Other Fitting Parts

Fitting parts are more generic in construction than pipes and can be created for use in a route.

You can add tees, Ys, crosses, and other multi-port fittings at intersections in the 3D sketch.

  • Fittings with multiple branches must have a connection point at each port, and a route point at the intersection of the branches.

    For example, a tee has three connection points and one route point.

  • When you insert the fitting, the route point is placed coincident with the intersection in the 3D sketch.

You can also use the Routing Component Wizard in the Routing Library Manager to prepare a part for use in Routing.



  • In the 3D sketch, the straight run for a tee must consist of two separate segments, not one continuous segment (because two segments of pipe or tube must be created for the straight run).
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  • The straight runs for crosses must also be separate segments.
  • The number of sketch lines at the intersection can be less than the number of ports in the fitting you want to insert. Insert and align the fitting as desired, then add the remaining sketch segments later.
  • You can create an axis in a fitting, such as a valve, to control the angular orientation of the fitting in a route subassembly. This axis must be named Vertical, and the axis must be perpendicular to the route passing through the fitting. When you insert the fitting into a route subassembly, the Vertical axis is aligned to the first construction line drawn in the 3D sketch at the insertion point.
If you have more than one construction line at the insertion point, you are prompted to select one line for alignment.