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About Creating a Solid Pipe
Initially, you route pipes by routing centerlines. Once you have completed the routing, you can use the Pipe Solid dialog box to make a solid pipe based on the pipe routing centerline.
A solid pipe appears as a solid cylinder of the correct diameter and wall thickness. When the system makes a pipe solid, it cuts holes into it at the location of each incoming or outgoing branch and trims the incoming and/or outgoing branches back to accommodate inserted fittings.
You must make a pipeline solid for the following tasks:
Showing pipe solid parts in the Bill of Materials
Retrieving a solid pipe in Part, Assembly, or Drawing mode without the original reference assembly
Performing engineering calculations such as mass property calculations and interference calculations
Creating brackets and other parts that reference the pipe’s solid geometry
You should create piping solids near the end of the process because each time the number of solids changes (by deleting a straight break fitting, for example), you must define or delete solids.
When you create a pipe solid the following parameters are automatically added and updated on regeneration.
Segment from/to
Section type
Wall thickness
Bend arc threshold
X section type
Rectangular height, width, and angle (These parameters are only added for rectangular pipes)
Bend table name
Work Pressure