AutoCAD Plant 3D General DIscussion

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snijdam
Posts: 40
Registered: ‎07-10-2012
Message 1 of 7 (566 Views)

Overview of total pipe length for pump selection

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10-23-2012 11:59 PM

Hello,

Is there a way to make a selection or just point a linenumber and show me the length of the pipe? The purpose of this is to select pumps so we need to know the total length of the pipe including the amount of bends and fittings.

 

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Dan.Scales
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Registered: ‎03-05-2010
Message 2 of 7 (494 Views)

Re: Overview of total pipe length for pump selection

10-31-2012 10:36 AM in reply to: snijdam

Hi,

 

Currently it is not possible to get a total length of a pipe run by selecting the entire line number.

 

I will log an product enhancement request with our development team.

 

Thanks,
Dan



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Ahmed1081975
Posts: 217
Registered: ‎09-29-2011
Message 3 of 7 (491 Views)

Re: Overview of total pipe length for pump selection

10-31-2012 12:29 PM in reply to: snijdam

I would Like To add also when select the pipe to show also length and coordinate

And level it's very important CadWorx

Programs have these issues

 

Ahmed Helal

 

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Rich.O.3d
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Registered: ‎08-19-2008
Message 4 of 7 (487 Views)

Re: Overview of total pipe length for pump selection

10-31-2012 04:15 PM in reply to: snijdam

generaly preliminary pump selection and line size is done simply with the known approximation of differnece in head (discharge head - feed head) for the pumps duty and an approximation of total length

 

then once the prelimnary design and routing of the pipe is done, either a pcf is sent to a pipe analyst for an accurate second pass

 

If these calcs are done manualy, then i create an iso style such as 'pumpcalc' if you force this iso onto one sheet and only show pipe run components (pipe, elbows etc but not supports) this iso will give the full length in the bom and a qty of elbows, valves, orifice plates, etc for pressure loss factors. this iso will also give you the discharge head

 

 

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phwatso
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Registered: ‎11-04-2010
Message 5 of 7 (450 Views)

Re: Overview of total pipe length for pump selection

11-06-2012 08:39 AM in reply to: snijdam

You can select the required pipe run and then use quickiso to create a parts list of fittings and pipe length, the advanced tab allows you to export the BoM into excel.

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snijdam
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Registered: ‎07-10-2012
Message 6 of 7 (440 Views)

Re: Overview of total pipe length for pump selection

11-06-2012 11:26 PM in reply to: phwatso

That is not a sloution but a time taking workaround. I would like to see a summary in the data manager for example.

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Dan.Scales
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Registered: ‎03-05-2010
Message 7 of 7 (436 Views)

Re: Overview of total pipe length for pump selection

11-07-2012 01:10 AM in reply to: snijdam

Hi,

 

The suggestions offered are indeed workarounds and for the time being they are the best option.

 

The feature enhancement I have logged with our developers is to get a total pipe length from a simple selection of a pipe run.

 

Thanks,

Dan

 



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