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Moving from 2D to 3D
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Design Studies in SolidWorks
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SolidWorks Routing Overview
Getting Started
Setting Routing Options and File Locations
Routing Templates
Route Properties
Mate References
Routing Libraries and the Routing Component Wizard
Routing Functionality Points
Routing with Pipes and Tubes
Prerequisites For Electrical Cables or Wires Routes
Starting Route When Fittings are Route Subassembly Components
Starting Route When Fittings are Main Assembly Components
Changing the Diameter of a Route
Components for Pipe and Tube Routes
Required Features in Routing Parts and Components
Creating a New Pipe or Tube Part
Other Fitting Parts
Piping Hangers
Assembly Fittings
Component References
Custom Pipe Configuration
Adding Isogen Data to Fittings
Add Fittings and Components to Routes
Segment to Segment Penetration
Weld Gaps
Export Pipe and Tube Data
Standard Cables and Tubes
Drawings of Routing Assemblies
Drawings of Routing Assemblies
Creating a Routing Assembly from a P and ID File
Routing with Electrical Wires and Cables in Harnesses
Manage Routing Assemblies
Routing Library Manager
Sheet Metal
Sustainability Products
SolidWorks Utilities
Workgroup PDM
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Creating a New Pipe or Tube Part

  1. Create a part that meets the geometry requirements for a pipe or tube.
  2. Add the configuration-specific property $PRP@Pipe Identifier to the part. This property:

    • Identifies the part as a pipe part, so the software recognizes it when you browse for pipe parts from the Route Properties PropertyManager.
    • Is used as the default name of the local copy of the pipe part when you save the assembly.
    • Must have a unique value for each configuration.

  3. Add the configuration-specific property $PRP@Specification to the part (optional). This property can be used with the specification parameter of a connection point to filter pipe and fitting configurations.
  4. Insert a design table to create the configurations. In the header row, include the following parameters:

    $PRP@Pipe Identifier (value must be unique for each configuration)
    $PRP@Specification (recommended)
    You can include additional parameters as needed, for properties such as weight per unit of length, cost, and part number.

  5. Save the part in the Routing library specified in Routing File Locations.
Extrude the pipe part in the direction of the positive Z-axis.

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