Before continuing users should understand AutoPIPE's philosophy of how piping is inserted into the program. A pipe section has a start point and an end point. Another characteristic about this pipe section, it must be associated to a segment. As mentioned in AutoPIPE help:
Segments are used to define logical portions of piping, and all piping points must be associated with at least one segment. Segments can stand alone, or they can be connected to other segments at a branch or junction point. In the second case, a point in the model will belong to both segments. Judicious layout of segments in a piping system model can greatly aid in the manipulation of the model itself. This is why many AutoPIPE command sequences are geared to the segment, or a portion thereof.
Again, to start any piping
a. first insert a segment name (ex. A)
b. place the origin (first node, A00) point anywhere in AutoPIPE's space (Global X=0, Y=0, Z=0)
c. Imagine yourself standing on this origin point, insert Run: Delta X distance (ex. dx = -1.25), Delta Y distance (ex dy = 0), Delta Z distance (ex dz = 0) to the next node point.
d. Again, move your point of view to that new point and repeat; insert next node point Delta X distance (ex. dx = -0.75), Delta Y distance (ex dy = 0), Delta Z distance (ex dz = 0) to the next node point.
e. Repeat as needed to with more node points, segments, and component to establish a piping layout
The following are examples on how to modify piping layout to a desired configuration using aforementioned philosophy as the bases for these modifications.
1. Role bend and Insert a 45 deg bend between 2 node point on the horizontal plane
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