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Nozzle Reports for AutoCAD Plant 3D
Posted on March 23, 2012 ( • by Dave
Wolfe ( 226 Posted in AutoCAD Plant 3D (
/category/autocad/autocad-plant-3d/), Reports (
This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Creating a Nozzle Report (
One client asked how to create nozzle reports in the Report Creator. While you can
easily print out a list of nozzles, the out-of-the-box setup doesn’t give you a way to view
the Equipment tag.
Special thanks to Ken Fauver ( for
coming up with this method.
We will have to create an acquisition property on our nozzles that reads the Equipment
tag. Then we can use that tag to group our nozzles together in our reports.

In Project Setup under Plant 3D Class Definitions > Piping and Equipment > select
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click the Add button at the far right to add a new column enter EquipmentTag for the
Property Name and Equipment Tag for the Description. Select the Acquisition Property
In the Select Data Source dialog, choose the Equipment Category and the Tag property.
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Repeat the process and create an acquisition property for the Equipment Long
Description (Size).
Click Ok to accept the changes to the project setup.
Open an drawing with an equipment piece in it. Remember with grouped items like
nozzles and gaskets/connectors, you have to hold Ctrl + click to select the item. Holding
Ctrl + double-clicking pulls up the properties palette.
In our model, the fields are blank.
On existing equipment pieces, you can select the override mode and then switch to the
Acquired Mode to have the field populate with the correct value. Equipment placed in the
future will have the values populated automatically.
Select Category
Select Month
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For pumps, you won’t be able to do the Ctrl+Click method to select the nozzle. It turns
out that the fastest way to change the property will be through the Data Manager. Here
you can assign all the acquisition quickly (though not at one time).
In a future post we will create a report that utilizes the properties we added.
CADWorx 2011 New Features Video
Posted on October 6, 2010 ( • by Dave
Wolfe ( 226 Posted in CADWorx (
/cadworx/), CADWorx Update (, Equipment
(, HVAC (
/hvac/), Plant (, Tools (
A video demonstrating the new features for CADWorx Plant Professional, and CADWorx
P&ID Professional has been posted on our YouTube site (
Check it out below:
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Also we’ve posted a video of another new feature we are adding, the NOZZLEATTACH
As always trying to keep you informed on the latest CADWorx news!
I’ve included the 2011 video for download below:
CADWorx 2011 Features (149 downloads) (
If you don’t have access to Youtube, you can download videos from our video page:
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Converting an existing 3D model into CADWorx
Equipment (
Posted on October 1, 2010 (
equipment/)251 • by Dave Wolfe ( 226 Posted in CADWorx
(, Equipment (
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Today’s topic grows out of a discussion held at CADWorx University 2010 between my
esteemed colleague, Kyle Pope and edit: the Canadian “an esteemed Canadian
colleague” Rod Abbott. They were trying to decide the best way to put nozzles on
existing equipment. I happen to have my own take on that particular problem.
A couple criteria define which method to choose when using someone else’s
non-CADWorx 3D model. First, is it accurate? Second, is it overly complex?
If the model isn’t accurate, we have to create it from scratch anyways. The second item
is easier to handle since we can remove objects. If the model includes bolts or a similar
level of detail, you will probably need to delete some of the finer objects. Especially if
your model starts to get large, over-detailing will quickly lead to extremely slow
Keep in mind, our sole object is to enable the connections for piping. Presumably if we
are trying to use someone else’s model, we are not also sending it between PV Elite and
CADWorx Equipment.
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The first step is to get a model. I found one here:
/?q=Heat+Exchanger+Heads (
/?q=Heat+Exchanger+Heads) It’s a good practice to ask your vendors for a 3D model.
Some already have them created, others may get them created for you. It never hurts to
The model I choose only has four connections, but it is in metric units. I’ve scaled mine to
Imperial due to my aversion to working in metric.
The trick I prefer to use is to create a small welded flat head, and put a nozzle on the end
of it. Then you can move the nozzle to the location you need it. Make sure to grab all of
the parts (the Equipment X and nodes) when you move it.
Start a new piece of equipment (I named mine 160E1):
Choose a welded flat head:
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By default the welded flat head is quite large. Change the diameter 8 1/4” so we can
match the reinforcement pad behind the nozzle. Also on the Placement Tab change the
orientation to horizontal, and rotate it to 270 deg. You should have something similar to
Interestingly enough we should be able to line up the welded flat head with the red part of
the nozzle. The easiest way to do this is by choosing the Specify On Screen option under
the Location settings on the Placement tab.
By trial and error, I found the welded flat head should be about 3/4” long to match the red
base of the nozzle. Now let’s place a nozzle on it.
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The nozzle is 3 1/2” rated for 150 lbs. I changed the flange to Raised Face Slip On as
well. The last dimension to tweak is the Outside Projection which by measuring is
determined to be 3 3/4”.
Our nozzle lines up and is the correct size to match. The finishing touch will be to move
the nozzle so that the node on the face of flange lines up exactly with the original nozzle.
Start the MOVE command, do a solid window from the top left to the bottom right and hit
enter to confirm the selection. Notice that we included the X which is the vessel
intelligence and then nodes associated with our nozzle.
Then we can grab the center of our nozzle, and snap it to the center of the original
nozzle. The original is slightly larger than ours, so the nozzle is hidden by the existing
shape. The same process can be repeated for any connection. Remember that you can
have multiple pieces of equipment with the same tag in the same drawing file.
Connect to the nozzle the same way as you would with any other equipment nozzle. An
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iso connecting to this nozzle should look like this:
Happy Piping!
Nozzles in CADWorx Plant Pro to ISOGEN
Posted on January 28, 2009 ( • by
Kyle Pope ( 223 Posted in CADWorx (
/category/cadworx/), Equipment (, ISOGEN

Nozzles in ISOGEN

A small trick, that some might not know about geƫng Nozzle informaƟon into
ISOGEN. SomeƟmes, we run into those pieces of equipment that just don’t fit the
mold for what our Equipment module can do for us, or we get packaged equipment
from a vendor with a good enough model to use in ours. That happens. This doesn’t
mean however that we can’t get the equipment and nozzle info into ISOGEN.

If you have to use something other than CADWorx Equipment to make your
equipment, make sure to use Long Weldneck (LWN) flanges for the nozzles. Once
you’ve inserted the LWN in, do a component edit, and go to the TAG field. Type in your
equipment name and nozzle number there. Isogen will then recognize what you are
trying to do and make it into a nozzle for you on your ISO’s.

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