The Piping Design product provides customers with a complete set of tools to create, modify, analyze and manage physical designs of piping systems using industry standard conventions, terminology, and practices. The tools are focused on creating an intelligent piping layout that captures the design intent.   

Intelligent piping design allows users to create and validate their designs more productively and, in addition, reuse the captured intelligence for downstream design processes.

The product supports the definition of piping configurations. This involves general layout tools for intelligent placement of parts, and automatic placement of components such as bends, elbows, tees, and reducers. A full set of routing and parts placement methods allows users to choose the one that is right for a given situation. Specification driven design is available to ensure compliance with the project standard. Function driven design is used to ensure that the design intent is available for any modification scenario. 

In addition, full capabilities are provided to quickly query design information, and generate appropriate report information. These design tools are provided via a highly intuitive and productive interface that allows the user to create, modify, and manage designs quickly.

The product includes comprehensive and flexible setup functions that will provide a rapid way to define project standards and catalogs that get the users into production quickly. This product comes with a starter piping parts catalog based on the American National Standard Institute (ANSI).

Together with other products, the Piping Design product gives users the power to manage their piping systems from initial design to ship or plant operations, in a completely flexible way.


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