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SmartPlant 3D

Tutorials for HVAC

Version 1

January 2008

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Session 1: HVAC: An Overview .............................................................................................................................. 1 Session 2: Designing HVAC Equipment.................................................................................................................. 7 Session 3: Routing a Duct ........................................................................................................................................ 39 SP3D HVAC Session 4: Placing Fittings ................................................................................................................. 72 Session 5: Inserting Components ............................................................................................................................. 78 Session 6: Placing Splits ........................................................................................................................................... 92 SP3D HVAC Session 7: Modifying HVAC Duct Runs ........................................................................................... 98

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The objects in the model are path features that identify the functionality that is supposed to occur at specific points along the duct path. The features identify ends. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 1 of 6 1 . the cross-section size of the feature path. Placement and routing are specification driven. turns (change in direction). SP3D uses the specification of the selected duct run. bellmouth and exhaust hood during design.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: HVAC: An Overview Session 1: HVAC: An Overview Objective: By the end of this session. you will be able to: • Identify the tasks that can be performed in the HVAC environment. and components that are placed along the duct path. filters. Figure 1: Tasks > HVAC Command © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. and the active placement point to provide the designer a list of valid component types as part of its modeling routine. To access the HVAC environment in SP3D. transitions. flanges. The HVAC task uses point-by-point route design and inserts duct components such as dampers. click the Tasks > HVAC command as shown in Figure 1. Prerequisite Session: • SP3D Overview Overview: The HVAC task creates a three-dimensional (3-D) representation of duct systems in your model. branches.

If a duct system exists in your model. Figure 2 shows the duct feature model and the relationships between features. The path feature of the duct is linked to a cross-section that is used to define the shape of the duct. you can route duct runs and arrange the duct runs as children in the system hierarchy. The following are the various duct features that you can define in the HVAC environment: o Turn Feature: This feature represents a deviation in a path resulting in a turn. constitutes a deviation in path from the existing straight projection as shown in Figure 3. material. Ducts utilize transitions to connect different segments of the duct run that have different dimensions or shapes. and values of maximum recommended velocity and pressure loss. and is typically a child of a duct system in the Workspace Explorer. such as elbows. change direction of a duct. Duct run is a duct path with the same specification. Duct Runs: A run is a collector of features and parts. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 2 of 6 2 . Features are not displayed in the Workspace Explorer because of their ability to own several parts. Duct Features: A feature is a child to a run and a parent to a part. Turn features. An example would be three data points provided by a user. These cross-sections provide an outline of the shape of the duct.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: HVAC: An Overview Before you start modeling. if not in-line with the first set. The first two data points generate a straight feature. • • © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. while the feature provides the geometry path. you need to become familiar with the duct feature model and all the objects that play a role in routing a duct system. miter elbows and gooseneck elbows. It also provides the Catalog specification from which you can choose the parts. which represent a portion of a duct system. Figure 2: Duct Feature Model • Duct systems: A duct system is a way of organizing duct runs within the system hierarchy and controlling the specifications that can be used within that system. The third data point.

and joint sleeve. An end feature represents either end of a physical duct run as shown in Figure 4. It divides a duct along a straight section into two straight features to connect the ends of the two ducts at the cut location. The result is a feature that must © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation o o o Last Updated: December 18. Basic geometric principles dictate that two points define a line. where a port exists on a part that is managed by the run. Straight Feature: The path of this feature describes a straight line. based on the nature of the addition to the run. coupling. and port 2 are collinear. the origin. thus the straight section of a duct run is a straight feature as shown in Figure 4. flange set. Transition Feature: The path of this feature is defined by a transition between crosssections or sizes or other defining constraints that result in the first port of the part being fundamentally different from the second port. wyes and crosses. o End Feature Straight Feature Figure 4: End and Straight Features in a Duct o Split Feature: This feature represents a break and a joint in the duct. Branch Feature: This feature represents junctions whose path is defined by branching components.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: HVAC: An Overview Figure 3: Turn Feature o End Feature: This feature acts as a place holder for future connections to the run. independent of the header connections. The third port of a branch feature will always (by rule) constitute a new run. such as butt welding. it is removed and replaced with another feature. This feature is defined by two linear data points from a user. Along Leg Feature: This feature represents in-line components such as dampers or filters where port 1. It is located at the end of a run. When an end feature is connected to a run. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 3 of 6 3 . such as tees.

Equipment: Equipment may have one or more HVAC nozzles through which the connections to the duct systems are made. Common Tasks in the HVAC Environment: When you are in the HVAC environment. duct crosssection. It allows you to change a duct to all possible combinations. a flange and a duct part. The transition feature modifies the cross-section of a duct run. • You will now learn about the common tasks that can be performed in this environment. HVAC equipment like fans. for example. It contains definition of the connection like flow direction. and air handling units can be modeled directly in the model or can be placed from the Catalog if they are available in your project.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: HVAC: An Overview close the gap between these parts. chillers. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 4 of 6 4 . • Duct Parts: A part is a physical component that comprises of a feature and is generally selected by the software. Currently this object does not generate any connection parts. HVAC Nozzles: An HVAC nozzle is the connect point between duct parts and equipments. Figure 5 shows some examples of duct parts that represent a portion of a duct system. The highlighted portion of the figure shows a section of the Workspace Explorer containing the hierarchy of duct parts. you can perform the following tasks by using commands available on the vertical toolbar as shown in Figure 6. Using the Equipment task. and size. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. Figure 5: Duct Parts in the System Hierarchy • • Connections: A connection is an object that connects two parts.

You can access the Flow Calculator by using the Tools > Flow Calculator command in the HVAC environment. the specification assigned to that run. You can perform this task by using the Route Duct command on the vertical toolbar. to divide the duct run into sections.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: HVAC: An Overview Figure 6: HVAC Commands on the Vertical Toolbar • Create and route a duct run: You can create a new duct run and a branch from a duct run. air velocity. the run name. While adding in-line components. and duct sizes on duct straight sections. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 5 of 6 5 . Insert in-line and surface-mounted components: You can insert in-line components that are not placed automatically during routing. and route a duct run to or from nozzles and features. and other components to a duct run. The Insert Transition command creates duct transitions. • • • The HVAC tasks help you to create HVAC objects and edit their properties. The transition feature can only be inserted on an existing end feature or HVAC port. For example. reducing components. You can add these components either during the routing of a duct run or after the duct run has been routed. The calculations are based on straight sections with no loss coefficients available for fittings and use the Equal Friction Design Method. The Insert In-line Component command adds inline components. the software provides access to commands to change the parent system. such as a flange or a butt weld. Insert features: You can insert features to create more intricate duct routes that divide. For more information related to the HVAC system. such as a feature or a duct run. and properties such as duct thickness. You can use any split feature defined in the reference data. You can also add surface-mounted components at a specified location. SP3D automatically splits a duct and adds necessary transitions. branch. Perform partial calculations: You can use the Flow Calculator to estimate the flow rate. pressure loss. The Insert Surface Mount Component command inserts a surface-mounted component on the surface of a section of the duct. extend an existing run. refer to the following topics in the user guide HVACUsersGuide. It is important to note that this calculator is not an analysis program.pdf: • • HVAC: An Overview Routing To or From Features: An Overview © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. if you select a duct run for modification. and change cross-sections. the software displays the appropriate ribbon with commands that allow you to edit that object. The Insert Split command on the vertical toolbar divides the duct into sections. When you select an object.

2.htm. 4.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: HVAC: An Overview • Adding Features to a Duct Run: An Overview You can access HVACUsersGuide. List the duct features that you can define in the HVAC task environment. Quiz: 1.pdf from HVACPrintGuide. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 6 of 6 6 . 3. What is a transition feature? What is the function of an HVAC nozzle? What is a Flow Calculator? © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18.

4 ft for C Nozzle 1 Nozzle 2 HVAC Port HVAC Port 0. HVAC equipment can also be modeled directly in the model. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 7 Page 1 of 32 . AHU-01 under the HVAC system in the Workspace Explorer using the following specifications: Type Specifications Name Equipment type Design Equipment Equipment Classification 0 Equipment Classification 1 Shape Shape Properties Specifications Port Type Thickness Flange Width Values AHU-01 Variable Volume Air Distribution Assembly HVAC equipment Air Handling Unit SolidRectangular 001 8 ft for A. In this case. a user has to select a type definition from the Catalog for the HVAC equipment. you will be able to: • Design HVAC equipment in a model. Graphical representation of this HVAC equipment is built using primitive shapes. Type definition determines property set associated with the HVAC equipment. you will learn the steps to design the following HVAC equipment: • Air Handling Unit (AHU) • Rectangular and round diffusers • Grill • Register Steps for Designing an AHU: Design an AHU.25 in 0 0 Nozzle © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18.25 in 0. Using the Equipment and Furnishings task. and equipment components. Prerequisite Sessions: • • • SP3D Overview SP3D Common sessions SP3D Equipment sessions Overview: HVAC equipment is a custom assembly that contains members such as HVAC nozzles. 6 ft for B. shapes. In this session. These equipments are called designed equipment.SP3D HVAC: Designing HVAC Equipment Session 2: Designing HVAC Equipment Objective: By the end of this session. you can select HVAC equipment from the SP3D Catalog and position them in a 3D model.

