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CAESAR II Statics: Quick Build Model

CAESAR II Statics: Quick Build Model Video Five
(Reference Video: C2_S_Quick_Build_V5)

1. You should have your model looking like the image below. We are going to be working with the
long run, which is the yellow highlighted section and the current element.

We want to break the long element to drop in support points along the run.

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PipingDesignOnline Video Training CAESAR II Statics: Quick Build Model 2. Click to see the plot and the data. 3. LLC . Select the long run to highlight the element. We have a series of buttons here to manipulate our existing data. We want to break this long element into 17 equal elements. We are looking at the 102 M long run. and then click Classic Piping Input to see that the yellow pipe is the current element at 40 to 50. so we do not have to trot along this piping system from one node to the next. What we want to use is the Break command. 42 Copyright© 2015 All Rights Reserved CAD Training Technologies. Delete the current element We have Insert An Element-either before or after the current element Break The Current Element is what we want. We are trying to take advantage of the repetition in this model. 4.

PipingDesignOnline Video Training CAESAR II Statics: Quick Build Model 5. These radio buttons control the single node and multiple node options. 9. all equally spaced along the run. so we are going to use the Insert Multiple Nodes option. I can use the bottom part of the screen if I want to add several nodes. 7. 6. We want to put in multiple nodes in the model. The Break command has two different areas. LLC . Click Break. add one more node. 43 Copyright© 2015 All Rights Reserved CAD Training Technologies. When you want to add extra nodes. We have the top area if I want to add a single node on the run. or more nodes. Click Insert Multiple Nodes to activate the bottom section of cells. 8. a single node anywhere along the run. there are two ways to do that.

When I select elsewhere on the screen CAESAR II automatically inserts the Node Step. LLC .I want to break the 102 M long run into x number of elements 11. 12. Select another point on the screen such as the Node Step box. If I wanted to put a node in the mid span of a run between two supports. You can either specify the total number you want to break this into-. When we use the multiple node information. Using the Node Step is not going to help us. We use the Length of each element option to make sure that we got the right count. I want 17. 16. we see that the length of each element is 6M. I can use multiple insert and break it into two. and up to 50. This automatically places it at the middle of the run making this a very useful tool. This is exactly what we want. because I counted 17 bays between those vents. Alternatively. 42. If I say 40 to 50. the nodes are all equally spaced. That can break this one element into 10 elements. 18. 14. I can use a Node Step. The Node Step came out as zero because CASEAR II could not give a node step that fit between the nodes evenly. 15. It also automatically inserts the Length of each element. 13. 17. 43.PipingDesignOnline Video Training CAESAR II Statics: Quick Build Model 10. 44 Copyright© 2015 All Rights Reserved CAD Training Technologies. because the node step references the From and To node of the element. Type 17 in the Total Number of Break Elements box. so the node step does not work for this situation. I could put 41. However. my smallest node step is one.

43 and just keeps on going. Type 40 in the Get Support From Node. Click OK. It goes by ones from 40. The nodes keep on going one node at a time in sequence to 57. 42. we put in the restraints at node 40 and at node 50. and then we get to 50. 45 Copyright© 2015 All Rights Reserved CAD Training Technologies. 21. I did not have to go around by hand and add these extra restraints. since we used 50 in the model. What if it is at 40? I want to use it at all of these new nodes.PipingDesignOnline Video Training CAESAR II Statics: Quick Build Model 19. however. Zoom in to see all the restraints in the model. which are very important. There are 17 new elements in the model. We now need to take care of our support nodes. We want to duplicate them at every support. 23. If you recall. 41. 22. LLC . that it has to skip over 50. CAESAR II now gives us all these extra nodes. 20. Notice.

Now. we want to use the Insert command. When we build the loops. 26. it is the second full bay The fourth after that One Two Three One The sixth Two Three Four Five 25. So. This is the layout of this line. we are going to build it at the right point. The loops are at the second. We are going to add a loop after the second support. then at the sixth. Zoom in. LLC . You can see here a different picture of the same thing. Here we are coming down There is node 40 That is node 41 46 Copyright© 2015 All Rights Reserved CAD Training Technologies. then at the fourth.PipingDesignOnline Video Training CAESAR II Statics: Quick Build Model 24. but we still have to drop in three expansion loops.

but I want to be able to use sequential numbers. I want to put in this loop in the model so that it is after 41. over.PipingDesignOnline Video Training CAESAR II Statics: Quick Build Model 27. 29. LLC . but let us look at it a different way. We are going to have to add the pipe up. and back. We are going to be out of sequence. 28. Zoom to see the entire model. We are calling this 41. 47 Copyright© 2015 All Rights Reserved CAD Training Technologies. It is OK to be like that.

We have an arrow with a box behind it.PipingDesignOnline Video Training CAESAR II Statics: Quick Build Model 30. We want to select the entire model. and then dragging the blue box around the entire model. There are two options to select components in CAESAR II: • • We have an arrow to select an individual element. to select a group of elements. Click Select Group. We want to select a group of elements. LLC . 48 Copyright© 2015 All Rights Reserved CAD Training Technologies. Select the whole model by clicking.

35. and Change sequence. then type 10 in the Node Increment box to increment by tens. Type 10 in the Start Node box to start from node 10. 33. Invert. 34. Renumber. Get your model to this point. We want to drop the first loop in between 50 and 60. What used to be node 41 is now node 50. and then click OK. Duplicate. We now want to use the Renumber command. LLC . Then. select Renumber in the Block Renumber dialog box. 49 Copyright© 2015 All Rights Reserved CAD Training Technologies. Delete. and we can continue with the loops. 32. You can also navigate to Global > Nodes. We now have nice clean numbering in our model.PipingDesignOnline Video Training CAESAR II Statics: Quick Build Model 31. I want to Renumber. There is a list of buttons to the right to Rotate.