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About Routing
A physical pipeline consists of pipes and fittings. Before routing a new line, you must create a pipeline feature by assigning its name, line stock, and pipeline parameters.
When creating new routing features, the system takes the default settings for shape and corner type from the current line stock parameter file for the pipeline being routed.
Parameters that are set in a line stock determine routing commands. While routing, you can assign another line stock for segments that start after a fitting or from a new start point.
You can also change line shape and corner type for subsequent segments.
While routing lines or after routing is completed, you may insert fittings or modify pipeline properties according to your design needs. You can route pipelines only within the assembly or subassembly to which they belong.
When routing, keep in mind the following:
You should create meaningful references to equipment or component geometry to allow pipeline segments to adjust their location whenever a piece of equipment or an assembly component moves.
You can use any coordinate system as a piping port (which eliminates the prior requirement of names needing to begin with PORT) in the working assembly and define them before assembling the equipment and fittings. The system determines the From/To report information for a pipe segment based on the entry ports to which it is attached at each end:
If the coordinate system belongs to the top-level assembly, it lists the top-level assembly.
If the coordinate system belongs to the part, it lists the part; if it is not routed to an entry port, it does not show an entry.