Activate the Equipment and Furnishings environment by clicking Tasks > Equipment and Furnishings on the Common toolbar. In the dialog box. 3. 1. Figure 1:The Air Handling Unit Before designing the HVAC equipment. Activate Pinpoint under the Tools menu. 2. define the workspace to show Unit U06. Set the Active Permissions Group to HVAC. Figure 2 shows the required coordinate system selected. The Select Coordinate System dialog box opens. 2 ft for El placing. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. Click the More… option in the Coordinate system drop-down box. expand A2 > U06 > HVAC > Grids and select HVAC_CS.SP3D HVAC: Designing HVAC Equipment Flow Direction Nozzle Length Port Depth Name Width Depth Cross Section Shape Placement Type N1 N2 OR1 OR2 Flow leave this port 1 in 0 SP-01 3 ft 2 ft Rectangle Radial 4 ft 2 ft 1 in 270 degrees 0 Flow enters this port 1 in 0 RT-01 2 ft 2ft Rectangle Axial 8 ft 1 in 0 0 0 Place the designed AHU in Unit U06 with active coordinate system HVAC_CS at the coordinates 31 ft for E. Click OK to set the active coordinate system as HVAC_CS. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 8 Page 2 of 32 . 4 ft for N. the AHU looks as shown in Figure 1.

In the dialog box. Figure 3 shows the option highlighted. The Select Equipment Type dialog box opens.SP3D HVAC: Designing HVAC Equipment Figure 2: Active coordinate System: HVAC_CS 4. Click the Set Target to Origin option on the PinPoint ribbon to set the origin of the active coordinate system as the target. Figure 4: Place Designed Equipment Command 6. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. Click the Place Designed Equipment button on the vertical toolbar as shown in Figure 4. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 9 Page 3 of 32 . Figure 3: Set Target to Origin Option 5. expand Equipment > HVAC > Air Distribution > Variable Volume Air Distribution Assembly to select the required design equipment as shown in Figure 5.

In the dialog box.SP3D HVAC: Designing HVAC Equipment Figure 5: Required Equipment Type Selected 7. The Select System dialog box opens. The Design Equipment Properties dialog box opens as shown in Figure 6. Key-in AHU-01 in the Name field to name this equipment. Click OK. Click the drop-down list in the System field and select the More… option. Figure 7 shows AHU highlighted in the Select System dialog box. 9. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 10 Page 4 of 32 . © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. expand A2 > U06 > HVAC > AHU to select the required system and click OK. Figure 6: The Equipment Name Highlighted 8.

4 ft for N. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 11 Page 5 of 32 . Figure 8: The Values of E. Switch to the Definition tab and key-in the Part Number as AHU-01. N. Key-in the values 31ft for E. EL in the Position and Orientation Category 11. Select the Position and Orientation option in the category drop-down list under the Occurrence tab to specify the position of the equipment. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18.SP3D HVAC: Designing HVAC Equipment Figure 7: The Required System Selected 10. and 2 ft for El as shown in Figure 8.

Figure 10 shows the required shape highlighted.SP3D HVAC: Designing HVAC Equipment 12. 13. Figure 9: The Equipment Classifications 0 and 1 Selected 14. Ensure that the Equipment Classification 1 value is set to Air Handling Unit as shown in Figure 9 and click OK. Click the Place Shape button and select the SolidRectangular 001 to specify the shape of the design equipment. Click the Equipment Classification 0 drop-down list and select the HVAC Equipment option. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 12 Page 6 of 32 . © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18.

6 ft for B and 4 ft for C as shown in Figure 11. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. Change the Name of the shape to AHU-BOX and key-in the values: 8 ft for A. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 13 Page 7 of 32 .SP3D HVAC: Designing HVAC Equipment Figure 10: The Required Shape Selected 15. The Shape Properties dialog box opens.

4 ft for N. Key-in 31 ft for E. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18.SP3D HVAC: Designing HVAC Equipment Figure 11: The Equipment Renamed as AHU Box and Dimensions Mentioned 16. Figure 12: The Coordinates for Placing the AHU The designed AHU is shown in Figure 13. Click OK to close the Shape Properties dialog box. Figure 13: The Designed AHU 17. and 2 ft for El on the PinPoint ribbon as shown in Figure 12 and click in the graphic view to place the unit. Click the Place Nozzle button to place HVAC nozzles on this equipment. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 14 Page 8 of 32 .

set the nozzle properties as highlighted in Figure 15. In the Occurrence tab. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18.SP3D HVAC: Designing HVAC Equipment 18. Figure 14 shows the required port type highlighted. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 15 Page 9 of 32 . Select HVAC Port as the Port Type. The Nozzle Properties dialog box opens. Figure 14: The Port Type Selected 19.

© Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. Set the values as shown in Figure 16.SP3D HVAC: Designing HVAC Equipment Figure 15 : The Dimensions Selected 20. Click the Location tab and select Radial from the Placement Type drop-down list. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 32 Page 10 of 16 .

25 in 0 Flow enters this Port 0 0 2 1 in © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18.SP3D HVAC: Designing HVAC Equipment Figure 16 : The Position Specifications Selected The nozzle is placed as highlighted in Figure 17. Figure 17 : The Placed Nozzle Highlighted 21. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 32 Page 11 of 17 . Repeat steps 13-15 to place the second nozzle with the following properties: On the Occurrence tab: Thickness Flange Width Flow Direction Port Depth Flange Projection Port Index Nozzle Length 0.

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Name Width Depth Cross Section Shape On the Location tab: Placement Type N1 N2 OR1 OR2

RT-01 2 ft 2 ft Rectangle Axial 8 ft 1 in 0 0 degree 0 degree

The second nozzle is placed and looks as highlighted in Figure 18.

Figure 18 : The Second Nozzle Placed

Steps for Designing Diffusers:
Just like you designed AHU-01 in the previous activity, you design diffusers by using existing shapes in the Catalog and then, modifying the required properties. You then appropriately name the designed equipment. Design rectangular and round diffusers under the Supply Devices system in the Workspace Explorer with the following specifications: Specifications for Rectangular Diffuser Type Specification Name Equipment type Equipment Classification 0 Equipment Classification 1 Equipment Classification 2 Shape Shape Properties Values D24X24REC8 Generic Aides HVAC Equipment Air Moving Devices and Components Diffuser D-BOX 2 in for A, 2ft 0 in for B, 2ft for C
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Port Type Thickness Flange Width Flow Direction Nozzle Length Port Depth Name Width Depth Cross Section Shape Placement Type N1 N2 OR1 OR2

HVAC Port 0 0 Flow enters this port 1 in 0 Neck 8 in 8 in Rectangle Axial -1 in 0 0 0

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Place the designed rectangular diffuser in Unit U06 at coordinates 20 ft for E, -20 ft for N, and 0 ft for El. The view of the diffuser after being placed looks as shown in Figure 19.

Figure 19: The Rectangular Diffuser

Specifications for Round Diffuser Type Specification Name Equipment Type Equipment Classification 0 Equipment Classification 1 Equipment Classification 2 Shape Shape Properties Port Type Thickness Flange Width Flow Direction Values D24X24RND8 Generic Aides HVAC Equipment Air Moving Devices and Components Diffuser D-BOX A=2 in, B=2 ft, C=2 ft HVAC Port 0 0 Flow enters this port

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Nozzle Length Port Depth Name Width Depth Cross Section Shape Placement Type N1 N2 OR1 OR2

1 in 0 Neck 8 in 8 in Round Axial -1 in 0 0 0

Place the designed round diffuser in Unit U06 at coordinates E=23 ft, N=-20 ft, and El=0 ft. The view of the round diffuser after being placed looks as highlighted in Figure 20.

Figure 20 : The Round Diffuser Placed

Steps for Designing the Rectangular Diffuser:
1. 2. Click the Place Designed Equipment button on the vertical toolbar. The Select Equipment Type dialog box opens. In this dialog box, expand Equipment > Vehicles and Miscellaneous > Generic Aides as shown in Figure 21 and click OK.

Figure 21:The Required Equipment Type Selected

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The Design Equipment Properties dialog box opens. In this dialog box, change the Name to D24X24REC8.
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and 0 ft for El as shown in Figure 23.SP3D HVAC: Designing HVAC Equipment 4. Figure 22: The Required System Selected 5. Switch to the Position and Orientation category and key in the values 20 ft for E. -20 ft for N. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 32 Page 15 of 21 . Figure 23 : The Position Specifications Selected © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. Expand A2 > U06 > HVAC > Supply > Devices in the System field as shown in Figure 22 to select the appropriate system.

Click Window > Tile Horizontally on the Common toolbar to set the active view. Switch to the Definition tab and make changes as shown in Figure 24 and click OK. Figure 24 : The Properties Selected The local coordinate system for the design equipment now appears in the graphic view as shown in Figure 25.SP3D HVAC: Designing HVAC Equipment 6. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. Figure 25 : The Coordinates for the Equipment 7. use the Up arrow key to change the axis of rotation to Y-axis (blue color). Now. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 32 Page 16 of 22 . Then use the Left arrow key to rotate the triad so that X-axis is pointing downwards as shown in Figure 26.

