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Working with Solid Pipes
When working with solid pipes, keep in mind the following issues:
Regenerating after modifying a pipe centerline—A solid pipe updates to match a modification to the pipe centerline when the system regenerates it. To update the solid pipe, perform an automatic regeneration or specifically select the solid pipe to regenerate.
Assigning names to new pipe solids—Each pipe solid that you create using Pipe Solid must have a different name even if it is exactly the same as another solid.
You can assemble multiple instances of the same solid if the shape remains the same. However, if you need fifteen 10 1/4-inch diameter hoses with different shapes, for example, you will need fifteen solid names. If all similar shapes must have the same name in the BOM for ordering parts, you can use parameters and report relations.
Deleting a solid and recreating it—If you want to use the same name when you delete and recreate a solid, you must delete the pipe solid from the assembly, from memory, and from the working directory. However, when using Pro/PDM, if you delete the solid or recreate it and it uses the same name, you still cannot submit it to Pro/PDM.
If you create a new piping solid, you must use a new name in order to submit it. If you delete the part and submit a new one with the same name, the system recognizes that it is not the same part because all of the revision/status information is different from the part with that name in the database.
Viewing pipe solid dimensions—Making a pipe solid creates read-only dimensions that define the pipe’s straight pipeline lengths between bend locations, diagonal miter lengths, and corner radii. You can show these dimensions in Part and Drawing modes.
The system provides the solid dimensions for information purposes only. To modify the pipe solid dimensions, you must modify the dimensions of the underlying green routing centerline.