing. Set End Type for this connection: [Buttweld/Socket/Threaded/Flanges]<Butt weld End Type>. Select an end type for the user shape. Pick connection 1 or <Enter to finish>. If you have more than one connection point, select each one as prompted, and then press ENTER when finished. The Define User Shape dialog box displays. Connection points indicate where other equipment or components attach to the nonsymmetrical user shape. These points are very important when exporting the model and affect the scaling if not properly selected. Select the bill of material type in the BOM Type list. Select the color of the user shape in the Color list. Type the layer number of the component in the Layer box. If available, select the material information for the user shape in the Material list. Type the density of the component in the Density box. Type the weight of the component in the Weight box. Type the length of the component in the Length box.

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24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. Type the sort sequence for the user shape in the Sort Sequence box. Select Optional Component if you want this to be an optional component. Type the long description in the Long box. The long description is used within the data file. Type the short description in the Short box. Type the tag information in the Tag box. Type notes in the Notes box, if needed. The software may automatically define the next five options. If so, you can change or use the information as needed. Type the ISOGEN identifier in the Identifier box. Select an SKEY in the SKEY list. Type the component class in the Component Class box. Type the temperature rating in the Temperature Rating box. Type the pressure rating in the Pressure Rating box. Click OK. The software creates the user shape. The user shape is now available on the Misc (on page 498) toolbar. For more information on placing the user shape, see Place a symmetrical user shape in the drawing (on page 172) or Place a nonsymmetrical user shape in the drawing (on page 172).

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Add a user shape to a specification


Adds a user shape to the specification. 1. If Spec Editor is already displayed skip to step 2. Click Start Spec Editor on the spec view palette. Alternatively, click Spec Editor on the desktop. The Specification Editor software opens. Click File > Open. The Open File dialog box displays. Select a catalog, and then click Open. The Catalog Data window displays. Click the (+) sign on the Data Tables folder. The Data Tables list displays. .

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5. Right-click User Shapes, and select Add Data Table The New Usershape Table displays. 6. Type the name of the table in the Name box. 7. Select a user type in the Type list. 8. Select a size table in the Size Table list. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

You can select and clear multiple sizes by clicking the Size Table ellipsis. Select the Reducing Component check box if you want this to be a reducing component. Type the user shape folder name in the Usershape Folder box. Type the part number in the Part Number box. Type the description of the user shape in the Description box. Click OK.

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The user shape file appears under the User Shape category in the Data Tables folder, and also to the right of Catalog Data, in the Main Table List View. 14. Click File > Save to save the changes to the catalog. You can now enter information for the specifics of the user shape that you have added to this specification catalog. For more information, see Add a new data table in CADWorx Spec Editor User's Guide.

Place a symmetrical user shape in the drawing


1. Click and hold Create on the Misc toolbar. A list of numbered buttons displays.

2. Click the numbered button associated with the shape to place. 3. Select a point in the drawing. 4. Select a direction in the drawing, or type Up or Down. The software places the shape in the drawing.

Place a nonsymmetrical user shape in the drawing


1. Click and hold Create on the Misc toolbar. A list of numbered buttons displays.

2. Click the numbered button associated with the shape to place. 3. Select the start point for the shape in the drawing. 4. Select the rotation option that meets your requirements. The software places the shape in the drawing.

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Generic Attach
CADWorx Plant I tab: Misc > Generic Attachment Misc toolbar: Generic Attach Command line: GENERIC Attaches information to any generic AutoCAD object in the drawing. You can use the information later in bill of material extraction, labeling, and so forth. After manually constructing a component, use this routine to attach xdata information. You cannot attach information to a CADWorx object or component. To pinpoint the center of gravity locations use the Osnap commands. For example, to place information on a beam and have it correctly reflect the center of gravity, draw a centerline and pick MIDpoint, NEArest to the end of the centerline, or the exact location.

Place a generic attachment in the drawing


1. Click Generic Attachment . Alternatively, type GENERIC on the command line, and press ENTER. The Generic Attach dialog box displays. 2. Alpha Size auto-populates with the main size already selected when you set up the drawing. Type the alpha size in the Alpha size box if you need to change it. 3. Type an abbreviated description, such as PUMP 2X1X8, in the Short annotation box. 4. Type a complete description, such as PUMP, INGERSOLL-RAND, MODEL HOC, 2X1X8, in the Long annotation box. 5. Type a line number in the Line number box, if you want to assign a line number to the component. 6. Type the tag in the Tag box. 7. Type the code in the Code box, if you want to assign a code to the component. 8. Type the weight of the component in the Weight box. 9. Type the sort sequence number for the bill of material schedule location in the Sort sequence box. 10. Type the length of the component in the Length box. 11. Change the Coordinates if available and needed. 12. Select Existing in the Miscellaneous column, if needed. 13. Change the BOM Item Type, if needed. 14. If BOM Mark Point is available, change as needed. 15. Click Attach. Select an entity. 16. Select the object to attach the information. The software attaches the information to the object, and a red arrow displays indicating where you attached the information. Select another entity or Enter to stop. 17. Select other objects as needed, and press ENTER when finished. The software attaches the information to the object.

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System In
CADWorx Plant I tab: Misc > System In Plant menu: Accessory > CAESAR II > System In Command line: C2IN Reads a CAESAR II input file. You must select the necessary ._A or .C2 file. This is the input file created by CAESAR II or the output facility in CADWorx. After you select the input file, a dialog box indicating that the file was read displays. Make sure that the CAESARVersion (on page 34) startup variable is set to match your CAESAR II installation. If this variable is set to 3.2, and the C2IN command is issued on a file created or modified with CAESAR II 4.40, then an error message displays indicating that the valid file is corrupt.

The next prompt requires that a specification be set. Although, there might be an existing specification set, confirmation or a new specification is required. The specification might not be used. The input facility in CADWorx attempts to determine the proper specification for the component being input from data in the CAESAR II input file. The input facility or the data in the input file does not always indicate a specification. Therefore, a default specification needs to be set for these components. Caesar - Derives the descriptive information within any new components from the material passed back from CAESAR II and the name of the purposed component located in the PRGM.TBL file. This file is located in the [Product Folder]\Plant\System folder. The system automatically assigns all the required paths for data files which might be used later for reconstruction (such as mode conversion). If the material was not supplied in CAESAR II, then this option uses the description from the specification but does not populate the line number. Environment - Assigns the component information based on the default specification. It also assigns a line number if there is a current line numbering system setup. You are responsible for the correct line number being set before importing. This option overrides any material sent from CAESAR II. For example, if A-133-B material type was chosen in CAESAR II, and the default specification above dictated A-106-B as the material type, this option would override the A-333-B grade and place A-106-B in the component. The full description would be from the default specification set above.

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Read a CAESAR II input file


1. Click System In . Alternatively, type C2IN on the command line, and press ENTER. The CAESAR II Input File dialog box displays. 2. Select the file to read, and click Open. 3. Set the default specification, or press ENTER to use the current specification. The software reads the CAESAR II input file. 4. Select the option that meets your requirements. The software writes the CAESAR II components in the drawing.

Elbow Centerline
Plant menu: Utility > Drawing Control > Elbow Center Line Command line: ELBOWCL Turns on or off elbow centerlines for use with isometrics. When toggled on, it provides square elbow centerlines which can be used for dimensioning. This also produces attractive isometrics.

ISO Flag
Plant menu: Utility > ISO Flag Command line: ISOFLAG Sets a flag in the component indicating that the present stored length should be used regardless of what type of length modifications are made to the pipe component. This command only affects pipes and nipples. This is useful when adjusting a pipe which is to be used in an isometric. For example, if you use this command before stretching a pipe which was 120'-0" long to 5'-0" long, the Bill of Material generator reflects a 120'-0" long piece of pipe. The components xdata is flagged when using the CEDIT dialog box.

Dim Adjustment
Pipe menu: Utility Dim Adjustment Command line: DIMADJUST Adjusts a dimension when the pipe segments of a particular run have been adjusted or modified with the ISO flag command. For more information, see ISO Flag (on page 175). This command works with the associate dimensioning setvar DIMASSOC on. The command also adjusts the pipes stored xdata length. This is performed by using the dimension to adjust the pipes xdat a. You can adjust the pipe with Dimension option, or adjust the dimension with Pipe option. Both options of this command read and write fractional characters used with the dimension routines.

Options
Dimension - Adjusts the pipe to match an existing dimension. Select the dimension, then select the pipes centerline. Pipe - Adjusts the dimension to match the stored length in the pipes xdata.

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Line - Adjusts the pipe distance to match the length of a line that you select. AutoCAD dimension lines stop at the back of the arrow, so they are not typically a good choice for this option. Pick reference points - Adjusts the pipe distance based on two reference points that you select. This the most commonly used option and can be used to pick each end of a pipe.

For this option, the following prompts requests the selection of the pipe(s) that were adjusted. Selection can be made by crossing, window or individually selecting the centerlines. Other components which might have been selected with crossing or window are simply ignored. This only detects adjusted pipe.

Adjust a dimension to match a pipe


1. Click Plant > Utility > Dim Adjustment. Alternatively, type DIMADJUST on the command line, and press ENTER. 2. Select Pipe. 3. Select the reference points for the pipe. Press ENTER to finish.

Adjust a pipe length to match a dimension


1. Click Plant > Utility > Dim Adjustment. Alternatively, type DIMADJUST on the command line, and press ENTER. 2. Select Dimension. 3. Select the dimension text. Press ENTER to finish.

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System Visibility
Command line: SYSVIS Turns on or off visibility of components usually located on the system layer. The command affects the components listed below. Weld gaps Pads / Saddles Bolts Gaskets

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CADWorx Plant I tab: 2D Command Name 2D Representation - Creates a 2D representation. For more information, see 2D Representation (on page 179). 2D Representation Hidden - Creates a 2D representation with hidden lines. For more information, see 2D Representation Hidden (on page 180). Box - Creates views based on a picked box. For more information, see Box (on page 180). Edit - Edits a views box. For more information, see Edit (on page 181). Command Line 2DREP 2DREPH

VIEWBOX VIEWEDIT

Zoom Lock - Allows zooming in paper space only. For more ZOOMLOCK information, see Zoom Lock (on page 181). Zoom Factors - Zooms an Mview to a specified scale. For more information, see Zoom Factors (on page 182). ZOOMF

2D Representation
CADWorx Plant I tab: 2D > 2D Representation Plant Menu: Accessory > 2D Representation Command line: 2DREP EQUIP2DREP Creates a two-dimension representation from a three-dimensional model. This command removes hidden lines and retains layer and color information. It can work in model or paper space. In model space, the 2D representation is created as a block. An alternate command, 2DREPH (EQUIP2DREPH in CADWorx Equipment), is also available. This command exports the hidden lines from solids to the 2D representation. All other features of this command are similar to the 2DREP command. Solids - Generates 2D representations of native AutoCAD 3D solids. Centerlines - Copies selected CADWorx Piping and Steel center lines to the 2D representation. Lines - Copies selected AutoCAD 3dPolyline, Arc, Circle, Ellipse, Leader, Line, Polyline, Spline and Helix to the 2D representation. This includes CADWorx Piping and Steel center lines. This command only processes native AutoCAD solid and line entities that are typically created by CADWorx. This command does not process any custom solid or line entities that are created by other add-on AutoCAD applications.

What do you want to do?


Create a 2D representation (on page 180) Create a 2D representation with hidden lines (on page 180)

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Create a 2D representation
1. Type 2DREPEQUIP2DREP. 2. Select the objects to include in the 2D representation. 3. Select the filter option that meets your needs. If you are in paper space, the software asks if you want the viewports to be turned off. 4. Type Yes to turn off the viewports, or type No to leave the viewports on. This option is useful when there are changes made to the model and the 2D representation needs to be updated. You can turn on the viewport again using the AutoCAD Properties dialog box, and then run the command again.

2D Representation Hidden
CADWorx Plant I tab: 2D > 2D Representation Hidden Plant Menu: Accessory > 2D Representation Command line: 2DREPH Creates a 2D representation with hidden lines. This command exports the hidden lines from solids to the 2D representation. All other features of this command are similar to the 2DREP command. For more information, see 2D Representation (on page 179).

Create a 2D representation with hidden lines


1. Type 2DREPHEQUIP2DREPH. 2. Select the objects to include in the 2D representation. 3. Select the filter option that meets your needs. For more information, see 2D Representation (on page 179). If you are in paper space, the software asks if you want the viewports to be turned off. 4. Type Yes to turn off the viewports, or type No to leave the viewports on. This option is useful when there are changes made to the model and the 2D representation needs to be updated. You can turn on the viewport again using the AutoCAD Properties dialog box, and then run the command again.

Box
CADWorx Plant I tab: 2D > Box Command line: VIEWBOXEQUIPVIEWBOX Displays the View Creation dialog box. This dialog box creates clipped views by defining a 3D box. This command is useful in creating layout drawings in paper space.

View Creation Dialog Box


View set name - Specifies the overall set name for the views. Each view created is named based on this name.

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Specify On-screen - Select a point in the model as the first corner point of the view box. Selecting a point in the model automatically fills in values for the X, Y, and Z boxes. X - Specifies the X-axis value for the view box. Y - Specifies the Y-axis value for the view box. Z - Specifies the Z-axis value for the view box. The Z-axis value must be different for the first and second corner points.

Second corner point


Specify On-screen - Select a point in the model as the second corner point of the view box. Selecting a point in the model automatically fills in values for the X, Y, and Z boxes. X - Specifies the X-axis value for the view box. Y - Specifies the Y-axis value for the view box. Z - Specifies the Z-axis value for the view box. The Z-axis value must be different for the first and second corner points.

Views
View Type - Indicates the orientation of the view. Name - Specifies the view name. The default name is a combination of the View set name value and the View Type. After you create the view set, the views display in the AutoCAD View dialog box. Available - Indicates whether the view is included in the set. Select the checkbox to include the view. Clear the checkbox to exclude the view. Select All - Selects all of the check boxes in the Available column. Delete All - Deletes all of the AutoCAD views that were previously created with this view set, and close the dialog box. Set Current - Sets the AutoCAD window to the selected view. Isolate Box - Hides all AutoCAD entities outside the view box. Entities that cross the boundaries of the view box are not hidden. Show All - Shows all of the entities in the drawing.

Edit
CADWorx Plant I tab: 2D > Edit Command line: VIEWEDITEQUIPVIEWEDIT Edits the box created with the VIEWBOX command. For more information, see Box (on page 180)View Box. Double-clicking an existing view box runs this command.

Zoom Lock
CADWorx Plant I tab: 2D > Zoom Lock Plant menu: Utility > Zoom Lock Settings toolbar: Command line: ZOOMLOCKEQUIPZOOMLOCK

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Locks the AutoCAD ZOOM command to allow zooming in paper space only. This means that while you are in paper space with the MSPACE command activated (the cursors are in the Mview), you can zoom without resizing the model space viewport. Instead, this command intercepts the ZOOM command and changes to paper space before zooming. When you are finished zooming, the command returns the cursor and environment back to the Mview. This command simplifies working on CADWorx isometrics.

What do you want to do?


Turn on the zoom lock (on page 182) Turn off the zoom lock (on page 182)

Turn on the zoom lock


Type ZOOMLOCKEQUIPZOOMLOCK. Paperspace zoom lock toggled on.

Turn off the zoom lock


Type ZOOMLOCKEQUIPZOOMLOCK. Paperspace zoom lock toggled off.

Zoom Factors
Plant menu: Utility > Zoom Factors Command line: ZOOMF Zooms an Mview to a specified scale. This command zooms to a perfect scale for your current Mview. If you use this command from model space (tilemode 1), it displays a warning that tilemode has to be set to 0 (paper space). After selecting the scale from one of the menus, a prompt displays requesting the center of the view.

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CADWorx Plant I tab: Bolt Command Name Command Line

Auto Gasket - Place gaskets automatically after the last AUTOGASKET flange face drawn. For more information, see Auto Gasket (on page 183). Automatic - Sizes and places stud bolts automatically at each AUTOBOLT gasket. For more information, see Automatic (on page 184). Auto Weld - Places weld gaps automatically after the last butt AUTOWELD weld drawn. For more information, see Auto Weld (on page 185). Weld Total - For more information, see Weld Total (on page 186). Standard - Places standard stud bolts at the selected location. For more information, see Standard (on page 187). WELDTOTAL STDBOLT

Non Standard - Places nonstandard stud bolts at the selected NONSTDBOLT location. For more information, see Non Standard (on page 187).

Auto Gasket
CADWorx Plant I tab: Bolt > Auto Gasket Plant Menu: Utility > Drawing Control > Auto Gasket Command line: AUTOGASKET Places a gasket on flange sets, and valves. Automatic - Places a gasket into the drawing automatically. Manual - Places a gasket into the drawing manually. This option can also be set with a piping rule. For more information, see Piping Rules (on page 46).

Place a gasket automatically


1. Click Auto Gasket . Alternatively, type AUTOGASKET on the command line, and then press ENTER. 2. Press ENTER for Automatic. 3. Select the flange set or flange and valve set. 4. Select the branches to add gaskets, or press ENTER to finish. 5. Select a component to keep the position, or press ENTER to finish. The gasket is placed.

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Place a gasket manually


1. Click Auto Gasket . Alternatively, type AUTOGASKET on the command line, and then press ENTER. 2. Type M on the command line, and press ENTER. 3. Select the flange set or flange and valve set. 4. Select the branches to add gaskets, or press ENTER to finish. 5. Select a component to keep the position, or press ENTER to finish. The gasket is placed.

Automatic
CADWorx Plant I tab: Bolt > Automatic Command line: AUTOBOLT Assigns stud bolt sets with similar sizes and specifications to all gaskets within the current selection set. Gaskets of different sizes and specifications are automatically handled. Automatic - Places a bolt into the drawing automatically. Manual - Places a bolt into the drawing manually. When the Bolt Insertion rule is turned on and you place a flange in the drawing it does not have a bolt until you place a flange or a valve on the other side. Only then is the bolt automatically inserted into the drawing when necessary. This option can also be set with a piping rule. For more information, see Piping Rules (on page 46) and Apply Bolt Insertion Rule (on page 47).

Place stud bolts automatically


1. Click Automatic . Alternatively, type AUTOBOLT on the command line, and then press ENTER. 2. Press ENTER for Automatic. 3. Select a flange set or flange and valve set. 4. Select the branches to add gaskets, or press ENTER to finish. The bolt is placed.

Place stud bolts manually


1. Click Automatic . Alternatively, type AUTOBOLT on the command line, and then press ENTER. 2. Type M on the command line, and press ENTER. 3. Select a flange set or flange and valve set. The bolt is placed.

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CADWorx Plant I tab: Bolt > Auto Weld Plant Menu: Utility > Drawing Control > Auto Weld Command line: AUTOWELD Places weld gaps on every end of any butt weld and socket weld component or only on every end of any butt weld when the component is selected. Three different scenarios can occur when the weld gaps are placed: 1. When a weld gap is automatically placed on the end of a butt weld or socket weld component, do one of the following to place the next component: Press ENTER to place the component at the weld gap. Pick the end point of the weld gap symbol. 2. When a component, such as a tee, is inserted into a pipe, and the weld gaps are placed at each end of the tee, the weld gaps automatically break and cut back the pipe on both sides of the tee. If one exists, the branch connection pipe is also broken. 3. When a component is placed against another component that cannot be cut back, a weld gap must already exist. For example, if you are placing a flange against an elbow, the elbow must have an existing weld gap. If not, the software places the flange against the elbow without any gap. In this scenario, it is your responsibility to place a weld gap before placing the flange. Automatic - Places a weld gap into the drawing automatically. Manual - Places a weld gap into the drawing manually. This option can also be set with a piping rule. For more information, see Piping Rules (on page 46) and Apply Weld Insertion Rule (on page 47). Setting BOM Item Type to Misc causes ISOGEN to process weld gaps as field fit welds. For more information about the options on the Component Edit dialog box, see Local Edit (on page 62). Use ISOGEN Option Switch 22 to increase cut piece add-on allowances for field fit welds.

Place weld gaps automatically


1. Click Auto Weld . Alternatively, type AUTOWELD on the command line, and then press ENTER. 2. Press ENTER for Automatic. 3. Select the piping components where you want welds placed, and press ENTER when finished. 4. Select branches to add welds, or press ENTER to finish. 5. Select a component to keep its position, or press ENTER to finish. The software displays the number of welds added.

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Place weld gaps manually


1. Click Auto Weld . Alternatively, type AUTOWELD on the command line, and then press ENTER. 2. Type M on the command line, and press ENTER. 3. Select the piping components where you want welds placed, and press ENTER when finished. 4. Select a component to keep its position, or press ENTER to finish. The software displays the number of welds added.

Weld Total
CADWorx Plant I tab: Bolt > Weld Total Command line: WELDTOTAL Counts weld gaps on a drawing for estimating purposes. An example of the typical output is shown below. You can copy this information and paste it into a text file or to a Microsoft Excel workbook. Qty. 5 4 14 1 150 Spec. A0 A0 A1 A1 A1 Nominal 2.000 3.000 10.000 14.000 2.000 Actual 2.375 3.500 10.750 14.000 2.375 Thk. 0.154 0.216 0.365 0.375 0.154 Linear Lg. 37.310 43.980 472.810 43.980 1119.190

The ability to export the drawing to a database using the DBFGEN or LIVEDB command can also help manage weld gaps. Setting BOM Item Type to Misc causes ISOGEN to process weld gaps as field fit welds. For more information about the options on the Component Edit dialog box, see Local Edit (on page 62). Use ISOGEN Option Switch 22 to increase cut piece add-on allowances for field fit welds.

What do you want to do?


Count weld gaps automatically (on page 186)

Count weld gaps automatically


1. Click Weld Total . Alternatively, type WELDTOTAL on the command line, and then press ENTER. 2. Select the objects you want to have automatically counted, and then press ENTER. The software displays a prompt showing the total number of welds in the drawing.

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Standard
CADWorx Plant I tab: Bolt > Standard Gaskets, Etc. toolbar: Standard Command line: PLACEBOLT Inserts stud bolt sets into the drawing environment for Bill of Materials extraction. You can insert a stud bolt set anywhere in the drawing. However, stud bolt sets must be attached to a flange set or flange valve set to be placed on the model. Size and specification must be set accordingly. This option is set when the bolt piping rule is set. For more information, see Piping Rules (on page 46) and Apply Bolt Insertion Rule (on page 47). If you need to change the bolt set by the bolt piping rule, delete the bolt placed and place a bolt using this option.

Place standard stud bolts


1. Click Standard . Alternatively, type PLACEBOLT on the command line, and then press ENTER. 2. Select a point in the drawing. If placing bolt you must have a set of flanges to place the bolt. If there is not a flange set you get the response Flange set not found. If you connect it to a pipe component you get the response Component Stud Bolts cannot be inserted by a Pipe component. The B that is inserted on the drawing for the bolt symbol uses the current AutoCAD TextStyle setting.

Non Standard
CADWorx Plant I tab: Bolt > Non Standard Gaskets, Etc. toolbar: Non Standard Command line: NONSTDBOLT Inserts a stud bolt set anywhere. However, nonstandard bolt sets must be attached to a flange set or flange valve set to be placed on the model. You can also insert special bolts. Size and specification must be set accordingly. This option is set when the bolt piping rule is set. For more information, see Piping Rules (on page 46) and Apply Bolt Insertion Rule (on page 47). If you need to change the bolt set by the bolt piping rule, delete the bolt placed and place a bolt using this option.

Place nonstandard stud bolts


1. Click Non Standard . Alternatively, type NONSTDBOLT on the command line and then press ENTER. 2. Type the required text. For example, you can type NON STD STUD BOLTS. 3. Type the required description. For example, you can type STUD BOLTS W/ DOUBLE NUTS & WASHERS. 4. Type the stud diameter. You must enter the value as a real number, such as 5/8". 5. Type the length. You must enter a real number, such as 7.25 or 7-1/4".

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6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Type the required stud value. Type the required weight. Type a string, a real number, or press ENTER to accept the default. Type the value, or press ENTER to accept the default. Select a point in the drawing. Use the compass to pick a direction in the drawing, and click to finish. The bolt is placed in the drawing.

The B that is inserted on the drawing for the bolt symbol uses the current AutoCAD TextStyle setting.

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CADWorx Plant I tab: RT Command Name Auto Route - Provides the ability to draw components continuously without selecting them from the toolbar or palette. For more information, see Auto Route (on page 189). Router - Provides routing lines with various options such as slope and elevation changes. For more information, see Router (on page 191). Command Line AUTOROUTE, ROUTE

ROUTER

Buttweld LR - Attaches elbows and piping to a selected ROUTEBWLR routing line. For more information, see Buttweld LR (on page 192). Buttweld SR - Attaches elbows and piping to a selected routing line. For more information, see Buttweld SR (on page 193). Threaded - Attaches elbows and piping to a selected routing line. For more information, see Threaded (on page 193). Socket Weld - Attaches elbows and piping to a selected routing line. For more information, see Socket Weld (on page 194). ROUTEBWSE

ROUTETRHD

ROUTESW

Auto Route
CADWorx Plant I tab: RT > Auto Route Command Line: AUTOROUTE, ROUTE You can also use the PIPW command to start routing pipe. Starts the ROUTE in the X-Y plane as needed. This command can be used to route pipe from one component to another without accessing the pipe, or elbow commands. The command is best used to start a new route of pipe, but it also works to continue routing a previous section of pipe. However, the most useful way to continue routing pipe is to use the + sign on the ends and middle of the pipe. For more information on continuing routing, see Continue Routing (on page 191). last point - Starts the pipe at the last point of the previously-created component. component List - Displays a list of available components to place in the drawing. Slope - Starts the pipe in a slope direction. a. Meter - Places the slope rise or drop in the degrees entered based on meters. b. Foot - Places the slope rise or drop in the degrees entered based on feet. c. Rise - Places the slope rise or drop based on the degrees entered.

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Elevation - Starts the pipe perpendicular to the plane for routing. Plane - Starts the component in the XYZ plane plotting based on the UCS. Type P on the command line and press ENTER to reorient the compass direction. Reference - Starts the line at a distance based on the reference point chosen. Fitting mode - Starts the pipe as either Short Radius Buttweld or Long Radius Buttweld, depending on your selection. Undo - Undoes the last piece of routed pipe. Connect - Connects to a component or other piece of pipe. a. Components - Displays all possible connecting directions to the component or pipe using an image of piping. b. Lines - Displays specific lines in a box form for connecting to the component or pipe. Toggle length - Toggles the dimension of the pipe from the start point. Alignment - Starts the pipe at a chosen alignment. a. Center - Center of pipe b. BOP - Bottom of pipe c. TOP - Top of pipe d. Left - Left of pipe e. Right - Right of pipe TOP - Places the pipe along the top of the pipe, as defined along the Z-axis. BOP - Places the pipe along the bottom of the pipe, as defined along the Z-axis.

What do you want to do?


Start a new route (on page 190) Continue Routing (on page 191)

Start a new route


1. Click Auto Route . Alternatively, type AUTOROUTE, or ROUTE on the command line, and press ENTER. 2. Select a start point. 3. Select an end point, or select one of the options in the list. CADWorx lets you continue routing pipe as needed, using the component List and other options to allow you to route to components as needed. 4. When finished routing pipe, press ENTER. The new pipe is inserted in the drawing.

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Continue Routing
This procedure does not require a command to start. However, the ROUTE command used to start new piping can be used to continue routing pipe but is not required. 1. In a model click on the component you want to route from. 2. Click the plus grip point . 3. Continue to route pipe as needed in any direction, or select an option. As you click, the pipe stops at that point, and allows you to go in any other direction. Do not click on the screen unless you want the pipe to stop. Turning on Auto Connect (on page 150) allows you to continue routing from your last point without having to click the grip point or without pressing ENTER. Turn off Auto Connect to start from a different point, or to start a new point in the drawing.

Router
CADWorx Plant I tab: RT > Router Plant Menu: Accessory > Auto Route > Router Command line: ROUTER Draws a 3D polyline for the previous welded, threaded, and socket automatic routing routines. If you are using known 3D points, the UCS must be at the world position: Type UCS on the command line, and press ENTER. Unlike a normal 3D polyline, the elevation must be controlled with the Elevation option of the Router command or the UCS position. Slope - Specifies the known slope or drop per foot to the next point in degrees (positive or negative). Alternatively, use one of the options listed below to define the slope. This option does not take effect until the next point is selected. For example, select the Slope option and then select the next point of the 3D polyline for a change to the new position. Meter - Defines the rise or drop in millimeters per meter. Foot - Defines the rise or drop in inches per foot. Drop - Defines the drop to the next point as a real number, such as 1'-8 Rise - Defines the rise to the next point as a real number, such as 2'-9. Continuous - Turns constant sloping on or off. Position - Starts the 3D polyline at an elevated position. This option does not take effect until the next point is selected. For example, select the Position option and then select the next point of the 3D polyline for a change to the new position. Nominal - Determine the present size used by the BOP or TOP option. Size - Determines the present size used by the BOP or TOP option. BOP - Draws the 3D polyline one-half the present set size upward. TOP - Draws the 3D polyline one-half the present set size downward. Centerline - Default when starting this routine. You can change to the bottom of pipe BOP option, then change back with this option. Reference - Starts the line at a given distance from a reference point. After you provide this reference point, you must provide relative/polar coordinates with an @ location.

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Elevation - Changes the elevation in conjunction with the present UCS coordinate system. The elevation change can be expressed using a positive or a negative numbers . World - Specifies the elevation in the world coordinate system. Pick - Establishes the working elevation based on a point selected in the drawing. You can use object snap, if necessary. Undo - Removes the last 3D polyline segment, and prompts you to enter the next point. Specify next point - Selects the next point along the 3D polyline segment. Press ENTER to end the selection.

Router commands
The CADWorx Plant auto route commands listed below provide a quick and effective way of drawing pipe. You can draw long radius, short radius, threaded, or socket weld pipe. Buttweld LR (on page 192) Buttweld SR (on page 193) Threaded (on page 193) Socket Weld (on page 194) All commands have the same options.

Buttweld LR
CADWorx Plant I tab: RT > Buttweld LR Plant Menu: Accessory > Auto Route > Buttweld LR Command line: ROUTEBWLR Draws a long radius pipe. Elbows only - Draws only elbows on a particular pipe run. Pick points - Draws pipe and elbows on a particular pipe run. The software first prompts you to select a starting point. Afterwards, you select a location point for each elbow you want to place, followed by an ending location. Press ENTER to finish the command. Pipe and elbows are drawn along each construction point. An elbow is not placed at the starting and ending locations. The Elbows only and Pick points options allow you to select location points only, not polylines. Select polyline - Builds pipe and elbows based on polyline selection. This option also provides rolling offsets. For information on 3D polyline construction, see Router (on page 191).

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Buttweld SR
CADWorx Plant I tab: RT > Buttweld SR Plant Menu: Accessory > Auto Route > Buttweld SR Command line: ROUTEBWSR Draws a short radius pipe. Elbows only - Draws only elbows on a particular pipe run. Pick points - Draws pipe and elbows on a particular pipe run. The software first prompts you to select a starting point. Afterwards, you select a location point for each elbow you want to place, followed by an ending location. Press ENTER to finish the command. Pipe and elbows are drawn along each construction point. An elbow is not placed at the starting and ending locations. The Elbows only and Pick points options allow you to select location points only, not polylines. Select polyline - Builds pipe and elbows based on polyline selection. This option also provides rolling offsets. For information on 3D polyline construction, see Router (on page 191).

Threaded
CADWorx Plant I tab: RT > Threaded Plant Menu: Accessory > Auto Route > Threaded Command line: ROUTETHRD Draws threaded pipe. Elbows only - Draws only elbows on a particular pipe run. Pick points - Draws pipe and elbows on a particular pipe run. The software first prompts you to select a starting point. Afterwards, you select a location point for each elbow you want to place, followed by an ending location. Press ENTER to finish the command. Pipe and elbows are drawn along each construction point. An elbow is not placed at the starting and ending locations. The Elbows only and Pick points options allow you to select location points only, not polylines. Select polyline - Builds pipe and elbows based on polyline selection. This option also provides rolling offsets. For information on 3D polyline construction, see Router (on page 191).

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Socket Weld
CADWorx Plant I tab: RT > Socket Weld Plant Menu: Accessory > Auto Route > Socket Weld Command line: ROUTESW Draws socket weld pipe. Elbows only - Draws only elbows on a particular pipe run. Pick points - Draws pipe and elbows on a particular pipe run. The software first prompts you to select a starting point. Afterwards, you select a location point for each elbow you want to place, followed by an ending location. Press ENTER to finish the command. Pipe and elbows are drawn along each construction point. An elbow is not placed at the starting and ending locations. The Elbows only and Pick points options allow you to select location points only, not polylines. Select polyline - Builds pipe and elbows based on polyline selection. This option also provides rolling offsets. For information on 3D polyline construction, see Router (on page 191).

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CADWorx Plant II tab: Dimensions Command Name Automatic - Automatically creates dimensions for a set of components that you select. For more information, see Automatic (on page 196). Horizontal - Places horizontal dimensions. For more information, see Horizontal (on page 196). Vertical - Places vertical dimensions. For more information, see Vertical (on page 197). Set - Sets the elevation. For more information, see Set (on page 197). Rotated - Places rotated dimensions. For more information, see Rotated (on page 198). Horizontal with Tail - Places tailed horizontal dimensions on objects from a user-selected reference point. For more information, see Horizontal with Tail (on page 198). Vertical with Tail - Places tailed vertical dimensions on objects from a user-selected reference point. For more information, see Vertical with Tail (on page 198). Command Line AUTODIM

DIMH DIMV ELEV DIMR DIMTAILH

DIMTAILV

Change - Changes the elevation. For more information, see CHANGEELEV Change (on page 199). Component - Places component annotation. For more information, see Component (on page 199). Elevation - Places component elevation annotation. For more information, see Elevation (on page 200). Coordinates - Places coordinates in either a user coordinate system or a world coordinate system. For more information, see Coordinates (on page 200). Tick Mark - Shows which side of the dimension extension line the gasket is on. For more information, see Tick Mark (on page 201). ISO Text - Creates 0, 30, and 330 oblique angled text in paper space when working with isometrics. For more information, see ISO Text (on page 202). Height - Changes the height of selected text by matching it with other text. For more information, see Height (on page 202). TEXTHEIGHT ANOTCOMP ANOTELEV DIMCOORD

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Automatic
CADWorx Plant II tab: Dimensions > Automatic Plant menu: Dimension > Automatic Command line: AUTODIM Automatically creates dimensions for a set of components that you select. Options to set the offset distance and whether to include flanges are also provided.

Options
Flange - Dimensions flange faces. You specify whether flange dimensioning is turned On or Off. Offset - Specifies the distance from the dimension line to the component. Selection - Starts the dimensioning process.

Place automatic dimensions


1. 2. 3. 4. Click Automatic . Alternatively, type AUTODIM on the command line, and press ENTER. Type S on the command line, and press ENTER to select objects to dimension. Select the objects to dimension. Press ENTER when you are finished. Select the centroid for the dimensions. For example, if you selected two pieces of parallel pipe with elbows attached to each end to dimension, and then selected a point between the two pieces of pipe, the software would place the dimension lines to the outside. The software displays the dimensions.

If you try to place automatic dimensions on two pieces of parallel pipe with no elbows, an error code displays. Combined components must have at least one turn.

Horizontal
CADWorx Plant II tab: Dimensions > Horizontal Plant menu: Dimension > Multiple > Horizontal Command line: DIMH Places horizontal dimensions. You are prompted for the points to dimension. To end the sequence, you must type D for dimension line.

Place horizontal dimensions


1. Click Horizontal . Alternatively, type DIMH on the command line, and press ENTER. 2. Select the origin location for the first extension line. 3. Select the origin location for the second extension line. The software continues to prompt you for extension lines. 4. Type D on the command line, and press ENTER to end the sequence. 5. Select a location for the dimension line. 6. Press ENTER, or type a new value for the dimension. The software displays the dimension.

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CADWorx Plant II tab: Dimensions > Vertical Plant menu: Dimension > Multiple > Vertical Command line: DIMV Places vertical dimensions. You are prompted for the points to dimension. To end the sequence, you must type D for dimension line.

Place vertical dimensions


1. Click Vertical . Alternatively, type DIMV on the command line, and press ENTER. 2. Select the origin location for the first extension line. 3. Select the origin location for the second extension line. The software continues to prompt you for extension lines. 4. Type D on the command line, and press ENTER to end the sequence. 5. Select a location for the dimension line. 6. Press ENTER, or type a new value for the dimension. The software displays the dimension.

Set
CADWorx Plant II tab: Dimensions > Set Pipe menu: Utility > Elevation > Set Command line: ELEV Places piping at a preset elevation. This is the standard AutoCAD Elev command. When using this option, remember to place the elevation back to 0'-0" for the proper elevation placement of all future components. Use this command with caution. An alternative is to use the Flat (on page 229) command built into CADWorx (VIEWFLAT). Refer to the AutoCAD documentation for complete details regarding this command ( ELEV).

Set the Elevation


1. Click the CADWorx Plant II tab, and then click Set on the Dimensions panel. Alternatively, type ELEV on the command line, and press ENTER. 2. Select a point in the drawing to specify a new elevation. 3. Select a second point in the drawing. 4. Enter a thickness value. Piping is now at the new elevation. Remember to set it back to 0'-0" when you are finished with the new elevation.

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Rotated
CADWorx Plant II tab: Dimensions > Rotated Plant menu: Dimension > Multiple > Rotated Command line: DIMR Places rotated dimensions. You are prompted for the angle of rotation and the points to dimension. To end the sequence, you must type D for dimension line.

Place rotated dimensions


1. 2. 3. 4. Click Rotated . Alternatively, type DIMR on the command line, and press ENTER. Type the dimension angle, or select two points to indicate the angle. Select the origin location for the first extension line. Select the origin location for the second extension line. The software continues to prompt you for extension lines. 5. Type D on the command line, and press ENTER to end the sequence. 6. Select a location for the dimension line. 7. Press ENTER, or type a new value for the dimension. The software displays the dimension.

Horizontal with Tail


CADWorx Plant II tab: Dimensions > Horizontal with Tail Plant menu: Dimension > Tailed > Horizontal Command line: DIMTAILH Places tailed horizontal dimensions on objects from a user-selected reference point. To end this sequence, press ENTER or SPACE.

Place horizontal tailed dimensions


1. Click Horizontal with Tail . Alternatively, type DIMTAILH on the command line, and press ENTER. 2. Select the reference point for the dimension. 3. Select the origin point, or press ENTER to end. 4. Select the location for the dimension. 5. Press ENTER to end the sequence. When you run this command a second time, you have the option to either reselect the reference point or use the previous reference point.

Vertical with Tail


CADWorx Plant II tab: Dimensions > Vertical with Tail Plant menu: Dimension > Tailed > Vert Command line: DIMTAILV Places tailed vertical dimensions on objects from a user-selected reference point. To end this sequence, press ENTER or SPACE.

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Place vertical tailed dimensions


1. Click Vertical with Tail . Alternatively, type DIMTAILV on the command line, and press ENTER. 2. Select the reference point for the dimension. 3. Select the origin point, or press ENTER to end. 4. Select the location for the dimension. 5. Press ENTER to end the sequence. When you run this command a second time, you have the option to either reselect the reference point or use the previous reference point.

Change
CADWorx Plant II: Dimensions > Change Command line: CHANGELEV Moves all selected entities (blocks, lines, polylines and so on) to a new elevation in reference with the world coordinate system. You can also change a component elevation to 1/2 its actual outside diameter. Arbitrary - Places the component anywhere in the drawing. BOP Correction - Aligns the pipe bottom with the center of the connected piece.

Change the Elevation


1. Click the CADWorx Plant II tab, and then click Change on the Dimensions panel. Alternatively, type CHANGEELEV on the command line, and press ENTER. 2. Press ENTER to select the default. 3. Select a point in the drawing, or enter a numerical value. 4. Select a point in the drawing. 5. Select the needed objects for elevation, and press ENTER. 6. Select a point in the drawing. The component appears at the new elevation.

Component
CADWorx Plant II tab: Dimensions > Component Plant menu: Text > Annotate > Component Command line: ANOTCOMP Places component annotation.

Options
Tag - Annotates the component with its tag. Long - Annotate the component with its long description and appends the size to the front. Short - Annotates the component with its short description and appends the size to the front.

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Justify - Allows five different justifications according to the AutoCAD standards. For more information please refer to the AutoCAD documentation. Leader - Adds a leader to the text. Start point - Specifies the starting point for the text.

Place component annotation


1. Click Component . Alternatively, type ANOTCOMP on the command line, and press ENTER. 2. Select the annotation type. 3. Select the component to annotate. 4. Select the start point, or set up the leader line and justification. 5. Type the rotation angle, or select two points to specify the angle. The software displays the annotation.

Elevation
CADWorx Plant II tab: Dimensions > Elevation Plant menu: Text > Annotate > Elevation Command line: ANOTELEV Places component elevation annotation.

Options
BOP - Labels the bottom of the pipe elevation. TOP - Labels the top of the pipe elevation. Centerline - Labels the centerline elevation. Justify - Allows five different justifications according to the AutoCAD standards. For more information please refer to the AutoCAD documentation. Leader - Adds a leader to the text. Start point - Specifies the starting point for the text.

Place component elevation annotation


1. Click Elevation . Alternatively, type ANOTELEV on the command line, and press ENTER. 2. Select the component to annotate elevation. 3. Specify the elevation option to use. The software displays a rubber band to the selected component. 4. Select the start point, or set up the leader line and justification. 5. Type the rotation angle, or select two points to specify the angle. The software displays the annotation.

Coordinates
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Plant menu: Dimension > Coordinates Command line: DIMCOORD Places coordinates in either a user coordinate system or a world coordinate system. You can place the text at the coordinate with or without a leader. TEXTSIZE is controlled by DIMSCALE and DIMTXT.

Options
Leader - Places a leader. Other point - Places the dimension text in an alternate location without a leader. Same point - Places the dimension text at the same location which is picked without a leader. Centerline - Places the dimension text either with a north or east designation. This option labels a vertical dimension as east and a horizontal dimension as north. The following AutoCAD setvars affect the dimensioning routines: DIMALT, DIMALTD, DIMALTF, DIMASZ, DIMBLK, DIMEXE, DIMEXO, DIMLFAC, DIMTXT, DIMZIN, DIMSCALE, LUNITS, LUPREC, and UNITMODE.

Place coordinates
1. Click Coordinates . Alternatively, type DIMCOORD on the command line, and press ENTER. 2. If necessary, press ENTER, or type Y on the command line and press ENTER, to change to the world coordinate system. 3. Select an extension line point. 4. Select an option. 5. Follow the prompts to place the coordinates. The coordinates display.

Tick Mark
CADWorx Plant II tab: Dimensions > Tick Mark Gaskets, Etc. toolbar: Tick Mark Command line: TICK Shows which side of the dimension extension line the gasket is on. This command is dependent upon the DIMSCALE being set properly. For example; if the gasket thickness was set to 1/8" and the scale of the drawing was set to full, the distance from the extension line to the tick mark would be 1/8". If the scale of the drawing was set to 3/4"=1'-0", the distance from the tick mark to the extension line would be 3/8". This insures that the tick mark is visible on a plotted drawing. The initial prompt allows you to set the thickness, but does not appear again during the single drawing session. Changing the thickness is allowed in the next prompt.

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Place tick marks


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Click Tick Mark . Alternatively, type TICK on the command line, and press ENTER. Type the thickness, or press ENTER to accept the default. Type C on the command line, and press ENTER if you need to change the thickness. Type a value for the thickness. Select the point. Select a direction parallel with the extension line. Select the gasket side. Select the extension line. Select a direction parallel with the extension line. Select the gasket side. The software displays the tick mark.

ISO Text
Plant menu: Text > ISO Text Creates 0, 30, and 330 oblique angled text in paper space when working with isometrics. These commands are similar to the AutoCAD DTEXT command.

Height
Plant menu: Text > Height Command line: TEXTHEIGHT Changes the height of selected text by matching it with other text. This is useful when you are zoomed to an unknown factor in paper space.

Options
Entire drawing - Chooses all text on the drawing. Layer - Specifies a layer for selection. CADWorxs default text layer is TEXT. Selection - Matches the height of text that you select.

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CADWorx Plant II tab: Graphics / Pipe Ends Command Name Section - Opens the Sections dialog box in which you can select a section graphic to place on the drawing. For more information, see Section (on page 206). Command Line SECTIONS

Detail - Opens the Details dialog box in which you can select DETAILS a detail graphic to place on the drawing. For more information, see Detail (on page 207). Plan - Opens the Plan dialog box in which you can select a plan graphic to place on the drawing. For more information, see Plan (on page 208). PLANS

Elevation - Opens the Elevations box in which you can select ELEVATIONS an elevation graphic to place on the drawing. For more information, see Elevation (on page 209). Arrow - Opens the Arrows dialog box in which you can select ARROWS an arrow head graphic to place on the drawing. For more information, see Arrow (on page 210). Weld - Opens the Weld Symbols dialog box in which you select a weld symbol graphic to place on the drawing. For more information, see Weld (on page 211). WELDS

ISO - Opens the Isometric Symbols dialog box in which you ISOS can select an ISO symbol graphic to place on the drawing. For more information, see ISO (on page 211). Misc - Opens the Miscellaneous dialog box in which you can select a miscellaneous symbol graphic to place on the drawing. For more information, see Misc (on page 213). Instrument - Opens the Instruments dialog box in which you can select an instrument graphic to place on the drawing. For more information, see Instrument (on page 214). Dots - Opens the Dots dialog box in which you can select a weld dots graphic to place on the drawing. For more information, see Dots (on page 215). Fitting Width - Controls the appearance of all flanged, socket weld, and threaded fittings. For more information, see Fitting Width. Single Line Width - Specifies the line width for single-line components. For more information, see Single Line Width. MISC

INSTRUMENTS

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Each of the Graphics commands opens a related dialog box, which is used to preview and select a graphic for placement in the drawing. A drawing file is used to display the preview graphic in the dialog box. These graphic drawing files are delivered to the [Product Folder]\Support folder. They can be modified to meet your specific project requirements. A modified graphic drawing file must contain the same number of attributes as are currently in the drawing.

Adding preview graphics


If necessary, you can add more graphics to any of the graphics dialog boxes by modifying the contents of the Pipe_alt.dat file. This file contains the definitions for each graphic type. The example below shows the graphics group in the Pipe_alt.dat file that is referenced in the Sections dialog box. [Sections] s1s.dwg Head graph1 s1 1 s2s.dwg Head w/ Attrib graph1 s2 2 s3s.dwg Head w/ 2 Attrib graph1 s3 3 s4s.dwg End w/ Attrib graph1 s4 4 Columns must start at positions 1, 40, and 75 and define the information outlined below.

COL1 (Position 1) - Drawing used in the dialog box for preview image. COL2 (Position 40) - Name displayed in the dialog box for graphic name. COL3 (Position 75) - Function used to draw the graphic in the drawing with arguments. Before you modify the Pipe_alt.dat file, make a backup copy. If the columns are not at the required positions, the drawing function fails. There must not be any blank lines located within a section. There must be a blank line at the beginning and at the end of a section. The scale of the graphics inserted into the drawing, excluding isometric symbol graphics, is based upon the value of the AutoCAD setvar DIMSCALE. If DIMSCALE is set to 0, as is required for paper space, the software inserts graphics at a scale of 1. Isometric symbol graphics are inserted at a scale of 1 regardless of the DIMSCALE setting.

System Prompts
The system prompts required to draw the graphic types delivered with the software are outlined in the table below.
Function Prompt 1 System Response Pick left justified insertion point: pick a point in the drawing Rotation angle: pick a direction or enter angle Enter scale: type a string on the command line, and press ENTER Pick left justified insertion point: pick point in the drawing Rotation angle: pick direction or enter angle Enter mark: type a string on the command line, and press ENTER Enter scale: type a string on the command line, and press ENTER Pick left justified insertion point: pick a point in the drawing Rotation angle: pick a direction in the drawing or enter angle Enter mark: type a string on the command line, and press ENTER (ex: A) Enter drawing: type a string on the command line, and press ENTER (ex: 106) Enter scale: type a string on the command line, and press ENTER (ex: 3/8"=1'-0")

Prompt 2

Prompt 3

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Prompt 4 Pick insertion point: pick a point in the drawing Section direction: pick a direction in the drawing Projection direction: pick a direction in the drawing Enter mark: type a string on the command line, and press ENTER (ex: A) Pick insertion point: pick a point in the drawing Section direction: pick a direction in the drawing Projection direction: pick a direction in the drawing Enter mark: type a string on the command line, and press ENTER (ex: A) Enter drawing: type a string on the command line, and press ENTER ( ex: 106) Pick insertion point: pick a point in the drawing Section direction: pick a direction in the drawing Projection or other direction: pick a direction in the drawing Pick object to mark: pick an object in the drawing Pick mark location: pick point in the drawing Enter mark: type a string on the command line, and press ENTER (ex: A) Pick object to mark: pick an object in the drawing Pick mark location: pick a point in the drawing Enter mark: type a string on the command line, and press ENTER (ex: A) Enter drawing: type a string on the command line, and press ENTER (ex: 106) Pick left end point: pick a point in the drawing Pick right end point: pick a point in the drawing Enter title: type a string on the command line, and press ENTER (ex: ELEVATION NORTH) Enter scale: enter a string (ex: 3/8"=1'-0") Pick instrument to label: pick a point in the drawing Pick mark location: pick a point in the drawing Enter first level label: type a string on the command line, and press ENTER (ex: SDV) Enter second level label: type a string on the command line, and press ENTER (ex: 1) Pick instrument to label: pick a point in the drawing Pick mark location: pick a point in the drawing Enter first level label: type a string on the command line, and press ENTER (ex: PI) Enter second level label: type a string on the command line, and press ENTER (ex: 106) Enter third level label: type a string on the command line, and press ENTER (ex: B) Pick center insertion point: pick a point in the drawing Rotation angle: pick a direction or enter angle Pick center insertion point: pick a point in the drawing Pick center insertion point: pick a point in the drawing Pick direction: pick a direction Pick insertion point: pick a point in the drawing (not center insertion, outside edge) Pick direction: pick a direction in the drawing Enter mark: type a string on the command line, and press ENTER (ex: 101)Weld Pick leader start point: pick a point in the drawing Pick intermediate point: pick a point in the drawing Pick direction for tail: pick a direction in the drawing Pick insertion point: pick a point in the drawing Pick rotation: pick a direction in the drawing Pick insertion point: pick a point in the drawing Pick insertion point on line: pick a point in the drawing Pick rotation: pick a direction in the drawing Pick location: pick a point in the drawing Pick rotation or [Up/Down/Roll/mirrorX/mirrorY/mirrorZ]: select an option or pick the rotation

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Section
CADWorx Plant II tab: Section Pipe menu: Graphics > Section Command line: SECTIONS Opens the Sections dialog box, which allows you to select a section graphic for placement in the drawing.

Sections Dialog Box


Displays the sections graphics that are currently defined in the software. Preview - Displays a graphical representation of the selected graphic. Each section graphic is based on an AutoCAD drawing file. Graphics drawing files are delivered to [Product Folder]\Support. You can modify any graphical representation to fit your specific project requirements. You can also create additional graphics, and add them to the dialog box. For more information, see Graphics / Pipe Ends (on page 203). The table below lists the section graphics that display in the Sections dialog box by default. The table also includes the name of the AutoCAD drawing that defines the graphical representation, as well as the name of the function used for placement. Each function carries with it a specific set of prompts that you must follow to place the specific graphic in the drawing. For more information, see System Prompts (on page 204). Sections Graphic Name Head Head w/ Attrib Head w/ 2Attrib End w/ Attrib End w 2Attrib End Middle AutoCAD Drawing Name S1S.dwg S2S.dwg S3S.dwg S4S.dwg S5S.dwg S6S.dwg S7S.dwg Function Name Prompt 1 Prompt 2 Prompt 3 Prompt 4 Prompt 5 Prompt 6 Prompt 6

Place a section graphic


1. Click Section . Alternatively, type SECTIONS on the command line and then press ENTER. The Sections dialog box appears. 2. Select the required graphic in the list. The Preview box shows a graphical representation of the selected graphic. 3. Click OK to close the dialog box, and return to the drawing. 4. Follow the system prompts to define the placement of the selected graphic in the current drawing. The system prompts vary depending on the graphic you have selected.

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Detail
CADWorx Plant II tab: Detail Pipe menu: Graphics > Details Command line: DETAILS Opens the Details dialog box, which allows you to select a detail graphic for placement in the drawing.

Details Dialog Box


Displays the detail graphics that are currently defined in the software. Preview - Displays a graphical representation of the selected graphic. Each details graphic is based on an AutoCAD drawing file. Graphics drawing files are delivered to [Product Folder]\Support. You can modify any graphical representation to fit your specific project requirements. You can also create additional graphics, and add them to the dialog box. For more information, see Graphics / Pipe Ends (on page 203). The table below lists the detail graphics that display in the Details dialog box by default. The table also includes the name of the AutoCAD drawing that define the graphical representation, as well as the name of the function used for placement. Each function carries with it a specific set of prompts that you must follow to place the specific graphic in the drawing. For more information, see System Prompts (on page 204). Detail Graphic Name Head Head w/ Attrib Head w/ 2Attrib Mark w/ Attrib Mark w 2Attrib AutoCAD Drawing Name D1S.dwg D2S.dwg D3S.dwg D4S.dwg D5S.dwg Function Name Prompt 1 Prompt 2 Prompt 3 Prompt 7 Prompt 8

Place a detail graphic


1. Click Detail . Alternatively, type Details on the command line and then press ENTER. The Details dialog box appears. 2. Select the required graphic in the list. The Preview box shows a graphical representation of the selected graphic. 3. Click OK to close the dialog box, and return to the drawing. 4. Follow the system prompts to define the placement of the selected graphic in the current drawing. The system prompts vary depending on the graphic you have selected.

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Plan
CADWorx Plant II tab: Plan Pipe menu: Graphics > Plans Command line: PLANS Opens the Plans dialog box, which allows you to select a plan graphic for placement in the drawing.

Plans Dialog Box


Displays the plan graphics that are currently defined in the software. Preview - Displays a graphical representation of the selected graphic. Each plan graphic is based on an AutoCAD drawing file. Graphics drawing files are delivered to [Product Folder]\Support. You can modify any graphical representation to fit your specific project requirements. You can also create additional graphics, and add them to the dialog box. For more information, see Graphics / Pipe Ends (on page 203). The table below lists the plan graphics that display in the Plans dialog box by default. The table also includes the name of the AutoCAD drawing that define the graphical representation, as well as the name of the function used for placement. Each function carries with it a specific set of prompts that you must follow to place the specific graphic in the drawing. For more information, see System Prompts (on page 204). Plan Graphic Name Head Head w/ Attrib Head w/ 2Attrib AutoCAD Drawing Name P1S.dwg P2S.dwg P3S.dwg Function Name Prompt 1 Prompt 2 Prompt 3

Place a plan graphic


1. Click Plan . Alternatively, type PLANS on the command line and then press ENTER. The Plans dialog box appears. 2. Select the required graphic in the list. The Preview box shows a graphical representation of the selected graphic. 3. Click OK to close the dialog box, and return to the drawing. 4. Follow the system prompts to define the placement of the selected graphic in the current drawing. The system prompts vary depending on the graphic you have selected.

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Elevation
CADWorx Plant II tab: Elevation Pipe menu: Graphics > Elevations Command line: ELEVATIONS Opens the Elevations dialog box, which allows you to select an elevation graphic for placement in the drawing.

Elevations Dialog Box


Displays the elevation graphics that are currently defined in the software. Preview - Displays a graphical representation of the selected graphic. Each elevation graphic is based on an AutoCAD drawing file. Graphics drawing files are delivered to [Product Folder]\Support. You can modify any graphical representation to fit your specific project requirements. You can also create additional graphics, and add them to the dialog box. For more information, see Graphics / Pipe Ends (on page 203). The table below lists the elevation graphics that display in the Elevations dialog box by default. The table also includes the name of the AutoCAD drawing that define the graphical representation, as well as the name of the function used for placement. Each function carries with it a specific set of prompts that you must follow to place the specific graphic in the drawing. For more information, see System Prompts (on page 204). Elevation Graphic Name Head Head w/ Attrib Head w/ 2Attrib Generic Head AutoCAD Drawing Name E1S.dwg E2S.dwg E3S.dwg L1S.dwg Function Name Prompt 1 Prompt 2 Prompt 3 Prompt 9

Place an elevation graphic


1. Click Elevation . Alternatively, type ELEVATIONS on the command line and then press ENTER. The Elevations dialog box appears. 2. Select the required graphic in the list. The Preview box shows a graphical representation of the selected graphic. 3. Click OK to close the dialog box, and return to the drawing. 4. Follow the system prompts to define the placement of the selected graphic in the current drawing. The system prompts vary depending on the graphic you have selected.

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Arrow
CADWorx Plant II tab: Arrow Pipe menu: Graphics > Arrows Command line: ARROWS Opens the Arrows dialog box, which allows you to select an arrow head graphic for placement in the drawing.

Arrows Dialog Box


Displays the arrow head graphics that are currently defined in the software. Preview - Displays a graphical representation of the selected graphic. Each arrow head graphic is based on an AutoCAD drawing file. Graphics drawing files are delivered to [Product Folder]\Support. You can modify any graphical representation to fit your specific project requirements. You can also create additional graphics, and add them to the dialog box. For more information, see Graphics / Pipe Ends (on page 203). The table below lists the arrow head graphics that display in the Arrows dialog box by default. The table also includes the name of the AutoCAD drawing that defines the graphical representation, as well as the name of the function used for placement. Each function carries with it a specific set of prompts that you must follow to place the specific graphic in the drawing. For more information, see System Prompts (on page 204). Arrow Graphic Name North Prevailing Model Iso North Paper Iso North Small Medium Large AutoCAD Drawing Name N1S.dwg N2S.dwg N3S.dwg N4S.dwg A1S.dwg A2S.dwg A3S.dwg Function Name Prompt 14 Prompt 12 Prompt 12 Prompt 14 Prompt 12 Prompt 12 Prompt 12

Place an arrow head graphic


1. Click Arrow . Alternatively, type ARROWS on the command line and then press ENTER. The Arrows dialog box appears. 2. Select the required graphic in the list. The Preview box shows a graphical representation of the selected graphic. 3. Click OK to close the dialog box, and return to the drawing. 4. Follow the system prompts to define the placement of the selected graphic in the current drawing. The system prompts vary depending on the graphic you have selected.

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Weld
CADWorx Plant II tab: Weld Pipe menu: Graphics > Weld Command line: WELDS Opens the Weld Symbols dialog box, which allows you to select a weld symbol graphic for placement in the drawing.

Weld Symbols Dialog Box

Place a weld symbol graphic


1. Click Weld . Alternatively, type WELDS on the command line and then press ENTER. The Welds dialog box appears. 2. Select the required graphic in the list. The Preview box shows a graphical representation of the selected graphic. 3. Click OK to close the dialog box, and return to the drawing. 4. Follow the system prompts to define the placement of the selected graphic in the current drawing. The system prompts vary depending on the graphic you have selected.

ISO
CADWorx Plant II tab: ISO Pipe menu: Graphics > ISO Command line: ISOS Opens the Isometric Symbols dialog box, which allows you to select an isometric symbol graphic for placement in the drawing.

Isometric Symbols Dialog Box


Displays the isometric symbol graphics that are currently defined in the software. Preview - Displays a graphical representation of the selected graphic. Each isometric symbols graphic is based on an AutoCAD drawing file. Graphics drawing files are delivered to [Product Folder]\Support. You can modify any graphical representation to fit your specific project requirements. You can also create additional graphics, and add them to the dialog box. For more information, see Graphics / Pipe Ends (on page 203). The table below lists the isometric symbol graphics that display in the Isometric Symbols dialog box by default. The table also includes the name of the AutoCAD drawing that defines the graphical representation, as well as the name of the function used for placement. Each function carries with it a specific set of prompts that you must follow to place the specific graphic in the drawing. For more information, see System Prompts (on page 204). Isometric Symbol Display Name Adjustable Base Ell AutoCAD Drawing Name Adjustable_Base_Ell.dwg Function Name Prompt 20

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Angle Arrow1 Arrow2 Arrow3 Base Support Channel Column Column Knee Brace DummyLeg Floorwall Penetration Grating Penetration1 Grating Penetration2 Grating Penetration3 Hanger Clamp Hanger Clamp 1 Hanger Clevis Hanger Clevis 1 Insulation Saddle Knee Brace Pipe Clamp Pipe Shoe Extrude Pipe Shoe Faced Spring Hanger Clamp T Support Ubolt Ubolt 1 Wide Flange Beam Angle.dwg Arrow1.dwg Arrow2.dwg Arrow3.dwg Base_Support.dwg Channel.dwg Column.dwg Column_Knee_Brace.dwg DummyLeg.dwg Floorwall_Penetration.dwg Grating_Penetration_1.dwg Grating_Penetration_2.dwg Grating_Penetration_3.dwg Hanger_Clamp.dwg Hanger_Clamp_2.dwg Hanger_Clevis.dwg Hanger_Clevis_1.dwg Insulation_Saddle.dwg Knee_Brace.dwg Pipe_Clamp.dwg Pipe_Shoe_Extrude.dwg Pipe_Shoe_Faced.dwg Spring_Hanger_Clamp.dwg T_Support.dwg Ubolt.dwg Ubolt_2.dwg WFlange_Beam.dwg Prompt 20 Prompt 20 Prompt 20 Prompt 20 Prompt 20 Prompt 20 Prompt 20 Prompt 20 Prompt 20 Prompt 20 Prompt 20 Prompt 20 Prompt 20 Prompt 20 Prompt 20 Prompt 20 Prompt 20 Prompt 20 Prompt 20 Prompt 20 Prompt 20 Prompt 20 Prompt 20 Prompt 20 Prompt 20 Prompt 20 Prompt 20

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Place an isometric symbol graphic


1. Click ISO . Alternatively, type ISOS on the command line and then press ENTER. The Isometric Symbol dialog box appears. 2. Select the required graphic in the list. The Preview box shows a graphical representation of the selected graphic. 3. Click OK to close the dialog box, and return to the drawing. 4. Follow the system prompts to define the placement of the selected graphic in the current drawing. The system prompts vary depending on the graphic you have selected.

Misc
CADWorx Plant II tab: Misc Pipe menu: Graphics > Misc Command line: MISC Opens the Miscellaneous dialog box, which allows you to select a graphic for placement in the drawing.

Miscellaneous Dialog Box


Displays the set of miscellaneous graphics that are currently defined in the software. Preview - Displays a graphical representation of the selected graphic. Each listed graphic is based on an AutoCAD drawing file. Graphics drawing files are delivered to [Product Folder]\Support. You can modify any graphical representation to fit your specific project requirements. You can also create additional graphics, and add them to the dialog box. For more information, see Graphics / Pipe Ends (on page 203). The table below lists the graphics that display in the Miscellaneous dialog box by default. The table also includes the name of the AutoCAD drawing that defines the graphical representation, as well as the name of the function used for placement. Each function carries with it a specific set of prompts that you must follow to place the specific graphic in the drawing. For more information, see System Prompts (on page 204). Sections Graphic Name Small Circle Small Hexagon Small Square Small Rev Large Circle Large Hexagon Large Square Large Rev AutoCAD Drawing Name M1S.dwg M2S.dwg M3S.dwg M4S.dwg M5S.dwg M6S.dwg M7S.dwg M8S.dwg Function Name Prompt 15 Prompt 15 Prompt 15 Prompt 15 Prompt 15 Prompt 15 Prompt 15 Prompt 15

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Place a miscellaneous graphic


1. Click Misc . Alternatively, type MISC on the command line and then press ENTER. The Miscellaneous dialog box appears. 2. Select the required graphic in the list. The Preview box shows a graphical representation of the selected graphic. 3. Click OK to close the dialog box, and return to the drawing. 4. Follow the system prompts to define the placement of the selected graphic in the current drawing. The system prompts vary depending on the graphic you have selected.

Instrument
CADWorx Plant II tab: Instrument Pipe menu: Graphics > Instruments Command line: INSTRUMENTS Opens the Instruments dialog box, which allows you to select an instrument graphic for placement in the drawing.

Instruments Dialog Box


Displays the instrument graphics that are currently defined in the software. Preview - Displays a graphical representation of the selected graphic. Each instrument graphic is based on an AutoCAD drawing file. Graphics drawing files are delivered to [Product Folder]\Support. You can modify any graphical representation to fit your specific project requirements. You can also create additional graphics, and add them to the dialog box. For more information, see Graphics / Pipe Ends (on page 203). The table below lists the instrument graphics that display in the Instruments dialog box by default. The table also includes the name of the AutoCAD drawing that define the graphical representation, as well as the name of the function used for placement. Each function carries with it a specific set of prompts that you must follow to place the specific graphic in the drawing. For more information, see System Prompts (on page 204). Instrument Graphic Name AutoCAD Drawing Name 2 Attrib Local 3 Attrib Local 2 Attrib Board F1S.dwg F2S.dwg F3S.dwg Function Name Prompt 10 Prompt 11 Prompt 12

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Place an instrument graphic


1. Click Instrument . Alternatively, type INSTRUMENTS on the command line and then press ENTER. The Instruments dialog box appears. 2. Select the required graphic in the list. The Preview box shows a graphical representation of the selected graphic. 3. Click OK to close the dialog box, and return to the drawing. 4. Follow the system prompts to define the placement of the selected graphic in the current drawing. The system prompts vary depending on the graphic you have selected.

Dots
CADWorx Plant II tab: Dots Pipe menu: Graphics > Dots Command line: DOTS Opens the Dots dialog box, which allows you to select a weld dot graphic for placement in the drawing.

Dots Dialog Box


Displays the weld dot graphics that are currently defined in the software. Preview - Displays a graphical representation of the selected graphic. Each weld dot graphic is based on an AutoCAD drawing file. Graphics drawing files are delivered to [Product Folder]\Support. You can modify any graphical representation to fit your specific project requirements. You can also create additional graphics, and add them to the dialog box. For more information, see Graphics / Pipe Ends (on page 203). The table below lists the weld dot graphics that display in the Dots dialog box by default. The table also includes the name of the AutoCAD drawing that defines the graphical representation, as well as the name of the function used for placement. Each function carries with it a specific set of prompts that you must follow to place the specific graphic in the drawing. For more information, see System Prompts (on page 204). Dots Graphic Name Head Head w/ Attrib Head w/ 2Attrib End w/ Attrib End w 2Attrib End Middle AutoCAD Drawing Name S1.dwg S2.dwg S3.dwg S4.dwg S5.dwg S6.dwg S7.dwg Function Name Prompt 1 Prompt 2 Prompt 3 Prompt 4 Prompt 5 Prompt 6 Prompt 6

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Place a weld dot graphic


1. Click Dots . Alternatively, type DOTS on the command line and then press ENTER. The Dots dialog box appears. 2. Select the required graphic in the list. The Preview box shows a graphical representation of the selected graphic. 3. Click OK to close the dialog box, and return to the drawing. 4. Follow the system prompts to define the placement of the selected graphic in the current drawing. The system prompts vary depending on the graphic you have selected.

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Layers Panel
CADWorx Plant II tab: Layers Command Name Change Layer - Changes an objects layer to the layer associated with another object that you select. For more information, see Change Layer (on page 218). Set Layer - Sets the current layer to that of an object that you select. For more information, see Set Layer (on page 218). Delete Layer - Removes all of the entities on the layer associated with an entity that you select. For more information, see Delete Layer (on page 218). Layer Off - Turns off the layer associated with an entity that you select. For more information, see Layer Off (on page 219). On - Turns a layer back on that was turned off with the Layer Off command. For more information, see Layer On (on page 219). Match Layer - Changes an objects properties to match those of another object that you select. For more information, see Match Layer (on page 219). Isolate Layer - Turns off all layers except for the layer associated with an entity that you select. For more information, see Isolate Layer (on page 220). Command Line LAYERCHANGE

LAYERSET

LAYERDELETE

LAYEROFF

LAYERON

MATCH

LAYERISOLATE

Un-isolate Layer - Turns all of the layers back on that LAYERUNISO were turned off with the Isolate Layer command. For more information, see Un-Isolate Layer (on page 220). Previous - Sets the current layer back to the previous layer LAYERRESTORE when you have placed dimensioning or text. For more information, see Previous (on page 220).

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Change Layer
CADWorx Plant II tab: Layers > Change Layer Plant menu: Utility > Layer Control > Change Command line: LAYERCHANGE Changes an objects layer to the layer associated with another object that you select. You can select the objects to change individually or with a fence.

Change the layer associated with an object


1. 2. 3. 4. Click Change Layer . Select the objects whose layer you want to change. Select additional object to change layers, or press ENTER to end the selection process. Select an object on the layer to which you want to move the objects. The software moves the selected object to the new layer.

Set Layer
CADWorx Plant II tab: Layers > Set Layer Plant menu: Utility > Layer Control > Set Command line: LAYERSET Sets the current layer to that of an object that you select. You must select an individual object.

Set the active layer


1. Click Set Layer . 2. Select the objects whose layer you want to be the active layer . The software sets the active layer to that of the selected object.

Delete Layer
CADWorx Plant II tab: Layers > Delete Layer Plant menu: Utility > Layer Control > Delete Command line: LAYERDELETE Removes all of the entities on the layer associated with an entity that you select. For example, you can delete all the entities, such as lines, text, and so on, on layer 0. You must select an individual entity. If you select the VIEWL layer, the software displays a warning message. Deleting the VIEWL layer deletes a block named CPM which the software inserts when beginning a new drawing. This block contains information (sizes, specification, and so on) that are used when opening an existing drawing. If you delete this layer, this information is not available for the next drawing session. You can re-enter this information.

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Delete a layer
1. Click Delete Layer . 2. Select the object whose layer you want to delete. The software deletes the layer associated with the selected object.

Layer Off
CADWorx Plant II tab: Layers > Layer Off Plant menu: Utility > Layer Control > Off Command line: LAYEROFF Turns off the layer associated with an entity that you select. You must select an Individual entity.

Turn off a layer


1. Click Layer Off . 2. Select the object whose layer you want to turn off . The software turns off the display of the layer associated with the selected object.

Layer On
CADWorx Plant II tab: Layers > Layer On Plant menu: Utility > Layer Control > On Command line: LAYERON Turns a layer back on that was turned off with the Layer Off command. For more information, see Layer Off (on page 219). No selection is required.

Redisplay a layer turned off by the Layer Off command


Click Layer On . The software redisplays the layer.

Match Layer
CADWorx Plant II tab: Layers > Match Layer Plant menu: Utility > Layer Control > Match Command line: MATCH Changes an objects layer to match that of another object that you select.

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Match an object's layer


1. Click Match Layer . 2. Select the objects whose layer you want to change. Press ENTER to end the selection. 3. Select an object on the layer that you want to match. The software changes the layer of the objects.

Isolate Layer
CADWorx Plant II tab: Layers > Isolate Layer Plant menu: Utility > Layer Control > Isolate Command line: LAYERISOLATE Turns off all layers except for the layer associated with an entity that you select.

Display only the layer associated with an object


1. Click Isolate Layer . 2. Select an object on the layer to isolate. The software turns off all layers except for the layer associated with the selected object..

Un-Isolate Layer
CADWorx Plant II tab: Layers > Un-Isolate Layer Plant menu: Utility > Layer Control > Un-Isolate Command line: LAYERUNISO Turns all of the layers on. No selection is required.

Turn on all layers


Click Un-Isolate Layer . The software turns on display for all layers.

Previous
Plant menu: Utility > Layer Control > Previous Command line: LAYERRESTORE Sets the current layer back to the previous layer when you have placed dimensioning or text. This command is only available after these two items are placed. This command does not restore a previous layer that has been changed with the Layer or Ddlmodes commands.

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CADWorx Plant II tab: Restraints The types of restraints used with CADWorx Plant are listed in the table below. Command Name Command Line

Reinforcing Pad - Inserts intelligent information indicating a REINFPAD reinforcement pad. For more information, see Reinforcing Pad (on page 222). Reinforcing Saddle - Inserts intelligent information indicating REINFSAD a reinforcement saddle. For more information, see Reinforcing Saddle (on page 222). Translational - Creates a translational-type restraint. For more information, see Translational (on page 223). Anchor - Creates an anchor-type restraint. For more information, see Anchor (on page 224). Spring Hanger- Creates a spring hanger-type restraint. For more information, see Spring Hanger (on page 224). Rotational - Creates a rotational-type restraint. For more information, see Rotational (on page 225). Snubber - Creates a snubber-type restraint. For more information, see Snubber (on page 226). Guide - Creates a guide-type restraint. For more information, see Guide (on page 226). TRANSLATIONAL ANCHOR SPRING ROTATIONAL SNUBBER GUIDE

Restraints appear on the drawing in a symbolic format. You can modify the symbol shape that appears on the output drawing by editing the restraint drawing file. These drawing files are delivered to the [Product Folder]\Support folder. If necessary, a restraint symbol can be re-drawn as a three-dimensional shape. In these instances, you must maintain the base of the restraint at 0,0,0 and the direction of the restraint at 0 degrees. The restraint is used in the bi-directional link with CAESAR II. The position of the restraint is important for the evaluation of the stress model within CAESAR II. For example, you can position a rotational restraint at any vector. The CAESARTolerance (on page 33) variable is useful when the bi-directional process encounters a problem locating a restraint along a pipe line, especially if the pipe line is sloped. All supports drawn using the Restraint commands in CADWorx Plant are exported as guides to ISOGEN. To export a different symbol to ISOGEN, use the ISOGEN Data dialog box (on page 64) to change the SKEY. Acceptable SKEY values are ANCH, DUCK, GUID, SKID, SPRG, and HANG. For information about the sample ISOGEN shapes used with these SKEYS, see the ISOGEN Symbol Keys Reference Guide, which is delivered as a PDF file to the [Product Folder]\ISOGEN\Isogen_Utils folder.

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You can also use the ISOGEN Data dialog box to change the support direction.

Reinforcing Pad
CADWorx Plant II tab: Restraints > Reinforcing Pad Misc toolbar: Reinforcing Pad Command line: REINFPAD Attaches a reinforcement pad to a branch connection. On the drawing, the reinforcement pad is represented by the alpha-identifier P. This symbolic letter has Xdata attached to it that is used in Bill of Material generation and with the CAESAR II bi-directional link. For information about showing reinforcement pads on an ISOGEN isometric drawing, see Offset Tap (on page 108).

Insert a reinforcement pad


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Click Reinforcing Pad on the Restraints panel. Select a component. Select the branch pipe component. Type the thickness of the reinforcement pad on the command line, and press ENTER. Type the required value on the command line, and press ENTER. Type the required value on the command line, and press ENTER. The software places the reinforcement pad and notates the drawing with the reinforcing pad alpha-identifier.

Reinforcing Saddle
CADWorx Plant II tab: Restraints > Reinforcing Saddle Misc toolbar: Reinforcing Saddle Command line: REINFSAD Attaches a reinforcement saddle to a branch connection. On the drawing, the reinforcement saddle is represented by the alpha-identifier S. This symbolic letter has Xdata attached to it that is used in Bill of Material generation and with the CAESAR II bi-directional link.

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Insert a reinforcement saddle


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Click Reinforcing Saddle on the Restraints panel. Select a component. Select the branch run of the component. Type the thickness of the reinforcement saddle on the command line, and press ENTER. Type the required value on the command line, and press ENTER. Type the required value on the command line, and press ENTER. The software places the reinforcement saddle and notates the drawing with the reinforcing saddle alpha-identifier.

Translational
CADWorx Plant II tab: Restraints > Translational Restraints toolbar: Translational Command line: TRANSLATIONAL Creates a translational-type restraint. This type of restraint appears on the drawing in a symbolic format. You can modify this symbol shape by editing the [Product Folder]\Support\H1.dwg file.

Place a translational restraint


1. 2. 3. 4. Click Translational on the Restraints panel. Click where you want the transitional placed. Select a direction in the drawing. Type a numerical value on the command line, and press ENTER.

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The transitional is placed in the drawing.

Anchor
CADWorx Plant II tab: Restraints > Anchor Restraints toolbar: Anchor Command line: ANCHOR Creates an anchor-type restraint. This type of restraint appears on the drawing in a symbolic format. You can modify this symbol shape by editing the [Product Folder]\Support\H2.dwg file.

Place an anchor
1. 2. 3. 4. Click Anchor on the Restraints panel. Click where you want the anchor placed. Select a direction in the drawing. Type a numerical value on the command line, and press ENTER. The anchor is placed in the drawing.

Spring Hanger
CADWorx Plant II tab: Restraints > Spring Hanger Restraints toolbar: Spring Hanger Command line: SPRING Creates a spring hanger-type restraint. This type of restraint appears on the drawing in a symbolic format. You can modify this symbol shape by editing the [Product Folder]\Support\H3.dwg file.

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Place a spring hanger


1. 2. 3. 4. Click Spring Hanger on the Restraints panel. Click where you want the spring hanger placed. Select a direction in the drawing. Type a numerical value on the command line, and press ENTER. The spring hanger is placed in the drawing.

Rotational
CADWorx Plant II tab: Restraints > Rotational Restraints toolbar: Rotational Command line: ROTATIONAL Creates a rotational-type restraint. This type of restraint appears on the drawing in a symbolic format. You can modify this symbol shape by editing the [Product Folder]\Support\H4.dwg file.

Place a rotational restraint


1. 2. 3. 4. Click Rotational on the Restraints panel. Click where you want the restraint placed. Select a direction in the drawing. Type a numerical value on the command line, and press ENTER. The restraint is placed in the drawing.

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Snubber
CADWorx Plant II tab: Restraints > Snubber Restraints toolbar: Snubber Command line: SNUBBER Creates a snubber-type restraint. This type of restraint appears on the drawing in a symbolic format. You can modify this symbol shape by editing the [Product Folder]\Support\H5.dwg file.

Place a snubber
1. 2. 3. 4. Click Snubber on the Restraints panel. Click where you want the snubber placed. Select a direction in the drawing. Type a numerical value on the command line, and press ENTER. The snubber is placed in the drawing.

Guide
CADWorx Plant II tab: Restraints > Guide Restraints toolbar: Guide Command line: GUIDE Creates a guide-type restraint. This type of restraint appears on the drawing in a symbolic format. You can modify this symbol shape by editing the [Product Folder]\Support\H6.dwg file.

Place a guide
1. 2. 3. 4. Click Guide on the Restraints panel. Click where you want the guide placed. Select a direction in the drawing. Type a numerical value on the command line, and press ENTER. The guide is placed in the drawing.

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UCS Panel
CADWorx Plant II tab: UCS Command Name Flat - Places the current user coordinate system in the flat position. For more information, see Flat (on page 229). Command Line VIEWFLAT

Next - Places the current user coordinate system in the next UCSNEXT position. For more information, see UCS Next (on page 230). Compass - Displays a compass-type symbol that indicates the Point and Shoot orientation. For more information, see Compass (on page 230). North - Places the current user coordinate system in the north position. For more information, see North (on page 230). South - Places the current user coordinate system in the south position. For more information, see South (on page 231). COMPASS

VIEWNORTH

VIEWSOUTH

East - Places the current user coordinate system in the east VIEWEAST position. For more information, see East (on page 232). West - Places the current user coordinate system in the west position. For more information, see West (on page 231). VIEWWEST

UCS Object - Orients the current user coordinate system UCS according to an object that you select. For more information, see UCS Object (on page 232).

Point and Shoot UCS


AutoCAD allows you to manipulate the X, Y, Z coordinate system UCS (user coordinate system). You must be familiar with the Point and Shoot system of manipulating the UCS. The UCSICON option needs to be On (visible) and set to Origin. This lets you see exactly where the icon is at all times. Although it isnt necessary, it is highly recommended that it be somewhere on the centerline of the components you are drawing. This keeps everything in the same plane. If you must turn into another plane, use the UCS NEXT command, or choose the appropriate plane (North, South, East, West, or Flat) and place the icon on the centerline of the new plane. If you cannot see the rubber band effect, or if it doesnt appear correctly, you are out of plane. Pay attention to the icon as it shows where you are. If the broken pencil icon appears, and there are strange lines on the screen instead of pipe and components, your current plane is perpendicular to the viewpoint. Use the Undo command, or change the viewpoint.

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When dimensioning or annotating an isometric or 3D model, place the UCS icon on a node or a centerline on the run you are working on. The text has the same orientation as the icon. Xtext - Rotates the UCS 180 degrees along the X-axis. When you view a model from the bottom side using a view point with a negative angle from the X-Y plane, text and dimension placement is upside down and backwards. This option rotates the X-axis of the UCS to remedy this. Text and dimensions are then placed in the proper orientation for viewing and plotting. If you change from a negative to positive angle from the X-Y view point, you must replace the text for the proper orientation. Ztext - Rotates the UCS 180 degrees along the Z-axis. When viewing a model from the back side using a view point with a 0 to 180 degree angle in the X-Y plane from the X axis, text and dimension placement is upside down and backwards. This option rotates the Z-axis of the UCS to remedy this. Text and dimensions are then placed in the proper orientation for viewing and plotting. If you change to a rear view position (180 - 360 degree angle in the X-Y plane from the X-axis), you must replace the text for the proper orientation. Elevation - Sets the elevation to the present UCS. This command does not set the depth in a North, South, East, or West plane. Setting an elevation of 10' (when the present elevation is 0') raises the UCS to 10' regardless of the position. Rotate - Rotates the present UCS around the X-, Y-, and Z-axes. For example, rotating the UCS to 45 degrees after inserting a 45 degree elbow allows you to place other components in line with the 45 degree elbow. COordinate - Specifies an exact X, Y, Z-coordinate in relation to the WCS (world coordinate system). CLip - Clips the view at the present plane set by the UCS. This plane can be established with the Point and Shoot UCS options or any three-point UCS position. The plane can be skewed at any angle. On - Turns on view clipping with clipping distances as set by the Back and Front options. Off - Turns off view clipping. Back - Sets the distance to the back of the clipping area. This value must be a negative number. If this value is positive, it can clip past the front clipping area and leave nothing in the view. Front - Sets the distance to the front of the clipping area. This value must be a positive number. If this value is negative, it can clip past the back clipping area and leave nothing in the view. The CLip option is also available as the command VIEWCLIP. Pick point - Moves the 0,0,0 user base to a point you select. Press Enter to keep the UCS at the same origin but switch to a new plane. For example, press Enter to change from the north plate to a west plane. You must enter other UCS positions with AutoCADs UCS command. Two extremely useful options in this command are the OBject and 3 Point. Leave the UCSICON on and set to origin when using any method of rearranging the UCS.

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If you select a point close to the screens edge, and the UCS icon is on and set to origin, the icon may not remain at this point. AutoCAD requires that the whole icon be visible and places the icon in the lower left corner of the screen. If this happens, zoom out a little or pan toward the new UCS position.

Flat
CADWorx Plant II tab: UCS > Flat UCS toolbar: Flat Plant menu: UCS > Flat Command line: VIEWFLAT Places the current user coordinate system in the flat position.

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UCS Next
UCS toolbar: Next Plant menu: UCS > UCS Next Command line: UCSNEXT Toggles through each of the Point and Shoot UCS positions.

Compass
UCS toolbar: Compass UCS toolbar: Compass Command line: COMPASS Displays a compass-type symbol that indicates the Point and Shoot orientation. The symbol displays at the point you select.

As the display's orientation changes, the symbol changes accordingly. The aliases VF, VN, VS, VE, and VW are also available.

North
CADWorx Plant II tab: UCS > North UCS toolbar: North Plant menu: UCS > North Command line: VIEWNORTH Places the current user coordinate system in the north position.

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South
CADWorx Plant II tab: UCS > South UCS toolbar: South Plant menu: UCS > South Command line: VIEWSOUTH Places the current user coordinate system in the south position.

West
CADWorx Plant II tab: UCS > West UCS toolbar: West Plant menu: UCS > West Command line: VIEWWEST Places the current user coordinate system in the west position.

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East
CADWorx Plant II tab: UCS > East UCS toolbar: East Plant menu: UCS > East Command line: VIEWEAST Places the current user coordinate system in the east position.

UCS Object
UCS toolbar: UCS Object Plant menu: UCS > UCS Object Command line: UCS Orients the UCS according to an object that you select. Please refer to the AutoCAD documentation on the UCS (User Coordinate System) for more detail. This command is useful for rearranging dimensions in the model space ( MSPACE) of a CADWorx isometric model. Run this command, and then select the dimension. The software places the UCS according to the position of the dimension allowing it to be stretched and moved.

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Steel Shapes Panel


CADWorx Steel / HVAC > Steel Shapes Shape Name Wide Flange Channel Angle Tee Pipe Tube Flat Bar Round Bar Channel with Lip Angle with Lib Z Double Angle Command Line WSHAPE CSHAPE LSHAPE TSHAPE PSHAPE TSSHAPE FBSHAPE RBSHAPE CLIPSHAPE LLIPSHAPE ZSHAPE 2LSHAPE

Shapes
CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab > Steel Shapes panel Plant > Steel > Shapes Command line: STEEL Draws many different steel shapes in the drawing. When placing steel shapes, you can: attach steel shapes to lines or you can specify the end points. place members into the current UCS. define the location of the centerline and the angle about the centerline. place steel on arcs. copy, stretch, or edit the size with the edit function.

Draw Steel Dialog Box


Select Type - Select the shape to place. The drop down lists each folder defined by the SteelLibraryDirectory (on page 40) startup variable. In each folder is a Type.ini file specifying the member type in that folder (W, T, TS, and so forth). Select Data File - Select the data file that contains the component to place. All the data files located in the folder defined by the SteelLibraryDirectory (on page 40) startup variable display for selection. You can have a mix of metric and imperial data files in the same folder. CADWorx automatically converts the selected data file to the proper drawing units.

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Select Member - Specifies the member to use. The delivered data files have members in alphabetical order. You can edit the data files to have the members in any order. Rotation Angle - Select the component rotation about the centerline. You can select 0, 90, 180, 270, or type the needed rotation angle. Pick Insertion Location - Click to select the insertion point. The red box indicates the active location. Centerline location - Select the top, center, or bottom location of the centerline relative to the component shape. The centerline location can only be along the three locations on the Y-axis of the component. Use UCS - Select to use the current UCS as the XY plane. For example, if the UCS is located in the same plane as a slope roof, components are easily added at this angle if you select this option. Select two points within the plane to determine the rotation automatically. Existing - Edits the existing status of the plate. Short Annotation - Defines the short annotation name for the component. The default value is the text in the MEMBER column of the data file up to the first "X" character. Long Annotation - Defines the long annotation name for the component. The default value is the text in the MEMBER column of the data file. Description - Defines the component description. The default value is the "DESCRIPTION=" value in the data file header. Part Member - Specifies the part number for the component. You can enter the part number yourself or use the part number automatically assigned by the SteelPartNumberFile (on page 40) startup variable. Material - Specifies the material for the component. The default value is the "MATERIAL=" value in the data file header. Pick Points - Click to define the component by two points on the screen. Select Lines - Click to select lines in the drawing to place the component. The length and position of the line define the component. Properties - Activates the Properties dialog box that you can use to edit the shape properties before placement. For more information, see Properties Dialog Box. User Input - Activates the User Input dialog box that you can use to create a custom-dimensioned shape. Select a shape that is close to the size you need before clicking User Input. For more information, see User Input Dialog Box.

Properties Dialog Box


Displays the available properties of the selected member. The reference data file path and file name is shown at the top. Weight - Displays the weight of the component. Select Manual Update to enter the weight yourself. Length - Displays the length of the component. Select Manual Update to enter the length yourself. The component length is calculated based on the shape of the solid, not the length of the centerline. For example, if one end of the component is cut 45 degrees, the full length would be to the very end of the 45 degree cut, not the centerline length. The top grid displays the required properties to place the shape. Do not add to or edit the order of these properties in the data file or the component does not place correctly in the drawing. The bottom grid displays the optional properties. You can add or remove properties in the data file as needed. For example, you might want to add a column in the data file for the gage distance.