The Shape Properties dialog box opens. 2 ft for B. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 32 Page 17 of 23 . Figure 27 : The Dimensions Selected 11. In the dialog box. The Shapes dialog box opens. select the RectangularSolid 001 shape. Click in the graphic view to place the shape as shown in Figure 28. Click on the Place Shape button. key-in the values 20 ft for East. and 2 ft for C. 10. and click OK. -20 ft for North. 9. Figure 27 shows the dimensions highlighted. On the PinPoint ribbon. Key in the values 2 in for A. and 0 ft for Elevation. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18.SP3D HVAC: Designing HVAC Equipment Figure 26 : The Coordinates after Rotating Directions 8.

14. Figure 29 : The Equipment Named as D-Box 13.SP3D HVAC: Designing HVAC Equipment Figure 28 : The Position Selected 12. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. Rename the shape as D-Box in the Name field on the ribbon as shown in Figure 29. The Nozzle Properties dialog box opens. Click the Place Nozzle button and select the D-BOX shape as the nozzle parent. Change the properties as mentioned below: On the Occurrence tab: Thickness Flange Width Flow Direction Port Depth Flange Projection Port Index Nozzle Length Name Width Depth Cross Section Shape On the Location tab: Placement Type N1 N2 OR1 OR2 0 0 Flow enters this Port 0 0 1 1 inch Neck 8 inches 8 inches Rectangle Axial -1 inch 0 0 degree 0 degree Figure 30 shows the designed rectangular diffuser. 15. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 32 Page 18 of 24 . click on the Port Type drop down list to select HVAC Port. In the dialog box.

Now. Figure 31 : The Copy Command Selected 2. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. Click on the Edit Menu and select Copy as shown in Figure 31. click to select the center of the port as a reference point as shown in Figure 32.SP3D HVAC: Designing HVAC Equipment Figure 30: Rectangular Diffuser For designing a round diffuser you copy the rectangular diffuser placed in the previous activity and paste it at the specified location. Finally you name the designed round diffuser. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 32 Page 19 of 25 . Select the shape D24X24REC8 in the Workspace Explorer. You then modify the specifications and properties of the diffuser to design it as required. Steps for Designing the Round Diffuser: 1.

Select the Paste command under the Edit menu. -20 for N. Figure 33 : The Paste in Place Option Highlighted 5.SP3D HVAC: Designing HVAC Equipment Figure 32 : The Center Selected as the Reference Point 3. 0 for El on the ribbon and click to place the equipment as highlighted in the Figure 34. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. The Paste dialog box appears as shown in Figure 33. Key-in the coordinates as 23 for E. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 32 Page 20 of 26 . 4. Ensure that the Paste in place check box is not selected and click OK.

Change the name of the new shape to D24X24RND8 as shown in Figure 35. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. Select HVAC Nozzle in the Locate Filter drop-down list. Figure 35 : The New Equipment Name 7. Neck. under D24X24RND8 in the Workspace Explorer as shown in Figure 36. Select the nozzle.SP3D HVAC: Designing HVAC Equipment Figure 34 : The Placed Equipment Highlighted 6. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 32 Page 21 of 27 .

2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 32 Page 22 of 28 . Figure 37 shows this option selected and highlighted. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. Click OK to accept the change. Click on the Properties button on the ribbon to open its property page.SP3D HVAC: Designing HVAC Equipment Figure 36 : Neck Selected Under Supply Devices 8. Change the cross section shape to Round.

SP3D HVAC: Designing HVAC Equipment Figure 37 : Round Option Selected for Cross Section Shape Figure 38 shows the designed round diffuser. Figure 38: Round Diffuser Steps for Designing a Grill: Design a grill G18X12REC12X8 under the Return Devices system with the following specifications: Type Design Equipment Specification Name Equipment Type Equipment Classification 0 Equipment Last Updated: December 18. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Values G18X12REC12X8 Generic Aides HVAC Equipment Air Moving Devices Page 23 © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation 32 of 29 .

1 ft for C HVAC Port 0 0 Flow leaves this port 1 in 0 Neck 1 ft 8 in Rectangle Axial -1 in 0 0 0 Nozzle Place the grill in Unit U06 at coordinates 27 ft for E. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 32 Page 24 of 30 . 1.SP3D HVAC: Designing HVAC Equipment Classification 1 Equipment Classification 2 Shape Shape Properties Port Type Thickness Flange Width Flow Direction Nozzle Length Port Depth Name Width Depth Cross Section Shape Placement Type N1 N2 OR1 OR2 and Components Grills G-BOX 2 in for A. The view of the Grill after being placed looks as highlighted in Figure 39. Figure 39 : The Placed Grill Before placing the equipment. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. ensure that you are in the Equipment and Furnishings task. Copy-paste the diffuser D24X24REC8 and place it under the Return system devices in the Workspace Explorer as shown in Figure 40. -20’ ft for N. 1 ft 6 in for B. have defined your workspace to include A2 > U06 and have activated PinPoint. and 0 ft for El.

and click OK. Figure 41 : The Placed Equipment 3. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. Figure 42 : The Grill Name Highlighted 4.SP3D HVAC: Designing HVAC Equipment Figure 40 : Devices Selected under Returns System 2. 0 ft for El on the ribbon and click to place the equipment as highlighted in the Figure 41. In the Definition tab of the Equipment Properties dialog box. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 32 Page 25 of 31 . Figure 43 shows the required option selected and highlighted. Key-in the coordinates as 27 ft for E. Part Number to G18X12REC12X8. -20 ft for N. change Equipment Classification 2 to Grills. Rename the equipment as G18X12REC12X8 as shown in Figure 42.

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Figure 43 : The Equipment Classification Selected as Required

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Select Shape in the Locate Filter drop-down list. Select Shape, D-BOX under G18X12REC12X8 in the Workspace Explorer and change the name to G-BOX. Now, open the property page for G-BOX by clicking on the Properties button on the ribbon. Key in the values 2 in for A, 1 ft 6 in for B, and 1 ft for C as shown in Figure 44 and click OK.

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Figure 44 : The Grill Properties Selected as Required

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Select HVAC Nozzle in the Locate Filter drop-down list. Select Neck (HVAC port) under G18X12REC12X8 in the Workspace Explorer and open its property page. Change the Width to 1 ft and Depth to 8 in as shown in Figure 45.

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Figure 45 : The Grill Dimensions Selected as Required

Figure 46 shows the designed grill.

Figure 46: Grill

Steps for Designing a Register:
Design a register R18X12REC12X8 under the Return Devices system in the Workspace Explorer with the following specifications: Type Design Equipment Specification Name Equipment type Equipment Classification 0 Equipment Values R18X12REC12X8 Generic Aides HVAC Equipment Air Moving Devices
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SP3D HVAC: Designing HVAC Equipment Classification 1 Equipment Classification 2 Shape Shape Properties Port Type Thickness Flange Width Flow Direction Nozzle Length Port Depth Name Width Depth Cross Section Shape Placement Type N1 N2 OR1 OR2 and Components Register R-BOX 2 in for A. 1 ft 6 in for B. Figure 47 : The Placed Design Register Highlighted Before placing the equipment. Key-in the coordinates as E=29 ft. Copy-paste the grill G18X12REC12X8 and place it under the Return Device system in the Workspace Explorer. 1. ensure that you are in the Equipment and Furnishings task. The view of the Register after being placed looks as shown in Figure 47. N= -20 ft. N=-20 ft. El=0 ft on the ribbon and click to place the © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 32 Page 29 of 35 . and El=0 ft. 1 ft for C HVAC Port 0 0 Flow leaves this port 1 in 0 Neck 8 in 8 in Rectangle Axial -1 in 0 0 0 Nozzle Place the register in Unit U06 at coordinates E=29 ft. have defined your workspace to include A2 > U06 and have activated PinPoint under the Tools menu. 2.

Select Shape in the Locate Filter drop-down list. Grill. Diffusers. Register Copying to Catalog: 1. 5.SP3D HVAC: Designing HVAC Equipment register. change Equipment Classification 2 to Register. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. Select the shape G-BOX under R18X12REC12X8 in the Workspace Explorer and change the name to R-BOX as shown in Figure 48. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 32 Page 30 of 36 . On the Definition tab of the Equipment Properties dialog box. Figure 48 : The WSE Showing the Placed AHU. 4. 3. Select the diffuser D24X24REC8 in the Workspace Explorer. Select Equipment in the Locate Filter drop-down list. Part Number to R18X12REC12X8 and click OK. 2. Name the HVAC equipment as R18X12REC12X8. Select Edit > Copy to Catalog.

7. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. For more information related to routing a duct. Figure 51 shows the centre point selected and highlighted. Since we are going to use grid line intersections for placement. Figure 49 : Modules Dialog Box 4. Note: • A center point will be most logical point for placement. Select Bottom SW corner as the placement point. refer to the user guide HVACUsersGuide. the corner point will be used.SP3D HVAC: Designing HVAC Equipment 3. The system prompts for the placement point. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 32 Page 31 of 37 . Repeat the same steps to copy all other equipments to the Catalog. Type D24X24REC8 in the Name field as shown in Figure 50 and press the Enter key. Click Finish to complete adding the equipment to the Catalog. Figure 51 : The Corner Point Highlighted 6.pdf. Click OK. Figure 49 shows the Miscellaneous folder selected. Under type. select More… > HVAC> HV Misc folder to add them in the Miscellaneous folder. Figure 50 : Copy to Catalog ribbon 5.

