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Table of Contents
About the Pro/PIPING User Interface (Spec-Driven) ...................................... 15 About Design Rule Parameters (Spec-Driven) ............................................... 15 Bend Arc Threshold (Spec-Driven) .................................................................. 15 Example: Bend Arc Threshold (Spec-Driven) ................................................. 16 To Check for Design Rule Violations (Spec-Driven) ...................................... 16 To Access the Specification-Driven Design Mode ......................................... 16 To Create a Pipeline (Spec-Driven) .................................................................. 16 About Pro/PIPING and Piping Systems ........................................................... 17 About Specification-Driven Pipelines.............................................................. 18 PIPING Menu (Spec-Driven).............................................................................. 18 About Pro/PIPING Piping Design Modes......................................................... 19 To Set Pro/PIPING Configuration Options (Spec-Driven) .............................. 19 About Configuring Pro/PIPING (Spec-Driven) ................................................ 19 About Setting Up Specification-Driven Piping................................................ 20 To Change and Update Material Density ......................................................... 20 To Set the Display (Spec-Driven) ..................................................................... 21 To Convert Specification-Driven Piping Assemblies (Spec-Driven) ............ 21 About Converting Piping Assemblies (Spec-Driven) ..................................... 21 To Convert Non Specification-Driven Piping Assemblies (Spec-Driven) .... 22 About the Piping System Tree (Spec-Driven) ................................................. 23 About Customizing the Piping System Tree (Spec-Driven) .......................... 24 Example: Piping System Tree (Spec-Driven) .................................................. 24 To Access the Piping System Tree (Spec-Driven) ......................................... 25

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To Show/Blank Pipelines (Spec-Driven).......................................................... 26 To Display Centerlines or Solids (Spec-Driven) ............................................. 26 To Select Pipelines (Spec-Driven).................................................................... 26 To Reset the Display Mode (Spec-Driven)....................................................... 27 To Highlight Pipelines (Spec-Driven)............................................................... 27 About Isometric Drawing Generation (ISOGEN) (Spec-Driven) .................... 27 To Report Insulation Information (Spec-Driven)............................................. 27 To Define Design Rule Parameters (Spec-Driven) ......................................... 27 To Change and Update Corner Types ............................................................. 28 To Change and Update Stock Number Formats ............................................. 29 About Pipeline Insulation (Spec-Driven) ......................................................... 29 To Assign Insulation during Pipeline Creation (Spec-Driven) ...................... 30 To Delete Insulation (Spec-Driven) .................................................................. 30 To Assign Insulation to Part of a Pipeline (Spec-Driven) .............................. 31 About Piping Layers (Spec-Driven) ................................................................. 32 About Master Catalog Files .............................................................................. 33 About Project Data Files ................................................................................... 34 Example: Piping Master Catalog Directory File .............................................. 35 Example: Specification Directory File ............................................................. 35 Example: Auto-Selection File ........................................................................... 36 Example: Insulation Directory File................................................................... 42 Example: Fitting Category Map File................................................................. 43 About Set Display (Spec-Driven)...................................................................... 43 To Generate an Isometric Drawing (Spec-Driven) .......................................... 44 Component Material Description (Spec-Driven) ............................................. 45

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Creating Pipe Component Information (Spec-Driven) ................................... 46 ISOGEN Error Log File (Spec-Driven).............................................................. 47 Example: ISOGEN Identifiers on a Component (Spec-Driven)...................... 47 About Update Model.......................................................................................... 47 To Change and Update Colors ......................................................................... 48 To Change and Update Outside Diameters..................................................... 48 To Change and Update Wall Thickness........................................................... 49 To Change and Update Material Codes ........................................................... 49 To Modify Master Catalog Files........................................................................ 50 Piping Master Catalog Directory File ............................................................... 50 Pipe Outer Diameter File ................................................................................... 51 Example: Pipe Outer Diameter File .................................................................. 52 Pipe Thickness File ........................................................................................... 52 Example: Pipe Thickness File .......................................................................... 53 Pipe Master Catalog File ................................................................................... 54 Example: Pipe Master Catalog File .................................................................. 54 Fitting Master Catalog File................................................................................ 54 Example: Fitting Master Catalog File............................................................... 55 Piping Material File ............................................................................................ 56 Example: Piping Material File ........................................................................... 57 Pipe Manufacture Directory File....................................................................... 57 Example: Pipe Manufacture Directory File...................................................... 58 Bend File............................................................................................................. 58 Example: Bend File............................................................................................ 59 Bend Machine File ............................................................................................. 59

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Example: Bend Machine File ............................................................................ 61 Miter File ............................................................................................................. 61 Example: Miter File ............................................................................................ 62 End Compatibility File ....................................................................................... 62 Example: End Compatibility File ...................................................................... 63 Insulation File..................................................................................................... 63 Example: Insulation File.................................................................................... 64 Tip: Pipe Insulation Definition .......................................................................... 65 Appearance Map File......................................................................................... 65 About Specification Directory Files ................................................................. 65 To Create a Specification Directory File.......................................................... 66 About Auto-Selection Files............................................................................... 67 To Create an Auto-Selection File ..................................................................... 68 About Insulation Directory Files ...................................................................... 69 To Create an Insulation Directory File ............................................................. 69 About the Fitting Category Map File ................................................................ 70 To Map an Icon File ........................................................................................... 71 Creating Fitting Category Icons ....................................................................... 71 Fitting Categories .............................................................................................. 72 To Create an Auto-Selection Fitting Record ................................................... 72 To Create an Auto-Selection Assembly Fitting Record ................................. 73 Size Tables ......................................................................................................... 75 Preview Fitting Graphics................................................................................... 76 To Create an Auto-Selection Pipe Record ...................................................... 77 To Modify Project Data Files............................................................................. 79

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Format Keywords .............................................................................................. 79 To View Piping Layers (Spec-Driven) .............................................................. 80 About Bend Tables (Spec-Driven).................................................................... 80 Formula Equations (Spec-Driven).................................................................... 81 Conversion Equations (Spec-Driven) .............................................................. 81 Bend Table Data (Spec-Driven) ........................................................................ 82 To Define a Bend Table (Spec-Driven)............................................................. 82 To Modify a Bend Table (Spec-Driven) ............................................................ 82 Defining Bend Tables (Spec-Driven)................................................................ 83 To Assign a Bend Table (Spec-Driven)............................................................ 84 To Delete a Bend Table (Spec-Driven)............................................................. 84 To Show a Bend Table (Spec-Driven) .............................................................. 84 To Change and Update Miter Parameters ....................................................... 84 To Change and Update Bend Parameters ....................................................... 85 To Change and Update Bend Machine Parameters ....................................... 85 Tip: Updating Multiple Changes....................................................................... 85 To Delete a Pipeline (Spec-Driven) .................................................................. 86 To Rename a Pipeline (Spec-Driven) ............................................................... 86 To Suppress a Pipeline (Spec-Driven)............................................................. 86 To Resume a Suppressed Pipeline (Spec-Driven) ......................................... 86 ISOGEN Symbol Map File (Spec-Driven) ......................................................... 86 ISOGEN Endtype Map File (Spec-Driven)........................................................ 88 ISOGEN Nominal Size Map File (Spec-Driven)................................................ 88 ISOGEN Mandatory Attribute File (Spec-Driven) ............................................ 89 isogen_mandatory_attr_file (Spec-Driven) ..................................................... 89

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isogen_endtype_map_file (Spec-Driven) ........................................................ 89 isogen_symbol_map_file (Spec-Driven).......................................................... 89 isogen_output_files_dir (Spec-Driven)............................................................ 89 isogen_nominal_size_map_file (Spec-Driven) ............................................... 90 isogen_pcf_filename_format (Spec-Driven) ................................................... 90 Example: ISOGEN Symbol Map File (Spec-Driven) ........................................ 90 Example: ISOGEN Endtype Map File (Spec-Driven)....................................... 91 Example: ISOGEN Nominal Size Map File (Spec-Driven) .............................. 91 Example: ISOGEN Mandatory Attribute File (Spec-Driven) ........................... 94 Example: ISOGEN Error Log File (Spec-Driven)............................................. 94 To Modify Insulation Assigned to a Pipeline (Spec-Driven) .......................... 94 About Assigning Insulation to Part of a Pipeline (Spec-Driven) ................... 95 To Redefine Insulation Assigned to Part of a Pipeline (Spec-Driven) .......... 95 To Make a Piping Assembly Active (Spec-Driven) ......................................... 97 About Piping Assemblies (Spec-Driven) ......................................................... 97 To Read a Bend Table to a Model (Spec-Driven) ............................................ 97 To Write a Bend Table to a File (Spec-Driven) ................................................ 97 About Pipe Drawings (Spec-Driven) ................................................................ 97 About the Piping Specification Database........................................................ 98 piping_design_method (Spec-Driven) ............................................................. 98 pipe_solid_centerline (Spec-Driven)................................................................ 99 piping_appearance_map_file (Spec-Driven) ................................................... 99 piping_end_compatibility_file (Spec-Driven).................................................. 99 piping_fitt_angle_tolerance (Spec-Driven)...................................................... 99 piping_fitt_category_map_file (Spec-Driven) ............................................... 100

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piping_fitt_lib_dir (Spec-Driven) .................................................................... 100 piping_fluid_parameter (Spec-Driven)........................................................... 100 piping_insulation_dir_file (Spec-Driven)....................................................... 100 piping_manufacture_dir_file (Spec-Driven) .................................................. 100 piping_mcat_dir (Spec-Driven)....................................................................... 100 piping_mcat_dir_file (Spec-Driven) ............................................................... 101 piping_min_bolting_clearance (Spec-Driven) .............................................. 101 pipeline_min_segment_length (Spec-Driven)............................................... 101 piping_project_data_dir (Spec-Driven).......................................................... 101 piping_spec_dir_file (Spec-Driven)................................................................ 101 piping_thumb_wheel_increment (Spec-Driven) ........................................... 101 pipeline_assembly_name_format (Spec-Driven).......................................... 101 pipeline_label_format (Spec-Driven) ............................................................. 102 pipeline_spool_label_format (Spec-Driven).................................................. 102 pipeline_start_assembly_name (Spec-Driven) ............................................. 102 piping_system_tree_format (Spec-Driven) ................................................... 103 piping_material_file (Spec-Driven)................................................................. 103 To Reorganize Pipelines (Spec-Driven)......................................................... 103 To Modify the Column Display (Spec-Driven)............................................... 103 To Open a Separate Piping System Tree Window (Spec-Driven) ............... 104 Pro/PIPING Glossary ............................................... Error! Bookmark not defined. About Specification-Driven Routing .............................................................. 104 To Route a Pipe in Specification-Driven Mode ............................................. 104 Route Pipe Menu.............................................................................................. 104 About Routing with Equipment Nozzles........................................................ 105

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To Route a Pipeline from an Equipment Nozzle ........................................... 105 To Route from a Port ....................................................................................... 105 To Route to a Port............................................................................................ 105 Routing Equipment Nozzles ........................................................................... 105 Checking Pipe and Port Sizes ........................................................................ 106 About Setting a Start Point ............................................................................. 106 To Set a Start Point.......................................................................................... 106 About Specification Driven Routing with Follow.......................................... 106 To Route a Pipeline with Follow..................................................................... 106 To Redefine Pipe Follow References............................................................. 107 About Specification-Driven Piping Flow Direction....................................... 107 To Display the Flow Direction of a Pipeline .................................................. 108 Default Flow Direction Determination Rules................................................. 108 Example: Displaying the Flow Direction of a Specified Pipeline Series .... 109 To Create the Pipeline Model for a Pipeline with Branch Series ................ 109 Example: Default Flow Direction for Pipeline with Branch Series.............. 110 To Create the Pipeline Model for a Pipeline with Loop Series .................... 111 Example: Default Flow Direction for Pipeline with Loop Series ................. 111 Flow Direction Violations................................................................................ 111 About Fitting Library Files .............................................................................. 112 To Set Up a Library Component..................................................................... 112 Fitting Library Creation Rules ........................................................................ 112 About the JIS Piping Standard ....................................................................... 113 Example: List of JIS Fittings........................................................................... 113 About Creating Library Fitting Parts.............................................................. 116

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About Fitting Geometry................................................................................... 117 Example: Fitting Geometry ............................................................................. 117 About Fitting Ports .......................................................................................... 117 To Create Fitting Ports .................................................................................... 118 Port Location for Fittings with Butt Welded/Flanged Ends ......................... 119 Port Location for Fittings with socket Welded/Threaded Ends .................. 121 Mandatory Port Requirements ....................................................................... 122 Fitting Insertion Location and Alignment Considerations .......................... 123 NEAR, FAR, and CENTER Alignment Locations Based on Fitting Ports... 123 NEAR, FAR, and CENTER Alignment Locations Based on Fitting Ports and an OFFSET Parameter ....................................................... 124 About Inlet Ports.............................................................................................. 125 To Specify an Inlet Port................................................................................... 126 Fitting Outlet Size Parameter.......................................................................... 127 About the Stem Axis of a Fitting .................................................................... 127 Example: Stem Axis Direction........................................................................ 127 About Fitting Parameters................................................................................ 128 Fitting Parameters Based on Fitting Code .................................................... 128 To Assign Fitting Outlet Size Parameter ....................................................... 128 Fitting Branch Size Parameter........................................................................ 129 To Assign Fitting Branch Size Parameter ..................................................... 129 Fitting End Type Code Parameter .................................................................. 129 To Assign a Fitting End Type Code Parameter ............................................ 130 Fitting Eccentricity Parameter........................................................................ 130 To Assign the Fitting Eccentricity Parameter ............................................... 130 Fitting Alignment Offset Parameter ............................................................... 130
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To Assign the Fitting Alignment Offset Parameter ...................................... 131 About the ANSI Standard................................................................................ 131 Fitting Component End Types........................................................................ 131 Example: List of ANSI Pipes and Fittings in the Library ............................. 132 About the DIN Standard .................................................................................. 137 Example: List of DIN Fittings.......................................................................... 137 Latrolet Fitting Orientation ............................................................................. 143 Flow Constrained Fitting Parameter .............................................................. 144 About Branch Routing .................................................................................... 144 To Route a Branch........................................................................................... 144 About Stub-in Branches.................................................................................. 145 About Pipeline Modification ........................................................................... 145 To Modify Pipe Segments ............................................................................... 145 To Reverse Flow Direction.............................................................................. 146 To Modify a Corner Type................................................................................. 146 To Edit a Pipeline............................................................................................. 147 To Replace a Bend with an Elbow.................................................................. 147 To Modify the Bend Parameters..................................................................... 147 About Specification-Driven Fitting Insertion ................................................ 148 To Insert Fittings.............................................................................................. 148 To Replace Fittings.......................................................................................... 150 Specifying Thumb Wheel Increments............................................................ 150 About the Insertion of Group Fittings............................................................ 150 Key Fitting ........................................................................................................ 151 To Insert Group Fittings.................................................................................. 151

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To Delete Fittings............................................................................................. 153 Group Fitting Rules ......................................................................................... 153 About Branch Fittings ..................................................................................... 153 To Create Branch Start Points........................................................................ 154 End Type Compatibility Checking.................................................................. 154 To Redefine Specification-Driven Fittings .................................................... 154 About Modifying Fittings (Spec-Driven) ........................................................ 154 About Fabricating Pipes ................................................................................. 154 About Cutting Pipe Pieces.............................................................................. 155 To Cut Pipe at a Single Location Using Placement...................................... 155 Assigning a Weld Type ................................................................................... 156 Using Joint Fittings ......................................................................................... 156 To Cut Pipe at a Single Location Using a Plane Reference......................... 156 To Cut Pipe at a Single Location Using a Pipe Reference........................... 157 To Cut Pipe at Multiple Locations Based on Pipe Stock or User Specified Length..................................................................................... 157 To Cut Pipe at Multiple Locations with Automatic Joint Fitting Insertion................................................................................................ 158 To Delete a Pipe Piece Cut.............................................................................. 159 About Pipe Spool Generation......................................................................... 159 About Pipe Solids ............................................................................................ 159 To Create a Pipe Solid..................................................................................... 159 Rules for Pipe Spool Generation.................................................................... 160 Example: Associating Spool Numbers with Spools .................................... 160 To Generate All Spool Pieces of a Pipeline .................................................. 161 To Generate a Pipe Spool Piece by Specifying a Pipe Segment ................ 161

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To Edit a Pipe Spool Number ......................................................................... 162 To Delete Pipe Spools ..................................................................................... 162 About Trimmed Elbow Fittings....................................................................... 162 To Insert a Trimmed Elbow by Specifying a Selection Name ..................... 163 To Insert a Trimmed Elbow by Selecting the Nearest Standard Elbow...... 163 To Insert Elbows at all Corners Without Trim............................................... 163 To Insert Elbows at all Corners with Trim ..................................................... 164 To Insert Elbow Fittings at all Corners by Specifying a Selection Name... 164

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About the Pro/PIPING User Interface (SpecDriven)
The Pro/PIPING user interface contains the following elements that increase usability and decrease mouse picks: · The PIPING menu groups all necessary tools as menu commands in one convenient location. These commands open dialog boxes or submenus for intuitive step-by-step piping assembly creation. · Pro/PIPING dialog boxes contain: - Expandable/collapsible sections that are indicated by a white triangle. When you click the triangle, a section expands or collapses. - Blue bands that separate major groupings within a dialog box. - Sets of related functions. For example, fitting placement, positioning parameters, alignment point, flip, and rotation angle are all available through the Fitting Insertion dialog box for SpecificationDriven piping systems. - Dynamic options that update as you make selections. - Easy-to-use buttons, text and list boxes, and thumb wheels. - A fitting preview window allows for immediate inspection and confirmation of fitting selections. · The Piping System Tree provides an intuitive pipeline-level visual representation of a Pro/PIPING piping project. You can use the show/blank, or centerline/solid display modes, and highlight pipelines. These display modes are accessed from this customizable piping interface.

About Design Rule Parameters (Spec-Driven)
In Pro/PIPING, Design Rule parameters are line stock parameters that check selected pipelines to ensure that the pipes stay within their limitations. If there are any violations, this is considered a Line Stock violation. The system compares the characteristics of a selected pipeline with the values of the Design Rule parameters. If there are any violations, the pipeline highlights, which gives you the opportunity to correct the pipeline parameters. Pro/PIPING uses Design Rule parameters for both the Non Specification-Driven and the SpecificationDriven Piping modes.

Bend Arc Threshold (Spec-Driven)
The Bend Arc Threshold is a Design Rule parameter that appears in the Design Rule Parameters dialog box (Specification-Driven Piping). The Bend Arc Threshold is the angle at which Pro/PIPING defines the dimensioning scheme for large angle bends such as 180 degrees. The dimensioning scheme for the bend refers to how the bend is located along the pipe. Pro/PIPING can locate the bend by either the Theoretical Intersection Point or the Bend Arc Center Point. · Bend angles that are larger than or equal to 180 degrees get dimensioned based on the Bend Arc Center Point. · Bend angles that are smaller than 180 degrees get dimensioned based on the Theoretical Intersection Point of the bend. For a 180 degree bend, one bend value is reported for the location of the center of the arc of the 180 degree bend.

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Example: Bend Arc Threshold (Spec-Driven)
IF BEND_ARC_THRESHOLD = 165 (default) THEN Route a 180-degree bend—Gets reported as one 180-degree bend from the arc center of the bend. IF BEND_ARC_THRESHOLD = 180 THEN Route a 180-degree bend—Gets reported as one 180-degree bend from the arc center of the bend. IF BEND_ARC_THRESHOLD = 181 THEN Route a 180-degree bend—Gets reported as two 90-degree bends from the theoretical intersection points.

To Check for Design Rule Violations (SpecDriven)
1. Click PIPING > Info. The Report Pipeline dialog box opens. 2. Select Check Pipe in the Info Type box. The GET SELECT menu opens. 3. Select a pipeline to check for violations. 4. Under Results, the Report Pipeline dialog box lists all line stocks and their violations. 5. Pro/PIPING highlights the pipeline in red if the violation applies to the entire pipeline. If it only applies to certain geometry of the pipe (such as a bend), it highlights that geometry in red and the pipeline in cyan. . The INFORMATION WINDOW opens to display the Line Stock name, the You can also click parameter name, the value of the parameter, and the value of the violation (if applicable).

To Access the Specification-Driven Design Mode
1. Configure Pro/PIPING for the Specification-Driven or User-Driven piping design modes. 2. Create or open a piping assembly. 3. Click Applications > Piping. The PIPING menu appears. If you are using the User-Driven mode, select the Spec Driven check box on the PIPING menu. You use the PIPING menu to design your specification-driven piping system.

To Create a Pipeline (Spec-Driven)
1. 2. 3. 4. Create or open a Specification-Driven piping assembly. Click Applications > Piping. The PIPING menu appears. Click PIPING > Pipeline > Create/Route. The Create Pipeline dialog box opens. Select the Label tabbed page. Under Pipeline Label, do the following: - Select a specification, size, and schedule for the selected pipeline. - If applicable, select mnemonic, number, and insulation. Note that a pipeline number uniquely identifies a pipeline and it is needed for the Piping System Tree to organize pipelines (by their number) in a piping system. Pro/PIPING dynamically displays the pipeline label in the blue bar beside Pipeline.

and select an assembly for the new pipeline from the Model 5. Under Pipeline Assembly, click Tree. Pro/PIPING displays the selection in the Select Assembly box. Pro/PIPING selects the top assembly (or last assembly selected) by default. 6. Choose one of the following tasks:

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- Create a subassembly for the new pipeline. Under Create SubAssembly, select the Name check box and select or enter a subassembly name. Pro/PIPING creates all pipeline features for the new pipeline in this subassembly. - Clear the Name check box. A new subassembly is not created. Pro/PIPING creates all pipeline features for the new pipeline in the selected assembly. 7. If applicable, enter pipeline parameter values. Select the Parameters tabbed page. Under Pipeline Parameters, enter the pipeline parameter values. By default, Pro/PIPING makes the pipeline parameters unavailable. The piping_fluid_parameter configuration option sets the pipeline parameter availability (default is no). 8. If applicable, enter user-defined pipeline parameters. Select the Defined tabbed page. Under User Defined Parameters, do one of the following: - Enter a parameter name in the Name box and a corresponding value in the Value box. Note that all parameter names must begin with a letter. Click to add the parameter to the pipeline. . The Open dialog box

- Retrieve existing user-defined pipeline parameters from a file. Click opens. Select the file to retrieve and double-click. Pro/PIPING displays the user-defined parameters in the list boxes. 9. Click to save the user-defined parameters to a file.

10. Click to accept all pipeline data and create the pipeline. The ROUTE PIPE menu appears. Begin routing the pipeline. Note: The pipeline_assembly_name_format and pipeline_label_format configuration options set the pipeline label and assembly name formats respectively.

About Pro/PIPING and Piping Systems
Pro/PIPING is an optional Pro/ENGINEER module. Accessed through Assembly mode, Pro/PIPING enables you to generate 3-D piping systems in Pro/ENGINEER assemblies. You can create piping systems in either the specification-driven or non specification-driven piping design modes. Creating a piping system involves establishing pipeline parameters, routing lines, and inserting fittings. A piping system typically consists of pipelines, fittings, and equipment. · A pipeline is composed of pipe segments and fittings. A segment of line may consist of one or more consecutive sections—straight pieces of pipe with bends or miter cuts or a section of flexible tube— between breaks. The system creates a break whenever you create a fitted corner or insert an internal fitting in the pipeline. · A fitting is a part or assembly that you use to connect lines to other lines, fittings, and equipment, or to perform specific functions in the piping system (for example, flow valves). · Equipment in the working assembly (for example, a coil or a tank) is represented by assembly components with predefined entry ports.

Tailoring the Pro/PIPING Working Environment
You can tailor your Pro/PIPING work environment to your specific needs using various tools: · Using simplified representations, you can create a special version of a piping assembly that includes only those components that you need to route a pipeline. Using simplified representations can improve regeneration, retrieval, and display time, which allows you to work more efficiently. Simplified representations simplify a view by controlling which members of an assembly the system retrieves into a session and shows. The By Rule functionality enables you to exclude piping solids and fittings from a simplified representation by assigning a parameter and then excluding all components that have a particular value for that parameter. Although you cannot exclude assembly features (those with green pipe routing centerlines), you can

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easily place all piping features on a layer by type. · Using top-down design tools, you can set up a well-structured design using advanced component creation tools containing skeleton models and copied geometric and datum references. · Using reference control and investigation tools, you can view and manage the complex web of dependencies (references) that evolve as you make features in a design. · Using viewing and environment control settings, you can set different visualization (display) modes for components in an assembly. You can assign wireframe, hidden line, no hidden line, shaded or blanked display modes to components. · The Piping System Tree provides an intuitive pipeline-level visual representation of a Pro/PIPING piping project. You can use show/blank and centerline/solid display modes, and also highlight pipelines. These display modes are accessed from this fully customizable piping interface.

About Specification-Driven Pipelines
You begin designing specification-driven piping systems by creating specification-driven pipelines using the Create Pipeline dialog box (PIPING > Pipeline > Create/Route). You create each pipeline in a piping assembly by using the OPER PIPE LINE menu. The OPER PIPE LINE menu allows you perform the following pipeline tasks: · Create/Route—Creates a pipeline and provides you with the ROUTE PIPE menu to route the pipeline immediately. · Delete—Deletes the selected pipeline and provides you with the option of deleting or suspending all associated children. · Rename—Renames the selected pipeline. · Suppress—Suppresses the selected pipeline and all associated children. · Resume—Resumes suppressed pipelines by name.

PIPING Menu (Spec-Driven)
The PIPING menu contains the following Pro/PIPING commands: · Active Asm—Opens the GET SELECT menu that allows you to change the current active assembly. Select the active assembly from either the Model Tree, Piping System Tree, or the working window. The name of the currently active assembly appears in the graphics window. · Component—Opens the COMPONENT menu that allows you to manipulate assembly components. For more information on components, refer to the topics about basic assemblies in the Using Foundation Modules portion of Pro/ENGINEER help. · Pipeline—Opens the OPER PIPE LINE menu on which you can create and immediately route a new pipeline or delete, rename, suppress, or resume existing pipelines. · Route—Opens the GET SELECT menu on which you can add to or edit the path of an existing pipeline assembly. · Fitting—Opens the FITTING menu on which you can insert pipe fittings into a current active assembly. · Modify Pipe—Opens the PIPE MODIFY dialog box in which you can modify several piping options in the active assembly. · Modify Dim—Opens the MODIFY menu on which you can modify the active assembly component dimensions. · Regenerate—Opens the PRT TO REGEN menu on which you can update modified objects and assembly dimensions. · Fabrication—Opens the FABRICATION menu on which you can cut pipes, number pipe segments, and create pipe solids and insulation. · Drawing—Opens the PIP DRAWING menu on which you can use the Pro/PIPING drawing tool.

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· Set Up—Opens the PIP SETUP menu on which you can set up how Pro/PIPING creates piping systems. · Info—Opens the Piping Info dialog box in which you can retrieve piping system information and save your analyses for future retrieval.

About Pro/PIPING Piping Design Modes
Pro/PIPING allows you to create complex piping systems based on the piping design mode you choose. You set the piping design mode by setting the piping_design_method configuration option. The following design modes are available: · Non Specification-Driven—Creates piping systems using manual tasks. All line stocks must be manually created and associated to a routed pipeline. All fittings must also be manually inserted. The Non-Specification-Driven piping design mode does not use project-specific data during pipe modeling. Furthermore, this design mode does not support design compatibility checks such as size mismatch detection, end type mismatch, and so on. · Specification-Driven—Creates piping systems based on the piping design method practiced by the Plant, Shipbuilding, and Aerospace design industries. Pro/PIPING creates specification-driven piping systems using piping specifications and automated modeling tasks. These tasks use archived piping data and project-specific data from the Specification Database. Pro/PIPING creates all line stocks on-the-fly and automatically associated them to the appropriate pipelines. All fittings are selected automatically during fitting insertion. The Specification-Driven piping design mode supports intelligent design rule checking during modeling. · User-Driven—Enables you to switch between Non Specification-Driven and Specification -Driven piping modes and convert your piping assemblies at any time in the design process. Select or clear the Spec Driven check box on the PIPING menu to control the project piping design mode and convert piping assemblies to the selected mode.

To Set Pro/PIPING Configuration Options (SpecDriven)
1. Locate the configuration option you want to set using the configuration topics. 2. Click Utilities > Options. The Options dialog box opens. 3. Select the configuration option from the list. or In the Option field, enter the configuration option name. 4. In the Value field, enter the value. You can use the Value list to see which values are available. If the value requires an integer, enter it. 5. Click Add/Change. The configuration option and its value appear in the list. A green status icon confirms the change. 6. When you finish configuring Pro/PIPING, click Apply or OK. Note: It is recommended that you set the Pro/PIPING configuration options before starting a new piping project.

About Configuring Pro/PIPING (Spec-Driven)
You can customize the way the Specification-Driven piping design mode operates by entering config.pro configuration file options and their values in the Options dialog box (Utilities > Options). For example, you can modify piping design modes, pipeline formats, file names and directory locations, and configure the Pro/PIPING ISOGEN interface. Pro/PIPING provides a list of configuration options arranged in alphabetical order. Each option contains the following information: · Configuration option name.

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· Default and available variables or values. All default values are in italics. · Brief description and notes describing the configuration option.

ISOGEN Configuration Options
Pro/PIPING allows you to create isometric pipeline drawings by providing an isometric drawing generation (ISOGEN) interface. Using the Generate Isometric dialog box (PIPING > Drawing), you can create ISOGEN .pcf files for use with an ISOGEN drawing tool. The following configuration options must be set in the Pro/PIPING config.pro file to use the ISOGEN interface: · isogen_mandatory_attr_file · isogen_symbol_map_file · isogen_output_files_dir · isogen_nominal_size_map_file · isogen_pcf_filename_format · isogen_endtype_map_file Notes: · After you set the configuration options, all settings take effect immediately in the current Pro/ENGINEER session. · The Symbol Map, Endtype Map, and Nominal Size ISOGEN Map files are required to map Pro/PIPING component information to ISOGEN component information.

About Setting Up Specification-Driven Piping
Pro/PIPING allows you to design complex piping systems based on piping specifications. In order to design these piping systems, you must first set up Specification-Driven Piping. You use the PIP SETUP menu (PIPING > Set Up) to perform the following setup procedures: · Spec DB—Allows you to set up the piping Specification Database Project Data files. The Pro/PIPING Specification Database contains Master Catalog (MCAT), Project Data, and Fitting Library files. Pro/PIPING includes populated MCAT and Fitting Library files for immediate use. However, you must define the Project Data files for each piping project before beginning pipe system modeling. · Update Model—Allows you to update the active assembly in the current piping model with piping data changes made to the specification files (Project Data files), the MCAT files, or both. You can also modify line stocks and update the current piping model to reflect the changes. · Design Rules—Allows you to add or change the Design Rule parameters. · Bend Allow—Lets you define or modify bend tables. · Set Display—Sets the centerline or solid pipeline display for a selected pipeline in the graphics window.

To Change and Update Material Density
You can change pipe material density in a specification and update the current model with the changes. 1. Locate the Piping Material Master Catalog (MCAT) file for the selected pipeline or line stock. The default path for this file is <ProE load directory>/text/piping_data/ master_catalog/. 2. Use a text editor and change the material density value for the selected pipeline or line stock. Save all changes. 3. Update the model. Click Set Up > Update Model. The Update Model dialog box opens. and select the assembly to which you want to apply the changes. 4. Under Assembly, click 5. Under Model Information, select the Density check box. 6. Click . The Confirm Cancel dialog box opens. Click to confirm the update. The dialog

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boxes close and Pro/PIPING updates the active assembly information. Pro/PIPING confirms the update in the Message Area. 7. Regenerate (PIPING > Regenerate) to apply the changes to the piping model displayed in the graphics window. 8. Verify the changes. Click Analysis > Model Analysis. In the Model Analysis dialog box, retrieve a solid part density.

To Set the Display (Spec-Driven)
1. Click PIPING > Active Assembly and select the active assembly that contains the pipeline to which you want to set the display. 2. Click PIPING > Set Up > Set Display. The PIPE DISPLAY menu appears. 3. Select the pipeline in the graphics window. 4. Do one of the following: - To display pipe centerlines, click Center Line. - To display pipe solids, click Solid. Note that to display pipe solids, you must first create the pipe solids for the selected pipeline (PIPING > Fabrication > Pipe Solid). The Pro/ENGINEER Message Area confirms the action. 5. Click Done Sel from the GET SELECT menu. Pro/PIPING sets the pipeline display.

To Convert Specification-Driven Piping Assemblies (Spec-Driven)
You can convert Specification-Driven Piping assemblies to Non Specification-Driven Piping assemblies. This allows you to use the existing pipe systems in the Non Specification-Driven piping design mode. 1. Configure Pro/PIPING for the User-Driven piping design mode. 2. Create or open a Specification-Driven piping assembly to convert. 3. On the PIPING menu, clear the Spec Driven check box. Pro/PIPING considers all pipelines as Non Specification-Driven. Notes: · Every pipeline in the active assembly must be converted because the Non Specification-Driven mode permits different line stock assignments for each pipe segment. · All existing fittings remain Specification-Driven. So, if you convert the pipeline to SpecificationDriven, Pro/PIPING selects and inserts all Specification-Driven fittings according to the pipeline specification. · Pipe solids failure can occur due to pipeline size changes.

About Converting Piping Assemblies (SpecDriven)
The User-Driven piping design mode allows you to convert piping assemblies at any time in the piping design process using the Spec Driven check box on the PIPING menu. You can convert existing Non Specification-Driven or Specification-Driven piping assemblies to the other design mode on-the-fly and continue designing your piping system. After setting piping_design_method configuration option to the User-Driven mode, the following actions occur: · If a piping assembly is not open, Pro/PIPING defaults to the Non Specification-Driven design mode. Select the Spec Driven check box to switch to the Specification-Driven design mode. · If an existing piping assembly is open or after you open an existing piping assembly, Pro/PIPING switches to the piping design mode in which the assembly was created. The Spec Driven check box indicates the design mode. You can always convert the assembly to switch design modes.

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Assembly Conversion Processes
Pro/PIPING executes two different piping assembly conversion processes based on the piping assembly type. Assembly Type Specification-Driven to Non Specification-Driven Conversion Process Clear the Spec Driven check box on the PIPING menu. After this process, Pro/PIPING considers all pipelines as Non Specification-Driven. All existing fittings will remain Specification-Driven. Select the Spec Driven check box on the PIPING menu. You must assign specification-specific data in the Convert Pipeline dialog box for each pipeline in the active assembly. After entering this data, the Pro/ENGINEER message area displays each pipeline and its conversion status. All pipelines must be converted to Specification-Driven. All existing fittings will remain Non Specification-Driven.

