My piping system has a section of bent piping (not mitered). The radius of the bend is approximately 6ft. The angle of the bend is about 120 degrees. How would I model this bend in AutoPIPE?
See the following options:
Option #1: see the following AutoPIPE help section: Help > Contents> Contents Tab> Modeling Approaches> Modeling Approaches> Bend> Miter Bends> Model 2: 3 Cuts - Widely Spaced, use the math formulas to layout the piping and insert the bends points s needed
Option #2: Construct the pipe layout to locate the intersect point of both piping runs connected to the bend (image below, BR02). After the straight pipe is layed out use Modify> Convert Point to..> Bend command, specify 6' diameter bend radius and AutoPIPE will automatically insert the bend correctly.
Option #3: In AutoPIPE 09.06.xx.xx and higher, use the ring main wizard, the ring is made CCW from the point, so create as a new segment and attach it after the ring has been made. OR, as the same segment careful to locate the ring center offset see following: