Pipe
KeyCreator \ Tools \ Structural-Shapes \ Pipe

Function Location: Tools>Structural Shapes>Pipe

Dialog Options:

Standard

Choose the SCH and NPS standard options or choose from the options below

Outside Diameter

This setting controls the diameter of the external surface of the pipe.

Inside Diameter

This setting controls the diameter of the internal portion of the pipe (the wall thickness is added per ANSI standards.)

Wall Thickness

The wall thickness is added to the inside diameter, resulting in the final size for the inside portion (2" + .5" = 2.5"). This is used, as per ANSI standards, to indicate the strength of the resulting pipe.

Length

This setting controls the overall length of the pipe.

Rep

Choose a Representation for the shape:

  • Top - Creates a 2D top view of the shape. You will be prompted to digitize the shape bottom or center (depending on the type of shape).

  • Wire 3D - Creates a 3D wireframe view of the shape. You will be prompted to digitize the bottom or center of the shape (depending on the type). The shape will be generated in the -ZV direction in the current construction plane.

  • Solid - Creates a 3D solid representation of the shape using Solids. The shape will be generated in the -ZV direction in the current Cplane.

When complete choose OK or if you are editing an existing structural shape choose the Edit or move options

Setup
Attributes

Using this Function

After choosing setup dialog options the conversation bar position menu allows placement of the structural shape by anchor point. The anchor point for the structural shape can be changed using the generic toggle and placement of the structural shape can be altered using the Toggle Current Selection. Below the pipe is placed in the top- middle of the front face using both generic toggle and Toggle Current selection (Display view=7, Cplane=6.)