How to model an offset drip pipe in AutoPIPE?
Simple, model the header leg on a segment. Be sure to model a node point at the location where the drip pipe will attach to the header pipe. Then create the drip piping as a new segment. Again, be sure insert a node point on the new segment adjacent to the location where the 2 pipes will be connected. Then connect the 2 segments together by using a connected anchor or beam between the 2 node points nearest the intersection point:
Example: connected anchor was added between A05 - B01. Optional - use a rigid beam between A01 - B01
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