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nlarez
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Pipe end connection Deflection

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05-14-2013 05:29 PM

Hello All,

So, here is one hopefully someone out there has tried, besides me.

I would like to have "some" deflection on the connections between straight runs of pipe, and have it connected. I am not talking about mitered pipe, I am sure we all would like to know that, bent pipe, or cut-backs. I have a couple of solutions, but I am not really satisfied with any of them. I have tried looking through the system variables listed in the HELP, but can't seem to find what I am looking for. I also search here,but it doesn't look like anyone else has attempted this. Would like some help brainstorming on this one.

 

Here is the scenario,

Grooved end pipe with a flexible coupling. Sloping the run with out using a modified/custom fitting, just the coupling.

 

P.S.

Yes, I do have a way of adding multiple couplings (a "Clamp" type group) to a long run of straight pipe.

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Re: Pipe end connection Deflection

08-12-2013 11:13 AM in reply to: nlarez

I was just wondering if you have found a solution to this issue, I'm facing the same issue currently. As well as, the issue of not being able to define my coupling locations.

 

Regards,

 

Rob

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nlarez
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Re: Pipe end connection Deflection

08-19-2013 09:53 AM in reply to: 35927768

No, still have not found a suitable solution, and really have not had much time to look at this since my last post.

Sorry

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milan.blom
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Re: Pipe end connection Deflection

10-01-2013 06:47 AM in reply to: nlarez

With regard to precision you can change pricision for connection types for both offset amount and angle edit the DefaultConnectorsConfig.xml

 

  <Joints>

    <Joint Name="Buttweld">

      <AllowImperialMetric>false</AllowImperialMetric>

      <OffsetTolerance>2</OffsetTolerance>

      <SlopeTolerance>2</SlopeTolerance>

      <FittingElements />

 

Change the red number to suit the pricison you want, you will need to change all the different join types you may want to have different amounts for different types of fixing (welded items may have larger amount of freedom compared to screwed.)

 

Hope this helps.

 

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