SP3D HVAC: Designing HVAC Equipment © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 32 Page 32 of 38 .

such as transition and split features. you will be able to: • Route an HVAC duct system by using the Route Duct command. While routing the ducts. insert a division to split the duct run into two sections and place a transition on the smaller division.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Routing a Duct Session 3: Routing a Duct Objective: By the end of this session. In the previous session. This session covers the following tasks: • • • • • • Basic duct routing Inserting duct divisions Inserting transition feature Routing the duct with bends and branches Offset routing Placing reducing elbows Routing a Duct System: Route a duct run from the nozzle SP-1 on the equipment AHU-01 in Unit U06 of your workspace. add a reducing elbow. and route a run to or from nozzles or features. to the duct system. Extend this duct by routing the duct with bends and branches. Add more ducts by using offset routing. you will also add in-line components and transition features to your duct system. a transition feature of turn type. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. In this session. you can add in-line components such as divisions and branches and features. Lastly. Then. You can also extend a duct by adding bends and branches to it. you will extend the duct by routing ducts with bends and branches in different directions. you placed an equipment AHU-01 on which you placed nozzle SP-1. the final view of your model should resemble Figure 1. you will route a duct from this nozzle. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 1 of 33 39 . extend an existing run. you can route a duct manually or use the offset option route a duct. After routing the duct. Prerequisite Sessions: • • SP3D Overview SP3D Common sessions Overview: The HVAC environment allows you to model a comprehensive duct system by routing a duct and adding required objects such as features and components to it. The offset option is useful when you route a duct from one point to another as this option allows you to determine the next point without calculating it manually. After performing these tasks. After you route a duct. This command enables you to create a new duct run. Using the Route Duct command. You can route a duct by using the Route Duct command.

after performing the basic duct routing. Figure 2: Routed Duct © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. While performing the basic duct routing. specify the following settings: • • • System: A2>U06>HVAC>Supply>Ducts Specification: Spec-1 Elevation coordinates: 16 ft The duct . 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 2 of 33 40 .SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Routing a Duct Figure 1: The Final Duct System 1. should look like the section highlighted in Figure 2.

Specify the following setting: • Cell Dimension: 1 ft The division in the duct should look like the highlighted section in Figure 3. The division contains two cells. add a transition feature to the duct.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Routing a Duct 2. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 3 of 33 41 .00 in The transition feature should resemble the section highlighted in Figure 4. Then. Add a division to split the duct run into two sections. Specify the following properties: • • • Width: 1 ft Depth: 1 ft Length: 1 ft 6. Figure 3: Duct Division 3. Figure 4: Transition Feature © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18.

2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 4 of 33 42 .SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Routing a Duct 4. set the following specifications: • Duct with a bend: o Angle: 90. Extend the duct by routing it with a bend and a branch.00 deg o Length: 20 ft The duct with the bend should resemble the highlighted section in Figure 5. While routing or extending the duct. Figure 5: Duct with a Bend • Duct with a branch: o North coordinates: -10 ft o Plane: Plan Plane o Offset: 1 ft o Measured from: Surface by width After adding the duct with the branch. the view of the duct system should resemble the highlighted section in Figure 6. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18.

SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Routing a Duct Figure 6: View of the Ducts with a Bend and a Branch 5. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. The specifications for these ducts are as follows: • Duct 1: o Length: 30 ft The duct should resemble the highlighted section in Figure 7. Figure 7: Duct Routed Above 30 ft • Duct 2: o Angle: 90. Using offset routing. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 5 of 33 43 . add more ducts to the duct system.00 deg The duct should resemble the highlighted section in Figure 8.

2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 6 of 33 44 .SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Routing a Duct Figure 8: Turn Feature Created • Duct 3: o o o o Plane: Plan Plane Angle: 0. Figure 9: Duct Routed Using the Offset Routing • Duct 4: o Angle: 90.00 deg Offset: 1 ft Measured from: Surface by width The duct should resemble the highlighted section in Figure 9.00 deg o Length: 30 ft The duct should resemble the highlighted section in Figure 10. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18.

Figure 11: Duct Routed Above 40 ft After routing duct 5. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 7 of 33 45 . add another transition feature to your duct system.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Routing a Duct Figure 10: Final View of the Routed Duct • Duct 5: o Length: 40 ft The duct should resemble the highlighted section in Figure 11. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. Specify the following settings for this feature: • • • • Width: 1 ft Depth: 1 ft Length: 1 ft 6 in Align: Align Bottom Right The transition feature should resemble the highlighted section in Figure 12.

SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Routing a Duct Figure 12: Transition Feature Placed Route more ducts from this transition feature. • Duct 6: o Plane: Plan Plane o Offset: 1 ft The duct should resemble the highlighted section in Figure 13. Figure 13: Duct Routed from the Transition Feature • Duct 7: o Offset: 1 ft o Measured from: Centreline © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 8 of 33 46 .

© Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 9 of 33 47 . Figure 14: Final View of the Duct • Duct 8: o o o o o North coordinates: -15 ft Width: 1 ft 6 in Depth: 1 ft 6 in Offset: 2 ft Measured from: Centerline The duct should resemble the highlighted section in Figure 15.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Routing a Duct The duct should resemble the highlighted section in Figure 14. Figure 15: Duct with the Branch Placed The view of the model after performing offset routing should resemble Figure 16.

The settings for this duct are as follows: • Length: 20 ft The extended duct should resemble the highlighted section in Figure 18. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 10 of 33 48 .00 deg The reducing elbow should resemble the highlighted section in Figure 17.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Routing a Duct Figure 16: View of the Model After Routing the Duct Using Offset Routing 6. Specify the following settings: • • • • • Type: Turn Width: 1 ft Depth: 1 ft Throat Radius: 1 ft Angle: 90. Add a reducing elbow to the duct system. Figure 17: Reducing Elbow Placed Extend the reducing elbow by routing another duct. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18.

5. Click the Tools > Hide command to hide these grid lines. set the active permission group as HVAC to route the duct. Define your workspace to include Unit U06. 4. The equipment on which you are routing the duct is placed at the first elevation plane. 3. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. you can hide the grid lines located at the second elevation plane. Steps for Performing Basic Duct Routing: 1. To hide these grid lines. change your workspace view to front view by clicking the Front option from the Named Views drop-down list on the PinPoint ribbon. Click the Tools > PinPoint command to activate the PinPoint ribbon. Figure 19: Front Option on the Named Views Drop-Down List on the PinPoint Ribbon 6. change the Active Coordinate System to HVAC_CS. Make sure the objects are assigned to appropriate permission group.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Routing a Duct Figure 18: Extended Duct at 20 ft Before you begin routing the duct system. In this session. So. To move the target to the origin of the active coordinate system. 2. open the HVAC environment. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 11 of 33 49 . Select the grid lines located at the second elevation plane as highlighted in Figure 20. On the PinPoint ribbon. click the Set Target to Origin option on the PinPoint ribbon.

click the Common Views option on the Common toolbar. Click to select the port SP-1 on the equipment AHU-01 as the starting point of the duct. The Common Views dialog box is displayed. Click the Route Duct button on the vertical toolbar. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 12 of 33 50 .SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Routing a Duct Figure 20: Grid Lines Located at Second Elevation Plane Tips: • • While hiding the grid lines. The shortcut menu opens. Click Hide on it. Another way to hide any object is to right-click the object. Figure 21: Isomeric View of the Workspace 8. make sure that you have selected All option in the Locate Filter drop-down list. You might have to switch to different views. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. Change your workspace view to Isometric. such as Looking Plan and Isometric. To change the view. a couple of times during the procedure to get a better view of the area where you are performing a task. Figure 22: Route Duct Button on the Vertical Toolbar 9. 7.

Figure 23: Port SP-1 Selected as the Starting Point of the Duct If the point that you define as the starting point is not an end feature of an existing duct. In the New Duct Run dialog box. 10. specify the following settings: • • System: A2>U06>HVAC>Supply>Ducts Specification: Spec-1 Figure 24: New Duct Run Dialog Box © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Routing a Duct When you click SP-1. then the software automatically displays the New Duct Run dialog box to specify the properties for the new duct. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 13 of 33 51 . the New Duct Run dialog box is displayed.

© Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. After your duct becomes straight. Right-click in the graphic view to terminate the command.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Routing a Duct Tip: • You need to retain the same settings as specified above on the New Duct Run dialog box whenever it appears while performing the subsequent procedures. 11. Figure 25: Setting Elevation on the PinPoint Ribbon This elevation will be set as the end point of your duct and your duct will not move beyond this elevation. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 14 of 33 52 . click in your workspace to place the duct. 13. Figure 26: Duct End Point Set at Elevation 16 ft 0. 12.00 in Tip: • The SmartSketch relationship indicators help you to position your duct correctly while routing. Route the duct upwards and set the value for the elevation coordinates of the duct as 16 ft on the PinPoint ribbon. Click OK on the New Duct Run dialog box to define the duct run properties. Move the duct straight upwards as shown in Figure 26.

Figure 28: Insert In-line Component Button on the Vertical Toolbar 2. you will insert a division in the duct. Steps for Inserting Duct Divisions: 1.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Routing a Duct Figure 27: Routed Duct In the next part of the procedure. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. Select the end feature of the created duct. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 15 of 33 53 . Click the Insert In-line Component button on the vertical toolbar.

