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Tube & Pipe branching.

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by *Expert Elite* on ‎12-18-2012 06:19 AM

Add the ability to intersect either two separate pipe routes, or include an intersection within a single pipe route,... and have Tube & Pipe automatically interpret this as a branch, placing a tee inlne at the intersection.  In conjunction with a prior Idea on this site, this could potentially be a reducing tee, which would update the line downstream of the reduced branch.

 

This behavior would make it much easier to align branches with a piece of equipment while routing pipe.  See picture for example.  In the picture, the branch off of the second pump would have to be a tee placed inline and would rely on user input to ensure that the fitting is lined up with the centerline of the pump.  With this requested functionality, a route line could simply be run from the pump to the main trunk line, and intersect it... placing the tee automatically.

 

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by Employee on ‎03-19-2013 01:03 PM
Status changed to: Under Review
 
by Distinguished Contributor CADDapult on ‎05-30-2014 05:28 AM

For Inventor's Tube and Pipe to be a genuine design tool it needs to be able to do this sort of basic function.

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