Weld Gaps

You can use the Weld Gap option to create a gap between pipes and fittings to accommodate a weld. You can define the gap for an entire route, a segment of the route, or at an individual endpoint.

Inserting Weld Gaps in a New Route

To define a weld gap value when you start a route:

  1. In the Route Properties PropertyManager, select Use weld gaps.
  2. Enter a weld gap value. This value applies to all weld gaps in the route.

Inserting Weld Gaps in an Existing Route

You can insert and change weld gaps in an existing route.

  1. Click Weld Gap (Piping toolbar) or click Tools > Routing > Piping > Weld Gap .
  2. If prompted to edit the route select the appropriate routing assembly and click .
  3. Under Weld Gap Settings, select a segment for Route Segment.
  4. Click Create weld gaps.
    Gap labels appear in all locations where a weld gap can be inserted.
  5. Modify gap values as required:
    • To assign the same value to all gaps, select Override default gap and enter a value in the PropertyManager.
    • To modify the value of a selected weld gap, type a value in the weld gap label in the graphics area.
  6. Click .

Weld Gap PropertyManager

You can add weld gaps to an existing routing assembly from the Weld Gap PropertyManager.

To open the PropertyManager, click Weld Gap (Piping toolbar) or click Tools > Routing > Piping > Weld Gap.

Weld Gap Settings

  Route Segment Displays the selected route segment where weld gaps are added.
Create weld gaps Adds weld gaps to the selected route segment.
  Override default gap Specifies a global value for all weld gaps.