Figure 30: More… Option Selected in the Part Drop-Down List 4. In this dialog box.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Routing a Duct Figure 29: End Feature of the Duct Selected 3. Expand Components > Divisions > Division2 until you see the part DivisionW2. As you select the end feature of the duct. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 16 of 33 54 . Select the More… option in this dropdown list. Select this part and click OK. The Select Part dialog box opens. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. the Part drop-down list on the Insert In-line Component ribbon automatically opens. select the type of component you want to insert. You can select the component to be inserted from the Catalog by using this drop-down list.

6. Click the Occurence tab and set the Cell Dimension as 1 ft. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 17 of 33 55 .SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Routing a Duct Figure 31: Select Part Dialog Box 5. To define the properties of the component. click the Properties option on the Insert Inline Component ribbon. Figure 32: Insert Component Settings Dialog Box © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. The Insert Component Settings dialog box appears.

Figure 33: View of the Line Dividing the Duct 8. Figure 34: Duct Division © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 18 of 33 56 .SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Routing a Duct 7. Click OK. Click the Finish option on the Insert In-line Component ribbon to place the division. You will see a line that splits the duct into two divisions.

Retain the properties on this dialog box that you specified while performing the steps to perform basic duct routing and click OK.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Routing a Duct After placing a division. insert a transition feature on the smaller cell of the division. Click the Insert Transition button on the vertical toolbar. the New Duct Run dialog box appears. Figure 35: Insert Transition Button on the Vertical Toolbar 2. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 19 of 33 57 . Figure 36: Smaller Section of the Division Selected 3. You can place the transition feature on an end feature or any HVAC port. specify the following settings: • Width: 1 ft • Length: 1 ft 6. On the Insert Transition ribbon. When you select the smaller section of the division. Select the smaller section of the division as the starting point. Steps for Inserting Transition Feature: 1. Figure 37: Specifying Width and Length on the Insert Transition Ribbon © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18.00 in 4.

the duct can be routed with bends and branches. Figure 38: Outline of the Transition Feature 5. Figure 39: Transition Feature After inserting the transition feature. Click the Finish option on the Insert Transition ribbon to place the transition. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 20 of 33 58 .SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Routing a Duct You will see the outline of the transition feature. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18.

2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 21 of 33 59 . Figure 40: Largest Port of the Duct Run Selected 2. Route the duct in the North direction as shown in Figure 42. there are few differences. However.00 deg • Length: 20 ft Figure 41: Route Duct Ribbon 3. which are listed below: 1. follow the same steps that you followed to perform the basic duct routing.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Routing a Duct Steps for Routing the Duct with Bends and Branches: To create a duct with the bend. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. Specify the following settings on the Route Duct ribbon: • Angle: 90. Select the largest port of the duct run as the starting point as highlighted in Figure 40.

SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Routing a Duct Figure 42: Routing the Duct in the North Direction The duct should resemble the highlighted section in Figure 43. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 22 of 33 60 . If you want to route your duct from an identified reference point in a specified direction along with the specified distance. you can use the Set Offset Reference option from the Offset drop-down list on the Route Duct ribbon. Click the Reposition Target option on the PinPoint ribbon and set the duct with the bend as the target. 1. Route this duct using the offset option on the Route Duct ribbon. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. You do not need to manually route the duct using this option. create a duct with a branch at a distance of -10 ft from the header of this duct. Figure 43: Duct with a Bend Now. The SmartSketch relationship indicators can find this reference point automatically. The offset option allows you to specify a particular distance as a reference point to route the duct.

2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 23 of 33 61 . © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Routing a Duct Figure 44: Setting the Duct with the Bend as the Target 2. You can view your origin at the new location. Click the Route Duct button on the vertical toolbar. 4. Highlight the centerline of the duct by pointing the cursor on it as shown in Figure 46 and click it. specify value of -10 ft for the North coordinate. Figure 45: Origin Set to New Location 3. On the PinPoint ribbon.

6. specify Plane as Plan Plane. The Set Offset Reference dialog box defines three options for offset reference: • Centreline: Selects the centerline of the duct as the reference point • Surface by width: Selects the width surface of the duct as the reference point • Surface by depth: Selects the depth surface of the duct as the reference point Set offset as 1 ft in the Offset box. Figure 47: Routing the Duct from the Highlighted Grid Line 7. The Set Offset Reference dialog box is displayed as shown in Figure 48. The New Duct Run dialog box appears. Change your workspace view to the Looking Plan view and route in the West direction. On the Route Duct ribbon. Route the duct at a distance of 1 ft from the grid line shown in Figure 47. Make sure that the offset reference is set as Surface © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. click Set Offset Reference.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Routing a Duct Figure 46: Centreline of the Duct Highlighted 5. In the Offset drop-down list. Retain the same values as specified for the other ducts and click OK. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 24 of 33 62 .

Figure 49: Projection Line Generated at 1 ft Distance 10. Figure 48: Set Offset Reference Dialog Box 8. The duct should resemble the highlighted section in Figure 50. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 25 of 33 63 . 9.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Routing a Duct by width under the Measured from option and click OK. Move away from the grid line. A vertical projection line will generate at 1 ft distance as specified in the Offset box. Move the cursor to the grid line to add it to the SmartSketch list. Click in the graphic view to finish routing.

Specify Angle as 90. You will route these ducts by performing basic duct routing and by offset routing. expand your duct system by routing ducts from various points in the model. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. The starting point for the first duct is the duct with branch that you placed in the previous procedure as shown in Figure 51.00 deg on the Route Duct ribbon. The duct should resemble the highlighted section in Figure 52.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Routing a Duct Figure 50: Duct with a Branch Steps for Performing Offset Routing: After you have routed the duct with bends and branches. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 26 of 33 64 . Route first two ducts by following the steps to perform basic duct routing. you can route more ducts using the offset routing. Figure 51: Starting Point for the First Duct Figure 52: Duct Routed Above 30 ft 2. Specify Length as 30 ft on the Route Duct ribbon and route in the North direction. 1. In the following procedure. Route the second duct by selecting the end feature of the transition as the starting point as shown in Figure 53.

SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Routing a Duct The routed duct should resemble the highlighted section in Figure 54. 4. Retain the settings in the Set Offset Reference dialog box as specified for the duct with a branch that you routed in the procedure to route the duct with bends and branches. Figure 53: Starting Point for the Second Duct Figure 54: Turn Feature Created Continue routing from the last duct by using offset routing.00 deg Identify the grid line highlighted in Figure 55 to route the duct at a distance of 1 ft from it. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 27 of 33 65 . 3. Figure 55: Routing the Duct at a Distance of 1 ft from the Highlighted Grid Line © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. Specify following settings on the Route Duct ribbon: • Plane: Plan Plane • Angle: 0.

Click to place the duct part. The duct should resemble the highlighted section in Figure 61. move away from the grid line. Now. 6. route the next two ducts by using basic duct routing. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. The vertical projection line will generate at a distance of 1 ft as specified in the Offset drop-down list in the Set Offset Reference dialog box.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Routing a Duct 5. Continue routing from the last duct in the North direction by specifying the following settings on the Route Duct ribbon: • • Angle: 90. The duct part should resemble the highlighted section in Figure 57. route another duct with a Length of 40 ft from a different point as shown in Figure 60. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 28 of 33 66 . Select the grid line you identified to add it to the SmartSketch list as shown in Figure 56.00 deg Length: 30 ft The duct should resemble the highlighted section in Figure 59. Figure 58: Routing Duct in the North Direction Figure 59: Final View of the Routed Duct 7. Figure 56: Projection Line at 1 ft Distance Figure 57: Duct Routed Using the Offset Routing Again. Then.

Place the transition on the end feature of the duct as shown in Figure 62. retain the settings in the Set Offset Reference dialog box as specified for the last duct you routed using the offset option. Also. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 29 of 33 67 . Identify the grid line highlighted in Figure 64 to route the duct at a distance of 1 ft from it. create a transition feature by following the same procedure as the one you followed earlier to insert the transition. To place the transition.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Routing a Duct Figure 60: Routing a Duct From a Different Point Figure 61:Duct Routed Above 40 ft After you have placed various ducts at different points. route more ducts. change your Plane to Plan Plane to © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. Again. 8. specify the following settings on the Insert Transition ribbon: • • • • Width: 1 ft Depth: 1 ft Length: 1 ft 6 in Align: Align Bottom Right The transition feature should resemble the highlighted section in Figure 63. 9. Use the offset routing to place a duct from the end feature of this transition. Figure 62: Starting Point of the Transition Figure 63: Transition Feature Placed From this transition feature.

© Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. Figure 66: Routing Duct Using the Centreline Offset Reference Figure 67: Final View of the Duct 11. Place this branch at 15 ft distance from the start point of the transition by specifying the value for North coordinates as -15 ft. Now. The only change you make at this point is to set the offset reference as centerline of the duct. Select the Centreline option button under the Measured from option in the Set Offset Reference dialog box. Continue routing this duct in the West direction by 1 ft offset from the grid line as highlighted in Figure 66. Figure 64: Grid Line Highlighted Figure 65: Duct Routed from the Transition Feature 10. The duct should resemble the highlighted section in Figure 67.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Routing a Duct view the projection line generated by the offset constraint. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 30 of 33 68 . place a duct with a branch from the transition by relocating the target to the start point of the transition. The duct should resemble the highlighted section in Figure 65.