Non Specification-Driven to Specification-Driven

Notes: · The piping assembly conversion processes occur on a pipeline basis only. Fitting are not converted. · Mixed models are not allowed. Non Specification-Driven and Specification-Driven pipelines cannot be included in the same piping assembly. · Mixed assemblies are allowed. Non Specification-Driven and Specification-Driven assemblies and subassemblies can be grouped. · All existing line stocks are automatically deleted. The Non Specification-Driven mode permits different line stock assignments to each pipe segment. · Pipe solids failure can occur due to pipeline size changes.

To Convert Non Specification-Driven Piping Assemblies (Spec-Driven)
You can convert Non Specification-Driven Piping assemblies to Specification-Driven Piping assemblies. This allows you to use existing pipe systems in the Specification-Driven Piping design mode. 1. Configure Pro/PIPING for the User-Driven piping design mode. For more information about configuring Pro/PIPING, refer to the topics in the Configuring Pro/PIPING portion of Introduction to Pro/PIPING. 2. Create or open a Non Specification-Driven piping assembly to convert. 3. Click Active Asm on the PIPING menu and select a piping assembly from either the Piping System Tree or the graphics window. 4. Select the Spec Driven check box on the PIPING menu. The Convert Pipeline dialog box opens. Pro/PIPING displays the active assembly under Active Assembly. 5. Select a pipeline to convert from the Select Pipeline box. If only one pipeline is available, Pro/PIPING displays its name beside Pipeline . 6. Select the Label tabbed page. Under Pipeline Label, do the following: - Select a specification, size, and schedule for the selected pipeline. - If applicable, select mnemonic, number, and insulation. Note that a pipeline number uniquely identifies a pipeline and it is needed for the Piping System Tree to organize pipelines (by their number) in a piping system. 7. If applicable, enter pipeline parameter values. Select the Parameters tabbed page. Under Pipeline Parameters, enter the parameter values. By default, Pro/PIPING makes the pipeline parameters unavailable. The piping_fluid_parameter configuration option sets the pipeline parameter availability (default is no).

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8. If applicable, enter user-defined pipeline parameters. Select the Defined tabbed page. Under User Defined Parameters, do one of the following: - Enter a parameter name in the Name box (must begin with a letter) and a corresponding value in the Value box. Click to add the parameter to the pipeline. . The Open dialog box

- Retrieve existing user-defined pipeline parameters from a file. Click opens. Select the file to retrieve and double-click. Pro/PIPING displays the user-defined parameters. 9. Click to save the parameters to a file.

10. Click to accept all pipeline data and begin the conversion process. The Pro/ENGINEER message area displays the pipeline conversion status. Pro/PIPING generates new line stocks based on the assigned specification. Notes: · You must perform this conversion process each time you switch from the Non Specification-Driven to the Specification-Driven design mode. · You must select each assembly to convert. Mixed assemblies are allowed. · Every pipeline in the active assembly must be converted. · All existing fittings remain Non Specification-Driven. · All existing line stocks are automatically deleted. · Pipe solids failure can occur due to pipeline size changes.

About the Piping System Tree (Spec-Driven)
The Pro/PIPING Piping System Tree allows you to control your pipeline display. This tree-based interface organizes all pipelines in the active assembly and its subassemblies by piping system (categories) and orders pipelines according to their name. The ability to include all subassemblies streamlines the pipeline display process. This is especially important if you create pipelines based on the "one pipeline per assembly" modeling method. The Piping System Tree does the following: · Displays only pipelines in the active assembly and its subassemblies. · Organizes pipelines in a collapsible/expandable hierarchy according to piping system and pipeline number. This organization provides a clear and intuitive visual representation of the piping project that allows immediate piping system recognition and pipeline selection. For example, you can group and display all water pipes and/or all specification 12A pipelines. · Allows for efficient pipeline selection. You can quickly select pipelines for display or to apply modeling tasks to them. Note that the pipelines and assembly components cannot be sequentially reordered using the Piping System Tree unlike the Pro/ENGINEER Model Tree.

Pipeline Selection and Display Features
The Piping System Tree provides the following dynamic pipeline selection and display options: · Pipeline Selection— Select one pipeline, multiple pipelines in a piping system, or all pipelines in the active assembly including its subassemblies. You can select pipelines from the Piping System Tree window or from the Pro/ENGINEER graphics window. · Show/Blank—Displays or hide multiple pipelines in the active assembly. · Centerline/Solid—Displays pipe centerlines or pipe solids. · Highlight Model—Highlights selected pipelines. Select a pipeline in the Piping System Tree and Pro/PIPING highlights the corresponding pipeline model in the graphics window and vise versa. · Reset Mode—Resets the Piping System Tree display mode.

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Customize the Pro/PIPING Piping System Tree
The Piping System Tree is fully customizable. You can reorganize pipelines in multiple ways by setting the piping_system_tree_format configuration option. You can also open a separate Piping System Tree window.

About Customizing the Piping System Tree (SpecDriven)
Customizing the Piping System Tree gives you the flexibility to display and organize your piping projects in several ways. · Reorganize Pipelines— The Piping System Tree lists all pipelines within the active assembly in a collapsible/expandable hierarchy of categories and subcategories for easy selection and identification. You can reorganize pipelines in multiple ways by setting the piping_system_tree_format configuration option to modify categories. · Modify the Column Display—Display informational columns and select items to display in these Piping System Tree columns. · Display a Separate Piping System Tree Window—Open a separate Piping System Tree window to display your pipelines.

Example: Piping System Tree (Spec-Driven)
The following Piping System Tree displays all pipelines in the active assembly (ACCOMODATION.ASM) and its subassemblies:

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These above pipelines are organized by the following configuration options and values: Configuration Option piping_system_tree_format pipeline_label_format Notes: · Within piping systems, Pro/PIPING always organizes pipelines by number. · UNCLASSIFIED-GROUP contains all Non Specification-Driven pipelines. Value MNEMONIC SIZE-SPECIFICATION-MNEMONIC-NUMBER

To Access the Piping System Tree (Spec-Driven)
1. Open or create a Pro/PIPING assembly. 2. Click Applications > Piping to access Pro/PIPING. The Piping System Tree opens. From the Piping System Tree, you can select pipelines and display modes. If the Piping System Tree does not open, do one of the following: . - After the Model Tree opens, click - Click View > Model Tree Setup > Piping View. The Piping System Tree opens. Note: If the Model Tree window does not open, click View > Model Tree. The Model Tree opens and becomes available.

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To Show/Blank Pipelines (Spec-Driven)
1. Click . The Piping System Tree opens. 2. Select one or more pipelines from the Piping System Tree and right-click. A shortcut menu appears. 3. Click Show/Blank to access this display mode and right-click. The shortcut menu reappears. 4. Click Show to display the selected pipeline in the graphics window. or Click Blank to hide the selected pipeline in the graphics window. You can select Reset Mode to clear the display mode. appears next to the selection. appears next to the selection.

To Display Centerlines or Solids (Spec-Driven)
1. Click . The Piping System Tree opens. 2. Select one or more pipelines from the Piping System Tree and right-click. A shortcut menu appears. 3. Click Centerline/Solid and right-click. The shortcut menu reappears. 4. Click Centerline to display pipe centerlines for the selection. in the Piping System Tree. or appears next to the selected pipeline

Click Solid to display pipe solids for the selection. appears next to the selected pipeline in the Piping System Tree. You can select Reset Mode to clear the display mode. Note: The Piping System Tree centerline or solid display mode differs from the centerline or solid display capabilities in Set Display and the mode set by the pipe_solid_centerline configuration option in the following ways: - The Piping System Tree centerline or solid display mode allows you to select one or more pipelines in the active assembly, including subassemblies. You can display the selected pipeline with a pipe solid or centerline. Note that if you are creating pipelines based on the "one pipeline per assembly" modeling method, it is recommended that you use this centerline/solid display mode. - The Set Display centerline or solid display mode (PIPING > Set Up > Set Display) enables you to select only one pipeline in the active assembly, but not in the subassemblies. You can display the selected pipeline with a pipe solid or centerline. - The mode set by the pipe_solid_centerline configuration option indicates the center of the pipe solid geometry with a line. This is a global setting for all pipelines.

To Select Pipelines (Spec-Driven)
1. Click . The Piping System Tree opens. 2. From within the Piping System Tree, select one of the following: - PIPING SYSTEM TREE—Selects all pipelines in the active assembly including those in the subassemblies. - Piping System (Category)—Selects all pipelines in piping system. For example, if a piping system is configured for MNEMONIC and you select the Water category, all water pipelines in the active assembly are selected. - Pipeline—Selects one pipeline. You can also select individual pipelines in the Pro/ENGINEER graphics window.

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To Reset the Display Mode (Spec-Driven)
1. Click . The Piping System Tree opens. 2. Select a pipeline or pipelines and right-click. A shortcut menu appears. 3. Select Reset Mode. The current display mode is cleared from the selection. appears next to the selected pipeline in the Piping System Tree. You can right-click again to select another Piping System Tree display mode from the shortcut menu.

To Highlight Pipelines (Spec-Driven)
1. Click View > Model Tree Setup > Highlight Model. 2. Select pipelines from Piping System Tree or in the Pro/ENGINEER graphics window. The selected pipelines highlight in both areas. Repeat this process to turn off the Highlight Model display mode.

About Isometric Drawing Generation (ISOGEN) (Spec-Driven)
Pro/PIPING provides an ISOGEN interface allowing you to create isometric drawings of pipelines. The Isometric Drawing Generation (ISOGEN) Interface exports material and geometrical data from a Pro/PIPING model to a readable ISOGEN .pcf (Piping Component File) format. This format serves as an input to ISOGEN for creating pipeline isometric drawings. The Generate Isometric dialog box (PIPING > Drawing) allows you to create isometric drawings from Pro/PIPING models. Using this dialog box, you can select pipelines, set up filenames and directories, and export the data to an intermediate .pcf file(s). ISOGEN reads this .pcf file data and generates the isometric drawings in various standard data formats. Note: You must first set the ISOGEN configuration options to use the ISOGEN interface generation tool.

To Report Insulation Information (Spec-Driven)
1. 2. 3. 4. Assign insulation to a pipeline or part of a pipeline. Click PIPING > Info. The Report Pipeline dialog box opens. Under Info Type, select General from the box. Under Definition, select Insulation from the box.

and select an insulated pipeline or insulated pipe segment from which to retrieve 5. Click information. You can select from either the Model Tree, the Piping System Tree, or the graphics window. Pro/PIPING displays the selected pipe data in the box under Definition and displays the insulation information under Results. You can either scroll to view the entire report or click report in the separate INFORMATION WINDOW. and view the

To Define Design Rule Parameters (Spec-Driven)
You use Design Rule parameters to verify that parameters of a routed pipe are within limitations. 1. Click PIPING > Set Up > Design Rules. The Define Design Rules dialog box opens. and select a pipe segment. This allows you to assign Design Rule 2. Under By Segment, click parameters to a pipe segment. or Under By Parameters, select a linestock. This allows you to assign Design Rule parameters to an entire line stock.

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. The Design Rule Parameters dialog box opens. 3. Click 4. Enter the Design Rule parameter values in any of the following boxes and ENTER. A blue dot at the bottom of the dialog box confirms the entry. - Max Overall Length—Maximum allowable length of a continuous pipe segment (Default value: 1000). - Max Bends Number—Maximum allowable number of bends in a continuous pipe segment (Default value: 100). - Min Bend Separation—Minimum allowable distance, in assembly units, between bends in one continuous pipe segment. - Min Straight Length—Minimum allowable distance, in assembly units, from a pipe end to the next bend or endpoint (Default value: 10). - Bend Arc Threshold— Angle at which Pro/PIPING defines the dimensioning scheme for large angle bends, such as 180 degrees (Default value in degrees: 165. You can enter a value between 0 and 360.). - Bend Table Name—Assign a bend table to the line stock. You can create a bend table at any time (Default value: NO_TABLE). 5. Click to apply the Design Rule Parameters. The Design Rule Parameters dialog box closes.

6. Click to close the Define Design Rules dialog box. Note: All bend radius and bend angle boxes are unavailable. Pro/PIPING retrieves this bend data from the Specification Database Bend Master Catalog (MCAT) file.

To Change and Update Corner Types
You can change piping corner types in a specification and update the current model with the changes. 1. Modify the specification. Click Set Up > Spec DB. The Define Piping Specification dialog box opens. . The Open File dialog box opens. The current directory is based on the directory path in 2. Click the piping_project_data_dir configuration option. 3. Double-click the Auto-Selection file that is associated with the specification that you want to modify. The Open File dialog box closes. In the Define Piping Specification dialog box, the file name appears in the blue border next to Auto-Select File. 4. Under Select Record, select the specification record that you want to modify. 5. You can change corner types using the following methods: - Bend and Miter Corner Types—Under Define Record, select the Allow Bend and/or Allow Miter check boxes to accept bend and/or mitered corner types. Clear the check boxes to make these corner types unavailable to the specification. - Fitting Corner Types—Select the Fitting tabbed page on the Define Piping Specification dialog box. To add a corner fitting, either add a corner fitting to an existing fitting record or create a new fitting record that contains a corner fitting. You can delete a fitting records that contain corner fittings to make them unavailable to the specification. to insert the changes to the selected record. Pro/PIPING modifies the existing record and 6. Click displays the changes under Select Record. to save changes to the file. The current directory is based on the directory path in the 7. Click piping_project_data_dir configuration option. 8. Click File > Exit. The Define Piping Specification dialog box closes. 9. Update the model. Click Set Up > Update Model. The Update Model dialog box opens. 10. Under Assembly, click and select the assembly to which you want to apply the changes. 11. Under Model Information, select the Corner Types check box.

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12. Click . The Confirm Cancel dialog box opens. Click to confirm the update. The dialog boxes close and Pro/PIPING updates the active assembly information. Pro/PIPING confirms the update in the Message Area. 13. Regenerate (PIPING > Regenerate) to apply the changes to the piping model displayed in the graphics window. 14. Verify the changes. Click PIPING > Route > Pipe Envrnmt > Corner Types. The Corner Type menu lists the allowed corner types (Fitting, Bend, Miter Cut) for the active assembly.

To Change and Update Stock Number Formats
You can change the pipe and fitting stock number formats in a specification and update the current model with the changes. 1. Modify the specification. Click Set Up > Spec DB. The Define Piping Specification dialog box opens. . The Open File dialog box opens. The current directory is based on the directory path in 2. Click the piping_project_data_dir configuration option. 3. Double-click the Auto-Selection file that is associated with the specification that you want to modify. The Open File dialog box closes. In the Define Piping Specification dialog box, the file name appears in the blue border next to Auto-Select File. 4. Under Select Record, select the specification record that you want to modify. 5. Select the Pipe, Fitting, or Assembly (fitting) tabbed pages for the type of stock number format to change. 6. Under Define Record and Select Stock Number Format, select new format keywords from the Keyword box or enter unique keywords. You can delete any keyword to make it unavailable to the specification. to insert the changes to the selected record. Pro/PIPING modifies the record and displays 7. Click the changes under Select Record. to save changes to the file. The current directory is based on the directory path in the 8. Click piping_project_data_dir configuration option. 9. Click File > Exit. The Define Piping Specification dialog box closes. 10. Update the model. Click Set Up > Update Model. The Update Model dialog box opens. and select the assembly to which you want to apply the changes. 11. Under Assembly, click 12. Under Model Information, select the Stock Number check box. 13. Click . The Confirm Cancel dialog box opens. Click to confirm the update. The dialog boxes close and Pro/PIPING updates the active assembly information. Pro/PIPING confirms the update in the Message Area. 14. Regenerate (PIPING > Regenerate) to apply the changes to the piping model displayed in the graphics window. 15. Verify the changes. To display the stock number in the updated format, click PIPING > Info. In the Report Pipeline dialog box, select General (under Info Type) and Segment (under Definition). and select a pipe segment in the graphics window. Note that the segment must be from the 16. Click updated assembly. Pro/PIPING displays the pipeline information in the Results window. You can also click to open the INFORMATION WINDOW.

About Pipeline Insulation (Spec-Driven)
Pro/PIPING enables you to assign insulation to a pipeline, part of a pipeline, and fittings. After you assign the insulation, Pro/PIPING creates insulation features that can be accessed in the Pro/ENGINEER Model Tree. You can do the following insulation tasks at any time in the piping design process:

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· Assign Insulation to a Pipeline—Assign insulation to an entire pipeline during pipeline creation or during piping design. · Assign Insulation to Part of a Pipeline—Assign insulation to any part of a selected pipeline. Target and insulate specific pipeline areas. · Modify the Insulation Assignment—Modify any insulation assignment in your piping system. · Delete Insulation—Delete any insulation assignment in your piping system. · Create Insulation Solids—Create solid representations of insulation for immediate graphical identification and confirmation. · Generate Insulation Information Reports—Generate detailed insulation reports for further insulation analysis.

To Assign Insulation during Pipeline Creation (Spec-Driven)
You can assign insulation to a new pipeline during pipeline creation. Note that you can only assign insulation to an entire pipeline using this method. 1. Click PIPING > Pipeline > Create/Route. The Create Pipeline dialog box opens. 2. Under Pipeline Label, select the applicable pipeline label information. 3. If an insulation code was assigned to the selected specification in the Specification Directory (database) file, the Insulation box displays the code. You can select another insulation code but you must select an insulation code. If an insulation code was not assigned to the selected specification in the Specification Directory (database) file, select the Insulation check box and select an insulation code from the list. Pro/PIPING dynamically displays the pipeline label in the blue bar beside Pipeline. to save the selections. Pro/PIPING saves the insulation data in an insulation feature in the 4. Click active assembly. You can retrieve insulation information (PIPING > Info) to view the assigned insulation data. Notes: · The following Specification Database files must be populated with insulation data in order to assign insulation to specification-driven pipelines: - Insulation Directory file (Project Data file) must contain records for the insulation codes. - Insulation MCAT file (Master Catalog file) that is assigned to an insulation code must contain insulation data. · Pro/PIPING creates insulation solids automatically after you create pipe solids.

To Delete Insulation (Spec-Driven)
You can delete insulation assigned to an entire pipeline or part of a pipeline. 1. Open the assembly containing the pipeline and the insulation to be deleted. 2. Click . The Model Tree opens. 3. In the Model Tree, locate the assembly containing the insulated pipeline and corresponding the insulation feature. You can delete the following types of insulation features: - Insulation Features—Store the insulation data (codes, names, thickness, sizes, and so on) for a pipeline. Pro/PIPING identifies the insulation features by insulation code. Select the feature to highlight it in the graphics window. - Insulation Segment Features—Store the start and end points for insulation on part of a pipe segment. Note that the insulation segment feature is a child of the related insulation feature. If you delete an insulation feature, Pro/PIPING deletes all related children, including the insulation segment feature, if applicable. So, if you delete the insulation feature from an insulated pipeline that also contains a partially insulated segment, all insulation data will be deleted.

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To locate the insulation segment feature to delete, select the insulation feature and right-click. From the shortcut menu, select Info > Parent Child Info. The Reference Information Window opens. Under Children of Current Feature, Pro/PIPING lists all children of the selected insulation feature. Insulation segment features are labeled Insulation Seg id <number>. 4. Select the insulation feature to delete from the Model Tree. The feature highlights on the pipeline in the graphics window. Right-click and a shortcut menu appears. 5. Click Delete. A warning appears to confirm the action. 6. Click . Pro/PIPING deletes the selected insulation feature from the Model Tree and the graphics window. Note: The Model Tree must display features to delete insulation features from the Model Tree. Click View > Model Tree Setup > Item Display. Under Display, select the Features check box and click OK.

To Assign Insulation to Part of a Pipeline (SpecDriven)
1. Click PIPING > Active Asm and select the active assembly that contains the pipeline to partially insulate. 2. Click PIPING > Fabrication > Insulation. The Create Insulation dialog box opens. Pro/PIPING selects the Start option under Insulation Segment Points by default. 3. Follow these steps to select insulation start and end points. Note that start and end points must be on the same pipeline: and select a pipe segment to specify the insulation start a. Under Select Start Point, click point. Crosshairs indicate the start point on the pipe segment and the pipe segment ID populates the Select Start Point box. b. Select the End point option under Insulation Segment Points. Under Select End Point, click and select the insulation end point. Crosshairs indicate the end point on the pipe segment and the pipe segment ID populates the Select End Point box. 4. Under Point Placement Options, select one of the following options to specify both start and end point placement. Note that you must select the Start and End options under Insulation Segment Points to place the appropriate points: specifies the start or end point distance from the pipe segment upstream end.

specifies the start or end point distance ratio from the pipe segment upstream end.

places a start or end point on the pipe segment perpendicular to that pipe segment. Note that the start point pipe segment must be perpendicular to the end point pipe segment to make this option available.

places a start or end point from a specified datum plane. The datum plane must be perpendicular to the start or end point pipe segment. Pro/PIPING creates a reference to the datum plane. 5. Under Positioning Parameters, specify the point location parameters based on the selected placement option. Use the thumb wheel to move the point placement or enter a value in the thumb wheel box and ENTER for exact placement. If you selected the Datum plane reference placement option, , select a datum plane from the

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graphics window. Pro/PIPING displays the datum place name in the Positioning Parameters box. 6. Under Insulation Parameters, select an insulation code to assign insulation between the specified placement points. to assign the insulation to the pipe segment. 7. Click Notes: · The following Specification Database files must be populated with insulation data in order to assign insulation to specification-driven pipelines: - Insulation Directory file (Project Data file) must contain records for the insulation codes. - Insulation MCAT file (Master Catalog file) that is assigned to an insulation code must contain insulation data. · Pro/PIPING creates insulation solids automatically after you create pipe solids.

About Piping Layers (Spec-Driven)
You use layers in a model or a layout as an organizational tool. By associating items with a layer, you can collectively manipulate them such as to delete, reorder, suppress, or show or blank them selectively. Pro/PIPING creates three piping layers after you create a pipeline. These layers are located in the active pipe assembly and use the naming convention established in the Specification Database during piping setup. Pro/PIPING creates the following three types of layers: · ROUTE—Contains all routing features in piping assembly · FITTING—Contains all fitting components for the subassembly · SOLID—Contains all pipe solids for subassembly

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The following example illustrates the Pro/PIPING layer tree:

In the above example, DXF_LAYER represents the layer name. For more information about layers, refer to Managing Model Composition in Pro/ENGINEER Foundation.

About Master Catalog Files
Pro/PIPING Master Catalog (MCAT) files are Pro/TABLE (ASCII) files that store all of the piping design data required for pipe modeling. This piping data is available for all projects and remains unchanged as new piping projects are designed. The MCAT file data sources consist of industry standards and practices, and manufacturer catalogs. Pro/PIPING includes Master Catalog files. You can modify existing MCAT files to satisfy project requirements.

How Master Catalog Files Work
Master Catalog files contain all piping data that is available for all piping projects. MCAT files function as a piping data library. During Specification-Driven Piping setup, you must add all piping data from printed sources into the Master Catalog files, as needed. You also must create the Project Data files. You create Project Data files by selecting piping data from the MCAT files and assigning it to each project specification. Pro/PIPING writes this data to the Project Data files. Project Data files allow you to control the data that Pro/PIPING retrieves during project design.

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Example: Before you begin designing the piping project, you must set up Specification Driven piping by creating the Project Data files. You assign different piping data (pipeline and fitting data, insulation data, and so forth) to specifications 11B, 12A, and 12C. As you begin designing the pipeline for specification 12A, Pro/PIPING retrieves only the piping data that you assigned to this specification. All other Master Catalog file data remains archived. You select from the specification 12A piping data and begin project design. The following table lists each Pro/PIPING Master Catalog file and its information type: Master Catalog (MCAT) File Piping Master Catalog Directory file Pipe Outer Diameter file Pipe Thickness file Pipe Master Catalog file Piping Material file Piping Manufacture Directory file Fitting Master Catalog file Bend file Bending Machine File Miter file End Compatibility file Insulation file Appearance Map file Information Type All Piping Master Catalog files All available pipe outside diameters All available pipe thickness All available pipe sizes for a material type All available pipe material data Relates the pipe material code to the Bend, Bend Machine, and the Miter files All available fittings All available bend tables All available bend machines and their parameters All available miter tables All available end type matching tables All available insulation data for pipes and fittings All available colors that can be applied to pipelines

Note: You can define the MCAT directory path by setting the piping_mcat_dir configuration option.

About Project Data Files
Project Data files are Pro/TABLE (ASCII) files that store all project specific design information. You create Project Data files when you set up Specification-Driven Piping for each piping project. To set up Specification-Driven Piping, you must define each piping specification and assign piping data to them using the Define Piping Specification dialog box (PIPING > Set Up > Spec DB). Pro/PIPING writes this piping data to the following Project Data files: · Specification Directory Files—Store all piping specifications, mnemonics, colors, layers, insulation codes, and assigned Auto-Selection files that you selected for a piping project. · Auto-Selection Files—Contain all pipes, fittings, bends, miters, and assembly fittings that you selected for a piping project. Pro/PIPING retrieves this data from the Master Catalog (MCAT) files. · Insulation Directory Files—Contain all insulation files, insulation codes, and colors that you selected for a piping project. Pro/PIPING retrieves this data from the Master Catalog (MCAT) files. The Fitting Category Map Files are Project Data files in which you assign fitting categories to Fitting Category buttons in the Insert Fitting and Insert Group Fitting dialog boxes. These buttons allow you to easily access all fittings for the selected pipeline specification during fitting insertion.

How Project Data Files Work
As you design a piping project and select piping specifications, Pro/PIPING uses the Project Data files to retrieve the piping data that you assigned to each specification and dynamically populates the current dialog box. This simplifies the piping design process. For example, before you begin designing your piping project, you set up Specification-Driven Piping. You assign piping data to piping specification records A7A, 12A, and 14C. Pro/PIPING retrieves the data from the Master Catalog (MCAT) files and saves the records in the Project Data files. As you create the pipeline

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or insert a fitting for specification 12A, only the piping data that you assigned to the specification 12A record becomes available and populates the dialog box. All other data remains archived. Note: Pro/PIPING saves all Project Data files in one directory. You can change this directory by setting the piping_project_data_dir configuration option.

Example: Piping Master Catalog Directory File
The following is an example of the Piping Master Catalog Directory file: Default Path: <ProE load point>/text/piping_data/master_catalog/piping_mcat_dir.ptd CATEGORY PIPE PIPE PIPE PIPE GENERAL GENERAL GENERAL ELBOW ELBOW GENERAL FLANGE FLANGE GASKET VALVE MCAT_FILE pipe/pipe_steel pipe/pipe_stain pipe/pipe_copper pipe/pipe_albrass fitting/cap_bw fitting/coupling_sw_c opper fitting/coupling_sw_st eel fitting/elbow_45_bw_ copper fitting/elbow_45_sw fitting/flange_blank fitting/flange_neck fitting/flange_slip fitting/gasket_neck fitting/vl_gate_flff PIPE_OD_FILE pipeod/od_steel pipeod/od_steel pipeod/od_copper pipeod/od_albrassnicu pipeod/od_steel pipeod/od_copper pipeod/od_steel pipeod/od_copper pipeod/od_steel pipeod/od_steel pipeod/od_steel pipeod/od_steel pipeod/od_steel pipeod/od_steel PIPE_THK_FILE pipethk/thk_steel pipethk/thk_steel pipethk/thk_copper pipethk/thk_albrass UNITS MM MM MM MM MM MM MM MM MM MM MM MM MM MM

Example: Specification Directory File
The following is an example of the Specification Directory file: Default Path: <ProE load point>/text/piping_data/sample_project/piping_specs_dir.ptd SPEC A7A B7A D2B MNEMONIC COLOR WC HC YELLOW BLUE MAGENTA LAYER a7a_layer b7a_layer d2b_layer AUTO_SELECT_FILE a7a_asfile b7a_asfile d2b_asfile INS_CODE ES EH EK

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Example: Auto-Selection File
The following is an example of the Auto-Selection file for specification A7A: Default Path: <ProE load point>/text/piping_data/sample_project/a7a_asfile.ptd CATEG SNAME SIZE ORY NSIZE BSIZE SCH MATL_ MCAT_ STOCKNO MCCS CODE _RA CODE FILE _COD TE E 80 80 80 80 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 BA BA BA BA BA BA BA BA BA BA BA pipe/astm _steel pipe/astm _steel pipe/astm _steel pipe/astm _steel pipe/astm _steel pipe/astm _steel pipe/astm _steel pipe/astm _steel pipe/astm _steel pipe/astm _steel pipe/astm _steel pipe/astm _steel pipe/astm _steel pipe/astm _steel pipe/astm _steel pipe/astm _steel pipe/astm _steel gasket/as bestos_ri ng gasket/as bestos_ri PIPEPE80B A-0D PIPEPE80B A-0F PIPEPE80B A-01 PIPEPE80B A-1D PIPEBE40B A-02 PIPEBE40B A-03 PIPEBE40B A-04 PIPEPE80B A-06 PIPEBE40B A-08 PIPEBE40B A-10 PIPEBE40B A-12 PIPEBESTD AC-14 PIPEBESTD AC-16 PIPEBE10S AC-18 PIPEBE10S AC-20 PIPEBE10S AC-22 PIPEBE10S AC-24 GASKFF150 BC-02 GASKFF150 BC-03 PIPE PIPE PIPE PIPE PIPE PIPE PIPE PIPE PIPE PIPE PIPE PIPE PIPE PIPE PIPE PIPE PIPE GASK ET GASK ET

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Example: Insulation Directory File
The following is an example of Insulation Directory file piping_insulation_dir.ptd: Default Path: <Pro/E load point>/text/piping_data/sample_project/ piping_insulation_dir.ptd INS_CODE ES EH EN EK EC INS_FILE insulation/general_fitting insulation/exhaust insulation/general_fitting insulation/general_fitting insulation/sweat COLOR Aqua Violet Wheat Wheat Cyan

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Example: Fitting Category Map File
The following tables describe the Pro/PIPING default Fitting Category Map file. Note that the Fitting Category Icon column is for illustrative purposes only:

Fitting Category Map File
Default Path: <ProE load point>/text/piping_data/sample_project/ piping_fitt_category_map.ptd ICON_NUMBER ICON_BITMAP 1 fit_valve FITTING_CATEGORY FITTING CATEGORY ICONS VALVE, ANGLE_VALVE, RELIEF_VALVE FLANGE ELBOW BRANCH, BRANCH_LET, ELBOW_LET REDUCER GENERAL, GASKET ASSEMBLY

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fit_red fit_general fit_assembly

About Set Display (Spec-Driven)
Pro/PIPING allows you to set the display for a selected pipeline in the graphics window. You can set the pipeline display (PIPING > Set Up > Set Display) using the following display modes: · Center Line—Displays pipeline centerlines · Solid—Displays pipeline solid geometry Note: The Set Display centerline or solid display mode differs from the centerline or solid display capabilities in Piping System Tree and the mode set by the pipe_solid_centerline configuration option in the following ways: · The Set Display centerline or solid display mode (PIPING > Set Up > Set Display) enables you to select only one pipeline in the active assembly, but not in the subassemblies. You can display the selected pipeline with a pipe solid or centerline. · The Piping System Tree centerline or solid display mode allows you to select one or more pipelines in the active assembly, including subassemblies. You can display the selected pipeline with a pipe solid or centerline. Note that if you are creating pipelines based on the "one pipeline per assembly" modeling method, it is recommended that you use this centerline/solid display mode. · The mode set by the pipe_solid_centerline configuration option indicates the center of the pipe solid geometry with a line. This is a global setting for all pipelines.

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To Generate an Isometric Drawing (Spec-Driven)
Note: You must first set the ISOGEN configuration options to use the ISOGEN interface generation tool. 1. Click PIPING > Drawing. The Generate Isometric dialog box opens and prompts you to select a pipeline. The Selection tab is selected by default. and select a pipeline to generate the isometric. You can select pipeline 2. Under Pipelines, click features or segment features from either the Model Tree, the Piping System Tree, or the graphics window. Click Done Sel on the GET SELECT menu. Pro/PIPING displays Pro/PIPING displays all selected pipelines under Select Pipelines. 3. Under Select Drawing Type, specify the isometric drawing type. The options are: - Single Line Isometric—Generates a single line isometric for each selected pipeline. Pro/PIPING creates a PCF file and writes all pipeline data to that file for each selected pipeline. - System Isometric—Generates a system isometric for each selected pipeline system. For each selected pipeline, the data for connected pipelines is exported to a PCF. If two or more of the selected pipelines belong to one network, Pro/PIPING ignores any pipeline data that has already been exported. 4. Under Options, use the following boxes to override any of the ISOGEN configuration options. Note that any changes to these four options will remain in effect throughout the Pro/ENGINEER session unless you change them during the session. - Output Directory—The value of the config.pro option isogen_output_files_dir appears in the input panel. If you want to store the PCF file in another directory, click . The Select

Directory to place output PCFs dialog box opens. Browse for the directory and click . If there is no value for isogen_output_files_dir, this input panel will be blank and all files generated by the interface will be written to the current working directory. - Isogen File—The value of the config.pro option isogen_mandatory_attr_file appears in the input panel. Click to select a different ISOGEN file. The Select ISOGEN File dialog box opens. Browse for the file and double-click. - Symbol Map File—The value of the config.pro option isogen_symbol_map_file appears in the input panel. Click to change to a different symbol map file. The Select Symbol Map File dialog box opens. Browse for the file and double-click. - Endtype Map File—The value of the config.pro option isogen_endtype_map_file appears in the input panel. Click to change the endtype map file. The Select Endtype Map File dialog box opens. Browse for the file and double-click. 5. Click the General Attr tab. These attributes are supported by ISOGEN and can be used to determine various isometric drawing options. 6. Under Specify General Attributes, click the System Attr tab. The following fields are optional ISOGEN system attributes: - Date—Specify the date. Pro/PIPING displays the current system date by default. You can change the value using the format --/--/--. The value entered here is written to the PCF file for the DATEDMY ISOGEN attribute. - Project Identifier—Specify the project number or name. - Revision Number—Specify the revision number. - Area or Batch—Specify the sections of a project. - Replot—Specify the number of isometric drawings to be replotted. - Spool Prefix—Specify the spool identifier prefix. - Weld Prefix Erection—Specify the erection weld prefix.

