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Reduce Within Pipe Route when placing a reducing fitting.

Status: New Idea
by *Expert Elite* on ‎12-12-2012 08:06 AM

Add the ability to automatically change pipe size within a pipe run or route by placing a reducer inline.  Currently the route will stay the same size if a reducing fitting is added, and either needs to be changed manually or through a separate route.

 

Benchmark CREO piping.  All fittings and pipe have a "port" on either end in the place where Inventor fittings have a work point from authoring.  These "ports" have a "size" parameter on them.  The route reads this and sets the pipe size to that value.  Result is the pipe size in a single route can be different upstream and downstream of a fitting designated as a reducer.  It also changes the size of any fittings downstream of the reducer (assuming the size exists as a family member in CC).  In the case of a fitting or pipe that cannot be changed for whatever reaso, the system alerts to a size mismatch.  Not sure how they do this, but it's the one (and only!) thing about CREO piping that works better than IV Tube & Pipe.

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by *Expert Elite* on ‎05-03-2013 10:05 AM

Oh, come on Tube & Pipe users... this is a good one!

by Distinguished Mentor ‎10-30-2014 06:38 AM - edited ‎10-30-2014 06:40 AM

It really is! can't tell you how many times I've changed ending fittings and pipe sizes manually.

 

Problem with manual change is: If you change main route size (in styles) they all change and you need to do it allover again.

 

 

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