Good morning everyone, we just started a large piping job and I have an issue. For some background we have modeled our tanks/pumps in a equipment source file, which are then x'refd into an equipment layout. This is then combined with other structural files and combined into a general arrangement along with a piping file. The tanks come from the vendor with flanges pre-installed so I modelled flanges onto the tanks using P3D piping system to easily add some CS150 flanges. In the equipment layout file the equipment was converted and tagged as P3D equipment.
When I try to pipe in the piping file P3D does not regconize the flange that is in the equipment source file and shows up with that water drop symbol which represents a non connection. What it appears I have to do is model a flange that mates on the equipment flange, however it will show as a leak.
Does piping have to be done within the equipment layout as it seems or can we have seperate piping files? What is the best way to do this, It would be nice to have a seperate file for each piping system as there are many users on this project.
I've seen several situations where the piping is actually connected through the xref, but the leak shows. The best way to check is to run an iso. If the line shows the equipment nozzle, it's connected. In general I ignore "disconnects" between piping and equipment xrefs.
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