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Steel Shapes Panel User Input Dialog Box


Defines custom dimensioned components. Dimensions - Displays the dimensions that you can define. Refer to the figure for a key of which dimension is which. Rotation Angle - Select the component rotation about the centerline or base point. You can select 0, 90, 180, 270, or type the needed rotation angle. Short Annotation - Defines the short annotation name for the component. Long Annotation - Defines the long annotation name for the component. The thickness, length, and width dimensions are appended to the long annotation as the component is drawn and placed. Description - Defines the component description. Density - Defines the material density for the component. Use the SteelLibraryDirectory (on page 40) startup variable to define the data files location associated with the steel software. The delivered libraries are Steel_I and Steel_M. Steel_I contains imperial unit data files using inches while Steel_M contains metric data files. At the top of each data file is an entry that defines the type of data file: metric or imperial. The software reads this entry in the data file and determines if the units need to be converted. For example, when SystemMeasure (on page 41) is set to 2 (metric system with nominal inch input) and you want to use an imperial data file from Steel_I, the system automatically converts the data file values from inches into millimeters. Select the data file to use using the SteelLibraryDirectory variable. Steel channel and angle shapes cannot be modified using the AutoCAD MIRROR command. Use Flip Flange in the dialog to mirror channel and angle shapes. When editing shape data files, remember these rules: Columns have to be separated by two or more spaces. First column has to be called "MEMBER". The member name cannot have two consecutive spaces. Required columns have to in the exact order listed for each type of steel shape to generate the AutoCAD solid. All columns after the required columns are optional. These optional columns display in the Properties dialog box for reference. The Ix (Inertia about X-axis), Iy (Inertia about Y-axis), and J (torsion) columns might be used by the SEXPORT command when export to CAESAR II Steel (*.str) files. The cross sectional area (AREA) and fillet radius (R) columns are required in the data file but are not used by the software to generate the AutoCAD solid shape. These values are not stored with the component. For imperial sizes: Weight (WGT) column is in pounds per foot (lbs/ft) 2 Area (AREA) column is in square inches (in ) All other required columns are in inches (in) For metric sizes: Weight (WGT) column is in kilograms per meter (kg/m) 2 Area (AREA) column is in square centimeters (cm ) All other required columns are in millimeters (mm)

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Wide Flange Shapes


Data file sample (TYPE=W)

Required columns: MEMBER - Member Name WGT - Weight AREA - Cross sectional Area (not used) DEPTH - Depth WEB_THK - Web Thickness FLG_WIDTH - Flange Width FLG_THK - Flange Thickness R - Fillet Radius (not used)

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Channel Shapes
Data file sample (TYPE=C)

Required Columns: MEMBER - Member Name WGT - Weight AREA - Cross sectional Area (not used) WEB_THK - Web Thickness FLG_WIDTH - Flange Width FLG_THK - Flange Thickness R - Fillet Radius (not used) X - Centroid location X axis (used only when SteelNeutralAxis = 0)

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Angle Shapes
Data file sample (TYPE=L)

Required Columns: MEMBER - Member Name WGT - Weight AREA - Cross sectional Area (not used) LEG1 - Leg 1 length LEG2 - Leg 2 length THK - Thickness R - Fillet Radius (not used) X - Centroid location X axis (used only when SteelNeutralAxis = 0) Y - Centroid location Y axis (used only when center line location is set to center)

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Tee Shapes
Data file sample (TYPE=WT)

Required Columns: MEMBER - Member Name WGT - Weight AREA - Cross sectional Area (not used) DEPTH - Depth STEM_THK - Stem Thickness FLG_WIDTH - Flange Width FLG_THK - Flange Thickness R - Fillet Radius (not used) Y - Centroid location Y axis (used only when center line location is set to center)

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Pipe Shapes
Data file sample (Type=P)

Required Columns: MEMBER - Member Name WGT - Weight AREA - Cross sectional Area (not used) OD - Outside Diameter WALL_THK - Wall Thickness (not used)

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Tube Shapes
Data file sample (Type=TS)

Required Columns: MEMBER - Member Name WGT - Weight AREA - Cross sectional Area (not used) SIDE1 - Side 1 length SIDE2 - Side 2 length THK - Thickness R - Fillet Radius (not used)

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Flat Bar Shapes


Data file sample (TYPE=FB)

Required Columns: MEMBER - Member Name WGT - Weight AREA - Cross sectional Area (not used) WIDTH - Width THK - Thickness

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Round Bar Shapes


Data file sample (Type=RB)

Required Columns: MEMBER - Member Name WGT - Weight AREA - Cross sectional Area (not used) OD - Outside Diameter

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Channel Shape with Lip


Data file sample (TYPE=C_LIP):

Required Columns: MEMBER - Member Name WGT - Weight AREA - Cross sectional Area (not used) DEPTH - Web Thickness THK - Thickness FLG_WIDTH - Flange Width LIP - Lip Length X - Centroid location X axis (used only when SteelNeutralAxis = 0)

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Angle Shape with Lip


Data file sample (TYPE=L_LIP):

Required Columns: MEMBER - Member Name WGT - Weight AREA - Cross sectional Area (not used) LEG1 - Leg 1 length THK - Thickness LEG2 - Leg 2 length LIP - Lip Length X - Centroid location X axis (used only when SteelNeutralAxis = 0) Y - Centroid location Y axis (used only when center line location is set to center)

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Z Shapes
Data file sample (TYPE=Z):

Columns: MEMBER - Member Name WEIGHT - Weight AREA - Cross sectional Area (not used) HEIGHT - Height THK - Thickness LEG1 - Leg 1 length LIP1 - Lip 1 length (optional) LEG2 - Leg 2 length (optional) LIP2 - Lip 2 length (optional) THK_LEG1 - Leg 1 thickness (optional) THK_LEG2 - Lip 1 thickness (optional) THK_LIP1 - Leg 2 thickness (optional) THK_LIP2 - Lip 2 thickness (optional)

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Angle Double Shape


Data file sample (TYPE=2L)

Required Columns: MEMBER - Member Name WGT - Weight AREA - Cross sectional Area (not used) LEG1 - Leg 1 length LEG2 - Leg 2 length THK - Thickness Y - Centroid location Y axis (used only when center line location is set to center)

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Steel Draw Panel


CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab > Steel Draw panel Command Description Command line

Plate - Places plates in the drawing. For more information, SPLATE see Plate (on page 250). Base Plate - Places base plates in free space or at the end of a member. For more information, see Base Plate (on page 252). Steel Bolt - Places a bolt in the drawing. For more information, see Steel Bolts (on page 255). SBPLATE

BTSHAPE

Set Size by Component - Sets the steel size by selecting COMP2STEEL an existing component in the model. For more information, see Set Size by Component (on page 257). Generic Attach - Attaches information to any generic SGENERICD AutoCAD object in the drawing. For more information, see Generic Attachment (on page 257). User Shape - Places a component using a custom user shape. For more information, see User Shape (on page 258). Loft - Creates loft steel components. For more information, see Loft (on page 260). SUSER

SLOFT

Steel Single Line - Places steel single line components in SLS the drawing. For more information, see Single Line Steel (on page 261). Frame Creation - Creates intelligent frames that they can use to build structural steel models. For more information, see Steel - Frame Creation (on page 268). Annotate - Annotates and dimensions frame lines. For more information, see Frame Annotation (on page 270). SFRAME

SFRAMEANOT

Ladder - Places ladders, with or without cages, in the SLADDER drawing. For more information, see Ladder (on page 271). Hand Rail - Places hand rails in the drawing. For more information, see Handrail (on page 273). Stair - Places stairs in the drawing. For more information, see Stair (on page 275). SHRAIL SSTAIR

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Plate
CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: Steel Draw > Plate Steel Draw toolbar: Plate Plant menu: Steel > Plate Command line: SPLATE Creates plates in the model using existing shapes or by specifying a minimum of three plate corners. You define the extrusion direction after selecting the shape or defining the corners. Use the SteelLibraryDirectory (on page 40) startup variable to define plate data files location. The delivered libraries are Steel_I and Steel_M. Steel_I contains imperial unit data files using inches while Steel_M contains metric data files. At the top of each data file is an entry that defines the type of data file: metric or imperial. The software reads this entry in the data file and determines if the units need to be converted. For example, when SystemMeasure (on page 41) is set to 2 (metric system with nominal inch input) and you want to use an imperial data file from Steel_I, the system automatically converts the data file values from inches into millimeters. Select the data file to use using the SteelLibraryDirectory variable.

Draw Plate Dialog Box


Select Data File - Select the data file that contains the component to place. All the data files located in the folder defined by the SteelLibraryDirectory (on page 40) startup variable display for selection. You can have a mix of metric and imperial data files in the same folder. CADWorx automatically converts the selected data file to the proper drawing units. Select Member - Specifies the member to use. The delivered data files have members in alphabetical order. You can edit the data files to have the members in any order. Existing - Edits the existing status of the plate. Short Annotation - Defines the short annotation name for the plate. The default value is the text in the MEMBER column of the data file up to the first "X" character. Long Annotation - Defines the long annotation name for the plate. The default value is the text in the MEMBER column of the data file. Description - Defines the plate description. The default value is the "DESCRIPTION=" value in the data file header. Part Member - Specifies the part number for the plate. You can enter the part number yourself or use the part number automatically assigned by the SteelPartNumberFile (on page 40) startup variable. Material - Specifies the material for the plate. The default value is the "MATERIAL=" value in the data file header. Length - Displays the length of the plate computed by finding a bounding box around the plate aligned along an alignment axis. The alignment axis through the plate is the axis formed by the long segment of the polyline used to create the plate. Width - Displays the width of the plate computed by finding a bounding box around the plate aligned along an alignment axis. The alignment axis through the plate is the axis formed by the long segment of the polyline used to create the plate. Weight - Displays the weight of the plate. Select Manual Update to enter the value yourself. Manual Update - Select this option to manually specify the plate weight in the Weight box. Clear this option to have the software compute the plate weight using the shape and the weight defined in the data file.

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Insert Location - Select the centerline location for the plate. This option is only available when editing an existing plate in the model. Pick Points - Click to define the plates by its corners. Select Lines - Click to define the plate using an existing closed polyline shape. Select Curves - Click to define the plate using an existing closed curved shape.

What do you want to do?


Place plate by points (on page 251) Place plate by closed polyline (on page 251) Place plate by curves (on page 252)

Place plate by points


1. On the Steel Draw panel, click Plate . You can also type SPLATE in the command line. The Draw Plate dialog box displays. In the Select Data File box, select Structural Plate. Select the plate to place in the Select Member list. Edit the Details boxes as needed. Click Pick points. Define the first corner location of the plate. Continue to define the corners of the plate. When you are finished, right-click and then select Enter on the menu. Select Positive or Negative from the context menu. You can also press ENTER for positive Z direction or press N for negative.

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Place plate by closed polyline


1. On the Steel Draw panel, click Plate . You can also type SPLATE in the command line. The Draw Plate dialog box displays. In the Select Data File box, select Structural Plate. Select the plate to place in the Select Member list. Edit the Details boxes as needed. Click Select line(s). Select an existing closed polyline shape in the model. Right-click and, then select Positive or Negative from the context menu. You can also press ENTER for positive Z direction or press N for negative.

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Place plate by curves


1. On the Steel Draw panel, click Plate . You can also type SPLATE in the command line. The Draw Plate dialog box displays. In the Select Data File box, select Structural Plate. Select the plate to place in the Select Member list. Edit the Details boxes as needed. Click Select curve(s). Select the existing curves in the model. Right-click. Enter the width distance for the plate. Click in the model to indicate which direction to apply the width. Select Bottom, Center, or Top for the insertion location.

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Base Plate
CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: Steel Draw > Base Plate Steel Draw toolbar: Base Plate Plant menu: Steel > Base Plate Command line: SBPLATE Places base plates in open space or attached to the end of a steel member. CADWorx automatically copes the steel member with the base plate.

Base Plate Dialog Box


Select Data File - Select the data file that contains the component to place. All the data files located in the folder defined by the SteelLibraryDirectory (on page 40) startup variable display for selection. You can have a mix of metric and imperial data files in the same folder. CADWorx automatically converts the selected data file to the proper drawing units. Select Member - Specifies the member to use. The delivered data files have members in alphabetical order. You can edit the data files to have the members in any order.

Details
Existing - Edits the existing status of the plate. Short annotation - Defines the short annotation name for the plate. The default value is the text in the MEMBER column of the data file up to the first "X" character. Long annotation - Defines the long annotation name for the plate. The default value is the text in the MEMBER column of the data file. Description - Defines the plate description. The default value is the "DESCRIPTION=" value in the data file header. Part number - Specifies the part number for the plate. You can enter the part number yourself or use the part number automatically assigned by the SteelPartNumberFile (on page 40) startup variable. Material - Specifies the material for the plate. The default value is the "MATERIAL=" value in the data file header.

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Weight - Displays the weight of the plate. The software automatically subtracts the material weight removed by any holes from the plate weight. Select Manual Update to enter the value yourself. Manual Update - Select this option to manually specify the plate weight in the Weight box. Clear this option to have the software compute the plate weight using the shape and the weight defined in the data file.

Plate Dimensions
Length - Displays the length of the plate computed by finding a bounding box around the plate aligned along an alignment axis. The alignment axis through the plate is the axis formed by the long segment of the polyline used to create the plate. Width - Displays the width of the plate computed by finding a bounding box around the plate aligned along an alignment axis. The alignment axis through the plate is the axis formed by the long segment of the polyline used to create the plate. Rotation - Specifies the rotation angle for the plate placement. X offset - Specifies the X-axis offset from the plate centroid. Y offset - Specifies the Y-axis offset from the plate centroid.

Hole Dimensions
On/Off - Select this option to place holes in the base plate. Clear this option to place a plate without holes. Row count - Enter the number of hole rows. Row spacing - Enter the distance between the hole rows measured from the center of the holes. Column count - Enter the number of hole columns. Column spacing - Enter the distance between the hole columns measured from the center of the holes. Diameter - Enter the diameter of the hole. Rotation - Enter the angle at which to rotate the hole rows and columns within the base plate. Slotted length - Enter a distance to create an elongated hole. This distance is measured from the hole center. X offset - Specifies the X-axis offset for the holes. Holes places at zero offset are at the base plate center. Y offset - Specifies the Y-axis offset for the holes. Holes places at zero offset are at the base plate center. Pick Point - Click to place the base plate.

What do you want to do?


Place a base plate (on page 254) Place a base plate with holes (on page 254)

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Place a base plate


1. On the Steel Draw panel, click Base Plate . You can also type SBPLATE in the command line. The Steel Base Plates dialog box displays. In the Select Data File box, select Structural Plate. Select the plate to place in the Select Member list. Edit the Details boxes as needed. Edit the Plate dimensions boxes as needed. Clear the On/Off option to place the base plate without holes. Click Pick point. The prompt Specify center base point displays. Define the location for the base plate center. Continue to define the locations for addition base plates as needed.

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Place a base plate with holes


1. On the Steel Draw panel, click Base Plate . You can also type SBPLATE in the command line. The Steel Base Plates dialog box displays. In the Select Data File box, select Structural Plate. Select the plate to place in the Select Member list. Edit the Details boxes as needed. Edit the Plate dimensions boxes as needed. Select the On/Off option to place the base plate with holes. Enter the values for the hole dimensions and locations. Click Pick point. The prompt Specify center base point displays. Define the location for the base plate center. Continue to define the locations for addition base plates as needed.

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Steel Bolts
CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: Steel Draw > Steel Bolts Steel Draw toolbar: Steel Bolts Command line: BTSHAPE Draws bolts in the drawing. You can place bolt shapes on lines, or you can specify the end points.

Draw Steel Dialog Box


Select Type - Select the shape to place. The drop down lists each folder defined by the SteelLibraryDirectory (on page 40) startup variable. In each folder is a Type.ini file specifying the member type in that folder (W, T, TS, and so forth). Select Data File - Select the data file that contains the component to place. All the data files located in the folder defined by the SteelLibraryDirectory (on page 40) startup variable display for selection. You can have a mix of metric and imperial data files in the same folder. CADWorx automatically converts the selected data file to the proper drawing units. Select Member - Specifies the member to use. The delivered data files have members in alphabetical order. You can edit the data files to have the members in any order. Rotation Angle - Select the component rotation about the centerline. You can select 0, 90, 180, 270, or type the needed rotation angle. Pick Insertion Location - Click to select the insertion point. The red box indicates the active location. Centerline location - Select the top, center, or bottom location of the centerline relative to the component shape. The centerline location can only be along the three locations on the Y-axis of the component. Use UCS - Select to use the current UCS as the XY plane. For example, if the UCS is located in the same plane as a slope roof, components are easily added at this angle if you select this option. Select two points within the plane to determine the rotation automatically. Existing - Edits the existing status of the plate. Short Annotation - Defines the short annotation name for the component. The default value is the text in the MEMBER column of the data file up to the first "X" character. Long Annotation - Defines the long annotation name for the component. The default value is the text in the MEMBER column of the data file. Description - Defines the component description. The default value is the "DESCRIPTION=" value in the data file header. Part Member - Specifies the part number for the component. You can enter the part number yourself or use the part number automatically assigned by the SteelPartNumberFile (on page 40) startup variable. Material - Specifies the material for the component. The default value is the "MATERIAL=" value in the data file header. Pick Points - Click to define the component by two points on the screen. Select Lines - Click to select lines in the drawing to place the component. The length and position of the line define the component. Properties - Activates the Properties dialog box that you can use to edit the shape properties before placement. For more information, see Properties Dialog Box.

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User Input - Activates the User Input dialog box that you can use to create a custom-dimensioned shape. Select a shape that is close to the size you need before clicking User Input. For more information, see User Input Dialog Box.

Properties Dialog Box


Displays the available properties of the selected member. The reference data file path and file name is shown at the top. Weight - Displays the weight of the component. Select Manual Update to enter the weight yourself. Length - Displays the length of the component. Select Manual Update to enter the length yourself. The component length is calculated based on the shape of the solid, not the length of the centerline. For example, if one end of the component is cut 45 degrees, the full length would be to the very end of the 45 degree cut, not the centerline length. The top grid displays the required properties to place the shape. Do not add to or edit the order of these properties in the data file or the component does not place correctly in the drawing. The bottom grid displays the optional properties. You can add or remove properties in the data file as needed. For example, you might want to add a column in the data file for the gage distance.

User Input Dialog Box


Defines custom dimensioned components. Dimensions - Displays the dimensions that you can define. Refer to the figure for a key of which dimension is which. Rotation Angle - Select the component rotation about the centerline or base point. You can select 0, 90, 180, 270, or type the needed rotation angle. Short Annotation - Defines the short annotation name for the component. Long Annotation - Defines the long annotation name for the component. The thickness, length, and width dimensions are appended to the long annotation as the component is drawn and placed. Description - Defines the component description. Density - Defines the material density for the component. Use the SteelLibraryDirectory (on page 40) startup variable to define the data files location associated with the steel software. The delivered libraries are Steel_I and Steel_M. Steel_I contains imperial unit data files using inches while Steel_M contains metric data files. At the top of each data file is an entry that defines the type of data file: metric or imperial. The software reads this entry in the data file and determines if the units need to be converted. For example, when SystemMeasure (on page 41) is set to 2 (metric system with nominal inch input) and you want to use an imperial data file from Steel_I, the system automatically converts the data file values from inches into millimeters. Select the data file to use using the SteelLibraryDirectory variable.

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Set Size by Component


CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: Steel Draw > Set Size by Component Steel Draw toolbar: Set Size by Component Plant menu: Steel > Utility > Size by Component Command line: COMP2STEEL Sets the steel size by selecting an existing component in the model. 1. On the Steel Draw panel, click Set Size by Component . 2. Select an existing component in the model that has the size that you want to use.

Generic Attachment
CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: Steel Draw > Generic Attachment Steel Draw toolbar: Generic Attachment Command line: SGENERICD Attaches information to any generic AutoCAD object in the drawing. You can use the information later in bill of material extraction, labeling, and so forth. After manually constructing a component, use this routine to attach xdata information. You cannot attach information to a CADWorx object or component. To pinpoint the center of gravity locations use the Osnap commands. For example, to place information on a beam and have it reflect the CG correctly, draw a centerline and pick MIDpoint or NEArest to the end of the centerline or the exact known location.

Generic Attach Dialog Box


Controls parameters for attaching information to generic AutoCAD objects. Long Annotation - Specifies the long annotation for the component, such as W6X25. Description - Specifies the description for the component, such as Wide Flange. Short Annotation - Specifies the short annotation for the component, such as W6. Part number - Specifies the part number for the component, such as 12345. Material - Specifies the material for the component, such as ASTM A-36. Length - Specifies the length of the component. Any real number is valid. Weight - Specifies the weight of the component. Any real number is valid. BOM Mark Point - Shows the drawing coordinate location at which the information was attached.

1. On the Steel Draw panel, click Generic Attachment

You can also type SGENERICD in the command line. The Generic Attach dialog box displays. 2. Enter the information to attach in the appropriate boxes. 3. Click Attach. 4. Select the nonCADWorx object to which to attach the information.

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User Shape
CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: Steel Draw > User Shape Steel Draw toolbar: User Shape Plant menu: Steel > User Shape Command line: SUSER Places a component using a custom user shape. You select the component to draw based on the user shape DWG file that you previously created. The extrusion direction and distance is based on points picked or line selected in the drawing. Roll angle can edited along with the standard annotations.

User Shapes Dialog Box


Controls parameters for placing user-defined shapes in the drawing. Short Annotation - Specifies the short annotation for the shape. The default value comes from the drawing file that contains the user shape. Long Annotation - Specifies the long annotation description for the shape. The default value comes from the drawing file that contains the user shape. Description - Specifies the description for the shape. The default value comes from the drawing file that contains the user shape. Part Number - Specifies the part number for the shape. The default value comes from the drawing file that contains the user shape. Material - Specifies the material for the shape. The default value comes from the drawing file that contains the user shape. Length - Specifies the length of the shape. Weight - Specifies the weight of the shape. Roll Angle - Specifies the roll angle about the placement line for the shape. Pick points - Places the shape between two points that you identify in the drawing. Select line - Places the square straight or oval straight shape along an existing polyline in the drawing. This option is disabled for all other shapes. For user shapes to work, an ASCII file named Type.ini must be in the same folder as the user shape drawing files. The Type.ini must have TYPE=USER as the first line in the file. The folder ..\CADWorx (version)\Steel_I\User Shape is used to store the user shape drawing files.

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The figure below shows the parameters stored in a user created DWG file that can be used to create a roof purlin user shape.

After selecting the user shape from the dialog, you pick points or select a line to define the extrusion length. See the figure below.

1. On the Steel Draw panel, click User Shape

You can also type SUSER in the command line. The User Shapes dialog box displays. 2. In the Select Member box, select the user shape to use. 3. Enter values in the Details boxes as needed.

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4. Click Pick points to place the component by defining the two end locations. -orClick Select line to select an existing line in the drawing on which to place the component.

Loft
CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: Steel Draw > Loft Steel Draw toolbar: Loft Command line: SLOFT Creates lofted steel components. You must have two cross sections and the path curve between them defined in the drawing before using this command. The cross sections define the shape of the resulting steel component. The path curve must intersect all planes of the cross sections.

1. Draw the two cross sections and the path curve in the drawing. 2. On the Steel Draw panel, click Loft 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. . You can also type SLOFT in the command line. Enter the material density. Select the first cross section. Select the second cross section. Right-click to indicate you are finished selecting cross sections. Select the path curve. Define the annotations, descriptions, part number, and material.

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Single Line Steel


CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: Steel Draw > Single Line Steel Steel Draw toolbar: Single Line Steel Command line: SLS

Using the Steel Single Line program


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Generate the 3D model of the steel in Model Space. Create viewports in the Layouts. Configure the object settings on the General tab. (see below). Generate the viewports. Apply new settings to objects. Configure the dimension settings on the Dimension tab (see below). Dimension the viewport.

This feature is only part of CADWorx Steel Professional Plus or CADWorx Plant Professional.

Using the Steel Drawing Manager


The palette can be resized, docked and hidden like any AutoCAD palette. The command SLSSHOWPALETTE shows the palette if it is hidden. The column line between the field labels and the settings can be moved left or right to resize the columns.

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Tools

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Save Settings to File - Save your set of settings to an external file for use in another drawing Load Settings From File - Load a saved set of settings from a file into the drawing. Any existing named settings are lost when a new set is loaded from the file. Add Setting - Add a name to a set of settings you want to reuse. Delete Setting - Delete a named setting from the list. Match Settings - Apply settings from one object to other objects. Turn off Vertical symbols - Used to turn off vertically places symbols representing Z-Axis objects. Generate - Generate the steel member drawing objects in a viewport. Set to Object - Apply new settings to a viewport or individual steel components already drawn. Update - Updates the existing objects to match changes made to the model Reset Settings - Resets individual member objects back to the viewport settings and link them back to the view port. Archive drawings - Detaches all intelligence from the drawing objects. Underlying models can be removed. Turn of Vertical Symbols - Used to turn on vertically places symbols representing Z-Axis objects previously turned off. Settings List Box - Choose the named settings.

Line Settings

Layer - AutoCAD Layer for New Steel Color - AutoCAD object color for New Steel Linetype - Loaded AutoCAD linetype for New Steel Weight - AutoCAD line weight for New Steel

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Layer Exist - AutoCAD Layer for Existing Steel Color Exist - AutoCAD object color for Existing Steel Weight Exist - AutoCAD line weight for Existing Steel Gap Style - Used to set either Manual gap distance or automatic gap distance Automatic uses the steel member end gap type to gap the lines set by the Gap Distance setting Manual applies the Gap Distance to all ends regardless of gap type Gap Distance - This is a paper space distance for the coping gaps

Tag Settings

Layer - AutoCAD Layers Color - AutoCAD object colors Text Style - Loaded text styles Text Height - Paper space text height Offset - Set an offset above the line / symbol for the test to be placed Justification - AutoCAD text justifications Style - Short or Long descriptions Display - Display of the tag, on or off

Symbol Settings

Layer Main - AutoCAD Layers for visible parts of the symbol Color Main - AutoCAD object colors for visible parts of the symbol Linetype Main - Loaded AutoCAD linetypes for visible parts of the symbol Layer Minor - AutoCAD Layers for hidden parts of the symbol

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Color Minor - AutoCAD object colors for hidden parts of the symbol Linetype Minor - Loaded AutoCAD linetypes for hidden parts of the symbol Scale - Width scale based on the actual visual width in the viewport Length - Paper space length Offset - Set the distance between parallel elements for visual effect Display - Display of the symbol, on or off

Dimension Tab

Tools

Save Settings to File - Save your set of settings to an external file for use in another drawing.

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Load Settings from File - Load a saved set of settings from a file into the drawing. Any existing named settings are lost when a new set is loaded from the file. Add Named Style - Add a name to a set of settings you want to reuse. Delete Named Style - Delete a named setting from the list. Generate Plan Dimension - Generate the plan style dimensions of a selected viewport. Generate Elevated Dimension - Generate the elevation style dimensions of a selected viewport. Clear Dimensions - Remove all dimensions of a selected viewport. Update Dimensions - Update existing dimensions of a selected viewport. Settings List Box - Used to choose the named settings. Dimension Level - Select how many dimension levels to use.

Dimension Settings

Layer - AutoCAD Layers Dim Style - AutoCAD Dimension Styles Dim Type - Select the dimension type. Baseline Type Continue Type Ordinate Type Offset - The distance from the edge of the viewport to place the first level dimensions Elevation Value - The relative elevation of the selected origin point Elevation Prefix - Prefix for the elevation dimensions

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Display - To display the column tags on the plan dimensions Layer - AutoCAD Layer of the column tags and text Color - AutoCAD color of the column tags and text Style - Text style for the column tags and text Height - Text height for the column tag text Balloon Size - Diameter of the column tags Orientation - The order of the automatic numbering of the column tags. LR-BT left to right, bottom to top LR-TB left to right, top to bottom RL-BT right to left, bottom to top RL-TB right to left, top to bottom Vertical - Vertical column tag numbering start and style Letter (A) Letter + Number (A1) Number (1) Number + Letter (1A) Horizontal - Horizontal column tag numbering start and style. Letter (A) Letter + Number (A1) Number (1) Number + Letter (1A) Vertical Inc - The increment value of the tag number Increments the second value of a combination tag Value = 1 then "A" to "B" or "A1" to "A2" Horizontal Inc - The increment value of the tag number Increments the second value of a combination tag Value = 1 then "A" to "B" or "A1" to "A2"

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Frame Creation
CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: Steel Draw > Frame Creation Steel Draw toolbar: Frame Creation Plant menu: Steel > Frame > Creation Command line: SFRAME Create intelligent frames that you can use to build structural steel models.

Frame Creation Dialog Box


Name - Specifies the name for the current frame. The frame name is required only when you create more than one frame in the same drawing. If you do not specify a name and you save the frame configuration, the software uses the file name as the frame name. Specify On-screen - Select this option to specify the frame insertion point with your mouse. Clear this option to use the coordinate location specified in the X, Y, and Z boxes as the frame insertion location. Repeat Rows/Columns - Select this option to repeat the same rows and columns as the first plan for all subsequent plans. This option provides a quick way to create large frames without repeatedly entering the same information. The setting of this option is saved with the frame configuration. Create Clipped Views - Select this option to create clipped views for each plan, row, and column. These views can then be accessed using the View command in AutoCAD. The views are clipped in the front and back making them excellent to use in annotation layouts. You need to select the Update Layer option in the View command dialog for the view to be set correctly. The setting of this option is saved with the frame configuration. Rotation Angle - Enter the rotation angle for the entire frame. The rotation is about the specified insertion point. The rotation angle is saved with the frame configuration. Draw Sloped Vertical Lines - Select this option to make the vertical lines sloped according to each plans X and Y offsets. This option is useful when creating platform frames and requires that each plan have the same number of rows and columns. The setting of this option is saved with the frame configuration. Plan - Defines the plans for the current frame. Specify the distance from one plan to the next in the Distance column for each plan. You can also specify X and Y offset values from the insertion point before the row and column lines for this plan are created. CADWorx automatically creates labels for each plan based on the distance specified. The elevation label default setting is defined in [Product Folder]\System\FrameSetup.tbl with the PLAN_LABEL_START setting. Clear the Auto label option to define the label text yourself. The label is saved with the frame after it is drawn and is available for the Frame Annotation command. For more information, see Frame Annotation (on page 270). Click Add to add a new plan to the current frame. Click Remove to delete the selected plans from the current frame. If Repeat Rows/Columns is not selected, Remove deletes all rows and columns associated with the plan that is being removed. Row - Defines the rows for the current frame. You can specify the distance from one row to the next in the Distance column for each row. If Repeat Rows/Columns is selected, the rows are for the currently selected plan. CADWorx automatically creates labels for each row. The row label default setting is defined in [Product Folder]\System\FrameSetup.tbl. The [ROW] section contains the characters used in making the label. If there are more rows and available characters, the labels are concatenated.

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For example, A, B, C......X, Y, Z, AA, AB, AC and so on. Clear the Auto label option to define the label text yourself. This label is saved with the frame after it is drawn and is available for the Frame Annotation command. For more information, see Frame Annotation (on page 270). Columns - Defines the columns for the current frame. You can specify the distance from one column to the next in the Distance column for each column. If Repeat Rows/Columns is selected, the columns are for the currently selected plan. CADWorx automatically creates labels for each column. The column label default settings is defined in [Product Folder]\System\FrameSetup.tbl. The [COLUMN] section contains the characters used in making the label. If there are more columns than available characters, the labels are concatenated. For example, A, B, C......X, Y, Z, AA, AB, AC and so on. Clear the Auto label option to define the label text yourself. This label is saved with the frame after it is drawn and is available for the Frame Annotation command. For more information, see Frame Annotation (on page 270). New - Click to create a new frame. You are prompted to save any changes to the current frame. Save - Click to save the current frame to a file. You are prompted to enter a name and specify the location to save the frame configuration. Save As - Click to save the current frame under a different file name. OK - Click to draw the frame in the current drawing. You are prompted to save any changes to the current frame.

What do you want to do?


Create a new frame configuration (on page 269) Edit a frame configuration (on page 270) Place a frame in the drawing (on page 270)

Create a new frame configuration


1. On the Steel Draw panel, click Frame Creation . You can also type SFRAME in the command line. The Frame Creation dialog box displays. Define the insertion point for the frame. Define the plans, rows, and columns using Add and Remove. Click Save As. Enter the frame name, and specify of folder location. Click Save.

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Edit a frame configuration


1. On the Steel Draw panel, click Frame Creation . You can also type SFRAME in the command line. The Frame Creation dialog box displays. Click Browse, and then open the frame to edit. Edit the frame options and insertion point as needed. Edit the plans, rows, and columns using Add and Remove. Click Save. Click Save As to save the frame to a different file.

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Place a frame in the drawing


1. On the Steel Draw panel, click Frame Creation . You can also type SFRAME in the command line. The Frame Creation dialog box displays. Click Browse, and then open the frame to place. Edit the frame options and insertion point as needed. Edit the plans, rows, and columns using Add and Remove as needed. Click OK. You are prompted to save any edits that you have made to the frame.

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Frame Annotation
CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: Steel Draw > Frame Annotation Steel Draw toolbar: Frame Annotation Plant menu: Steel > Frame > Annotation Command line: SFRAMEANOT Annotates and dimensions frame lines. This command can also create the dimensions in call outs in paper space. Dimensions only - Draws only the dimension for the selected frame line. You are prompted to pick the dimension side. The distance the dimensions are offset from the frame line is controlled by the AutoCAD setvar DIMDLI. This option respects the current DIMSCALE setting. Call outs only - Creates the call out and places the label of the selected frame line in a block with attribute. The M5 block located in the [Product Directory]\Support folder is used for the call out. You are prompted to pick the call out location. Both - This option creates both dimensions and call outs. 1. On the Steel Draw panel, click Frame Annotation 2. 3. 4. 5. . You can also type SFRAMEANOT in the command line. Select the frame line in the drawing. Select Dimensions only, Call outs only, or Both. Select the side of the frame line to place the annotation. Pick the location of the annotation.

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Ladder
CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: Steel Draw > Ladder Steel Draw toolbar: Ladder Plant menu: Steel > Ladder Command line: SLADDER Creates ladders by specifying the start and end points of the ladder and rotation angle of the ladder. Click Browse to load a predefined ladder into the dialog box. Use Save As to save a ladder configuration for use later.

Position Tab
Start point / End point - Defines the location of the ladder. Specify On-screen - Select this option to specify the start and end ladder locations interactively in the model. Clear this option to define the locations using the X, Y, and Z coordinate boxes. Rotation angle - Defines the rotation angle for the entire ladder. Select Specify On-screen to define the rotation interactively in the drawing. Clear the option to use the rotation value specified in the Angle box.

Dimension Tab
Sloped ladder - Select to allow the ladder to be sloped. The slope is determined by the difference between the X or Y start and end locations in the Position Tab. Rail width - Enter the inside distance from rail to rail. Above platform - Enter the distance the ladder rails (offset extension of rail) are to extend above the top rung. Rail top exit width - Enter the inside to inside distance of the ladder opening above the platform. Rung spacing - Enter the center to center distance of the ladder rungs. Offset (+/-) - Enter the distance the ladder is offset from the platform.

Cage Tab
Cage ladder - Select to place a cage on the ladder if the height of the ladder is over the minimum distance. Curved - Select to connect the hoop bars to the ladder using a curved connection. Max. hoop spacing - Enter the distance from center to center of the intermediate hoops. Cage bar spacing - Enter the distance from the center to center of the vertical bars on the cage. Bottom hoop clearance - Enter the distance from the base elevation or grade to the bottom hoop. Distance to middle - Enter the distance from the ladder rungs to the center of the cage. Small hoop radius - Enter the radius of the hoop bar at the ladder rail location. This box is available only when Curved is selected. Connection distance - Enter the distance of the hoop bar at the ladder rail location. This box is available only when Curved is not selected. Top hoop radius - Enter the radius of the top hoop from the center of the cage.

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Intermediate hoop radius - Enter the radius of the intermediate hoop from the center of the cage. Bottom hoop radius - Enter the radius of the bottom hoop from the center of the cage. Top hoop opening - Defines the direction of the hoop opening. If you select Open Left or Open Right, you need to define the side outlet width and extension distances. Side outlet width - Enter the width of the cage side opening. Side outlet extension - Enter the length of the side outlet extension.

Sizes Tab
The bars, rungs, hoops, and cage bars rows allows the selection of different components to be used with the ladder. Type - Select the member type. Data file - Select the data file to use. The data files that display are controlled by the SteelLibraryDirectory (on page 40) variable in the configuration settings. Size - Select the member section size from the data file selected. Details - Click the three-dots button to activate the Details dialog box. Using the Details dialog box, you can define annotations, offsets, rotations, and mirror the section. Short annotation - Enter a description for the short annotation of the member. This annotation is used in bill of material reports. Long annotation - Enter a description for the long annotation of the member. This annotation is used in bill of material reports. X offset - Specify the member offset along the X-axis. Remember that the base point is not always located at the centroid of the member. Y offset - Specify the member offset along the Y-axis. Rotation angle - Enter a rotation value in degrees for the member. Mirror - Select to mirror the member about its base point.

What do you want to do?


Place a ladder interactively (on page 272) Place a ladder using key-ins (on page 273) Place a ladder with a cage (on page 273)

Place a ladder interactively


1. On the Steel Draw panel, click Ladder . You can also type SLADDER in the command line. The Ladder dialog box displays. 2. Optionally, click Browse, and then open the ladder configuration to place. 3. Select the Position tab. 4. Select the Specify On-screen option for the start and end points. 5. If needed, edit the ladder properties on the Dimension, Cage, and Size tabs. 6. Click OK. 7. If you edited properties, click Yes to save your changes for reuse. Click No to place the ladder as defined but not to save the ladder properties for reuse. 8. Define the location of the ladder bottom. 9. Define the location of the ladder top.

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Place a ladder using key-ins


1. On the Steel Draw panel, click Ladder . You can also type SLADDER in the command line. The Ladder dialog box displays. Optionally, click Browse, and then open the ladder configuration to place. Select the Position tab. Clear the Specify On-screen option for the start and end points. Enter the ladder start and end points using the X, Y, and Z boxes. The bottom of the ladder is defined on the left. The top of the ladder is defined on the right. If needed, edit the ladder properties on the Dimension, Cage, and Size tabs. Click OK. If you edited properties, click Yes to save your changes for reuse. Click No to place the ladder as defined but not to save the ladder properties for reuse. The ladder is placed in the drawing.

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Place a ladder with a cage


1. On the Steel Draw panel, click Ladder . You can also type SLADDER in the command line. The Ladder dialog box displays. Optionally, click Browse, and then open the ladder configuration to place. Select the Cage tab. Select the Caged ladder option. If needed, edit the ladder properties on the Position, Dimension, and Size tabs. Click OK. If you edited properties, click Yes to save your changes for reuse. Click No to place the ladder as defined but not to save the ladder properties for reuse. The ladder is placed in the drawing.

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Handrail
CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: Steel Draw > Hand Rail Steel Draw toolbar: Hand Rail Plant menu: Steel > Hand Rail Command line: SHRAIL Creates handrails in the drawing using specified corner points of the handrail or a polyline or 3D polyline that defines the path of the handrail. You are prompted to specify the offset direction after the points have been picked, or the polyline has been selected.

Dimensions Tab
Post below platform (+/-) - Enter the distance to place the hand rail above or below the platform to which it is attached to. Platform offset dist (+/-) - Enter the distance to offset the hand rail. The hand rail can be offset away from or over the platform.

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Start/end offset - Enter the distance from the end of the hand rail to place the post or stanchion. This distance applies to both ends of the hand rail. Max post spacing - Enter the maximum distance between the post or stanchions. Spacing distance - Enter the vertical spacing between the rails. Use Add and Remove to change the number of rails.

Sizes Tab
The top rail, intermediate rail, bottom rail, and post can have different components for the hand rail. Type - Select the member type. Data file - Select the data file to use. The data files that display are controlled by the SteelLibraryDirectory (on page 40) variable in the configuration file. Size - Select the member section size from the data file selected. Details - Click the three-dots button to activate the Details dialog box. Using the Details dialog box, you can define annotations, offsets, rotations, and mirror the section. Short annotation - Enter a description for the short annotation of the member. This annotation is used in bill of material reports. Long annotation - Enter a description for the long annotation of the member. This annotation is used in bill of material reports. X offset - Specify the member offset along the X-axis. Remember that the base point is not always located at the centroid of the member. Y offset - Specify the member offset along the Y-axis. Rotation angle - Enter a rotation value in degrees for the member. Mirror - Select to mirror the member about its base point.

What do you want to do?


Place hand rail by points (on page 274) Place hand rail by polyline (on page 275)

Place hand rail by points


1. On the Steel Draw panel, click Hand Rail . You can also type SHRAIL in the command line. The Hand Rail dialog box displays. Optionally, click Browse, and then open a different hand rail configuration to place. Edit the hand rail properties on the Dimension and Sizes tabs. Click Pick points. If you edited properties, click Yes to save your changes for reuse. Click No to place the hand rail as defined but not to save the hand rail properties for reuse. Specify the starting location for the hand rail. Continue placing vertex points for the hand rail path. Right-click, and then select Enter. Identify the path side that is away from the platform.

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Place hand rail by polyline


1. Place a polyline or 3D polyline in the drawing that defines the hand rail path. 2. On the Steel Draw panel, click Hand Rail . You can also type SHRAIL in the command line. The Hand Rail dialog box displays. Optionally, click Browse, and then open a different hand rail configuration to place. Edit the hand rail properties on the Dimension and Sizes tabs. Click Select line. If you edited properties, click Yes to save your changes for reuse. Click No to place the hand rail as defined but not to save the hand rail properties for reuse. Select the polyline in the drawing. Identify the path side that is away from the platform.

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Stair
CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: Steel Draw > Stair Steel Draw toolbar: Stair Plant menu: Steel > Stair Command line: SSTAIR Creates stairs in the drawing by specifying the top point of the stair and then a base elevation.

Position Tab
Top point - Enter the X, Y, and Z coordinates for the top of the stairs. You can click Specified On-screen to select a point in the drawing. Base elevation - Enter the elevation at the bottom of stringer. You can click Specified On-screen to select a point in the drawing. Rotation angle - Enter the rotation in degrees. You can click Specified On-screen to define the rotation in the drawing.

Dimension Tab Tread


Boxes are disabled until the top point and bottom elevation are entered in the Position Tab. The software then calculates initial values based on the top point and bottom elevation. Changes made to (A) Total rise (B) Riser count (C) Rise (D) First rise (E) Run Recalculates (C) Rise (C) Rise, (E) Run (A) Total rise (C) Rise (F) Total run

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(F) Total run (E) Run

(A) Total rise - Enter the distance between the bottom elevation and the top point. (B) Riser count - Enter the number of risers (steps or treads) in the stair. (C) Rise - Enter the distance between from the top of one riser to the top of the next riser. (D) First rise - Enter the distance from the bottom elevation to the top of the first riser. (E) Run - Enter the depth of the riser (if you were standing in front of the stair). (F) Total Run - Enter the total length (measured horizontally) of the stair.

Stringer
Width - Enter the inside distance between the two stringers. (H) Top extend - Enter the distance between the stringer end and the riser. (J) Top clear - Enter the distance between the top of the stringer and the top point defined for stair. (K) Base extend - Enter the distance between the stringer end and the edge of the first riser. (M) Base clear - Enter the distance between the bottom of the stringer and the bottom elevation point.

Miscellaneous
(N) Stair offset - Enter the offset distance from the top stair location point. (P) Angle - Enter the stair angle measured from horizontal.

Sizes Tab
You can define different components to use for the riser and the stringer. Type - Select the member type. Data file - Select the data file to use. The data files that display are controlled by the SteelLibraryDirectory (on page 40) variable in the configuration file. Size - Select the member section size from the data file selected. Details - Click the three-dots button to activate the Details dialog box. Using the Details dialog box, you can define annotations, offsets, rotations, and mirror the section.

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Short annotation - Enter a description for the short annotation of the member. This annotation is used in bill of material reports. Long annotation - Enter a description for the long annotation of the member. This annotation is used in bill of material reports. X offset - Specify the member offset along the X-axis. Remember that the base point is not always located at the centroid of the member. Y offset - Specify the member offset along the Y-axis. Rotation angle - Enter a rotation value in degrees for the member. Mirror - Select to mirror the member about its base point. 1. On the Steel Draw panel, click Stair .

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

You can also type SSTAIR in the command line. The Stair dialog box displays. Using the Specify On-screen button or the X, Y, and Z boxes, define the top point for the stairs. Using the Specify On-screen button or the Z box, define the base elevation for the stairs. Using the Specify On-screen button or the Angle box, define the rotation for the stairs. Select the Dimension tab. Review and edit the tread and stringer properties as needed. Refer to Dimension Tab if needed. Select the Sizes tab. Define the components sizes for the treads and the stringers. Click OK.

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CADWorx Steel / HVAC > Steel Edit Command Description Cope - Cuts a member back to other members. For more information, see Cope (on page 280). Miter - Cuts two coplanar members back to one another. For more information, see Miter (on page 280). Cut - Cuts members by a plane that you define. For more information, see Cut (on page 281). Union - Joins two members. For more information, see Union (on page 282). Local Edit - Edits a selected member. For more information, see Edit (on page 282). Global Edit - Edits the annotation, description, part number, and material of multiple components. For more information, see Global Edit (on page 286). Global Edit All - Edits multiple components of the same member shape. For more information, see Global Edit All (on page 287). Annotate Component - Places the long or short annotation of the component in the drawing. For more information, see Annotate Component (on page 289). Convert Solid - Converts components to solids. For more information, see Convert Solid (on page 289). Command line SCOPE SMITER SCUT SUNION SCEDIT SGCEDIT

SGCEDITALL SCOMPANOT

SCONVERTSOLID

Layer Change - Moves steel solid or center lines to a new layer. For SLAYERCHANGE / more information, see Layer Change (on page 290). SSETEXIST / SREMOVEEXIST Selection Control - Toggles the display of grips on and off. For more information, see Select Control (on page 290). Auto Cope - Turns on or off the automatic coping of members. For more information, see Auto Cope (on page 290). SELECTCONTROL SAUTOCOPE

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Cope
CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: Steel Edit > Cope Steel Edit toolbar: Cope Plant menu: Steel > Cope Command line: SCOPE Copes steel members to other steel members. You can place bolted coping or welded coping. Bolted coping is controlled by SteelCopeBoltDistance (on page 39) and provides a gap between the coped member and the boundary member. Welded cope is controlled by SteelCopeWeldDistance (on page 40) and provides a gap between the coped member and the boundary member. You can: Cope a single member to another single member that provides the cope boundary. Cope many members to many other members. A member that crosses another member is cut into two separate members. 1. On the Steel Edit panel, click Cope . You can also type SCOPE in the command line. 2. Select the members to cope. Press ENTER or right-click when you are finished. 3. Select the members to cope against. Press ENTER or right-click when you are finished. 4. Select bolted or welded cope. Bolt - Copes the members with the offset specified in the SteelCopeBoltDistance startup variable. Weld - Copes the members with the offset specified in the SteelCopeWeldDistance startup variable.

Miter
CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: Steel Edit > Miter Steel Edit toolbar: Miter Plant menu: Steel > Miter Command line: SMITER Miters two structural pieces to fit each other. The two structural pieces must be in the same plane and have connected member ends. You miter multiple member pairs in each command pass. 1. On the Steel Edit panel, click Miter . You can also type SMITER in the command line. 2. Select the members to miter. 3. Press ENTER or right-click when you are finished. The software miters the selected members.

