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axeborn
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Calculation of pipework system volumes

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03-07-2013 04:12 AM

Hi,

 

Does anyone know if its possible to calculate the volume of pipework in a system in P3D?

Any plug-in or other recommended software?

 

thanks

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Gabriel.N
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Re: Calculation of pipework system volumes

03-07-2013 07:21 AM in reply to: axeborn

I do not know if there is another way, but I would do the following.
Just as there is a property "weight", I add a new property "volume".
Then trying to work with this information in Excel.

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axeborn
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Re: Calculation of pipework system volumes

03-07-2013 11:10 PM in reply to: Gabriel.N

Thanks, that would be one way to do it.

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kennethmjones
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Re: Calculation of pipework system volumes

03-07-2013 11:37 PM in reply to: axeborn

Just isolate all the pipes and fittings you need and get their mass properties. they are solid models right?

 

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gersteb
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Registered: ‎09-20-2010
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Re: Calculation of pipework system volumes

03-13-2013 05:53 AM in reply to: kennethmjones

Hi Michael,

This is currently not possible on a straight way. I have logged here an enhancement request to our development department for you.

 

Currently you have the options to export the Pipes and Pipe Bends to Excel and calculate there a new field called 'Volume' which is the product of 'Cut Length' and 'Nominal Diameter'.

 

To use MASSPROP here you have to explode the pipes and pipe bends before. So it is not a useful option here.

 

Regards

Bernd



Bernd Gerstenberger

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