Dec 2014, AutoPIPE V8i 09.06.01.10
Import model (PXF) from OpenPlant shows that model have disconnects in several points and AutoPipe place Anchors in such points. See pictures. Problem is that OpenPlant do not show problems and we even can create ISO drawings. In attach you can find model, PXF and pictures. Why AutoPipe add Anchors in points and how to solve this problem?
Why AutoPipe add Anchors in points and how to solve this problem?
One of the reasons for the disconnect was upon closer inspection of the original model, gaskets were found to be missing. See close up of butterfly valve with missing gaskets below:
Solution: First modify the original model to add gaskets and try to reimport the model into AutoPIPE. Recommend to run Connectivity Check prior to sending data out to AutoPIPE
If this does not solve the issue, using the latest version of AutoPIPE, there is a new feature on the import OpenPlant / AutoPLANT dialog screen, "Join disconnected pipe" (see online help for details on this feature).
By adjusting the tolerance to a higher value the same model was imported with fewer anchors.
This import tolerance may require some iterative adjustment until desire results are attained.
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