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Cut
CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: Steel Edit > Cut Steel Edit toolbar: Cut Plant menu: Steel > Cut Command line: SCUT Cuts steel members along a plane that you define by an existing line or by points placed in the drawing. The software updates the lengths, weight, and other affected properties of the cut members. You cannot cut plate members with this command. Line - Defines the plane using the two end points of the line and its extrusion direction (the Z-axis of the plane the line was drawn in). Points - Defines the plane using three points you pick in the drawing.

What do you want to do?


Cut members by line (on page 281) Cut members by three-point plane (on page 281)

Cut members by line


1. On the Steel Edit panel, click Cut 2. 3. 4. 5. . You can also type SCUT in the command line. Select Line. Select the line to use to define the plane. Select the members to cut. Right-click or press ENTER to cut the members.

Cut members by three-point plane


1. On the Steel Edit panel, click Cut 2. 3. 4. 5. . You can also type SCUT in the command line. Select Points. Pick three points in the drawing to define the cutting plane. Select the members to cut. Right-click or press ENTER to cut the members.

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Union
CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: Steel Edit > Union Steel Edit toolbar: Union Plant menu: Steel > Union Command line: SUNION Joins two or more steel members into one member. The members must have the same properties for: Member size (W10x30 for example) Insertion location Centerline location Rotation angle Data file Short annotation Long annotation Description Material Part number In addition, the two center lines must meet each other but not intersect or overlap. Curved members cannot be joined with straight members. 1. On the Steel Edit panel, click Union . You can also type SUNION in the command line. 2. Select the first member to join. 3. Select the second member to join. 4. Continue to select members. When you are finished, right-click or press ENTER to join the members.

Edit
CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: Steel Edit > Edit Steel Edit toolbar: Edit Plant menu: Steel > Component Edit > Local Edit Command line: SCEDIT Edits the properties of steel shapes and plates in the drawing. You can start this command from the command line, the command icon, or by double-clicking the object you want to edit.

Draw Steel Dialog Box


Select Type - Select the shape to place. The drop down lists each folder defined by the SteelLibraryDirectory (on page 40) startup variable. In each folder is a Type.ini file specifying the member type in that folder (W, T, TS, and so forth). Select Data File - Select the data file that contains the component to place. All the data files located in the folder defined by the SteelLibraryDirectory (on page 40) startup variable display

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for selection. You can have a mix of metric and imperial data files in the same folder. CADWorx automatically converts the selected data file to the proper drawing units. Select Member - Specifies the member to use. The delivered data files have members in alphabetical order. You can edit the data files to have the members in any order. Rotation Angle - Select the component rotation about the centerline. You can select 0, 90, 180, 270, or type the needed rotation angle. Pick Insertion Location - Click to select the insertion point. The red box indicates the active location. Centerline location - Select the top, center, or bottom location of the centerline relative to the component shape. The centerline location can only be along the three locations on the Y-axis of the component. Use UCS - Select to use the current UCS as the XY plane. For example, if the UCS is located in the same plane as a slope roof, components are easily added at this angle if you select this option. Select two points within the plane to determine the rotation automatically. Existing - Edits the existing status of the plate. Short Annotation - Defines the short annotation name for the component. The default value is the text in the MEMBER column of the data file up to the first "X" character. Long Annotation - Defines the long annotation name for the component. The default value is the text in the MEMBER column of the data file. Description - Defines the component description. The default value is the "DESCRIPTION=" value in the data file header. Part Member - Specifies the part number for the component. You can enter the part number yourself or use the part number automatically assigned by the SteelPartNumberFile (on page 40) startup variable. Material - Specifies the material for the component. The default value is the "MATERIAL=" value in the data file header. Pick Points - Click to define the component by two points on the screen. Select Lines - Click to select lines in the drawing to place the component. The length and position of the line define the component. Properties - Activates the Properties dialog box that you can use to edit the shape properties before placement. For more information, see Properties Dialog Box. User Input - Activates the User Input dialog box that you can use to create a custom-dimensioned shape. Select a shape that is close to the size you need before clicking User Input. For more information, see User Input Dialog Box.

Properties Dialog Box


Displays the available properties of the selected member. The reference data file path and file name is shown at the top. Weight - Displays the weight of the component. Select Manual Update to enter the weight yourself. Length - Displays the length of the component. Select Manual Update to enter the length yourself. The component length is calculated based on the shape of the solid, not the length of the centerline. For example, if one end of the component is cut 45 degrees, the full length would be to the very end of the 45 degree cut, not the centerline length. The top grid displays the required properties to place the shape. Do not add to or edit the order of these properties in the data file or the component does not place correctly in the drawing.

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The bottom grid displays the optional properties. You can add or remove properties in the data file as needed. For example, you might want to add a column in the data file for the gage distance.

User Input Dialog Box


Defines custom dimensioned components. Dimensions - Displays the dimensions that you can define. Refer to the figure for a key of which dimension is which. Rotation Angle - Select the component rotation about the centerline or base point. You can select 0, 90, 180, 270, or type the needed rotation angle. Short Annotation - Defines the short annotation name for the component. Long Annotation - Defines the long annotation name for the component. The thickness, length, and width dimensions are appended to the long annotation as the component is drawn and placed. Description - Defines the component description. Density - Defines the material density for the component.

Draw Plate Dialog Box


Select Data File - Select the data file that contains the component to place. All the data files located in the folder defined by the SteelLibraryDirectory (on page 40) startup variable display for selection. You can have a mix of metric and imperial data files in the same folder. CADWorx automatically converts the selected data file to the proper drawing units. Select Member - Specifies the member to use. The delivered data files have members in alphabetical order. You can edit the data files to have the members in any order. Existing - Edits the existing status of the plate. Short Annotation - Defines the short annotation name for the plate. The default value is the text in the MEMBER column of the data file up to the first "X" character. Long Annotation - Defines the long annotation name for the plate. The default value is the text in the MEMBER column of the data file. Description - Defines the plate description. The default value is the "DESCRIPTION=" value in the data file header. Part Member - Specifies the part number for the plate. You can enter the part number yourself or use the part number automatically assigned by the SteelPartNumberFile (on page 40) startup variable. Material - Specifies the material for the plate. The default value is the "MATERIAL=" value in the data file header. Length - Displays the length of the plate computed by finding a bounding box around the plate aligned along an alignment axis. The alignment axis through the plate is the axis formed by the long segment of the polyline used to create the plate. Width - Displays the width of the plate computed by finding a bounding box around the plate aligned along an alignment axis. The alignment axis through the plate is the axis formed by the long segment of the polyline used to create the plate. Weight - Displays the weight of the plate. Select Manual Update to enter the value yourself. Manual Update - Select this option to manually specify the plate weight in the Weight box. Clear this option to have the software compute the plate weight using the shape and the weight defined in the data file.

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Insert Location - Select the centerline location for the plate. This option is only available when editing an existing plate in the model. Pick Points - Click to define the plates by its corners. Select Lines - Click to define the plate using an existing closed polyline shape. Select Curves - Click to define the plate using an existing closed curved shape.

Base Plate Dialog Box


Select Data File - Select the data file that contains the component to place. All the data files located in the folder defined by the SteelLibraryDirectory (on page 40) startup variable display for selection. You can have a mix of metric and imperial data files in the same folder. CADWorx automatically converts the selected data file to the proper drawing units. Select Member - Specifies the member to use. The delivered data files have members in alphabetical order. You can edit the data files to have the members in any order.

Details
Existing - Edits the existing status of the plate. Short annotation - Defines the short annotation name for the plate. The default value is the text in the MEMBER column of the data file up to the first "X" character. Long annotation - Defines the long annotation name for the plate. The default value is the text in the MEMBER column of the data file. Description - Defines the plate description. The default value is the "DESCRIPTION=" value in the data file header. Part number - Specifies the part number for the plate. You can enter the part number yourself or use the part number automatically assigned by the SteelPartNumberFile (on page 40) startup variable. Material - Specifies the material for the plate. The default value is the "MATERIAL=" value in the data file header. Weight - Displays the weight of the plate. The software automatically subtracts the material weight removed by any holes from the plate weight. Select Manual Update to enter the value yourself. Manual Update - Select this option to manually specify the plate weight in the Weight box. Clear this option to have the software compute the plate weight using the shape and the weight defined in the data file.

Plate Dimensions
Length - Displays the length of the plate computed by finding a bounding box around the plate aligned along an alignment axis. The alignment axis through the plate is the axis formed by the long segment of the polyline used to create the plate. Width - Displays the width of the plate computed by finding a bounding box around the plate aligned along an alignment axis. The alignment axis through the plate is the axis formed by the long segment of the polyline used to create the plate. Rotation - Specifies the rotation angle for the plate placement. X offset - Specifies the X-axis offset from the plate centroid. Y offset - Specifies the Y-axis offset from the plate centroid.

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On/Off - Select this option to place holes in the base plate. Clear this option to place a plate without holes. Row count - Enter the number of hole rows. Row spacing - Enter the distance between the hole rows measured from the center of the holes. Column count - Enter the number of hole columns. Column spacing - Enter the distance between the hole columns measured from the center of the holes. Diameter - Enter the diameter of the hole. Rotation - Enter the angle at which to rotate the hole rows and columns within the base plate. Slotted length - Enter a distance to create an elongated hole. This distance is measured from the hole center. X offset - Specifies the X-axis offset for the holes. Holes places at zero offset are at the base plate center. Y offset - Specifies the Y-axis offset for the holes. Holes places at zero offset are at the base plate center. Pick Point - Click to place the base plate.

Global Edit
CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: Steel Edit > Global Edit Steel Edit toolbar: Global Edit Plant menu: Steel > Component Edit > Global Edit Command line: SGCEDIT Edits short annotation, long annotation, description, part number, and material for multiple components at one time. Changes to any or all of the edit boxes are made to each selected component. Leave the edit boxes blank for those properties you do not want to edit.

Steel Global Edit Dialog Box


Short Annotation - Defines the short annotation name. Generally, this is the member name up to the first "X" character (for example, W10 is the short annotation name for W10X30). Long Annotation - Defines the long annotation name (for example, W10X30). Description - Defines the component description. Part Member - Specifies the part number for the component. Material - Specifies the material for the component. 1. On the Steel Edit panel, click Global Edit . You can also type SGCEDIT in the command line. 2. Select the members to edit. Press ENTER or right-click when you are finished. The Steel Global Edit dialog box displays. 3. Edit the appropriate property boxes. Leave blank the properties that you do not want to change. 4. Click OK.

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Global Edit All


CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: Steel Edit > Global Edit All Steel Edit toolbar: Global Edit All Plant menu: Steel > Component Edit > Global Edit All Command line: SGCEDITALL Edits multiple components of the same member shape. After selecting multiple components or maybe your entire drawing, you can filter the component to edit by member shape.

Draw Steel Dialog Box


Select Type - Select the shape to place. The drop down lists each folder defined by the SteelLibraryDirectory (on page 40) startup variable. In each folder is a Type.ini file specifying the member type in that folder (W, T, TS, and so forth). Select Data File - Select the data file that contains the component to place. All the data files located in the folder defined by the SteelLibraryDirectory (on page 40) startup variable display for selection. You can have a mix of metric and imperial data files in the same folder. CADWorx automatically converts the selected data file to the proper drawing units. Select Member - Specifies the member to use. The delivered data files have members in alphabetical order. You can edit the data files to have the members in any order. Rotation Angle - Select the component rotation about the centerline. You can select 0, 90, 180, 270, or type the needed rotation angle. Pick Insertion Location - Click to select the insertion point. The red box indicates the active location. Centerline location - Select the top, center, or bottom location of the centerline relative to the component shape. The centerline location can only be along the three locations on the Y-axis of the component. Use UCS - Select to use the current UCS as the XY plane. For example, if the UCS is located in the same plane as a slope roof, components are easily added at this angle if you select this option. Select two points within the plane to determine the rotation automatically. Existing - Edits the existing status of the plate. Short Annotation - Defines the short annotation name for the component. The default value is the text in the MEMBER column of the data file up to the first "X" character. Long Annotation - Defines the long annotation name for the component. The default value is the text in the MEMBER column of the data file. Description - Defines the component description. The default value is the "DESCRIPTION=" value in the data file header. Part Member - Specifies the part number for the component. You can enter the part number yourself or use the part number automatically assigned by the SteelPartNumberFile (on page 40) startup variable. Material - Specifies the material for the component. The default value is the "MATERIAL=" value in the data file header. Pick Points - Click to define the component by two points on the screen. Select Lines - Click to select lines in the drawing to place the component. The length and position of the line define the component. Properties - Activates the Properties dialog box that you can use to edit the shape properties before placement. For more information, see Properties Dialog Box.

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User Input - Activates the User Input dialog box that you can use to create a custom-dimensioned shape. Select a shape that is close to the size you need before clicking User Input. For more information, see User Input Dialog Box.

Properties Dialog Box


Displays the available properties of the selected member. The reference data file path and file name is shown at the top. Weight - Displays the weight of the component. Select Manual Update to enter the weight yourself. Length - Displays the length of the component. Select Manual Update to enter the length yourself. The component length is calculated based on the shape of the solid, not the length of the centerline. For example, if one end of the component is cut 45 degrees, the full length would be to the very end of the 45 degree cut, not the centerline length. The top grid displays the required properties to place the shape. Do not add to or edit the order of these properties in the data file or the component does not place correctly in the drawing. The bottom grid displays the optional properties. You can add or remove properties in the data file as needed. For example, you might want to add a column in the data file for the gage distance. 1. On the Steel Edit panel, click Global Edit All . You can also type SGCEDITALL in the command line. 2. Select the members to edit. Press ENTER or right-click when you are finished. The Steel Global Edit dialog box displays.

3. Select the member shapes you want to edit. You can select more than one group to edit, although you edit the groups one at a time. 4. Click OK. The Component Edit dialog box displays.

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5. Edit the member properties as needed. See Draw Steel Dialog Box for more information about this dialog. 6. Click OK. The software displays the number of components that were updated. 7. If you selected more than one group, the Component Edit dialog box displays the next group. 8. Edit the member properties as needed. 9. Click OK.

Annotate Component
CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: Steel Edit > Annotate Component Command line: SCOMPANOT Places the short or long annotations of selected steel members in the drawing. 1. On the Steel Edit panel, click Annotate Component . You can also type SCOMPANOT in the command line. 2. Select the component to annotate. Type Auto to have the software automatically determine the annotation rotation and location. Press ENTER or right-click when you are finished. 3. Select Long to place the defined long annotation. or Select Short to place the defined short annotation. 4. Define the annotation starting location. 5. Define the annotation rotation.

Convert Solid
CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: Steel Edit > Convert Solid Steel Edit toolbar: Convert Solid Command line: SCONVERTSOLID Creates the solid representation of component. When you have deleted the solid representation and have been modeling using only centerlines, this command is used to re-create the solid cross-section representation of the component. 1. On the Steel Edit panel, click Convert Solid . You can also type SCONVERTSOLID in the command line. 2. Select the components to convert. Press ENTER or right-click when you are finished. The software creates the solids.

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Layer Change
CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: Steel Edit > Layer Change Steel Edit toolbar: Layer Change Command line: SLAYERCHANGE / SSETEXIST / SREMOVEEXIST Edits the existing flag for steel members and changes layers for steel solid and centerline graphics. The software automatically moves steel plates and base plates centerlines to whichever layer is chosen for the corresponding solid. 1. On the Steel Edit panel, click Layer Change . 2. You can also type SLAYERCHANGE in the command line. Select All to select all components in the drawing. -orSelect Select to manually select steel members. Press ENTER or right-click when you are finished. Select Yes to change the solid layer of the selected components. Select the new layer, and then click OK. Select Yes to change the centerline layer of the selected components. Select the new layer, and then click OK.

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Select Control
CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: Steel Edit > Select Control Steel Edit toolbar: Select Control Command line: SELECTCONTROL Toggles whether grip points are displayed on solids. To change the length of pipe or steel, you can grip stretch the pipe or steel centerline. However, it may be difficult to select the center line endpoint grip for steel shapes when solid grip points are on. Turning off the solid grip points with this toggle makes it easier to grip stretch components.

Auto Cope
CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: Steel Edit > Auto Cope Steel Edit toolbar: Auto Cope Plant menu: Steel > Auto Cope Command line: SAUTOCOPE Toggles the automatic coping of members on or off. When two members are coped and this feature is on, the system automatically reapplies the cope when one of the members is changed. Select this command again to turn off the automatic coping feature.

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CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab > Steel BOM DB Panel Command Description Steel BOM Setup - Customizes the Bill of Material schedule to any style or layout that you need. For more information, see Steel BOM Setup (on page 292). Command line SBOMSETUP

Cut Steel BOM - Generates a Bill of Material schedule listing each SBOMCUT piece of steel with a length and a tag. For more information, see Cut Steel Bill of Material (on page 294). Total Steel BOM - Generates a Bill of Material schedule with one tag for a total length of steel in each size. For more information, see Total Steel Bill of Material (on page 296). Single Steel BOM - Generates a Bill of Material schedule with each selected object on a line by itself. For more information, see Single Steel Bill of Material (on page 297). Export Steel BOM - Exports the steel Bill of Material schedule to an external file format that you specify. For more information, see Export Steel Bill of Material (on page 299). SBOMTOTAL

SBOMSINGLE

SBOMEXPORT

Setup Live Database - Links the drawing to an external database. SLIVEDB For more information, see Setup Live Database Steel (on page 300). Export Steel Database - Exports steel components to Microsoft SDBFGEN Access or Microsoft Excel. For more information, see Export Steel (on page 301). Import Steel Database - Imports and draws CADWorx steel components from a Microsoft Access or Microsoft Excel file. For more information, see Import Steel (on page 301). Audit Steel Database - Compares the database with the drawing displaying any differences between the two. For more information, see Audit Steel Database (on page 302). Synchronize Steel Database - Checks all components in the drawing and updates them according to the current value within the database tables. For more information, see Synchronize Steel Database (on page 302). Export Steel Model - Exports the steel model to CAESAR II, Robobat, or CIS/2 files. For more information, see Export Steel Model (on page 303). SDBFIN

SDBAUDIT

SSYNC

SEXPORT

Import Steel Model - Imports a CIS/2 file into the current drawing. SIMPORT For more information, see Import Steel Model (on page 303).

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C.G. Generator - Calculates the center of gravity for selected SCG steel members. For more information, see CG Generator (on page 304).

Steel BOM Setup


CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: Steel BOM / DB > Setup Steel BOM / DB toolbar: Setup Plant menu: Steel > Bill of Material > Setup Command line: SBOMSETUP Customizes the Bill of Material schedule to any style or layout that you need. Using this dialog box, you can specify column widths, provide the schedule direction (up or down), provide user specified headings for columns, allow alignment of columns, and the selection of different entries into the schedule. You can arrange the columns in any order. Bill of Material lengths are based on DIMLFAC, DIMDEC, and DIMLUNIT.

Steel Bill of Material Setup Dialog Box


Defines or edits the Bill of Material (BOM) schedule template. The template is stored in the configuration file listed at the top of the dialog. BOM Columns Available - Lists all the information on a steel member that you can include in the BOM. These columns can be added to any schedule template in any order using Add. BOM Columns Selected - Shows all the columns that have been selected and their order of appearance in the schedule from left (top of list box) to right (bottom of list box). Use Sort Order to set the order by which these columns are sorted. Add and Remove - Moves selected columns between the BOM Columns Available and BOM Columns Selected lists. You can also move a column to the other list by double-clicking on the column name in the list. Alignment - Specifies the text alignment for the selected column. Grow Direction - Specifies whether the schedule should start at the top and work its way down or start at the bottom and work its way up. Move Up and Move Down - Defines the column order in the BOM. Select a column in the BOM Columns Selected list, and then click Move Up to place the column further left in the BOM. Click Move Down to place the selected column further right in the BOM. Move Up and Move Down do not set the sort order of the BOM, only the placement of the columns. Use Sort Order to define the sort order. Column title - Specifies the text heading for the selected column. Column width - Specifies the width for the selected column. Sort Order - Controls the sort order and accumulation of steel components in the BOM. For more information, see Steel BOM Sort Order / Accumulation Dialog Box (on page 294).

What do you want to do?


Add or remove properties from BOM (on page 293) Change the column order (on page 293) Change text alignment in columns (on page 293) Change the BOM sorting and accumulation (on page 293)

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Add or remove properties from BOM


1. On the Steel BOM / DB panel, click Setup . You can also type SBOMSETUP in the command line. The Steel Bill of Material Setup dialog box displays. 2. To add a property to the BOM, double-click the property in the BOM Columns Available list. Use the Column title and Column width boxes to define the column heading text and the column width respectively. 3. To remove a property from the BOM, double-click the property in the BOM Columns Selected list. 4. Click OK.

Change the column order


1. On the Steel BOM / DB panel, click Setup . You can also type SBOMSETUP in the command line. The Steel Bill of Material Setup dialog box displays. 2. Select the column to move in the BOM Columns Selected list. 3. Use Move Up and Move Down to change the column order. The column order in the list top to bottom is the column order in the BOM from left to right. 4. Click OK.

Change text alignment in columns


1. On the Steel BOM / DB panel, click Setup . You can also type SBOMSETUP in the command line. The Steel Bill of Material Setup dialog box displays. Select the column to edit in the BOM Columns Selected list. Select Left, Center, or Right to control the vertical text justification in the selected column. Select Downward or Upward to control the horizontal alignment of the text in the selected column. Click OK.

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Change the BOM sorting and accumulation


1. On the Steel BOM / DB panel, click Setup . You can also type SBOMSETUP in the command line. The Steel Bill of Material Setup dialog box displays. 2. Click Sort Order. The Steel BOM Sort Order / Accumulation Control Setup dialog box displays. 3. Move the columns that you want to sort with to the BOM Columns Selected list. 4. Use Move Up and Move Down to specify which columns are sorted first in the BOM. 5. Select a column and use the Ascending and Descending options to control how information in that column is sorted. Ascending means sorting from small numbers to larger numbers (1 to 100) and from A to Z. Descending is large number to smaller (100 to 1) and Z to A. 6. Click OK on the Steel BOM Sort Order dialog box. 7. Click OK on the Steel Bill of Material Setup dialog box.

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Controls the sort order of the BOM. Columns that you place in the BOM Columns Selected list are used to sort the BOM starting with the top column, then the second column, and so forth. Use Move Up and Move Down to change the order in which the BOM is sorted. This dialog box also controls the accumulation of steel components. For example, if two members have different Short Annotation values and you do not want these to accumulate, Short Annotation would have to be added to the BOM Columns Selected list. BOM Columns Available - Lists all the information on a steel member that you can use to sort the BOM. These columns can be used to sort using Add. BOM Columns Selected - Shows all the columns that have been selected for sorting and their sort order from top to bottom. Add and Remove - Moves selected columns between the BOM Columns Available and BOM Columns Selected lists. You can also move a column to the other list by double-clicking on the column name in the list. Column Sort - Controls additional sorting on each selected column. Ascending means sorting from small numbers to larger numbers (1 to 100) and from A to Z. Move Up and Move Down - Defines the sort order in the BOM. Select a column in the BOM Columns Selected list, and then click Move Up to sort that column before other columns. Click Move Down to sort the column after columns higher in the list.

Cut Steel Bill of Material


CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: Steel BOM / DB > Cut Steel BOM / DB toolbar: Cut Plant menu: Steel > Bill of Material > Run > Cut Command line: SBOMCUT Generates a Bill of Material schedule listing each piece of steel with a length and a tag. Identical items are accumulated in the quantity column. For example, if you select two W14X74 components that are both 120 feet long, the BOM looks like this: BILL OF MATERIALS MARK 1 QTY 2 LONG ANNOTATION W14X74 LENGTH 120.00 WEIGHT 1480.00

TOTAL WEIGHT: 1480.00 The steel component could have been converted with the Existing option. Bill of material lengths are based on DIMLFAC, DIMDEC, and DIMLUNIT. Counter - Select this option to start the tag counter at any positive nonzero integer. When set, the command resumes requesting that you pick Manual placement or Automatic placement of tags. Manual placement - Select to insert tags manually. You are prompted for the tag location. The software adds a rubber band line attached to the component extending to the specified tag location. You must continue specifying locations until the last components tag has been placed.

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Automatic placement - Select to have CADWorx insert tags automatically. In model space, CADWorx places the tag in the direction (tag to component) provided. In paper space, this prompt does not appear if the tag optimization is on. For more information, see BomTagOptimize (on page 32). The schedule's text size is based on the AutoCAD setvar TEXTSIZE. If this text size is larger than the schedule spacing, the following message appears and the Bill of Material generation stops. The schedule spacing is controlled by the BomScheduleSpacing (on page 32) variable in the Configuration Settings.

A common mistake in AutoCAD is to apply a text height while setting up a text style. If the height is specified in the text style dialog, then there is no other way of controlling the size. The text size is set to the size in the dialog regardless of what the TEXTSIZE variable is set to. CADWorx performs special optimization for automatic tag placement while in paper space only. This optimization places tags in non-overlapping positions and is controlled by the BomTagOptimize variable in the current configuration settings. For more information regarding this functionality and its controls, see BomTagOptimize (on page 32).

What do you want to do?


Cut BOM using Automatic placement (on page 295) Cut BOM using Manual placement (on page 295)

Cut BOM using Automatic placement


1. On the Steel BOM / DB panel, click Cut 2. 3. 4. 5. . You can also type SBOMCUT in the command line. Select the Automatic placement option. Enter the placement angle for the tag. Specify a point in the drawing for the upper right corner of the BOM schedule. Select the steel components to include in the BOM. Right-click or press ENTER when you are finished. The BOM is generated.

Cut BOM using Manual placement


1. On the Steel BOM / DB panel, click Cut . You can also type SBOMCUT in the command line. 2. Select the Manual placement option. 3. Specify a point in the drawing for the upper right corner of the BOM schedule.

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4. Select the steel components to include in the BOM. Right-click or press ENTER when you are finished. 5. Specify the tag location for each component you selected. The BOM is generated.

Total Steel Bill of Material


CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: Steel BOM / DB > Total Steel BOM / DB toolbar: Total Plant menu: Steel > Bill of Material > Run > Total Command line: SBOMTOTAL Generates a Bill of Material schedule with one tag for a total length of steel in each size. Identical long annotation items are accumulated in the length column. For example, if you select two W14X74 components that are both 120 feet long, the BOM looks like this: BILL OF MATERIALS MARK 1 QTY 1 LONG ANNOTATION W14X74 LENGTH 240.00 WEIGHT 1480.00

TOTAL WEIGHT: 1480.00 The component could have been converted with the Existing option. Bill of material lengths are based on DIMLFAC, DIMDEC, and DIMLUNIT. Counter - Select this option to start the tag counter at any positive nonzero integer. When set, the command resumes requesting that you pick Manual placement or Automatic placement of tags. Manual placement - Select to insert tags manually. You are prompted for the tag location. The software adds a rubber band line attached to the component extending to the specified tag location. You must continue specifying locations until the last components tag has been placed. Automatic placement - Select to have CADWorx insert tags automatically. In model space, CADWorx places the tag in the direction (tag to component) provided. In paper space, this prompt does not appear if the tag optimization is on. For more information, see BomTagOptimize (on page 32). The schedule's text size is based on the AutoCAD setvar TEXTSIZE. If this text size is larger than the schedule spacing, the following message appears and the Bill of Material generation stops. The schedule spacing is controlled by the BomScheduleSpacing (on page 32) variable in the Configuration Settings.

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A common mistake in AutoCAD is to apply a text height while setting up a text style. If the height is specified in the text style dialog, then there is no other way of controlling the size. The text size is set to the size in the dialog regardless of what the TEXTSIZE variable is set to. CADWorx performs special optimization for automatic tag placement while in paper space only. This optimization places tags in non-overlapping positions and is controlled by the BomTagOptimize variable in the current configuration settings. For more information regarding this functionality and its controls, see BomTagOptimize (on page 32).

What do you want to do?


Total BOM using Automatic placement (on page 297) Total BOM using Manual placement (on page 297)

Total BOM using Automatic placement


1. On the Steel BOM / DB panel, click Total 2. 3. 4. 5. . You can also type SBOMTOTAL in the command line. Select the Automatic placement option. Enter the placement angle for the tag. Specify a point in the drawing for the upper right corner of the BOM schedule. Select the steel components to include in the BOM. Right-click or press ENTER when you are finished. The BOM is generated.

Total BOM using Manual placement


1. On the Steel BOM / DB panel, click Total 2. 3. 4. 5. . You can also type SBOMTOTAL in the command line. Select the Manual placement option. Specify a point in the drawing for the upper right corner of the BOM schedule. Select the steel components to include in the BOM. Right-click or press ENTER when you are finished. Specify the tag location for each component you selected. The BOM is generated.

Single Steel Bill of Material


CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: Steel BOM / DB > Single Steel BOM / DB toolbar: Single Plant menu: Steel > Bill of Material > Run > Single Command line: SBOMSINGLE Generates a Bill of Material schedule with each selected object having its own line in the schedule. For example, if you select two W14X74 components that are both 120 feet long, the BOM looks like this:

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BILL OF MATERIALS MARK 1 2 QTY 1 1 LONG ANNOTATION W14X74 W14X74 LENGTH 120.00 120.00 WEIGHT 740.00 740.00

TOTAL WEIGHT: 1480.00 The component could have been converted with the Existing option. Bill of material lengths are based on DIMLFAC, DIMDEC, and DIMLUNIT. Counter - Select this option to start the tag counter at any positive nonzero integer. When set, the command resumes requesting that you pick Manual placement or Automatic placement of tags. Manual placement - Select to insert tags manually. You are prompted for the tag location. The software adds a rubber band line attached to the component extending to the specified tag location. You must continue specifying locations until the last com ponents tag has been placed. Automatic placement - Select to have CADWorx insert tags automatically. In model space, CADWorx places the tag in the direction (tag to component) provided. In paper space, this prompt does not appear if the tag optimization is on. For more information, see BomTagOptimize (on page 32). The schedule's text size is based on the AutoCAD setvar TEXTSIZE. If this text size is larger than the schedule spacing, the following message appears and the Bill of Material generation stops. The schedule spacing is controlled by the BomScheduleSpacing (on page 32) variable in the Configuration Settings.

A common mistake in AutoCAD is to apply a text height while setting up a text style. If the height is specified in the text style dialog, then there is no other way of controlling the size. The text size is set to the size in the dialog regardless of what the TEXTSIZE variable is set to. CADWorx performs special optimization for automatic tag placement while in paper space only. This optimization places tags in non-overlapping positions and is controlled by the BomTagOptimize variable in the current configuration settings. For more information regarding this functionality and its controls, see BomTagOptimize (on page 32).

What do you want to do?


Single BOM using Automatic placement (on page 299) Single BOM using Manual placement (on page 299)

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Single BOM using Automatic placement


1. On the Steel BOM / DB panel, click Single 2. 3. 4. 5. . You can also type SBOMSINGLE in the command line. Select the Automatic placement option. Enter the placement angle for the tag. Specify a point in the drawing for the upper right corner of the BOM schedule. Select the steel components to include in the BOM. Right-click or press ENTER when you are finished. The BOM is generated.

Single BOM using Manual placement


1. On the Steel BOM / DB panel, click Single 2. 3. 4. 5. . You can also type SBOMSINGLE in the command line. Select the Manual placement option. Specify a point in the drawing for the upper right corner of the BOM schedule. Select the steel components to include in the BOM. Right-click or press ENTER when you are finished. Specify the tag location for each component you selected. The BOM is generated.

Export Steel Bill of Material


CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: Steel BOM / DB > Export Steel BOM / DB toolbar: Export Plant menu: Steel > Bill of Material > Export Command line: SBOMEXPORT Exports the steel Bill of Material schedule to an external file format that you specify. The schedule for the Bill of Material is defined using Steel BOM Setup (on page 292). CADWorx can export the Bill of Material schedules to: Access file (*.mdb) Excel file (*.xls) Text file (*.txt) HTML file (*.htm) When exporting data to Microsoft Excel, numeric data is exported as text and is preceded by a single quote. This single quote prevents you from totaling the column in Excel. To correct this in Excel, select the column and then select Data > Text To Columns. Step through the wizard selecting the Delimited option and Tab as the Delimiter check box. This changes the data from text to numbers. In Imperial/Inch settings, length is exported in feet and inches, which cannot be totaled in Excel. To export length in decimal format, change the current AutoCAD Dimension Style settings Primary Units format to decimal.

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1. On the Steel BOM / DB panel, click Export 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. .

You can also type SBOMEXPORT in the command line. Specify if you want an Cut, Total, or Single BOM. Select the objects to include in the BOM. Right-click or press ENTER when you are finished. In the Save as type box, select the file format that you want. Type the file name, and specify the folder location. Click Save.

Setup Live Database Steel


CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: Steel BOM / DB > Setup Steel BOM / DB toolbar: Setup Plant menu: Steel > Database > Setup Command line: SLIVEDB CADWorx supports a fully functional live external database. Use this command to define the database settings that are saved to the configuration file listed. When a drawing is opened and a configuration file is located in the same folder, the drawing initializes according to that configuration file using a live database or not. When a component is deleted from the drawing and there is a live database active, that component is marked for deletion in the database. When the drawing is closed, if the drawing is not saved the item is not deleted from the database. If the drawing is saved, then the item is deleted from the database. All changes to live database settings take effect in the next drawing session. On/Off - Turns the live database system on and off. When on, all components drawn are updated instantaneously to the database. Changes can be made in the drawing or in the database. When off, all CADWorx component information is stored only within the drawing. Database Type - Select the type of database to use as the live database. Depending on the type chosen, the path to the database or schema is displayed. Access Path - Defines the Microsoft Access database information. Click Create Table to create the PIPE table in the database when creating a new database. Click Select File to specify an existing database. SQL Server Database Name and Schema - Defines the Microsoft SQL Server database information. You must have already created the ODBC schemas (refer to the installation guide for help). Type the database name in the Database box. Type the ODBC schema name in the Schema box, either Plant_SQL_SERVER or Steel_SQL_SERVER. Oracle Schema - Defines the Oracle database information. Type the ODBC schema name in the Schema box. Startup Dialog Options - Sets the database option on CADWorx startup. No dialog (new drawings are in Live DB) - Select to place new drawings automatically in the database. Selecting this option requires that a new drawing be named and saved immediately on creation. Drawings that use a live database must be in the same folder with the appropriate configuration file. No dialog (new drawings are not in Live DB) - Select to not add new drawings to the database. You can add drawings to the live database later using this command.

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Show dialog - Select to display a dialog box on which you can choose to use a database or not.

Existing components in drawings can be added to the database by using DBFGEN for Pipe or SDBFGEN for Steel. For more information, see Export Pipe (on page 143).

Export Steel
CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: Steel BOM / DB > Export Steel BOM / DB toolbar: Export Plant menu: Steel > Database > Export Command line: SDBFGEN Exports CADWorx steel information to a Microsoft Access or Microsoft Excel file. Database Type - Select Access to write to a Microsoft Access file, or select Excel to write to a Microsoft Excel file. Browse - Click to define the file name and folder location. The disabled boxes at the bottom of the dialog display the file name and folder in use. Append/Sync - Synchronizes the drawing and the database file by removing entries from the database that no longer exist in the drawing and updating components in the database according to the drawing. You can use this command once a day or five times an hour to maintain the database according to the drawing. Many users can append to the same database file at the same time. New - Creates a new database file based on the chosen folder and database type. 1. On the Steel BOM / DB panel, click Export 2. . You can also type SDBFGEN in the command line. Select the steel components to write to the database file. Right-click or press ENTER when you are finished. The Select Database Type dialog box displays. Select Access or Excel to define the file type. Click Browse, and define the folder and file name. Select New if you are creating a new file. or Select Append/Sync if you want to synchronize an existing file. Click OK.

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Import Steel
CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: Steel BOM / DB > Import Steel BOM / DB toolbar: Import Plant menu: Steel > Database > Import Command line: SDBFIN Imports and draws CADWorx steel components from a Microsoft Access or Microsoft Excel file. This command is not available when you are using a live database. Use the Export Steel (on page 301) command to create the Microsoft Access or Microsoft Excel file to import.

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1. On the Steel BOM / DB panel, click Import .

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You can also type SDBFIN in the command line. The Select Database File dialog box displays. Browse to and select the file to import. Click Open. The Select Drawings for Import dialog box displays. Select the drawings in the file to import into the active drawing. Click OK.

Audit Steel Database


CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: Steel BOM / DB > Audit Steel BOM / DB toolbar: Audit Plant menu: Steel > Database > Audit Command line: SDBAUDIT Maintains the database for each component in the drawing that has data attached. Use this command whenever the drawing or the database has any problems. If a problem is found in the drawing, for example a component in the database is not present in the drawing, you have the option to delete this component in the database or to simply ignore it. 1. On the Steel BOM / DB panel, click Audit . You can also type SDBAUDIT in the command line. The Select Database File dialog box displays. Browse to and select the file to audit against the drawing. Click Open. The message Checking objects in this drawing with rows in the database displays. If no problems are found, the message Audit completed displays. If a problem is found, you are prompted to delete the row from the database. Select Yes to delete the row. Select No to ignore the row.

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Synchronize Steel Database


CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: Steel BOM / DB > Synchronize Steel BOM / DB toolbar: Synchronize Plant menu: Steel > Database > Synchronize Command line: SSYNC Checks all components in the drawing and updates them according to the current value in the database. This command does not write new records to the database for new components that are in the model but are not in the database. You need to use Setup Live Database Steel (on page 300) before using this command. When a drawing has a live database attached, you can open the database and edit the SHORT_ANNOTATION, LONG_ANNOTATION, DESCRIPTION, PART_NUMBER, and MATERIAL fields in the STEEL table. Changing any other column value does not have any effect on the drawing. 1. On the Steel BOM / DB panel, click Synchronize .

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You can also type SSYNC in the command line. 2. Click Yes to confirm that you want to synchronize the drawing with the database.

Export Steel Model


CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: Steel BOM / DB > Export Steel BOM / DB toolbar: Export Plant menu: Steel > Utility > Export Command line: SEXPORT Exports selected CADWorx steel components to one of three data format: CIS/2, CAESAR II, or RoboBat. The export to CIS/2 requires installing the "ST-Runtime" in [Product Folder]\System\struntime.msi. 1. On the Steel BOM / DB panel, click Export . You can also type SEXPORT in the command line. 2. Select the steel components to export. Right-click or press ENTER when you are finished. The Select Export Output File Type dialog box displays. 3. Select the file type to save in the Save as type box. 4. Specify the folder and file name, and then click Save. If you selected CAESAR II, a prompt displays. 5. Enter the starting node number for the CAESAR II file. 6. Enter the node increment value.

Import Steel Model


CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: Steel BOM / DB > Import Steel BOM / DB toolbar: Import Plant menu: Steel > Utility > Import Command line: SIMPORT Imports a CIS/2 data file and creates CADWorx steel components. The import requires that the CADWorx steel parametric data file be available for the components that are being imported from the CIS/2 file. This command requires installing the "ST-Runtime" from [Product Folder]\System\struntime.msi. 1. On the Steel BOM / DB panel, click Import . You can also type SIMPORT in the command line. 2. Select the file to import. 3. Click Open.

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CG Generator
CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: Steel BOM / DB > C.G. Generator Steel toolbar: C.G. Generator Plant menu: Steel > C.G. Generator Command line: SCG Calculates the center of gravity (CG) of the steel members (including plates) in a drawing. You must select the members for which to calculate the center of gravity. To combine center of gravity reports for piping and steel components, take the weight summations and add them together. Then take each separate moment (ft-lb) X, Y, Z and add them together separately. To find the new X centroid location, divide the total X moment by the total weight. To find the new Y and Z centroid location, divide them by the total weight. 1. On the Steel BOM / DB panel, click C.G. Generator 2. 3. 4. 5. . You can also type SCG in the command line. Select the members to cope. Type All in the command line to select all the members in drawing. Press ENTER or right-click when you are finished. Select Yes to save the center of gravity report to a text file. Provide the file name and folder information if you choose to save the report. Select Yes to view the weight summation in the command area. Select Yes to place a smaller round marker in the drawing indicating the calculated center of gravity.

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HVAC Draw / BOM / DB Panel


CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab > HVAC Draw / BOM / DB Panel Command Description HVAC Shapes - Places HVAC and cable tray shapes in the drawing. For more information, see HVAC (on page 306). Command line HVAC

HVAC Shapes Catalog - Places HVAC shapes and cable tray HVACC shapes that are defined in a data file library. For more information, see HVAC Shapes Catalog (on page 308). User Shape - Places a component using a custom user shape. For more information, see User Shape (on page 310). Generic Attach - Attaches information to any generic AutoCAD object in the drawing. For more information, see Generic Attach (on page 313) HUSER HGENERIC

Edit - Edits HVAC or cable tray shapes. For more information, see HCEDIT Edit (on page 314). GC Edit - Edits global HVAC component data. For more information, see GC Edit (on page 315). HGCEDIT

HVAC BOM Setup - Customizes the Bill of Material schedule to HBOMSETUP any style or layout that you need. For more information, see HVAC BOM Setup (on page 315). Cut HVAC BOM - Generates a Bill of Material schedule listing HBOMCUT each piece of HVAC with a length and a tag. For more information, see Cut HVAC Bill of Material (on page 318). Total HVAC BOM - Generates a Bill of Material schedule with one HBOMTOTAL tag for a total length of HVAC in each size. For more information, see Total HVAC Bill of Material (on page 319). Single HVAC BOM - Generates a Bill of Material schedule with each selected object on a line by itself. For more information, see Single HVAC Bill of Material (on page 321). Data Remove - Removes CADWorx data from components. For more information, see Data Remove (on page 322). Layer Change - Changes the solid and centerline layers associated with components. For more information, see Layer Change (on page 322). HBOMSINGLE

HDATAREMOVE HLAYERCHANGE

Export HVAC - Exports CADWorx HVAC information to a HDBFGEN Microsoft Access or Microsoft Excel file. For more information, see Export HVAC (on page 323).

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Import HVAC - Imports and draws CADWorx HVAC components from a Microsoft Access or Microsoft Excel file. For more information, see Import HVAC (on page 324). Audit HVAC Database - Maintains the database for each component in the drawing that has data attached. For more information, see Audit HVAC Database (on page 324). HDBFIN

HDBAUDIT

Synchronize HVAC Database - Checks all components in the HSYNC drawing and updates them according to the current value in the database. For more information, see Synchronize HVAC Database (on page 325).

HVAC
CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: HVAC Draw / BOM / DB > HVAC Shapes HVAC Draw / BOM / DB toolbar: HVAC Shapes Plant menu: HVAC > Shapes Command line: HVAC Places HVAC and cable tray shapes in the drawing. Double-click an existing HVAC shape to modify the parameters.

Draw HVAC/Cable Tray Shape Dialog Box


Controls parameters for placing HVAC and cable tray shapes in the drawing. Select Shape - Lists the available shapes. Select a shape from the list to place it in the drawing. The Dimensions values update to match the selected shape. Dimensions - Displays a dimensioned preview of the selected shape. Type dimension values for the drawing in the A through K boxes. All dimensions are in the current units set. Dimension boxes that are not required are disabled. Options Thickness - Specifies the thickness of the shape wall. This value is required when the Inside dimensions box is selected or the shape is Hollow or Open top. Inside Dimensions - Indicates that the software draws the shape with the Thickness value added to all the necessary dimensions in the A through K boxes. If this option is cleared, the dimensions of the shape do not include the Thickness value. Solid - Indicates that the software draws the shape as a solid. This is the default setting. Hollow - Indicates that the software draws the shape as hollow. Open top - Indicates that the software draws the shape with the top open. You cannot use this option with oval shapes. Open bottom - Indicates that the software draws the shape with the bottom open. You cannot use this option with oval shapes. Creating a large number of HVAC shapes with the Hollow or Open top options in a single drawing can significantly increase the drawing size. Details Long annotation - Specifies the long annotation description for the shape. Part number - Specifies the part number for the shape. Tag - Specifies the tag description for the shape.

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Weight - Specifies the weight of the shape. There is no automatic method for creating long annotation, part number, tag, or weight. Pick points - Places the shape between two points that you identify in the drawing. Select lines - Places the square straight or oval straight shape along an existing polyline in the drawing. This option is disabled for all other shapes.

Component Edit Dialog Box


Controls parameters for modifying HVAC and cable tray shapes in the drawing. Select Shape - Lists the available shapes. Select a shape from the list to place it in the drawing. The Dimensions values update to match the selected shape. Dimensions - Displays a dimensioned preview of the selected shape. Type dimension values for the drawing in the A through K boxes. All dimensions are in the current units set. Dimension boxes that are not required are disabled. Options Thickness - Specifies the thickness of the shape wall. This value is required when the Inside dimensions box is selected or the shape is Hollow or Open top. Inside Dimensions - Indicates that the software draws the shape with the Thickness value added to all the necessary dimensions in the A through K boxes. If this option is cleared, the dimensions of the shape do not include the Thickness value. Solid - Indicates that the software draws the shape as a solid. This is the default setting. Hollow - Indicates that the software draws the shape as hollow. Open top - Indicates that the software draws the shape with the top open. You cannot use this option with oval shapes. Open bottom - Indicates that the software draws the shape with the bottom open. You cannot use this option with oval shapes. Creating a large number of HVAC shapes with the Hollow or Open top options in a single drawing can significantly increase the drawing size. Details Long annotation - Specifies the long annotation description for the shape. Part number - Specifies the part number for the shape. Tag - Specifies the tag description for the shape. Weight - Specifies the weight of the shape. There is no automatic method for creating long annotation, part number, tag, or weight. Select lines - Places the square straight or oval straight shape along an existing polyline in the drawing. This option is disabled for all other shapes.

