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SOLIDWORKS: Piping and Routing

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Overview

Learn how to use the SOLIDWORKS Premium routing tools for piping and tubing applications.

The SOLIDWORKS Premium package contains more complex piping and routing features, which enable designers to integrate piping and tubing early on, ensuring operability and serviceability and avoiding extra costs. This course teaches how to use the SOLIDWORKS Premium routing tools for piping and tubing applications. Start by learning exactly what routing is and how it is used. Instructor Erin Winick then explores making routes, sketching pipes, auto-routing, and editing piping. She adds coverings and features such as weld gaps and valves, and creates pipe drawings. She also covers designing with flexible tubing, which is measured, assembled, and routed differently than pipes. After completion of this course, users should understand all basic functionality of piping and routing in SOLIDWORKS, including the related parts libraries.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Welcome
  • Required software and prerequisites
  • Using the exercise files
1. Routing Basics
  • What is SOLIDWORKS routing?
  • Uses of routing software
  • Connection points and routing points
  • The standard parts library
  • Route components and route parts
2. Making Pipes
  • 3D sketching
  • Starting a route
  • Sketching pipe
  • Flanges and elbows and reducers, oh my
  • Auto-routing
  • Virtual vs. internal parts generated
3. Editing Pipes
  • Edit pipe
  • Transparency
  • Adding splits
  • Deleting pipe
  • The route bounding box
  • Design tables
4. Adding Other Components
  • Coverings
  • Weld gap
  • Adding slope
  • Pipe penetration points
  • Adding other design library components
  • The routing component wizard
  • Required geometry
5. Pipe Drawings
  • Exporting data
  • Creating a sub assembly
  • Drawing creation
6. Tube Routes
  • What are tube routes?
  • Tube library components
  • Making tubes
  • Editing tubes
  • Using clips
Conclusion
  • Next steps

Taught by

Erin Rochelle Winick

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