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Adding a Route Point

A route point is a point in a fitting (flange, elbow, electrical connector, and so on) that is used to position the fitting at an intersection or endpoint in the 3D sketch.

In a fitting with multiple ports (such as a tee or cross), you must create a sketch point at the intersection of the axes of the fitting before adding a route point.

To add a route point:

  1. Click Create Route Point tool_Route_Point_Routing.gif (Routing Tools toolbar) or Tools > Routing > Routing Tools > Create Route Point.
  2. Under Selections in the PropertyManager, for Select sketch point select_point.png:
    • For rigid pipe and tube fittings, select a sketch point in the graphics area
    • In a fitting with multiple ports, select the sketch point at the intersection of the axes.
    • For flexible tubes fittings or electrical cable connectors, select a sketch point and a planar face in the graphics area.
    • In a flange, select a point that is concentric with the cylindrical faces of the part. If the flange mates with another flange, select a point on the mating face.
  3. Find or create a sketch point to use for positioning the fitting at an intersection or end point of the route, or at a split point on the route.
  4. Click PM_OK.gif.
Repeat this process for fittings that support multiple route points, and for assemblies that need assembly route points (ARPoint).

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