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Glossary for Piping
bend table
Used to calculate the length of straight pipe (developed length) required to make a bend of a specific radius and angle.
corner type
Specifies the type of corner (fitting, bend, or miter) in the pipeline.
dynamic design rule checking
Checks for design rule errors such as bend violations, missing fittings, and end type compatibility.
entry port
The point at which a pipeline starts or terminates on a fitting or equipment. The z-axis points out of the fitting, and the pipeline enters parallel to the z-axis.
Assembly components with predefined entry ports, for example, tanks or pumps. Pipelines are routed to and from equipment ports.
Parts or assemblies that perform specific functions when added to piping systems. Three types of fittings include corner, end, and internal.
Fitting Library
Creo Parametric part files with their associated Family Tables. These files display a physical representation of fittings in the piping model.
flow direction
The direction fluid flows in a pipeline, indicated by a temporary arrow in the graphics window.
line shape
Specifies the pipe shape as straight, flexible, or both.
Line Stock
A set of parameters that describe material, grade, outside diameter, shape, corner type, and other pipeline properties. These must be configured before a pipeline can be created.
Master Catalog
Design information required for pipe modeling contained in Pro/Table (ASCII) files. These files consist of manufacturers' catalogs and industry standards and practices.
pipeline routing
The act of configuring line stock and pipeline start points and of creating pipeline segments.
One or more consecutive sections of pipe segments with fittings.
Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID)
Schematic 2D designs created in Routed Systems Designer to map fluid systems. XML files exported to the 3D piping designs contain equipment, major functional components, and pipeline details such as flow direction and bore size.
Project Specification Database
A database of project-specific data from the Master Catalog. When routing pipelines and assigning fittings, only project-specific files are available.
Schematic Consistency Check Report
Checks the 3D pipe model against the 2D schematic information in an XML file.
Specification-Driven Piping
Specification-Driven Piping is an application used to design 3D piping designs. These designs are driven by a set of design rules and piping specifications. XML files from 2D schematic designs created in RSD can be used to automate the design process.
start point
An entry port, pipe end, or existing or new datum point that is the beginning of the pipeline route. A start point displays as a highlighted circle.