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- Weld Prefix Fabrication—Specify the fabrication weld prefix. - Weld Prefix General—Specify the weld prefix. - Weld Prefix Offshore—Specify the offshore weld prefix. 7. Click the User Attr tab. These are user attributes provided by ISOGEN. Select from the option list to specify the user attributes. The list contains all the available user attributes supported by ISOGEN. They are MISC-SPEC1 to MISC-SPEC5 and ATTRIBUTE1 to ATTRIBUTE99. Select an attribute, specify a corresponding value, and ENTER. Pro/PIPING displays the attributes. 8. Click the Pipeline Attr tab. The attributes under Specify Pipeline Attributes are usually applicable to one pipeline but you can also use them for multiple pipelines. ISOGEN supports all of the following attributes, however, not every attribute is available from the Pro/PIPING model. - Pipeline Type—Select the pipeline construction type. All the valid types are listed. Note that you should be informed about the other ISOGEN pipeline construction types before changing this value to anything other than General. - Bend Radius—Specify the standard pulled bend radius. - Painting Spec—Specify the painting specification. - Tracing Spec—Specify the tracing specification. - Start Coords—Specify the pipeline replot start coordinates. - Specific Gravity—Specify the gravity of the pipeline contents. - Output File Name—Specify the name of the drawing output file. The value entered is used only when a single pipeline is selected. If pipeline isometric or multiple pipelines are selected, the value is ignored. - Highest Part Number—Specify the highest material list part number generated on the previous run of the pipeline. - Highest Weld Number—Specify the highest weld number generated on the previous run of the pipeline. Note: If you select multiple pipelines and data exists on this tabbed page (other than the default General in the Pipeline Type option), the following message appears: Multiple Pipelines Selected. Use data in Pipeline Attr tab for all pipelines? Click to export the data or File Name attribute is not exported. (the default) to ignore the data. If you click , the Output

to apply the specified options on the selected pipelines, create the necessary PCF files, 9. Click and close the dialog box. Click to apply the specified options on the selected pipelines, create the necessary PCF files, and keep the dialog box open for further selections. Click to cancel the action and close the dialog box.

Component Material Description (Spec-Driven)
The material description of each extracted Pro/PIPING component appears in the bill of materials section of the isometric drawing. The material description in the PCF file format requires an ITEM CODE and DESCRIPTION as shown below: MATERIALS ITEM-CODE data DESCRIPTION data (Single line Description) ITEM-CODE data DESCRIPTION data (Multiple line Description) DESCRIPTION data Notes: · Pro/PIPING uses the STOCKNO (stock number) as the ITEM-CODE. The STOCKNO uniquely

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identifies each Pro/PIPING component. · The material description is retrieved from the Pipe Material Master Catalog (MCAT) file.

Creating Pipe Component Information (SpecDriven)
The ISOGEN drawing generation tool allows you to convert pipe component information. Pro/PIPING converts the coordinate information for pipe segments and other components to millimeters or inches, depending on the corresponding assembly units. The following table shows the ISOGEN component identifier and the information extracted: ISOGEN IDENTIFIER BRANCH1-POINT BRANCH2-POINT DESCRIPTION Identification of branch points on various components. For example, a typical record using millimeter (mm) coordinates and an inch bore is as follows: BRANCH1-POINT 125.0 25.0 0.0 6 BW Note: The data string after the identifier BRANCH1-POINT includes coordinates, a nominal size, and an endtype as expected by PCF file format. Identifies the center point on various components. For example, a typical record using millimeter (mm) coordinates and an inch bore is as follows: CENTRE-POINT 125.0 0.0 0.0 Note: The data string after the identifier CENTRE-POINT includes coordinates. Identifies end points on various components. For example, a record using millimeter (mm) coordinates and an inch bore is as follows: END-POINT 150.0 25.0 0.0 6BW Note: The data string after the identifier END-POINT includes coordinates, a nominal size, and an endtype as expected by PCF file format. Valid ISOGEN SKEY (Symbol Key). For example, a record identifying SKEY is as follows: SKEY VGBW Unique identifier for each component. Pro/PIPING component STOCKNO (stock number) is used as ITEM-CODE. The ITEM-CODE and the description are used to populate the bill of materials. For example, a record identifying ITEM-CODE is as follows: ITEM-CODE GATVAA050 Angle value if the angle is other than 90 or 180 degrees for ELBOW, BEND, OLET, TEE, CROSS, and ELBOW-TEED type components. Angle values are in hundredths of degrees. For example, a record identifying an ANGLE of 60 degrees is as follows: ANGLE 6000

CENTRE-POINT

END-POINT

SKEY

ITEM-CODE

ANGLE

Note: ISOGEN identifiers BRANCH1-POINT, BRANCH2POINT, CENTRE-POINT are specific to components and are not applicable for pipe segments.

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ISOGEN Error Log File (Spec-Driven)
If Pro/PIPING encounters errors while processing pipelines during isometric drawing generation, Pro/PIPING creates a log file named isointf.err. The error log file contains a collection of error logs from multiple sessions. The isogen_output_files_dir configuration option sets the directory in which Pro/PIPING stores this log file. Pro/PIPING creates the following two types of error log entries: · Errors—Identifies problem pipeline segments, components, and fittings that caused the errors. Pro/PIPING highlights these items in red and displays them in the Pro/ENGINEER graphics window. To restore these components to their original color, use the Repaint command in Pro/ENGINEER (View > Repaint). · Warnings—Identifies issues that occur due to processing errors.

Example: ISOGEN Identifiers on a Component (Spec-Driven)
The following example identifies ISOGEN identifiers on cross component:

B1P: BRANCH1-POINT B2P: BRANCH2-POINT CP: CENTRE-POINT EP: END-POINT

About Update Model
Pro/PIPING allows you to change piping data in the Project Data, the Master Catalog (MCAT) Specification Database files, or both and then update the piping model data in your current piping project. You can stay current with industry standards and change piping specifications, and update the active assembly information and/or line stock by using the Update Model dialog box (PIPING > Set Up > Update Model). Pro/PIPING applies the new data to all subsequent modeling. You can change the following piping data and update the current model: · · · · · · · · Color Corner Types Material Code Stock Number Format Outside Diameter (OD) Wall Thickness Material Density Miter Parameters

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· Bend Parameters · Bend Machine Parameters

To Change and Update Colors
You can change piping colors in a specification and update the current model with the changes. 1. Modify the specification. Click Set Up > Spec DB. The Define Piping Specification dialog box opens. 2. Click . The Open File dialog box opens. The current directory is based on the directory path in the piping_project_data_dir configuration option. 3. Double-click the Specification Directory file that contains the specification that you want to modify. The Open File dialog box closes. In the Define Piping Specification dialog box, the file name appears in the blue border next to Specification Directory File. 4. Under Select Record, select the specification record that you want to modify. 5. Under Define Record, select a new piping color from the Color box. You can define new colors (View > Model Setup > Color & Appearances). Refer to Setting Colors in the Utilities Menu portion of Pro/ENGINEER Basics for more information. to insert the changes to the selected record. Pro/PIPING modifies the existing record and 6. Click displays the changes under Select Record. to save the changes to the file. The current directory is based on the directory path in the 7. Click piping_project_data_dir configuration option. 8. Click File > Exit. The Define Piping Specification dialog box closes. 9. Update the model. Click Set Up > Update Model. The Update Model dialog box opens. 10. Under Assembly, click and select the assembly to which you want to apply the changes. 11. Under Model Information, select the Color check box. 12. Click . The Confirm Cancel dialog box opens. Click to confirm the update. The dialog boxes close and Pro/PIPING updates the active assembly information. Pro/PIPING confirms the update in the Message Area. 13. Verify the changes. Click PIPING > Info. In the Report Pipeline dialog box, select General (under Info Type) and Segment (under Definition). and select a pipe segment in the graphics window. Note that the segment must be from the 14. Click updated assembly. Pro/PIPING displays the pipeline information in the Results window. You can also click to open the INFORMATION WINDOW.

To Change and Update Outside Diameters
You can change pipe outside diameters (OD) in a specification or line stock and update the current model with the changes. 1. Locate the Pipe Outer Diameter (OD) Master Catalog (MCAT) file for the selected pipeline or line stock. The default path for these files is <ProE load directory>/text/piping_data/master_catalog/pipeod/. Each Pipe Outer Diameter file is named for a line stock material type (for example, od_steel.ptd.). 2. Use a text editor and change the outside diameter value for a selected line stock. Save all changes. 3. Update the model. Click Set Up > Update Model. The Update Model dialog box opens. and select the assembly to which you want to apply the changes. 4. Under Assembly, click 5. Under Model Information, select the Outer Diameter check box. . The Confirm Cancel dialog box opens. Click to confirm the update. The dialog 6. Click boxes close and Pro/PIPING updates the active assembly information. Pro/PIPING confirms the update in the Message Area.

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7. Regenerate (PIPING > Regenerate) to apply the changes to the piping model displayed in the graphics window. 8. Verify the changes. Click PIPING > Info. In the Report Pipeline dialog box, select General (under Info Type) and Segment (under Definition). and select a pipe segment in the graphics window. Note that the segment must be from the 9. Click updated assembly. Pro/PIPING displays the pipeline information in the Results window. You can also click to open the INFORMATION WINDOW.

To Change and Update Wall Thickness
You can change pipe wall thickness in a specification or line stock and update the current model with the changes. 1. Locate the Pipe Thickness Master Catalog (MCAT) file for the selected pipeline or line stock. The default path for these files is <ProE load directory>/text/piping_data/ master_catalog/pipethk/. Each Pipe Thickness file is named for a line stock material type (for example, thk_steel.ptd.). 2. Use a text editor and change the wall thickness value for a selected line stock. Save all changes. 3. Update the model. Click Set Up > Update Model. The Update Model dialog box opens. and select the assembly to which you want to apply the changes. 4. Under Assembly, click 5. Under Model Information, select the Wall Thickness check box. 6. Click . The Confirm Cancel dialog box opens. Click to confirm the update. The dialog boxes close and Pro/PIPING updates the active assembly information. Pro/PIPING confirms the update in the Message Area. 7. Regenerate (PIPING > Regenerate) to apply the changes to the piping model displayed in the graphics window. 8. Verify the changes. Click PIPING > Info. In the Report Pipeline dialog box, select General (under Info Type) and Segment (under Definition). and select a pipe segment in the graphics window. Note that the segment must be from the 9. Click updated assembly. Pro/PIPING displays the pipeline information in the Results window. You can also click to open the INFORMATION WINDOW.

To Change and Update Material Codes
You can change pipe and fitting material codes in a specification or line stock and update the current model with the changes. 1. Modify the Piping Material Master Catalog (MCAT) file. Open the Piping Material file using a text editor and modify the material code for the selected pipe or fitting MCAT file. Save all changes. 2. Modify the specification. Click Set Up > Spec DB. The Define Piping Specification dialog box opens. . The Open File dialog box opens. The current directory is based on the directory path in 3. Click the piping_project_data_dir configuration option. 4. Double-click the Auto-Selection file that is associated with the specification that you want to modify. The Open File dialog box closes. In the Define Piping Specification dialog box, the file name appears in the blue border next to Auto-Select File. 5. Under Select Record, select the specification record that you want to modify. 6. Select the Pipe or Fitting tabbed pages for the material code type. Pro/PIPING displays the updated material code in the Material Code box under Define Record. to insert a new record that contains the changes. Pro/PIPING adds the record and displays 7. Click the changes under Select Record. Note that you must delete the existing record before Pro/PIPING can insert the record with the new material code.

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8. Click to save changes to the file. The current directory is based on the directory path in the piping_project_data_dir configuration option. 9. Click File > Exit. The Define Piping Specification dialog box closes. 10. Update the model. Click Set Up > Update Model. The Update Model dialog box opens. 11. Under Assembly, click and select the assembly to which you want to apply the changes. 12. Under Model Information, select the Material Data check box. . The Confirm Cancel dialog box opens. Click to confirm the update. The dialog 13. Click boxes close and Pro/PIPING updates the active assembly information. Pro/PIPING confirms the update in the Message Area. 14. Regenerate (PIPING > Regenerate) to apply the changes to the piping model displayed in the graphics window. 15. Verify the changes. Click PIPING > Info. In the Report Pipeline dialog box, select General (under Info Type) and Segment (under Definition). and select a pipe segment in the graphics window. Note that the segment must be from the 16. Click updated assembly. Pro/PIPING displays the pipeline information in the Results window. You can also click to open the INFORMATION WINDOW.

To Modify Master Catalog Files
Pro/PIPING allows you to modify Master Catalog (MCAT) files. You must modify MCAT files when periodic updates and additions require up-to-date information. You can use either Pro/TABLE or any ASCII file editing tool for MCAT file modification. 1. 2. 3. 4. Open Pro/TABLE or any ASCII editing tool. Open the MCAT file to modify. Enter the piping data into the file complying with the file format. Save the modified MCAT file.

Piping Master Catalog Directory File
The Piping Master Catalog Directory file lists all available Pipe and Fitting Master Catalog (MCAT) files, and insulation files. Each Piping MCAT Directory file entry associates a piping category and a Master Catalog file with a Pipe Outer Diameter file, a Pipe Thickness file, and a unit of measurement. Pro/PIPING uses the Piping Master Catalog Directory file to retrieve Pipe Outer Diameter and Pipe Thickness MCAT file data. This data is based on the associated Pipe or Fitting MCAT file. The following table describes the piping Master Catalog Directory file format: FIELD NAME CATEGORY DESCRIPTION Pipe, fitting, or insulation categories defined in the Master Catalog file. Pro/PIPING supports the following two category types: 1. Fixed Categories - PIPE—For pipes - INSULATION—For insulation 2. User-Definable Fitting Categories Pro/PIPING provides the following categories that are used by the fittings and archived in the Pro/PIPING Fitting Library files. You can define new categories as needed. - VALVE - ANGLE_VALVE - RELIEF_VALVE

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MCAT_FILE PIPE_OD_FILE PIPE_THK_FILE UNITS

FLANGE GASKET ELBOW ELBOW_LET—For elbow olets BRANCH BRANCH_LET—For branch olets REDUCER GENERAL—For fittings that do not belong to any of the above types

Pipe or Fitting Master Catalog file name Pipe Outside Diameter file name Pipe Thickness file name Units of measurement for pipe outer diameter and pipe thickness. Pro/PIPING supports the following units: - MM (millimeter) - CM (centimeter) - M (meter) - INCH - FOOT

Note: You can define the MCAT Directory File name by setting the piping_mcat_dir_file configuration option (default is piping_mcat_dir.ptd).

Pipe Outer Diameter File
The Pipe Outer Diameter file defines the pipe outside diameter (OD). The OD is a fixed value relative to the nominal pipe diameter and pipe material category. Pro/PIPING uses the Pipe Outer Diameter file to retrieve the pipe outside diameter and pipe size code based on the pipe size for specification-driven pipeline creation. Pro/PIPING also uses this file to retrieve the fitting size code. This code is based on the fitting size and is used for fitting stock number creation. The following table describes the Pipe Outer Diameter file format: FIELD NAME SIZE PIPE_OD SIZE_CODE DESCRIPTION Pipe nominal diameter. Pipe outside diameter (OD). Size code. The size code can be used in a pipe or fitting stock number as a replacement for size.

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Example: Pipe Outer Diameter File
The following is an example of the Pipe Outer Diameter file od_steel.ptd: Default Path: <ProE load point>/text/piping_data/master_catalog/pipeod/od_steel.ptd SIZE 1" 1-1/2" 2" 3" 4" 6" 8" 10" 12" 14" 16" 18" 20" 24" PIPE_OD 1.315 1.9 2.375 3.5 1.315 6.625 8.625 10.75 12.75 14 16 18 20 24 SIZE_CODE 01 1D 02 03 04 06 08 10 12 14 16 18 20 24

Pipe Thickness File
The Pipe Thickness file defines the pipe wall thickness. The pipe wall thickness is a fixed value relative to the nominal pipe diameter, pipe schedule, and pipe material type. Pro/PIPING uses the Pipe Thickness file to retrieve the pipe wall thickness based on the pipe size and schedule for specification-driven pipeline creation. The following table describes the Pipe Thickness file format: FIELD NAME SIZE SCH_RATE PIPE_THK DESCRIPTION Pipe nominal diameter Pipe schedule Pipe wall thickness

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Example: Pipe Thickness File
The following is an example of the Pipe Thickness file thk_steel.ptd: Default Path: <ProE load point>/text/piping_data/master_catalog/pipethk/thk_steel.ptd SCH_RATE 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 SIZE 1" 1-1/2" 2" 3" 4" 6" 8" 10" 12" 14" 16" 18" 20" 24" 1" 1-1/2" 2" 3" 4" 6" 8" 10" 12" 14" 16" 18" 20" 24" PIPE_THK 0.133 0.145 0.154 0.216 0.237 0.28 0.322 0.365 0.406 0.438 0.5 0.562 0.594 0.688 0.179 0.2 0.218 0.3 0.337 0.432 0.5 0.594 0.688 0.75 0.844 0.938 1.031 1.218

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Pipe Master Catalog File
The Pipe Master Catalog file defines all available pipe sizes, schedules, and end types for each pipe material type. Pro/PIPING retrieves pipe end types based on the selected pipe size and schedule. The following table describes the Pipe Master Catalog file format: FIELD NAME SCH_RATE SIZE END_TYPE DESCRIPTION Pipe schedule Pipe nominal diameter Pipe end type

Example: Pipe Master Catalog File
The following is an example of the Pipe Master Catalog file steel_astm.ptd: Default Path: <ProE load point>/text/piping_data/master_catalog/piping_mcat_dir.ptd SCH_RATE 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 80 80 80 80 SIZE 2" 3" 4" 6" 8" 10" 12" 14" 16" 18" 20" 24" 36" ½" ¾" 1" 1-1/2" END_TYPE BE BE BE BE BE BE BE BE BE BE BE BE BE PE PE PE PE

Fitting Master Catalog File
The Fitting Master Catalog file defines all the available pipe fittings for each fitting catalog in the Fitting Library (JIS, ANSI, DIN, and so forth). Pro/PIPING retrieves the selected fitting model name and weight based on the fitting size, branch size, new size, and the fitting rating from the Fitting Master Catalog file. Pro/PIPING uses this data for specificationdriven fitting insertion. The following table describes the Fitting Master Catalog file format:

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FIELD NAME SCH_RATE SIZE NSIZE BSIZE END_TYPE NEND_TYPE FITT_MODEL_NAME

DESCRIPTION Fitting rating. Fitting inlet nominal diameter. Fitting outlet nominal diameter. Only required when it is applicable to this particular fitting. Fitting branch outlet nominal diameter. Only required when it is applicable to this particular fitting. Fitting inlet end type. Fitting outlet end type. Fitting model name. It can be the name of a .prt (Part) or a .asm (Assembly) file, or an instance of a family table from the Fitting Library.

Example: Fitting Master Catalog File
The following is an example of the Fitting Master Catalog files gate_astm_steel.ptd (steel gate valve) and concetric_astm_steel.ptd (steel reducer): Default Path: <ProE load point>/text/piping_data/master_catalog/valve/gate_astm_steel.ptd SCH_RATE SIZE 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 ½" ¾" 1" 1-1/2" 2" 3" 4" 6" 8" 10" 12" 14" 16" 18" 20" 24" 36" NSIZE BSIZE END_TYPE NEND_TYPE FITT_MODEL_NAME BW BW BW BW BW BW BW BW BW BW BW BW BW BW BW BW BW GATE_ASTM_STEEL_0D GATE_ASTM_STEEL_0F GATE_ASTM_STEEL_01 GATE_ASTM_STEEL_0D GATE_ASTM_STEEL_02 GATE_ASTM_STEEL_03 GATE_ASTM_STEEL_04 GATE_ASTM_STEEL_06 GATE_ASTM_STEEL_08 GATE_ASTM_STEEL_10 GATE_ASTM_STEEL_12 GATE_ASTM_STEEL_14 GATE_ASTM_STEEL_16 GATE_ASTM_STEEL_18 GATE_ASTM_STEEL_20 GATE_ASTM_STEEL_24 GATE_ASTM_STEEL_36

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Default Path: <ProE load point>/text/piping_data/master_catalog/reducer/ concetric_astm_steel.ptd SCH_RATE SIZE NSIZE BSIZE END_TYPE NEND_ FITT_MODEL_NAME TYPE 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 2" 3" 4" 6" 8" 10" 12" 14" 16" 18" 20" 22" 24" 26" 28" 30" 32" 1" 2" 3" 4" 6" 8" 10" 12" 14" 16" 18" 20" 22" 24" 26" 28" 30" BW BW BW BW BW BW BW BW BW BW BW BW BW BW BW BW BW REDUCER_ASTM_STEEL_0201 REDUCER_ASTM_STEEL_0302 REDUCER_ASTM_STEEL_0403 REDUCER_ASTM_STEEL_0604 REDUCER_ASTM_STEEL_0806 REDUCER_ASTM_STEEL_1008 REDUCER_ASTM_STEEL_1210 REDUCER_ASTM_STEEL_1412 REDUCER_ASTM_STEEL_1614 REDUCER_ASTM_STEEL_1816 REDUCER_ASTM_STEEL_2018 REDUCER_ASTM_STEEL_2220 REDUCER_ASTM_STEEL_2422 REDUCER_ASTM_STEEL_2624 REDUCER_ASTM_STEEL_2826 REDUCER_ASTM_STEEL_3028 REDUCER_ASTM_STEEL_3230

Piping Material File
The Piping Material file defines piping material by using material code, material description, and material density. The Piping Material file associates material codes with Pipe, Fitting, or Insulation Master Catalog files to perform the following specification-driven tasks: · Pipeline Creation and Routing—Pro/PIPING retrieves the material description and material density from the Piping Material file. This data is based on the material code and the Pipe Master Catalog file name. · Fitting Insertion— Pro/PIPING retrieves the fitting material description from the Piping Material file. This data is based on the fitting material code and the Fitting Master Catalog file name. · Insulation Reporting—Pro/PIPING retrieves the insulation material description from the Piping Material file. This data is based on the insulation material code. The following table describes the Piping Material file format: FIELD NAME MATL_CODE MATL_DESC MATL_DENSITY MCAT_FILE DESCRIPTION Material code Material description Material density Piping Master Catalog file name

Note: You can define the Piping Material file name by setting the piping_material_file configuration option (default is piping_material.ptd).

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Example: Piping Material File
The following is an example of the Piping Material file: Default Path: <ProE load point>/text/piping_data/master_catalog/piping_material.ptd MATL_CODE AA AB AC AD AE AF AG AH AM AO AP AQ BA BB BC BD BE MATL_DESC ASTM A234 WPB ASTM A105 GRB ASTM A106 GRB ASTM A216 GR WCB ASTM A193 GR B7 ASTM A194 GR 2H ASBESTOS RING GASKET ASTM A181 GR1 ASTM A312 TP321 ASTM A351 CFBC ASTM A403 WP321 ASTM A182 F321 ASTM A335 GR P1 ASTM A217 GR WC1 SP. W GASKET 4.6 % CHR ASTM A234 WPI ASTM A182 GR F1 MATL_DENSITY 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.8 2.0 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.8 1.8 7.8 7.8 MCAT_FILE pipe/astm_steel pipe/astm_steel pipe/astm_steel pipe/astm_steel pipe/astm_steel pipe/astm_steel gasket/asbestos_ring pipe/astm_steel pipe/astm_steel pipe/astm_steel pipe/astm_steel pipe/astm_steel pipe/astm_steel pipe/astm_steel gasket/sp_ring pipe/astm_steel pipe/astm_steel

Pipe Manufacture Directory File
The Pipe Manufacture Directory file associates a pipe material code with a Bend file, a Bending Machine file, and a Miter file. Pro/PIPING retrieves the Bend file, Bend Machine file, and Miter file names from the Pipe Manufacture Directory file. This data is based on pipe material code. Pro/PIPING uses the Pipe Manufacture Directory file during specification-driven pipeline creation. The following table describes the Pipe Manufacture Directory file format: FIELD NAME MATL_CODE BEND_FILE BEND_MACHINE_FILE MITER_FILE DESCRIPTION Material code Bend file name Bending Machine file name Miter file name

Note: You can define the Pipe Manufacture Directory file name by setting the piping_manufacture_dir_file configuration option (default is piping_manufacture_dir.ptd).

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Example: Pipe Manufacture Directory File
The following is an example of the Pipe Manufacture Directory file: Default Path: <ProE load point>/text/piping_data/master_catalog/piping_manufacture_dir.ptd MATL_CODE BEND_FILE AA AB CA CB bend/bend_steel bend/bend_steel bend/bend_copper bend/bend_albs BEND_MACHINE_FILE bend_machine/bend_machine bend_machine/bend_machine MITER_FILE miter/miter_steel miter/miter_steel

Bend File
The Bend file defines the bend information for pipe sizes that are assigned to specific pipe material codes. Pipe material codes and the Bend files are associated in the Pipe Manufacture MCAT file. The Pipe Manufacture file is associated to the Pipe Master Catalog file for each material code through the Piping Material file. Pro/PIPING retrieves the bend radius from the Bend file. This bend data is based on the pipe size and is used for specification-driven pipeline creation and routing. Note: The Bend file units of measurement must be the same as those in the Pipe Outer Diameter file. Example: Bend Radius

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The following table describes the Bend file format: FIELD NAME SIZE RADIUS RATIO SEL_ORDER MIN_RADIUS MAX_RADIUS MIN_ANGLE MAX_ANGLE DESCRIPTION Pipe nominal diameter. Bend radius. Ratio between the bend radius and the pipe outside diameter. If multiple radii or ratios are allowed for one pipe size, specify the preferred selection order in this field. A smaller number has higher order. Minimum bend radius. Maximum bend radius. Minimum bend angle. Maximum bend angle.

Example: Bend File
The following is an example of the Bend file bend_steel.ptd: Default Path: <ProE load point>/text/piping_data/master_catalog/bend/bend_steel.ptd SIZE RADIUS RATI O ½" ¾" 1" 1-1/2" 2" 3" 4" 6" 2.2 2.4 2.5 4.2 5.8 6 11.2 13 SEL_ORDER MIN_RADIU MAX_RADIUS MIN_ANGL MAX_AN S E GLE

Bend Machine File
The Bend Machine file defines bend manufacturing information for a particular bending machine. The Bend Machine file is associated with the pipe material codes in the Pipe Manufacture Directory file. This material code is associated with the Pipe Master Catalog file through the Piping Master Catalog Directory file. Pro/PIPING retrieves the start, middle, and end clamp lengths from the Bending Machine file. This data is based on pipe size and is used during bend creation and design rule checking. Note: The Bend Machine file units of measurement must be the same as those in the Pipe Outer Diameter file.

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The following examples illustrate bend creation: Example 1: Only One Bend in a Pipe Spool

1 Start Segment Length 2 Bending Start 3 Bend Radius 4 End Segment Length Example 2: More Than One Bend in a Pipe Spool

1 Start Segment Length 2 Bending Start 3 Bend Radius 4 Middle Segment Length 5 End Segment Length The following table describes the Bending Machine file format: FIELD NAME SIZE START_CLAMP_LEN DESCRIPTION Pipe nominal diameter. Minimum clamp length required before the first bend of the pipe spool. Design rule: The length of the start segment should be equal or longer than this value. Minimum clamp length required between two bends of the pipe spool. Design rule: The length of the middle segment should be equal or longer than this value. Minimum clamp length after the last bend of the pipe spool.

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Design rule: The length of the end segment should be equal or longer than this value.

Example: Bend Machine File
The following is an example of the Bend Machine file bend_machine_one.ptd: Default Path: <ProE load point>/text/piping_data/master_catalog/bend_machine/ bend_machine_one.ptd SIZE ½" ¾" 1" 1-1/2" 2" 3" 4" 6" START_CLAMP_LEN 3.0 3.0 3.0 5.0 5.8 6.0 10.5 13.0 MID_CLAMP_LEN END_CALMP_LEN

Miter File
The Miter file defines miter information for pipe sizes that are assigned to specific pipe material codes. The pipe material codes are associated with the Pipe Master Catalog file through the Piping Master Catalog Directory file. Pro/PIPING uses the Miter file to retrieve miter cut lengths, number of cuts, and minimum and maximum miter angles. This miter data is based on pipe size and is used for miter cuts during specification-driven pipeline creation. Note: The Miter file units of measurement must be the same as those in the Pipe Outer Diameter file. The following example illustrates miter cutting:

1 2 3 4 5

1 Cut 2 Cuts 3 Cuts Miter Angle Miter Radius

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6 Cut Length The following table describes the Miter file format: FIELD NAME SIZE CUT_LEN CUT_RATIO CUT_NUMBER SEL_ORDER MIN_ANGLE MAX_ANGLE DESCRIPTION Pipe nominal diameter. Length of the miter cut length. The ratio between the miter radius and pipe outside diameter. If both CUT_LEN and CUT_RATIO are specified, CUT_LEN will be used. Number of miter cuts. If multiple cut lengths or cut ratios are allowed for one pipe size, specify the preferred selection order in this field. A smaller number has higher order. Minimum miter angle. Maximum miter angle.

Example: Miter File
The following is an example of the Miter file miter_steel.ptd: Default Path: <ProE load point>/text/piping_data/master_catalog/miter/miter_steel.ptd SIZE CUT_LEN CUT_RATIO CUT_NUMBER SEL_ORDER MIN_ANGLE MAX_ANGLE ½" ¾" 1" 1-1/2" 2" 3" 4" 6" 2.2 2.4 2.5 4.2 5.8 6 11.2 13

End Compatibility File
The End Compatibility file defines all of the compatible pipe and fitting end types used in piping design. Pro/PIPING uses this file to determine if two ends are compatible and can be mated. End type compatibility is based on end types and fitting ratings. End Type Compatibility occurs during specification-driven pipeline creation, routing, and fitting insertion. The following table describes the End Compatibility file format: FIELD_NAME DESCRIPTION MANDATORY

END_TYPE1 First pipe or fitting end type YES RATING1 First fitting rating NO END_TYPE2 Second pipe or fitting end type YES RATING2 Second fitting rating NO Note: You can define the End Compatibility file name by setting the piping_end_compatibility_file configuration option (default is piping_end_compatibility.ptd).

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Example: End Compatibility File
The following is an example of the End Compatibility file: Default Path: <ProE load point>/text/piping_data/master_catalog/piping_end_compatibility.ptd END_TYPE1 BE BW FF RATING1 END_TYPE2 BW BW GF RATING2

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Insulation File
The Insulation file defines the insulation data for pipes and fittings. Pro/PIPING retrieves the insulation material code and material thickness from the Insulation file and uses this insulation data for use in insulation modeling and reporting. The following table describes the Insulation file format: FIELD_NAME TYPE DESCRIPTION Insulation type. Pro/PIPING supports the following insulation types: · GENERAL · TRACE_PIPE Note: Only enter an insulation type in the first entry field for each type. Pro/PIPING accepts any of the Piping Master Catalog Directory file categories. Insulation material code. Insulation thickness. Note: Required when the insulation material thickness is applicable. Pipe and fitting nominal diameter. Pro/PIPING uses this data to apply the selected insulation (material type and thickness) to the pipes and fittings. Stock number for the insulation material.

CATEGORY MATL_CODE MATL_THK SIZE STOCK_NO

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Example: Insulation File
The following is an example of the Insulation file general_fitting.ptd: Default Path: <ProE load point>/text/piping_data/master_catalog/insulation/general_fitting.ptd TYPE GENERAL CATEGORY SIZE PIPE PIPE PIPE PIPE PIPE PIPE PIPE PIPE PIPE PIPE PIPE BEND ELBOW FLANGE FLANGE FLANGE FLANGE VALVE VALVE VALVE VALVE 32A 40A 50A 65A 80A 100A 125A 150A MATL_CODE MWCOVER MWCOVER MWCOVER MWCOVER MWCOVER MWCOVER MWCOVER MWCOVER SWIRE BOND GCLOTH TAPE TAPE MWCOVER GCLOTH GYARN SHOOK MWCOVER GCLOTH GYARN SHOOK MATL_THK 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 STOCKNO

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Tip: Pipe Insulation Definition
When you define pipe insulation, start from the object being insulated and work outward. Define each insulation material part, one by one, in the radius direction. The following diagram illustrates the insulation definition process:

Pipe Insulation: Mineral wool cover/provision refrigeration pipe cover Steel wire Bond Cloth: Glass cloth/galvanized steel Insulation define direction

Appearance Map File
The Piping Appearance Map Master Catalog (MCAT) file archives all of the colors used during piping design. Click View > Model Setup > Color & Appearances to create or modify colors. Refer to the topics in Setting Colors in the Utilities Menu portion of Pro/ENGINEER Basics for more information. You assign colors to specifications during Specification Directory file creation and modification. You can define the Appearance Map file name by setting the piping_appearance_map_file configuration option (default is piping_appearance.map).

About Specification Directory Files
Specification Directory files are Pro/TABLE (ASCII) files that store all piping specifications for a piping project. You create Specification Directory files when you set up Specification-Driven Piping for each piping project. To create a Specification Directory file, you define all piping specification records by assigning the following data using the Define Piping Specification dialog box: · Specification—All project specification names for a piping project. · Mnemonic—Fluid or piping system assigned to each specification. · Color—Color assigned to each specification. Pro/PIPING retrieves colors from the Piping Appearance Map Master Catalog (MCAT) file. · Layer—Layer assigned to each specification. · Auto-Selection File—Auto-Selection file assigned to each specification. Auto-Selection files store all pipe, fitting, and assembly fitting data that you assigned for each specification record. · Insulation Code—Insulation code assigned to each specification. The insulation code points to the Insulation Directory file. This file stores the insulation data that you assigned to a specification.

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How Specification Directory Files Work
Pipeline Creation After you open the Create Pipeline dialog box (PIPING > Pipeline > Create/Route), Pro/PIPING retrieves all piping specifications from the Specification Directory file. You select a specification and Pro/PIPING retrieves the specification name, mnemonic, color, and layer from the Specification Directory file for the selected specification. This file also directs Pro/PIPING to the Auto-Selection and Insulation Directory files where Pro/PIPING retrieves the pipe, fitting, and insulation data that you assigned to the specification. Pro/PIPING populates the Create Pipeline dialog box with this data. You select the piping data needed and click to create the pipeline. Pro/PIPING copies the selected piping data to the linestock and insulation features, and opens the ROUTE PIPE submenu. You can begin to route the pipeline. Fitting Insertion After you select a pipeline and insertion point, Pro/PIPING retrieves the piping data from the Specification Directory file. This data includes the specification name and the pipe size from the pipeline. The piping data directs Pro/PIPING to the Auto-Selection file where Pro/PIPING retrieves the fittings that you assigned to the specification. Pro/PIPING populates the appropriate fitting insertion dialog boxes with this data. You select a fitting with the Fitting Category buttons. After you click a button, Pro/PIPING retrieves only the fittings (in the category) that you assigned to the Auto-Selection file for that specification. For example, you click PIPING > Fitting Insert and select the pipeline for specification 12A. You select the valve fitting category button to select a valve fitting. Pro/PIPING retrieves all valve fittings that you assigned to the specification 12A Auto-Selection file (12a_asfile.ptd). After you select the valve to insert it. fitting, click The following table describes the Specification Directory file format: FIELD NAME SPEC MNEMONIC COLOR LAYER AUTO_SELECT_FILE INS_CODE DESCRIPTION Specification name. Mnemonic name (system or fluid). Color name . Layer name - Maximum 31 characters. Auto-Selection File name assigned to each specification. Points to the Auto-Selection File. Insulation code assigned to each specification. Points to the Insulation Directory File. REQUIRED YES NO YES NO YES NO

Note: You can define the Specification Directory file name by setting the piping_spec_dir_file configuration option (default is piping_spec_dir.ptd).