2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 31 of 33 69 . Figure 69: Routing the Duct at 2 ft Offset Figure 70: Duct with the Branch Placed © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Routing a Duct Figure 68: Target Relocated 12. The steps to place this branch are same as the ones you followed to place a duct with a branch in the procedure to route the duct with bends and branches except that here you need to define the offset using the Set Offset Reference option in the Offset dropdown list. Specifications to create this branch are listed as below: • • • • Width: 1 ft 6 in Depth: 1 ft 6 in Measured from: Centreline Offset: 2 ft Route the duct by the specified offset distance from the grid line highlighted in Figure 69. The duct should resemble the highlighted section in Figure 70.

place a reducing elbow in your model. Select the end feature of the duct as the starting point. so place a transition feature of turn type by following the same procedure as for inserting transitions except the following deviations: 1.00 deg Figure 72: Settings Specified on the Insert Transition Ribbon The turn transition feature should look like the highlighted section in Figure 73. Steps for Placing Reducing Elbows: Reducing elbow is a transition feature. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 32 of 33 70 .SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Routing a Duct Finally. Specify the following settings on the Insert Transition ribbon: • • • • • Type: Turn Width: 1 ft Depth: 1 ft Throat Radius: 1 ft Angle: 90. Figure 71: End Feature of the Duct Selected as the Starting Point 2. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18.

Extend this duct by routing a 20 ft long duct.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Routing a Duct Figure 73: Reducing Elbow Placed 3. Figure 74: Extended Duct at 20 ft For more information related to routing a duct. The extended duct should resemble the highlighted section in Figure 74.pdf: • • Routing To or From Features: An Overview Adding Features to a Duct Run: An Overview © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 33 of 33 71 . refer to the following topics of the user guide HVACUsersGuide.

you will be able to: • Place fittings such as elbows and tees in a ductwork. since a typical ductwork is already routed in the model. you will learn the procedure to place the following fittings using the replace method as shown in figure 1: • Tee • HVAC elbow • HVAC Square elbow • Miter elbow Figure 1: Typical Ductwork © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. Prerequisite Sessions: • • • SP3D Overview SP3D Common sessions Routing a Duct Overview: Fittings can be inserted into an existing ductwork or added to the ends of existing duct paths. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 1 of 7 72 . The part that results from the replace method is a Catalog item that can be purchased and general is reported on a Material Take off Report for purchasing. A typical way to do this is to use the Insert Component command. Since SP3D by default generates part geometry (metal sheet) by taking the cross section shape and size during modeling. In this session. you can replace these parts (metal sheet) with Catalog items.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Placing Fittings SP3D HVAC Session 4: Placing Fittings Objective: By the end of this session.

SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Placing Fittings Steps for Placing a Fitting: Place a Rectangular Tee fitting at an intersection between two duct paths. activate the HVAC task. Figure 3 shows the feature highlighted. ensure that you define the workspace to include Unit U06. Figure 2: The Placed Tee Before placing the fitting. 1. Figure 3: The Selected Feature Highlighted © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. After inserting the tee. Use the QuickPick tool to help you select the Duct Along Leg Feature. Activate PinPoint. and change Locate Filter to Duct Features. set the target to origin. and select HVAC_CS as the coordinate system. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 2 of 7 73 . the view of your model should resemble Figure 2. Select the Duct Along Leg Feature located at the intersection between the two duct paths.

Figure 4: The Duct Feature Ribbon 3. Figure 6 shows the placed HVAC elbow. Expand Branches > Rect Tee to select the RectTee1. To do that. select the turn feature to be inserted by the HVAC elbow and then select the HVAC Elbow part from the Catalog. Select the More… option in the Part drop-down list on the ribbon. you can place an HVAC elbow fitting. Figure 5: Select Part Dialog 4. Click OK to place the tee as shown in Figure 2. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 3 of 7 74 . Figure 5 shows the Catalog part selected. The Duct Feature ribbon opens as shown in Figure 4.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Placing Fittings 2. The Select part dialog box opens. Similarly.

Figure 7: The HVAC Square Throat Elbow Placed The procedure to place a Miter elbow is somewhat different from the procedure for placing other fittings. The figure shows Miter as the selected part type and the required number of Miters selected. Figure 7 shows the placed HVAC Square Throat elbow.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Placing Fittings Figure 6: The HVAC Elbow Placed Perform the same steps that you perform for placing a Rectangular Tee fitting and select the Hsqr ThroatElbow01 part to place an HVAC Square Throat elbow. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 4 of 7 75 . After selecting Miter as the part type. Figure 8: The Duct Feature Ribbon © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. specify the number of Miter elbows you want to place on the Duct Feature ribbon as shown in Figure 8.

refer to the user guide HVACUsersGuide.pdf: © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 5 of 7 76 .SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Placing Fittings Figure 9 shows the placed miter elbow. Figure 9: The Placed Miter Elbow For more information related to inserting fittings.

2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 6 of 7 77 .SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Placing Fittings © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18.

SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Inserting Components Session 5: Inserting Components Objective: By the end of this topic. you will be able to: • Insert components like filters. you can create a more accurate model of the final design. These components also enable efficient routing of air. dampers and hookup connections in a ductwork. The components that you can choose for a particular model are listed in the Select Part dialog box as shown in Figure 1. Pre-Requisite Sessions: • • • • SP3D Overview SP3D Common sessions Routing a Duct Placing Fittings Overview: Components such as hookup connections (branch ports) and dampers help in providing branch or cut off breaks in a duct run. and heat to and from a building. Figure 1: Select Part Dialog Box Steps to Insert Components in a Duct Run: Insert three branch ports and division duct runs in the ductwork of Unit U06. This helps in avoiding needless. By placing components during the routing process. You use the Insert Surface Mount Component and Insert In-line Component button on the vertical toolbar to place components in a duct run. extensive editing of the duct system later. You can choose to place components in a duct run either while routing or after routing the duct run. The view of your model after placing the components should resemble Figure 2. exhaust. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 78 Page 1 of 14 . © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. Then. place a fire damper in this ductwork.

Set the active permission group to HVAC. Click the Zoom Area button on the Common toolbar and zoom in to the area displayed in Figure 3. If you are not in the HVAC environment. Steps to Place Branch Ports and Division Duct Runs: 1. 2. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 79 Page 2 of 14 . 3. Figure 3: Zoomed Area of the Model © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. Define your workspace to include all objects located in Unit U06 system and the coordinate system U06 CS. make sure the objects are assigned to the appropriate permission group.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Inserting Components Figure 2: Final Output-Placed Branch Ports and Division Duct Runs Before starting. select the Tasks > HVAC on the Common toolbar to enable the HVAC environment.

Click to select the starting point of the duct straight feature highlighted in Figure 5 as the reference point to place a branch port. Figure 5: Defined Target for the Branch Port 6. The Select Part dialog box displays a list of the available components that you can © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. Figure 4: Reposition Target Button on the PinPoint Ribbon 5. The Component part dropdown list on the Insert Surface Mount Component ribbon opens as shown in Figure 7. Click the duct straight feature highlighted in Figure 5.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Inserting Components 4. Click the Insert Surface Mount Component button on the vertical toolbar to start placing the branch port. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 80 Page 3 of 14 . Click More… to select the component part you want to place. Figure 7: Component Part Drop-Down List 8. Activate the PinPoint ribbon by clicking the PinPoint button on the Common toolbar and then click the Reposition Target button on the PinPoint ribbon. Figure 6: Insert Surface Mount Component button on the Vertical Toolbar 7.

© Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. Figure 9: Enter Intersection Point Button on the Insert Surface Mount Component Ribbon 10. You will now see an outline of the branch port in your model as shown in Figure 10. These components and the component specifications are already defined in the Catalog. click OK to close the Select Part dialog box. Click the Enter Insertion Point button on the Insert Surface Mount Component ribbon to define the exact point to place the branch port. Key in -5ft 0in in the N drop-down list on the PinPoint ribbon to lock the point where you want to place the branch port. Navigate to SMRectangularBranch and click the part SMRectangularBranch1 in the right pane. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 81 Page 4 of 14 . Then. Tip: • You can preview the part you are going to place by clicking the Preview button on the toolbar as shown in Figure 8. Figure 8: Select Part Dialog Box 9.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Inserting Components place in a duct run.

2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 82 Page 5 of 14 . Set the following parameters and click OK to close the Insert Surface Mount Component Settings dialog box: • Component Reference: Origin • Mount Reference: Bottom Center • Mount Offset: 0ft 6in • Rotation Angle: 0deg ` © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. Figure 11: Settings Button on the Insert Surface Mount Component Ribbon 12.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Inserting Components Figure 10: Outline of the Branch Port 11. The Insert Surface Mount Component Settings dialog box appears. Click the Placement tab. Click the Settings button on the Insert Surface Mount Component ribbon to define the branch port placement properties.

© Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. Figure 13: Placed Branch Port Tip: You can use the same steps to place an access door in your model.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Inserting Components Figure 12: Insert Surface Mount Component Settings Dialog Box 13. Click in the graphic area to accept the position of the branch port and then click Finish on the Insert Surface Mount Component ribbon to place the branch port as shown in Figure 13. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 83 Page 6 of 14 .

