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To Create a Pipeline in Spec-Driven Piping
1. Create or open a Spec-Driven piping assembly.
2. Click Applications > Piping. The Piping tab opens.
3. Click Create Pipe. The Create Pipeline dialog box opens.
* To create a pipeline without the schematic information, proceed to step 5.
4. If you set the piping_schematic_driven configuration option to yes, the Schematic Driven options are available under Pipeline. Perform the following steps to create a pipeline using the schematic information:
a. Select the XML File check box under Schematic Driven. The option is available for file selection.
b. Click . The Select 2D Schematic Data File dialog box opens.
c. Select an XML file from the directory path specified by the piping_schematic_xml_dir configuration option or your current working directory. Alternatively, you can browse to the required directory and select an XML file.
d. Select a pipeline from the Schematic Label list. The Schematic Label option under Schematic Driven lists all the valid pipelines for creation, based on the information specified in the XML file.
e. Click the Label tab. The Specification, Size, Schedule, Mnemonic, Number, and Insulation boxes are updated.
f. Click the Parameters tab. The Oper. Pressure, Oper. Temperature, Design Pressure, and Design Temperature boxes are updated when the schematic information contains the respective operating and design pipeline parameters.
g. Click the Defined tab. The User Defined Parameters are updated.
* To create a pipeline without the schematic information, clear the XML File option and perform the following steps.
5. Click the Label tab. Under Pipeline Label, perform the following steps:
a. Select a specification, size, and schedule for the selected pipeline.
b. If the options are available, select values for Mnemonic and Number.
* A pipeline number uniquely identifies the pipeline. The Piping System Tree organizes pipelines by their number.
c. Click the Insulation check box to select it or clear its selection. The Insulation box displays the default insulation type that is defined for the selected specification in the Piping Specification Directory file.
d. Select another value from the Insulation list to change the default value.
* The Insulation list displays all the values that are specified in the Insulation Directory file.
6. Under Pipeline Assembly, click and select an active assembly to create the new pipeline as its subassembly. Spec-Driven Piping displays the selection in the box. Spec-Driven Piping selects the top assembly or the last assembly selected, by default.
7. Perform one of the following tasks:
Create a subassembly for the new pipeline. Under Create SubAssembly, select the Name check box and select a subassembly name from the list. Spec-Driven Piping creates all pipeline features for the new pipeline in this subassembly.
Clear the Name check box. A new subassembly is not created. Spec-Driven Piping creates all pipeline features for the new pipeline in the active assembly that is displayed in the right bottom corner of the graphics window.
8. Under Reference CSYS, click to select a different reference coordinate system for the new pipeline. The coordinate system must be a child of the selected assembly.
9. Click the Parameters tab.
10. Under Pipeline Parameters, type the pipeline parameter values in the Oper. Pressure, Oper. Temperature, Design Pressure, and Design Temperature. By default, the pipeline parameters are not available in the Spec-Driven Piping design mode.
* Set the piping_fluid_parameter configuration option to yes to make the pipeline parameter options available.
11. Click the Defined tab.
12. Under User Defined Parameters, if the options are available, perform one of the following steps:
Type a parameter name, beginning with an alphabet, in the Name box. Specify a corresponding value in the Value box. Click to add the parameter to the pipeline.
Click Open and select the file that contains existing user-defined pipeline parameters in the Open dialog box.
Spec-Driven Piping displays the user-defined parameters in the list boxes.
13. Click Save to save the user-defined parameters to a file. The Save a Copy dialog box opens.
14. Type a name for the file in the New file name box.
15. Click OK on the Save a Copy dialog box.
16. Click OK on the Create Pipeline dialog box to accept all pipeline data and create the pipeline. The Rigid Pipes options are available. Begin routing the pipeline.
* The pipeline_assembly_name_format and pipeline_label_format configuration options set the pipeline label and assembly name formats respectively.