What do you want to do?


Add an HVAC shape to the drawing (on page 308) Modify an HVAC shape (on page 308)

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Add an HVAC shape to the drawing


1. Click HVAC Shapes . Alternatively, type HVAC on the command line, and press ENTER. The Draw HVAC/Cable Tray Shape dialog box displays. 2. Select the shape to place from the Select Shape list. The preview and dimensions for that shape display in the Dimensions boxes. 3. Set up the shape parameters to meet your requirements. 4. Click Pick points. 5. Select the first point for the shape. 6. Select the end point for the shape. The software places the shape in the drawing.

Modify an HVAC shape


1. Double-click an HVAC shape in the drawing. The Component Edit dialog box displays the parameters associated with the shape. 2. Change the parameters to meet your requirements. For more information, see HVAC (on page 306). 3. Click Apply. The software changes the parameters of the shape.

HVAC Shapes Catalog


CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: HVAC Draw / BOM / DB > HVAC Shapes Catalog HVAC Draw / BOM / DB toolbar: HVAC Shapes Catalog Command line: HVACC Places HVAC shapes and cable tray shapes that are defined in a data file library. Double-click an existing HVAC shape to modify the parameters.

Draw HVAC/Cable Tray Shape Dialog Box


Select Data File - Specifies the data file that contains the components to place. The list contains all the data files located in the folder defined by the HVACLibraryDirectory (on page 35) startup variable. You can have a mix of metric and imperial data files in the same folder. CADWorx automatically converts the selected data file to the proper drawing units. Select Type - Specifies the shape to place. The list contains the folders defined by the HVACLibraryDirectory (on page 35) startup variable. In each folder is a Type.INI file specifying the shape type in that folder (Square Straight, Oval Straight, and so forth). Select Member - Specifies the member to use. The delivered data files have members in alphabetical order. You can edit the data files to have the members in any order. Dimensions - Displays a dimensioned preview of the selected shape. Type dimension values for the drawing in the A through K boxes. All dimensions are in the current units set. Dimension boxes that are not required are disabled. Thickness - Specifies the thickness of the shape wall. This value is required when the Inside dimensions box is selected or the shape is Hollow or Open top.

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Inside Dimensions - Indicates that the software draws the shape with the Thickness value added to all the necessary dimensions in the A through K boxes. If this option is cleared, the dimensions of the shape do not include the Thickness value. Solid - Indicates that the software draws the shape as a solid. This is the default setting. Hollow - Indicates that the software draws the shape as hollow. Open top - Indicates that the software draws the shape with the top open. You cannot use this option with oval shapes. Open bottom - Indicates that the software draws the shape with the bottom open. You cannot use this option with oval shapes. Creating a large number of HVAC shapes with the Hollow or Open top options in a single drawing can significantly increase the drawing size. Long annotation - Specifies the long annotation description for the shape. Part number - Specifies the part number for the shape. Part Name - Specifies the part name for the shape. Tag - Specifies the tag description for the shape. Material - Specifies the material for the component. The default value is the MATERIAL= value in the data file header. Weight - Specifies the weight of the shape. There is no automatic method for creating long annotation, part number, tag, or weight. Length - Specifies the length of the shape. Area - Specifies the area of the shape. Manual - Indicates that the software uses the manual override value rather than the value from the catalog. Pick points - Places the shape between two points that you identify in the drawing. Select lines - Places the square straight or oval straight shape along an existing polyline in the drawing. This option is disabled for all other shapes.

Component Edit Dialog Box What do you want to do?


Place an HVAC shape from the catalog (on page 310) Modify an HVAC shape from the catalog (on page 310)

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Place an HVAC shape from the catalog


1. Click HVAC Shapes Catalog . Alternatively, type HVACC on the command line, and press ENTER. The Draw HVAC/Cable Tray Shape dialog box displays. 2. Select the data file to use from the Select Data file list. The software populates the Select Type list with the available types. 3. Select the type of shape to use from the Select Type list. The software populates the Select Member list with the available members. 4. Select the member to use from the Select Member list. The preview and dimensions for that shape display in the Dimensions boxes. 5. Set up the shape parameters to meet your requirements. For more information, see HVAC Shapes Catalog (on page 308). 6. Click Pick points. 7. Select the first point for the shape. 8. Select the end point for the shape. The software places the shape in the drawing.

Modify an HVAC shape from the catalog


1. Double-click an HVAC shape in the drawing. The Component Edit dialog box displays the parameters associated with the shape. 2. Change the parameters to meet your requirements. For more information, see HVAC Shapes Catalog (on page 308). 3. Click Apply. The software changes the parameters of the shape.

User Shape
CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: HVAC Draw / BOM / DB > User Shape HVAC Draw / BOM / DB toolbar: User Shape Command line: HUSER Places a component using a custom user-defined shape. You select the component to draw based on an existing user-shape DWG file. The extrusion direction and distance is based on points picked or a line selected in the drawing. You can edit the roll angle along with the standard annotations. For user shapes to work, an ASCII file named Type.INI must be in the same folder as the user shape drawing files. The Type.INI file must have TYPE=USER as the first line in the file. The folder (...\CADWorx\Plant\\HVAC\) contains the user shape drawing files.

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Shown below are the parameters stored in a user-created .DWG file that can be used to create a user shape. The user shape profile must be a closed polyline or an AutoCAD Region entity.

After you select the shape from the dialog box, you can pick points or select a line to determine the extrusion length.

The default insert location for the user shape is 0,0,0. To specify a different insert location, add an AutoCAD POINT entity to the profile .DWG to locate the insert point.

User Shapes Dialog Box


Controls parameters for placing user-defined shapes in the drawing. Short Annotation - Specifies the short annotation for the shape. The default value comes from the drawing file that contains the user shape. Long Annotation - Specifies the long annotation description for the shape. The default value comes from the drawing file that contains the user shape. Description - Specifies the description for the shape. The default value comes from the drawing file that contains the user shape.

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Part Number - Specifies the part number for the shape. The default value comes from the drawing file that contains the user shape. Material - Specifies the material for the shape. The default value comes from the drawing file that contains the user shape. Length - Specifies the length of the shape. Weight - Specifies the weight of the shape. Roll Angle - Specifies the roll angle about the placement line for the shape. Pick points - Places the shape between two points that you identify in the drawing. Select line - Places the square straight or oval straight shape along an existing polyline in the drawing. This option is disabled for all other shapes.

Component Edit Dialog Box


Controls parameters for modifying user-defined shapes in the drawing. Short Annotation - Specifies the short annotation for the shape. The default value comes from the drawing file that contains the user shape. Long Annotation - Specifies the long annotation description for the shape. The default value comes from the drawing file that contains the user shape. Description - Specifies the description for the shape. The default value comes from the drawing file that contains the user shape. Part Number - Specifies the part number for the shape. The default value comes from the drawing file that contains the user shape. Material - Specifies the material for the shape. The default value comes from the drawing file that contains the user shape. Length - Specifies the length of the shape. Weight - Specifies the weight of the shape. Roll Angle - Specifies the roll angle about the placement line for the shape. Manual Update - Indicates that the software uses the manual override value rather than the value from the drawing. Pick points - Places the shape between two points that you identify in the drawing. Select line - Places the square straight or oval straight shape along an existing polyline in the drawing. This option is disabled for all other shapes.

What do you want to do?


Place a user-defined HVAC shape (on page 313) Modify a user-defined HVAC shape (on page 313)

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Place a user-defined HVAC shape


1. Click User Shape . Alternatively, type HUSER on the command line, and press ENTER. The HVAC User Shapes dialog box displays. 2. Select the folder that contains the Type.INI data file to use from the Select Directory list. The software populates the Select Member list with the available shapes. 3. Select the shape to use from the Select Member list. The preview and details for that shape display in the Details boxes. 4. Set up the shape parameters to meet your requirements. For more information, see User Shape (on page 310). 5. Click Pick points. 6. Select the first point for the shape. 7. Select the end point for the shape. The software places the shape in the drawing.

Modify a user-defined HVAC shape


1. Double-click an HVAC shape in the drawing. The Component Edit dialog box displays the parameters associated with the shape. 2. Change the parameters to meet your requirements. For more information, see User Shape (on page 310). 3. Click Apply. The software changes the parameters of the shape.

Generic Attach
CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: HVAC Draw / BOM / DB > Generic Attach Command line: HGENERIC Attaches information to any generic AutoCAD object in the drawing. You can use the information later in bill of material extraction, labeling, and so forth. After manually constructing a component, use this routine to attach xdata information. You cannot attach information to a CADWorx object or component. To pinpoint the center of gravity locations use the Osnap commands. For example, to place information on a beam and have it correctly reflect the center of gravity, draw a centerline and pick MIDpoint, NEArest to the end of the centerline, or the exact location.

Generic Attach (Create) Dialog Box


Controls parameters for attaching information to generic AutoCAD objects. Long Annotation - Specifies the long annotation for the component, such as W6X25. Description - Specifies the description for the component, such as Wide Flange. Short Annotation - Specifies the short annotation for the component, such as W6. Part number - Specifies the part number for the component, such as 12345. Material - Specifies the material for the component, such as ASTM A-36. Length - Specifies the length of the component. Any real number is valid.

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Weight - Specifies the weight of the component. Any real number is valid. BOM Mark Point - Shows the drawing coordinate location at which the information was attached.

Generic Attach (Edit) Dialog Box


Controls parameters for modifying information on generic AutoCAD objects. Long Annotation - Specifies the long annotation for the component, such as W6X25. Description - Specifies the description for the component, such as Wide Flange. Short Annotation - Specifies the short annotation for the component, such as W6. Part number - Specifies the part number for the component, such as 12345. Material - Specifies the material for the component, such as ASTM A-36. Length - Specifies the length of the component. Any real number is valid. Weight - Specifies the weight of the component. Any real number is valid. BOM Mark Point - Shows the drawing coordinate location at which the information was attached.

What do you want to do?


Place a generic attachment in the drawing (on page 314) Modify a generic attachment (on page 314)

Place a generic attachment in the drawing


1. Click Generic Attach . Alternatively, type HGENERIC on the command line, and press ENTER. The Generic Attach (Create) dialog box displays. 2. Set up the attachment parameters to meet your requirements. For more information, see Generic Attach (on page 313). 3. Click Attach. 4. Select the non CADWorx object to which to attach the information.

Modify a generic attachment


1. Double-click a generic attachment in the drawing. The Generic Attach (Edit) dialog box displays the parameters associated with the attachment. 2. Change the parameters to meet your requirements. For more information, see Generic Attach (on page 313). 3. Click Apply. The software changes the parameters of the attachment.

Edit
CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: HVAC Draw / BOM / DB > Edit Command line: HCEDIT Edits HVAC or cable tray shapes. This command displays the same dialog box that was used to place the shape. You cannot change the object shape using this command. For more information, see HVAC (on page 306).

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GC Edit
CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: HVAC Draw / BOM / DB > GC Edit Command line: HGCEDIT Edits global HVAC component data.

HVAC Global CEdit Dialog Box


Controls parameters for editing global HVAC component data. Thickness - Specifies the thickness of the shape wall. This value is required when the Inside dimensions box is selected or the shape is Hollow or Open top. Alter solid - Specifies whether the way the components are drawn can be changed. Solid - Indicates that the software draws the shape as a solid. This is the default setting. Hollow - Indicates that the software draws the shape as hollow. Open top - Indicates that the software draws the shape with the top open. You cannot use this option with oval shapes. Open Bottom - Indicates that the software draws the shape with the bottom open. You cannot use this option with oval shapes. Creating a large number of HVAC shapes with the Hollow or Open top options in a single drawing can significantly increase the drawing size. Long annotation - Specifies the long annotation description for the shape. Part number - Specifies the part number for the shape. Tag - Specifies the tag description for the shape. Weight - Specifies the weight of the shape. There is no automatic method for creating long annotation, part number, tag, or weight.

Edit HVAC components globally


1. Click GCEdit . Alternatively, type HGCEDIT on the command line, and press ENTER. 2. Select the objects to edit, and press ENTER. The HVAC Global CEdit dialog box displays. 3. Set up the parameters to meet your requirements. For more information, see GC Edit (on page 315). 4. Click OK. The software applies the parameters to the selected components.

HVAC BOM Setup


CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: HVAC Draw / BOM / DB > Setup HVAC Draw/ BOM / DB toolbar: Setup Plant menu: HVAC > Bill of Material > Setup Command line: HBOMSETUP

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Customizes the Bill of Material schedule to any style or layout that you need. Using this dialog box, you can specify column widths, provide the schedule direction (up or down), provide user-specified headings for columns, allow alignment of columns, and the selection of different entries into the schedule. You can arrange the columns in any order.

Table Setup Tab


Defines or edits the Bill of Material (BOM) schedule template. The template is stored in the configuration file listed at the top of the dialog. BOM Columns Available - Lists all the information on a HVAC component that you can include in the BOM. These columns can be added to any schedule template in any order using Add. BOM Columns Selected - Shows all the columns that have been selected and their order of appearance in the schedule from left (top of list box) to right (bottom of list box). Use Sort Order to set the order by which these columns are sorted. Add and Remove - Moves selected columns between the BOM Columns Available and BOM Columns Selected lists. Alignment - Specifies the text alignment for the selected column. Grow Direction - Specifies whether the schedule should start at the top and work its way down or start at the bottom and work its way up. Move Up and Move Down - Defines the column order in the BOM. Select a column in the BOM Columns Selected list, and then click Move Up to place the column further left in the BOM. Click Move Down to place the selected column further right in the BOM. Move Up and Move Down do not set the sort order of the BOM, only the placement of the columns. Use Sort Order Setup tab to define the sort order. Column title - Specifies the text heading for the selected column. Column width - Specifies the width for the selected column.

Sort Order Setup Tab


Defines or edits the Bill of Material (BOM) schedule template. The template is stored in the configuration file listed at the top of the dialog. BOM Columns Available - Lists all the information on a HVAC component that you can include in the BOM. These columns can be added to any schedule template in any order using Add. BOM Columns Selected - Shows all the columns that have been selected and their order of appearance in the schedule from left (top of list box) to right (bottom of list box). Use Sort Order to set the order by which these columns are sorted. Add and Remove - Moves selected columns between the BOM Columns Available and BOM Columns Selected lists. Alignment - Specifies the text alignment for the selected column. Grow Direction - Specifies whether the schedule should start at the top and work its way down or start at the bottom and work its way up. Move Up and Move Down - Defines the column order in the BOM. Select a column in the BOM Columns Selected list, and then click Move Up to place the column further left in the BOM. Click Move Down to place the selected column further right in the BOM. Move Up and Move Down do not set the sort order of the BOM, only the placement of the columns. Use Sort Order Setup tab to define the sort order. Column title - Specifies the text heading for the selected column. Column width - Specifies the width for the selected column.

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Add or remove properties from BOM (on page 317) Change the column order (on page 317) Change text alignment in columns (on page 317) Change the BOM sorting and accumulation (on page 317)

Add or remove properties from BOM


1. On the HVAC Draw / BOM / DB panel, click Setup . Alternatively, type HBOMSETUP in the command line, and press ENTER. The HVAC Bill of Material Setup dialog box displays. 2. To add a property to the BOM, select the property in the BOM Columns Available list, and then click Add. Use the Column title and Column width boxes to define the column heading text and the column width respectively. 3. To remove a property from the BOM, select the property in the BOM Columns Selected list, and then click Remove. 4. Click OK.

Change the column order


1. On the HVAC Draw / BOM / DB panel, click Setup . Alternatively, type HBOMSETUP in the command line, and press ENTER. The HVAC Bill of Material Setup dialog box displays. 2. Select the column to move in the BOM Columns Selected list. 3. Use Move Up and Move Down to change the column order. The column order in the list top to bottom is the column order in the BOM from left to right. 4. Click OK.

Change text alignment in columns


1. On the HVAC Draw / BOM / DB panel, click Setup . Alternatively, type HBOMSETUP in the command line, and press ENTER. The HVAC Bill of Material Setup dialog box displays. 2. Select the column to edit in the BOM Columns Selected list. 3. Select Left, Center, or Right to control the vertical text justification in the selected column. 4. Select Downward or Upward to control the horizontal alignment of the text in the selected column. 5. Click OK.

Change the BOM sorting and accumulation


1. On the HVAC Draw / BOM / DB panel, click Setup . Alternatively, type HBOMSETUP in the command line, and press ENTER. The HVAC Bill of Material Setup dialog box displays. 2. Select the Sort Order Setup tab.

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3. Move the columns that you want to sort with to the BOM Columns Selected list. 4. Use Move Up and Move Down to specify which columns are sorted first in the BOM. 5. Select a column and use the Ascending and Descending options to control how information in that column is sorted. Ascending means sorting from small numbers to larger numbers (1 to 100) and from A to Z. Descending is large number to smaller (100 to 1) and Z to A. 6. Click OK.

Cut HVAC Bill of Material


CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: HVAC Draw / BOM / DB > Cut HVAC Draw/ BOM / DB toolbar: Cut Plant menu: HVAC > Bill of Material > Run > Cut Command line: HBOMCUT Generates a Bill of Material schedule listing each HVAC component with a length and a tag. Counter - Select this option to start the tag counter at any positive nonzero integer. When set, the command resumes requesting that you pick Manual placement or Automatic placement of tags. Manual placement - Select to insert tags manually. You are prompted for the tag location. The software adds a rubber band line attached to the component extending to the specified tag location. You must continue specifying locations until the last components tag has been placed. Automatic placement - Select to have CADWorx insert tags automatically. In model space, CADWorx places the tag in the direction (tag to component) provided. In paper space, this prompt does not appear if the tag optimization is on. For more information, see BomTagOptimize (on page 32). The schedule's text size is based on the AutoCAD setvar TEXTSIZE. If this text size is larger than the schedule spacing, the following message appears and the Bill of Material generation stops. The schedule spacing is controlled by the BomScheduleSpacing (on page 32) variable in the Configuration Settings.

A common mistake in AutoCAD is to apply a text height while setting up a text style. If the height is specified in the text style dialog, then there is no other way of controlling the size. The text size is set to the size in the dialog regardless of what the TEXTSIZE variable is set to. CADWorx performs special optimization for automatic tag placement while in paper space only. This optimization places tags in non-overlapping positions and is controlled by the BomTagOptimize variable in the current configuration settings. For more information regarding this functionality and its controls, see BomTagOptimize (on page 32).

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Cut BOM using Automatic placement (on page 319) Cut BOM using Manual placement (on page 319)

Cut BOM using Automatic placement


1. On the HVAC Draw / BOM / DB panel, click Cut . Alternatively, type HBOMCUT in the command line, and press ENTER. 2. Select the Automatic placement option. 3. Type the placement angle for the tag, and press ENTER. 4. Specify a point in the drawing for the upper right corner of the BOM schedule. 5. Select the HVAC components to include in the BOM. Right-click or press ENTER when you are finished. The BOM is generated.

Cut BOM using Manual placement


1. On the HVAC Draw / BOM / DB panel, click Cut . Alternatively, type HBOMCUT in the command line, and press ENTER. 2. Select the Manual placement option. 3. Specify a point in the drawing for the upper right corner of the BOM schedule. 4. Select the HVAC components to include in the BOM. Right-click or press ENTER when you are finished. 5. Specify the tag location for each component you selected. The BOM is generated.

Total HVAC Bill of Material


CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: HVAC Draw / BOM / DB > Total HVAC Draw/ BOM / DB toolbar: Total Plant menu: HVAC > Bill of Material > Run > Total Command line: HBOMTOTAL Generates a Bill of Material schedule with one tag for a total length of HVAC components in each size. Identical long annotation items are accumulated in the length column. Counter - Select this option to start the tag counter at any positive nonzero integer. When set, the command resumes requesting that you pick Manual placement or Automatic placement of tags. Manual placement - Select to insert tags manually. You are prompted for the tag location. The software adds a rubber band line attached to the component extending to the specified tag location. You must continue specifying locations until the last components tag has been placed. Automatic placement - Select to have CADWorx insert tags automatically. In model space, CADWorx places the tag in the direction (tag to component) provided. In paper space, this prompt does not appear if the tag optimization is on. For more information, see BomTagOptimize (on page 32).

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The schedule's text size is based on the AutoCAD setvar TEXTSIZE. If this text size is larger than the schedule spacing, the following message appears and the Bill of Material generation stops. The schedule spacing is controlled by the BomScheduleSpacing (on page 32) variable in the Configuration Settings.

A common mistake in AutoCAD is to apply a text height while setting up a text style. If the height is specified in the text style dialog, then there is no other way of controlling the size. The text size is set to the size in the dialog regardless of what the TEXTSIZE variable is set to. CADWorx performs special optimization for automatic tag placement while in paper space only. This optimization places tags in non-overlapping positions and is controlled by the BomTagOptimize variable in the current configuration settings. For more information regarding this functionality and its controls, see BomTagOptimize (on page 32).

What do you want to do?


Total BOM using Automatic placement (on page 320) Total BOM using Manual placement (on page 320)

Total BOM using Automatic placement


1. On the HVAC Draw / BOM / DB panel, click Total . Alternatively, type HBOMTOTAL in the command line, and press ENTER. 2. Select the Automatic placement option. 3. Type the placement angle for the tag, and press ENTER. 4. Specify a point in the drawing for the upper right corner of the BOM schedule. 5. Select the HVAC components to include in the BOM. Right-click or press ENTER when you are finished. The BOM is generated.

Total BOM using Manual placement


1. On the HVAC Draw / BOM / DB panel, click Total . Alternatively, type HBOMTOTAL in the command line, and press ENTER. 2. Select the Manual placement option. 3. Specify a point in the drawing for the upper right corner of the BOM schedule. 4. Select the HVAC components to include in the BOM. Right-click or press ENTER when you are finished. 5. Specify the tag location for each component you selected. The BOM is generated.

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Single HVAC Bill of Material


CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: HVAC Draw / BOM / DB > Single HVAC Draw/ BOM / DB toolbar: Single Plant menu: HVAC > Bill of Material > Run > Single Command line: HBOMSINGLE Generates a Bill of Material schedule with each selected object having its own line in the schedule. Counter - Select this option to start the tag counter at any positive nonzero integer. When set, the command resumes requesting that you pick Manual placement or Automatic placement of tags. Manual placement - Select to insert tags manually. You are prompted for the tag location. The software adds a rubber band line attached to the component extending to the specified tag location. You must continue specifying locations until the last components tag has been placed. Automatic placement - Select to have CADWorx insert tags automatically. In model space, CADWorx places the tag in the direction (tag to component) provided. In paper space, this prompt does not appear if the tag optimization is on. For more information, see BomTagOptimize (on page 32). The schedule's text size is based on the AutoCAD setvar TEXTSIZE. If this text size is larger than the schedule spacing, the following message appears and the Bill of Material generation stops. The schedule spacing is controlled by the BomScheduleSpacing (on page 32) variable in the Configuration Settings.

A common mistake in AutoCAD is to apply a text height while setting up a text style. If the height is specified in the text style dialog, then there is no other way of controlling the size. The text size is set to the size in the dialog regardless of what the TEXTSIZE variable is set to. CADWorx performs special optimization for automatic tag placement while in paper space only. This optimization places tags in non-overlapping positions and is controlled by the BomTagOptimize variable in the current configuration settings. For more information regarding this functionality and its controls, see BomTagOptimize (on page 32).

What do you want to do?


Single BOM using Automatic placement (on page 322) Single BOM using Manual placement (on page 322)

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Single BOM using Automatic placement


1. On the HVAC Draw / BOM / DB panel, click Single . Alternatively, type HBOMSINGLE in the command line, and press ENTER. 2. Select the Automatic placement option. 3. Type the placement angle for the tag, and press ENTER. 4. Specify a point in the drawing for the upper right corner of the BOM schedule. 5. Select the HVAC components to include in the BOM. Right-click or press ENTER when you are finished. The BOM is generated.

Single BOM using Manual placement


1. On the HVAC Draw / BOM / DB panel, click Single . Alternatively, type HBOMSINGLE in the command line, and press ENTER. 2. Select the Manual placement option. 3. Specify a point in the drawing for the upper right corner of the BOM schedule. 4. Select the HVAC components to include in the BOM. Right-click or press ENTER when you are finished. 5. Specify the tag location for each component you selected. The BOM is generated.

Data Remove
CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: HVAC Draw / BOM / DB > Data Remove Command line: HCDATAREMOVE Removes CADWorx data from components.

Remove CADWorx data from components


1. On the HVAC Draw / BOM / DB panel, click Data Remove . Alternatively, type HDATAREMOVE in the command line, and press ENTER. 2. Select the objects from which to remove the CADWorx data, and press ENTER. A dialog box displays asking if you are sure that you want to remove the data. 3. Click Yes. The software removes the CADWorx data from the selected components.

Layer Change
CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: HVAC Draw / BOM / DB > Layer Change Command line: HLAYERCHANGE Changes the solid and centerline layers associated with components.

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Change the layers associated with HVAC components


1. On the HVAC Draw / BOM / DB panel, click Layer Change . Alternatively, type HLAYERCHANGE in the command line, and press ENTER. 2. Select the objects to change, and press ENTER. 3. If you want to change the solid layer, type Y in the command line, or select Yes from the popup menu. The Please select Layer dialog box displays. 4. Select the layer with which to associate the solid part of the component, and click OK. 5. If you want to change the centerline layer, type Y in the command line, or select Yes from the popup menu. The Please select Layer dialog box displays. 6. Select the layer with which to associate the centerline of the component, and click OK. The software changes the layers.

Export HVAC
CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: HVAC Draw / BOM / DB > Export HVAC Draw / BOM / DB toolbar: Export Command line: HDBFGEN Exports CADWorx HVAC information to a Microsoft Access or Microsoft Excel file.

Select Database Type Dialog Box

Export CADWorx HVAC data


1. On the HVAC Draw / BOM / DB panel, click Export . Alternatively, type HDBFGEN in the command line, and press ENTER. 2. Select the HVAC components to write to the database file. Right-click or press ENTER when you are finished. The Select Database Type dialog box displays. 3. Select Access or Excel to define the file type. 4. Click Browse, and define the folder and file name. 5. Select New if you are creating a new file. or Select Append/Sync if you want to synchronize an existing file. 6. Click OK.

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Import HVAC
CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: HVAC Draw / BOM / DB > Import HVAC Draw / BOM / DB toolbar: Import Command line: HDBFIN Imports and draws CADWorx HVAC components from a Microsoft Access or Microsoft Excel file. This command is not available when you are using a live database. Use the Export HVAC (on page 323) command to create the Microsoft Access or Microsoft Excel file to import.

Import CADWorx HVAC data


1. On the HVAC Draw / BOM / DB panel, click Import . Alternatively, type HDBFIN in the command line, and press ENTER. The Select Database File dialog box displays. 2. Select the file to import. 3. Click Open. The Select Drawings for Import dialog box displays. 4. Select the drawings in the file to import into the active drawing. 5. Click OK.

Audit HVAC Database


CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: HVAC Draw / BOM / DB > Audit HVAC Draw / BOM / DB toolbar: Audit Command line: HDBAUDIT Maintains the database for each component in the drawing that has data attached. Use this command whenever the drawing or the database has any problems. If a problem is found in the drawing, for example a component in the database is not present in the drawing, you have the option to delete this component in the database or to ignore it.

Audit the HVAC database


1. On the HVAC Draw / BOM / DB panel, click Audit . Alternatively, type HDBAUDIT in the command line, and press ENTER. The Select Database File dialog box displays. 2. Select the file to audit against the drawing. 3. Click Open. Checking objects in this drawing with rows in the database. 4. If no problems are found, the message Audit completed displays. 5. If a problem is found, you are prompted to delete the row from the database. Select Yes to delete the row. Select No to ignore the row.

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Synchronize HVAC Database


CADWorx Steel / HVAC tab: HVAC Draw / BOM / DB > Synchronize HVAC Draw / BOM / DB toolbar: Synchronize Command line: HSYNC Checks all components in the drawing and updates them according to the current value in the database. This command does not write new records to the database for new components that are in the model but are not in the database. When a drawing has a live database attached, you can open the database and edit the SHORT_ANNOTATION, LONG_ANNOTATION, DESCRIPTION, PART_NUMBER, and MATERIAL fields in the HVAC table. Changing any other column value does not have any effect on the drawing.

Synchronize the HVAC database


1. On the HVAC Draw / BOM / DB panel, click Synchronize . Alternatively, type HSYNC in the command line, and press ENTER. 2. Click Yes to confirm that you want to synchronize the drawing with the database.

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In This Section
Accessing and Docking the Toolbars ............................................ 327 Aliases and Command Names ...................................................... 328 Connecting to components ............................................................ 328 Compass ........................................................................................ 328 Plane versus Isometrics view modes ............................................ 328 3D Modeling versus 2D Modeling .................................................. 329 Buttweld ......................................................................................... 329 Flanges .......................................................................................... 361 Flgd/BW Valves ............................................................................. 375 Lined .............................................................................................. 389 Fiberglass ...................................................................................... 394 Sanitary .......................................................................................... 412 Victaulic.......................................................................................... 447 Threaded/Socket ........................................................................... 450 Thrd/SW Valves ............................................................................. 481 Gaskets, Etc. ................................................................................. 495 Restraints ....................................................................................... 497 Misc ................................................................................................ 498 Operators ....................................................................................... 504 Line Numbers ................................................................................ 504 UCS ............................................................................................... 505 Steel ............................................................................................... 505 Settings .......................................................................................... 507 Palettes .......................................................................................... 509

Accessing and Docking the Toolbars


Toolbars duplicate commands available on the CADWorx Plant I and CADWorx Plant II tabs. You may find it useful to open toolbars containing frequently-used commands when screen space for the tab is limited. To open a Plant toolbar, click Plant > Toolbars, and select the needed toolbar. You can also open an alternate set of toolbars from View tab > Windows panel > Toolbars > PIPEALT, PIPEFLY, or PIPERIB. To dock a toolbar, drag it to any edge of the window. Press CTRL to drag a toolbar without docking it. You can then drag a toolbar off of the window space. The AutoCAD Toolbar command opens the Customize User Interface dialog box. You can choose any needed toolbars for AutoCAD or CADWorx Plant.

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Aliases and Command Names


Ribbon, toolbar, and menu commands have a command name that you can type in the command line. A command alias is an abbreviation that you type at the command line instead of typing the entire command name. Command aliases created for Plant are delivered in the [Product Folder]\Plant\Support\Flow_alt.pgp file. You can change alias names but should avoid conflicts with aliases already defined in the .pgp file for AutoCAD.

Connecting to components
In connecting to components, Piping Rules effect the behavior of prompts when set to No or Show Options. If selecting a component from a palette or toolbar, the selected component prompts you if unable to derive information from the surrounding components due to the piping rules. When the rules are set to Automatic, the process is simplified for connecting components to appropriate valued objects. For instance, when inserting a flange to a pipe, if both have the same size and specification you are not prompted and the flange inserts automatically. For more information, see Apply Flange Insertion Rule (on page 48) or all other Piping Rules (on page 46). Prompts depend on the settings you have chosen for the piping rules. Also, you may be prompted in certain situations based on the components of the model. Most of the components are built to work as smart objects. They connect using the previous information of the last point of a component. If you change sizes while working with a component, you are prompted accordingly. In addition, you may not receive prompts based on the actions of connection to components. Prompts depend on the actions you take, and some prompts appear only when not connecting to a previous component.

Compass
Enables 360 degree navigation for placement of components. You can turn the compass on and off in Setup (on page 26). You are also provided with the option to change the color. When the compass is turned on the screen displays a circle around the components when they are pulled into the drawing space.

Plane versus Isometrics view modes


When plotting components using Plane views, some prompts appear differently when working in 3D Solids then when plotting components in Isometric views. This is based on the directional limitations of those views. The prompts do not differ when you are working in 2D Double Line or 2D Single Line. All commands in the following sections are based off the isometrics view for all modes of modeling.

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3D Modeling versus 2D Modeling


The CADWorx option for working in 3D modeling and 2D modeling is set up in the CADWorx Plant Setup dialog box. All commands on the toolbars work in both modes, however some commands are ideally designed for working in 3D mode versus working in 2D mode. The commands are grouped according to which commands are better suited for either 3D modeling or 2D modeling. You can use the commands as needed, but in 3D modeling some of the commands better suited for 2D have the same response as those better suited for 3D. For more information, see Setup (on page 26) and CADWorx Plant Setup Dialog Box.

Buttweld
Plant menu: Toolbars > Buttweld The commands on the Buttweld toolbar can be used for modeling in 3D or 2D mode depending on how you define the drawing mode. For more information, see 3D Modeling versus 2D Modeling (on page 329). Command Name Pipe - Places a butt-welded pipe component. For more information, see Pipe (on page 333). Plan 90 LR Ell - Places a 90 degree long radius elbow in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Plan 90 LR Ell (on page 333). Plan 90 SR Ell - Places a 90 degree short radius elbow in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Plan 90 SR Ell (on page 334). Plan 45 Ell - Places a 45 degree elbow in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Plan 45 Ell (on page 335). Command Line PIPW 90LR

90SR

45LR

Plan 90 Reducing Ell - Places a 90 degree reducing elbow in 90RD the X-Y plane. For more information, see Plan 90 Reducing Ell (on page 335). Plan Tee - Places a straight tee in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Plan Tee (on page 336). TESW

Plan Reducing Tee - Places a straight reducing tee in the X-Y TERW plane. For more information, see Plan Reducing Tee (on page 337). Plan 180 LR Return - Places a 180 degree long radius return in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Plan 180 LR Return (on page 337). 18LR

Plan 180 SR Return - Places a 180 degree short radius return 18SR in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Plan 180 SR Return (on page 338).

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Command Name Conc Reducer - Places a concentric reducer component in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Conc Reducer (on page 339). Ecc Reducer - Places an eccentric reducer component in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Ecc Reducer (on page 339). Cap - Places a pipe cap in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Cap (on page 340). Plan Cross - Places a four-way straight cross in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Plan Cross (on page 340). Plan Reducing Cross - Places a four-way reducing cross in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Plan Reducing Cross (on page 341). Command Line CONC

ECC

CAPW CRSW CRRW

Plan Lateral - Places a 45 degree lateral tee in the X-Y plane. LATW For more information, see Plan Lateral (on page 341). Miters - Places a mitered pipe component in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Miters (on page 342). Rolled Pipe - Places a free-form pipe component, such as a hose or flexible connection. For more information, see Rolled Pipe (on page 343). Adjustable Bend - Places an adjustable pipe bend. For more information, see Adjustable Bend (on page 344). MPIP SPIP

BENT

90 LR Ell - Places a 90 degree long radius elbow with the end R90LR rolled at a 45 degree angle from the X-Y plane. For more information, see 90 LR Ell (on page 345). 90 SR Ell - Places a 90 degree short radius elbow with the end rolled at a 45 degree angle from the X-Y plane. For more information, see 90 SR Ell (on page 345). 45 LR Ell - Places a 45 degree elbow with the end rolled at a 45 degree angle from the X-Y plane. For more information, see 45 LR Ell (on page 346). Tee - Places a tee with the branch rolled at a 45 degree angle from the X-Y plane. For more information, see Tee (on page 346). R90SR

R45LR

RTESW

Plan 11.25 Ell - Places an 11.25 degree elbow in the X-Y 11LR plane. For more information, see Plan 11.25 Ell (on page 347). Plan 22.5 Ell - Places a 22.5 degree elbow in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Plan 22.5 Ell (on page 348). Plan Wye - Places a wye in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Plan Wye (on page 348). 22LR YB

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The commands in the table below are designed for modeling in 2D. Command Name Command Line

Side 90 LR Ell - Places a 90 degree long radius elbow normal H90LR to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Side 90 LR Ell (on page 349). Side 90 SR Ell - Places a 90 degree short radius elbow normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Side 90 SR Ell (on page 350). Side 45 Ell - Places a 45 degree elbow normal to the X-Y plane when the previous or next run is horizontal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Side 45 Ell (on page 350). Vert 45 Ell - Places a 45 degree elbow normal to the X-Y plane when the previous or next run is vertical to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Vert 45 Ell (on page 351). Side 90 Reducing Ell - Places a 90 degree reducing elbow normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Side 90 Reducing Ell (on page 351). H90SR

H45LR

V45LR

H90RD

Side Tee - Places a straight tee with the branch normal to the HTESW X-Y plane. For more information, see Side Tee (on page 352). Vert Tee - Places a straight tee with the main normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Vert Tee (on page 353). Side Reducing Tee - Places a straight reducing tee with the branch normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Side Reducing Tee (on page 353). Vert Reducing Tee - Places a straight reducing tee with the main normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Vert Reducing Tee (on page 354). VTESW HTERW

VTERW

Side 180 LR Return - Places a 180 degree long radius return H18LR normal to the X-Y plane with the return ends on the X-Y plane. For more information, see Side 180 LR Return (on page 354). Vert 180 LR Return - Places a 180 degree long radius return normal to the X-Y plane with the return ends also normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Vert 180 LR Return (on page 355). V18LR

Side 180 SR Return - Places a 180 degree short radius return H18SR normal to the X-Y plane with the return ends on the X-Y plane. For more information, see Side 180 SR Return (on page 355). Vert 180 SR Return - Places a 180 degree short radius return V18SR normal to the X-Y plane with the return ends also normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Vert 180 SR Return (on page 356).

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Command Name Command Line

Side Cross - Places a four-way straight cross with the branch HCRSW normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Side Cross (on page 356). Side Reducing Cross - Places a four-way reducing cross with the reducing branch normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Side Reducing Cross (on page 357). HCRRW

Vert Reducing Cross - Places a four-way reducing cross with VCRRW the main branch normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Vert Reducing Cross (on page 357). Side Lateral - Places a 45 degree lateral tee in the X-Y plane with the branch in the X-Z or Y-Z plane. For more information, see Side Lateral (on page 357). Vert Lateral - Places a 45 degree lateral tee with the main normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Vert Lateral (on page 358). Side 11.25 Ell - Places an 11.25 degree elbow normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Side 11.25 Ell (on page 358). Vert 11.25 Ell - Places an 11.25 degree elbow normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Vert 11.25 Ell (on page 359). Side 22.5 Ell - Places a 22.5 degree elbow normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Side 22.5 Ell (on page 359). Vert 22.5 Ell - Places a 22.5 degree elbow normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Vert 22.5 Ell (on page 360). Side Wye - Places a wye on the X-Y plane with the branches normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Side Wye (on page 360). Vert Wye - Places a wye normal to the X-Y plane with the branches also normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Vert Wye (on page 361). HLATW

VLATW

H11LR

V11LR

H22LR V22LR HYB

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Modeling in 3D
These commands are useful for 3D modeling. All of the following commands are available in 3D and 2D modeling.

Pipe
Buttweld toolbar: Pipe Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary Tubing Victaulic toolbar: Victaulic Pipe Command line: PIPW You can also now use PIPW1 for buttweld piping, PIPF1 for socket weld or threaded piping, and PIPFL1 for flanged piping, to draw singular pipe. PIPW starts the pipe router. Places a pipe component in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the pipe at the last point of the previously-created component. Center - Places the pipe along the center of the pipe, as defined along the Z-axis. TOP - Places the pipe along the top of the pipe, as defined along the Z-axis. BOP - Places the pipe along the bottom of the pipe, as defined along the Z-axis. Right - Places the pipe along the right side of the pipe, as defined along the Z-axis Left - Places the pipe along the left side of the pipe, as defined along the Z-axis

Place a pipe
1. Click a pipe component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, or type coordinates in the command line and press ENTER. 3. Click to select an ending point, or type coordinates in the command line and press ENTER. The pipe component is drawn.

Plan 90 LR Ell
Buttweld toolbar: Plan 90 LR Ell Victaulic toolbar: Plan 90 LR Ell Command line: 90LR Places a 90 degree long radius elbow in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Start - Places the component anywhere in the drawing at any chosen start point. Corner - Places the component at the corner of two pipes. otherEnd - Places the start point of the component on the other end.

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Toolbars Place a 90 degree plan elbow


1. Click a 90 degree plan elbow component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, or select an option. The system prompts vary based on the selection. 3. Click in the direction of the corner. 4. Click in the direction of the bend of the elbow. The elbow component is drawn.

Plan 90 SR Ell
Buttweld toolbar: Plan 90 SR Ell Victaulic toolbar: Plan 90 SR Ell Command line: 90SR Places a 90 degree short radius elbow in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Start - Places the component anywhere in the drawing at any chosen start point. Corner - Places the component at the corner of two pipes. otherEnd - Places the start point of the component on the other end.

Place a 90 degree plan elbow


1. Click a 90 degree plan elbow component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, or select an option. The system prompts vary based on the selection. 3. Click in the direction of the corner. 4. Click in the direction of the bend of the elbow. The elbow component is drawn.

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Plan 45 Ell
Buttweld toolbar: Plan 45 Ell Victaulic toolbar: Plan 45 Ell Command line: 45LR Places a 45 degree elbow in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Start - Places the component anywhere in the drawing at any chosen start point. Corner - Places the component at the corner of two pipes. otherEnd - Places the start point of the component on the other end.

Place a plan elbow


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a plan elbow command. Pick a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the corner. Click in the direction of the bend of the elbow. The elbow component is drawn.

Plan 90 Reducing Ell


Buttweld toolbar: Plan 90 Reducing Ell Victaulic toolbar: Plan 90 Reducing Ell Command line: 90RD Places a 90 degree reducing elbow in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Corner - Places the component at the corner of two pipes. otherEnd - Places the start point of the component on the other end. For this component, this option switches to the reducing side.

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Toolbars Place a 90 degree reducing plan elbow


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Click a 90 degree reducing plan elbow component command. To optionally place the reducing end first, right-click and select otherEnd. Pick a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the corner. Click in the direction of the bend of the elbow. The elbow component is drawn.

Plan Tee
Buttweld toolbar: Plan Tee Victaulic toolbar: Plan Tee Command line: TESW Places a straight tee in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Branch - Places the branch of the tee at the start point. Middle - Places the tee at the centerline intersection of the branch and main of the tee.

Place a plan tee


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a plan tee command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the main of the tee. Click in the direction of the branch of the tee. The tee component is drawn.

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Plan Reducing Tee


Buttweld toolbar: Plan Reducing Tee Victaulic toolbar: Plan Reducing Tee Command line: TERW Places a straight reducing tee in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Branch - Places the branch of the tee at the start point. Middle - Places the tee at the centerline intersection of the branch and main of the tee.

Place a plan tee


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a plan tee command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the main of the tee. Click in the direction of the branch of the tee. The tee component is drawn.

Plan 180 LR Return


Buttweld toolbar: Plan 180 LR Return Command line: 18LR Places a 180 degree long radius return in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Start - Places the component anywhere in the drawing at any chosen start point. Corner - Places the component at the corner of two pipes. otherEnd - Places the start point of the component on the other end.

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1. 2. 3. 4. Click a 180 degree plan return component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the bend of the return. Click in the direction of the end of the return. The return component is drawn.

Plan 180 SR Return


Buttweld toolbar: Plan 180 SR Return Command line: 18SR Places a 180 degree short radius return in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Start - Places the component anywhere in the drawing at any chosen start point. Corner - Places the component at the corner of two pipes. otherEnd - Places the start point of the component on the other end.

Place a 180 degree plan return


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a 180 degree plan return component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the bend of the return. Click in the direction of the end of the return. The return component is drawn.

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Conc Reducer
Buttweld toolbar: Conc Reducer Victaulic toolbar: Conc Reducer Command line: CONC Places a concentric reducer component in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Large end - Places the non-reducing end at the start point. Small end - Places the reducing end at the start point. If you are connecting to another component where the large end is the same size as the last component, press ENTER to attach to the last component drawn.

Place a concentric reducer


1. Click a concentric reducer component command. 2. Pick a starting point for the large end, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. Click in the direction of the small end of the reducer. The reducer component is drawn.

Ecc Reducer
Buttweld toolbar: Ecc Reducer Victaulic toolbar: Ecc Reducer Command line: ECC Places an eccentric reducer component in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Large end - Places the non-reducing end at the start point. Small end - Places the reducing end at the start point. Up - Places the flat side of the reducer in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the flat side of the reducer in the negative Z direction.

Place an eccentric reducer


1. Click an eccentric reducer component command. 2. Pick a starting point for the large end, such as at the end of a pipe. or Select Small end, and press ENTER. 3. Click in the direction of the other end of the reducer. 4. To place the flat side in the X-Y plane, click in the direction of the flat side. or To place the flat side in the Z direction, select Up or Down. The reducer component is drawn.

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Cap
Buttweld toolbar: Cap Victaulic toolbar: Cap Command line: CAPW Places a pipe cap in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Cap end - Places the top of the cap at the start point.

