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Pipes not merging when using Skelebrator with series pipe merging

  Product(s): WaterGEMS, WaterCAD, HAMMER
  Version(s): 08.11.XX.XX, 10.XX.XX.XX
  Area: Modeling

Problem

When using the Skelebrator feature Series Pipe Merging, two pipes that appear to satisfy the parameters entered are not merging as expected.

Problem ID#: 62529

Solution

Junction has more than two links

Verify that the pipes that should be merging are not perpendicular to another pipe. In cases where two pipes that fit the parameters are at a tee with another pipe, the merge will not go through. This is because in the series pipe merge process, the conjoining junction is removed and the two pipes are replaced with a single pipe. However, as the junction at the tee is also the end node of the perpendicular pipe, it cannot be removed.

Adjust max length condition

Also, note that if a condition is created for pipes below a specified length, then that does not mean that any pipes under that length will be skeletonized. Instead, it means that it will combine two pipes if their combined length is less than 10 feet.

See Also

Series Pipe Merging in Skelebrator not working for pipes with zero diameter



 

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