I was trying to create a pipe saddle for fibreglass piping. I thought the easiest way was to modify an olet so that one end is BELL and the other is something. I was going to chance it to BELL but that did not seem right.
What should my end types be so that it connects to the pipe.
Whatever you want it to be in the Project Configuration. Add your end types in the Joint Settings dialog box.
The BELL endtype is intended for bell and spigot connections so the connection/joint rules in Plant 3D wouldn't make the connection properly.
Is this part for a pipe saddle, as in a support? Or something similar to a reinforcing saddle?
I mainly use PVC, and I ended up just using olets for my pipe saddles. They seem to work ok.
Though I do not get the red 'connection' line through them, nor a point showing a connection.
Been a while since I looked at how it was made.
I thought I used TAP for the connection to the larger pipe, but it seems I used "Undefined_ET" for the connection to the larger pipe(Port 1(S1)) and "PSW" as the outlet to the smaller pipe(Port 2 (S2). I am thinking now the Larger pipe connection should be "TAP"
All and all, the long desc. shows up properly in the BOM so for me it works. but still bothers me that there is no red 'connection' line when the pipe line is highlighted.
I will modify the fitting to TAP and see what happens for a different project.
Also found out that for Sch 40 - Flush bushings break ISO drawings ( if they are correctly modeled ) since they involve negative length start points.
Flush bushings insert to a socket, and the smaller pipe starts inside the flush bushing being a negative length in regards to the socket. They are having a look at this though.
It seems that PVC and HDPE pipe specs are largely not noticed. I have had to make my sch 40 / pvcu and hdpe pipe specs largely from scratch.
George Fisher and Spears have very very limited specs avaliable, but they omit over half of their actual catalog.
This has been on my list of ToDo things for a while.
We have Clamp-On Victaulic branch connections (Reinforcment Saddles in PE) that behave like an Olet.
Victaulic, PVC and PE Catalogues.
See video link demonstrating placement in 3D model.