Place a cap
1. Click a cap component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as the end of a pipe. 3. Click to select the direction of the top of the cap. The cap component is drawn.

Plan Cross
Buttweld toolbar: Plan Cross Victaulic toolbar: Plan Cross Command line: CRSW Places a four-way straight cross in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the cross at the centerline intersection of the cross. Branch - Places the branch of the cross at the start point.

Place a plan cross


1. Click a four-way straight cross command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. Click in the direction of the cross. The cross component is drawn.

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Plan Reducing Cross


Buttweld toolbar: Plan Reducing Cross Victaulic toolbar: Plan Reducing Cross Command line: CRRW Places a four-way reducing cross in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Branch - Places the reducing branch of cross tee at the start point. Middle - Places the tee at the centerline intersection of the cross.

Place a plan reducing cross


1. Click a four-way plan reducing cross command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. Click in the direction of the cross. The cross component is drawn.

Plan Lateral
Buttweld toolbar: Plan Lateral Victaulic toolbar: Plan Lateral Command line: LATW Places a 45 degree lateral in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the lateral at the centerline intersection of the branch and main. Branch - Places the branch of the lateral at the start point. otherEnd - Places the start point of the component on the other end.

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1. 2. 3. 4. Click a plan lateral command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the main of the lateral. Click in the direction of the branch of the lateral. The lateral component is drawn.

Miters
Buttweld toolbar: Miters Command line: MPIP Places a mitered pipe component in the X-Y plane. The pipe is placed on a 2D polyline created with Polyline . A miter is placed on the pipe at each vertex of the polyline. For more information, see PLINE in AutoCAD Help.

This command can also be used to create pipe with bends. For more information, see CHAMFER in AutoCAD Help.

Mitered pipe cannot be placed on a 3D polyline created with 3D Polyline information, see 3DPOLY in AutoCAD Help.

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1. On the Draw panel of the Home tab, click Polyline 2. Draw the needed polyline. 3. Click Miters . 4. Select the polyline. The mitered pipe component is drawn. .

Rolled Pipe
Buttweld toolbar: Rolled Pipe Command line: SPIP Places a free-form pipe component, such as a hose or flexible connection. The pipe is placed on a 2D polyline created with Polyline and edited with the Fit or Spline options of Edit Polyline . For more information, see PLINE and PEDIT in AutoCAD Help.

Fit Example

Spline Example

Rolled pipe cannot be placed on a 3D polyline created with 3D Polyline information, see 3DPOLY in AutoCAD Help.

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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. On the Draw panel of the Home tab, click Polyline Draw the needed polyline. On the Modify panel, click Edit Polyline . Select the polyline. Select Fit or Spline. .

6. Click Rolled Pipe . 7. Select the polyline. The pipe component is drawn.

Adjustable Bend
Buttweld toolbar: Adjustable Bend Command line: BENT Places a pipe bend based on the selected method: Enter radius, Trimmed elbow, or Select arc. Enter radius - Places a pipe bend by typing a radius, and then selecting the bend center, start, and end points in a counterclockwise direction. This is the most common type of adjustable bend. Degree - Defines the total angle of the bend from the start point. For example, if the start point is at 91, and the value for Degree is 180, the end point is at 271 and the total angle of the bend is 180. Angle - Defines the angle of the bend as the value minus the angle defined by the start point from the positive X-axis. For example, if the start point is at 91, and the value for Angle is 180, the end point is at 180 and the angle of the bend is 79. Tangent length - Defines straight lengths of pipe at each end of the bend. This is frequently required for machine bending. You can type a value of 0. Trimmed elbow - Places an elbow by selecting the center of the bend arc, the start point, and the end point. Short radius - Defines a short radius elbow according to the current specification. Long radius - Defines a long radius elbow according to the current specification. Select arc - Places a pipe bend on an arc created with an arc command. For more information, see Draw Arcs in AutoCAD Help. Tangent length - Defines straight lengths of pipe at each end of the bend. This is frequently required for machine bending. You can type a value of 0.

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90 LR Ell
Buttweld toolbar: 90 LR Ell Command line: R90LR Places a 90 degree long radius elbow with the end rolled at a 45 degree angle from the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Start - Places the component anywhere in the drawing at any chosen start point. Corner - Places the component at the corner of two pipes. otherEnd - Places the start point of the component on the other end. Up - Rotates the end of the elbow 45 degrees in the positive Z direction. Down - Rotates the end of the elbow 45 degrees in the negative Z direction. This command is only available for welded fittings. The elbow centerline is out-of-plane. You must use an AutoCAD UCS command to obtain the proper plane before modifying the elbow. For more information, see UCS in AutoCAD Help.

Place a 90 degree rolled elbow


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a 90 degree rolled elbow component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the corner. Click in the direction of the bend of the elbow. The elbow component is drawn.

90 SR Ell
Buttweld toolbar: 90 SR Ell Command line: R90SR Places a 90 degree short radius elbow with the end rolled at a 45 degree angle from the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Start - Places the component anywhere in the drawing at any chosen start point. Corner - Places the component at the corner of two pipes. otherEnd - Places the start point of the component on the other end. Up - Rotates the end of the elbow 45 degrees in the positive Z direction. Down - Rotates the end of the elbow 45 degrees in the negative Z direction. This command is only available for welded fittings. The elbow centerline is out-of-plane. You must use an AutoCAD UCS command to obtain the proper plane before modifying the elbow. For more information, see UCS in AutoCAD Help.

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Toolbars Place a 90 degree rolled elbow


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a 90 degree rolled elbow component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the corner. Click in the direction of the bend of the elbow. The elbow component is drawn.

45 LR Ell
Buttweld toolbar: 45 LR Ell Command line: R45LR Places a 45 degree elbow with the end rolled at a 45 degree angle from the X-Y plane. This command is only available for welded fittings. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Start - Places the component anywhere in the drawing at any chosen start point. Corner - Places the component at the corner of two pipes. otherEnd - Places the start point of the component on the other end. Up - Rotates the end of the elbow 45 degrees in the positive Z direction. Down - Rotates the end of the elbow 45 degrees in the negative Z direction. This command is only available for welded fittings. The elbow centerline is out-of-plane. You must use an AutoCAD UCS command to obtain the proper plane before modifying the elbow. For more information, see UCS in AutoCAD Help.

Place a 45 degree rolled elbow


1. 2. 3. 4. Click 45 LR Ell . Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the corner. Click in the direction of the bend of the elbow. The elbow component is drawn.

Tee
Buttweld toolbar: Tee Command line: RTESW Places a tee with the branch rolled at a 45 degree angle from the X-Y plane. Middle - Places the tee at the centerline intersection of the branch and main of the tee. Up - Rotates the branch of the tee 45 degrees in the positive Z direction. Down - Rotates the branch of the tee 45 degrees in the negative Z direction. This command is only available for welded fittings.

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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Click a rolled tee command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the main of the tee. Click in the direction of the branch of the tee. Select Up or Down. The tee component is drawn.

Plan 11.25 Ell


Buttweld toolbar: Plan 11.25 Ell Victaulic toolbar: Plan 11.25 Ell Command line: 11LR Places an 11.25 degree elbow in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Corner - Places the component at the corner of two pipes. otherEnd - Places the start point of the component on the other end.

Place a plan elbow


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a plan elbow command. Pick a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the corner. Click in the direction of the bend of the elbow. The elbow component is drawn.

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Plan 22.5 Ell


Buttweld toolbar: Plan 22.5 Ell Victaulic toolbar: Plan 22.5 Ell Command line: 22LR Places a 22.5 degree elbow in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Corner - Places the component at the corner of two pipes.

Place a plan elbow


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a plan elbow command. Pick a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the corner. Click in the direction of the bend of the elbow. The elbow component is drawn.

Plan Wye
Buttweld toolbar: Plan Wye Victaulic toolbar: Plan Wye Command line: YB Places a wye in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the wye at the centerline intersection of the main and the branches of the wye. Branch - Places the branch of the component at the start point. otherEnd - Places the start point of the component on the other end.

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1. Click a plan wye command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. Click in the direction of the wye. The wye component is drawn.

Modeling in 2D
Commands are designed for plotting in 2D. The views in these commands appear this way only in a 2D drawing.

Side 90 LR Ell
Buttweld toolbar: Side 90 LR Ell Victaulic toolbar: Side 90 LR Ell Command line: H90LR Places a 90 degree long radius elbow normal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Up - Places the elbow bend in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the elbow bend in the negative Z direction.

Place a side or vertical elbow


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a side or vertical elbow component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the corner. Select Up or Down. The elbow component is drawn.

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Side 90 SR Ell
Buttweld toolbar: Side 90 SR Ell Victaulic toolbar: Side 90 SR Ell Command line: H90SR Places a 90 degree short radius elbow normal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Up - Places the elbow bend in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the elbow bend in the negative Z direction.

Place a side or vertical elbow


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a side or vertical elbow component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the corner. Select Up or Down. The elbow component is drawn.

Side 45 Ell
Buttweld toolbar: Side 45 Ell Victaulic toolbar: Side 45 Ell Command line: H45LR Places a 45 degree elbow normal to the X-Y plane. Use this command when the previous or next run is horizontal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Up - Places the elbow bend in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the elbow bend in the negative Z direction.

Place a side or vertical elbow


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a side or vertical elbow component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the corner. Select Up or Down. The elbow component is drawn.

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Vert 45 Ell
Buttweld toolbar: Vert 45 Ell Victaulic toolbar: Vert 45 Ell Command line: V45LR Places a 45 degree elbow normal to the X-Y plane. Use this command when the previous or next run is vertical to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Up - Places the elbow bend in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the elbow bend in the negative Z direction.

Place a side or vertical elbow


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a side or vertical elbow component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the corner. Select Up or Down. The elbow component is drawn.

Side 90 Reducing Ell


Buttweld toolbar: Side 90 Reducing Ell Victaulic toolbar: Side 90 Reducing Ell Command line: H90RD Places a 90 degree reducing elbow normal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Corner - Places the component at the corner of two pipes. Small - Places the reducing end of the elbow at the start point. Up - Places the elbow bend in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the elbow bend in the negative Z direction.

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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Click a side reducing plan elbow component command. To optionally place the reducing end first, right-click and select Small. Pick a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the corner. Select Up or Down. The elbow component is drawn.

Side Tee
Buttweld toolbar: Side Tee Victaulic toolbar: Side Tee Command line: HTESW Places a straight tee with the branch normal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the tee at the centerline intersection of the branch and main of the tee. Up - Places the branch of the tee in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the branch of the tee in the negative Z direction.

Place a side tee


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a side tee component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the main of the tee. Select Up or Down. The tee component is drawn.

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Vert Tee
Buttweld toolbar: Vert Tee Victaulic toolbar: Vert Tee Command line: VTESW Places a straight tee with the main normal to the X-Y plane. The center of the tee is placed at the start point by default. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Branch - Places the branch of the tee at the start point.

Place a vertical tee


1. Click a vertical tee component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. Click in the direction of the branch of the tee. The tee component is drawn.

Side Reducing Tee


Buttweld toolbar: Side Reducing Tee Victaulic toolbar: Side Reducing Tee Command line: HTERW Places a straight reducing tee with the branch normal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the tee at the centerline intersection of the branch and main of the tee. Up - Places the branch of the tee in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the branch of the tee in the negative Z direction.

Place a side tee


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a side tee component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the main of the tee. Select Up or Down. The tee component is drawn.

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Vert Reducing Tee


Buttweld toolbar: Vert Reducing Tee Victaulic toolbar: Vert Reducing Tee Command line: VTERW Places a straight reducing tee with the main normal to the X-Y plane. The center of the tee is placed at the start point by default. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Branch - Places the branch of the tee at the start point.

Place a vertical tee


1. Click a vertical tee component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. Click in the direction of the branch of the tee. The tee component is drawn.

Side 180 LR Return


Buttweld toolbar: Side 180 LR Return Command line: H18LR Places a 180 degree long radius return normal to the X-Y plane with the return ends on the X-Y plane. This command is typically used with pipe that is normal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the return at the center point of the arc of the return. Up - Places the return bend in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the return bend in the negative Z direction.

Place a 180 degree side return


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a 180 degree side return component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the bend of the return. Select Up or Down. The return component is drawn.

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Vert 180 LR Return


Buttweld toolbar: Vert 180 LR Return Command line: V18LR Places a 180 degree long radius return normal to the X-Y plane with the return ends also normal to the X-Y plane. This command is typically used with pipe that is on the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the return at the center point of the arc of the return. Up - Places the return direction in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the return direction in the negative Z direction.

Place a 180 degree vertical return


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a 180 degree vertical return component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the bend of the return. Select Up or Down. The return component is drawn.

Side 180 SR Return


Buttweld toolbar: Side 180 SR Return Command line: H18SR Places a 180 degree short radius return normal to the X-Y plane with the return ends on the X-Y plane. This command is typically used with pipe that is normal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the return at the center point of the arc of the return. Up - Places the return bend in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the return bend in the negative Z direction.

Place a 180 degree side return


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a 180 degree side return component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the bend of the return. Select Up or Down. The return component is drawn.

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Vert 180 SR Return


Buttweld toolbar: Vert 180 SR Return Command line: V18SR Places a 180 degree short radius return normal to the X-Y plane with the return ends also normal to the X-Y plane. This command is typically used with pipe that is on the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the return at the center point of the arc of the return. Up - Places the return direction in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the return direction in the negative Z direction.

Place a 180 degree vertical return


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a 180 degree vertical return component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the bend of the return. Select Up or Down. The return component is drawn.

Side Cross
Buttweld toolbar: Side Cross Victaulic toolbar: Side Cross Command line: HCRSW Places a four-way straight cross with the branch normal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the cross at the centerline intersection of the cross.

Place a side cross


1. Click a four-way straight side cross command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. Click in the direction of the cross. The cross component is drawn.

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Side Reducing Cross


Buttweld toolbar: Side Reducing Cross Victaulic toolbar: Side Reducing Cross Command line: HCRRW Places a four-way reducing cross with the reducing branch normal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the cross at the centerline intersection of the cross.

Place a side reducing cross


1. Click a four-way side reducing cross command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. Click in the direction of the cross. The cross component is drawn.

Vert Reducing Cross


Buttweld toolbar: Vert Reducing Cross Victaulic toolbar: Vert Reducing Cross Command line: VCRRW Places a four-way reducing cross with the main normal to the X-Y plane. The center of the cross is placed at the start point by default. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Branch - Places the reducing branch of the cross tee at the start point.

Place a vertical reducing cross


1. Click a four-way vertical reducing cross command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. Click in the direction of the cross. The cross component is drawn.

Side Lateral
Buttweld toolbar: Side Lateral Victaulic toolbar: Side Lateral Command line: HLATW Places a 45 degree lateral in the X-Y plane with the branch in the X-Z or Y-Z plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the lateral at the centerline intersection of the branch and main. Up - Places the branch of the lateral in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the branch of the lateral in the negative Z direction.

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1. 2. 3. 4. Click a side lateral component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the main of the lateral. Select Up or Down. The lateral component is drawn.

Vert Lateral
Buttweld toolbar: Vert Lateral Victaulic toolbar: Vert Lateral Command line: VLATW Places a 45 degree lateral with the main normal to the X-Y plane. The center of the lateral is placed at the start point by default. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Up - Places the branch of the lateral in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the branch of the lateral in the negative Z direction.

Place a vertical lateral


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a vertical lateral component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the branch of the lateral. Select Up or Down. The lateral component is drawn.

Side 11.25 Ell


Buttweld toolbar: Side 11.25 Ell Victaulic toolbar: Side 11.25 Ell Command line: H11LR Places an 11.25 degree elbow normal to the X-Y plane. Use this command when the previous or next run is horizontal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Up - Places the elbow bend in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the elbow bend in the negative Z direction.

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1. 2. 3. 4. Click a side or vertical elbow component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the corner. Select Up or Down. The elbow component is drawn.

Vert 11.25 Ell


Buttweld toolbar: Vert 11.25 Ell Victaulic toolbar: Vert 11.25 Ell Command line: V11LR Places an 11.25 degree elbow normal to the X-Y plane. Use this command when the previous or next run is vertical to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Up - Places the elbow bend in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the elbow bend in the negative Z direction.

Place a side or vertical elbow


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a side or vertical elbow component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the corner. Select Up or Down. The elbow component is drawn.

Side 22.5 Ell


Buttweld toolbar: Side 22.5 Ell Victaulic toolbar: Side 22.5 Ell Command line: H22LR Places a 22.5 degree elbow normal to the X-Y plane. Use this command when the previous or next run is horizontal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Up - Places the elbow bend in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the elbow bend in the negative Z direction.

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1. 2. 3. 4. Click a side or vertical elbow component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the corner. Select Up or Down. The elbow component is drawn.

Vert 22.5 Ell


Buttweld toolbar: Vert 22.5 Ell Victaulic toolbar: Vert 22.5 Ell Command line: V22LR Places a 22.5 degree elbow normal to the X-Y plane. Use this command when the previous or next run is vertical to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Up - Places the elbow bend in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the elbow bend in the negative Z direction.

Place a side or vertical elbow


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a side or vertical elbow component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the corner. Select Up or Down. The elbow component is drawn.

Side Wye
Buttweld toolbar: Side Wye Victaulic toolbar: Side Wye Command line: HYB Places a wye on the X-Y plane with the branches normal to the X-Y plane. This command is typically used with pipe that is on the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the wye at the centerline intersection of the main and branches of the wye.

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1. Click a side wye command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. Click in the direction of the wye main. The wye component is drawn.

Vert Wye
Buttweld toolbar: Vert Wye Victaulic toolbar: Vert Wye Command line: VYB Places a wye normal to the X-Y plane with the branches also normal to the X-Y plane. This command is typically used with pipe that is normal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the wye at the centerline intersection of the main and branches of the wye.

Place a vertical wye


1. Click a vertical wye command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. Click in the direction of the wye branches. The wye component is drawn.

Flanges
Plant menu: Toolbars > Flanges Command Name Weld Neck - Places a weld neck flange in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Weld Neck Flange (on page 362). Slip On - Places a slip-on flange in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Slip-On Flange (on page 364). Blind - Places a blind flange in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Blind Flange (on page 365). Command Line FLGW FLGO FLGB

Socket Weld - Places a socket type flange in the X-Y plane. FLGS For more information, see Socket Type Flange (on page 366). Threaded - Places a threaded flange in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Threaded Flange (on page 367). Lap Joint - Places a lapped-joint flange in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Lap Joint Flange (on page 369). FLGT FLGL

Stub End - Places a stub-end coupling component in the X-Y STB plane. For more information, see Stub End (on page 369).

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Command Name Long Weld Neck - Places a long weld neck component in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Long Weld Neck (on page 370). Command Line LWN

Reducing Slip On - Places a reducing slip on flange in the FLRO X-Y plane. For more information, see Reducing Slip-on Flange (on page 370). Reducing Threaded - Places a reducing threaded flange in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Reducing Threaded Flange (on page 372). FLRT

Reducing Weld Neck - Places a reducing weld neck flange in FLRW the X-Y plane. For more information, see Reducing Weld Neck Flange (on page 373).

Weld Neck Flange


Flanges toolbar: Weld Neck Command line: FLGW Places a weld neck flange in the X-Y plane. You can place gaskets on flange sets using Auto Gasket . For more information, see Auto Gasket (on page 183). Gaskets can also be added to flange sets or flanges connecting to other components by setting the Apply Gasket Insertion Rule (on page 47). last point - Starts the plain end of the flange at the last point of the previously-created component. Buttweld end - Starts the flange at the buttweld end. This option appears when the previously placed component (such as another flange) would logically take the face end as the start point for the flange. Use this option to place the flange in a different location or in the opposite direction. Face end - Starts the flange at the face end. This option appears when the previously placed component (such as a pipe) would logically take the butt-welded end as the start point for the flange. Use this option to place the flange in a different location or in the opposite direction.

What do you want to do?


Place a flange on a pipe (on page 363) Place a flange that mates with another flange (on page 363)

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Place a flange on a pipe


1. Place a pipe component. Place a pipe (on page 333) 2. Click a flange component command. 3. Click to select a starting point at an end of the pipe. Alternatively, press ENTER to connect to the last point. The flange component is drawn. Flanges do not have a bolt or gasket automatically added unless the proper piping rule is set. You must also have a set of flanges for this to occur. For more information, see Apply Gasket Insertion Rule (on page 47), Apply Bolt Insertion Rule (on page 47), or Auto Gasket (on page 183).

. For more information, see Connecting to components (on page 328).

Place a flange that mates with another flange


1. Place a pipe and a flange. Place a flange on a pipe (on page 363) 2. Click a flange component command. 3. Click to select a starting point at the end of the existing flange. Alternatively, press ENTER to connect to the last point. The flange component is drawn with the face mating to the face of the existing flange. Flanges do not have a bolt or gasket automatically added unless the proper piping rule is set. For more information, see Apply Gasket Insertion Rule (on page 47), or Apply Bolt Insertion Rule (on page 47).

For more information, see Connecting to components (on page 328).

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Slip-on Flange
Flanges toolbar: Slip On Victaulic toolbar: Victaulic Flange Command line: FLGO Places a slip-on flange in the X-Y plane. If Auto Gasket is turned on, then a gasket is also placed on the flange. For more information, see Auto Gasket (on page 183). last point - Starts the plain end of the flange at the last point of the previously-created component. Slip on end - Starts the flange at the slip-on end. This option appears when the previously placed component (such as another flange) would logically take the face end as the start point for the flange. Use this option to place the flange in a different location or in the opposite direction. Face end - Starts the flange at the face end. This option appears when the previously placed component (such as a pipe) would logically take the slip-on end as the start point for the flange. Use this option to place the flange in a different location or in the opposite direction.

What do you want to do?


Place a flange on a pipe (on page 363) Place a flange that mates with another flange (on page 363)

Place a flange on a pipe


1. Place a pipe component. Place a pipe (on page 333) 2. Click a flange component command. 3. Click to select a starting point at an end of the pipe. Alternatively, press ENTER to connect to the last point. The flange component is drawn. Flanges do not have a bolt or gasket automatically added unless the proper piping rule is set. You must also have a set of flanges for this to occur. For more information, see Apply Gasket Insertion Rule (on page 47), Apply Bolt Insertion Rule (on page 47), or Auto Gasket (on page 183).

. For more information, see Connecting to components (on page 328).

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Place a flange that mates with another flange


1. Place a pipe and a flange. Place a flange on a pipe (on page 363) 2. Click a flange component command. 3. Click to select a starting point at the end of the existing flange. Alternatively, press ENTER to connect to the last point. The flange component is drawn with the face mating to the face of the existing flange. Flanges do not have a bolt or gasket automatically added unless the proper piping rule is set. For more information, see Apply Gasket Insertion Rule (on page 47), or Apply Bolt Insertion Rule (on page 47).

For more information, see Connecting to components (on page 328).

Blind Flange
Flanges toolbar: Blind Fiberglass toolbar: FRP Blind Flange Lined toolbar: Lined Blind Flange Command line: FLGB Places a blind flange in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component.

Place a flange
1. Click a flange component command. 2. Click to select a starting point. This must be another flange component; otherwise, the system prompts you to add another flange. If prompted, select a flange from the list, and skip step 3. If you selected a Stub End or a Long Weld Neck the system prompts you to define the length. Type the length as needed, and skip step 3. 3. Click to select the direction of the flange. The flange component is drawn. Some of the system prompts you may receive are based on the settings you have defined in the piping rules for Apply Flange Insertion Rule (on page 48) and Default Flange Insertion Type.

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Socket Type Flange


Flanges toolbar: Socket Weld Fiberglass toolbar: FRP Flange Command line: FLGS Places a socket type flange in the X-Y plane. You can place gaskets on flange sets using Auto Gasket . For more information, see Auto Gasket (on page 183). Gaskets can also be added to flange sets or flanges connecting to other components by setting the Apply Gasket Insertion Rule (on page 47). last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Socket end - Starts the flange at the Socket end. Face end - Starts the flange at the face end.

What do you want to do?


Place a flange on a pipe (on page 363) Place a flange that mates with another flange (on page 363)

Place a flange on a pipe


1. Place a pipe component. Place a pipe (on page 333) 2. Click a flange component command. 3. Click to select a starting point at an end of the pipe. Alternatively, press ENTER to connect to the last point. The flange component is drawn. Flanges do not have a bolt or gasket automatically added unless the proper piping rule is set. You must also have a set of flanges for this to occur. For more information, see Apply Gasket Insertion Rule (on page 47), Apply Bolt Insertion Rule (on page 47), or Auto Gasket (on page 183).

. For more information, see Connecting to components (on page 328).

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Place a flange that mates with another flange


1. Place a pipe and a flange. Place a flange on a pipe (on page 363) 2. Click a flange component command. 3. Click to select a starting point at the end of the existing flange. Alternatively, press ENTER to connect to the last point. The flange component is drawn with the face mating to the face of the existing flange. Flanges do not have a bolt or gasket automatically added unless the proper piping rule is set. For more information, see Apply Gasket Insertion Rule (on page 47), or Apply Bolt Insertion Rule (on page 47).

For more information, see Connecting to components (on page 328).

Threaded Flange
Flanges toolbar: Threaded Command line: FLGT Places a threaded flange in the X-Y plane. You can place gaskets on flange sets using Auto Gasket . For more information, see Auto Gasket (on page 183). Gaskets can also be added to flange sets or flanges connecting to other components by setting the Apply Gasket Insertion Rule (on page 47). last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Thread end - Starts the flange at the threaded end. Face end - Starts the flange at the face end.

What do you want to do?


Place a flange on a pipe (on page 363) Place a flange that mates with another flange (on page 363)

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Place a flange on a pipe


1. Place a pipe component. Place a pipe (on page 333) 2. Click a flange component command. 3. Click to select a starting point at an end of the pipe. Alternatively, press ENTER to connect to the last point. The flange component is drawn. Flanges do not have a bolt or gasket automatically added unless the proper piping rule is set. You must also have a set of flanges for this to occur. For more information, see Apply Gasket Insertion Rule (on page 47), Apply Bolt Insertion Rule (on page 47), or Auto Gasket (on page 183).

. For more information, see Connecting to components (on page 328).

Place a flange that mates with another flange


1. Place a pipe and a flange. Place a flange on a pipe (on page 363) 2. Click a flange component command. 3. Click to select a starting point at the end of the existing flange. Alternatively, press ENTER to connect to the last point. The flange component is drawn with the face mating to the face of the existing flange. Flanges do not have a bolt or gasket automatically added unless the proper piping rule is set. For more information, see Apply Gasket Insertion Rule (on page 47), or Apply Bolt Insertion Rule (on page 47).

For more information, see Connecting to components (on page 328).

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Lap Joint Flange


Flanges toolbar: Lap Joint Command line: FLGL Places a lapped-joint flange in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component.

Place a flange
1. Click a flange component command. 2. Click to select a starting point. This must be another flange component; otherwise, the system prompts you to add another flange. If prompted, select a flange from the list, and skip step 3. If you selected a Stub End or a Long Weld Neck the system prompts you to define the length. Type the length as needed, and skip step 3. 3. Click to select the direction of the flange. The flange component is drawn. Some of the system prompts you may receive are based on the settings you have defined in the piping rules for Apply Flange Insertion Rule (on page 48) and Default Flange Insertion Type.

Stub End
Flanges toolbar: Stub End Command line: STB Places a stub-end coupling component in the X-Y plane. You can place gaskets on flange sets using Auto Gasket . For more information, see Auto Gasket (on page 183). Gaskets can also be added to flange sets or flanges connecting to other components by setting the Apply Gasket Insertion Rule (on page 47). Length - Defines the length of the stub-end. If no length is defined, the default value from the current specification is used. Plan end - Starts the stub at the plain end. Face end - Starts the stub at the face end.

Place a stub or weld neck


1. Click a stub or weld neck component command. 2. If needed, select Length and type a length for the component. 3. Pick a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Alternatively, press ENTER to connect to the last point. The component is drawn.

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Long Weld Neck


Flanges toolbar: Long Weld Neck Command line: LWN Places a long weld neck component in the X-Y plane. Length - Defines the length of the stub-end. If no length is defined, the default value from the current specification is used. Plan end - Starts the stub at the plain end. Face end - Starts the stub at the face end.

Place a stub or weld neck


1. Click a stub or weld neck component command. 2. If needed, select Length and type a length for the component. 3. Pick a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Alternatively, press ENTER to connect to the last point. The component is drawn.

Reducing Slip-on Flange


Flanges toolbar: Reducing Slip On Lined toolbar: Lined Reducing Flange Command line: FLRO Places a reducing slip-on flange in the X-Y plane.You can place gaskets on flange sets using Auto Gasket . For more information, see Auto Gasket (on page 183). Gaskets can also be added to flange sets or flanges connecting to other components by setting the Apply Gasket Insertion Rule (on page 47). last point - Starts the plain end of the flange at the last point of the previously-created component. Reducing end - Starts the flange at the reducing end. This option appears when the previously placed component (such as another flange) would logically take the face end as the start point for the flange. Use this option to place the flange in a different location or in the opposite direction. Face end - Starts the flange at the face end. This option appears when the previously placed component (such as a pipe) would logically take the reducing end as the start point for the flange. Use this option to place the flange in a different location or in the opposite direction.

What do you want to do?


Place a flange on a pipe (on page 363) Place a flange that mates with another flange (on page 363)

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Place a flange on a pipe


1. Place a pipe component. Place a pipe (on page 333) 2. Click a flange component command. 3. Click to select a starting point at an end of the pipe. Alternatively, press ENTER to connect to the last point. The flange component is drawn. Flanges do not have a bolt or gasket automatically added unless the proper piping rule is set. You must also have a set of flanges for this to occur. For more information, see Apply Gasket Insertion Rule (on page 47), Apply Bolt Insertion Rule (on page 47), or Auto Gasket (on page 183).

. For more information, see Connecting to components (on page 328).

Place a flange that mates with another flange


1. Place a pipe and a flange. Place a flange on a pipe (on page 363) 2. Click a flange component command. 3. Click to select a starting point at the end of the existing flange. Alternatively, press ENTER to connect to the last point. The flange component is drawn with the face mating to the face of the existing flange. Flanges do not have a bolt or gasket automatically added unless the proper piping rule is set. For more information, see Apply Gasket Insertion Rule (on page 47), or Apply Bolt Insertion Rule (on page 47).

For more information, see Connecting to components (on page 328).

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Reducing Threaded Flange


Flanges toolbar: Reducing Threaded Command line: FLRT Places a reducing threaded flange in the X-Y plane. You can place gaskets on flange sets using Auto Gasket . For more information, see Auto Gasket (on page 183). Gaskets can also be added to flange sets or flanges connecting to other components by setting the Apply Gasket Insertion Rule (on page 47). last point - Starts the plain end of the flange at the last point of the previously-created component. Reducing end - Starts the flange at the reducing end. This option appears when the previously placed component (such as another flange) would logically take the face end as the start point for the flange. Use this option to place the flange in a different location or in the opposite direction. Face end - Starts the flange at the face end. This option appears when the previously placed component (such as a pipe) would logically take the reducing end as the start point for the flange. Use this option to place the flange in a different location or in the opposite direction.

What do you want to do?


Place a flange on a pipe (on page 363) Place a flange that mates with another flange (on page 363)

Place a flange on a pipe


1. Place a pipe component. Place a pipe (on page 333) 2. Click a flange component command. 3. Click to select a starting point at an end of the pipe. Alternatively, press ENTER to connect to the last point. The flange component is drawn. Flanges do not have a bolt or gasket automatically added unless the proper piping rule is set. You must also have a set of flanges for this to occur. For more information, see Apply Gasket Insertion Rule (on page 47), Apply Bolt Insertion Rule (on page 47), or Auto Gasket (on page 183).

. For more information, see Connecting to components (on page 328).

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Place a flange that mates with another flange


1. Place a pipe and a flange. Place a flange on a pipe (on page 363) 2. Click a flange component command. 3. Click to select a starting point at the end of the existing flange. Alternatively, press ENTER to connect to the last point. The flange component is drawn with the face mating to the face of the existing flange. Flanges do not have a bolt or gasket automatically added unless the proper piping rule is set. For more information, see Apply Gasket Insertion Rule (on page 47), or Apply Bolt Insertion Rule (on page 47).

For more information, see Connecting to components (on page 328).

Reducing Weld Neck Flange


Flanges toolbar: Reducing Weld Neck Command line: FLRW Places a reducing weld neck flange in the X-Y plane. You can place gaskets on flange sets using Auto Gasket . For more information, see Auto Gasket (on page 183). Gaskets can also be added to flange sets or flanges connecting to other components by setting the Apply Gasket Insertion Rule (on page 47). last point - Starts the plain end of the flange at the last point of the previously-created component. Reducing end - Starts the flange at the reducing end. This option appears when the previously placed component (such as another flange) would logically take the face end as the start point for the flange. Use this option to place the flange in a different location or in the opposite direction. Face end - Starts the flange at the face end. This option appears when the previously placed component (such as a pipe) would logically take the reducing end as the start point for the flange. Use this option to place the flange in a different location or in the opposite direction.

What do you want to do?


Place a flange on a pipe (on page 363) Place a flange that mates with another flange (on page 363)

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Place a flange on a pipe


1. Place a pipe component. Place a pipe (on page 333) 2. Click a flange component command. 3. Click to select a starting point at an end of the pipe. Alternatively, press ENTER to connect to the last point. The flange component is drawn. Flanges do not have a bolt or gasket automatically added unless the proper piping rule is set. You must also have a set of flanges for this to occur. For more information, see Apply Gasket Insertion Rule (on page 47), Apply Bolt Insertion Rule (on page 47), or Auto Gasket (on page 183).

. For more information, see Connecting to components (on page 328).

Place a flange that mates with another flange


1. Place a pipe and a flange. Place a flange on a pipe (on page 363) 2. Click a flange component command. 3. Click to select a starting point at the end of the existing flange. Alternatively, press ENTER to connect to the last point. The flange component is drawn with the face mating to the face of the existing flange. Flanges do not have a bolt or gasket automatically added unless the proper piping rule is set. For more information, see Apply Gasket Insertion Rule (on page 47), or Apply Bolt Insertion Rule (on page 47).

For more information, see Connecting to components (on page 328).

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Flgd/BW Valves
Plant menu: Toolbars > Flgd/BW Valves The commands on the Flgd/BW Valves toolbar can be used for modeling in 3D or 2D mode depending on how you define the drawing mode. For more information, see 3D Modeling versus 2D Modeling (on page 329). Command Name Gate - Places a gate valve component in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Gate Valve (on page 376). Ball - Places a ball valve component in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Ball Valve (on page 377) Command Line GATF BALF

Globe - Places a globe valve component in the X-Y plane. For GLBF more information, see Globe Valve (on page 378). Plug - Places a plug valve component in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Plug Valve (on page 378). Check - Places a check valve component in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Check Valve (on page 379). Butterfly - Places a butterfly valve component in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Butterfly Valve (on page 380). Diaphragm - Places a diaphragm valve and flange gasket component in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Diaphragm Valve (on page 380). Rotary - Places a rotary valve component in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Rotary Valve (on page 381). Dual Check - Places a dual check valve and flange gasket components in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Dual Check Valve (on page 382). Control - Places a control valve component in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Control Valve (on page 382). 3 Way Plan - Places a three-way valve component in the X-Y plane. For more information, see 3-Way Plan Valve (on page 383). 4 Way Plan - Places a four-way valve component in the X-Y plane. For more information, see 4-Way Plan Valve (on page 384). Relief Side - Places a 90 degree pressure relief valve in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Relief Side Valve (on page 384). PLUF CHKF BFYF

DIAF

ROTF DCHF

CNTF 3VF

4VF

RELF

Angle Top - Places a 90 degree angle valve in the X-Y plane. ANGF For more information, see Angle Top Valve (on page 385).

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The commands in the table below are designed for modeling in 2D. Command Name 3 Way Side - Places a three-way valve component with the valve branch normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see 3-Way Side Valve (on page 386) 3 Way Vertical - Places a three-way valve component with the main normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see 3-Way Vertical Valve (on page 386). 4 Way Side - Places a four-way valve component with the valve branches normal to the X-Y plane. For. more information, see 4-Way Side Valve (on page 387) Relief Top - Places a 90 degree pressure relief valve with the relief end normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Relief Top Valve (on page 387) Pressure Top - Places a 90 degree pressure relief valve with the pressure end normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Pressure Top Valve (on page 388). Command Line H3VF

V3VF

H4VF

HRELF

VRELF

Angle Side - Places a 90 degree angle valve in the X-Y plane. HANGF For more information, see Angle Side Valve (on page 388).

Modeling in 3D
These commands are useful for 3D modeling. All of the following commands are available in 3D and 2D modeling.

Gate Valve
Flanged Valves toolbar: Gate Command line: GATF Places a gate valve component in the X-Y plane. You can place gaskets on flange sets using Auto Gasket . For more information, see Auto Gasket (on page 183). Gaskets can also be added to flange sets or flanges connecting to other components by setting the Apply Gasket Insertion Rule (on page 47). last point - Starts the plain end of the valve at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the valve at its center.

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1. Click a valve component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe or a flange. Alternatively, press ENTER to connect to the last point. This works only when connecting to a flange, otherwise follow the prompts provided by the software. The valve component is drawn.

For more information, see Connecting to components (on page 328).

Ball Valve
Flanged Valves toolbar: Ball Victaulic toolbar: Victaulic Ball Valve Command line: BALF Places a ball valve component in the X-Y plane. You can place gaskets on flange sets using Auto Gasket . For more information, see Auto Gasket (on page 183). Gaskets can also be added to flange sets or flanges connecting to other components by setting the Apply Gasket Insertion Rule (on page 47). last point - Starts the plain end of the valve at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the valve at its center.

Place a valve
1. Click a valve component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe or a flange. Alternatively, press ENTER to connect to the last point. This works only when connecting to a flange, otherwise follow the prompts provided by the software. The valve component is drawn.

For more information, see Connecting to components (on page 328).

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Globe Valve
Flanged Valves toolbar: Globe Command line: GLBF Places a globe valve component in the X-Y plane. You can place gaskets on flange sets using Auto Gasket . For more information, see Auto Gasket (on page 183). Gaskets can also be added to flange sets or flanges connecting to other components by setting the Apply Gasket Insertion Rule (on page 47). last point - Starts the plain end of the valve at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the valve at its center.

Place a valve
1. Click a valve component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe or a flange. Alternatively, press ENTER to connect to the last point. This works only when connecting to a flange, otherwise follow the prompts provided by the software. The valve component is drawn.

For more information, see Connecting to components (on page 328).

Plug Valve
Flanged Valves toolbar: Plug Victaulic toolbar: Sanitary Plug Valve Command line: PLUF Places a plug valve component in the X-Y plane. You can place gaskets on flange sets using Auto Gasket . For more information, see Auto Gasket (on page 183). Gaskets can also be added to flange sets or flanges connecting to other components by setting the Apply Gasket Insertion Rule (on page 47). last point - Starts the plain end of the valve at the last point of the previously-created component. Center - Places the valve at its center.

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1. Click a valve component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe or a flange. Alternatively, press ENTER to connect to the last point. This works only when connecting to a flange, otherwise follow the prompts provided by the software. The valve component is drawn.

For more information, see Connecting to components (on page 328).

Check Valve
Flanged Valves toolbar: Check Sanitary toolbar: Victaulic Check Valve Command line: CHKF Places a check valve component in the X-Y plane. You can place gaskets on flange sets using Auto Gasket . For more information, see Auto Gasket (on page 183). Gaskets can also be added to flange sets or flanges connecting to other components by setting the Apply Gasket Insertion Rule (on page 47). last point - Starts the plain end of the valve at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the valve at its center. otherEnd - Places the start point of the component on the other end.

Place a valve
1. Click a valve component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe or a flange. Alternatively, press ENTER to connect to the last point. This works only when connecting to a flange, otherwise follow the prompts provided by the software. The valve component is drawn.

For more information, see Connecting to components (on page 328).

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Butterfly Valve
Flanged Valves toolbar: Butterfly Victaulic toolbar: Victaulic Butterfly Valve Command line: BFYF Places a butterfly valve component in the X-Y plane. You can place gaskets on flange sets using Auto Gasket . For more information, see Auto Gasket (on page 183). Gaskets can also be added to flange sets or flanges connecting to other components by setting the Apply Gasket Insertion Rule (on page 47). last point - Starts the plain end of the valve at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the valve at its center.

Place a valve
1. Click a valve component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe or a flange. Alternatively, press ENTER to connect to the last point. This works only when connecting to a flange, otherwise follow the prompts provided by the software. The valve component is drawn.

For more information, see Connecting to components (on page 328).

Diaphragm Valve
Flanged Valves toolbar: Diaphragm Command line: DIAF Places a diaphragm valve component in the X-Y plane. You can place gaskets on flange sets using Auto Gasket . For more information, see Auto Gasket (on page 183). Gaskets can also be added to flange sets or flanges connecting to other components by setting the Apply Gasket Insertion Rule (on page 47). last point - Starts the plain end of the valve at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the valve at its center.

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1. Click a valve component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe or a flange. Alternatively, press ENTER to connect to the last point. This works only when connecting to a flange, otherwise follow the prompts provided by the software. The valve component is drawn.

For more information, see Connecting to components (on page 328).

Rotary Valve
Flanged Valves toolbar: Rotary Command line: ROTF Places a rotary component in the X-Y plane. You can place gaskets on flange sets using Auto Gasket . For more information, see Auto Gasket (on page 183). Gaskets can also be added to flange sets or flanges connecting to other components by setting the Apply Gasket Insertion Rule (on page 47). last point - Starts the plain end of the valve at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the valve at its center.

Place a valve
1. Click a valve component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe or a flange. Alternatively, press ENTER to connect to the last point. This works only when connecting to a flange, otherwise follow the prompts provided by the software. The valve component is drawn.

For more information, see Connecting to components (on page 328).

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Dual Check Valve


Flanged Valves toolbar: Dual Check Command line: DCHF Places a dual check valve component in the X-Y plane. You can place gaskets on flange sets using Auto Gasket . For more information, see Auto Gasket (on page 183). Gaskets can also be added to flange sets or flanges connecting to other components by setting the Apply Gasket Insertion Rule (on page 47). last point - Starts the plain end of the valve at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the valve at its center. otherEnd - Places the start point of the component on the other end.

Place a valve
1. Click a valve component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe or a flange. Alternatively, press ENTER to connect to the last point. This works only when connecting to a flange, otherwise follow the prompts provided by the software. The valve component is drawn.

For more information, see Connecting to components (on page 328).

Control Valve
Flanged Valves toolbar: Control Command line: CNTF Places a control valve component in the X-Y plane. You can place gaskets on flange sets using Auto Gasket . For more information, see Auto Gasket (on page 183). Gaskets can also be added to flange sets or flanges connecting to other components by setting the Apply Gasket Insertion Rule (on page 47). last point - Starts the plain end of the valve at the last point of the previously-created component. Length - Specifies the length of the valve. Center - Places the valve at its center.

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1. Click a valve component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe or a flange. Alternatively, press ENTER to connect to the last point. This works only when connecting to a flange, otherwise follow the prompts provided by the software. The valve component is drawn.

For more information, see Connecting to components (on page 328).

3-Way Plan Valve


Flanged Valves toolbar: 3 Way Plan Command line: 3VF Places a three-way valve component in the X-Y plane. You can place gaskets on flange sets using Auto Gasket . For more information, see Auto Gasket (on page 183). Gaskets can also be added to flange sets or flanges connecting to other components by setting the Apply Gasket Insertion Rule (on page 47). last point - Starts the plain end of the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the valve at the centerline intersection of the branch and main of the valve. Branch - Places the branch of the valve at the start point.

Place a 3-way plan valve


1. Click a three-way valve command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe or a flange. Alternatively, press ENTER to connect to the last point and skip the next step. 3. Click in the direction of the main of the valve. This prompt only appears when you are not connecting to a component in the model. 4. Click in the direction of the branch of the valve. The valve component is drawn.

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4-Way Plan Valve


Flanged Valves toolbar: 4 Way Plan Command line: 4VF Places a four-way valve component in the X-Y plane. You can place gaskets on flange sets using Auto Gasket . For more information, see Auto Gasket (on page 183). Gaskets can also be added to flange sets or flanges connecting to other components by setting the Apply Gasket Insertion Rule (on page 47). last point - Starts the plain end of the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the valve at the centerline intersection of the branch and main of the valve.

Place a 4-way plan valve


1. Click a four-way plan valve command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe or a flange. Alternatively, press ENTER to connect to the last point. 3. Click in the direction of the valve. The valve component is drawn.

Relief Side Valve


Flanged Valves toolbar: Relief Side Command line: RELF Places a 90 degree pressure relief valve in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Length - Defines the length of the pressure side and the relief side of the valve. Pressure - Places the pressure end of the valve at the start point. Corner - Places the component at the corner of two pipes. Relief - Places the relief end of the valve at the start point.

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1. 2. 3. 4. Click an angle or relief valve component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe or a flange. Click in the direction of the corner. Click in the direction of the branch or relief end of the valve. The valve component is drawn.

Angle Top Valve


Flanged Valves toolbar: Angle Top Command line: ANGF Places a 90 degree angle valve in the X-Y plane. You can place gaskets on flange sets using Auto Gasket . For more information, see Auto Gasket (on page 183). Gaskets can also be added to flange sets or flanges connecting to other components by setting the Apply Gasket Insertion Rule (on page 47). last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Corner - Places the component at the corner of two pipes. otherEnd - Places the start point of the component on the other end.