To Create a Specification Directory File
Note: Because Pro/PIPING requires that you select an Auto-Selection file for each specification record (in the Specification Directory file), you must create the Auto-Selection files before you define the specification records. 1. Create or open a piping assembly. 2. Click Applications > Piping. The PIPING menu appears. 3. Click Set Up > Spec DB. The Define Piping Specification dialog box opens.

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4. Click to create a new file. The New File dialog box opens. 5. Under Type, select Spec Directory File and enter a file name. This file will contain all specifications for the entire piping project. It is recommended that you use a descriptive file name such as project_name_specs.ptd. to open the file. Pro/PIPING displays the file name in the blue border next to Specification 6. Click Directory File. You can begin to define a specification record. 7. Under Define Record, enter a piping specification name (required). The Specification box lists all specification records in the current Specification Directory file. 8. Enter a mnemonic (optional). The Mnemonic box lists each mnemonic assigned to a specification record in the current Specification Directory file. If you assign a mnemonic, Pro/PIPING assigns the selected color to both the specification and the mnemonic. 9. Enter a layer name in the Layer box for the specification and mnemonic (optional). 10. Select a color (required). Colors can be assigned to the specification and mnemonic. The Color box lists all colors stored in the Piping Appearance Map (MCAT) File. You can define new colors (View > Model Setup > Color & Appearances). Refer to Setting Colors in the Utilities Menu portion of Pro/ENGINEER Basics for more information. to open the Select Auto Selection File dialog 11. Select an Auto-Selection file (required). Click box. Select an Auto-Selection file and double-click. The selected file populates the Auto Selection box. The current directory is based on the directory path in the piping_project_data_dir configuration option. 12. Do one of the following: - Select the Insulation Code check box to assign an insulation code to the current specification record (optional). The Insulation Code box lists all insulation codes in the Insulation Directory Project Data file. - Clear the Insulation Code check box and make the insulation codes unavailable to the specification. to add the new specification record to the Specification Directory file. Pro/PIPING lists the 13. Click record under Select Record. to save the file. The current directory is based on the directory path in the 14. Click piping_project_data_dir configuration option. 15. Click File > Exit.

About Auto-Selection Files
Auto-Selection files are Pro/TABLE (ASCII) files that store subsets of data that you select from the Master Catalog (MCAT) files. You create an Auto-Selection file for each project specification record (Specification Directory file) by using the Define Piping Specification dialog box. Auto-Selection files allow Pro/PIPING to retrieve only the piping data that you assigned to a specification. Each Auto-Selection file contains the following data: · Pipe Data—Pipe categories, sizes, schedules, end types, material codes, Pipe MCAT file names, and stock numbers. Pro/PIPING retrieves this data from the appropriate MCAT files and saves it in pipe records that you define. · Fitting Data—Fitting selection names, categories, sizes, end types, ratings, material codes, Fitting MCAT file names, and stock numbers. Pro/PIPING retrieves this data from the appropriate MCAT files and saves it in fitting records that you define. · Assembly Fitting Data—Assembly fitting selection names, sizes, configurations, and stock numbers. Pro/PIPING retrieves this data from the appropriate MCAT files and saves it in assembly fitting records that you define. Note: After you create an Auto-Selection file, you must assign it to the corresponding specification record

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(in the Specification Directory file) using the Define Piping Specification dialog box (Auto-Selection box). For example, you assign the Auto-Selection file created for specification 11C (11c_asfile.ptd) to the specification 11C record in the Specification Directory file. This allows the Specification Directory file to direct Pro/PIPING to the correct Auto-Selection file.

How Auto-Selection Files Work
After you select a specification for pipeline creation or select a pipeline for fitting insertion, Pro/PIPING retrieves the specification data from the Specification Directory file. The Specification Directory file also directs Pro/PIPING to the appropriate Auto-Selection file to retrieve the pipe, fitting, and assembly fitting data. Pro/PIPING retrieves the Auto-Selection piping data from the pipe, fitting, and assembly fitting records that you defined for each specification. This data populates appropriate dialog boxes. Auto-Selection Files simplify the piping process and reduce design error by making available only a subset of the Master Catalog file piping data. The following table describes the Auto-Selection File format: FIELD NAME CATEGORY SNAME SIZE NSIZE BSIZE SCH_RATE MATL_CODE MCAT_FILE STOCKNO MCCS_CODE CODE DESCRIPTION Pipe or fitting category. Fitting selection name. Pipe or fitting inlet nominal size. Fitting outlet nominal size. Fitting branch outlet nominal size. Pipe schedule or fitting rating. Pipe or fitting material code. Master Catalog (MCAT) file name. Pipe or fitting stock number. Pipe or fitting Material Classification Code. Fitting code—Indicates how a certain fitting is to be inserted.

To Create an Auto-Selection File
Note: Because Pro/PIPING requires that you select an Auto-Selection file for each specification record (in the Specification Directory file), you must create Auto-Selection files before defining the specification records. You must also create at least one Auto-Selection record in order to create an Auto-Selection file. 1. Create or open a piping assembly. 2. Click Applications > Piping. The PIPING menu appears. 3. Click Set Up > Spec DB. The Define Piping Specification dialog box opens. to create a new file. The New File dialog box opens. 4. Click 5. Under Type, select Auto-Selection File and enter a file name. This file will contain all pipe and fitting data assigned to one piping specification. It is highly recommended that you use a file name that includes the file descriptor. For example, <specification or mnemonic name>_asfile.ptd. 6. Click File. to open the file. Pro/PIPING displays the file name in the blue border next to Auto-Select

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7. Under Auto-Select File, select the Pipe, Fitting, and Assembly (fitting) tabbed pages to define these records for each specification. 8. Click See Also and select the Auto-Selection record type to create.

About Insulation Directory Files
Insulation Directory files are Pro/TABLE (ASCII) files that store all insulation data for a piping project. To create an Insulation Directory file, you define insulation records by assigning the following insulation data using the Define Piping Specification dialog box: · Insulation Codes—All insulation codes assigned to a piping project. Pro/PIPING retrieves these codes from the Insulation Directory file and uses them to identify each insulation type during the insulation modeling and reporting process. You assign each code to an Insulation Master Catalog (MCAT) file. · Insulation MCAT File Names—All Insulation file names stored in the Piping MCAT Directory file. These file names point to the Insulation MCAT files. Pro/PIPING retrieves insulation data for pipe and fittings from these files. · Insulation Colors—Color name for each solid representation of insulation. You assign a color to each insulation code. Pro/PIPING retrieves colors from the Piping Appearance Map (MCAT) File. After you create an Insulation Directory file, you can assign an insulation code to each project specification record (Specification Directory file) using the Define Piping Specification dialog box (Insulation Code box).

How Insulation Directory Files Work
After you select a specification for pipeline creation, Pro/PIPING retrieves the specification data including the insulation code from the Specification Directory file. The insulation code directs Pro/PIPING to the appropriate insulation record (in the Insulation Directory file) where Pro/PIPING retrieves the insulation color and the Insulation MCAT file name. The Insulation file name points Pro/PIPING first to the Piping MCAT Directory file and then to the Insulation MCAT file. Insulation data is retrieved from both files. Pro/PIPING copies the insulation data to the insulation features for insulation modeling and reporting. The following table describes the Insulation Directory file format: FIELD NAME INS_CODE DESCRIPTION Insulation code. Pro/PIPING uses these codes to identify each insulation type during the insulation modeling and reporting process. Insulation MCAT file name. Color name for each solid representation of insulation.

INS_FILE COLOR

Note: You can define the Insulation Directory file name by setting the piping_insulation_dir_file configuration option.

To Create an Insulation Directory File
1. Create or open a piping assembly. 2. Click Applications > Piping. The PIPING menu appears. 3. Click Set Up > Spec DB. The Define Piping Specification dialog box opens. to create a new file. The New File dialog box opens. 4. Click 5. Under Type, select Insulation Directory File and enter a file name. This file will contain the insulation data for the entire piping project. It is recommended that you use a descriptive file name such as

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project_name_insulation_dir.ptd. to open the file. Pro/PIPING displays the file name in the blue border next to Insulation 6. Click Directory File. Begin defining an insulation record. 7. Under Define Record, enter an insulation code (required). The Insulation Code box lists all insulation codes assigned to the insulation records in the current Insulation Directory file. 8. Select an Insulation Master Catalog (MCAT) file (required). This step assigns an Insulation file to an insulation code. The Insulation File box lists all Insulation files defined in the Piping MCAT Directory file. Pro/PIPING retrieves all insulation data from both MCAT files. 9. Select a color for the solid representation of the insulation (required). The Insulation Color box lists all Pro/PIPING colors stored in the Piping Appearance Map (MCAT) file. You can define new colors. to add the new insulation record to the Insulation Directory file. Pro/PIPING lists the record 10. Click under Select Record. 11. Click to save the Insulation Directory file. The current directory is based on the directory path in the piping_project_data_dir configuration option. 12. Click File > Exit. Note: To assign an insulation record to a project specification, select an insulation code when you define a specification in the Specification Directory file.

About the Fitting Category Map File
The Fitting Category Map file is a Pro/TABLE (ASCII) file that maps each fitting category to a fitting category icon file. Mapping the icon file enables you to select a fitting category (icon) button in the Insert Fitting and Insert Group Fitting dialog boxes and retrieve a list of fittings for the selected category and specification. Pro/PIPING provides seven fitting category icons. You can design as many fitting category icons as you need. The Fitting Category Map file contains the following data: · Icon Number—Orders the fitting category (icon) buttons under Fitting Selection in the Insert Fitting and Insert Group Fitting dialog boxes. The order begins from left to right beginning with the number 1. · Icon Bitmap File Name—Points Pro/PIPING to the icon graphics file. · Fitting Category—Points Pro/PIPING to the Auto-Selection file to retrieve fitting selection names. You can assign and reassign fitting categories to icons at any time by mapping each fitting category to an icon bitmap file and assigning an order number. Note that Pro/PIPING groups all unmapped fitting categories in the General category and icon.

How the Fitting Category Map File Works
After you select a pipeline and an insertion point for fitting insertion (PIPING > Fitting > Insert), Pro/PIPING retrieves the specification data including the specification name and pipe size from the pipeline. The specification name points Pro/PIPING to the Auto-Selection file that you assigned to the specification (in the Specification Directory file) and retrieves the data. After Pro/PIPING populates either the Insert Fitting or Insert Group Fitting dialog boxes with the data, you select a fitting category icon button to select all fitting categories assigned to this icon (in the Fitting Category Map file). Pro/PIPING retrieves the list of fitting selection names. This list contains only those fittings that were assigned to those fitting categories in the Auto-Selection file for that specification. You created this Auto-Selection file during Specification-Driven Piping setup. You select a fitting and insert it. For example, you click Fitting > Insert on the PIPING menu and select the specification 12A pipeline and insertion point. Pro/PIPING populates the boxes under Pipeline Selection. You select the valve category button under Fitting Selection. Pro/PIPING retrieves the list of all valves for specification 12A and populates the Selection Name box. This list was retrieved from the Auto-Selection file that you created for

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specification 12A (12a_asfile.ptd). You select a fitting and click The following table describes the Fitting Category Map file format: FIELD NAME ICON_NUMBER FIELD TYPE Integer DESCRIPTION

to insert it.

ICON_BITMAP FITTING_CATEGORY

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Icon number. Icons are ordered from left to right under Fitting Selection in the fitting insertion dialog boxes. Ordering begins with the number 1. If more than 14 icons are displayed, a scroll bar appears. Icon bit map file name Fitting category. You can assign multiple categories using a comma (,) as delimiter.

Note: You can define the Fitting Category Map file name by setting the piping_fitt_category_map_file configuration option.

To Map an Icon File
1. Locate the piping_fitt_category_map.ptd file. The Pro/PIPING default path is <Pro/E load point>/text/piping_data/sample_project/ piping_fitt_category_map.ptd. 2. Open the file in a text editor. 3. Enter the following data: - Order Number—Pro/PIPING orders the fitting category icons in two rows containing seven icons per row. Ordering is from left to right beginning with the number 1. - Icon Bitmap File Name—Bitmap file name for the fitting category icon. - Fitting Category—Fitting category associated with the icon bitmap file. 4. Save the file. Note: If you are mapping a new icon bitmap file, store the file in the Pro/PIPING resource directory before you map it.

Creating Fitting Category Icons
Pro/PIPING allows you to create new fitting category icons as needed. You can create new icons with any graphics application that supports GIF or PCX formats. The following Pro/PIPING icon conventions must be maintained: FILE TYPE Bitmap FILE FORMAT GIF, PCX FILE EXTENSION .gif, .pcx ICON SIZE (pixels) 24 x 24 RESOURCE LOCATION (ICON FILE LIBRARY) <ProE installation path>/text/resource

After you create the icon files, store the files in the Pro/PIPING resource location and map them to their appropriate fitting categories in the Fitting Category Map file. For more information about mapping fitting category icon files, refer to the Fitting Category Map file topics.

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Fitting Categories
Pro/PIPING uses fitting categories for data retrieval. You can define Pro/PIPING fitting categories as needed. Note that you must add each new fitting category to the Piping Master Catalog (MCAT) Directory file and the Fitting Category Map (Project Data) file. Refer to these topics for more information. Pro/PIPING provides the following fitting categories: FITTING CATEGORY VALVE ANGLE_VALVE RELIEF_VALVE FLANGE GASKET ELBOW ELBOW_LET BRANCH BRANCH_LET GENERAL ASSEMBLY DESCRIPTION Valve, such as gate valve, globe valve, and so on Angle valve Relief valve Flange Gasket Elbow Elbow olet Branch Branch olet General fitting Assembly fitting

To Create an Auto-Selection Fitting Record
Notes: · You must read To Create an Auto-Selection File to follow the steps below. · The Fitting tabbed page (Define Piping Specification dialog box) allows you to define all fitting records for Auto-Selection files. You assign an Auto-Selection file to a piping specification in the Specification Directory file. Pro/PIPING retrieves the Auto-Selection file fitting data during fitting insertion. To define an Auto-Selection fitting record, select fitting data from the boxes under Define Record. 1. Under Select Fitting, select a fitting category (required). The Category box lists all fitting categories retrieved from the Piping Master Catalog (MCAT) Directory file. 2. Select a Fitting MCAT file (required). The Master Catalog box lists all Fitting MCAT files assigned to the selected fitting category in the Piping MCAT Directory file. Pro/PIPING retrieves the file names from the Piping MCAT Directory file. 3. Select a fitting material code (required). The Material Code box lists all fitting material codes assigned to the selected Fitting MCAT file and defined in the Piping Material MCAT file. 4. Select a fitting rating (required). The Rating/Schedule box lists all fitting ratings assigned to the selected Fitting MCAT file. 5. Select a fitting end type (required). The End Type box lists all fitting end types assigned to the selected Fitting MCAT file. 6. You can confirm or change the fitting sizes assigned to the selected Fitting MCAT file (optional). next to Sizes. One of two Size Table dialog boxes opens according to the type of a. Click fitting selected from the Master Catalog box. Pro/PIPING lists all fitting sizes assigned to the selected Fitting MCAT file. Each fitting size contains a check box to indicate selection status. Pro/PIPING selects all sizes by default. Clear each check box to make a fitting size unavailable from the fitting record. You can click b. Click to reset the list to the Pro/PIPING default selections.

to save all changes. The Size Table dialog box closes.

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lists all stock number formats defined for the fitting records in the current Auto-Selection file. Pro/PIPING displays the fitting stock number during information reporting. Under Select Stock Number Format, perform the following tasks to select the fitting stock number format: a. Select the stock number format keywords. You can select Pro/PIPING format keywords from the Keyword box, enter words or ASCII characters required by your project, or choose a combination of both. b. Select a delimiter. A delimiter separates areas in a listing. You can select a delimiter from the Delimiter box or enter a new delimiter. Note that delimiters must be enclosed with commas omitting any white space (,-,). 8. Select a material classification code (MCCS) format for the fitting record (optional). The Select Material Classification Code Format box lists all material classification code formats defined for the fitting records in the current Auto-Selection file. Under Select Material Classification Code Format, perform the following tasks to a select an MCCS format: a. Select the MCCS format keywords. You can select Pro/PIPING format keywords from the Keyword box, enter new keywords unique to your project, or choose a combination of both. b. Select a delimiter. A delimiter separates areas in a listing. You can select a delimiter from the Delimiter box or enter a new delimiter. Note that delimiters must be enclosed with commas omitting any white space (,-,). 9. Under Select Selection Name, enter a fitting selection name (required). The Select Selection Name box lists all selection names defined for the fitting records in the current Auto-Selection file. PIPING uses the fitting selection names to populate the Selection Name boxes in the Insert Fitting and Insert Group Fitting dialog boxes during fitting insertion. to add the new fitting record to the Auto-Selection file. Pro/PIPING lists the record under 10. Click Select Record. to save the Auto-Selection file. The current directory is based on the directory path in the 11. Click piping_project_data_dir configuration option. 12. Repeat the above steps to define additional fitting records. or Click the Assembly tab to define all assembly fitting records for the current Auto-Selection file. or Click File > Exit.

To Create an Auto-Selection Assembly Fitting Record
Notes: · You must read To Create an Auto-Selection File to follow the steps below. · The Assembly tabbed page (Define Piping Specification dialog box) enables you to define all assembly fitting records for Auto-Selection files. You assign an Auto-Selection file to a piping specification in the Specification Directory file. Pro/PIPING retrieves the Auto-Selection file assembly fitting data during fitting insertion. · An assembly fitting is a group of fittings that are inserted as one unit. To define an assembly fitting record, select assembly fitting data from the boxes under Define Record. 1. Under Select Assembly, select the fittings that make up an assembly fitting (required). From the Fitting Selection Name box, select each fitting name according to its sequence in the assembly, beginning with the branch fittings. For example, BRAN, NIPPLE, GATE, NIPPLE. The Fitting Selection Name box lists all fittings in the fitting records (Fitting tabbed page) for the current AutoSelection file.

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Pro/PIPING populates the Configuration box with the assembly fitting configuration (the fitting names and assembly sequence). The Configuration box lists all configurations defined for the assembly fitting records. 2. You can confirm or change the assembly fitting sizes (optional). Note that Pro/PIPING determines assembly fitting sizes according to the pipe sizes defined in the pipe records (Pipe tab) for the current Auto-Selection file. next to Sizes. The Size Table dialog boxes opens. Pro/PIPING lists all pipe sizes a. Click assigned to the pipe records (Pipe tabbed page). Pro/PIPING retrieves the pipe sizes from the current Auto-Selection file. Each pipe size contains a check box to indicate selection status. Pro/PIPING selects all sizes by default. Clear each check box to make a size unavailable from the assembly fitting record. You can click b. Click to reset the list to the Pro/PIPING default selections.

to confirm all changes. The Size Table dialog box closes.

3. Select a stock number format for the assembly fitting record (required). The Select Stock Number Format box lists all stock number formats defined for the assembly fitting records in the current AutoSelection file. Pro/PIPING displays assembly fitting stock numbers during information reporting. Under Select Stock Number Format, perform the following tasks to select an assembly fitting stock number format: a. Select the stock number format keywords. You can select Pro/PIPING format keywords from the Keyword box, enter words or ASCII characters required by your project, or choose a combination of both. b. Select a delimiter. A delimiter separates areas in a listing. You can select a delimiter from the Delimiter box or enter a new delimiter. Note that delimiters must be enclosed with commas omitting any white space (,-,). 4. Select a material classification code (MCCS) format for the assembly fitting record (optional). The Select Material Classification Code Format box lists all material classification code formats defined for the assembly fitting records in the current Auto-Selection file. Under Select Material Classification Code Format, perform the following tasks to select an MCCS format: a. Select the MCCS format keywords. You can select Pro/PIPING format keywords from the Keyword box, enter words or ASCII characters required by your project, or choose a combination of both. b. Select a delimiter. A delimiter separates areas in a listing. You can select a delimiter from the Delimiter box or enter a new delimiter. Note that delimiters must be enclosed with commas omitting any white space (,-,). 5. Under Select Selection Name, enter an assembly fitting selection name (required). The Select Selection Name box lists all selection names defined for the assembly fitting records in the current Auto-Selection file. Pro/PIPING uses the assembly fitting selection names to populate the Selection Name boxes in the Insert Fitting dialog box. to add the new assembly fitting record to the Auto-Selection file. Pro/PIPING lists the 6. Click record under Select Record. 7. Click to save the Auto-Selection file. The current directory is based on the directory path in the piping_project_data_dir configuration option. 8. Repeat the above steps to define additional assembly fitting records. or Click File > Exit.

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Size Tables
Pro/PIPING uses size tables to list all pipe and fitting sizes in the selected Pipe or Fitting Master Catalog (MCAT) file. You select an MCAT file (in the Define Piping Specification dialog box) to define a pipe or fitting Auto-Selection file record. Pro/PIPING opens two different size tables according to the following selections: Pipes and Standard Fittings Size Table for a Pipe Size Table for a Flange Fitting

The following table describes the Size Table format above: Left Section Lists all sizes defined in the MCAT file that you selected. Right Section Displays the size selection status with a check box. Pro/PIPING selects all sizes by default. You can clear a check box to make the size unavailable.

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Size Transitional Fittings (Reducers, Branch Reducer Fittings, and so on)

The following table describes the Size Table format above: Left Section Lists all main sizes defined in the MCAT File that you selected. Right Section Displays the branch or new size selection status with a check box. Pro/PIPING selects all branch or new sizes by default. You can clear a check box to make the size unavailable. In the above example, there are two reducer fitting sizes with the main size 32A: · 32A (main size) to 20A (new size) · 32A (main size) to 25A (new size)

Preview Fitting Graphics
You can preview selected fittings as you define a fitting record (Fitting tabbed page) for the current AutoSelection file. After you select a Fitting Master Catalog file, click the Preview Fitting Graphics blue band located at the bottom of the Define Piping Specification dialog box. The preview panel expands and displays the selected fitting. You can spin, zoom, and move the fitting in the panel. Pro/PIPING displays each fitting selection dynamically as you make selections. The following preview panel displays a gate valve:

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Pro/PIPING Component Window
You can also preview fittings in the Component Window. Select the Preview in Separate Window check box in the preview panel and Pro/PIPING displays the fitting (and the file name) in the Component Window. Note that you must clear the Preview in Separate Window check box to close the window. Clicking File > Exit from the separate window closes Pro/ENGINEER. The following Component Window displays a gate valve:

To Create an Auto-Selection Pipe Record
Notes: · You must read To Create an Auto-Selection File to follow the steps below. · The Pipe tabbed page (Define Piping Specification dialog box) allows you to define all pipe records for Auto-Selection files. You assign an Auto-Selection file to a piping specification in the Specification Directory file. Pro/PIPING retrieves the Auto-Selection file pipe data to create pipelines. To define an Auto-Selection pipe record, select pipe data from the boxes under Define Record. 1. Under Select Pipe, select a pipe category (required). The Category box lists all pipe categories retrieved from the Piping Master Catalog (MCAT) Directory file. 2. Select a Pipe MCAT file (required). The Master Catalog box lists all Pipe MCAT files assigned to the selected pipe category in the Piping MCAT Directory file. Pro/PIPING retrieves the file names from the Piping MCAT Directory file. 3. Select a pipe material code (required). The Material Code box lists all pipe material codes assigned to the selected Pipe MCAT file and defined in the Piping Material MCAT file. Pro/PIPING retrieves the material codes from the Piping Material MCAT file.

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4. Select a pipe schedule (required). The Schedule box lists all pipe schedules assigned to the selected Pipe MCAT file. Pro/PIPING retrieves the schedules from the Pipe MCAT file. 5. Select a pipe end type (required). The End Type box lists all pipe end types assigned to the selected Pipe MCAT file. Pro/PIPING retrieves the end types from the Pipe MCAT file. 6. You can confirm or change the pipe sizes assigned to the selected Pipe MCAT file (optional). next to Sizes. The Size Table dialog box opens. Pro/PIPING lists all pipe sizes a. Click assigned to the selected Pipe MCAT file. Each pipe size contains a check box to indicate selection status. Pro/PIPING selects all sizes by default. Clear each check box to make a pipe size unavailable from the pipe record. You can click selections. b. Click to reset the list to the Pro/PIPING default

to save all changes. The Size Table dialog box closes.

7. Select a stock number format for the pipe record (required). The Select Stock Number Format box lists the stock number formats defined for the pipe records in the current Auto-Selection file. Pro/PIPING displays the pipe stock number during information reporting. Under Select Stock Number Format, perform the following tasks to select the pipe stock number format: a. Select the stock number format keywords. You can select Pro/PIPING format keywords from the Keyword box, enter words or ASCII characters required by your project, or choose a combination of both. b. Select a delimiter. A delimiter separates areas in a listing. You can select a delimiter from the Delimiter box or enter a new delimiter. Note that delimiters must be enclosed with commas omitting any white space (,-,). 8. Select a material classification code (MCCS) format for the pipe record (optional). The Select Material Classification Code Format box lists all material classification code formats defined for the pipe records in the current Auto-Selection file. Under Select Material Classification Code Format, select an MCCS format as follows: a. Select the MCCS format keywords. You can select Pro/PIPING format keywords from the Keyword box, enter words or ASCII characters required by your project, or choose a combination of both. b. Select a delimiter. A delimiter separates areas in a listing. You can select a delimiter from the Delimiter box or enter a new delimiter. Note that delimiters must be enclosed with commas omitting any white space (,-,). 9. Select either one or both of the following pipe corner type check boxes for the pipe record (optional): - Allow Bend—Enables corner bends for the selected pipe. - Allow Miter—Allows mitered corners for the selected pipe. to add the new pipe record to the Auto-Selection file. Pro/PIPING lists the record under 10. Click Select Record. to save the Auto-Selection file. The current directory is based on the directory path in the 11. Click piping_project_data_dir configuration option. 12. Repeat the above steps to define additional pipe records. or Click the Fitting tab to define all fitting records for the current Auto-Selection file. or Click File > Exit.

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To Modify Project Data Files
Note: Project Data files (Specification Directory, Auto-Selection, and Insulation Directory files) contain piping records that you defined for specific piping projects. You can modify these records using the following steps: 1. Create or open a piping assembly. 2. Click Applications > Piping. The PIPING menu appears. 3. Click Set Up > Spec DB. The Define Piping Specification dialog box opens. . The Open File dialog box opens. The current directory is based on the directory path in 4. Click the piping_project_data_dir configuration option. 5. Double-click one of the following Project Data Files: - Specification Directory file - Auto-Selection file - Insulation Directory file Pro/PIPING displays the file name in the blue border next to the file type. 6. Under Select Record, select a record to modify. Note that for Auto-Selection files, you must select the appropriate tabbed page (Pipe, Fitting, or Assembly) before selecting a record. 7. Under Define Record, modify the data in the appropriate boxes. Click See Also for more information. to add the changes to the selected record. Pro/PIPING either creates a new record or 8. Click modifies the existing record and displays all changes under Select Record. to save the file. The current directory is based on the directory path in the 9. Click piping_project_data_dir configuration option. 10. Click File > Exit.

Deleting a Record
Under Select Record, select the record to delete. Click and follow steps 9 and 10 above.

Format Keywords
The following tables describe the stock number and material classification code (MCCS) format keywords for pipes, fittings, and assembly fitting records in the Auto-Selection files: Pipes KEYWORDS MATL_CODE MCAT_FILE SCH_RATE END_TYPE SIZE SIZE_CODE DESCRIPTION Pipe material code Pipe Master Catalog file name Pipe schedule Pipe end type Pipe nominal diameter Size code for pipe nominal diameter

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Fittings KEYWORDS SNAME MATL_CODE MCAT_FILE SCH_RATE END_TYPE NEND_TYPE SIZE NSIZE BSIZE SIZE_CODE NSIZE_CODE BSIZE_CODE Assembly Fittings KEYWORDS SNAME SIZE SIZE_CODE DESCRIPTION Assembly fitting selection name Assembly fitting size Size code for the assembly fitting size DESCRIPTION Fitting selection name Fitting material code Fitting Master Catalog file name Fitting rating Fitting inlet end type Fitting outlet end type Fitting inlet size Fitting outlet size Fitting branch outlet size Size code for fitting inlet size Size code for fitting outlet size Size code for fitting branch outlet size

To View Piping Layers (Spec-Driven)
1. Create or open a piping assembly. 2. Click Applications > Piping. The PIPING menu appears. 3. If you create a new assembly, you must create a pipeline to view the piping layers. From the PIPING menu, click Pipeline > Create/Route and create a pipeline. Pro/PIPING automatically creates piping layers after pipeline creation. 4. Click View > Layers. The Layers dialog box opens in which you can view the piping layers.

About Bend Tables (Spec-Driven)
Pro/PIPING uses bend tables to accurately calculate the length of straight pipe (developed length) required to make a bend of a specific bend radius and angle. The developed pipe length for the same bend can differ due to different materials and pipe outside diameters (OD). Bend tables are normalized for 90 degree bends. For other than 90 degree bends, Pro/ENGINEER takes those values and multiplies them by A/90, where A represents the specific bend angle in degrees.

Bend Table Menu
The Bend Table menu allows you to access all Pro/PIPING bend tables for creation and modification. From the BEND TAB menu (PIPING > Set Up > Bend Allow), you can perform the following tasks: · Define—Create Pro/PIPING bend tables. · Delete—Delete Pro/PIPING bend tables.

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Edit—Modify Pro/PIPING bend tables. You can update a bend table at any time. Show—View Pro/PIPING bend tables. You can confirm bend table data. Read—Read a bend table from a file to a part. Write—Write a bend table from a part to a file.

Formula Equations (Spec-Driven)
Formula is an equation used to calculate the developed length for any radius or outside diameter (OD) that falls outside the range of the table data. Pro/PIPING provides the following variables for use in the table: · · · · L—Developed straight length of the bend. R—Bend radius. T—Pipe outer diameter (OD). ANGLE—Bend Angle (in degrees).

Formula Equation Rules
Follow these rules when you enter the formula equation in a bend table: · The formula must be the first equation in the table. · The formula must begin with the descriptor FORMULA, in the first column. - If an equation is simple, write it in the second column on the same line as the descriptor, as in the following examples: FORMULA L = (0.55*T) + (PI*R)/2.0 FORMULA L = (ANGLE*PI/180)*(R+T/2) - If the formula is more complex and/or contains some logic statements, then the FORMULA descriptor must precede the actual formula on its own line. The formula must also be concluded by the descriptor END FORMULA, on its own line and in the first column. The following example illustrates this process: FORMULA IF (R/T) < 1.10 | (R/T) > 1.83 L = (PI*R*T)/2.0 ELSE L = (PI/2)*(R + (T*0.35)) END FORMULA In a multi-statement formula like this, you can enter the statements in columns other than column one.

Conversion Equations (Spec-Driven)
The conversion equation tells the system how table data (A) is related to the developed length (L). If no conversion equation is defined, the system assumes that the table data equals the required length (L = A). For example, if the table data represents the bend deduction value, the equation might look like the following: L = 2*(T + R) - A Note: L must never be negative.

Conversion Equation Variables
You can use the following variables in a conversion equation: · · · · · L—Developed straight length of stock. R—Bend radius. T—Material thickness. ANGLE—Bend Angle (in degrees). A—Bend allowance value contained in the table data section.

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Conversion Equation Rules
Follow these rules when you enter the conversion equation in a bend table: · Only use a conversion equation when the developed length L is not equal to your table values A. · The conversion must begin with the descriptor CONVERSION, in the first column. - If the equation is a simple one, then it can be written in the second column on the same line as the descriptor, as in this example: CONVERSION L = 2*(T +R) - A - If the formula is more complex and/or contains some logic statements, then the CONVERSION descriptor must precede the actual formula on its own line and the formula must be concluded by the descriptor END CONVERSION, again on its own line and in the first column.

Bend Table Data (Spec-Driven)
The table data (A) represents the developed bend lengths or allowances (with the presence of the CONVERSION formula) for specific bend radii and pipe outer diameters (T). The table data and the conversion equation are used together, so make sure that the two together give you the correct results. Observe the following points when using bend table data: · Create your bend tables for 90 bends. For other than 90 bends, Pro/ENGINEER takes those values and multiplies them by A/90, where A is the specific bend angle in degrees. · You do not have to insert a bend allowance value (A) in every cell in a bend allowance table. · If you leave a particular cell blank, the system uses interpolation to calculate the length value. · For bend radii and outside diameters (OD) between the values in adjacent cells, a linear interpolation is used. Note: The values in the bend tables are independent of the model units. They do not change if you change the model units. For example, you originally create a pipe assembly with the model units set to inches. The outside diameter is 0.25 and the bend radius is 0.5. The system looks up the bend table to find the developed length at the ordinates (0.25, 0.5). If you change the model units to centimeters and keep the model the same size, the pipe OD becomes 0.625 and the bend radius 1.270. The system looks up the table to find the developed length at the ordinates (0.625, 1.270).

To Define a Bend Table (Spec-Driven)
1. 2. 3. From the PIPING menu, click Set Up > Bend Allow > Define. . A Pro/TABLE window opens containing an table outline. Enter a bend table name and click Enter the data in the table. or Select File > Read to use an existing bend table as a baseline. The Read File dialog box opens.

. The system reads the file data and writes Enter the name of the existing bend table file and click it to the current bend table file. Modify the bend table data, if needed. 4. Click File > Save and Exit to save and close the bend table. You must now assign the new bend table to a pipe segment or line stock to use it.

To Modify a Bend Table (Spec-Driven)
Pro/PIPING allows you to modify bend tables. You can edit only those bend tables created in the current assembly or applied to the current assembly. To modify a bend table within Pro/PIPING, do the following: 1. From the PIPING menu, click Set Up > Bend Allow > Edit. The TBL NAMES menu appears. 2. Select the bend table to modify from the TBL NAMES menu. This menu lists all bend tables that were applied to the assembly or were created when the assembly was currently in session.

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3. A Pro/TABLE window opens and displays the selected table. 4. Modify the bend table. 5. Click File > Save or Exit. Pro/PIPING saves the bend table in the current directory. Note: You must assign a bend table to a pipe segment or line stock to use it.