Select Duct Parts in the Locate Filter drop-down list. Make the following modifications and click OK to close the Duct Component Properties dialog box: • Branch Width: 1ft 0in • Branch Depth: 1 ft 0in Figure 14: Duct Component Properties Dialog Box The view of your model should now resemble Figure 15. This will help you locate and select the branch port you have just placed. 16. click to select the branch port you just placed and click Edit > Properties on the Common toolbar to change the properties of the branch port.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Inserting Components 14. The Duct Component Properties dialog box appears. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. 15. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 84 Page 7 of 14 . Now.

The New Duct Run dialog box appears as shown in Figure 17. Click the branch port you just placed. You now need to place a division duct run starting at the branch port you just placed.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Inserting Components Figure 15: Placed Branch Port 17. Figure 16: Route Pipe Button on the Vertical Toolbar 18. Click OK to accept the default properties and close the New Duct Run dialog box. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 85 Page 8 of 14 . Click the Route Duct button on the vertical toolbar. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18.

2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 86 Page 9 of 14 . © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. You will now see an outline of a duct in your model. 20.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Inserting Components Figure 17: New Duct Run Dialog Box 19. Figure 18: Placed Duct Now. Key in -20ft 0in in the E dropdown field of the PinPoint ribbon to place the duct at a distance of 20 ft from the starting point in the West direction. Click in the graphic view to place the duct as shown in Figure 18. use the same steps and the following specifications to place two more branch ports and division duct runs on the main duct line highlighted in Figure 19.

set the following dimension parameters: • Branch Width: 1ft 0in • Branch Depth: 1 ft 0in Placement point: Midpoint of the duct straight feature Length: 20ft Specifications In the Insert Surface Mount Component Settings dialog box. set the following dimension parameters: • Branch Width: 10in • Branch Depth: 10in Placement point: Midpoint of the duct straight feature Length: 20ft Division duct Third branch port and division duct Branch port Division duct © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. set the following placement parameters: • Component Reference: Origin • Mount Reference: Top Center • Mount Offset: 0ft 0in • Rotation Angle: 0deg In the Duct Component Properties dialog box. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 87 Page 10 of 14 .SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Inserting Components Second branch port and division duct Branch port Specifications In the Insert Surface Mount Component Settings dialog box. set the following placement parameters: • Component Reference: Origin • Mount Reference: Bottom Center • Mount Offset: 0ft 3in • Rotation Angle: 0deg In the Duct Component Properties dialog box.

Figure 19: Duct Straight Feature Tips: Use Smartsketch to locate the midpoint of the duct straight feature and place the branch port. key in 20ft 0in in the Length drop-down field of the Duct Run ribbon to lock the length of the duct. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 88 Page 11 of 14 . The view of your model after placing all three branch ports and division ducts should resemble Figure 20. • • © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Inserting Components Use this duct straight feature to place the second branch port and division duct run. Use the Length drop-down field of the Duct Run ribbon to define the length of the division duct run. In this case. Use this duct straight feature to place the third branch port and division duct run.

SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Inserting Components Figure 20: Placed Branch Ports and Division Duct Runs Steps to Place a Damper: Now. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 89 Page 12 of 14 . Figure 21: Duct Straight Feature © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. you need to place a fire damper on the duct straight feature highlighted in Figure 21.

Then. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 90 Page 13 of 14 . Click the duct straight feature highlighted in Figure 21. you need to use the Insert In-line Component button on the vertical toolbar to place dampers in duct runs. Therefore. 1. Click the Insert In-line Component button on the vertical toolbar to start placing the damper. Navigate to FireDamper and click FD24X24 in the right pane. Figure 24: Select Part Dialog Box 5. You will now see an outline of the damper in your model. click OK to close the Select Part dialog box. The Part drop-down list on the Insert In-line Component ribbon opens as shown in Figure 23. Click the Enter Insertion © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. 2. Figure 22: Insert In-line Component Button on the Vertical Toolbar 3. Click the Reposition Target button on the PinPoint ribbon. Place the target at the starting point of the duct straight feature highlighted in Figure 21 as the reference point to place the damper. Figure 23: Part Drop-Down List 4. Select More… from the Part drop-down list to select the component you want to place. The Select Part dialog box appears as shown in Figure 24.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Inserting Components Dampers are placed inside the duct runs.

2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 91 Page 14 of 14 .SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Inserting Components 6. Key in 4ft 0in in the N drop-down field of the PinPoint ribbon.pdf: © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. Figure 25: Outline of the Damper 7. This locks the distance of the damper at 4 ft from the starting point of the duct straight feature. Point button on the Insert In-line Component ribbon to define the exact point where you want to place the damper. Figure 26: Placed Damper For more information related to insert HVAC components. click Finish on the Insert In-line Component ribbon to place the damper as shown in Figure 26. Click in the graphic view and then. refer to the Adding Features to a Duct Run: An Overview topic in the user guide HVACUsersGuide.

The split feature generates split parts. The view of your model after placing the split flange sets should resemble Figure 2. and rivet joint.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Placing Splits Session 6: Placing Splits Objective: By the end of this topic. Examples of split parts are flange set. and dismantled. You can then insert a split feature to connect the ends of the two ducts created by cutting the main duct. You use the Insert Split Command to cut a duct along a straight section into two straight duct features. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 92 Page 1 of 6 . you will be able to: • Place a split part at a specific position in an HVAC duct. assembled. Figure 1: Select Part Dialog Box Steps to Insert Split Parts in a Duct Run: Insert four split flange sets in the duct run of Unit U06. Prerequisite Sessions: • • • • SP3D Overview SP3D Common sessions Routing a Duct Placing Fittings Overview: You can place splits in a duct run to divide the duct into sections that could be easily manufactured. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. sleeve. The split parts that you can place in a duct run are listed in the Select Part dialog box as shown in Figure 1.

© Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. 2. Click the Zoom Area button on the Common toolbar and zoom in to the area displayed in Figure 3.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Placing Splits Figure 2: Final Output-Placed Split Flange Sets Before starting. click the Tasks > HVAC command to enable the HVAC task environment. 3. 1. If you are not in the HVAC task environment. Set the active permission group to HVAC and assign the objects that you place in the model to the active permission group. make sure the objects are assigned to the appropriate permission group. Define your workspace to include all objects located in Unit U06 system and the coordinate system U06 CS. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 93 Page 2 of 6 .

2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 94 Page 3 of 6 . Click to select the starting point of the duct straight feature highlighted in Figure 5 as the reference point to place the split flange set. The Reposition Target option helps you define a reference point to place the split flange set.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Placing Splits Figure 3: Zoomed Area of the Model 4. Figure 4: Reposition Target Button on the PinPoint Ribbon 5. Figure 5: Defined Reference Point for Placing Split Flange Set © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. Activate PinPoint by clicking the PinPoint button on the Common toolbar and then click the Reposition Target button on the PinPoint ribbon.

SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Placing Splits 6. click OK to close the Select Part dialog box. Click the duct straight feature highlighted in Figure 5. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 95 Page 4 of 6 . Tip: • You can preview the split parts you are going to place by clicking the Preview button on the toolbar as shown in Figure 8. The Select Part dialog box appears. The Select Part dialog box displays a list of the available split parts that you can place in a duct run. Click More… to select the split parts you want to place. Figure 6: Insert Split Button on the Vertical Toolbar 7. Figure 7: Part Drop-Down List 8. The Part drop-down list on the Insert Split ribbon opens as shown in Figure 7. Figure 8: Select Part Dialog Box You will now see an outline of the split flange set in your model as shown in Figure 9. These split parts are already defined in the Catalog. Click the Insert Split button on the vertical toolbar to start placing the split flange set. Navigate to Rect_FlatFlange folder and click the part RECTFF in the right pane. Then. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18.

Figure 11: Placed Split Flange Set Follow steps 6 to 11 to place three more split flange sets at distances of 14 ft. and 28 ft. Key in -7 ft in the E drop-down list on the PinPoint ribbon to place the split flange set at a distance of 7 ft in the West direction from the starting point. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 96 Page 5 of 6 . 21 ft. 11. Click Finish on the Insert Split ribbon to place the split flange set as shown in Figure 11.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Placing Splits Figure 9: Outline of the Flange Set 9. Click in the graphic view to define the active placement point of the split flange set. Figure 10: E Drop-Down Field on PinPoint Ribbon 10.

SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Placing Splits respectively from the starting point of the duct straight feature. refer to the Insert a Split topic in the user guide HVACUsersGuide. The view of your model after placing the split flange sets should resemble Figure 12. Figure 12: Placed Split Flange Sets For more information related to inserting splits in a duct run. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 97 Page 6 of 6 .pdf: © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18.