Place an angle valve


1. 2. 3. 4. Click an angle or relief valve component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe or a flange. Click in the direction of the corner. Click in the direction of the branch or relief end of the valve. The valve component is drawn.

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Modeling in 2D
Commands are designed for plotting in 2D. The views in these commands appear this way only in a 2D drawing.

3-Way Side Valve


Flanged Valves toolbar: 3 Way Side Command line: H3VF Places a three-way valve component with the valve branch normal to the X-Y plane. You can place gaskets on flange sets using Auto Gasket . For more information, see Auto Gasket (on page 183). Gaskets can also be added to flange sets or flanges connecting to other components by setting the Apply Gasket Insertion Rule (on page 47). last point - Starts the plain end of the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the valve at the centerline intersection of the branch and main of the valve. Branch - Places the branch of the valve at the start point. Up - Places the branch of the valve in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the branch of the valve in the negative Z direction.

Place a 3-way side valve


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a three-way side valve component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe or a flange. Click in the direction of the main of the valve. Select Up or Down. The valve component is drawn.

3-Way Vertical Valve


Flanged Valves toolbar: 3 Way Vertical Command line: V3VF Places a three-way valve component with the main normal to the X-Y plane. You can place gaskets on flange sets using Auto Gasket . For more information, see Auto Gasket (on page 183). Gaskets can also be added to flange sets or flanges connecting to other components by setting the Apply Gasket Insertion Rule (on page 47). last point - Starts the plain end of the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the valve at the centerline intersection of the branch and main of the valve.

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1. Click a three-way vertical valve component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe or a flange. 3. Click in the direction of the branch of the valve. The valve component is drawn.

4-Way Side Valve


Flanged Valves toolbar: 4 Way Side Command line: H4VF Places a four-way valve component with the valve branches normal to the X-Y plane. You can place gaskets on flange sets using Auto Gasket . For more information, see Auto Gasket (on page 183). Gaskets can also be added to flange sets or flanges connecting to other components by setting the Apply Gasket Insertion Rule (on page 47). last point - Starts the plain end of the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the valve at the centerline intersection of the branch and main of the valve.

Place a 4-way side valve


1. Click a four-way side valve command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe or a flange. 3. Click in the direction of the valve. The valve component is drawn.

Relief Top Valve


Flanged Valves toolbar: Relief Top Command line: HRELF Places a 90 degree pressure relief valve with the relief end normal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Length - Defines the length of the pressure side and the relief side of the valve. Relief - Places the relief end at the start point. Corner - Places the component at the corner of two pipes. Up - Places the branch of the valve in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the branch of the valve in the negative Z direction.

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1. 2. 3. 4. Click an angle or relief side valve component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the main of the valve. Select Up or Down. The valve component is drawn.

Pressure Top Valve


Flanged Valves toolbar: Pressure Top Command line: VRELF Places a 90 degree pressure relief valve with the pressure end normal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Length - Defines the length of the pressure side and the relief side of the valve. Pressure - Places the pressure end of the valve at the start point. Corner - Places the component at the corner of two pipes. Up - Places the branch of the valve in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the branch of the valve in the negative Z direction.

Place an angle side valve


1. 2. 3. 4. Click an angle or relief side valve component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the main of the valve. Select Up or Down. The valve component is drawn.

Angle Side Valve


Flanged Valves toolbar: Angle Side Command line: HANGF Places a 90 degree angle valve in the X-Y plane. You can place gaskets on flange sets using Auto Gasket . For more information, see Auto Gasket (on page 183). Gaskets can also be added to flange sets or flanges connecting to other components by setting the Apply Gasket Insertion Rule (on page 47). last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Corner - Places the component at the corner of two pipes. Up - Places the branch of the valve in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the branch of the valve in the negative Z direction.

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1. 2. 3. 4. Click an angle or relief side valve component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the main of the valve. Select Up or Down. The valve component is drawn.

Lined
Plant menu: Toolbars > Lined The commands on the Lined toolbar can be used for modeling in 3D or 2D mode depending on how you define the drawing mode. For more information, see 3D Modeling versus 2D Modeling (on page 329). Command Name Lined Pipe - Places a flanged and lined pipe component in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Lined Pipe (on page 391). Lined 90 Ell Plan - Places a 90 degree flanged and lined elbow in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Flanged 90 Degree Elbow Plan (on page 403). Lined 45 Ell Plan - Places a 45 degree flanged and lined elbow in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Flanged 45 Degree Elbow Plan (on page 403). Lined Tee Plan - Places a flanged and lined tee in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Flanged Tee Plan (on page 404). Lined Reducing Tee Plan - Places a flanged and lined reducing tee in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Reducing Tee Plan (on page 421). Lined Concentric - Places a flanged and lined concentric reducer component in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Flanged Concentric Reducer (on page 405). Lined Eccentric - Places a flanged and lined eccentric reducer component in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Lined Eccentric Reducer (on page 392). Lined Wye Plan - Places a flanged and lined wye in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Lined Wye Plan (on page 392). Command Line PIPFL

90FL

45FL

TEFL

TERE

CNFL

ECFL

YFL

Lined Cross Plan - Places a four-way flanged and lined cross CRSE in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Cross Plan (on page 422).

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Command Name Lined Reducing Cross Plan - Places a four-way flanged and lined reducing cross in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Cross Reducing Plan (on page 423). Lined Lateral Plan - Places a 45 degree flanged and lined lateral in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Lateral Plan (on page 423). Lined Spacer - Places a lined spacer in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Bleed Ring or Spacer (on page 501). Lined Reducing Flange - Places a lined reducing flange in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Reducing Slip-on Flange (on page 370). Lined Blind Flange - Places a lined blind flange in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Blind Flange (on page 365). The commands in the table below are designed for modeling in 2D. Command Name Lined 90 Ell Side - Places a 90 degree flanged and lined elbow normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Flanged 90 Degree Elbow Side (on page 410). Lined 45 Ell Side - Places a 45 degree flanged and lined elbow normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Flanged 45 Degree Elbow Side (on page 410). Lined 45 Ell Vert - Places a 45 degree flanged and lined elbow normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Flanged 45 Degree Elbow Vert (on page 411). Lined Tee Side - Places a flanged and lined tee with the branch normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Flanged Tee Side (on page 411). Lined Tee Vert - Places a flanged and lined tee with the main normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Flanged Tee Vertical (on page 412). Lined Reducing Tee Side - Places a flanged and lined reducing tee with the branch normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Reducing Tee Side (on page 438) Lined Reducing Tee Vert - Places a flanged and lined reducing tee with the main normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Reducing Tee Vertical (on page 438). Lined Wye Side - Places a flanged and lined wye on the X-Y plane with the branches normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Lined Wye Side (on page 393). Command Line H90FL Command Line CRRE

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Command Name Lined Wye Vert - Places a flanged and lined wye normal to the X-Y plane with the branches also normal to the X-Y plane For more information, see Lined Wye Vert (on page 393). Command Line VYFL

Lined Cross Side - Places a four-way flanged and lined cross HCRSE with the branches normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Cross Side (on page 439). Lined Reducing Cross Side - Places a four-way flanged and lined reducing cross with the reducing branch normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Cross Reducing Side (on page 439). Lined Reducing Cross Vert - Places a four-way flanged and lined reducing cross with the main normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Cross Reducing Vertical (on page 440). Lined Lateral Side - Places a 45 degree flanged and lined lateral in the X-Y plane with the branch in the X-Z or Y-Z plane. For more information, see Lateral Side (on page 440). Lined Lateral Vert - Places a 45 degree flanged and lined lateral with the main normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Lateral Vertical (on page 440). HCRRE

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The specification for lined pipe components is delivered in the Lined.spc file in the [Product Folder]\Plant\Spec folder. The FLGS column in the flanged component data files controls placement of flanges. A value of 1 places a flange on the first end of the component. 2 places a flange on the second end. 3 places flanges on both ends. 4 places a flange on the branch end of a tee or wye. Other combinations of flanges are based on adding these values. For example, if the flanges are needed on all ends of a tee, use 1 + 2 + 4 = 7.

Modeling in 3D
These commands are useful for 3D modeling. All of the following commands are available in 3D and 2D modeling.

Lined Pipe
Lined toolbar: Lined Pipe Command line: PIPFL Places a flanged and lined pipe component in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the pipe at the last point of the previously-created component. Flanged end - Places the flanged end of the pipe at the start point. This option is used when the pipe has a flange on one end. Plain end - Places the plain end of the pipe at the start point. This option is used when the pipe has a flange on one end.

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Length - Defines the length of the pipe. If no length is defined, the length is based on the start and end points.

Place a pipe
1. Click a pipe component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, or type coordinates in the command line and press ENTER. 3. Click to select an ending point, or type coordinates in the command line and press ENTER. The pipe component is drawn.

Lined Eccentric Reducer


Lined toolbar: Lined Eccentric Command line: ECFL Places a flanged and lined eccentric reducer component in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Small end - Places the reducing end at the start point. This command reverses the main and reduction sizes automatically after execution.

Place an eccentric reducer


1. Click an eccentric reducer component command. 2. Pick a starting point for the large end, such as at the end of a pipe. or Select Small end, and press ENTER. 3. Click in the direction of the other end of the reducer. 4. To place the flat side in the X-Y plane, click in the direction of the flat side. or To place the flat side in the Z direction, select Up or Down. The reducer component is drawn.

Lined Wye Plan


Lined toolbar: Lined Wye Plan Command line: YFL Places a flanged and lined wye in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the wye at the centerline intersection of the main and the branches of the wye. Branch - Places the branch of the wye at the start point. otherEnd - Places the component at the other end of the start point.

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1. Click a plan wye command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. Click in the direction of the wye. The wye component is drawn.

Modeling in 2D
Commands are designed for plotting in 2D. The views in these commands appear this way only in a 2D drawing.

Lined Wye Side


Lined toolbar: Lined Wye Side Command line: HYFL Places a flanged and lined wye on the X-Y plane with the branches normal to the X-Y plane. This command is typically used with pipe that is on the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the wye at the centerline intersection of the main and branches of the wye.

Place a side wye


1. Click a side wye command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. Click in the direction of the wye main. The wye component is drawn.

Lined Wye Vert


Lined toolbar: Lined Wye Vert Command line: VYFL Places a flanged and lined wye normal to the X-Y plane with the branches also normal to the X-Y plane. This command is typically used with pipe that is normal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the wye at the centerline intersection of the main and branches of the wye.

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1. Click a vertical wye command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. Click in the direction of the wye branches. The wye component is drawn.

Fiberglass
Plant menu: Toolbars > Fiberglass The commands on the Fiberglass toolbar can be used for modeling in 3D or 2D mode depending on how you define the drawing mode. For more information, see 3D Modeling versus 2D Modeling (on page 329). Command Name Pipe - Places a fiberglass pipe component. For more information, see Fiberglass Pipe (on page 397). Command Line PIPF

FRP Bell 90 Ell Plan - Places a 90 degree threaded/socket 90S elbow in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Plan Threaded/Socket 90 Degree Elbow (on page 397). FRP Bell 45 Ell Plan - Places a 45 degree threaded/socket 45S elbow in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Threaded/Socket 45 Degree Elbow Plan (on page 398). FRP Bell Tee Plan - Places a straight threaded/socket tee in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Threaded/Socket Straight Tee Plan (on page 399). FRP Bell Conc w/Hub - Places a threaded/socket concentric reducer component in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Threaded/Socket Concentric Reducer (on page 399). FRP Bell Ecc w/Hub - Places an eccentric threaded/socket reducer component in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Threaded/Socket Eccentric Reducer (on page 400). FRP Bell Cross Plan - Places a four-way threaded/socket straight cross in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Threaded/Socket Straight Cross Plan (on page 400). FRP Bell Lateral Plan - Places a 45 degree threaded/socket lateral in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Threaded/Socket Lateral Plan (on page 401). FRP Bell Full Clpg Plan - Places a coupling in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Coupling (on page 401). TESS

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FRP Cap - Places a threaded/socket pipe cap in the X-Y CAPS plane. For more information, see Threaded/Socket Cap (on page 402). FRP Bush/Insert - Places a bushing in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Threaded/Socket Insert/Bushing (on page 402). Saddle in Plan - Places a soc-o-let in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Saddle in Plan (on page 402). BUSS

SOL

FRP Blind Flange - Places a blind flange in the X-Y plane. FLGB For more information, see Blind Flange (on page 365). FRP Flange - Places a socket type flange in the X-Y plane. FLGS For more information, see Socket Type Flange (on page 366). FRP Flanged 90 Ell Plan - Places a 90 degree flanged elbow in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Flanged 90 Degree Elbow Plan (on page 403). FRP Flanged 45 Ell Plan - Places a 45 degree flanged elbow in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Flanged 45 Degree Elbow Plan (on page 403). FRP Flanged Tee Plan - Places a flanged tee in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Flanged Tee Plan (on page 404). 90FL

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FRP Flanged Concentric - Places a flanged concentric CNFL reducer component in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Flanged Concentric Reducer (on page 405). The commands in the table below are designed for modeling in 2D. Command Name Command Line

FRP Bell 90 Ell Side - Places a 90 degree threaded/socket H90S elbow normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Side Threaded/Socket 90 Degree Elbow (on page 405). FRP Bell 45 Ell Side - Places a 45 degree threaded/socket H45S elbow normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Threaded/Socket 45 Degree Elbow Side (on page 406). FRP Bell 45 Ell Vert - Places a 45 degree elbow normal to V45S the X-Y plane. For more information, see Threaded/Socket 45 Degree Elbow Vert (on page 406). FRP Bell Tee Side - Places a straight threaded/socket tee with the branch normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Threaded/Socket Straight Tee Side (on page 407). HTESS

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Command Name FRP Bell Tee Vert - Places a straight threaded/socket tee with the main normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Threaded/Socket Straight Tee Vert (on page 407). Command Line VTESS

FRP Bell Cross Side - Places a four-way straight HCRSS threaded/socket cross with the branch normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Threaded/Socket Straight Cross Side (on page 408) FRP Bell Lateral Side - Places a 45 degree threaded/socket lateral in the X-Y plane with the branch in the X-Z or Y-Z plane. For more information, see Threaded/Socket Lateral Side (on page 408). FRP Bell Lateral Vert - Places a 45 degree threaded/socket lateral with the main normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Threaded/Socket Lateral Vert (on page 408). FRP Bell Full Clpg End - Places a full coupling end normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Full Coupling End (on page 409). Saddle in Vertical - Places a soc-o-let with the main normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Saddle in Vertical (on page 409). FRP Flanged 90 Ell Side - Places a 90 degree flanged elbow normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Flanged 90 Degree Elbow Side (on page 410). FRP Flanged 45 Ell Side - Places a 45 degree flanged elbow normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Flanged 45 Degree Elbow Side (on page 410). FRP Flanged 45 Ell Vert - Places a 45 degree elbow normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Flanged 45 Degree Elbow Vert (on page 411). FRP Flanged Tee Side - Places a flanged tee with the branch normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Flanged Tee Side (on page 411). FRP Flanged Tee Vert - Places a flanged tee with the main normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Flanged Tee Vertical (on page 412). HLATS

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Modeling in 3D
These commands are useful for 3D modeling. All of the following commands are available in 3D and 2D modeling.

Fiberglass Pipe
Fiberglass toolbar: Pipe Command line: PIPF Places a pipe component in the X-Y plane. Ends - Specifies the end options for the starting and ending of the pipe. Threaded Bevel Plain last point - Starts the pipe at the last point of the previously-created component. Center - Places the pipe along the center of the pipe, as defined along the Z-axis. TOP - Places the pipe along the top of the pipe, as defined along the Z-axis. BOP - Places the pipe along the bottom of the pipe, as defined along the Z-axis. Right - Places the pipe along the right side of the pipe, as defined along the Z-axis. Left - Places the pipe along the left side of the pipe, as defined along the Z-axis.

Place a fiberglass pipe


1. Click a pipe component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, or type the required coordinates in the command line, and press ENTER. 3. Click to select an ending point, or type the required coordinates in the command line, and press ENTER. 4. If prompted for an end type, type the required end type on the command line, and press ENTER. The pipe component is drawn.

Plan Threaded/Socket 90 Degree Elbow


Fiberglass toolbar: FRP Bell 90 Ell Plan Command line: 90S Places a 90 degree threaded/socket elbow in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Start - Places the start point of the component at the default. Corner - Places the component at the corner of two pipes. otherEnd - Places the start point of the component on the other end.

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1. Click a 90 degree plan elbow component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, or select an option. The system prompts vary based on the selection. 3. Click in the direction of the corner. 4. Click in the direction of the bend of the elbow. The elbow component is drawn.

Threaded/Socket 45 Degree Elbow Plan


Fiberglass toolbar: FRP Bell 45 Ell Plan Command line: 45S Places a 45 degree threaded/socket elbow in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Start - Places the start point of the component at the default. Corner - Places the component at the corner of two pipes. otherEnd - Places the start point of the component on the other end.

Place a plan elbow


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a plan elbow command. Pick a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the corner. Click in the direction of the bend of the elbow. The elbow component is drawn.

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Threaded/Socket Straight Tee Plan


Fiberglass toolbar: FRP Bell Tee Plan Command line: TESS Places a straight threaded/socket tee in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Branch - Places the branch of the tee at the start point. Middle - Places the tee at the centerline intersection of the branch and main of the tee.

Place a plan tee


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a plan tee command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the main of the tee. Click in the direction of the branch of the tee. The tee component is drawn.

Threaded/Socket Concentric Reducer


Fiberglass toolbar: FRP Bell Conc w/Hub Command line: SWGCS Places a threaded/socket concentric reducer component in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Small end - Places the reducing end at the start point.

Place a concentric reducer


1. Click a concentric reducer component command. 2. Pick a starting point for the large end, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. Click in the direction of the small end of the reducer. The reducer component is drawn.

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Threaded/Socket Eccentric Reducer


Fiberglass toolbar: FRP Bell Ecc w/Hub Command line: SWGES Places an eccentric threaded/socket reducer component in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Small end - Places the reducing end at the start point. Up - Places the flat side of the reducer in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the flat side of the reducer in the negative Z direction.

Place an eccentric reducer


1. Click an eccentric reducer component command. 2. Pick a starting point for the large end, such as at the end of a pipe. or Select Small end, and press ENTER. 3. Click in the direction of the other end of the reducer. 4. To place the flat side in the X-Y plane, click in the direction of the flat side. or To place the flat side in the Z direction, select Up or Down. The reducer component is drawn.

Threaded/Socket Straight Cross Plan


Fiberglass toolbar: FRP Bell Cross Plan Command line: CRSS Places a four-way threaded/socket straight cross in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the cross at the centerline intersection of the cross. Branch - Places the branch of the cross at the start point.

Place a plan cross


1. Click a four-way straight cross command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. Click in the direction of the cross. The cross component is drawn.

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Threaded/Socket Lateral Plan


Fiberglass toolbar: FRP Bell Lateral Plan Command line: LATS Places a 45 degree threaded/socket lateral in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Start - Places the start point of the component at the default. Middle - Places the lateral at the centerline intersection of the branch and main. otherEnd - Places the start point of the component on the other end. Branch - Places the branch of the cross at the start point.

Place a plan lateral


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a plan lateral command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the main of the lateral. Click in the direction of the branch of the lateral. The lateral component is drawn.

Coupling
Fiberglass toolbar: FRP Bell Full Clpg Plan Victaulic toolbar: Victaulic Coupling Command line: CPS Places a coupling in the X-Y plane.

Place a coupling
1. Click a coupling command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. Click in the direction of the coupling. The coupling component is drawn.

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Threaded/Socket Cap
Fiberglass toolbar: FRP Cap Command line: CAPS Places a threaded/socket pipe cap in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Cap end - Places the top of the cap at the start point.

Place a cap
1. Click a cap component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as the end of a pipe. 3. Click to select the direction of the top of the cap. The cap component is drawn.

Threaded/Socket Insert/Bushing
Fiberglass toolbar: FRP Bush/Insert Command line: BUSS Places a bushing in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Large end - Places the large end at the start point of the component. Small end - Places the small end at the start point of the component.

Place a bushing
1. Click a bushing component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as the end of a pipe. 3. Click to select the direction of the top of the bushing. The bushing component is drawn.

Saddle in Plan
Fiberglass toolbar: Saddle in Plan Command line: SOL Places a sock-o-let in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component.

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1. Click a sock-o-let component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as the end of a pipe. 3. Click to select the direction of the sock-o-let. The sock-o-let component is drawn.

Flanged 90 Degree Elbow Plan


Fiberglass toolbar: FRP Flanged 90 Ell Plan Lined toolbar: Lined 90 Ell Plan Command line: 90FL Places a 90 degree flanged elbow in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Corner - Places the component at the corner of two pipes. otherEnd - Places the start point of the component at the other end.

Place a 90 degree plan elbow


1. Click a 90 degree plan elbow component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, or select an option. The system prompts vary based on the selection. 3. Click in the direction of the corner. 4. Click in the direction of the bend of the elbow. The elbow component is drawn.

Flanged 45 Degree Elbow Plan


Fiberglass toolbar: FRP Flanged 45 Ell Plan Lined toolbar: Lined 45 Ell Plan Command line: 45FL Places a 45 degree flanged elbow in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Corner - Places the component at the corner of two pipes. otherEnd - Places the start point of the component at the other end.

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1. 2. 3. 4. Click a plan elbow command. Pick a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the corner. Click in the direction of the bend of the elbow. The elbow component is drawn.

Flanged Tee Plan


Fiberglass toolbar: FRP Flanged Tee Plan Victaulic toolbar: Plan Strainer Lined toolbar: Lined Tee Plan Command line: TEFL Places a flanged tee or strainer in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the component at the centerline intersection of the main and the branches of the component. Branch - places the start point at the branch of the component.

Place a plan flanged tee


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a plan flanged tee command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the main of the tee. Click in the direction of the branch of the tee. The component is drawn.

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Flanged Concentric Reducer


Fiberglass toolbar: FRP Flanged Concentric Lined toolbar: Lined Concentric Command line: CNFL Places a flanged concentric reducer component in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Small end - Places the reducing end at the start point. Large end - Places the non-reducing end at the start point. This command reverses the main and reduction sizes automatically after execution.

Place a concentric reducer


1. Click a concentric reducer component command. 2. Pick a starting point for the large end, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. Click in the direction of the small end of the reducer. The reducer component is drawn.

Modeling in 2D
Commands are designed for plotting in 2D. The views in these commands appear this way only in a 2D drawing.

Side Threaded/Socket 90 Degree Elbow


Fiberglass toolbar: FRP Bell 90 Ell Side Command line: H90S Places a 90 degree threaded/socket elbow normal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Up - Places the elbow bend in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the elbow bend in the negative Z direction.

Place a side or vertical elbow


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a side or vertical elbow component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the corner. Select Up or Down. The elbow component is drawn.

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Threaded/Socket 45 Degree Elbow Side


Fiberglass toolbar: FRP Bell 45 Ell Side Command line: H45S Places a 45 degree threaded/socket elbow normal to the X-Y plane. Use this command when the previous or next run is horizontal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Up - Places the elbow bend in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the elbow bend in the negative Z direction.

Place a side or vertical elbow


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a side or vertical elbow component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the corner. Select Up or Down. The elbow component is drawn.

Threaded/Socket 45 Degree Elbow Vert


Fiberglass toolbar: FRP Bell 45 Ell Vert Command line: V45S Places a 45 degree elbow normal to the X-Y plane. Use this command when the previous or next run is vertical to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Up - Places the elbow bend in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the elbow bend in the negative Z direction.

Place a side or vertical elbow


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a side or vertical elbow component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the corner. Select Up or Down. The elbow component is drawn.

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Threaded/Socket Straight Tee Side


Fiberglass toolbar: FRP Bell Tee Side Command line: HTESS Places a straight threaded/socket tee with the branch normal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the tee at the centerline intersection of the branch and main of the tee. Up - Places the branch of the tee in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the branch of the tee in the negative Z direction.

Place a side tee


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a side tee component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the main of the tee. Select Up or Down. The tee component is drawn.

Threaded/Socket Straight Tee Vert


Fiberglass toolbar: FRP Bell Tee Vert Command line: VTESS Places a straight threaded/socket tee with the main normal to the X-Y plane. The center of the tee is placed at the start point by default. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Branch - Places the branch of the tee at the start point.

Place a vertical tee


1. Click a vertical tee component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. Click in the direction of the branch of the tee. The tee component is drawn.

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Threaded/Socket Straight Cross Side


Fiberglass toolbar: FRP Bell Cross Side Command line: HCRSS Places a four-way straight threaded/socket cross with the branch normal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the cross at the centerline intersection of the cross.

Place a side cross


1. Click a four-way straight side cross command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. Click in the direction of the cross. The cross component is drawn.

Threaded/Socket Lateral Side


Fiberglass toolbar: FRP Bell Lateral Side Command line: HLATS Places a 45 degree threaded/socket lateral in the X-Y plane with the branch in the X-Z or Y-Z plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the lateral at the centerline intersection of the branch and main. Up - Places the branch of the lateral in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the branch of the lateral in the negative Z direction.

Place a side lateral


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a side lateral component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the main of the lateral. Select Up or Down. The lateral component is drawn.

Threaded/Socket Lateral Vert


Fiberglass toolbar: FRP Bell Lateral Vert Command line: VLATS Places a 45 degree threaded/socket lateral with the main normal to the X-Y plane. The center of the lateral is placed at the start point by default. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Up - Places the branch of the lateral in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the branch of the lateral in the negative Z direction.

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1. 2. 3. 4. Click a vertical lateral component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the branch of the lateral. Select Up or Down. The lateral component is drawn.

Full Coupling End


Fiberglass toolbar: FRP Bell Full Clpg End Command line: VCPS Places a full coupling end normal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Up - Places the coupling in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the coupling in the negative Z direction.

Place a coupling end


1. Click a coupling end component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as the end of a pipe. 3. Click to select the direction of the top of the coupling. The coupling component is drawn.

Saddle in Vertical
Fiberglass toolbar: Saddle in Vertical Command line: VSOL Places a soc-o-let with the main normal to the X-Y plane. The center of the lateral is placed at the start point by default. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Up - Places the top of the soc-o-let in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the top of the soc-o-let in the negative Z direction.

Place a vertical soc-o-let


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a vertical soc-o-let component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the branch of the lateral. Select Up or Down. The soc-o-let component is drawn.

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Flanged 90 Degree Elbow Side


Fiberglass toolbar: FRP Flanged 90 Ell Side Lined toolbar: Lined 90 Ell Side Command line: H90FL Places a 90 degree flanged elbow normal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Up - Places the elbow bend in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the elbow bend in the negative Z direction.

Place a side or vertical elbow


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a side or vertical elbow component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the corner. Select Up or Down. The elbow component is drawn.

Flanged 45 Degree Elbow Side


Fiberglass toolbar: FRP Flanged 45 Ell Side Lined toolbar: Lined 45 Ell Side Command line: H45FL Places a 45 degree flanged elbow normal to the X-Y plane. Use this command when the previous or next run is horizontal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Up - Places the elbow bend in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the elbow bend in the negative Z direction.

Place a side or vertical elbow


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a side or vertical elbow component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the corner. Select Up or Down. The elbow component is drawn.

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Flanged 45 Degree Elbow Vert


Fiberglass toolbar: FRP Flanged 45 Ell Vert Lined toolbar: Lined 45 Ell Vert Command line: V45FL Places a 45 degree flanged elbow normal to the X-Y plane. Use this command when the previous or next run is vertical to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Up - Places the elbow bend in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the elbow bend in the negative Z direction.

Place a side or vertical elbow


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a side or vertical elbow component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the corner. Select Up or Down. The elbow component is drawn.

Flanged Tee Side


Fiberglass toolbar: FRP Flanged Tee Side Victaulic toolbar: Side Strainer Lined toolbar: Lined Tee Side Command line: HTEFL Places a flanged tee or strainer with the branch normal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the strainer at the centerline intersection of the branch and main of the tee. Up - Places the branch of the tee in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the branch of the tee in the negative Z direction.

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1. 2. 3. 4. Click a side flanged tee component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the main of the tee. Select Up or Down. The component is drawn.

Flanged Tee Vertical


Fiberglass toolbar: FRP Flanged Tee Vert Victaulic toolbar: Vert Strainer Lined toolbar: Lined Tee Vert Command line: VTEFL Places a flanged tee or strainer with the main normal to the X-Y plane. The center of the strainer is placed at the start point by default. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Branch - Places the branch of the tee at the start point.

Place a vertical strainer


1. Click a vertical flanged tee component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. Click in the direction of the branch of the tee. The component is drawn.

Sanitary
Plant menu: Toolbars > Sanitary The commands on the Sanitary toolbar can be used for modeling in 3D or 2D mode depending on how you define the drawing mode. For more information, see 3D Modeling versus 2D Modeling (on page 329). Command Name Sanitary Tubing - Places a butt-welded sanitary tubing component. For more information, see Pipe (on page 333). Command Line PIPW

Sanitary 90 Ell Plan - Places a 90 degree elbow in the X-Y 90EN plane. For more information, see Sanitary 90 Ell Plan (on page 419).

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Sanitary 90 Reducing Ell Plan - Places a 90 degree reducing 90RE elbow in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Sanitary 90 Reducing Ell Plan (on page 420). Sanitary 45 Ell Plan - Places a 45 degree sanitary elbow in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Sanitary 45 Ell Plan (on page 420). Sanitary Tee Plan - Places a straight sanitary tee in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Sanitary Tee Plan (on page 421). 45EN

TESE

Sanitary Reducing Tee Plan - Places a sanitary reducing tee TERE in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Reducing Tee Plan (on page 421). Sanitary Cross Plan - Places a four-way sanitary cross in the CRSE X-Y plane. For more information, see Cross Plan (on page 422). Sanitary Cross Reducing Plan - Places a four-way sanitary reducing cross in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Cross Reducing Plan (on page 423). Sanitary Lateral Plan - Places a 45 degree sanitary lateral in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Lateral Plan (on page 423). Sanitary Lateral Reducing Plan - Places a 45 degree sanitary reducing lateral in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Sanitary Lateral Reducing Plan (on page 424). Sanitary 22.5 Ell Plan - Places a 22.5 degree sanitary elbow in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Sanitary 22.5 Ell Plan (on page 424). Sanitary 11.25 Ell Plan - Places an 11.25 degree sanitary elbow in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Sanitary 11.25 Ell Plan (on page 425). Sanitary U-Bend Plan - Places a 180 degree u-bend in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Sanitary U-Bend Plan (on page 426). Sanitary Concentric - Places a sanitary concentric reducer component in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Sanitary Concentric (on page 426). Sanitary Eccentric - Places a sanitary eccentric reducer component in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Sanitary Eccentric (on page 427). CRRE

LATE

LARE

22EN

11EN

UBEN

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ECCE

Sanitary Stub - Places a sanitary stub coupling component in STUE the X-Y plane. For more information, see Sanitary Stub (on page 427).

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Command Name Sanitary Wye Plan - Places a sanitary wye in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Sanitary Wye Plan (on page 428). Sanitary Cap - Places a sanitary pipe cap in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Sanitary Cap (on page 428). YE CAPE Command Line

Sanitary Nut/Coupling - Places a sanitary nut/coupling in the NUTE X-Y plane. For more information, see Sanitary Nut/Coupling (on page 429). Sanitary Gate Valve - Places a sanitary ball valve component GATE in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Sanitary Gate Valve (on page 429). Sanitary Ball Valve - Places a sanitary ball valve component in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Sanitary Ball Valve (on page 430). Sanitary Globe Valve - Places a sanitary globe valve component in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Sanitary Globe Valve (on page 430). Sanitary Plug Valve - Places a sanitary plug valve component in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Sanitary Plug Valve (on page 431). Sanitary Check Valve - Places a sanitary check valve component in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Sanitary Check Valve (on page 431). Sanitary Butterfly Valve - Places a sanitary butterfly valve component in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Sanitary Butterfly Valve (on page 432). Sanitary 3-Way Valve Plan - Places a sanitary 3-way valve component in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Sanitary 3-Way Valve Plan (on page 432). Sanitary Angle Valve Plan - Places a 90 degree sanitary angle valve in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Sanitary Angle Valve Plan (on page 433). Sanitary Multi 1 Port Valve - Places a one-port pneumatic actuator air valve. For more information, see Sanitary Multi 1 Port Valve (on page 433). Sanitary Multi 2 Port Valve - Places a two-port pneumatic actuator air valve. For more information, see Sanitary Multi 2 Port Valve (on page 434). Sanitary Multi 3 Port Valve - Places a three-port pneumatic actuator air valve. For more information, see Sanitary Multi 3 Port Valve (on page 434). The commands in the table below are designed for modeling in 2D. BALE

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Sanitary 90 Reducing Ell Side - Places a 90 degree reducing H90RE elbow normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Sanitary 90 Reducing Ell Side (on page 435). Sanitary 45 Ell Side - Places a 45 degree sanitary elbow normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Sanitary 45 Ell Side (on page 436). Sanitary 45 Ell Vertical - Places a 45 degree sanitary elbow normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Sanitary 45 Ell Vertical (on page 436). Sanitary Tee Side - Places a straight sanitary tee with the branch normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Sanitary Tee Side (on page 437). Sanitary Tee Vertical - Places a straight sanitary tee with the main normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Sanitary Tee Vertical (on page 437). H45EN

V45EN

HTESE

VTESE

Sanitary Reducing Tee Side - Places a sanitary reducing tee HTERE with the branch normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Reducing Tee Side (on page 438) Sanitary Reducing Tee Vertical - Places a sanitary reducing tee with the main normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Reducing Tee Vertical (on page 438). Sanitary Cross Side - Places a four-way sanitary cross with the branches normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Cross Side (on page 439). Sanitary Reducing Cross Side - Places a four-way sanitary reducing cross with the reducing branch normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Cross Reducing Side (on page 439). VTERE

HCRSE

HCRRE

Sanitary Cross Reducing Vertical - Places a four-way VCRRE sanitary reducing cross with the main normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Cross Reducing Vertical (on page 440). Sanitary Lateral Side - Places a 45 degree sanitary lateral in the X-Y plane with the branch in the X-Z or Y-Z plane. For more information, see Lateral Side (on page 440). HLATE

Sanitary Lateral Vertical - Places a 45 degree sanitary lateral VLATE with the main normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Lateral Vertical (on page 440). Sanitary Lateral Reducing Side - Places a 45 degree sanitary reducing lateral in the X-Y plane with the branch in the X-Z or Y-Z plane. For more information, see Sanitary Lateral Reducing Side (on page 441). HLARE

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Command Name Sanitary Lateral Reducing Vertical -Places a 45 degree sanitary reducing lateral with the main normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Sanitary Lateral Reducing Vertical (on page 441). Sanitary 22.5 Ell Side - Places a 22.5 degree sanitary elbow normal to the X-Y plane when the previous or next run is horizontal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Sanitary 22.5 Ell Side (on page 442). Sanitary 22.5 Ell Vertical - Places a 22.5 degree elbow normal to the X-Y plane when the previous or next run is vertical to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Sanitary 22.5 Ell Vertical (on page 442). Sanitary 11.25 Ell Side - Places an 11.25 degree sanitary elbow normal to the X-Y plane when the previous or next run is horizontal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Sanitary 11.25 Ell Side (on page 443). Sanitary 11.25 Ell Vertical - Places an 11.25 degree elbow normal to the X-Y plane when the previous or next run is vertical to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Sanitary 11.25 Ell Vertical (on page 443). Sanitary U-Bend Side - Places a 180 degree u-bend normal to the X-Y plane with the return ends on the X-Y plane. For more information, see Sanitary U-Bend Side (on page 444). Sanitary U-Bend Vertical - Places a 180 degree u-bend normal to the X-Y plane with the return ends also normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Sanitary U-Bend Vertical (on page 444). Sanitary Wye Side - Places a sanitary wye on the X-Y plane with the branches normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Sanitary Wye Side (on page 445). Command Line VLARE

H22EN

V22EN

H11EN

V11EN

HUBEN

VUBEN

HYE

Sanitary Wye Vertical - Places a sanitary wye normal to the VYE X-Y plane with the branches also normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Sanitary Wye Vertical (on page 445). Sanitary 3-Way Valve Side - Places a 3-way valve H3VE component with the branch normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Sanitary 3-Way Valve Side (on page 446). Sanitary 3-Way Valve Vertical - Places a sanitary 3-way V3VE valve component with the main normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Sanitary 3-Way Valve Vertical (on page 446). Sanitary Angle Valve Side - Places a 90 degree sanitary angle valve component with the branch normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Sanitary Angle Valve Side (on page 446). HANGE

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Sanitary fitting components can have many end types, such as butt-welded, flanged, ferrule, coupling, hub, square, bull, and a simple engagement used with threaded and socket-welded piping. The end types can also vary for each end of a fitting, as shown in the examples below.

The available end types are defined by the selected specification, and the prompts for each command reflect the end type used. Available end types are shown below.

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End types are delivered in the files End1.dwg through End17.dwg in the [Product Folder]\Plant\Support folder. The multi-port valves have special port controls in the data files. Listed below are all the port types available for these valves. When all three ports are specified in the data file, all three ports are drawn on the drawing. When only one or two ports are required, place 0 in the last port entries and this supplies either a one or two port valve.

CADWorx end types are exported to ISOGEN as shown in the following table. CADWorx End Type 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 ISOGEN End Type PL (Plain) BW (Butt weld) FL (Flanged) LN (Liner/Nut) LN (Liner/Nut) MP (Male Part) MP (Male Part) MP (Male Part) MP (Male Part) CL (Clamped) CL (Clamped) CL (Clamped)

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12 13 14 15 CL (Clamped) CL (Clamped) SW (Socket Weld) SC (Screwed)

Modeling in 3D
These commands are useful for 3D modeling. All of the following commands are available in 3D and 2D modeling.

Sanitary 90 Ell Plan


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary 90 Ell Plan Command line: 90EN Places a 90 degree sanitary elbow in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Corner - Places the component at the corner of two pipes. otherEnd - Places the other end of the elbow at the start point. The end type is defined by the current specification.

Place a 90 degree plan elbow


1. Click a 90 degree plan elbow component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, or select an option. The system prompts vary based on the selection. 3. Click in the direction of the corner. 4. Click in the direction of the bend of the elbow. The elbow component is drawn.

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Sanitary 90 Reducing Ell Plan


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary 90 Reducing Ell Plan Command line: 90RE Places a 90 degree sanitary reducing elbow in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Corner - Places the component at the corner of two pipes. otherEnd - Places the other end of the elbow at the start point.

Place a 90 degree reducing plan elbow


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Click a 90 degree reducing plan elbow component command. To optionally place the reducing end first, right-click and select otherEnd. Pick a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the corner. Click in the direction of the bend of the elbow. The elbow component is drawn.

Sanitary 45 Ell Plan


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary 45 Ell Plan Command line: 45EN Places a 45 degree sanitary elbow in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Corner - Places the component at the corner of two pipes. otherEnd - Places the other end of the elbow at the start point. The end type is defined by the current specification.

Place a plan elbow


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a plan elbow command. Pick a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the corner. Click in the direction of the bend of the elbow.

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The elbow component is drawn.

Sanitary Tee Plan


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary Tee Plan Command line: TESE Places a straight sanitary tee in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the tee at the centerline intersection of the branch and main of the tee. otherEnd - Places the other end of the tee at the start point. Branch - Places the branch of the tee at the start point. The end type is defined by the current specification.

Place a plan tee


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a plan tee command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the main of the tee. Click in the direction of the branch of the tee. The tee component is drawn.

Reducing Tee Plan


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary Reducing Tee Plan Lined toolbar: Lined Reducing Tee Plan Command line: TERE Places a reducing tee in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the tee at the centerline intersection of the branch and main of the tee. otherEnd - Places the other end of the tee at the start point. Branch - Places the branch of the tee at the start point. The end type is defined by the current specification.

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1. 2. 3. 4. Click a plan tee command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the main of the tee. Click in the direction of the branch of the tee. The tee component is drawn.

Cross Plan
Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary Cross Plan Lined toolbar: Lined Cross Plan Command line: CRSE Places a four-way straight cross in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Center - Places the cross at the centerline intersection of the cross. otherEnd - Places the other end of the cross at the start point. Branch1 - Places the first branch of the cross at the start point. Branch2 - Places the second branch of the cross at the start point. The end type is defined by the current specification.

Place a plan cross


1. Click a four-way straight cross command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. Click in the direction of the cross. The cross component is drawn.

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Cross Reducing Plan


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary Cross Reducing Plan Lined toolbar: Lined Reducing Cross Plan Command line: CRRE Places a four-way reducing cross in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the cross at the centerline intersection of the cross. otherEnd - Places the other end of the cross at the start point. Branch - Places the branch of the cross at the start point. The end type is defined by the current specification.

Place a sanitary plan reducing cross


1. 2. 3. 4. Click Sanitary Cross Reducing Plan . Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the cross. Click in the direction of the branch end. The cross component is drawn.

Lateral Plan
Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary Lateral Plan Lined toolbar: Lined Lateral Plan Command line: LATE Places a 45 degree lateral in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the lateral at the centerline intersection of the branch and main. otherEnd - Places the other end of the lateral at the start point. Branch - Places the branch end of the lateral at the start point. The end type is defined by the current specification.

Place a plan lateral


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a plan lateral command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the main of the lateral. Click in the direction of the branch of the lateral. The lateral component is drawn.

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Sanitary Lateral Reducing Plan


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary Lateral Reducing Plan Command line: LARE Places a 45 degree sanitary reducing lateral in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the lateral at the centerline intersection of the branch and main. otherEnd - Places the other end of the lateral at the start point. The end type is defined by the current specification. Branch - Places the branch end of the lateral at the start point.

Place a plan lateral


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a plan lateral command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the main of the lateral. Click in the direction of the branch of the lateral. The lateral component is drawn.

Sanitary 22.5 Ell Plan


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary 22.5 Ell Plan Command line: 22EN Places a 22.5 degree sanitary elbow in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Corner - Places the component at the corner of two pipes. otherEnd - Places the other end of the elbow at the start point. The end type is defined by the current specification.

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1. 2. 3. 4. Click a plan elbow command. Pick a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the corner. Click in the direction of the bend of the elbow. The elbow component is drawn.

Sanitary 11.25 Ell Plan


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary 11.25 Ell Plan Command line: 11EN Places an 11.25 degree sanitary elbow in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Corner - Places the component at the corner of two pipes. otherEnd - Places the other end of the elbow at the start point. The end type is defined by the current specification.

Place a plan elbow


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a plan elbow command. Pick a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the corner. Click in the direction of the bend of the elbow. The elbow component is drawn.

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Sanitary U-Bend Plan


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary U-Bend Plan Command line: UBEN Places a 180 degree u-bend in the X-Y plane. The bend also has a branch the projects up or down in the Z direction. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the bend at the center point of the arc of the bend. otherEnd - Places the other end of the bend at the start point. The end type is defined by the current specification. Up - Places the branch in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the branch in the negative Z direction.

Place a sanitary u-bend


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Click Sanitary U-Bend Plan . Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the bend. Click in the direction of the end of the bend. Select Up or Down. The bend component is drawn.

Sanitary Concentric
Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary Concentric Command line: CONCE Places a sanitary concentric reducer component in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Large end - Places the large end of the reducer at the start point. Small end- Places the small end of the reducer at the start point. The end type is defined by the current specification.

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1. Click a concentric reducer component command. 2. Pick a starting point for the large end, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. Click in the direction of the small end of the reducer. The reducer component is drawn.

Sanitary Eccentric
Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary Eccentric Command line: ECCE Places a sanitary eccentric reducer component in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Large end - Places the large end of the reducer at the start point. Small end- Places the small end of the reducer at the start point. Up - Places the flat side of the reducer in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the flat side of the reducer in the negative Z direction. The end type is defined by the current specification.

Place an eccentric reducer


1. Click an eccentric reducer component command. 2. Pick a starting point for the large end, such as at the end of a pipe. or Select Small end, and press ENTER. 3. Click in the direction of the other end of the reducer. 4. To place the flat side in the X-Y plane, click in the direction of the flat side. or To place the flat side in the Z direction, select Up or Down. The reducer component is drawn.

Sanitary Stub
Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary Stub Command line: STUE Places a sanitary stub coupling component in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Plan end - Places the plan end at the start point. Face end - Places the face end at the start point.

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1. Click a coupling component command. 2. Pick a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. Click in the direction of the end of the coupling. The coupling component is drawn.

Sanitary Wye Plan


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary Wye Plan Command line: YE Places a sanitary wye in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the wye at the centerline intersection of the main and the branches of the wye. otherEnd - Places the end of the wye at the start point. The end type is defined by the current specification. Branch - Places the branch end of the lateral at the start point.

Place a plan wye


1. Click a plan wye command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. Click in the direction of the wye. The wye component is drawn.

Sanitary Cap
Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary Cap Command line: CAPE Places a sanitary pipe cap in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Cap end - Places the top of the cap at the start point.