Defining Bend Tables (Spec-Driven)
Pro/PIPING allows you to define new bend tables. You define bend tables for 90 degree bends. For other than 90 degree bends, Pro/ENGINEER takes those values and multiplies them by A/90 where A represents the specific bend angle in degrees. You do not have to insert a bend allowance value (A) in every cell in a bend allowance table. If you leave a particular cell blank, the system calculates the length value using interpolation. The following table describes the Pro/PIPING bend table format: Column 1 FORMULA equation ... ENDFORMULA ! CONVERSION equation ... START MATERIALS MATERIAL ... END MATERIALS ! TABLE radius outside diameter outside diameter Notes: · Enter the words FORMULA, END FORMULA, CONVERSION, END CONVERSION, START MATERIALS, END MATERIALS and TABLE exactly as shown. · The following definitions apply for the above bend table format: - FORMULA—An equation for the developed length. - TABLE— A combination of pipe outer diameter (OD) and bend radius table data that will never be encountered in your pipe assembly. For example, 0.25 bend radius with an OD of 0.5 inches. · Comment lines can appear anywhere in a bend table. Each comment line in the table must start with an exclamation point (!). Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 …

radius bend allow ...

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To Assign a Bend Table (Spec-Driven)
Note: Pro/PIPING allows you to assign a bend table at any time in the design process. 1. Click PIPING > Set Up > Design Rules. The Define Design Rules dialog box opens. 2. Select the line stock by doing one of the following: and select pipe segment from the graphics window. - Under By Segment, click - Under By Parameters, select a line stock name from the Model Tree or Piping System Tree. . The Design Rule Parameters dialog box opens. 3. Click 4. Select a bend table from the Bend Table Name box (Default value: NO_TABLE). This box lists all bend tables defined for the pipe segment or line stock. 5. Click 6. Click to apply the bend table. The Design Rule Parameters dialog box closes. to close the Define Design Rules dialog box.

To Delete a Bend Table (Spec-Driven)
1. From the PIPING menu, click Set Up > Bend Allow > Delete. 2. Select the bend table to delete from the TBL NAMES menu. This menu lists all bend tables that were applied to the assembly or were created when the assembly was currently in session. Pro/PIPING deletes the selected bend table.

To Show a Bend Table (Spec-Driven)
Pro/PIPING allows you to show or view a bend table. Note that if you select to show a table, you cannot modify it. To show a bend table, follow these steps: 1. From the PIPING menu, click Set Up > Bend Allow > Show. 2. Select the bend table to show from the TBL NAMES menu. This menu lists all bend tables that were applied to the assembly or were created when the assembly was currently in session. 3. A Pro/TABLE window opens and displays the selected bend table. 4. After viewing the table, click File > Exit. The Pro/TABLE window closes.

To Change and Update Miter Parameters
You can change pipe miter parameters in a specification and update the current model with the changes. 1. Locate the Miter Master Catalog (MCAT) file for the selected pipeline or line stock. The default path for these files is <ProE load directory>/text/piping_data/ master_catalog/miter/. Each Miter file is named for a line stock material type (for example, miter_steel.ptd.). 2. Use a text editor and change the miter parameter value for the selected pipeline or line stock. Save all changes. 3. Update the model. Click Set Up > Update Model. The Update Model dialog box opens. and select the assembly to which you want to apply the changes. 4. Under Assembly, click 5. Under Model Information, select the Miter Parameters check box. . The Confirm Cancel dialog box opens. Click to confirm the update. The dialog 6. Click boxes close and Pro/PIPING updates the active assembly information. Pro/PIPING confirms the update in the Message Area. 7. Regenerate (PIPING > Regenerate) to apply the changes to the piping model displayed in the graphics window.

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To Change and Update Bend Parameters
You can change pipe bend parameters in a specification and update the current model with the changes. 1. Locate the Bend Master Catalog (MCAT) file for the selected pipeline or line stock. The default path for these files is <ProE load directory>/text/piping_data/ master_catalog/bend/. Each Bend file is named for a line stock material type (for example, bend_steel.ptd.). 2. Use a text editor and change the bend parameter value for the selected pipeline or line stock. Save all changes. 3. Update the model. Click Set Up > Update Model. The Update Model dialog box opens. 4. Under Assembly, click and select the assembly to which you want to apply the changes. 5. Under Model Information, select the Bend Parameters check box. 6. Click . The Confirm Cancel dialog box opens. Click to confirm the update. The dialog boxes close and Pro/PIPING updates the active assembly information. Pro/PIPING confirms the update in the Message Area. 7. Regenerate (PIPING > Regenerate) to apply the changes to the piping model displayed in the graphics window. 8. Verify the changes. Click Set Up > Design Rules. The Define Design Rules dialog box opens. 9. Do one of the following: and select a pipe segment. - Under By Segment, click - Under By Parameters, select a linestock. . The Design Rule Parameters dialog box opens and displays the updated bend 10. Click parameters.

To Change and Update Bend Machine Parameters
You can change bend machine parameters in a specification and update the current model with the changes. 1. Locate the Bend Machine Master Catalog (MCAT) file for the selected pipeline or line stock. The default path for these files is <ProE load directory>/text/piping_data/ master_catalog/bend_machine/. 2. Use a text editor and change the bend parameter value for the selected pipeline or line stock. Save all changes. 3. Update the model. Click Set Up > Update Model. The Update Model dialog box opens. and select the assembly to which you want to apply the changes. 4. Under Assembly, click 5. Under Model Information, select the Bend m/c Parameters check box. . The Confirm Cancel dialog box opens. Click to confirm the update. The dialog 6. Click boxes close and Pro/PIPING updates the active assembly information. Pro/PIPING confirms the update in the Message Area. 7. Regenerate (PIPING > Regenerate) to apply the changes to the piping model displayed in the graphics window.

Tip: Updating Multiple Changes
You can use the Update Model dialog box to apply multiple changes to the Project Data and MCAT files and save time. 1. Complete any changes and save them. 2. Click PIPING > Set Up > Update Model. The Update Model dialog box opens. and select the assembly to which you want to apply the changes. 3. Under Assembly, click 4. Under Model Information, select all check boxes that correspond to the modified data.

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5. Click . The Confirm Cancel dialog box opens. Click to confirm the update. The dialog boxes close and Pro/PIPING updates the active assembly information. Pro/PIPING confirms the update in the Message Area. 6. Regenerate (PIPING > Regenerate) to apply the changes to the piping model displayed in the graphics window. under Assembly in the Update Note: To quickly apply the changes to another assembly, click Model dialog box and select another assembly. Then, repeat the last three steps above.

To Delete a Pipeline (Spec-Driven)
1. 2. 3. 4. Click PIPING > Pipeline > Delete. The GET SELECT menu appears. Select the pipeline to delete. The CONFIRMATION menu appears. Click Confirm. The CHILD OPTS menu appears. Select one of the following menu commands: - Delete All—Deletes all highlighted children. The CONFIRMATION menu appears. Click Confirm. - Suspend All—Suspends all highlighted children. The children remain displayed in the graphics window. - Child Info—Displays all information about the children to be deleted or suspended in the INFORMATION WINDOW.

To Rename a Pipeline (Spec-Driven)
1. Click PIPING > Pipeline > Rename. 2. Select the pipeline to rename. 3. Enter a new name for the pipeline and click Message Area. . Pro/PIPING confirms the status of this task in the

To Suppress a Pipeline (Spec-Driven)
1. Click PIPING > Pipeline > Suppress. 2. Select the pipeline to suppress. The CONFIRMATION menu appears. 3. Click Confirm. Pro/PIPING suppresses the selected pipeline and all of its highlighted children.

To Resume a Suppressed Pipeline (Spec-Driven)
1. Click PIPING > Pipeline > Resume. The SEL MENU appears and lists all suppressed pipelines by name. 2. Select a suppressed pipeline. Pro/PIPING resumes the pipeline. You can view the resumed pipeline in either the Model Tree, the Piping System Tree, or the graphics window.

ISOGEN Symbol Map File (Spec-Driven)
The ISOGEN Symbol Map file is a Pro/TABLE file that maps a Pro/PIPING fitting generic name against a corresponding symbol key (SKEY) and the ISOGEN component name. Pro/PIPING uses symbol keys for all fitting generic part sizes. You can modify the ISOGEN Symbol Map file by using a text editor.

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The following table describes the ISOGEN Symbol Map file format: FIELD NAME FITTING_GENERIC_NAME ISOGEN_COMPONENT_NAME ISOGEN_SKEY FIELD TYPE Character Character Character DESCRIPTION Pro/PIPING fitting generic name ISOGEN component name ISOGEN component symbol key (SKEY)

Default Symbol Mapping
If you do not provide an ISOGEN Symbol Map file or if you do not list the entries for the components used in the Pro/PIPING model in the Symbol Map file, Pro/PIPING uses the following default mapping scheme. This scheme is internal to the interface and based on the fitting categories: FITTING_CATEGORY valve relief_valve angle_valve flange elbow elbow_let ISOGEN_COMPONENT NAME VALVE VALVE VALVE-ANGLE FLANGE ELBOW ELBOWLET ISOGEN_SYMBOL_KEY VG** VR** AV** FLFL EL** Butt Weld end : CEBW Screwed End : CESC Socket Weld : CESW TE** NIPL RC** RE** NC** Not required

branch branch_let reducer

general gasket

TEE OLET REDUCER-CONCENTRIC REDUCER-ECCENTRIC (if eccentric flag is set) MISC-COMPONENT GASKET

Note: The double asterisks (**) indicate ISOGEN endtypes. You can use these characters or replace them with suitable endtypes allowed by ISOGEN. If you use the asterisks, Pro/PIPING matches the fitting endtype in the model against the corresponding ISOGEN endtypes and the ISOGEN endtypes replace the asterisks for each fitting. The disadvantage of using the double asterisks is that if the ISOGEN Endtype Map file does not contain a mapped ISOGEN endtype, Pro/PIPING ignores the setting in the ISOGEN Symbol Map and selects the default symbol key (SKEY).

Symbol Key Selection
Pro/PIPING extracts the symbol key (SKEY) from the ISOGEN Symbol Map file by matching the generic name of the fitting with the name in the FITTING_GENERIC_NAME column. Pro/PIPING extracts the symbol key name in the ISOGEN_SKEY column and then the endtype string from the ISOGEN Endtype Map file. Symbol key selection occurs according to the following conditions: · If the symbol key is only two characters long, Pro/PIPING appends the endtype string to the symbol key to form the final SKEY used in the PCF file. · If the symbol key has the double asterisks (**) as a substring and an endtype string is found, the

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endtype string replaces the double asterisks in the symbol key to form the final SKEY. · If either of these cases fail, the default symbol key is used.

ISOGEN Endtype Map File (Spec-Driven)
The ISOGEN Endtype Map file is a Pro/TABLE file that maps Pro/PIPING end types to corresponding ISOGEN end types. You can modify the ISOGEN Endtype Map file by using a text editor. The following table describes the ISOGEN Endtype Map file format: FIELD NAME ENDTYPE ISOGEN_ENDTYPE FIELD TYPE Character Character DESCRIPTION Pro/PIPING end type ISOGEN end type

Default End Type Mapping
If you do not provide an ISOGEN Endtype Map file or if you do not list the entries for the end types used by the Pro/PIPING fitting components in the Endtype Map file, Pro/PIPING maps the end types by default. The following table lists the string matching rules for default end type mapping: ENDTYPE endtype string starting with B endtype string starting with C endtype string starting with F endtype string starting with P endtype string starting with SC endtype string starting with SW No match found ISOGEN ENDTYPE BW CP FL PL SC SW BW

Note: The default mapping is internal to the interface.

ISOGEN Nominal Size Map File (Spec-Driven)
The ISOGEN Nominal Size Map file is a Pro/TABLE file that maps the Pro/PIPING sizes used for modeling to the industry standard nominal size or nominal bore (NB). Nominal bore can be measured in millimeters (mm) or inches. Pro/PIPING extracts the component size and its units from the model using the following conditions: · If the units are metric, UNITS-BORE is selected as MM. · If the units are in inches, UNITS-BORE is selected as INCH. Pro/PIPNG matches the extracted size against the nominal size in either the NB_MM or NB_INCH column. The nominal size must correspond to the model size in the SIZE column. You can modify the ISOGEN Nominal Size Map file by using a text editor. The following table describes the ISOGEN Nominal Size Map file format: FIELD NAME SIZE NB_MM NB_INCH FIELD TYPE Character Character Character DESCRIPTION Pro/PIPING Size String Nominal Bore (NB) Value Nominal Bore (NB) Value

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Notes : · Pro/PIPING allows you to specify any character as a nominal size. However, the ISOGEN PCF file format expects a number as the pipe nominal size. · For Nominal Bore (NB) values, use only the numbers 0-9, the period (.), or the slash (/). · For NB values in millimeters, only integers can be entered. · For NB values in inches, you can use fractions (For example, 1-1/2 for a one and one half inch bore). · NB values cannot include white spaces. · For NB values, the symbol (") used normally for inches cannot be used

Default Nominal Size Mapping
If you do not list a size in the SIZE column or if you do not define the nominal size in the selected NB column, Pro/PIPING outputs the model size to the PCF file by default where NB is needed. If a nominal size map file does not exist, the same result occurs. Note: An invalid nominal size may result from a wrong isometric size annotation or from an ISOGEN PCF file export malfunction.

ISOGEN Mandatory Attribute File (Spec-Driven)
The ISOGEN Mandatory Attribute file contains attributes that correspond to the ISOGEN mandatory attributes listed in ISOGEN-FILES. The configuration option isogen_mandatory_attr_file sets the ISOGEN Mandatory Attribute File name. The default is isogen.fls. You can use the default file provided by the ISOGEN package or create a file.

isogen_mandatory_attr_file (Spec-Driven)
isogen.fls, <valid file name> Specify a name for the file that contains ISOGEN mandatory attribute files.

isogen_endtype_map_file (Spec-Driven)
<proe_load_directory>/text/piping_data/isodata/isogen_endtype_map.ptd, <absolute directory path and valid file name> Specify a path and name for the file that maps Pro/PIPING endtypes with ISOGEN endtypes.

isogen_symbol_map_file (Spec-Driven)
<proe_load_directory>/text/piping_data/isodata/isogen_symbol_map.ptd, <absolute directory path and valid file name> Specify a path and name for the file that maps Pro/PIPING fitting library part names with ISOGEN component names and symbol keys (SKEY).

isogen_output_files_dir (Spec-Driven)
<proe_run_directory>, <absolute directory path> Specify a directory path for archiving the ISOGEN output files.

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isogen_nominal_size_map_file (Spec-Driven)
<proe_load_directory>/text/piping_data/isodata/isogen_nominal_size_map.ptd, <absolute directory path and valid file name> Specify a path and name for the file that maps Pro/PIPING sizes with ISOGEN nominal sizes in millimeters and inches.

isogen_pcf_filename_format (Spec-Driven)
mnemonic-specification-number, <a combination of the following keywords: size, specification, mnemonic, number, insulation, and any valid file name characters>. Delimiter characters must be enclosed by commas (,) omitting any white space. For example MNEMONIC,-,SIZE. Specify a name format for ISOGEN (.pcf) files. Pro/PIPING creates ISOGEN file names from the values assigned to the keywords. See the following example: ISOGEN File Name Format mnemonic-number-insulation ship1-mnemonic-numberinsulation Assigned Values water,1001,is water,1001,is ISOGEN (.pcf) File Name water-1001-is.pcf ship1-water-1001is.pcf

Example: ISOGEN Symbol Map File (Spec-Driven)
The following is an example of the ISOGEN Symbol Map file: Default Path: <ProE load directory>/text/piping_data/isodata/isogen_symbol_map.ptd FITTING_GENERIC_NAME vl_gate_flrf vl_swing_check_flrf vl_angle_flff flange_neck_rf elbow_90long_bw_steel elbow_45long_bw_steel tee_reducing_bw_steel tee_straight_bw_steel red_concentric_bw_steel red_eccentric_bw ISOGEN_COMPONENT_NAME VALVE VALVE VALVE-ANGLE FLANGE ELBOW ELBOW TEE TEE REDUCER-CONCENTRIC REDUCER-ECCENTRIC ISOGEN_SKEY VGFL VSFL AVFL FLFL ELBW ELBW TEBW TEBW RCBW REBW

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Example: ISOGEN Endtype Map File (Spec-Driven)
The following is an example of the ISOGEN Endtype Map file: Default Path: <ProE load directory>/text/piping_data/isodata/isogen_endtype_map.ptd ENDTYPE PE FLFF GKFF FLRF SWLD BWLD ISOGEN_ENDTYPE PL FL FL FL SW BW

Example: ISOGEN Nominal Size Map File (SpecDriven)
The following is an example of the ISOGEN Nominal Size Map file: Default Path: <ProE load directory>/text/piping_data/isodata/isogen_nominal_size_map.ptd SIZE 10A 15A 20A 25A 32A 40A 50A 65A 80A 100A 125A 150A 200A 250A 300A 350A 400A 450A 500A 550A NB_INCH ¼ ½ ¾ 1 1-1/4 1-1/2 2 2-1/2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 NB_MM 10 15 20 25 32 40 50 65 80 100 125 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 550

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Example: ISOGEN Mandatory Attribute File (SpecDriven)
The following is an example of an ISOGEN Mandatory Attribute file: Default Path: <ProE load directory>/text/piping_data/isodata/isogen.fls ATTRIBUTES PLOT FILE-PREFIX OPTION-SWITCHESLONG MESSAGE DRAWING-FRAME DRAWING-DEFINITION ALTERNATIVE-TEXT POSITIONED-TEXT WELDING-DEFINITION MATERIAL-LISTDEFINITION DIRECTORY PATH C:\PISOGEN\PROJECTS\abc\SPOOLS\OUTPUT\PLOT C:\PISOGEN\PROJECTS\abc\SPOOLS\SPOOLS.OPL C:\PISOGEN\PROJECTS\abc\SPOOLS\OUTPUT\SPOOLS.MES C:\PISOGEN\PROJECTS\abc\SPOOLS\SPOOLS.DXF C:\PISOGEN\PROJECTS\abc\SPOOLS\SPOOLS.DDF C:\PISOGEN\PROJECTS\abc\SPOOLS\SPOOLS.ALT C:\PISOGEN\PROJECTS\abc\SPOOLS\SPOOLS.POS C:\PISOGEN\PROJECTS\abc\SPOOLS\SPOOLS.WDF C:\PISOGEN\PROJECTS\abc\SPOOLS\SPOOLS.MLD

Example: ISOGEN Error Log File (Spec-Driven)
The following is an example of an ISOGEN Error Log file: Date : 25-4-2000 ERROR LOG file for **ISOMETRIC DRAWING GENERATION INTERFACE** ERROR : Processing Fitting TEE_RED_BW-STEEL-65X50 in Pipeline 65A-SPECSTEAM-1. WARNING : Material Description not found for 3 item(s) in Pipeline 65ASPEC-STEAM-1. ERRORS : ISOGEN may fail to process intermediate output PCF files. REPAINT to restore Highlighted components in case of error. WARNINGS : ISOGEN may not fail to process but some of the desirable data may be missing. This file may be appended with errors occurring in future sessions.

To Modify Insulation Assigned to a Pipeline (Spec-Driven)
Pro/PIPING allows you to modify the insulation assigned to an entire specification-driven pipeline or assign insulation to an entire uninsulated pipeline. You can add or modify insulation at any time. However, you cannot use this procedure to delete insulation or modify insulation assigned to part of a pipeline. 1. Click PIPING > Modify Pipe. The Modify Pipeline dialog box opens. 2. Under Active Assembly, Pro/PIPING displays the current active assembly. If the pipeline to insulate is in a different assembly, click and select the assembly that contains the pipeline. You can select

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the assembly from either the Model Tree or the Piping System Tree, or by selecting the pipeline in the graphics window. 3. Under Modify Options, click Edit Pipeline. The Edit Pipeline dialog box opens. 4. If active assembly contains multiple pipelines, select the pipeline to insulate from the Select Pipeline box. 5. Select the Label tab. Under Pipeline Label, modify the insulation code for the selected pipeline. Two conditions apply for insulation modification: - If an insulation code was assigned to the pipeline, the Insulation box displays the code. You can select another insulation code from the list to change the insulation. - If an insulation code was not assigned to the pipeline, select the Insulation check box and select an insulation code from the list to insulate the pipeline. to save the selections. Pro/PIPING modifies the insulation data in the insulation feature in 6. Click the active assembly. You can retrieve insulation information (PIPING > Info) to view the assigned insulation data. 7. Regenerate (PIPING > Regenerate) the assembly to update the model display. Notes: · The following Specification Database files must be populated with insulation data in order to assign insulation to specification-driven pipelines: - Insulation Directory file (Project Data file) must contain records for the insulation codes. - Insulation MCAT file (Master Catalog file) that is assigned to an insulation code must contain insulation data. · Pro/PIPING creates insulation solids automatically after you create pipe solids.

About Assigning Insulation to Part of a Pipeline (Spec-Driven)
Pro/PIPING allows you to assign insulation to part of a pipeline (insulation segment) using the Create Insulation dialog box (PIPING > Fabrication > Insulation). During piping design, the following special cases can arise and necessitate an insulation segment: · Pipe Insulation in a Special Area—Pipelines and fittings not normally insulated require insulation inside special areas such as purifier rooms. · Pipe Insulation near Equipment—Pipelines can produce condensation and extreme temperatures. Insulate pipelines near equipment to prevent damage.

To Redefine Insulation Assigned to Part of a Pipeline (Spec-Driven)
Pro/PIPING creates insulation segment features after you assign insulation to part of a pipeline. You can redefine insulation segment features at any time in the piping design process. 1. Open the assembly associated with the pipeline containing the insulation segment feature to be redefined. . The Model Tree opens. 2. Click 3. In the Model Tree, locate the insulation segment feature to redefine. The Model Tree lists the following insulation features: - Insulation Features—Store the insulation data (codes, names, thickness, sizes, and so on) for a pipeline. Pro/PIPING identifies the insulation features by insulation code. Select the feature to highlight it in the graphics window. Note that you cannot redefine insulation features from the Model Tree (you must modify the specification database insulation files). - Insulation Segment Features—Store the start and end points for insulation on part of a pipe segment.

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To locate the insulation segment feature to delete, select the insulation feature and right-click. From the shortcut menu, select Info > Parent Child Info. The Reference Information Window opens. Under Children of Current Feature, Pro/PIPING lists all children of the selected insulation feature. Insulation segment features are labeled Insulation Seg id <number>. 4. Select the Insulation Segment feature to redefine from the Model Tree. The feature highlights on the pipeline in the graphics window. Right-click and a shortcut menu appears. 5. Click Redefine. The Redefine Insulation dialog box opens with the insulation segment selected. 6. Select the Start option under Insulation Segment Points and do the any of the following tasks: and select a pipe segment - Change the insulation start point. Under Select Start Point, click to specify the insulation start point. Crosshairs indicate the start point on the pipe segment and the pipe segment ID populates the Select Start Point box. - Change the insulation end point. Select the End point option under Insulation Segment Points. and select the insulation end point. Crosshairs indicate the Under Select End Point, click end point on the pipe segment and the pipe segment ID populates the Select End Point box. - Change the start and end point placement. Under Point Placement Options, select one of the following options to specify both start and end point placement. Note that you must select the Start and End options under Insulation Segment Points to place the appropriate points:

specifies the start or end point distance from the pipe segment upstream end. specifies the start or end point distance ratio from the pipe segment upstream end. places a start or end point on the pipe segment perpendicular to that pipe segment. Note that the start point pipe segment must be perpendicular to the end point pipe segment to make this option available. places a start or end point from a specified datum plane. The datum plane must be perpendicular to the start or end point pipe segment. Pro/PIPING creates a reference to the datum plane. Under Positioning Parameters, specify the point location parameters based on the selected placement option. Use the thumb wheel to move the point placement or enter a value in the thumb wheel box and ENTER for exact placement. , select a datum plane from If you selected the Datum plane reference placement option, the graphics window. Pro/PIPING displays the datum place name in the Positioning Parameters box. - Change the insulation. Under Insulation Parameters, select a new insulation code to assign new insulation between the specified placement points. to assign new insulation to the pipe segment. Pro/PIPING creates a new insulation feature 7. Click and reassigns the insulation segment feature to it. Notes: · The following Specification Database files must be populated with insulation data in order to assign insulation to specification-driven pipelines: - Insulation Directory file (Project Data file) must contain records for the insulation codes. - Insulation MCAT file (Master Catalog file) that is assigned to an insulation code must contain insulation data. · The Model Tree must display features to redefine insulation segment features from the Model Tree. Click View > Model Tree Setup > Item Display. Under Display, select the Features check box and

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click OK. · Pro/PIPING creates insulation solids automatically after you create pipe solids.

To Make a Piping Assembly Active (Spec-Driven)
You can change the currently active assembly at any time in the piping design process. 1. 2. 3. 4. Create or open a piping assembly. Click Applications > PIPING. The PIPING menu appears. Click PIPING > Active Asm. The GET SELECT menu appears. Select a pipeline from the graphics window. The assembly associated with the selected pipeline becomes the active assembly. Pro/PIPING displays the active assembly name in the graphics window. You can also select an assembly from the Model Tree or the Piping System Tree.

About Piping Assemblies (Spec-Driven)
Pro/PIPING organizes all pipelines, fittings, and equipment for a piping system in assemblies and subassemblies. Pro/PIPING creates piping assemblies after you create pipelines. All subsequent modeling occurs within the currently active assembly. Pro/PIPING allows you to do the following: · Change active assemblies at any time in the piping design process by selecting a pipeline in the graphics window. · Convert existing piping assemblies created in one piping design mode to the other mode on- the-fly using the User-Driven piping design mode.

To Read a Bend Table to a Model (Spec-Driven)
You can read a bend table from a bend table (.bnd) file into a model. Pro/PIPING creates a bend table from the file data and applies it to the current model. 1. From the PIPING menu, click Set Up > Bend Allow > Read. The DATA FILES menu appears. 2. Select a bend table name. Pro/PIPING lists all saved bend tables. If you select Names, the Open dialog box opens in which you select a bend table (.bnd) file to read. The Pro/ENGINEER Message Area confirms the action.

To Write a Bend Table to a File (Spec-Driven)
Pro/PIPING saves each bend table that you define to the current model. If you want to save a bend table to a separate file, you can write it to a bend table (.bnd) file. 1. From the PIPING menu, click Set Up > Bend Allow > Write. The TBL NAMES menu appears. 2. Select the bend table to modify from the TBL NAMES menu. This menu lists all bend tables that were applied to the assembly or were created when the assembly was currently in session. The Pro/ENGINEER Message Area confirms the action.

About Pipe Drawings (Spec-Driven)
Pro/PIPING allows you to create drawings of your piping systems. Drawings enable you to effectively communicate piping system layout and details to piping professionals who fabricate piping materials and assemble piping systems. Pro/PIPING provides an interface to Isometric Drawing Generation (ISOGEN). Using the Generate Isometric dialog box (PIPING > Drawing), you can export material and geometrical information from a Pro/PIPING model to .pcf ISOGEN files. These files enable you to generate Isometric pipe drawings using an Isometric Drawing Generation (ISOGEN) application.

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About the Piping Specification Database
The Pro/PIPING Piping Specification Database archives all piping library and catalog files that can be used to create specification-driven piping systems and stores all project-specific files. The Piping Specification Database contains the following three file groups: · Master Catalog (MCAT) Files—Pro/TABLE (ASCII) files that store all of the basic design information required for pipe modeling. Pro/PIPING includes MCAT files. You can create MCAT files or modify existing ones when you want to update and expand the piping data. · Fitting Library Files—Fitting part files (Pro/ENGINEER and generic) with their associated family tables and fitting assembly files. Fitting Library files provide the physical representation for fittings in a piping model. Pro/PIPING includes Fitting Library files. You can create Fitting Library Files or modify existing ones when you want to update and expand the fitting library. · Project Data Files—Pro/TABLE (ASCII) files that store all project-specific design information selected from the Master Catalog files. You create new Project Data files for each new piping project when you set up Specification-Driven Piping for that project. After you select piping data for each specification in the Define Piping Specification dialog box, Pro/PIPING saves this data to a Project Data file. You can modify the Project Data file by selecting new piping data. Both the Master Catalog files and the Fitting Library files are archived collections that contain all available items or components that can be used in piping system creation. Unlike Project Data Files, these files do not change as you design new piping projects. Note: Create or modify the Piping Specification Database files before designing a Specification-Driven piping project.

How the Piping Specification Database Works
The Piping Specification Database functions as the Pro/PIPING piping data libraries. You begin a project by first creating any necessary Master Catalog and Fitting Library files. After these files are updated, you create Project Data files for each new piping project by assigning piping data from the Master Catalog files for each project specification. Pro/PIPING retrieves all piping data from the Project Data files during piping system design. For example, you begin piping design with pipeline creation. You select a specification and Pro/PIPING retrieves the data that you assigned to the specification from the Project Data files. You select from this data and create the pipeline. After the pipeline is created, Pro/PIPING copies the piping data to linestock features. As you begin routing pipelines or creating pipe solids, Pro/PIPING uses the linestock data. All insulation data is retrieved from the Project Data Files and copied to insulation features for use in insulation modeling. During fitting insertion, Pro/PIPING retrieves fitting data from the Project Data files.

piping_design_method (Spec-Driven)
non_spec_driven, spec_driven, user_driven Specify the piping design method for the piping project. · non_spec_driven¾Activates the Non Specification-Driven piping design mode. · spec_driven¾Activates the Specification-Driven piping design mode. · user_driven¾Activates the User-Driven piping design mode. This mode allows you to switch between Specification-Driven and Non Specification-Driven piping design modes and convert existing assemblies at any time in the design process.

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pipe_solid_centerline (Spec-Driven)
yes, no Sets the pipe solid centerline display mode. Pro/PIPING displays a pipe solid centerline in the graphics window to indicate the center of the pipe solid. After you set this option, the display changes immediately in the current session of Pro/ENGINEER. This mode displays the pipe solid center only. · yes—Pro/PIPING displays the pipe solid centerlines. · no—Pro/PIPING does not display pipe solid centerlines. Note: The pipe_solid_centerline mode differs from the centerline or solid display capabilities in both the Set Display and the Piping System Tree in the following ways: · The mode set by the pipe_solid_centerline configuration option indicates the center of the pipe solid geometry with a line. This is a global setting for all pipelines. · The Set Display centerline or solid display mode (PIPING > Set Up > Set Display) enables you to select only one pipeline in the active assembly but not in the subassemblies. You can display the selected pipeline with a pipe solid or centerline. · The Piping System Tree centerline or solid display mode allows you to select one or more pipelines in the active assembly, including subassemblies. You can display the selected pipeline with a pipe solid or centerline. Note that if you are creating pipelines based on the "one pipeline per assembly" modeling method, it is recommended that you use this centerline/solid display mode.

piping_appearance_map_file (Spec-Driven)
<proe_load_directory>/text/piping_data/master_catalog/piping_appearance.map, <absolute directory path and valid file name> Specify a path and name for the file that maps all colors used in a Pro/PIPING piping design project. Note: The Piping Appearance Map file must be stored in the directory location specified by the piping_mcat_dir configuration option.

piping_end_compatibility_file (Spec-Driven)
<proe_load_directory>/text/piping_data/master_catalog/piping_end_compatibility.ptd, <absolute directory path and valid file name> Specify a path and name for the file that contains the list of all valid end type connections (fitting-to-fitting, fitting-to-pipe, and pipe-to-fitting) allowed for a piping project. Pro/PIPING uses this data for end type checking during fitting insertion. Note: The Piping End Compatibility file must be stored in the directory location specified by the piping_mcat_dir configuration option.

piping_fitt_angle_tolerance (Spec-Driven)
1.5, <positive real number> Specify a value for the piping fitting angle tolerance. Pro/PIPING uses this data to check fitting angles during fitting insertion. The unit of measurement is degrees.

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piping_fitt_category_map_file (Spec-Driven)
<proe_load_directory>/text/piping_data/sample_project/piping_fitt_category_map.ptd, < absolute directory path and valid file name> Specify a name for the file that maps each fitting category to a fitting category button in the fitting insertion dialog boxes. Note: The Piping Fitting Category Map file must be stored in the directory location specified by the piping_project_data_dir configuration option.

piping_fitt_lib_dir (Spec-Driven)
<proe_load_directory>/text/piping_data/fittinglib/, <absolute directory path> Specify a path where the fitting model part (individual parts or family table generic parts with their associated tables) files are archived. Pro/PIPING uses this data during fitting insertion.

piping_fluid_parameter (Spec-Driven)
yes, no Specify pipeline fluid parameter availability. · yes¾Pro/PIPING sets the Parameters tabbed page in the Create Pipeline dialog box as available. · no¾Pro/PIPING sets the Parameters tabbed page in the Create Pipeline dialog box as unavailable.

piping_insulation_dir_file (Spec-Driven)
<proe_load_directory>/text/piping_data/sample_project/piping_insulation_dir.ptd, <absolute directory path and valid file name> Specify a name for the file that contains the list of all valid insulation specifications for a piping project. Note: The Piping Insulation Directory file must be stored in the directory location specified by the piping_project_data_dir configuration option.

piping_manufacture_dir_file (Spec-Driven)
<proe_load_directory>/text/piping_data/master_catalog/piping_manufacture_dir.ptd, <absolute directory path and valid file name> Specify a name for the file that contains pipe manufacturing information for projects based on a pipe material code. The piping_mcat_dir configuration option resources or retrieves data from this file. Note: The Piping Manufacture Directory file must be stored in the directory location specified by the piping_mcat_dir configuration option.

piping_mcat_dir (Spec-Driven)
<proe_load_directory>/text/piping_data/master_catalog/, <absolute directory path>) Specify a path where the piping Master Catalog files are archived. Pro/PIPING uses the Master Catalog files create piping specification files (Project Data files) for a piping project.

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piping_mcat_dir_file (Spec-Driven)
piping_mcat_dir.ptd, <valid file name> Specify a name for the file that contains all pipe and fitting master catalog files. Note: The Piping MCAT Directory file must be stored in the directory location specified by the piping_mcat_dir configuration option.

piping_min_bolting_clearance (Spec-Driven)
20, <positive integer> Specify a value for minimum bolt clearance. Pro/PIPING uses this data during fitting insertion. Note: Set the Pro/ENGINEER configuration option pro_unit_length to change the unit of measurement (default is inches).

pipeline_min_segment_length (Spec-Driven)
1.5, <positive integer> Specify a value for the pipeline minimum segment length. Pro/PIPING uses this data during fitting insertion. Note: Set the Pro/ENGINEER configuration option pro_unit_length to change the unit of measurement (default is inches).

piping_project_data_dir (Spec-Driven)
<proe_load_directory>/text/piping_data/sample_project/, <absolute directory path> Specify a path where the project related specification and design rule files are archived. Pro/PIPING uses this data for specification-driven pipeline modeling and reporting.

piping_spec_dir_file (Spec-Driven)
<proe_load_directory>/text/piping_data/sample_project/piping_spec_dir.ptd, <absolute directory path and valid file name> Specify a path and name for the file that archives the list of all piping specifications. Pro/PIPING uses this file specification-driven fitting selection, pipeline creation, and design rule checking.

piping_thumb_wheel_increment (Spec-Driven)
1, <positive real number> Specify a value for the piping thumb wheel increment. Pro/PIPING uses this data to adjust the positioning increments when using the thumb wheel for various tasks such as during fitting insertion. Note: Set the Pro/ENGINEER configuration option pro_unit_length to change the unit of measurement (default is inches).

pipeline_assembly_name_format (Spec-Driven)
MNEMONIC-NUMBER, <one or a combination of the following keywords: SIZE, SPECIFICATION, MNEMONIC, NUMBER, INSULATION, and any valid file name characters>. Delimiter characters must be enclosed by commas (,) omitting any white space. For example MNEMONIC,-,SIZE.

