What I was actually looking for was a way for the length of pipe to be no more then 40 ft, but then get welded onto another pipe in the iso drawing. The closest I can get to it right now is inserting a break at the 40 ft mark and hope people realize that they needs to be a weld there. I just have to figure out how to get the break to be at exactly 40 ft, and for the ISO to show that measurement.
For this you need to insert iso symbol in the model 3D, the name of symbol is "break point":
To view this symbol in the 3D model after insert is nessessary activate Wireframe view, there is one small sphere.
MANUAL METHOD...you could add a custom part....
make an object (line or circle or donut or...)
turn to block...plantpartconvert (add 2 ports, starting from same point and going out in opp directions)....skey=WW (or WF for field weld), type=WELD
you can then use dynamic input to make it a distance (40ft?) from the last weld or fitting.
It worked good for all of the Welds except the 3" weld, for some reason it says can't connect Eccentric ports. I did the exact same thing for all the other welds that I did for the 3" weld.
Has anybody ran across this before and know how to fix it or know why it could be wrong?
plant is pretty niggly about alignment errors...change your units to max decimal places and measure your nodes you will probly find that there has been a rounding error while drafting...i find ones that for no apparrent reason are 0.00000234 units out of whack giving the misalign error...I sometimes need to remake custom parts 2 or 3 times doing seemingly the same thing every time and hey presto on go 3 it works (freud said the defenition of crazy is repeating the same process and expecting a different result...its official...plant, you make me crazy ;p )