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1. Click a cap component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as the end of a pipe. 3. Click to select the direction of the top of the cap. The cap component is drawn.

Sanitary Nut/Coupling
Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary Nut/Coupling Command line: NUTE Places a sanitary nut/coupling in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component.

Place a coupling
1. Click a coupling component command. 2. Pick a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. Click in the direction of the end of the coupling. The coupling component is drawn.

Sanitary Gate Valve


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary Gate Valve Command line: GATE Places a sanitary gate valve component in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the plain end of the valve at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the valve at its center. otherEnd - Places the other end of the valve at the start point. The end type is defined by the current specification.

Place a valve
1. Click a valve component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe or a flange. Alternatively, press ENTER to connect to the last point. This works only when connecting to a flange, otherwise follow the prompts provided by the software. The valve component is drawn.

For more information, see Connecting to components (on page 328).

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Sanitary Ball Valve


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary Ball Valve Command line: BALE Places a sanitary ball valve component in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the plain end of the valve at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the valve at its center. otherEnd - Places the other end of the valve at the start point. The end type is defined by the current specification.

Place a valve
1. Click a valve component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe or a flange. Alternatively, press ENTER to connect to the last point. This works only when connecting to a flange, otherwise follow the prompts provided by the software. The valve component is drawn.

For more information, see Connecting to components (on page 328).

Sanitary Globe Valve


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary Globe Valve Command line: GLBE Places a sanitary globe valve component in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the plain end of the valve at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the valve at its center. otherEnd - Places the other end of the valve at the start point. The end type is defined by the current specification.

Place a valve
1. Click a valve component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe or a flange. Alternatively, press ENTER to connect to the last point. This works only when connecting to a flange, otherwise follow the prompts provided by the software. The valve component is drawn.

For more information, see Connecting to components (on page 328).

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Sanitary Plug Valve


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary Plug Valve Command line: PLUE Places a sanitary plug valve component in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the plain end of the valve at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the valve at its center. otherEnd - Places the other end of the valve at the start point. The end type is defined by the current specification.

Place a valve
1. Click a valve component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe or a flange. Alternatively, press ENTER to connect to the last point. This works only when connecting to a flange, otherwise follow the prompts provided by the software. The valve component is drawn.

For more information, see Connecting to components (on page 328).

Sanitary Check Valve


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary Check Valve Command line: CHKE Places a sanitary check valve component in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the plain end of the valve at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the valve at its center. otherEnd - Places the other end of the valve at the start point. The end type is defined by the current specification.

Place a valve
1. Click a valve component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe or a flange. Alternatively, press ENTER to connect to the last point. This works only when connecting to a flange, otherwise follow the prompts provided by the software. The valve component is drawn.

For more information, see Connecting to components (on page 328).

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Sanitary Butterfly Valve


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary Butterfly Valve Command line: BFYE Places a sanitary butterfly valve component in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the plain end of the valve at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the valve at its center. otherEnd - Places the other end of the valve at the start point. The end type is defined by the current specification.

Place a valve
1. Click a valve component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe or a flange. Alternatively, press ENTER to connect to the last point. This works only when connecting to a flange, otherwise follow the prompts provided by the software. The valve component is drawn.

For more information, see Connecting to components (on page 328).

Sanitary 3-Way Valve Plan


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary 3-Way Valve Plan Command line: 3VE Places a sanitary three-way valve component in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the plain end of the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the valve at the centerline intersection of the branch and main of the valve. otherEnd - Places the other end of the valve at the start point. Branch - Places the branch of the valve at the start point. The end type is defined by the current specification.

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1. Click a three-way valve command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe or a flange. Alternatively, press ENTER to connect to the last point and skip the next step. 3. Click in the direction of the main of the valve. This prompt only appears when you are not connecting to a component in the model. 4. Click in the direction of the branch of the valve. The valve component is drawn.

Sanitary Angle Valve Plan


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary Angle Valve Plan Command line: ANGE Places a 90 degree sanitary angle valve in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Corner - Places the component at the corner of two pipes. otherEnd - Places the start point of the component at the other end.

Place an angle valve


1. 2. 3. 4. Click an angle or relief valve component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe or a flange. Click in the direction of the corner. Click in the direction of the branch or relief end of the valve. The valve component is drawn.

Sanitary Multi 1 Port Valve


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary Multi 1 Port Valve Command line: AIR1 Places a one-port pneumatic actuator air valve with the actuator in or normal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Up - Places the valve actuator in the positive Z direction.

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1. Click a multi-port valve component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. To place the valve actuator in the X-Y plane, click in the direction of the actuator. or To place the valve actuator normal to the X-Y plane, select Up. 4. Type a value to rotate the valve about the actuator body axis. The valve component is drawn.

Sanitary Multi 2 Port Valve


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary Multi 2 Port Valve Command line: AIR2 Places a two-port pneumatic actuator air valve with the actuator in or normal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Up - Places the valve actuator in the positive Z direction.

Place a multi-port valve


1. Click a multi-port valve component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. To place the valve actuator in the X-Y plane, click in the direction of the actuator. or To place the valve actuator normal to the X-Y plane, select Up. 4. Type a value to rotate the valve about the actuator body axis. The valve component is drawn.

Sanitary Multi 3 Port Valve


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary Multi 3 Port Valve Command line: AIR3 Places a three-port pneumatic actuator air valve with the actuator in or normal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Up - Places the valve actuator in the positive Z direction.

Place a multi-port valve


1. Click a multi-port valve component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. To place the valve actuator in the X-Y plane, click in the direction of the actuator. or To place the valve actuator normal to the X-Y plane, select Up. 4. Type a value to rotate the valve about the actuator body axis. The valve component is drawn.

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Modeling in 2D
Commands are designed for plotting in 2D. The views in these commands appear this way only in a 2D drawing.

Sanitary 90 Ell Side


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary 90 Ell Side Command line: H90EN Places a 90 degree sanitary elbow normal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Corner - Places the component at the corner of two pipes. Plan end - Places the plan end of the elbow at the start point. Up - Places the elbow bend in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the elbow bend in the negative Z direction.

Place a side or vertical elbow


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a side or vertical elbow component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the corner. Select Up or Down. The elbow component is drawn.

Sanitary 90 Reducing Ell Side


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary 90 Reducing Ell Side Command line: H90RE Places a 90 degree sanitary reducing elbow normal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Corner - Places the component at the corner of two pipes. ENgagement end - Places the reducing end of the elbow at the start point. Up - Places the elbow bend in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the elbow bend in the negative Z direction.

Place a side reducing elbow


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a side reducing plan elbow component command. To optionally place the reducing end first, right-click and select Small. Pick a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the corner.

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5. Select Up or Down. The elbow component is drawn.

Sanitary 45 Ell Side


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary 45 Ell Side Command line: H45EN Places a 45 degree sanitary elbow normal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Corner - Places the component at the corner of two pipes. FErrule end - Places the ferrule end of the elbow at the start point. Up - Places the elbow bend in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the elbow bend in the negative Z direction.

Place a side or vertical elbow


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a side or vertical elbow component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the corner. Select Up or Down. The elbow component is drawn.

Sanitary 45 Ell Vertical


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary 45 Ell Vertical Command line: V45EN Places a 45 degree sanitary elbow normal to the X-Y plane. Use this command when the previous or next run is vertical to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Corner - Places the component at the corner of two pipes. FErrule end - Places the ferrule end of the elbow at the start point. Up - Places the elbow bend in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the elbow bend in the negative Z direction.

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1. 2. 3. 4. Click a side or vertical elbow component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the corner. Select Up or Down. The elbow component is drawn.

Sanitary Tee Side


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary Tee Side Command line: HTESE Places a straight sanitary tee with the branch normal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the tee at the centerline intersection of the branch and main of the tee. FErrule End - Places the other end of the tee at the start point. Up - Places the branch of the tee in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the branch of the tee in the negative Z direction.

Place a side tee


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a side tee component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the main of the tee. Select Up or Down. The tee component is drawn.

Sanitary Tee Vertical


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary Tee Vertical Command line: VTESE Places a straight sanitary tee with the main normal to the X-Y plane. The center of the tee is placed at the start point by default. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Branch - Places the branch of the tee at the start point. The end type is defined by the current specification.

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1. Click a vertical tee component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. Click in the direction of the branch of the tee. The tee component is drawn.

Reducing Tee Side


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary Reducing Tee Side Lined toolbar: Lined Reducing Tee Side Command line: HTERE Places a reducing tee with the branch normal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the tee at the centerline intersection of the branch and main of the tee. Plan end - Places the plan end of the tee at the start point. Up - Places the branch of the tee in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the branch of the tee in the negative Z direction.

Place a side tee


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a side tee component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the main of the tee. Select Up or Down. The tee component is drawn.

Reducing Tee Vertical


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary Reducing Tee Vertical Lined toolbar: Lined Reducing Tee Vert Command line: VTERE Places a reducing tee with the main normal to the X-Y plane. The center of the tee is placed at the start point by default. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Branch - Places the branch of the tee at the start point.

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1. Click a vertical tee component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. Click in the direction of the branch of the tee. The tee component is drawn.

Cross Side
Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary Cross Side Lined toolbar: Lined Cross Side Command line: HCRSE Places a four-way straight cross with the branches normal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the cross at the centerline intersection of the cross. Flanged - Places the flanged end of the cross at the start point.

Place a side cross


1. Click a four-way straight side cross command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. Click in the direction of the cross. The cross component is drawn.

Cross Reducing Side


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary Reducing Cross Side Lined toolbar: Lined Reducing Cross Side Command line: HCRRE Places a four-way reducing cross with the reducing branch normal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the cross at the centerline intersection of the cross. Flanged - Places the flanged end of the cross at the start point.

Place a sanitary side reducing cross


1. 2. 3. 4. Click Sanitary Reducing Cross Side . Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the cross. Click in the direction of the <type> end of the branch. The cross component is drawn.

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Cross Reducing Vertical


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary Cross Reducing Vertical Lined toolbar: Lined Reducing Cross Vert Command line: VCRRE Places a four-way reducing cross with the main normal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the cross at the centerline intersection of the cross. ENgagement branch end point - Places the engagement branch at the start point.

Place a vertical reducing cross


1. Click a four-way vertical reducing cross command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. Click in the direction of the cross. The cross component is drawn.

Lateral Side
Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary Lateral Side Lined toolbar: Lined Lateral Side Command line: HLATE Places a 45 degree lateral in the X-Y plane with the branch in the X-Z or Y-Z plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the lateral at the centerline intersection of the branch and main. coupLing End - Places the coupling end of the lateral at the start point. Up - Places the branch of the lateral in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the branch of the lateral in the negative Z direction.

Place a side lateral


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a side lateral component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the main of the lateral. Select Up or Down. The lateral component is drawn.

Lateral Vertical
Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary Lateral Vertical Lined toolbar: Lined Lateral Vert Command line: VLATE Places a 45 degree lateral with the main normal to the X-Y plane. The center of the lateral is placed at the start point by default. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Up - Places the branch of the lateral in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the branch of the lateral in the negative Z direction.

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1. 2. 3. 4. Click a vertical lateral component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the branch of the lateral. Select Up or Down. The lateral component is drawn.

Sanitary Lateral Reducing Side


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary Lateral Reducing Side Command line: HLARE Places a 45 degree sanitary reducing lateral in the X-Y plane with the branch in the X-Z or Y-Z plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the lateral at the centerline intersection of the branch and main. coupLing end - Places the other end of the lateral at the start point. Up - Places the branch of the lateral in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the branch of the lateral in the negative Z direction.

Place a side lateral


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a side lateral component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the main of the lateral. Select Up or Down. The lateral component is drawn.

Sanitary Lateral Reducing Vertical


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary Lateral Reducing Vertical Command line: VLARE Places a 45 degree sanitary reducing lateral with the main normal to the X-Y plane. The center of the lateral is placed at the start point by default. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Up - Places the branch of the lateral in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the branch of the lateral in the negative Z direction.

Place a vertical lateral


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a vertical lateral component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the branch of the lateral. Select Up or Down. The lateral component is drawn.

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Sanitary 22.5 Ell Side


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary 22.5 Ell Side Command line: H22EN Places a 22.5 degree sanitary elbow normal to the X-Y plane. Use this command when the previous or next run is horizontal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. FErrule end - Places the ferrule end of the elbow at the start point. Up - Places the elbow bend in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the elbow bend in the negative Z direction.

Place a side or vertical elbow


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a side or vertical elbow component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the corner. Select Up or Down. The elbow component is drawn.

Sanitary 22.5 Ell Vertical


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary 22.5 Ell Vertical Command line: V22EN Places a 22.5 degree elbow normal to the X-Y plane. Use this command when the previous or next run is vertical to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. FErrule end - Places the other end of the elbow at the start point. The end type is defined by the current specification. Up - Places the elbow bend in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the elbow bend in the negative Z direction.

Place a side or vertical elbow


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a side or vertical elbow component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the corner. Select Up or Down. The elbow component is drawn.

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Sanitary 11.25 Ell Side


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary 11.25 Ell Side Command line: H11EN Places an 11.25 degree sanitary elbow normal to the X-Y plane. Use this command when the previous or next run is horizontal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. FErrule End - Places the other end of the elbow at the start point. The end type is defined by the current specification. Up - Places the elbow bend in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the elbow bend in the negative Z direction.

Place a side or vertical elbow


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a side or vertical elbow component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the corner. Select Up or Down. The elbow component is drawn.

Sanitary 11.25 Ell Vertical


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary 11.25 Ell Vertical Command line: V11EN Places an 11.25 degree elbow normal to the X-Y plane. Use this command when the previous or next run is vertical to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. FErrule end - Places the other end of the elbow at the start point. The end type is defined by the current specification. Up - Places the elbow bend in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the elbow bend in the negative Z direction.

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1. 2. 3. 4. Click a side or vertical elbow component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the corner. Select Up or Down. The elbow component is drawn.

Sanitary U-Bend Side


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary U-Bend Side Command line: HUBEN Places a 180 degree u-bend normal to the X-Y plane with the return ends on the X-Y plane. This command is typically used with pipe that is normal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Center - Places the bend at the center point of the arc of the bend. <Type> End - Places the other end of the bend at the start point. The end type is defined by the current specification. Up - Places the branch in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the branch in the negative Z direction.

Place a sanitary side or vertical u-bend


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Click Sanitary U-Bend Side or Sanitary U-Bend Vertical Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the end of the bend. Select Up or Down. Click in the direction of the branch. The bend component is drawn. .

Sanitary U-Bend Vertical


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary U-Bend Vertical Command line: VUBEN Places a 180 degree u-bend normal to the X-Y plane with the return ends also normal to the X-Y plane. This command is typically used with pipe that is on the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Center - Places the bend at the center point of the arc of the bend. <Type> End - Places the other end of the bend at the start point. The end type is defined by the current specification. Up - Places the branch in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the branch in the negative Z direction.

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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Click Sanitary U-Bend Side or Sanitary U-Bend Vertical Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the end of the bend. Select Up or Down. Click in the direction of the branch. The bend component is drawn. .

Sanitary Wye Side


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary Wye Side Command line: HYE Places a sanitary wye on the X-Y plane with the branches normal to the X-Y plane. This command is typically used with pipe that is on the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the wye at the centerline intersection of the main and branches of the wye.

Place a side wye


1. Click a side wye command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. Click in the direction of the wye main. The wye component is drawn.

Sanitary Wye Vertical


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary Wye Vertical Command line: VYE Places a sanitary wye normal to the X-Y plane with the branches also normal to the X-Y plane. This command is typically used with pipe that is normal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the wye at the centerline intersection of the main and branches of the wye.

Place a vertical wye


1. Click a vertical wye command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. Click in the direction of the wye branches. The wye component is drawn.

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Sanitary 3-Way Valve Side


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary 3-Way Valve Side Command line: H3VE Places a three-way valve component with the branch normal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the plain end of the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the valve at the centerline intersection of the branch and main of the valve. ENgagement end - Places the engagement end of the valve at the start point. Up - Places the branch of the valve in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the branch of the valve in the negative Z direction.

Place a 3-way side valve


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a three-way side valve component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe or a flange. Click in the direction of the main of the valve. Select Up or Down. The valve component is drawn.

Sanitary 3-Way Valve Vertical


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary 3-Way Valve Vertical Command line: V3VE Places a sanitary three-way valve component with the main normal to the X-Y plane. The center of the valve is placed at the start point by default. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. FErrule branch end point - Places the ferrule end of the valve at the start point.

Place a 3-way vertical valve


1. Click a three-way vertical valve component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe or a flange. 3. Click in the direction of the branch of the valve. The valve component is drawn.

Sanitary Angle Valve Side


Sanitary toolbar: Sanitary Angle Valve Side Command line: HANGE Places a 90 degree sanitary angle valve component with the branch normal to the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Corner - Places the component at the corner of two pipes. ENgagement end - Places the engagement end of the valve at the start point. Up - Places the branch of the valve in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the branch of the valve in the negative Z direction.

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1. 2. 3. 4. Click an angle or relief side valve component command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the main of the valve. Select Up or Down. The valve component is drawn.

Victaulic
Plant menu: Toolbars > Victaulic The commands on the Victaulic toolbar can be used for modeling in 3D or 2D mode depending on how you define the drawing mode. For more information, see 3D Modeling versus 2D Modeling (on page 329). Command Name Pipe - Places a victaulic pipe component. For more information, see Pipe (on page 333). Plan 90 LR Ell - Places a 90 degree long radius elbow in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Plan 90 LR Ell (on page 333). Plan 90 SR Ell - Places a 90 degree short radius elbow in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Plan 90 SR Ell (on page 334). Plan 45 Ell - Places a 45 degree elbow in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Plan 45 Ell (on page 335). Command Line PIPW 90LR

90SR

45LR

Plan 90 Reducing Ell - Places a 90 degree reducing elbow 90RD in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Plan 90 Reducing Ell (on page 335). Side 90 Reducing Ell - Places a 90 degree reducing elbow H90RD normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Side 90 Reducing Ell (on page 351). Plan 11.25 Ell - Places an 11.25 degree elbow in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Plan 11.25 Ell (on page 347). Plan 22.5 Ell - Places a 22.5 degree elbow in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Plan 22.5 Ell (on page 348). 11LR

22LR

Plan Tee - Places a straight tee in the X-Y plane. For more TESW information, see Plan Tee (on page 336). Plan Reducing Tee - Places a straight reducing tee in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Plan Reducing Tee (on page 337). TERW

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Command Name Plan Cross - Places a four-way straight cross in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Plan Cross (on page 340). Plan Reducing Cross - Places a four-way reducing cross in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Plan Reducing Cross (on page 341). Plan Wye - Places a wye in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Plan Wye (on page 348). Plan Lateral - Places a 45 degree lateral in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Plan Lateral (on page 341). Plan Strainer - Places a strainer in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Flanged Tee Plan (on page 404). Command Line CRSW

CCRW

YB LATW TEFL

Conc Reducer - Places a concentric reducer component in CONC the X-Y plane. For more information, see Conc Reducer (on page 339) Ecc Reducer - Places an eccentric reducer component in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Ecc Reducer (on page 339). Victaulic Cap - Places a pipe cap in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Cap (on page 340). Victaulic Coupling - Places a coupling in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Coupling (on page 401). Victaulic Flange - Places a flange in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Slip-On Flange (on page 364). Victaulic Butterfly Valve - Places a butterfly valve component in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Butterfly Valve (on page 380). Victaulic Check Valve - Places a check valve component in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Check Valve (on page 379). ECC

CAPW CPS FLGO BFYF

CHKF

Victaulic Ball Valve - Places a ball valve component in the BALF X-Y plane. For more information, see Ball Valve (on page 377). Victaulic Plug Valve - Places a plug valve component in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Plug Valve (on page 378). PLUF

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The commands in the table below are designed for modeling in 2D. Command Name Command Line

Side 90 LR Ell - Places a 90 degree long radius elbow H90LR normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Side 90 LR Ell (on page 349). Side 90 SR Ell - Places a 90 degree short radius elbow H90SR normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Side 90 SR Ell (on page 350) Side 45 Ell - Places a 45 degree elbow normal to the X-Y H45LR plane. For more information, see Plan 45 Ell (on page 335). Vert 45 Ell - Places a 45 degree elbow normal to the X-Y V45LR plane. For more information, see Vert 45 Ell (on page 351). Side 11.25 Ell - Places an 11.25 degree elbow normal to H11LR the X-Y plane. For more information, see Side 11.25 Ell (on page 358). Vert 11.25 Ell - Places an 11.25 degree elbow normal to V11LR the X-Y plane. For more information, see Vert 11.25 Ell (on page 359). Side 22.5 Ell - Places a 22.5 degree elbow normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Side 22.5 Ell (on page 359). H22LR

Vert 22.5 Ell - Places a 22.5 degree elbow normal to the V22LR X-Y plane. For more information, see Vert 22.5 Ell (on page 360). Side Tee - Places a straight tee with the branch normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Side Tee (on page 352). HTESW

Vert Tee - Places a straight tee with the main normal to the VTESW X-Y plane. For more information, see Vert Tee (on page 353). Side Reducing Tee - Places a straight reducing tee with the branch normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Side Reducing Tee (on page 353). Vert Reducing Tee - Places a straight reducing tee with the main normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Vert Reducing Tee (on page 354). Side Cross - Places a four-way straight cross with the branch normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Side Cross (on page 356). HTERW

VTERW

HCRSW

Side Reducing Cross - Places a four-way reducing cross HCCRW with the reducing branch normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Side Reducing Cross (on page 357).

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Command Name Vert Reducing Cross - Places a four-way reducing cross with the main normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Vert Reducing Cross (on page 357). Side Wye - Places a wye on the X-Y plane with the branches normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Side Wye (on page 360). Vert Wye - Places a wye normal to the X-Y plane with the branches also normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Vert Wye (on page 361). Side Lateral - Places a 45 degree lateral in the X-Y plane with the branch in the X-Z or Y-Z plane. For more information, see Side Lateral (on page 357). Vert Lateral - Places a 45 degree lateral with the main normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Vert Lateral (on page 358). Command Line VCRRW

HYB

VYB

HLATW

VLATW

Side Strainer - Places a strainer with the branch normal to HTEFL the X-Y plane. For more information, see Flanged Tee Side (on page 411). Vert Strainer - Places a strainer with the main normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Flanged Tee Vertical (on page 412). VTEFL

You must use one of the Victaulic default specifications that are supplied with CADWorx for the icons to work on the toolbar. This toolbar provides components manufactured by Victaulic Corporation. The Victaulic specifications and data files have been provided by Victaulic and can be used to draw components supplied by this company. The specifications supplied are for AWWA, IPS, 304, 316, and PFCS type components.

Threaded/Socket
Plant menu: Toolbars > Thrd/SW Fittings The Command Line column in the table below shows the command for the socket weld component and the equivalent threaded component. Use the Threaded and Socket Weld commands on the Setup Size/Spec Panel (on page 25) to switch between these two modes. The commands on the Thrd/SW Fittings toolbar can be used for modeling in 3D or 2D mode depending on how you define the drawing mode. For more information, see 3D Modeling versus 2D Modeling (on page 329). Command Name Command Line

Thrd/SW Pipe - Places a threaded/socket pipe component. For PIPF more information, see Thrd/SW Pipe (on page 455).

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Command Name Nipple - Places a pipe nipple in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Nipple (on page 456). Tube - Attaches tubing to any 2D or 3D polyline. For more information, see Tube (on page 457). Thrd/SW 90 Ell Plan - Places a 90 degree threaded/socket elbow in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Thrd/SW 90 Ell Plan (on page 457). Thrd/SW 90 Street Ell Plan - Places a 90 degree threaded/socket street elbow in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Thrd/SW 90 Street Ell Plan (on page 458). Thrd/SW 45 Ell Plan - Places a 45 degree threaded/socket elbow in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Thrd/SW 45 Ell Plan (on page 459). Thrd/SW 90 Red Ell Plan - Places a 90 degree threaded/socket reducing elbow in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Thrd/SW 90 Red Ell Plan (on page 459). Thrd/SW Tee Plan - Places a threaded/socket straight tee in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Thrd/SW Tee Plan (on page 460). Thrd/SW Tee Red Plan - Places a straight threaded/socket reducing tee in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Thrd/SW Tee Red Plan (on page 460). Thrd/SW Conc Swage - Places a concentric reducer swage in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Thrd/SW Conc Swage (on page 461). Thrd/SW Ecc Swage - Places an eccentric reducer swage in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Thrd/SW Ecc Swage (on page 461). Thrd/SW Conc w/Hub - Places a concentric reducer with threaded hub in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Thrd/SW Conc w/Hub (on page 462). Thrd/SW Ecc w/Hub - Places an eccentric reducer with threaded hub in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Thrd/SW Ecc w/Hub (on page 462). Thrd/SW Cap - Places a threaded/socket pipe cap in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Thrd/SW Cap (on page 463). Thrd/SW Cross Plan - Places a four-way threaded/socket straight cross in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Thrd/SW Cross Plan (on page 463). Thrd/SW Lateral Plan - Places a 45 degree threaded/socket lateral in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Thrd/SW Lateral Plan (on page 464). Command Line NIP TUBE 90S/90T

90SS/90ST

45S/45T

90RS/90RT

TESS/TEST

TERS/TERT

SWGC

SWGE

SWGCT

SWGET

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Command Name Thrd/SW Plug - Places a threaded/socket plug in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Thrd/SW Plug (on page 464). Thrd/SW Bush/Insert - Places a threaded/socket bushing in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Thrd/SW Bush/Insert (on page 464). Thrd/SW Full Clpg Plan - Places a threaded/socket full coupling in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Thrd/SW Full Clpg Plan (on page 465). Thrd/SW Half Clpg Plan - Places a threaded/socket half coupling in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Thrd/SW Half Clpg Plan (on page 465). Thrd/SW Reducing Clpg Plan - Places a threaded/socket reducing coupling in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Thrd/SW Reducing Clpg Plan (on page 465). Weld in Plan - Places a weldolet fitting in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Weldolet Weld in Plan (on page 466). Thrd in Plan - Places a threadolet fitting in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Threadolet Thread in Plan (on page 466). SW in Plan - Places a sockolet fitting in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Sockolet Socket Weld in Plan (on page 466). EOL-Weld in Plan - Places an elbowlet fitting in the X-Y plane on a plan elbow. For more information, see Elbowlet Weld in Plan (on page 467). EOL-Thrd in Plan - Places an elbowlet fitting in the X-Y plane on a plan elbow. For more information, see Elbowlet Thread in Plan (on page 467). EOL-SW in Plan - Places an elbowlet fitting in the X-Y plane on a plan elbow. For more information, see Elbowlet Socket Weld in Plan (on page 467). Command Line PLGT BUSS/BUST

CPS/CPT

HCPS/HCPT

CPRS/CPRT

WOL TOL

SOL

EOLW

EOLT

EOLS

LOL-Weld in Plan - Places a lateral 45 degree fitting in the X-Y LOLW plane. For more information, see Latrolet Weld in Plan (on page 468). LOL-Thrd in Plan - Places a lateral 45 degree fitting in the X-Y LOLT plane. For more information, see Latrolet Thread in Plan (on page 468). LOL- SW in Plan - Places a lateral 45 degree fitting in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Latrolet Socket Weld in Plan (on page 468). LOLS

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Command Name Weld in Plan - Places a nipolet fitting in the X-Y plane. The branch end of the fitting is plain. For more information, see Nipolet Weld in Plan (on page 469). Thrd in Plan - Places a nipolet fitting in the X-Y plane. The branch end of the fitting is threaded. For more information, see Nipolet Thread in Plan (on page 469). Thrd/SW Union - Places a threaded/socket union in the X-Y plane. For more information, see Thrd/SW Union (on page 469). The commands in the table below are designed for modeling in 2D. Command Name Thrd/SW 90 Ell Side - Places a 90 degree threaded/socket elbow normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Thrd/SW 90 Ell Side (on page 470). Thrd/SW 90 Street Ell Side - Places a 90 degree threaded/socket street elbow normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Thrd/SW 90 Street Ell Side (on page 470). Thrd/SW 45 Ell Side - Places a 45 degree threaded/socket elbow normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Thrd/SW 45 Ell Side (on page 471). Thrd/SW 45 Ell Vert - Places a 45 degree threaded/socket elbow normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Thrd/SW 45 Ell Vert (on page 471). Command Line H90S/H90T Command Line NOLP

NOLT

UNS/UNT

H90SS/H90ST

H45S/H45T

V45S/V45T

Thrd/SW 90 Red Ell Side - Places a 90 degree H90RS/H90RT threaded/socket reducing elbow normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Thrd/SW 90 Red Ell Side (on page 472). Thrd/SW Tee Side - Places a threaded/socket straight tee normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Thrd/SW Tee Side (on page 472). Thrd/SW Tee Vert - Places a threaded/socket straight tee with the main normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Thrd/SW Tee Vert (on page 473). HTESS/HTEST

VTESS/VTEST

Thrd/SW Tee Red Side - Places a straight threaded/socket HTERS/HTERT reducing tee with the branch normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Thrd/SW Tee Red Side (on page 473). Thrd/SW Tee Red Vert - Places a threaded/socket reducing straight tee with the main normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Thrd/SW Tee Red Vert (on page 474). VTERS/VTERT

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Thrd/SW Cross Side - Places a four-way straight HRCSS/HCRST threaded/socket cross with the branch normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Thrd/SW Cross Side (on page 474). Thrd/SW Lateral Side - Places a 45 degree threaded/socket HLATS/HLATT lateral in the X-Y plane with the branch in the X-Z or Y-Z plane. For more information, see Thrd/SW Lateral Side (on page 474). Thrd/SW Lateral Vert - Places a 45 degree threaded/socket lateral with the main normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Thrd/SW Lateral Vert (on page 475). Thrd/SW Full Clpg End - Places a threaded/socket full coupling end normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Thrd/SW Full Clpg End (on page 475). Thrd/SW Half Clpg End - Places a threaded/socket half coupling component end normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Thrd/SW Half Clpg End (on page 476). Thrd/SW Reducing Clpg End - Places a threaded/socket reducing coupling end normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Thrd/SW Reducing Clpg End (on page 476). Weld in Vertical - Places a weldolet fitting normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Weldolet Weld in Vertical (on page 476). Thrd in Vertical - Places a threadolet fitting normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Threadolet Thread in Vertical (on page 477). SW in Vertical - Places a sockolet fitting normal to the X-Y plane. For more information, see Sockolet Socket Weld in Vertical (on page 477). EOL-Weld in Side - Places an elbowlet fitting with in the X-Y plane on a side elbow. For more information, see Elbowlet Weld in Side (on page 477). VLATS/VLATT

VCPS/VCPT

VHCPS/VHCPT

VCPRS/VCPRT

VWOL

VTOL

VSO:

HEOLW

EOL-Weld in Vert - Places an elbowlet fitting normal to the X-Y VEOLW plane on a side elbow. For more information, see Elbowlet Weld in Vertical (on page 478). EOL-Thrd in Side - Places an elbowlet fitting with in the X-Y plane on a side elbow. For more information, see Elbowlet Thread in Side (on page 478). HEOLT

EOL-Thrd in Vert - Places an elbowlet fitting normal to the X-Y VEOLT plane on a side elbow. For more information, see Elbowlet Thread in Vertical (on page 478). EOL-SW in Side - Places an elbowlet fitting with in the X-Y plane on a side elbow. For more information, see Elbowlet Socket Weld in Side (on page 479). HEOLS

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Command Name EOL-SW in Vert - Places an elbowlet fitting normal to the X-Y plane on a side elbow. For more information, see Elbowlet Socket Weld in Vertical (on page 479). LOL-Weld in Side - Places a lateral fitting 45 degrees out of the X-Y plane. For more information, see Latrolet Weld in Side (on page 479). LOL-Thrd in Side - Places a lateral fitting 45 degrees out of the X-Y plane. For more information, see Latrolet Thread in Side (on page 480). Command Line VEOLS

HLOLW

HLOLT

LOL- SW in Side - Places a lateral fitting 45 degrees out of the HLOLS X-Y plane. For more information, see Latrolet Socket Weld in Side (on page 480). Weld in Vertical - Places a nipolet fitting normal to the X-Y plane. The branch end of the fitting is plain. For more information, see Nipolet Weld in Vertical (on page 480). Thrd in Vertical - Places a nipolet fitting normal to the X-Y plane. The branch end of the fitting is threaded. For more information, see Nipolet Thread in Vertical (on page 481). VNOLP

VNOLP

The arrow in the lower right corner of a command button indicates a fly-out menu with additional commands available.

Modeling in 3D
These commands are useful for 3D modeling. All of the following commands are available in 3D and 2D modeling.

Thrd/SW Pipe
Thrd/SW Fittings toolbar: Thrd/SW Pipe Command line: PIPF Places a pipe component in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the pipe at the last point of the previously-created component. If the drawing environment is set to threaded, the piping component has threaded ends. If the drawing environment is set to a socket weld, the piping component has plain ends. Ends - Specifies the end options for the starting and ending of the pipe. Threaded - Used when working with threaded pipe. The threaded default option appears when the environment is set to threaded mode. For more information, see Setup Size/Spec Panel (on page 25). Bevel - Used when working with welded components. Plain - Used when working with threaded pipe. The threaded default option appears when the environment is set to threaded mode. For more information, see Setup Size/Spec Panel (on page 25). last point - Starts the pipe at the last point of the previously-created component. TOP - Places the pipe along the top of the pipe, as defined along the Z-axis.

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BOP - Places the pipe along the bottom of the pipe, as defined along the Z-axis. Right - Places the pipe along the right side of the pipe, as defined along the Z-axis. Left - Places the pipe along the left side of the pipe, as defined along the Z-axis.

Place a threaded/socket pipe


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a pipe component command. Click to select a starting point, or type coordinates in the command line and press ENTER. Click to select an ending point, or type coordinates in the command line and press ENTER. If you receive a prompt for end types, type the option on the command line and press ENTER. The pipe component is drawn.

Nipple
Thrd/SW Fittings toolbar: Nipple Command line: NIP Places a pipe nipple in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the pipe at the last point of the previously-created component. Length - Defines the length of the fitting component. Close - Reads the close distance as specified in the data file. Ends - Specifies the end options for the starting and ending of the pipe. Threaded - Used when working with threaded pipe. The threaded default option appears when the environment is set to threaded mode. For more information, see Setup Size/Spec Panel (on page 25). Bevel - Used when working with welded components. Plain - Used when working with threaded pipe. The threaded default option appears when the environment is set to threaded mode. For more information, see Setup Size/Spec Panel (on page 25).

Place a nipple
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Click Nipple . Alternatively, type NIP on the command line and then press ENTER. Click to select a starting point. Click to select an ending point. Specify the end option for the start of the component. Specify the end option for the end of the component. The end options default depends on which options you have set. The pipe nipple is drawn.

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Tube
Thrd/SW Fittings toolbar: Tube Command line: TUBE Attaches tubing to any 2D or 3D polyline. Different radii can be placed at each vertex of the polyline, or you can define a common radius for all corners. Use the Router command on the RT Panel (on page 189) for useful 3D polyline routing capabilities. Tubing uses the pipe component entry within the CADWorx Plant specifications. Pipe and tubing can be used concurrently. Tubing can occupy a range of 1/8 1/2, whereas regular pipe can occupy 3/4 and above. Tubing can be set up as an optional component, or the specification can be set up to only handle tubing. After tubing is placed in the drawing, other components can be inserted into it. Like normal piping, tubing also automatically breaks. Even after a component is inserted, the tubing remains as one piece. When edited with CEDIT, the tubing attached to a single polyline also acts as one piece. Grouping is controlled by the PICKSTYLE environmental variable, which must be turned on for the tubing to act as one piece. Alternatively, you can use the CADWorx GROUPTOG command to turn the AutoCAD grouping control on or off. For more information, see Group On/Off (on page 150). Enter corner radius - Defines the radius to be used at each vertex. Manual - Places individual radii at each corner of the selected polyline. The software pauses at each vertex so that the radius can be defined. A rubber-banded line back to the actual vertex is shown in the drawing. Tubing is exported to a live database, and appears in the CADWorx Bill of Material as one piece. Tubing is exported to the CADWorx ISOGEN isometric generator and appears in the ISOGEN material list. Tubing is not exported to CAESAR II.

Place tubing
1. Click Tube . Alternatively, type TUBE on the command line and then press ENTER. 2. Type the required radius. 3. Select the 2D or 3D polyline. The tubing is attached.

Thrd/SW 90 Ell Plan


Thrd/SW Fittings toolbar: Thrd/SW 90 Ell Plan Command line: 90/S90T Places a 90 degree threaded/socket elbow in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Start - Places the start point of the component at the default start point.

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Corner - Places the component at the corner of two pipes. otherEnd - Places the start point of the component at the other end.

Place a 90 degree plan elbow


1. Click a 90 degree plan elbow component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, or select an option. The system prompts vary based on the selection. 3. Click in the direction of the corner. 4. Click in the direction of the bend of the elbow. The elbow component is drawn.

Thrd/SW 90 Street Ell Plan


Thrd/SW Fittings toolbar: Thrd/SW 90 Street Ell Plan Command line: 90SS/90ST Places a 90 degree street elbow in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Female - Places the female end of the elbow first. Male - Places the male end of the elbow first. Corner - Places the component at the corner of two pipes. Female end direction - Specifies the direction of the female end of the elbow. Male end direction - Specifies the direction of the male end of the elbow.

Place a 90 degree street plan elbow


1. Click Thrd/SW 90 Street Ell Plan then press ENTER. 2. 3. 4. 5. . Alternatively, type 90SS on the command line and

If the drawing environment is set to threaded mode, type 90ST on the command line. To optionally place the male end first, right-click and select Male. Pick a starting point, such as the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the corner. Click in the direction of the male end of the elbow. If the male end is placed first, the system prompts you for placement of the female end.

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The elbow component is drawn.

Thrd/SW 45 Ell Plan


Thrd/SW Fittings toolbar: Thrd/SW 45 Ell Plan Command line: 45S/45T Places a 45 degree threaded/socket elbow in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Start - Places the start point of the component at the default start point. Corner - Places the component at the corner of two pipes. otherEnd - Places the start point of the component at the other end.

Place a plan elbow


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a plan elbow command. Pick a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the corner. Click in the direction of the bend of the elbow. The elbow component is drawn.

Thrd/SW 90 Red Ell Plan


Thrd/SW Fittings toolbar: Thrd/SW 90 Red Ell Plan Command line: 90RS/90RT Places a 90 degree threaded/socket reducing elbow in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Start - Places the start point of the component at the default start point. Corner - Places the component at the corner of two pipes. otherEnd - Places the start point of the component at the other end.

Place a 90 degree reducing plan elbow


1. Click a 90 degree reducing plan elbow component command. 2. To optionally place the reducing end first, right-click and select otherEnd.

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3. Pick a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. 4. Click in the direction of the corner. 5. Click in the direction of the bend of the elbow. The elbow component is drawn.

Thrd/SW Tee Plan


Thrd/SW Fittings toolbar: Thrd/SW Tee Plan Command line: TESS/TEST Places a threaded/socket straight tee in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Branch - Places the branch of the tee at the start point. Middle - Places the tee at the centerline intersection of the branch and main of the tee.

Place a plan tee


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a plan tee command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the main of the tee. Click in the direction of the branch of the tee. The tee component is drawn.

Thrd/SW Tee Red Plan


Thrd/SW Fittings toolbar: Thrd/SW Tee Red Plan Command line: TESS/TERT Places a threaded/socket straight reducing tee in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Branch - Places the branch of the tee at the start point. Middle - Places the tee at the centerline intersection of the branch and main of the tee.

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1. 2. 3. 4. Click a plan tee command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the main of the tee. Click in the direction of the branch of the tee. The tee component is drawn.

Thrd/SW Conc Swage


Thrd/SW Fittings toolbar: Thrd/SW Conc Swage Command line: SWGC Places a concentric reducer swage in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Large end - Places the non-reducing end at the start point Small end - Places the reducing end at the start point. Large end type - Specifies the end type connection at the large end of the swage. Small end type - Specifies the end type connection at the small end of the swage. This command reverses the main and reduction sizes automatically after execution.

Place a concentric reducer swage


1. Click Thrd/SW Conc Swage . Alternatively, type SWGC on the command line and then press ENTER. 2. Pick a starting point for the large end, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. Click in the direction of the small end of the reducer. 4. Specify the end type connection at the large end of the reducer. Type the required alpha description. 5. Specify the end type connection at the small end of the reducer. The reducer component is drawn.

Thrd/SW Ecc Swage


Thrd/SW Fittings toolbar: Thrd/SW Ecc Swage Command line: SWGE Places an eccentric reducer swage in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Large end - Places the non-reducing end at the start point. Small end - Places the reducing end at the start point.

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Large end type - Specifies the end type connection at the large end of the swage. Small end type - Specifies the end type connection at the small end of the swage. Up - Places the flat side of the reducer in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the flat side of the reducer in the negative Z direction. This command reverses the main and reduction sizes automatically after execution.

Place an eccentric reducer swage


1. Click Thrd/SW Ecc Swage . Alternatively, type SWGE on the command line and then press ENTER. 2. Pick a starting point for the large end, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. Click in the direction of the small end of reducer. 4. To place the flat side in the X-Y plane, click in the direction of the flat side. or To place the flat side in the Z direction, select Up or Down. 5. Specify the end type connection at the large end of the reducer. Type the required alpha description. 6. Specify the end type connection at the small end of the reducer. The reducer component is drawn.

Thrd/SW Conc w/Hub


Thrd/SW Fittings toolbar: Thrd/SW Conc w/Hub Command line: SWGCT Places a concentric reducer with threaded hub in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Small end - Places the reducing end at the start point.

Place a concentric reducer


1. Click a concentric reducer component command. 2. Pick a starting point for the large end, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. Click in the direction of the small end of the reducer. The reducer component is drawn.

Thrd/SW Ecc w/Hub


Thrd/SW Fittings toolbar: Thrd/SW Ecc w/Hub Command line: SWGET Places an eccentric reducer with threaded hub in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Small end - Places the reducing end at the start point. Up - Places the flat side of the reducer in the positive Z direction. Down - Places the flat side of the reducer in the negative Z direction.

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1. Click an eccentric reducer component command. 2. Pick a starting point for the large end, such as at the end of a pipe. or Select Small end, and press ENTER. 3. Click in the direction of the other end of the reducer. 4. To place the flat side in the X-Y plane, click in the direction of the flat side. or To place the flat side in the Z direction, select Up or Down. The reducer component is drawn.

Thrd/SW Cap
Thrd/SW Fittings toolbar: Thrd/SW Cap Command line: CAPS/CAPT Places a threaded/socket pipe cap in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Cap end - Places the top of the cap at the start point.

Place a cap
1. Click a cap component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as the end of a pipe. 3. Click to select the direction of the top of the cap. The cap component is drawn.

Thrd/SW Cross Plan


Thrd/SW Fittings toolbar: Thrd/SW Cross Plan Command line: CRSS/CRST Places a four-way threaded/socket straight cross in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Middle - Places the cross at the centerline intersection of the cross. Branch - Places the branch of the cross at the start point.

Place a plan cross


1. Click a four-way straight cross command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. Click in the direction of the cross. The cross component is drawn.

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Thrd/SW Lateral Plan


Thrd/SW Fittings toolbar: Thrd/SW Lateral Plan Command line: LATS/LATT Places a 45 degree threaded/socket lateral in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Start - Places the start point of the component at the default start point. Middle - Places the lateral at the centerline intersection of the branch and main. otherEnd - Places the start point of the component at the other end. Branch - Places the branch of the cross at the start point.

Place a plan lateral


1. 2. 3. 4. Click a plan lateral command. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. Click in the direction of the main of the lateral. Click in the direction of the branch of the lateral. The lateral component is drawn.

Thrd/SW Plug
Thrd/SW Fittings toolbar: Thrd/SW Plug Command line: PLGT Places a plug in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Cap end - Places the cap end of the component at the start point.

Place a plug
1. Click a plug component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as the end of a pipe. 3. Click to select the end point. The plug component is drawn.

Thrd/SW Bush/Insert
Thrd/SW Fittings toolbar: Thrd/SW Bush/Insert Command line: BUSS/BUST Places a bushing in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Large end - Places the non-reducing end at the start point. Small end - Places the reducing end at the start point.

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1. Click a bushing component command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as the end of a pipe. 3. Click to select the direction of the top of the bushing. The bushing component is drawn.

Thrd/SW Full Clpg Plan


Thrd/SW Fittings toolbar: Thrd/SW Full Clpg Plan Command line: CPS/CPT Places a coupling in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Start - Places the start point of the component at the default start point. Middle - Places the component at the centerline. otherEnd - Places the start point of the component at the other end.

Place a coupling
1. Click a coupling command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. Click in the direction of the coupling. The coupling component is drawn.

Thrd/SW Half Clpg Plan


Thrd/SW Fittings toolbar: Thrd/SW Half Clpg Plan Command line: HCPS/HCPT Places a half coupling in the X-Y plane. last point - Starts the component at the last point of the previously-created component. Plan end - Places the start point at the plan end.

Place a coupling
1. Click a coupling command. 2. Click to select a starting point, such as at the end of a pipe. 3. Click in the directi