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Specify a pipeline assembly name format. Pro/PIPING creates assembly names from the values assigned to the keywords during pipeline creation and routing. Any combination of keywords and valid file name characters are allowed. The following table describes the format: Assembly Name Format MNEMONIC-NUMBERINSULATION SHIP1-MNEMONICNUMBER-INSULATION Assigned Values WATER, 1001, IS WATER, 1001, IS Assembly File Name WATER-1001-IS.ASM SHIP1-WATER-1001-IS.ASM

pipeline_label_format (Spec-Driven)
SIZE-SPECIFICATION-MNEMONIC-NUMBER-INSULATION, <one or a combination of the following keywords: SIZE, SPECIFICATION, MNEMONIC, NUMBER, INSULATION, and any valid file name characters>. Delimiter characters must be enclosed by commas (,) omitting any white space. For example MNEMONIC,-,SIZE. Specify a pipeline label format. Pro/PIPING creates pipeline labels from the values assigned to the keywords during pipeline creation and routing. The following table describes the format: Pipeline Label Format MNEMONIC-NUMBERINSULATION SHIP1-MNEMONICNUMBER-INSULATION Assigned Values WATER, 1001, IS WATER, 1001, IS Pipeline Label WATER-1001-IS SHIP1-WATER-1001-IS

pipeline_spool_label_format (Spec-Driven)
SIZE-SPECIFICATION-MNEMONIC-NUMBER-SPOOL#PREFIX[0]SPOOLNUM[01]SUFFIX[], <one or a combination of the following keywords: SIZE, SPECIFICATION, MNEMONIC, NUMBER, INSULATION, SPOOLNUM, PREFIX, SUFFIX, and any valid file name characters> Delimiter characters must be enclosed by commas (,) omitting any white space. For example MNEMONIC,-,SIZE. Specify a pipeline spool label format. Pro/PIPING creates spool labels from the values assigned to the keywords during pipe piece cutting. The following table describes the format: Pipeline Spool Label Format MNEMONIC-NUMBERINSULATION SHIP1-MNEMONIC-NUMBERINSULATION Assigned Values WATER, 1001, IS WATER, 1001, IS Pipeline Spool Label WATER-1001-IS SHIP1-WATER-1001-IS

pipeline_start_assembly_name (Spec-Driven)
<proe_load_directory>/text/piping_data/fittinglib/ pipeline_start.asm, <absolute directory path and valid file name> Specify a path and name for the file that contains template information (assembly units, pre-defined views, etc.). Pro/PIPING uses this information to create new pipeline subassemblies. Note: The Pipeline Start assembly file must be stored in the directory location specified by the

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piping_fitt_lib_dir configuration option.

piping_system_tree_format (Spec-Driven)
MNEMONIC, <one or a combination of the following keywords: SIZE, SPECIFICATION, MNEMONIC, NUMBER, INSULATION, and any ASCII characters>. Delimiter characters must be enclosed by commas (,) omitting any white space. For example MNEMONIC,-,SIZE. Specify the piping system tree format. Pro/PIPING creates piping systems or categories from the values assigned to the keywords. These categories organize all pipelines in the Piping System Tree. The following table describes the format: Piping System Tree Format Pipeline Values Piping System (Category) Name

MNEMONIC-SPECIFICATION MNEMONIC-NUMBERINSULATION SHIP1-MNEMONIC-NUMBERINSULATION

WATER, 11C WATER, 1001, IS WATER, 1001, IS

WATER-11C WATER-1001-IS SHIP1-WATER-1001-IS

piping_material_file (Spec-Driven)
<proe_load_directory>/text/piping_data/master_catalog/piping_material.ptd, <absolute directory path and valid file name> Specify the path and name for the file that contains the piping material information. Pro/PIPING associates this information (material code, full description, pipe density, pipe and fitting master catalog file names) with pipes and fittings. Note: The Piping Material file must be stored in the directory location specified by the piping_mcat_dir configuration option.

To Reorganize Pipelines (Spec-Driven)
1. Click Utilities > Options. The Options dialog box opens. 2. In the Option box, enter the configuration option piping_system_tree_format. 3. In the Value box, enter one or any combination of the following values: SIZE, SPECIFICATION, MNEMONIC, NUMBER, INSULATION, and any ASCII characters (default is MNEMONIC). Delimiter characters must be enclosed by commas (,) omitting any white space. For example, MNEMONIC,-,SPECIFICATION groups all pipelines according to fluid carried and piping specification.

To Modify the Column Display (Spec-Driven)
1. Create or open a piping assembly. 2. Click Applications > Piping. The PIPING menu opens. 3. Click to open the Piping System Tree. 4. Click View > Model Tree Set Up > Column Display. The Model Tree Columns dialog box opens. 5. Under Not Displayed, select the items to display in the columns and click display in the area under Displayed. Repeat to add additional items and click . to open the Model Tree Columns dialog . The selected items

If the separate Piping System Tree window is open, click box and follow step 5.

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To Open a Separate Piping System Tree Window (Spec-Driven)
1. 2. 3. 4. Create or open a piping assembly. Click Applications > Piping. The PIPING menu opens. Click Utilities > Customize Screen. The Customize dialog box opens. Select the Options tabbed page. Under Default model tree settings, select the Display as separate window check box. .

5. Click

About Specification-Driven Routing
Specification-driven pipeline routing is available to piping designers who work in large industrial environments. The piping specification database is the architecture that supports the specification-driven functions such as specification-driven routing or specification-driven fitting insertion. This database must be in place before you can use specification-driven pipeline routing or any of the other specification-driven functions. Specification-driven pipeline routing gives you the ability to access and route only those pipelines that have been set up previously in the specification-driven database. For more information on setting up this database, see the Help topic "To Define Piping Specifications."

To Route a Pipe in Specification-Driven Mode
1. Set a start point using Pipeline > Route Pipe > Set Start. 2. Create segments using either the EZRouter, To Pnt/Port, Extend, or Follow menu commands. You can create individual unconnected pipe segments. 3. Connect individual segments of the same pipeline using Route Pipe > Connect > Define. Create other pipelines to add branches to the main pipeline; then create branches using Route Pipe > Branch.

Route Pipe Menu
The following commands are available on the Route Pipe menu to route line segments: Pipe Envrnmt—Set the default shape and corner type. Set Start—Indicate a starting point or create a branch point. EZRouter—Extend a pipe using the csys graphics tool. To Pnt/Port—Create a pipe piece from the current start point to the selected point or port. Extend—Create a new pipe section by extending in the specified direction. Follow—Create a pipeline by following an axis, curve, existing pipeline, or sketched geometry. Connect—Connect entry ports or individual unconnected segments of the same pipeline. Branch—Create a section that taps into a pipeline at the point you have specified. Insert Point—Insert a point in the previously routed pipe segment. Delete Last—Delete the last routing operation. Redefine—Redefine references of the routing operation. Modify Dim—Change dimensions of any piping components (piping features or assembly components). · Replace—Replace selected pipeline segment with a routing operation. These commands are available in both the Non Specification-Driven and Specification-Driven modes. · · · · · · · · · · · ·

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About Routing with Equipment Nozzles
Within the Route Pipe > Set Start command environment, you can route from a nozzle, read the nozzle port size, and compare the current pipeline size with the nozzle port size. If there is a mismatch, you receive a warning message, but you can continue pipeline routing. You can perform this routing function using the following Route Pipe menu commands: · Set Start · To Pnt/Port · Connect

To Route a Pipeline from an Equipment Nozzle
1. Use the Pro/ENGINEER Assembly mode to assemble a nozzle into an assembly. 2. Click Applications > Standard > Set Up > Name > Feature to assign a name to the port of the nozzle, which will be used as the name of the nozzle. 3. Click Applications > Piping > Info. The Report Pipeline dialog box opens. 4. If a pipeline starts or ends at a nozzle, the nozzle name appears as the From or To for the pipeline in the pipeline report. To generate this information, click General > Network in the Report Pipeline dialog box. This name appears in the Information Window. If the assembly where the nozzle is assembled has a name and a FITTING_CODE parameter with the value of EQUIPMENT assigned to it, then its name is used as the equipment name. Output for the From or To is "Equipment_Name – Nozzle_Name". For example, E7A-N2 means Heater Exchange E7A and Nozzle N2. Note: You have to assign a FITTING_CODE parameter with the value of EQUIPMENT to an equipment part in order to designate the part as an equipment.

To Route from a Port
1. 2. 3. Click Route > Set Start and select a valid entry port that has the Size parameter. If the current pipeline route size is different from the selected port size, the Define Start dialog box opens and updates with the nozzle port size. If you continue to route, the routing is based on the nozzle port size. You can continue to change the nozzle port size in the Define Start dialog box and continue to route until you are finished.

To Route to a Port
1. 2. Click the Route Pipe > To/Pnt Port command or the Route Pipe > Connect command. Select a valid entry port in the piping assembly. The current pipe size may be different from the selected port size. If so, a warning message appears with a size mismatch message. 3. Using a reducer, you can change the size of the pipe or the port so that they match. An error message can appear when you modify the pipeline, and the port and pipe become mismatched.

Routing Equipment Nozzles
During the routing operation, you can route equipment nozzles. The nozzles must first have their size evaluated by the system to determine if adjustments need to be made. A nozzle is either a Pro/ENGINEER part or assembly that has a csys representing a connection port. The following feature level parameters must be present in the port: · SIZE—A string parameter that stores the nozzle size, which is used to set up the default pipe size when a pipe routing starts from the port. It is also used for the size match checking between a nozzle and its connected pipeline. Nozzle sizes specified here must match those specified in the specification-driven database. · END_TYPE—A string parameter that stores the nozzle end type, which is used to automate the fitting

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selection. It is also used for end compatibility checking between a nozzle and its connected pipeline. · RATING—A string parameter used to store the nozzle rating, which is used to automate the fitting selection. It is also used for end compatibility checking between a nozzle and its connected pipeline.

Checking Pipe and Port Sizes
The modified size of a pipe and the existing port size are checked against each other in the Modify Pipeline dialog box. If the modified pipe size does not match with its connected port size, warning messages appear.

About Setting a Start Point
You must set a start point before you can route a pipe segment from one point to another, extend a pipe segment, or branch a segment into a pipeline at a specified point. You can set a start point using an existing point, entry port, or pipe end. You can also create a new point. You can route from a Set Start feature only when you create it. You can never reference it again when routing because the system allows you to only select a point, coordinate system, or pipe end to define a new start point.

To Set a Start Point
1. Click Piping > ROUTE PIPE > Set Start. The Define Start dialog box opens along with the Pipe Select menu. Select a starting point from the following options on the menu and then select a location on the pipe segment: - Select Any—select any point on the pipe segment. - Point—select a datum point. - Entry Port—select an entry port at a fitting or equipment. - Branch Point—create a branch point by selecting a straight segment from another pipeline or the same pipeline. - Pipe End—select a pipe end. 2. Click to define the start part and close the dialog box.

About Specification Driven Routing with Follow
You can create a pipeline that mirrors, or follows, an existing pipeline using the route with follow functionality. You can follow a pipeline within the same assembly or in other subassemblies. You can add to the path of an existing pipeline, or create a line segment coincident with an axis. You can also sketch geometry for the pipeline to follow, or select a chain of curves.

To Route a Pipeline with Follow
3. Click Piping > Route > Follow. The PIPE FOLLOW menu appears. 4. You can route a pipe follow using anyone of the following methods. Select the routing option and then click Done. - Sketch—Create a segment based on sketched geometry. The SETUP SK PLN and SETUP PLANE menus appear. Set up and specify a new sketching plane. A sketching window opens. When you have completed your sketch, exit the sketcher. - Curve—Create a segment based on a curve. The CHAIN menu appears. Select individual curves. - Pipe Line—Create a line segment based on an existing pipeline. The START/END menu appears, specify start end segments or select the entire line. When the CONSTRAINT menu appears specify a distance (click DistInPlane), specify a start point (click Start Point and select a datum

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point or pipe end) or specify a datum point for the new pipe to go through (click Thru Point). - Axis—Create a line segment coincident with an axis. 5. When the INT FOLLOW menu appears, select Done Follow to create the pipe follow.

To Redefine Pipe Follow References
Click Piping > Route > Redefine. Select the follow segment you want to redefine. The INT FOLLOW menu appears. Click Change. The CHG FOLLOW menu appears. Select the change follow condition you want to change: - Environment—To change the linestock of the current Follow command. - Pipe Line—To redefine the seed pipeline of the pipe follow feature (this option appears if the original pipe follow feature is created by following a pipeline). - Sketch—To redefine the sketch of the pipe follow feature (this option appears if the follow feature is created by following a sketch). - Curve—To reselect the curve selected for the pipe follow feature (this option appears if the follow feature is created by following a curve). - Axis—To reselect the axis selected for the pipe follow feature (this option appears if the follow feature is created by following an axis). - Ends—To trim and extend the end of the current pipe follow segment. - Start/End—To change the start and end segments of the current pipe follow segment. - Constraint—To change the offset constraint type of the current pipe follow segment. 5. Make the changes to the pipe follow. 1. 2. 3. 4.

About Specification-Driven Piping Flow Direction
Pro/PIPING automatically assigns a default flow direction to each pipeline you create during modeling. A set of Flow Direction Rules determines the assignment of the flow direction. Using Specification-Driven Piping Flow Direction, you can perform the following tasks: · Display the currently assigned flow direction of the following: - A specified pipeline series - All series in a pipeline - Specified extensions · Reverse the assigned flow direction of a specified pipeline series and automatically reverse the direction-specific fittings on the series. · Reverse the assigned flow direction of all series in the specified pipelines and automatically reverse the appropriate direction-specific fittings. · Reverse the assigned flow direction of specified pipeline extensions and automatically reverse the direction-specific fittings on the series. · Decide the NEAR and FAR placement locations during fitting insertion. · Place flow direction specific fittings during fitting insertion using the FITTING_CODE parameter with the value FLOW_CONSTRAINED. · Automatically replace fittings during automatic propagation. · Generate from-to-branch reports during pipeline reporting.

Flow Direction
A pipeline has specific flow direction requirements based on the process flow requirements of the fluid inside the pipeline, such as gas, water, or fuel. The flow direction is usually specified in the Piping and Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID). If a P&ID link does not exist, a reasonable default flow direction assignment can occur based on the modeling intent and predefined flow direction rules.

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To Display the Flow Direction of a Pipeline
1. 2. 3. 4. Click Piping > Modify Pipe. The Modify Pipeline dialog box opens. Under Active Assembly select the active assembly. Under Modify Options, select Flow Direction. Under Flow Direction, select the flow unit you want to modify by selecting from the list. The options are: - Pipeline - Extension - Series Select the unit. In the graphics window the flow direction is indicated by arrows along the pipeline. to close the dialog box.

Click

Default Flow Direction Determination Rules
You can create a pipeline in any sequence, and the flow direction function assigns default flow directions automatically based on the rules described here. · Rule 1—The flow direction of a pipeline series is automatically determined by the direction of the first pipe segment in the series being connected. Notes: You can create a pipeline series by concatenating several independent segments that were created with the Extend, Follow, and Connect commands. Each of these commands can have opposing flow directions. When you connect the segments to form a pipeline series, the flow direction of the series is assigned based on the direction of the pipe segment that was created first. If you create the first segment in the correct flow direction, this ensures the correct flow direction for the entire series; otherwise, you will have to reverse the resulting series. · Rule 2—The flow direction of a new series, which is split and created as a result of inserting a branch fitting or stub-in, is the same as the original series from which it is created. · Rule 3—The flow direction of a branch series is the same as the flow direction of the pipe segment in the branch line that was created first.

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Example: Displaying the Flow Direction of a Specified Pipeline Series

To Create the Pipeline Model for a Pipeline with Branch Series
Create three pipe segments from the coordinate system ACSO in the Positive Z, Positive Y, and Negative X directions The default flow direction is determined by Flow Direction Rule 1. 2. Create a pipe segment from point APNT2 in the Negative Y direction. 3. Create a branch segment in the Negative Z direction from point APNT1. This segment has a physical gap between itself and the segment created in Step 2. See Step 4 for resolution. The default flow direction for the downstream series that was created during branching at point APNT1, is determined by Flow Direction Rule 2. 4. Connect the segments created in Step 2 and 3 in the direction shown in the example. The default flow direction for the branch series is determined by Flow Direction Rule 3. Click See Also for an example and for the Flow Direction Rules. 1.

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Example: Default Flow Direction for Pipeline with Branch Series

1 2 3 4

Numbered yellow boxes—Sequence in which pipe segments are created Small arrows—Geometric direction of Extend features Large arrows—Default flow direction Green lines—Pipelines

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To Create the Pipeline Model for a Pipeline with Loop Series
Create three pipe segments from the coordinate system ACSO in the directions, Positive Z, Positive Y, and Negative X. The default flow direction for the series is determined by Flow Direction Rule 1. 2. Create a branch segment in the Negative Z direction from point APNT1. This segment ends within point APNT2 along the Negative Z direction. The default flow direction for the downstream series created during branching at point APNT1 is determined by Flow Direction Rule 2. 3. Create a pipe segment from point APNT2 in the Positive Y direction. 4. Connect the segments created in steps 2 and 3 as shown in the example. The default flow direction for the branch series is determined by Flow Direction Rule 3. Click See Also for an example and for the rules. 1.

Example: Default Flow Direction for Pipeline with Loop Series

Flow Direction Violations
It is possible to obtain warning messages about Flow Direction violations. The place of flow violation is marked on the screen with a thick red dot. The system prompts you to confirm the violation. You can confirm the violation or override the warning.

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Any unresolved flow direction inconsistencies are captured by the reporting process within pipeline routing, fitting insertion, and pipeline reporting. The following are flow violations that you may encounter: · Converging flow at a junction. · Diverging flow at a junction. · Converging pipelines (two different pipelines that share a physical connection point but are opposed in direction). · Diverging pipelines (two different pipelines that share a physical connection point but are opposed in direction). · Pipelines with dead loops (loops that feed back into the pipeline and have no outlet).

About Fitting Library Files
Pro/PIPING supports fitting libraries for industrial piping based on the Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and the Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN) standards. The various library parts and assemblies are created using the standard Pro/ENGINEER features. However, these parts and assemblies are created based on a set of specific library creation rules. Use the pipe fitting library to: · · · · · · Create NEAR, FAR, and CENTER alignment points. Insert weldolets, socolets, thredolets, half couplings, etc.. Define fitting creation rules. Expand libraries or create user-defined libraries. Support the creation of trimmed elbow fittings and a creation rule. Redesign standard assembly fittings such as vents and drains.

To Set Up a Library Component
The supplied fitting library is based on the Family Table parts. 1. You can expand the supplied library based on the library creation rules. For more information, see the topic Library Creation Rules. 2. You can edit and expand the Master Catalog to include the Master Catalog Directory (MCAT) information that is required by the library parts that you add. For more information on MCAT, see the topic Master Catalog Files. 3. You can generate a fitting library based on either the Family Table Parts or Family Table Parts with associated accelerator parts or standalone parts.

Fitting Library Creation Rules
The following are rules to follow when creating a library fitting: · Rule 1—Create a fitting with a minimum of one or more ports. · Rule 2—Make sure that the positive z-axis direction of every port in a fitting is perpendicular to the fitting face at the respective port and oriented to point outward from the fitting. This rule applies to all fittings. · Rule 3 - For In-line fittings, if there are two or more ports, the z-axes of two of the ports must be collinear with the fitting local z-axis. - For In-line Eccentric fittings, if there are two or more ports, they must be parallel to the local zaxis. The inlet port should be located on the local z-axis, and the outlet port should be offset along the local y-axis with its z-axis parallel to the local z-axis. - For Corner fittings, if there are two or more ports, you must include an angle equal to the vertex angle where the fitting is inserted. The inlet port should be located on the local z-axis.

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· Rule 4—For Lateral fittings, the y-axis of the inlet port and the z-axis of the lateral outlet port must include an angle equal to the lateral angle of the fitting. - Locate the inlet port on the local z-axis. - Locate the outlet port along the lateral axis that lies on the local z-y plane of the fitting.

Local Coordinate System
A fitting local coordinate system is a conceptual coordinate system you use to define and create a library part. The coordinate system of the inlet port of a library part represents the fitting local coordinate system. The local Z-axis represents the fitting axis that is aligned with the pipeline segment during fitting insertion. The local positive Z-axis is perpendicular to the inlet face of the fitting and is oriented to point outward of the fitting at the inlet port. The local Y-axis is used to define the Fitting Stem or Stem Axis. The Fitting Stem or Stem Axis is an imaginary axis that is parallel to the local Y-axis. The local Y-axis is the axis along which special graphical details are created for certain fittings during their library part preparation. The local positive Y-axis is used to determine the default stem orientation of a fitting during fitting insertion.

About the JIS Piping Standard
Pro/PIPING for Pro/ENGINEER supports a fitting library based on the Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS) Piping Standard. The following types of parts have been added to the JIS fitting library: · Valve (Gate, Globe, Check, Ball, Butterfly, Angle valve, Relief valve, and so on) · Flange (weld-neck, slip-on, blind, and so on) · Elbow (90 degree, 45 degree, long and short radii elbows, and so on) · Elbowlet (special tapped fittings for elbows) · Branch (straight TEE, reducing TEE, and so on) · Branchlet (Half couplings, olets, and so on) · Reducer (concentric and eccentric) · General (Caps, plugs, full couplings, strainers, and so on) · Gasket (various types of gaskets) New Fitting Weight information is specified in the JIS Fitting Master Catalog files.

Example: List of JIS Fittings
Fitting Category Valve Fitting Name Angle Valve End-Type FLFF FLRF SC FLFF FLFF FLFF FLFF/SC Rating 5K,10K,16K 10K,20K, 30K,40K 10K 5K,10K 5K, 16K 10K Size Range 15-400 32-200 10-100 15-65 15-200 25-100 25-50 Part Name Vl_angle_flff Vl_angle_flrf Vl_angle_sc Vl_angle_hoff Vl_l_chk_ang Vl_em_soff_a Vl_se_cls_ang Fitting Code Corner Corner Corner Corner Corner Corner Corner

Valve Valve Valve Valve

Hose Connection Angle Valve Lift Check Angle Valve Emergency Shut Off Angle Valve Self Closing Angle

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Valve

Valve Screw Down Stop Check Valve (angle)

FLFF

5K, 10K, 16K 20K 5K, 10K, 16K 10K, 20K 5K, 10K 5K, 10K, 16K 10K, 20K, 30K, 40K 5K, 10K 5K, 10K 5K, 16K

15-400

Vl_sd_chk_an g_ff Vl_sd_chk_an g_rf Vl_gate_flff Vl_gate_flrf Vl_gate_sc Vl_gb_flff Vl_gb_flrf

Corner

FLRF Valve Gate Valve FLFF FLRF SC FLFF FLRF

32-250 15-600 50-300 15-80 15-400 323-250

Corner Inline Inline Inline Inline Inline

Valve

Globe Valve

Valve Valve

Hose Connection Globe Valve Lift Check Globe Valve Emergency Shut Off Globe Valve Swing Check Valve

SC FLFF FLFF

10-100 15-65 15-150

Vl_gb_sc Vl_gb_ho_ff Vl_l_chk_gb

Inline Inline Flow_ Constr ained Flow_ Constr ained Flow_ Constr ained Flow_ Constr ained Flow_ Constr ained Flow_ Constr ained Flow_ Constr ained Branch _ reduci ng

Valve

FLFF

10K

25-100

Vl_em_soff_g b Vl_swg_chk_f lff Vl_swg_chk_f lrf Vl_se_cls_gb

Valve

FLFF

5K, 10K

25-250

FLRF

10K, 20K

50-300

Valve

Self Closing Globe Valve Screw Down Stop Check Valve (Globe)

FLFF

25-50

Valve

FLFF

5K, 10K, 16K 20K

15-400

Vl_sd_chk_gb _ff Vl_sd_chk_gb _rf Tee_reducing_ bw

FLRF

32-250

Branch

Reducing Tee

BW

SW

10, 40, 70, 140, 80, 160, SPP, 12Y, 79Y, 95Y, 5S, 10S, 20S 10, 40, 70, 140, 80, 160

15-900

6-100

Tee_reducing_ sw

Branch _ reduci ng

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SW

10, 40, 70, 140

10-100

Tee_red_grd_s w

Branch

Straight Tee

BW

SW

Union (Bite Type Tee) Elbow Elbow 45 Degree (Butt-Welding Type)

SC SC

BW

Elbow 90 Degree (Butt-Welding Type)

BW

Elbow 45 Degree (Socket-Welding Type) Elbow 90 Degree (Socket-Welding Type) Elbow 90 Degree (Bite Type) Flange Blank Flange (Flange Type) Corrosion Flange Composite Flange (Alloy) Composite Flange (Copper) Slip-on Flange for Flat Face Type Slip-on Flange for Raised Face Type Solid Brazing Type Slip-on Flange (Alloy) Solid Brazing Type

SW

10, 40, 70, 140, 80, 160, SPP 10, 40, 70, 140, 16, 40, SPP TMP 10, 40, 70, 140, 80, 160, SPP 10, 40, 70, 140, 80, 160, 12Y, 79Y, 95Y, SPP 10, 40, 70, 140, 80, 160, 12Y, 79Y, 95Y, SPP 10, 40, 70, 140 10, 40, 70, 140 10, 40, 70, 140, 80, 160, SPP 5K 5K, 10K 5K, 10K 5K, 10K 5K, 10K, 16K 20K, 30K, 40K 5K, 10K

15-300

Tee_straight_b w Tee_straight_s w Tee_bite_sc Tee_union_bit e_sc Elbow_45_bw

Branch _ reduci ng Branch

6-100

Branch

4-40 4-40

Branch Branch

25-2600

Elbow

25-2600

Elbow_90_bw

Elbow

10-100

Elbow_45_sw

Elbow

SW

10-100

Elbow_90_sw

Elbow

SC

4-40

Elbow_90_b_s c Flange_blank Corrosion Composite_all oy Composite_co pper Flange_slip_ff Flange_slip_rf Solid_braz_aly _fl Solid_braz_cp

Elbow

FLFF FLFF FFRF/SO FLRF/SO FLFF/SO FLRF/SO FLFF/SO

10-900 50-600 50-600 50-100 10-1000 10-600 15-40

Flange Flange Flange Flange Flange Flange Flange

FLFF/SO

5K, 10K

10-40

Flange

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Slip-on Flange (Copper) Socket Welding Flange

r_fl FLFF/SW FLRF/BW 280K 30K 15-80 15-400 6-40 40-800 10-500 5-100 6-100 50-200 150-650 15-500 15-400 15-400 10-1000 Socketweld_fl Flange_neck_r f Boss_bw Exp_cpl_so Sleeve_bw Socket_sw Coupling_sw Suction_a_sw Suction_b_sw Cap_bw Gasket_neck Gasket_neck_s team Gasket_slip Flange Flange Branch Let Joint Joint Inline Joint Inline Inline Inline Gasket Gasket Gasket

General

Boss Expansion Joint (General Type) Sleeve Joint Socket Coupling Joint for Copper Pipe Suction Mouth "A" Type Suction Mouth "B" Type Cap Gasket for neck Gasket for neck steam Gasket for slip

BW/SC SO BW SW SW SW SW BW GKFF GKFF GKFF

30K 30K 5K, 10K, 16K, 20K, 30K 5K, 10K, 16K, 20K, 30K, 40K 10K

Gasket for slip Steam Sea Water Strainer ‘S’ Type Steam Trap Concentric Reducer

GKFF

10-1000

Gasket_slip_st eam Strainer_ff Trap_piston Red_concentri c_bw Red_concentri c_sw Red_eccentric _bw

Gasket

FLFF FLFF BW

15-350 15-50 15-600

Inline Inline Inline_ Reduci ng Inline_ Reduci ng Inline_ Reduci ng

Reducer

SW

6-100

Eccentric Reducer

BW

15-500

About Creating Library Fitting Parts
Follow the general process when creating library fitting parts: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Create the fitting geometry. Create the fitting ports. Specify the inlet port. Orient the stem axis. Assign the fitting parameters.

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About Fitting Geometry
Fitting Geometry is created either as a part or an assembly of parts. The geometry of the required pipe fitting is created using the basic modeling features of Pro/ENGINEER. The library fittings are created with sufficient geometric details to distinguish them from each other. The fitting library parts do not have any graphic details. You can specify the details optionally.

Example: Fitting Geometry
The following example shows a simple geometry created for a gate valve fitting using the basic Pro/ENGINEER options. The figure below shows details like the port directions, and the fitting axis.

About Fitting Ports
A fitting port is a standard Pro/ENGINEER coordinate system feature (CSYS) on the fitting. Its origin represents: · · · · The location at which a pipe is physically welded to a fitting, as in butt-welded or branchlet fittings. The location up to which the pipe extends into the fitting, as in socket-welded and screwed fittings. The location up to which the pipe extends inside a fitting, as in flange fittings. The location of a flange face that mates with another flange face.

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To Create Fitting Ports
Fitting Port Creation for Branch Outlet Fittings
The branch outlet fitting must have an inlet port and outlet ports as shown in the following figures.

The inlet port of the fitting is aligned with the surface of the main pipe segment as follows: · The z-axis of the outlet port of the fitting is aligned with the branch pipe segment, if an existing junction is identified for the fitting insertion. · If there is no branch segment at the selected location, the fitting can be oriented around the main pipe segment. The stem axis is the z-axis of the inlet port. · In orthogonal branch outlet fittings, the z-axes of inlet and outlet ports are parallel to each other. The non-orthogonal branch outlet fittings such as latrolets, have an angle between the z-axes of the inlet and the outlet ports. Based on this, lateral fittings are distinguished from other branch outlet fittings.

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Port Location for Fittings with Butt Welded/Flanged Ends
In the following graphic, the arrow shows the pipe contact location.

For butt-welded fittings, the pipe is welded to the butt-welded ends of the fitting. The fitting ports are located at the butt-welded ends as shown in the figure. If a butt-welded fitting has two butt-welded ends along its local z-axis, then either end can be defined as the inlet port. For flanged fittings, the flanged face of the fitting mates with a matching gasket or a suitable flanged face of another fitting. The fitting ports must be located at the flanged face as shown in the figure. If a flanged fitting has two flanged ends along its local z-axis, then either end can be defined as the inlet port. The positive z-axes of the inlet and outlet ports are pointing outward of the fitting and are aligned to the fitting local z-axis. Note: The two ports need not be created in any particular sequence and their names are user-definable. Of the two ports, one must be defined as the inlet port. By convention, the port with the SIZE parameter is defined as the inlet port.

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Port Location for Fittings with socket Welded/Threaded Ends
For fittings with socket-welded or threaded ends, the pipe extends up to the origin of the port that represents the end of the socket or the threaded hole. The arrow in the following figure points to the pipe contact location.

In the following figure, PORT1 is located on the inside face of the socket, and PORT0 (a flanged end) is located on the outside flange face. For threaded fittings, the pipe is threaded up to the origin of the port that represents the end of the threaded hole or socket.

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Mandatory Port Requirements
Based on the fitting code, the mandatory port requirements for the various fittings are as summarized: Fitting Code Inlet Port YES YES Required Ports Outlet Port YES YES Branch Port NO NO Typical Fitting

INLINE INLINE_REDUCING

JOINT(i) FLANGE(ii) GASKET(ii) CORNER CORNER_REDUCING CORNER_LET ELBOW(iii) BRANCH BRANCH_REDUCING

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO YES YES

Fittings with the same inlet and outlet sizes (valves) Inline fittings with different inlet and outlet sizes (reducers) Coupling Any flange Any gasket Any valve Reducing elbows Any elbowlet Any elbow Straight tee Reducing tee

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BRANCH_LET FLOW_CONSTRAINED

YES YES

YES YES

NO NO

Weldolet Check valves and special non return globe and relief valves

The following points must be noted about fitting codes and their insertion behavior: · The JOINT is a special fitting code that has the same fitting insertion behavior as the INLINE code. Joint fittings such as couplings and sleeves must be assigned this code. The code is used by the automatic joint fitting selection functionality. · The FLANGE and GASKET are special fitting codes that have the same fitting insertion behavior as the INLINE code. Flange and gasket fittings such as a weldneck flange, slip-on flange, or any type of gasket, must be assigned their respective codes. The FLANGE and GASKET codes are used in the respective automatic flange and gasket fitting selection functionality. · The ELBOW is a special fitting code that has the same fitting insertion behavior as the CORNER code. Elbow fittings such as 90 degree long/short radius and 45 degree long/short radius, must be assigned this code. This fitting code is used to automatically select an elbow fitting and insert it as a trimmed elbow or, insert elbows at all vertices of a pipeline with a single operation. · The BRANCH_LET is a special fitting code for special branch outlet fittings (olet fittings and half couplings). The library part model of a branch outlet fitting must have a string value of BRANCH_LET in the string parameter FIT_TYPE.

Fitting Insertion Location and Alignment Considerations
A fitting is aligned to the selected insertion point on the pipe segment using pre-defined reference locations on the fitting library part. Based on the general piping design and pipe modeling practices, preferred locations such as NEAR, FAR or CENTER on a fitting are used to constrain the fitting. The Fitting Insertion functionality provides the option to choose one of these alignment options during fitting insertion. The Fitting Insertion functionality aligns the specified NEAR, FAR or CENTER locations with the placement point location specified on the pipe segment. A parametric dimension is created up to the placement/alignment location. You can modify this dimension and reposition the fitting along the inserted pipeline segment.

NEAR, FAR, and CENTER Alignment Locations Based on Fitting Ports
For fittings with NEAR or FAR alignment locations that coincide with the respective inlet and outlet port locations, such as butt-welded and flanged fittings, you are not required to provide any additional information during library part creation. For such fittings, the NEAR/FAR alignment locations are automatically determined to be at the inlet/outlet port origins. The CENTER location is determined as the midpoint of the NEAR and FAR locations.

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1 NEAR location (inlet port origin) 2 CENTER location 3 FAR location (outlet port origin) By default, the NEAR option aligns the fitting inlet port with the selected insertion point on the pipe segment. Similarly, the FAR option aligns the fitting outlet port with the selected insertion point on the pipe segment. The CENTER option aligns the midpoint between the fitting inlet and outlet to the selected insertion point on the pipe segment.