You can modify properties of a duct run by applying insulation or modify its functional capabilities by adding components such as diffusers and dampers. In this session you will learn to modify duct runs by: • Modifying properties • Adding diffusers • Moving duct runs • Deleting duct runs Steps for Modifying the Properties of Duct Runs: Before modifying the properties of a duct run ensure that you define the workspace to include Unit U06. In SP3D. and select HVAC_CS as the coordinate system. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 1 of 14 98 . Activate PinPoint and change the Locate Filter to show Duct Runs. you will be able to: • Modify the properties of HVAC duct runs in a model. You can also move or delete the duct runs. The view of the duct run after adding insulation looks as shown in Figure 1. Width.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Modifying HVAC Duct Runs SP3D HVAC Session 7: Modifying HVAC Duct Runs Objective: By the end of this session. Depth. Prerequisite Sessions: • • • SP3D Overview SP3D Common sessions Routing a Duct Overview: The HVAC task includes several commands that allow you to modify the properties of duct runs in order to meet particular design needs. switch to the HVAC environment. if required. Modify the duct run property by adding a 0. Radius or Orientation that allow you to edit the selected duct run. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18.98 in thick polyurethane insulation. you select a duct run to display the appropriate ribbon with options such as Shape.

Figure 2 shows the option selected in the Format View dialog box. Click Format on the menu and select the Surface Style Rules option. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. Click Format on the menu and select the View option. Figure 3 shows the Surface Style Rules dialog box. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 2 of 14 99 . In the Format View dialog box. Figure2 : Format View Dialog Box with Insulation Aspect Selected 3. The Surface Style Rules dialog box opens with the Style rule library displayed on it.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Modifying HVAC Duct Runs Figure 1: Insulated Duct Run 1. select the Insulation option under the Selected Aspects category to enable the insulation aspect. 2.

Click the Properties button. However. If the required style rule is displayed you can select it. if it does not exist. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 3 of 14 100 . expand Insulation Material > PU to select Polyurethane as the Insulation Material. In the Surface Style Rules dialog box.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Modifying HVAC Duct Runs Figure 3 : Surface Style Rule Dialog Box 4. Select More… as the value of Insulation Material. 5. Figure 4 : Selected Duct Run to be Modified 7. Select the duct run to be modified as shown in Figure 4. The Style Rule Library may or may not show the style rule you intend to use. you need to define a new style rule using the parameters given to you. 6. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. check if a style rule with the following parameters exists: • Rule Name: Duct Insulation for Air System • Filter > HVAC parts • Style applied: Translucent Orange • Insulation check box checked Select the required rule and click OK to apply the style rule in your workspace. In the Select Insulation Material dialog box. 8.

Figure 5 : Insulation Material and Insulation Thickness Values Selected 10. Figure 6 shows the plan view of the unit.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Modifying HVAC Duct Runs 9. Steps for Adding Diffusers to the Duct Run: Place a round diffuser D24X24RND8 by selecting it from the Catalog and add it to the main line duct run by routing a duct run to join them. The selected duct run is insulated now. Values SMRoundBranch1 Bottom Center Spec-1 Steel-Carbon A36 Non-insulated Click the Tools menu and select the Show all option to unhide all grid lines of Unit U06. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. Select Insulation Thickness of 0. Change the common view to Looking Plan view.98 in from the drop-down list. Click OK. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 4 of 14 101 . Figure 1 shows the insulated duct run. Figure 5 shows the Insulation Material and Insulation Thickness value selected as required. 2. For routing the duct use the following specifications: Parameters Component Part Mount Reference Specification Material Insulation Material 1.

The list shows the diffusers that you added during some of the previous activities. Figure 7: D24X24RND8. 4. Figure 7 shows the selected option highlighted. Round Diffuser Selected and Highlighted 5. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. Click the Edit menu and select the Paste from Catalog option to add diffusers from the displayed list in the Catalog. Expand Modules > HVAC > HV Misc and select the round diffuser D24X24RND8 from the displayed list of HVAC equipments on the right. The Place Macro dialog box opens. 6. Click OK to close the Modules dialog box. Ensure that Devices in the Supply folder under HVAC in the Workspace Explorer is selected as shown in Figure 8. The Modules dialog box appears.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Modifying HVAC Duct Runs Figure 6 : Plan View of Unit U06 3. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 5 of 14 102 .

Figure 10 shows the Insert Surface Mount Component command highlighted. Select Duct Runs in the Locate Filter drop-down list and reposition target to the port of the diffuser. Use the gridlines to place the new diffuser as shown in Figure 9.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Modifying HVAC Duct Runs Figure 8 : The Place Macro Dialog Box Click OK to close the Place Macro dialog box. you route an additional duct run. This sets the target for routing a duct run from the main duct run to the diffuser. Figure 9: The Added Round Diffuser To add this diffuser to the main duct run. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 6 of 14 103 . Click the Insert Surface Mount Component command on the vertical toolbar to insert a duct run in the main line. This additional duct run will connect the diffuser to the main duct run. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. 8. 7.

Click on the Enter Insertion Point button on the Insert Surface Mount Component ribbon. Figure 11 shows the value highlighted. 11.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Modifying HVAC Duct Runs Figure 10 : The Insert Surface Mount Component Command 9. The Select Part dialog box opens. Key in Mount offset value as 3 in and click OK. Figure 12 shows the button highlighted. 10. Click to select the Duct Straight Feature to which you want to connect the diffuser and select the More option in the Component Part drop-down list on the Insert Surface Mount Component ribbon. 12. Figure 11 : Insert Surface Mount Component Settings Dialog Box 13. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 7 of 14 104 . © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. Click the Properties button to open the Insert Surface Mount Component Settings dialog box. Click the Placement tab and select Bottom Center in the Mount Reference field to specify the location. expand Surfaces > SMRoundBranch and select SMRoundBranch1. In the Select Part dialog box.

Figure 14 shows the required Branch Width value in the Duct Component Properties dialog box. Figure 13:Duct Parts Option Selected in the Locate Filter Drop-Down 16. 15. Click the Route Duct button on the vertical toolbar and click on the branch port to select it as shown in Figure 15. Key in 0 ft for E on the PinPoint ribbon and click in the graphic view. Select Edit > Properties on the menu to open the Duct Component Properties dialog box. Click Finish button to place the branch port. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 8 of 14 105 . Figure 14: Branch Width Value Highlighted in the Duct Component Properties Dialog Box 17.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Modifying HVAC Duct Runs Figure 12: The Enter Insertion Point Button Highlighted 14. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. Select Duct Parts in the Locate Filter drop-down list as shown in Figure 13 and click on the duct part to select it. Change the width to 8 in and click OK.

Figure 16 shows the required properties selected and highlighted in the New Duct Run dialog box. and Insulation Material to Non Insulated to specify the properties of the duct run. change the value of Specification to Spec-1. The New Duct Run dialog box opens.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Modifying HVAC Duct Runs Figure 15: Branch Port Selected 18. Select the More… option in the System field in the dialog box and expand A2 > U06 > HVAC > Supply > Ducts to select Ducts as the value of System. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 Page 9 of 14 106 . Material to Steel-Carbon A36. Figure 16 : The New Duct Run Dialog Box © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. 19. In the New Duct Run dialog box.

Click OK.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Modifying HVAC Duct Runs 20. Use the SmartSketch option to locate the position for placement and click on the graphic view to place the duct run such that it is connected to the main line. Repeat steps 9-21 to place the second diffuser as shown in Figure 19. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 14 107 Page 10 of . © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. Figure 18 shows the placed duct run joining the main line to the diffuser. Figure 17 shows the duct run joining the main line. Figure 18 : Placed Duct Run Joining Main Line to Diffuser 22. Continue routing to the port of the diffuser and click to place the duct run. Figure 17 : Placed Duct Run 21.

you can move its features to alter the layout of the duct runs. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 14 108 Page 11 of . After creating a duct run. The software also permits you to edit the feature properties. 3. Figure 20: The Duct Feature to be Moved © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. Click the Select command on the vertical toolbar. 1. connection points. Steps for Moving an HVAC Duct Features: Move a duct run using the Move to or Move from button. Figure 20 shows the selected duct feature highlighted. or component placement. Click to select the duct feature to be moved. 2. Select Duct Features in the Locate Filter box.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Modifying HVAC Duct Runs Figure 19 : Second Duct Run Joining Main Line to Diffuser The HVAC task provides the precise level of control that you need to create a complex HVAC system.

the software preserves connections and points that you entered for the route. © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18. This action requires that the two straight features have the same specification. Delete a Duct Feature using the Delete command. Use the Move From and Move To options on the horizontal ribbon to reposition the features. Figure 21 shows the highlighted feature moved from the original location. Right-click and select the Delete option as shown in Figure 22. 4. Click and select the feature to delete.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Modifying HVAC Duct Runs 4. Click the Select command on the vertical toolbar. 1. the software extends the connected straight features to the turn point. 2. For example. 3. Since a duct run is a connected system. a branch feature. the software automatically closes the gap to form only one straight feature. Figure 21: Moved Duct Feature Steps for Deleting an HVAC Duct Feature: The software deletes the associated duct parts and connections when you delete a feature. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 14 109 Page 12 of . Select Edit > Move on the main menu. Select Duct Features in the Locate Filter box. or an inline component that connects two straight features. If you delete a turn feature. when you delete a split feature.

For more information related to manipulating features.pdf. refer to the user guide HVAC © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18.SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Modifying HVAC Duct Runs Figure 22: the Selected Duct Feature to be Deleted UsersGuide. 2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 14 110 Page 13 of .

2007 for SmartPlant® 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 14 111 Page 14 of .SP3D HVAC Tutorial: Modifying HVAC Duct Runs © Copyright 2007 Intergraph Corporation Last Updated: December 18.