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JohnHolder
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Modeling up custom fittings

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04-24-2012 01:54 PM

I am trying to figure out the easiest way create a saddle ( for sch 40 pvc )

 

I have it modeled up, converted to a block.  the first time I made it into basically a Tee with 3 connection ports (with plantpartconvert ) two horizontal with 0 spacing and the reduction connection port vertically - like a Tee

but when I place it, it cuts the pipe in the center, which I would like to avoid.

 

it would be basically an Olet but wrapping directly around the pipe.  When creating a block based component

how many ports should an Olet have? and what would the behaviour be attaching to a pipe length?

 

I've never had any luck using the plant 3d parametric graphics, and I have all the fittings already modeled from when I didn't have P3D.

 

Just looking for a different perspective on this.

 

 

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Re: Modeling up custom fittings

04-26-2012 03:26 PM in reply to: JohnHolder

Hi John,

 

Are you using AutoCAD Plant 3D 2012 or 2013?

 

Also, are you needing a pipe saddle or a reinforcement pad?

 

2012 does not support pipe saddles/reinforcement pads (although there might be a way to use a modified olet to place it on a line)

 

2013 supports reinforcement pads natively:

 

http://autocad.autodesk.com/?nd=plant2013newfeatures

 

 



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Re: Modeling up custom fittings

04-26-2012 03:32 PM in reply to: JohnHolder
Pipe saddle. As in an bolted on tee
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Re: Modeling up custom fittings

04-27-2012 12:13 PM in reply to: JohnHolder

I see what you mean by reinforcement pad, but can I have that show up as a saddle in the BOM?

 

http://www.spearsmfg.com/prod_brochures/COS-2-0804_0610_web.pdf

 

 Also using 2013 now.

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Re: Modeling up custom fittings

04-27-2012 05:27 PM in reply to: JohnHolder

Also - any Ideas why the catalog builder keeps telling me no excel? ( when it is installed )

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Re: Modeling up custom fittings

05-04-2012 08:23 AM in reply to: JohnHolder

Hi John,

 

I'm currently checking into this issue and will let you know what I find out.

 

Thank you,



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Re: Modeling up custom fittings

05-10-2012 07:14 AM in reply to: jason.drew

My first recomendation would be to reinstall Microsoft Office and then see if Plant 3D finds it. I've never ran into an issue where Plant 3D doesn't detect that MS Office is installed.

 

What version of Office are you using? I believe Office 2003 - 2010 is supported, but I've never tried using older versions.

 

Thank you,

 



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Re: Modeling up custom fittings

05-20-2012 12:56 PM in reply to: jason.drew

So to continue,

 

trying to make a pvc pipe saddle (eg. http://www.spearsmfg.com/prod_brochures/COS-2-0804_0610_web.pdf )

 

I am using the olet base parameter.

 

what does the <End Type> need to be for the main pipe run? and for the reduction side I am using PSW.

 

currently I am just using PSW for both and it seems to work, but the pipe is not "connected"  there is no red line when you select it as with properly connected pipe.

 

for one of the fittings the connection port properties I have 24 inch for the P1 ( pipe run ) and 12 inch for the P2 ( reduction )

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rajsekarpillai
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Re: Modeling up custom fittings

05-21-2012 02:39 AM in reply to: JohnHolder

Hi,

 

We recently posted Spears Sch 40 catalog in Plant Exchange and please have a look.

 

Split Saddle we don't support in parametric shape.

 

Thanks & Regards,



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Re: Modeling up custom fittings

05-21-2012 10:39 AM in reply to: rajsekarpillai

yes I know but the question was

 

I am using the olet base parameter.

 

what does the <End Type> need to be for the main pipe run? and for the reduction side I am using PSW.

 

currently I am just using PSW for both and it seems to work, but the pipe is not "connected"  there is no red line when you select it as with properly connected pipe.

 

the split type saddle is irrelevant since olets have 2 connection ports one connects to the main run and one is the split.

 

I wanted to know what end types both are if I was using parametric design, so I can use the same type for my custom graphics.

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