NEAR, FAR, and CENTER Alignment Locations Based on Fitting Ports and an OFFSET Parameter
For fittings with NEAR/FAR alignment locations that do not coincide with the respective inlet/outlet port locations as in the case of socket-welded and screwed fittings, you can still use the inlet/outlet port locations as default NEAR/FAR alignment locations. The CENTER location is determined as the midpoint of the NEAR and FAR locations. Alternatively, you can use an optional OFFSET parameter associated with either or both of the ports to specify an offset location from the inlet/outlet ports. Refer the following figure for details.

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1 Optional NEAR location (20.0mm from inlet port) 2 Default NEAR location (inlet port with offset of 20.0mm) 3 Automatic CENTER location 4 Default FAR location (outlet port with offset of 20.0mm) 5 Optional FAR location (20.0mm from outlet port) Using the OFFSET parameter and the ability to enable/disable it during fitting insertion, you can apply the desired NEAR and FAR alignment locations as required by your design. By this, you will be able to offset a fitting port to a desired location and align that location to the point on the pipe segment where it is inserted. You can create your linear parametric dimensions up to this point on the pipe segment. Using the OFFSET parameter and appropriate offset value, you can optionally create your linear dimensions up to a fitting face (specified by the offset value from the respective port) for socket-welded and threaded fittings.

About Inlet Ports
If a fitting has two or more ports, the z-axes of at least two of the ports must be aligned along the local zaxis of the fitting or parallel to the local z-axis of the fitting. Corner fittings and lateral branchlet fittings are the exceptions. One of the two ports must be specified as the fitting's inlet port. This applies to corner and branchlet fittings as well. Specify the inlet port during the library part creation by attaching the SIZE parameter to an appropriate port of the fitting.

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To Specify an Inlet Port
You can specify an inlet port by attaching the SIZE parameter to an appropriate port of the fitting during library part creation. To specify the string parameter and assign an appropriate value to it, click Set Up > Parameters > Feature > Create > String > "SIZE". During fitting insertion, the Fitting Insertion functionality automatically aligns the local z-axis of the fitting with the pipe segment on which the fitting is inserted. By default, the fitting is inserted using the NEAR option, which aligns the fitting inlet port with the specified insertion location on the pipeline. The fitting outlet port is placed downstream in the direction of flow of the inlet port. The concept of the inlet port is especially important for direction-specific fittings such as check valves and special types of globe valves. You can change the default behavior of the fitting insertion functionality by using the Flip option on the Orientation Tab of the Insert Fitting dialog.

Inlet Port Alignment for Branch Outlet Fittings
The inlet port of the branch outlet fittings can be aligned either with the outer or inner surface of the main pipeline. The inlet port of the neck outlet fitting is always aligned with the outside surface of the main pipeline.

Nozzle outlet fittings and weldolet fittings are always aligned with the inner surface of the main pipe segment.

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In certain cases, the inlet port of the fitting is aligned at a distance from either the inlet or the outlet surface of the main pipe segment.

Fitting Outlet Size Parameter
The fitting outlet size parameter is inserted on the outlet port of a fitting. It is a string type feature parameter denoted as NEW_SIZE. This parameter accepts any valid pipe nominal diameter value. Insert this parameter only if the downstream size of a fitting is different from its upstream size. The NEW_SIZE parameter is used to automatically create the downstream pipeline line stocks during the fitting insertion. During the pipeline routing, the NEW_SIZE parameter automatically creates the pipeline line stocks when a pipeline segment is routed from the downstream port of a fitting that is inserted in a free location.

About the Stem Axis of a Fitting
The stem axis of a fitting is an imaginary axis that is parallel to the local y-axis of the fitting. It is applicable only to certain fittings and it represents the following: · The branch direction of a junction fitting along the positive stem axis. · The hand wheel direction of a valve along the positive stem axis. · The eccentric offset direction of a reducer along the positive or negative stem axis. · The reference axis for bolt hole straddling of a flange (straddling is done with reference to the positive stem axis). For fittings involving the above graphical details, you must create the appropriate geometry either with reference to or along the stem axis directions specified, to achieve a consistent default orientation during fitting insertion.

Example: Stem Axis Direction

In the above figure, axis A_3 of the cone is created along the positive stem axis direction of the fitting, parallel to the local positive y-axis of PORT0 (the inlet port that has the SIZE parameter). The fitting insertion functionality aligns the local z-axis of the fitting with the pipe segment and automatically orients

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the local y-axis to its default direction, based on the orientation rules defined in the fitting insertion functionality. The default direction of the fitting is the fitting stem, since it is created parallel to the local yaxis. During fitting insertion you can further rotate the stem about the pipe segment using the Rotation Angle option.

About Fitting Parameters
The fitting parameters of a pipe are the non-graphic data associated with the library components during their design phase. You can associate fitting parameters to the library components using the standard Pro/ENGINEER parameter feature. Fitting parameters provide the details of the modeling automation while inserting fittings, checking design rules, and reporting.

Fitting Parameters Based on Fitting Code
The fitting code specifies the insertion behavior of the fitting. It is assigned to a fitting generic part as a string parameter denoted as FITTING_CODE. Fitting codes are pre-defined and cannot be changed. Each library fitting is associated with a fitting code and is designed in accordance with the rules as applicable for the associated fitting code. The following table lists the fitting parameters for the various fitting codes. Fitting Code Fitting Parameters BRAN END_ Y_EC CH_SI TYPE CENT ZE RICIT Y NO YES Option al NO YES Option al NO YES NO NO YES NO NO YES NO NO YES NO NO YES NO NO NO NO YES NO YES YES YES YES YES NO NO NO YES NO

FITTI NG_C ODE YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

SIZE

NEW_ SIZE

INLINE INLINE_REDUC ING JOINT FLANGE GASKET CORNER CORNER_REDU CING CORNER_LET ELBOW BRANCH BRANCH_REDU CING BRANCH_LET

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

NO YES NO NO NO NO YES NO NO NO Option al NO

FLOW_ CONST RAINE D Optional NO NO NO NO Optional NO NO Optional NO NO NO

OFFSET

Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

To Assign Fitting Outlet Size Parameter
You can assign the fitting outlet size parameters to a port using Relations > Feat Rel > Add Param > String. Follow the same procedure as explained for assigning the inlet size parameter. The INFORMATION WINDOW displays the details of the outlet size parameter.

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Fitting Branch Size Parameter
The branch size parameter must be inserted on the branch port of a fitting. It is a string type feature parameter denoted as BRANCH_SIZE. This parameter accepts any valid pipe nominal diameter value. Insert this parameter only if the branchstream size of a fitting is different from its up and down stream fitting sizes. You can define a single reducing tee fitting by inserting the SIZE parameter on the inlet port and the BRANCH_SIZE parameter on the branch port. Similarly, you can define a double reducing tee fitting by inserting the SIZE parameter on the inlet port and the NEW_SIZE parameter on the outlet port and the BRANCH_SIZE parameter on the branch port. The BRANCH_SIZE parameter is used to automatically create the branchstream pipeline line stocks during the fitting insertion. When you route a pipeline segment from a branchstream port of a fitting that is inserted in a free location, the BRANCH_SIZE parameter automatically creates the pipeline line stocks.

To Assign Fitting Branch Size Parameter
You can assign the fitting branch size parameter to a branch port using the standard Pro/ENGINEER options using Relations > Feat Rel > Add Param > String. Follow the same steps as explained for creating the inlet and the outlet size parameters.

Fitting End Type Code Parameter
The end type parameter must be inserted on the inlet port of a fitting with appropriate end type values. It is a string type feature parameter denoted as END_TYPE. It is mandatory to insert this parameter on the inlet ports. If all the ports of a fitting are of the same end types, you need not assign this parameter to all the ports. It is sufficient if you assign the END_TYPE parameter to one of the ports. If a fitting does not have an END_TYPE parameter in its outlet or the branch ports, the system automatically assigns the END_TYPE parameter specified for the inlet port to all the other unspecified ports. However, if a fitting has different end types for its inlet, outlet and branch ports, an END_TYPE parameter needs to be inserted with appropriate values at the inlet, outlet or the branch ports. The system uses these specified end types for the respective ports. The end type values that are used for fitting end types in the supplied library and the fitting MCAT files are as listed: · BW – Butt Welded · SW – Socket Welded · SC – Screwed · FLFF – Flanged Flat Face · FLRF – Flanged Raised Face · FLRJ – Flanged Ring Joint · FLTG – Flanged Tongue end of Tongue and the Groove mating · FLGR – Flanged Groove end of Tongue and Groove mating Note: Though the end type codes are user definable you must use the following rules: 1. 2. 3. The flanged end-types must start with the character "F". The screwed end-types must start with the character "SC". Use the same end type values in the End Type Compatibility file that will be used for the end type compatibility checking.

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The END_TYPE parameter is used while inserting fittings for performing automatic end type checking between the adjoining fittings. It is also used for automatically inserting mating flanges and gaskets when you insert flanged fittings. The flanged end type and the screwed end type parameters are used during the automatic spool generation process for generating spools.

To Assign a Fitting End Type Code Parameter
You can assign the end type parameter to an inlet port using the standard Pro/ENGINEER options as explained below: Create a CSYS feature to represent the inlet port of the fitting using the Csys option in the top level Datum menu. 2. Click Relations > Feat Rel from the Pro/ENGINEER menu. 3. Select the required inlet port. 4. Choose the String option from the ADD PARAM menu. 5. Enter the name of the end type parameter. 6. Enter a value for the end type parameter, say, BW. Select Show Param to display the end type parameter and its value in the INFORMATION WINDOW. 1.

Fitting Eccentricity Parameter
The fitting eccentricity parameter must be inserted on a library part of an eccentric fitting and is applicable only for a fitting that has either the inlet or the outlet port eccentricity along the local y-axis of the fitting. It is an integer type part parameter denoted as Y_ECCENTRICITY. This parameter generally behaves like a status flag and its value is not relevant. The Y_ECCENTRICITY parameter behaves like a status flag while inserting eccentric fittings, for enabling the centerline offset.

To Assign the Fitting Eccentricity Parameter
You can specify the fitting eccentricity parameter using Relations > Part Rel > Add Param > Integer from the standard Pro/ENGINEER menu. Since it is mandatory to assign a value to this parameter, assign an integer value.

Fitting Alignment Offset Parameter
The fitting alignment offset parameter must be inserted on the inlet or the outlet port of a fitting with an appropriate offset value. It is a real type feature parameter denoted as OFFSET. The fitting insertion functionality provides an additional option to enable alignment based on the OFFSET parameter. If you enable this option during fitting insertion, the NEAR/FAR alignment locations are determined using the OFFSET parameter. Otherwise, the default alignment locations are applied. The following points must be noted while assigning offset parameter values to a fitting: · Assign only positive values. The system ignores negative values, and in this case an absolute value is used as the offset. · When you use the offset value that is associated with a given port, the optional alignment location for the port is offset along its positive z-axis. · For fittings with the same inlet and the outlet end types, specify the OFFSET parameter only for the inlet port. For such fittings, the fitting insertion feature assigns the single offset value to the inlet port if you select the NEAR insertion option. If you select the FAR insertion option, the fitting insertion feature assigns the offset value to the outlet port. · For fittings with different inlet and outlet end types, you must associate an OFFSET parameter and assign appropriate values depending on the end type of each port. When the end types are different, the

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offset value specified for one port will not be applicable to the other port. · For fittings such as socket-welded flanges, where one of the end types is socket-welded and the other is flange-faced, the OFFSET parameter is applicable only to the socket-welded end. Depending on whether the associated port is an inlet port or an outlet port (determined on the presence of the SIZE parameter) the appropriate optional NEAR or FAR alignment location option is enabled during fitting insertion.

To Assign the Fitting Alignment Offset Parameter
You can assign the fitting alignment offset parameter using Relations > Feat Rel > Add Param > Real Number, from the standard Pro/ENGINEER menu. Follow the rules explained in the previous section for assigning values to this parameter.

About the ANSI Standard
The ANSI pipe fitting library conforms to the ANSI standards. Each fitting in the library needs to have a fitting generic part created in association with it. For more information on creating a generic part for each fitting in the ANSI pipe fitting library, see the topic Library Creation Rules. Each fitting and pipe in the ANSI library also needs Master Catalog Files, which you create in the Piping Specification Database. For more information, see the topic To Define Master Catalog Files.

Fitting Component End Types
The end type codes for the various fitting components that are used in the ANSI and the DIN pipe fitting libraries are as given: Code BE PE BW SW SC FLFF FLRF FLRJ FLTG FLGR End Type Beveled End Plain End Butt Welded Socket Welded Screwed Flanged Flat Face Flanged Raised Face Flanged Ring Joint Flanged Tongue end of Tongue and Groove mating Flanged Groove end of Tongue and Groove mating

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Example: List of ANSI Pipes and Fittings in the Library
The following table lists the ANSI pipes and fittings in the ANSI Pipe Fitting Library: Fitting EndRating Size Range Name Type in Inches Fitting Category: VALVE Ball BW 600# 1/2~12 Valve 900# 1 ~ 12 FLPF 150,300# ½ ~ 12 FLRF 150,300,60 ½ ~ 12 0# 900# 1 ~ 12 FLRJ 150# 1 ~12 300,600,90 1/2 ~ 12 0# FLTG 600# 1/2 ~ 12 900# 1"~12" Check BW 150# 1/8"~36" Valve Swing Type 300# 1/2"~36" 600# 1/2"~24" 900# 3/4"~24" FLPF 150# 1/2"~24" 300# 1"~24" FLRF 150# 1/2"~24" 300# 1"~24" 900# 3/4"~24" FLRJ 150,300# 1"~24" 600# 1/2"~24" 900# 3/4"~24" FLTG 600# 1/2"~24" 900# 3/4"~24" Gate BW 150,300# 1/8"~36" Valve 600# 1/2"~24" 900# 1"~24" FLPF 150,300# 1/2"~24" FLRF 150,300,60 1/2"~24" 0# 900# 1"~24" Model Name Standard Fitting Code INLINE

vl_ball_bw

ANSI B16.10

vl_ball_flff vl_ball_flrf

vl_ball_flrj

vl_ball_fltg vl_check_bw

vl_check_flff vl_check_flrf

vl_check_flrj

vl_check_fltg vl_gate_bw

vl_gate_flff vl_gate_flrf

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FLRJ

FLTG Globe Valve BW

150# 300,600# 900# 600# 900# 150# 300# 600# 900# 150,300# 150,300,60 0# 900# 150# 150,300# 900# 600# 900# 600,900#

1"~24" 1/2"~24" 1"~24" 1/2"~24" 1"~24" 1/8"~36" 1/2"~36" 1/2"~6" 3/4"~6" 1/2"~6" 1/2"~6" 3/4"~6" 1"~6" 1/2"~6" 3/4"~6" 1/2"~6" 3/4"~6" 1"~12" 1"~12" 1"~12" 1"~12" 1"~12" 1/2"~24" 1/2"~24" 2"-24" 1"~24" 1/2"~24" 1/2"~24" 1/2"~24" 1/2"~24"

vl_gate_flrj

vl_gate_fltg vl_globe_bw

FLPF FLRF

vl_globe_flff vl_globe_flrf

FLRJ

vl_globe_flrj

FLTG Plug Valve BW FLPF FLRF

vl_globe_fltg vl_plug_bw vl_plug_flff vl_plug_flrf vl_plug_flrj vl_plug_fltg flange_blind_ pf flange_blind_rf ANSI B16.5 FLANGE

150,300# 150,300,60 0,900# FLRJ 150,300,60 0,900# FLTG 600,900# Fitting Category: FLANGE Blind FLPF 150,300# Flange FLRF 150, 300, 600, 900# 900,1500, 2500# FLRJ 150# 300,600,90 0# FLTG 600,900# FLGR 900,1500,2 500# Weld FLPF 150,300# Neck Flange FLRF 150,300, 600,900# FLRJ 150# 300,600,

flange_blind_rj

flange_blind_tg flange_blind_gr flange_neck_pf

1/2"~24" 1"~24" 1/2"~24"

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Slip-on Flange

FLTG FLGT FLPF FLRF FLRJ FLPF

900# 600,900# 600,900# 150,300# 150,300# 150,300# 150,300#

1/2"~24" 1/2"~24" 1/2"~24" 1/2"~24" 1/2"~24" 1/2"~ 1½"

flange_neck_tg flange_neck_gt flange_slip_pf flange_slip_rf flange_slip_rj flange_sock_pf

Socket Weld Flange Threaded Flange

FLRF FLPF

150,300# 150,300#

1/2"~ 1½" 1/2"~ 1½" 1/2"~ 1½" 1/8"~4" 1/2"~1½" 1/2"~1½" 1/8"~4" 1/2"~1½" 1/2"~1½" 1"~24"

flange_sock_rf flange_thread_pf flange_thread_rf elbow_90_sw ANSI B16.11 CORNER

FLRF 150,300# Fitting Category: ELBOW 90 SW 3000# Elbow 6000# SC 3000,600 0# 45 SW 3000# Elbow 6000# SC 3000, 6000# 90 Short BW Radius Elbow 180 BW Short Radius Elbow 90 Long BW Radius Elbow BW 45 Long Radius Elbow 180 BW Long Radius Elbow BW 90 Long Radius Reducing Elbow Fitting Category: BRANCH Straight BW Tee

elbow_90_sc elbow_45_sw

elbow_45_sc elbow_90short_bw ANSI B16.28

1"~24"

elbow_180short_bw

1/2"~48"

elbow_90long_bw

ANSI B16.9

1/2"~48"

elbow_45long_bw

1/2"~48"

elbow_180long_bw

1/2"~24"

elbow_90long_red_bw

CORNER _ REDUCI NG ANSI B16.9 BRANCH

1/2"~48"

tee_straight_bw

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Reducing Tee

BW

1/2"x3/8"~ 48"x22"

tee_reducing_bw

Straight Tee

SW

3000# 6000# 3000, 6000# 3000, 6000#

1/8"~4" 1/2"~1½" 1/2"~1½" 3/4"x1/2"~ 1½"x1"

tee_straight_sw

ANSI B16.11

BRANCH _ REDUCI NG BRANCH

SC Reducing Tee SW

tee_straight_sc tee_reducing_sw BRANCH _ REDUCI NG

Reducing Tee Branch Coupling

SC SW

3000, 6000# 3000, 6000# 6000# 3000, 6000# 3000, 6000#

¾"x1/2"~ 1½"x1" 2"x1/2"~ 24"x1½" 2"x1/2"~ 24"x1½" 2"x1/2"~ 24"x1½" 2"x1/2"~ 24"x1½" 1/2"~48" 1/2"~48"

tee_reducing_sc coupling_branch_sw BRANCH _ LET

SC Branch Half Coupling SW

coupling_branch_sc coupling_branch_half_s w coupling_branch_half_s c cross_straight_bw cross_reducing_bw ANSI B16.9 BRANCH BRANCH _ REDUCI NG BRANCH

SC Straight Cross Reducing Cross BW BW

Straight Cross

SW

3000#

1/8"~4" 1/2"~1½" 1/2"~1½"

cross_straight_sw

ANSI B16.11

6000# Straight SC 3000, Cross 6000# Fitting Category: REDUCER Concentri BW c Reducer Eccentric Reducer Reducing Coupling BW SW SC 3000, 6000# 3000, 6000#

cross_straight_sc

3/4"x1/2"~ 48x40" 3/4"x1/2"~ 48x40" 1/4"x1/8"~ 4"x3" 1/4"x1/8"~ 4"x3"

red_concentric_bw

ANSI B16.9

INLINE_ REDUCI NG

red_eccentric_bw coupling_reducing_sw coupling_reducing_sc ANSI B16.11

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Fitting Category: GENERAL Cap BW 3000, 6000# SC 3000, 6000# Coupling SW 3000, 6000# Coupling SC 3000, 6000# Half SW 3000, Coupling 6000# SC 3000, 6000# Union SW 3000, 6000# SC 3000, 6000# Fitting Category: GASKET Gasket PF 150,300# RF 150,300,6 00,900# RJ 150# 300,600, 900# TG 600,900# Fitting Category: ELBOW_LET Elbowlet BW 3000#, 6000# SC 3000#, 6000# Fitting Category: NOZZLE Nozzle BW FLPF FLRF FLRJ 150,300# 150,300, 600,900# 150# 300,600, 900# 600,900# SW SW

1/2"~48" 1/2"~1½" 1/2"~1½" 1/8"~4" 1/8"~4" 1/2"~1½" 1/2"~1½" 1/2"~1½" 1/2"~1½"

cap_bw cap_sw cap_sc coupling_sw coupling_sc coupling_half_sw coupling_half_sc union_sw union_sc

ANSI B16.9 ANSI B16.11

INLINE

INLINE_ JOINT

1/2"~24" 1/2"~24" 1"~24" 1/2"~24" 1/2"~24"

gasket_pf gasket_rf gasket_rj

GASKET

gasket_tg

1/2"~24" 1/2"~3" 1/2"~3"

elbolet_bw elbolet_sw elbolet_sc

CORNER_ LET

1/2"~24" 1/2"~24" 1/2"~24" 1"~24" 1/2"~24" 1/2"~24"

nozzle_bw nozzle_flff nozzle_flrf nozzle_flrj

ANSI B36.10 ANSI B16.5

INLINE

FLTG

nozzle_fltg

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About the DIN Standard
The DIN pipe fitting library conforms to the DIN standards. Each fitting in the library needs to have a fitting generic part created in association with it. For more information on creating a generic part for each fitting in the DIN pipe fitting library, see the topic Library Creation Rules. Each fitting and pipe in the DIN library also needs Master Catalog Files, which you create in the Piping Specification Database. For information on this process, see the topic To Define Master Catalog Files.

Example: List of DIN Fittings
Fitting Category VALVE Fitting Name Ball Valve EndType BW Rating 6,10,16 25 40 6,10,16, 25,40 6,10,16, 25,40 6,10,16 25 40 6,10,16 25 40 6,10,16 25 40 6,10,16 25 40 6,10,16, 25 40 64 40,100 6,10,16, 25,40,6 4 6,10,16, 25 40 6,10,16, 25 Size Range 10 ~ 1200 10 ~ 1000 10 ~ 500 10 ~ 40 10 ~ 40 15 ~ 1200 15 ~ 1000 15 ~ 500 15 ~ 1200 15 ~ 1000 15 ~ 500 15 ~ 1200 15 ~ 1000 15 ~ 500 15 ~ 1200 15 ~ 1000 15 ~ 500 50 ~ 1000 50 ~ 500 50 ~ 400 50 ~ 40 10 ~ 40 Model Name vl_ball_bw Standard DIN3202T1 Fitting Code INLINE

SW SC FLFF

vl_ball_sw vl_ball_sc vl_ball_flff

FLRF

vl_ball_flrf

FLRJ

vl_ball_flrj

FLGR

vl_ball_flgr

Check Valve Swing Type

BW

vl_check_b w

DIN3202T1

SW SC

FLFF

50 ~ 1000 50 ~ 500 50 ~ 1000

vl_check_flf f vl_check_flr f

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FLRJ

FLGR

Gate Valve

BW

40 64 6,10,16, 25 40 64 6,10,16, 25 40 64 6,10,16 25 40 64 100 6,10,16, 25,40,6 4,100 6,10,16, 25,40,6 4 6,10,16 25 40 6,10,16 25 40 64 100 6,10,16 25 40 64 100 6,10,16 25 40 64 100 10,16,2 5,40 64,100 160 250 320

50 ~ 500 50 ~ 400 50 ~ 1000 50 ~ 500 50 ~ 400 50 ~ 1000 50 ~ 500 50 ~ 400 50 ~ 1000 50 ~ 600 50 ~ 500 50 ~ 400 50 ~ 300 10 ~ 40

vl_check_flr j

vl_check_fl gr

vl_gate_bw

DIN3202T1

SW

vl_gate_sw

SC

10 ~ 40

vl_gate_sc

FLFF

FLRF

FLRJ

FLGR

Globe Valve

BW

50 ~ 1000 50 ~ 600 50 ~ 500 50 ~ 1000 50 ~ 600 50 ~ 500 50 ~ 400 50 ~ 300 50 ~ 1000 50 ~ 600 50 ~ 500 50 ~ 400 50 ~ 300 50 ~ 1000 50 ~ 600 50 ~ 500 50 ~ 400 50 ~ 300 10 ~ 300 10 ~ 200 10 ~ 150 15 ~ 200 15 ~ 50

vl_gate_flff

vl_gate_flrf

vl_gate_flrj

vl_gate_flgr

vl_globe_b w

DIN3202T1

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SC

SW

FLFF

FLRF

FLRJ

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Nozzle 16,25 40,64 100 6,10 16,25 40 64 100 6,10 16,25 40 64 100 6,10 16,25 40 64 100 6,10 16,25 40 64 100 10 ~ 900 10 ~ 400 10 ~ 350 10 ~ 1000 10 ~ 900 10 ~ 500 10 ~ 400 10 ~ 350 10 ~ 1000 10 ~ 900 10 ~ 500 10 ~ 400 10 ~ 350 10 ~ 1000 10 ~ 900 10 ~ 500 10 ~ 400 10 ~ 350 10 ~ 1000 10 ~ 900 10 ~ 500 10 ~ 400 10 ~ 350

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Latrolet Fitting Orientation
Latrolet is a non-orthogonal branch outlet fitting. Latrolets can be placed in either of the two orientations as shown.

Orientations of Latrolet (Left to Right: 0 degrees and 180 degrees) If the branch pipe segment already exists, the fitting is automatically aligned. If the angle of the latrolet does not match with the existing branch angle, the insertion of such a fitting is not allowed. The tolerance angle for such a check must be specified in the configuration option variable

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PIPE_FITT_ANGLE_TOLERANCE. If this variable is not specified, the default tolerance angle of 1.5 degrees on either side is used for checking. To achieve this orientation, create the inlet port of the fitting with its positive y-axis aligned with the 0 degree orientation of the fitting, so that the latrolet orientation is created by default. Use the Flip option to change to the 180 degree orientation.

Flow Constrained Fitting Parameter
The FLOW_CONSTRAINED parameter is an integer type Part parameter. Insert FLOW_CONSTRAINED on the library part for flow direction specific fittings such as a Check Valve and unidirectional angle valves. The FLOW_CONSTRAINED parameter is used as a status flag by the flow direction reversal functionality for flipping the fitting during flow reversal. Because this integer parameter is used as a status flag, its value is ignored by the software. Click Relations > Part Rel > Add Param > Integer to add this parameter. The assignment of a value for an integer parameter is mandatory. You must assign an integer value (such as 1) consistently, but it is not used by the software.

About Branch Routing
Intersubassembly branch routing allows you to select a pipeline in another subassembly to branch to or from the active piping assembly.

To Route a Branch
1. 2. You must first set a branch start point. Click Piping > Route > Set Start. The Define Start dialog box opens. Click PIPE SELECT > Branch Point and then select a MAKE POINT option: - On Segment—Select a pipe segment. The PNT DIM MODE menu appears. Select a location option: Offset Length Ratio Actual Len If the pipe segment is not in the active assembly, there is no restriction, so you can route the branch pipeline from the main pipeline that is not in the active assembly. - At Corner—Select a valid corner for Branch Start. Available corners (fitting corner type, not bend) are indicated by a crosshair. to insert the branch start point and close the dialog box. Click Click Piping > Route > Branch. The Branch Pipe dialog box opens. Under Select Point/Segment select the branch point or pipe segment. If you branched to a segment, under Branch Point Placement select a placement location for your branch point: to specify the actual length along the pipe centerline. to specify the fraction of the length along the pipe centerline. to specify the distance from a plane to the point. 7. If you are inserting an angle branch, select Control placement using angle and use the slider or input a value to adjust the angles. If this option is selected, the modifiable dimension in the model will be the

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angle, and the dimension or parameter value in the Branch Point Placement area will be read-only. You can control which angle to use by clicking Angle Type at the top of the dialog box and selecting one of the options: - Angle From—The angle where the branching starts. - Angle To—The angle where the branching ends. 8. Click the arrow to open the Offset From section of the dialog box. Select from the following offset options: to branch from the main pipe centerline to the branch pipe centerline. to offset tangent from the main pipe to the branch pipe. Enter a value. to flip the branch point with respect to the pipe centerline. 9. Click to complete the branch and close the dialog box. The branch information is added to the assembly of the selected pipeline and is also saved with the assembly where the branch pipeline is routed.

About Stub-in Branches
A stub-in branch is distinguished from a branch fitting because the stub-in branch does not contain any solid fitting part. The pipe solid parts of a stub-in branch intersect and are trimmed. The stub-in branch is either equal to or smaller in diameter than the main pipe, and can be created at an angle to the main pipeline, or offset from the top or bottom of the main pipe solid part.

About Pipeline Modification
Using the Modify Pipeline functionality you can modify pipes in an active assembly in the following ways: · Change dimensions of a feature created by a single routing action. Only dimensions created when routing the pipeline are available for modification. · Change the bend parameters. · Change the corner type. · Display the flow direction or reverse the flow direction. · Edit the pipeline specifications and parameters. You can also make dimensional changes to pipelines outside of the active assembly; however, changes will not be observed until either the assembly in question or the top level assembly is made active and regenerated.

To Modify Pipe Segments
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Click Piping > Modify Pipe. The Modify Pipeline dialog box opens. Under Active Assembly select the active assembly. Under Modify Options, select Segment. Under Segment, select the pipe segment you want to modify. In the Segment Parameters section, modify the parameters by selecting from the list. The options are: - Specification - Size - Schedule

to apply the changes and close the dialog box. 6. Click Note: If the selected pipe segment contains a reducer then the fitting modification dialog box opens.

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To Reverse Flow Direction
1. 2. 3. 4. Click Piping > Modify Pipe. The Modify Pipeline dialog box opens. Under Active Assembly select the active assembly. Under Modify Options, select Flow Direction. Under Flow Direction, select the flow unit you want to modify by selecting from the list. The options are: - Pipeline—A pipeline is a collection of many connected series and junctions that represent a single pipeline. - Extension—Pipeline extension is a set of series that are connected together and having the same flow direction. - Series—A series is a pipeline portion consisting of pipeline elements between a Pipeline Start and Junction, or Junction and Junction, or Junction and End, of a pipeline. Flow direction applies to entire pipeline series and accordingly, an entire pipeline series will be associated with only one flow direction. Select the unit. In the graphics window the flow direction is indicated by arrows along the pipeline. 5. Click Reverse. The arrows show the flow direction has been reversed. to apply the changes and close the dialog box.

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To Modify a Corner Type
1. 2. 3. 4. Click Piping > Modify Pipe. The Modify Pipeline dialog box opens. Under Active Assembly select the active assembly. Under Modify Options, select Corner Type. Under Corner Type, select the corners you want to modify. The Select Corner box displays the bend type and radius. 5. In the New Type box, select a new corner type from the list. 6. In the New Value box, select a new value from the list. Click to apply the changes and close the dialog box.

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To Edit a Pipeline
1. Click Piping > Modify Pipe. The Modify Pipeline dialog box opens. 2. Under Active Assembly select the active assembly. 3. Under Modify Options, select Edit Pipeline. The Edit Pipeline dialog box opens with the Label tab displayed. You can changes the following: - Label—Modify the Pipeline Label by changing the Specification, Size, Schedule, Mnemonic, and Number. You can assign insulation to the pipeline by selecting the Insulation checkbox and selecting an insulation code from the list. - Parameters—Enter or modify the pipeline parameters: Oper. Pressure, Oper. Temperature, Design Pressure, and Design Temperature. Click to retrieve existing pipeline parameters from a file. After the Open dialog box opens, select the file to retrieve and double-click. Pro/PIPING displays the parameters in the boxes. Note that pipeline parameters options are set by a configuration option and may not be available. - Defined—Define or redefine parameters in the Name and Value boxes. Click to retrieve existing pipeline parameters from a file. After the Open dialog box opens, select the file to retrieve and double-click. Pro/PIPING displays the parameters in the boxes. Use 4. Click Click to add or delete parameters to the pipeline. to save the new parameters. to apply the changes and close the dialog box.

To Replace a Bend with an Elbow
When a pipe piece fails the check of the bend clamp length, you can replace the selected bend with an elbow. 1. Click Piping > Modify Pipe. The Modify Pipeline dialog box opens. 2. Under Active Assembly select the active assembly. 3. Under Modify Options, select Bend to Elbow. The Replace Bend dialog box opens. 4. Under Assembly, select the active assembly. 5. Under Pipelines select the pipelines 6. A list of invalid pipe pieces display under Select Invalid Pipe Piece. All the segments and bends of the selected invalid pipe piece display under Select Bend to Replace, the invalid ones have a red symbol next to them. Those are the ones that violated the minimum clamp length defined in the bend machine file inside the Master Catalog. 7. Under Select Bend to Replace, select the bend adjacent to the invalid segment to be replaced by a fitting corner type. 8. to apply the changes and close the dialog box. The elbow fittings are inserted Click automatically when you apply the changes.

To Modify the Bend Parameters
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Click Piping > Modify Pipe. The Modify Pipeline dialog box opens. Under Active Assembly select the active assembly. Under Modify Options, select Bend Parameters. The Bend Parameters dialog box opens. From the menu click Edit > Columns > Add/Remove. The Model Tree Columns dialog box opens. Under Not Displayed, Bend Params should be selected. If it is not, select it from the list. In the Name input box, type in a name for the parameter. Click to add the name to the Displayed area. You can manipulate this list using the following:

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to remove a name from the list. to move a parameter up in the list. to move a parameter down in the list. 8. to change the column width. When you have created the bend parameters, do one of the following: - Click 9. to add the changes and keep the dialog box open. - Click to apply the changes and close the dialog box. In the Bend Parameters dialog box, a column is displayed for each added parameter. To modify the parameters, click in the parameter column next to the feature you want to modify and fill in or change the information. to apply the changes and close the dialog box.

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About Specification-Driven Fitting Insertion
Specification-Driven Fitting Insertion allows you to define and insert standard assembly fittings on the fly into a pipeline without having to create an enormous number of assemblies and their configurations in the fitting library before insertion. A standard assembly fitting is a group of fittings that represent, for example, a standard vent or drain assembly. You can also modify the orientation of a member fitting without changing other instances of the same assembly fitting. For more information on enhancing the Specification Database to accommodate the definition of standard assembly fittings, see the topics About Creating a Specification Database and To Define an Assembly Fitting in a Piping Specification.

