To Insert a Fitting
You can insert a fitting at a pipe end, at a fitting type corner of a pipeline, and along a straight segment of a pipeline. When inserting a fitting, keep in mind the following:
You must place fittings using special techniques. You can assemble fittings as components and route up to them as for other equipment. However, fitting-specific functionality will not apply.
Once you have inserted a fitting in a pipeline, it becomes associated with this pipeline. You can use only two of a fitting’s entry ports to insert the fitting in a pipeline. If there are more than two entry ports (as in a tee fitting, for example), you must twist the fitting to the desired orientation and then route a pipe segment to the third entry port.
Pipe End Fitting
Straight Break
1. Click Insert Fitting.
2. Using the INSERT TYPE menu, do one of the following:
To insert a fitting at a pipe end, click End. Select a pipe end at which to attach the fitting, an entry port on the fitting from which you want the pipe to come, and a point on the fitting to align with the pipe end.
To insert a fitting at a corner, click Corner. Select a fitting-type pipe corner, and go to Step 5.
To insert a fitting that breaks the pipeline at a point on a straight segment of pipe, such as a valve, click Straight Brk. Select or create a point on a pipe segment.
This changes the number of solids required for the pipeline.
To insert a fitting that does not break the pipe at a point on a straight segment of pipe, such as a support, click StraightCont. Select or create a point on a pipe segment.
3. Select a fitting from the Open dialog box. The CHOOSE PNT menu appears.
4. Select or create a point on the pipe centerline.
5. The fitting appears in the Component Window. You are prompted to select a point.
6. Select the point and the system places the fitting. Adjust the orientation using commands in the REDEF FITT menu.
7. When you have placed the fitting properly, click Done.