To Insert Fittings
1. Choose Piping > Fitting > Insert. The Insert Fitting dialog box opens with the Selection tab selected. 2. Under Placement Type, do one of the following: - Click On Pipe Segment and select the Point Location. - Click At Free Location and select the Assembly. You can modify the Specification, Size, or Schedule of the pipeline. 3. Under Fitting Selection, choose a Fitting Category. The options are: to insert a valve. to insert a flange. to insert an elbow fitting. to insert a branch fitting (includes special olet fittings). to insert a reducer fitting. to insert a general fitting or gasket. to insert an assembly fitting. 4. The Selection Name section displays a default fitting name. Change this name by selecting from the list. The first fitting in the assembly fitting appears in the Preview Fitting Graphics box.

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5. If desired, click the New Spec box to specify a different specification to be used in a downstream portion of the pipeline after the fitting insertion is done. Note: this option may not be available. 6. For some fittings, you can automatically insert a set of flanges and gaskets. If this option is available, select the checkbox to insert flanges and gaskets automatically. 7. If you want to preview the fittings, click the arrow next to Preview Fitting Graphics to display the graphics window. If you want to preview the graphics in a separate window, select the checkbox. 8. Select the Placement/Orientation tab. 9. Under Placement Options, make the following selections: Fitting Placement to insert a fitting at a specified location. to insert a fitting face to face with another fitting. to insert a fitting at the end of a segment. Location Type to locate the fitting at a specified location. to locate the fitting a specified distance ratio. to offset the fitting from an upstream corner. to offset the fitting from a plane. Location Parameter Specify a location parameter and use the thumb wheel to increase or decrease the amount of offset. 10. Under Orientation Options make the following selections: Alignment Offset Check this box to offset the fitting by the value set for the OFFSET parameter. The system determines the near, far, or center alignment locations using the value of the OFFSET parameter. Alignment Point The alignment point positions the fitting on the fitting port that is near, far, or center. If you have selected Alignment Offset, then the alignment is offset from the near, far, or center point by the specified offset value. near point center point far point Flip to flip the fitting Rotation Angle Select from the standard options or use the thumb wheel to adjust the rotation angle. 11. Click to insert the fitting and close the dialog box.

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To Replace Fittings
1. Click Piping > Fittings > Replace. The Replace Fitting dialog box opens. 2. Under Fitting Component select the fitting to be replaced. Information about the fitting appears as read-only text under Fitting Data. 3. Under Fitting Selection, select the new fitting you want. 4. Click to replace the fitting and close the dialog box.

Specifying Thumb Wheel Increments
Specify the increment for each controllable movement of the thumb wheel using the configuration option piping_thumb_wheel_increment. The value must be a positive real number and is specified in the current model unit. Configuration Option CREATE_FRACTION_DIM Description No—Dimensions are created as decimals (default). Yes—All new dimensions are created as fractions. DIM_FRACTION_FORMAT Std—Displays fractional dimensions in standard Pro/ENGINEER format (15 1/2 for 15.5 inches). Aisc—Displays fractional dimensions in AISC format (1' 3 1/2" for 15.5 inches). DIM_FRACTION_DENOMINATOR DEFAULT_DEC_PLACES (0-14) Sets the largest denominator to be used for fractional dimensions. Sets the number of decimal places to display linear dimensions. Default is 2.

· If the specified increment value is less than the minimum possible value that can be represented using the default number of decimal places specified using the configuration option default_dec_places, then the minimum possible value is used as the increment. For example, if you specify an increment value of 0.0001 when the default_dim_places is 3, the minimum possible value that can be represented is 0.001, and the same is used as the increment. · If the piping_thumb_wheel_increment configuration option is not specified when the decimal format is active, the minimum possible decimal value is used as the increment value. When the fractional format is active, the minimum possible fractional value is used as the increment value. · If the fractional format is active (create_fraction_dim set to Yes), and the specified increment is less than the minimum value that can be represented by the current denominator specified using the configuration option dim_fraction_denominator, the minimum fractional value is used as increment. For example, if 1/128 is specified as the increment when the denominator is 8, the minimum possible fractional value that can be represented by this denominator is 1/8. Therefore, 1/8 is used as the increment value. · If the increment specified is between two adjacent fractional values that can be represented by the current denominator, the higher value of these two fractional values is used as the increment. For example, if the increment specified is 0.200, which is between 1/8 and 1/4, 1/4 is used as the increment.

About the Insertion of Group Fittings
Using the Insert Group Fitting functionality you can: · Specify a group of fittings for insertion. · Automatically perform end type compatibility checking between adjacent fittings in the group. · Automatically select and insert the appropriate gaskets between the adjacent flanged fittings in the

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group. · Automatically select and insert an appropriate pair of flange and gasket between a flanged end of a fitting and a non-flanged end of another fitting, provided the end type compatibility · Insert the specified group fittings on a pipe segment with their adjacent faces mated. · Delete a group of fittings.

Key Fitting
The key fitting is a fitting in the group, which will be inserted first on the pipe segment. Before the key fitting is inserted, the selected pipe segment will be dived in to two segments at the specified location. The key fitting will be placed at the specified location. The adjacent fittings will be inserted with their faces mating with either side face of the key fitting. All the fittings in the group will be inserted subsequently in this manner. The first selected fitting becomes the key fitting by default. If any one of the following fittings is added to the group, then that fitting automatically becomes the key fitting, and the original key fitting becomes the normal fitting. · Elbow fittings · Branch fittings · Eccentric fittings · Angle valves A group cannot have more than one fitting from these categories.

To Insert Group Fittings
1. Click Applications > Piping > Fitting > Insert Group. The Insert Group Fitting dialog box opens. The Selection tab is selected by default. 2. Under Pipeline Selection, select the Point Location. 3. Under Fitting Selection, select the fitting you want to insert. The options are: to insert a valve. to insert a flange. to insert an elbow fitting. to insert a branch fitting (includes special olet fittings). to insert a reducer fitting. to insert a general fitting or gasket. to insert an assembly fitting. 4. The Selection Name section displays a default fitting name. Change this name by selecting from the list. 5. If desired, click the New Spec box to specify a different specification to be used in a downstream portion of the pipeline after the fitting insertion is done. Note: This option may not be available. 6. Select Automatic Flange_Gasket if you want a set of flanges and gaskets to be inserted automatically. 7. Use the Group Manipulation buttons to add fittings or display information about selected fittings for your group of fittings.

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Displays the previous fitting in the group and makes it the current fitting. Displays the next fitting in the group and makes it the current fitting. Inserts a new fitting into the group before the current fitting. Inserts a new fitting into the group after the current fitting. Specifies the current fitting as the key fitting. This option is not accessible if the current fitting is already the key fitting, or if the current key fitting of the group is an elbow, branch, eccentric reducer fitting, or angle valve. Deletes the current fitting from the group. The next fitting in the group becomes the current fitting. If the key fitting is deleted, then the next fitting becomes the key fitting. Clears all fittings from the group. As you add or remove fittings from the groups, the Fitting Counter at the top of the dialog box displays the number of the current fitting and the number of total fittings in the group. If the current fitting is the Key Fitting, the counter reflects this information. 8. Select the Placement/Orientation tab. You can determine Placement and Orientation Options, for one fitting at a time. 9. Under Placement Options, make the following selections: Fitting Placement to insert a fitting at a specified location. to insert a fitting face to face with another fitting. to insert a fitting at the end of a segment. to insert a fitting at a junction (available when you insert a branch fitting). to insert a fitting at corner run to branch (available when you insert a branch fitting).. to insert a fitting at corner branch to run (available when you insert a branch fitting).. Location Type (Location Type buttons are available when you click Placement.) to locate the fitting at a specified location. to locate the fitting a specified distance ratio. to offset the fitting from an upstream corner. to offset the fitting from a plane. Location Parameter Specify a location parameter and use the thumb wheel to increase or decrease the amount of offset. 10. Under Orientation Options make the following selections: Alignment Offset under Fitting

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Check this box to offset the near or far alignment of the fitting by the value set by the OFFSET parameter. The system applies the offset value in the positive Z direction of the entry port fitting. Alignment Point The alignment point positions the fitting on the fitting port that is near, far, or center. near point. The system aligns the inlet (upstream) port of the fitting with the location point of the fitting. center point. The system aligns the outlet (downstream) port of the fitting with the location point. far point. The system places the fitting so that the alignment point is in the middle of the two ports Flip to flip the fitting Rotation Angle Select from the standard options or use the thumb wheel to adjust the rotation angle. 11. If you want to preview the fittings, click the arrow next to Preview Fitting Graphics to display the graphics window. If you want to preview the graphics in a separate window, select the checkbox. Click to insert the group fitting and close the dialog box.

To Delete Fittings
1. Click Piping > Fitting > Delete. 2. Select a fitting, and then Done Sel from the GET SELECT menu. The fitting is deleted. 3. When you are finished deleting fittings click Done Sel or Quit Sel.

Group Fitting Rules
The following rules apply for specifying group fittings, for insertion. · There can be only one key fitting in the group. · The Placement Options and Alignment Point options can be specified only for the key fitting. The placement options will be disabled for other fittings. But orientation options will be accessible individually for all the fittings. · When a non-key fitting is manually set as "key fitting", the Placement Options and Alignment Point options of the original key fitting will be transferred to the new key fitting. However, you can change these options as required for the new key fitting.

About Branch Fittings
A branch fitting is a fitting solid part that you insert at a branch point. It has three (tee) or four (cross) legs. The corresponding pipe solid parts trim to the location of the csys (coordinate system) ports on each leg of the branch fitting. The piping specification designates these branch fittings, and they are available for automatic selection and insertion according to the specification-driven fitting insertion rules.

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To Create Branch Start Points
Click Route > Set Start. The Define Start dialog box opens along with the Pipe Select menu. Click Branch Point on the Pipe Select menu. The Make Point menu appears. Click either On Segment or At Corner. - On Segment—Select the pipe segment in the graphics window. - At Corner—Select the corner. 3. When the Pnt Dim Mode menu appears, select the dimension type. The options are: - Offset—Select the offset plane and enter a value. - Length Ratio—Input the distance. - Actual Len—Enter the length. You can route a branch pipeline from a main pipeline that is not in the active assembly or route along the pipeline. 1. 2.

End Type Compatibility Checking
End type compatibility checking within the group is performed for every fitting in the group after the second fitting is specified. If the end compatibility check fails, then: · An error message is displayed. · You can correct the failure either by selecting another fitting or by flipping a fitting. · You can remove the failed fitting.

To Redefine Specification-Driven Fittings
1. 2. 3. Click Piping > Fitting > Redefine. The Redefine Fitting dialog box opens. Select a fitting to redefine. Change any of the Orientation Options: - Alignment Point—Change the dimensional control point of the fitting. - Flip—Change the direction of the fitting. - Alignment Offset—Select to offset the alignment. - Rotation Angle—Reposition the fitting. if you want to complete the redefinition of the fitting on the pipeline and close the

4. Click dialog box.

About Modifying Fittings (Spec-Driven)
You can modify any fitting that you inserted in your specification-driven piping system. Pro/PIPING allows you modify fittings in the following ways: · Delete Fittings—Delete unwanted fittings · Redefine Fittings—Redefine fitting parameters to customize certain fittings · Replace Fittings—Replace inserted fittings with different ones

About Fabricating Pipes
The Specification-Driven method of modeling includes the following Pipe Fabrication functionality: · Pipe piece cutting functionality that allows you to insert or delete a cut. · Pipe spool piece generation that allows you to generate pipe spool pieces automatically. · Create a solid representation for piping insulation and store the information in the model. Create a pipe solid for a pipe segment or the entire pipeline in the current active assembly.

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About Cutting Pipe Pieces
You use cut pipe to split a pipeline into manufacturable pieces. Cut Pipe allows you to alter the length of pipelines by splitting a straight segment into shorter raw pipe blanks, or cutting the pipe at a specific location to generate the desired spool. The piece cutting functionality allows you to perform the following tasks: · Cut a pipeline at a specified location. · Cut a straight pipeline segment at multiple locations by specifying the stock length or using a userspecified length of pipe. · Specify a cut location by referencing other objects such as an adjacent pipe segment, a hull structure, or a data reference plane. · Specify a cut location by an offset distance. · Automatically insert joint fittings at the cut location during piece cutting. · Assign shop or field weld attributes. Generate pipe spool pieces based on cuts.

To Cut Pipe at a Single Location Using Placement
Use Cut Pipe to cut a pipeline at a specified location using distance or ratio placement. 1. Click Application > Piping > Fabrication > Cut Pipe. The Cut Pipe dialog box opens. . 2. Under Piece Cutting Options select single cut 3. Select the pipe segment in which you want to insert a cut; then click Done Sel from the GET SELECT Menu. By default, the selected location will be the placement location of the cut. The pipeline label displays under Select Pipe Segment as read only information. 4. The distance of the selected location on the pipe segment displays in the thumb wheel input panel. Select the Cut Placement Option: 5. Distance Placement—Use the thumb wheel to reposition the cut location along the pipe segment or enter an explicit distance directly in the input panel.

Ratio Placement—Specify a distance ratio from the upstream end of the specified pipe segment. 7. If you want to insert a joint fitting at the cut, under Miscellaneous Options, select Joint Fitting and specify the joint fitting name. 8. If you want to assign a weld attribute to this cut, under Select Weld Type, select from the following weld type options: Shop-Field, Shop-Shop, and Field-Shop. 9. Do one of the following: 6. to insert a cut at the defined location, generate the specified weld attribute, and close · Click the Cut Pipe dialog box. to insert a cut at the defined location, generate the specified weld attribute, and · Click then continue inserting cuts with the Cut Pipe dialog box. if you want to exit the dialog box. · Click Note: You can control the display format of the linear dimension and the incremental step value for the thumb wheel movement using the piping_thumb_wheel_increment config.pro option.

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Assigning a Weld Type
You can assign a shop or field weld attribute at pipe piece cut locations. If a welded sleeve or coupling is automatically inserted during pipe piece cutting process, then a shop-field weld is automatically assigned to the cut location based on the currently specified weld option. When a flange is specified for automatic joint fitting insertion, the weld assignment option is disabled. The field weld information is used by the Pipe Spool Generation functionality for generating pipe spools and numbering them. The Piping Isometric Drawing functionality uses both the shop and field weld information to mark the shop or field welds on isometric drawings. The shop or field welds are graphically represented and have a unique identification number, which is automatically generated. For example, shop weld numbers are SW1, SW2, and so on. At any time during modeling, you can use the standard Datum On/Off tool toolbar to display or hide the shop or field welds. on the Pro/ENGINEER

Using Joint Fittings
By default the joint fitting is not inserted unless you specify it. Use the Joint Fitting option in the Cut Pipe dialog box to insert a joint fitting automatically at the piece cut location. If more than one joint fitting is applicable for a particular cut location, you can select a joint fitting from the list of Joint Fittings. If you choose flange as a joint fitting, the Weld Type options are not enabled.

To Cut Pipe at a Single Location Using a Plane Reference
Use the following procedure to insert a cut a defined distance from a specified plane and generate a weld attribute. 1. Click Application > Piping > Fabrication > Cut Pipe. The Cut Pipe dialog box opens. is selected by default. If it is not, select it. 2. Under Piece Cutting Options single cut 3. Select an approximate location on the pipe segment in which you want to insert a cut, then click GET SELECT > Done Sel. The pipeline label is displayed under Select Pipe Segment as read-only information. . 4. Under Cut Placement Options select the plane reference option 5. Select a planar hull structural surface or datum plane that is perpendicular to the pipe segment. The name of the reference is displayed under Location Parameter. 6. Use the thumb wheel to position the cut location along the pipe segment or enter an explicit distance directly in the input panel. 7. To insert a joint fitting at the cut, under Miscellaneous Options, select Joint Fitting and specify the joint fitting name. The default is no joint fitting. 8. Under Select Weld Type, the Field Weld option is selected by default. If it is not, select it to assign a field weld attribute to this cut. 9. To insert the cut, do one of the following: to insert a cut at the defined location, generate the specified weld attribute, and close the Click Cut Pipe dialog box. Click to insert a cut at the defined location, generate the specified weld attribute, and then

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continue inserting cuts with the Cut Pipe dialog box.

To Cut Pipe at a Single Location Using a Pipe Reference
In the following procedure, you place a cut at the specified location on a segment and then create a reference from an adjacent upstream pipe segment that is perpendicular to the segment where the cut is defined. 1. Click Application > Piping > Fabrication > Cut Pipe. The Cut Pipe dialog box opens. 2. Under Piece Cutting Options single cut is selected by default. If it is not, select it. 3. Select an approximate location on the pipe segment in which you want to insert a cut, then click Done Sel on the GET SELECT Menu. The pipeline label is displayed under Select Pipe Segment as readonly information. . 4. Under Cut Placement Options select the pipe reference option 5. Select an upstream adjacent pipe segment that is perpendicular to the pipe segment in which you are inserting the cut. The name of the reference will display under Location Parameter. 6. Use the thumb wheel to position the cut location along the pipe segment or enter an explicit distance directly in the input panel. 7. To insert a joint fitting at the cut, under Miscellaneous Options, select Joint Fitting and specify the joint fitting name. The default is no joint fitting. 8. Under Select Weld Type, the Field Weld option is selected by default. If it is not, select it to assign a field weld attribute to this cut. 9. To insert the cut, do one of the following: to insert a cut at the defined location, generate the specified weld attribute, and close the Click Cut Pipe dialog box. Click to insert a cut at the defined location, generate the specified weld attribute, and then continue inserting cuts with the Cut Pipe dialog box. Note: The referenced pipe segment must be perpendicular to the pipe segment in which you are inserting the cut. If it is not, this functionality will be disabled.

To Cut Pipe at Multiple Locations Based on Pipe Stock or User Specified Length
Use this procedure to cut a straight pipeline segment automatically at multiple locations by specifying the stock length or based on a user-specified length of pipe. When you cut at multiple locations, the specified length is applied at intervals along the straight pipe segment. After you create multiple cuts in this manner, they are treated as individual cuts. You can manipulate them and delete them individually. 1. Click Application > Piping > Fabrication > Cut Pipe. The Cut Pipe dialog box opens.

. 2. Under Piece Cutting Options select multiple cut 3. Select a straight pipe segment in which you want to insert multiple cuts, and then click GET SELECT > Done Sel. The pipeline label is displayed under Select Pipe Segment as read-only information. 4. Under Interval Specification, specify the desired stock length or a desired interval length to cut the pipe segment at multiple locations. 5. To insert a joint fitting at the cut, under Miscellaneous Options, select Joint Fitting and specify the

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joint fitting name. The default is no joint fitting. Under Select Weld Type, the Field Weld option is selected by default. If it is not, select it to assign a field weld attribute to this cut. Field Welds with unique identification numbers will be created at each cut location. To insert the cut, do one of the following: Click to insert cuts at the defined location, generate the specified weld attribute, and close the Cut Pipe dialog box. to insert cuts at the defined location, generate the specified weld attribute, and then Click continue inserting cuts with the Cut Pipe dialog box.

To Cut Pipe at Multiple Locations with Automatic Joint Fitting Insertion
Use this procedure to cut a straight pipeline segment automatically at multiple locations by specifying the pipe stock length and automatically inserting the required joint fittings. When you cut at multiple locations, the specified length is applied as intervals along the straight pipe segment. 1. Click Application > Piping > Fabrication > Cut Pipe. The Cut Pipe dialog box opens. . 2. Under Piece Cutting Options select multiple cut 3. Select a straight pipe segment in which you want to insert multiple cuts, and then click Done Sel from the GET SELECT Menu. The pipeline label is displayed under Select Pipe Segment as read-only information. 4. Under Interval Specification, specify the desired stock length or a desired interval length to cut the pipe segment at multiple locations. 5. Under Miscellaneous Options, click Joint Fitting and select the type of fitting from the list. If the selected joint fitting is a flange, the Weld Type options are not accessible. If the joint fitting specified is a sleeve or coupling with welding end types, under Select Weld Type, select one of the following options. The weld attribute is automatically associated to the inlet port of the joint fitting. - Shop-Field—The joint fitting is inserted with its far point aligned to the cut location and cut location has a Field Weld (FW) attribute. - Shop-Shop—The joint fitting is inserted with its far point aligned to the cut location and cut location has a Shop Weld (SW) attribute. - Field-Shop—The joint fitting is inserted with its near point aligned to the cut location and cut location has a Field Weld (FW) attribute. Note: In all of these Weld Type options, the welding at the other side of the fitting is a Shop Weld. 6. To insert the cut, do one of the following: to insert cuts at the defined location, generate the specified weld attribute, and close the Click Cut Pipe dialog box. to insert cuts at the defined location, generate the specified weld attribute, and then Click continue inserting cuts with the Cut Pipe dialog box.

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To Delete a Pipe Piece Cut
Click Piping > Fabrication > Delete Cut. The GET SELECT menu opens. Click Sel By Menu. The Sel By Menu dialog box opens. Under Select name(s): click the weld symbol you want to delete. The selected weld symbol shows in the graphics window. 4. Under Current Selections, click Select. 5. The pipeline repaints automatically with the cut deleted and the GET SELECT menu reappears for any further cuts. When you have finished deleting cuts, click Done Sel to close the GET SELECT menu. 1. 2. 3.

About Pipe Spool Generation
The Generate Spool functionality allows you to generate pipe spool pieces automatically based on the piece cuts defined in a pipeline. Each pipe spool that is generated has a unique spool piece number associated with it. The spool and its associated number information are stored in the model and are available for downstream functionality such as pipe spool piece drawing, installation drawing generation, and reporting. During generation, the spool piece numbers are displayed as temporary graphics for verification. Generate Spool allows you to: · Generate pipe spool pieces and associate unique numbers to them · Display the spool numbers as temporary graphics · Delete the associated spool information Using the Generate button in the Generate Spool dialog box, you can activate the automatic generation of pipe spool pieces based on the piece cuts defined in a pipeline. A pipe spool is generated if a pipe piece cut with a Field Weld attribute, or a flanged or screwed fitting is encountered. Each unique spool number is generated based on the format defined by the configuration option, pipeline_spool_label_format.

About Pipe Solids
A pipe solid is the solid geometry created inside a solid part using the Pipe Solid generation functionality. If you update a pipeline that has associated pipe solid geometry using any of the following modeling functionality, Pro/PIPING automatically creates a new solid part: · · · · · · Pipeline routing Fitting insertion, deletion, redefinition, replacement Group fitting insertion Pipeline modification Pipeline corner modification Pipe cutting and cut deletion

To Create a Pipe Solid
1. Click Piping > Fabrication > Pipe Solid. The Pipe Solid dialog box opens. 2. Under Active Assembly, select the assembly in which you want to create a pipe solid, if it is not already selected. 3. Under Segment Tree, the assembly tree is displayed. Any segments that are already pipe solids are listed. 4. Select the segment or segments you want to make solid using one of the selection methods: Click the select arrow, then select a pipe segment. Click to select all pipe segments.

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Click to clear a single pipe segment or all segments. 5. If you want to select a new start part to create pipe solids, click to select all pipe segments in the chosen start part. 6. Click 7. Click to create a pipe solid and keep the dialog box open. to return a pipe segment to its original state, erasing the solid parts from session. and browse for a start part. Click

8. Click to create a pipe solid and close the dialog box. Note: If the selected pipe segments already have insulation assigned to them, Pro/Piping automatically creates the insulation solids during pipe solid creation.

Rules for Pipe Spool Generation
A pipe spool is generated when: · A pipe piece cut with a field weld attribute is encountered · A flanged fitting is encountered · A screwed fitting is encountered The first pipe spool is the one that originates from the From terminal location of a pipeline. This is based on the flow direction of the pipeline. If there are multiple From locations in a pipeline, the chronological order of pipe segment creation determines the first From location. · Subsequent spool pieces are generated along the pipeline network based on the flow direction of the pipeline. · Each pipe spool is associated with a unique spool number. The spool number is generated based on the format defined by the config.pro option, pipeline_spool_label_format and on information specified in the Generate Spool dialog box: prefix, suffix, number, and increment value. - The SPOOLNUM keyword is substituted with the start number value that you specify and increments (for the subsequent spools in the same pipeline) using the increment value that you specify. The default start number and the number of digits for the spool number is based on the values specified in the square brackets after the spoolnum keyword. - The PREFIX and SUFFIX keywords are substituted with the values specified within the square brackets and appear as default values in the Generate Spool dialog box.

Example: Associating Spool Numbers with Spools
The pipeline label is 100A-MS-STEAM-1001-IH, and you specify the default configuration option pipeline_spool_label_format defined as follows: SIZE-SPECIFICATION-MNEMONIC-NUMBER-SPOOL#PREFIX[0]SPOOLNUM[01]SUFFIX[] If you specify a start number of 1 and an increment of 1, the following spool numbers are associated with the generated spools: · 100A-MS-STEAM-1001-SPOOL#001 · 100A-MS-STEAM-1001-SPOOL#002 · 100A-MS-STEAM-1001-SPOOL#003 · 100A-MS-STEAM-1001-SPOOL#004 In this example, the embedded character '-' (the dash character embedded in-between the various keywords) and the embedded string 'SPOOL#' are user defined. You can embed any character or string as prefix or suffix to any of the label keywords.

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To Generate All Spool Pieces of a Pipeline
1. 2. Click Piping > Fabrication > Gen Spool, and then Done/Return. The Generate Spool dialog box opens. Select an Active Assembly. The activated assembly name is displayed in the input panel for your reference. After you have activated an assembly, you can select pipelines from this assembly and its subassemblies for spool generation processing. Select a Pipeline(s) for spool generation processing. You can select a pipeline in the graphics window, Model Tree, or Piping system tree. If you select the root node in the piping system tree, all of the pipelines displayed under this tree are selected for generation. Click the Pipeline tab. The options are Generate, Delete, and Reset. - Generate—Generates the spool pieces for the specified pipelines and creates a unique spool number for each spool piece. Generate is the default. - Delete—Deletes the pipe spool information generated using the Pipeline Generate option. Note: This option does not delete pipe spool information generated by specifying a segment, using the Pipe Spool option. To delete only the spools generated using the Spool Generate option, use the Spool Delete option on the Spool tab. - Reset—Deletes pipe spools that were generated using the Pipeline Generate and Spool Generate options and their associated spool number information. Select Generate. Select Prefix and specify the prefix to substitute in the PIPELINE_SPOOL_LABEL_FORMAT if applicable. Select Suffix and specify the suffix to substitute in the PIPELINE_SPOOL_LABEL_FORMAT if applicable. Select Number and specify the starting number to begin automatic spool number generation. The default value is 01. Note: The value 01 means that 2-digit numbers are generated with a leading zero. So for 3-digit numbers, use 001. Specify the Increment value to be used to generate spool numbers. The default value is 1. to generate the pipeline segment and close the Generate Spool dialog box.

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To Generate a Pipe Spool Piece by Specifying a Pipe Segment
Click Piping > Fabrication > Gen Spool, and then Done/Return. The Generate Spool dialog box opens. 2. Select an Active Assembly. The activated assembly name is displayed in the input panel for your reference. After you have activated an assembly, you can select pipelines from this assembly and its subassemblies for spool generation processing. 3. Under Pipelines, select a pipe segment for spool generation processing. You can select a pipeline in the graphics window, Model Tree, or Piping system tree. If you select the root node from the piping system tree, all the pipelines displayed under this tree are selected for generation. 4. Click the Spool tab and select the Generate option to generate the spool piece for the specified pipe segment. 5. Select Prefix and specify the prefix to substitute in the PIPELINE_SPOOL_LABEL_FORMAT if applicable. 6. Select Suffix and specify the suffix to substitute in the PIPELINE_SPOOL_LABEL_FORMAT if applicable. 7. Select Number and specify the starting number to begin automatic spool number generation. The default value is 01. Note: The value 01 means that 2-digit numbers are generated with a leading zero. 1.

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So for 3-digit numbers, use 001. Specify the Increment value that will be used to generate spool numbers. The default value is 1. Click to generate the pipe spools and close the Generate Spool dialog box.

Click to generate pipe spools and then continue using the Generate Spool dialog box. Each spool piece generated is associated with a unique spool number. The generated spool numbers are displayed along the spool piece as temporary graphics for reference. Repaint the screen to remove the spool numbers from the graphics display.

To Edit a Pipe Spool Number
1. 2. 3. Click Piping > Fabrication > Gen Spool, then Done/Return. The Generate Spool dialog box opens. Click the Spool tab and the Select Pipelines arrow and choose GET SELECT > Query Sel to select a spool to edit. The spool name for the specified pipe segment appears in the Select Pipelines box. Under Spool Options, you can change the numbers in the Prefix, Suffix, Number, or Increment boxes. These numbers are based on the spool number format definition defined by the configuration option, pipeline_spool_label_format. or . The spool number updates.

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To Delete Pipe Spools
During the piping design process, if you modify the cuts on a pipeline that has been processed for spool generation, then the generated spool information becomes invalid. When this happens, you must delete the pipe spools and their associated spool number information. Depending on the spool information you want to delete, you can: · Delete only the pipe spools created using the Generate Pipeline option. · Delete only specified pipe spools created using the Generate Spool option. · Delete the pipe spools created using both the Generate Spool and the Generate Pipeline options. 1. Click Piping > Fabrication > Gen Spool. The Generate Spool dialog box opens. 2. Select an Active Assembly. The activated assembly name is displayed in the input panel for your reference. 3. Under Pipelines, select the pipeline segment you want to delete. 4. Do one of the following: - To delete the pipe spools created using Generate Pipeline, click the Pipeline tab. Under Pipeline Options, select Delete. - To delete the pipe segment spool piece created using Generate Spool, click the Spool tab. Under Spool Options, select Delete. - To delete the all pipe spools created using both the Generate Pipeline and Generate Spool options, click the Pipeline tab. Under Spool Options, select Reset. 5. Click Click box. to delete the pipe spool information and close the Generate Spool dialog box. to delete the pipe spool information and then continue using the Generate Spool dialog

About Trimmed Elbow Fittings
Using the Specification-driven Piping Fitting Insertion functionality, you will be able to: · Specify a selection name during fitting insertion and insert a trimmed elbow at the specified vertex location. · Insert a trimmed elbow based on the automatically determined selection name of the nearest standard elbow fitting (for example, an elbow fitting with an angle closest to the vertex angle).

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· Insert elbow fittings at all vertices of a pipeline by automatically determining the appropriate elbow fitting selection names based on the vertex angle of the various vertices. · Optionally include trimmed elbow insertion during automatic elbow placement. Using this option you will be able to process all the vertices with a nonstandard vertex angle and insert a suitable trimmed elbow.

To Insert a Trimmed Elbow by Specifying a Selection Name
1. Click Applications > Piping > Fitting > Insert and select a pipeline location (using the standard Pick Menu) where you want to insert a trimmed elbow. The Insert Fitting dialog box opens. 2. Under Placement Type, the default option On Pipe Segment is selected. If you want to insert the fitting on a pipeline from another assembly, select At Free Location and select the assembly. 3. Under Pipeline Selection, select the pipe segment in which you want to insert the elbow. The name appears as read only in the information window. to select Elbow fitting. 4. Under Fitting Selection, click 5. Select the Trim option. 6. Choose a selection name on the Selection Name list. 7. Click Click to insert the elbow fitting and close the dialog box. to insert the elbow fitting and continue using the Insert Fitting dialog box.

To Insert a Trimmed Elbow by Selecting the Nearest Standard Elbow
1. Click Applications > Piping > Fitting > Insert and select a pipeline location (using the standard Pick Menu) where you want to insert a trimmed elbow. The Insert Fitting dialog box opens. 2. Under Placement Type, the default option On Pipe Segment is selected. If you want to insert the fitting on a pipeline from another assembly, select At Free Location and select the assembly. 3. Under Pipeline Selection, select the pipe segment in which you want to insert the elbow. The name appears as read only in the information window. to select Elbow fitting. 4. Under Fitting Selection, click 5. Select the Trim and Nearest Std. Elbow options. The Selection Name list becomes inaccessible and the required elbow for trimming is determined automatically, based on the vertex angle. 6. Click Click to insert the elbow fitting and close the dialog box. to insert the elbow fitting and continue using the Insert Fitting dialog box.

To Insert Elbows at all Corners Without Trim
1. Click Applications > Piping > Fitting > Insert and select a pipeline location (using the standard Pick Menu) where you want to insert a trimmed elbow. The Insert Fitting dialog box opens. 2. Under Placement Type, the default option On Pipe Segment is selected. If you want to insert the fitting on a pipeline from another assembly, select At Free Location and select the assembly. 3. Under Pipeline Selection, select the pipe segment in which you want to insert the elbow. The name appears as read only in the information window. 4. Under Fitting Selection, click 5. Select the At All Corners option. 6. Click to select Elbow fitting.

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Click to insert the elbow fittings and continue using the Insert Fitting dialog box. Note: The Trim option is not chosen in this use case so trimmed elbows are not inserted.

To Insert Elbows at all Corners with Trim
To automatically insert an elbow fitting at all vertices of a specified pipeline without specifying a fitting selection name and automatically insert all trimmed elbows use the following procedure. 1. Click Applications > Piping > Fitting > Insert and select a pipeline location (using the standard Pick Menu) where you want to insert a trimmed elbow. The Insert Fitting dialog box opens. 2. Under Placement Type, the default option On Pipe Segment is selected. If you want to insert the fitting on a pipeline from another assembly, select At Free Location and select the assembly. 3. Under Pipeline Selection, select the pipe segment in which you want to insert the elbow. The name appears as read only in the information window. to select Elbow fitting. 4. Under Fitting Selection, click 5. Select the Trim and At All Corners options. Note: Do not select the Selection Name option because you want the fitting selection names to be determined automatically. 6. Select the Nearest Std. Elbow option. If you do not choose this option you will be prompted with an option list of valid fittings for trimming at every vertex where a trimmed fitting will be inserted. 7. Click Click to insert the elbow fittings and close the dialog box. to insert the elbow fittings and continue using the Insert Fitting dialog box.

To Insert Elbow Fittings at all Corners by Specifying a Selection Name
In the following procedure you specify a elbow selection name and the insertion functionality inserts the specified fitting at all vertices that match the elbow angle. 1. Click Applications > Piping > Fitting > Insert and select a pipeline location (using the standard Pick Menu) where you want to insert a trimmed elbow. The Insert Fitting dialog box opens. 2. Under Placement Type, the default option On Pipe Segment is selected. If you want to insert the fitting on a pipeline from another assembly, select At Free Location and select the assembly. 3. Under Pipeline Selection, select the pipe segment in which you want to insert the elbow. The name appears as read only in the information window. to select Elbow fitting. 4. Under Fitting Selection, click 5. Select the At All Corners and Selection Name options. 6. Click to insert the elbow fittings and close the dialog box.

Click to insert the elbow fittings and continue using the Insert Fitting dialog box. Note: If you choose to insert elbows at all of the invalid corners that where not processed, then you must specify appropriate selection names and repeat the procedure many times, depending on the number of vertices with varying vertex angles. Optionally, you can select the Trim and Nearest Std. Elbow options to process the invalid corners and vertices with nonstandard angles.

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