||You must follow the
parts placement order described in Schematic Driven Design. You must also
set the Schematic Driven flag described in the same section.
Beginning Release 15, 3D versions of runs must be 'associated' with the
corresponding schematic, if you want to do schematic driven parts placement
on a run. Runs will automatically be associated if you create them in
Release 15 using a schematic. Runs that are not associated with the
corresponding schematic must be associated by you - if you want schematic
driven parts placement. See Analyzing
Schematic Driven Design to learn how to do this. As a visual aid, runs
that are associated display a check mark in the specifications tree
. Runs that are not associated
display an X .
You can use a schematic with a branched run, or a run that is not
connected to other objects.
In order to place equipment you must be in the Equipment Arrangement
workbench. To create a run and place parts you should be in the appropriate
|In the schematic displayed in the
Schematic Browser, click on the run you want to create. The 3-D viewer will
show a possible route.
The function can distinguish the schematic objects (equipment and
nozzles only) between which the run existed, and select their 3-D
equivalents to route between.
||If you want the application to
show you possible paths between two objects, then select your beginning and
end points and click the Display Alternate Path button
. The first click
displays a field showing the number of possible paths:
. Subsequent clicks show the
||Select From/To or Logical Line
by clicking on the down
arrow. This affects the display of objects in the specifications tree, and
the Route Through Hangers option (see below). If you select Logical Line
only the logical line will display in the tree. If you select From/To then
the objects routed from and to will also display.
||Once you have a route you want to
accept, click OK or the Create the Run button
and the run will be
created. If you click the button you can select another run. If you click
OK you will exit the command.
If you named the connectors when you
created them (in both the schematic and 3-D applications) then the run will
be created between connectors that have the same name as in the schematic.
||Click the User Defined Path button
if you want to
define a route yourself, such as through one or more hangers. To route
though hangers, click the button and then select the hangers you want to
route through. The User
Defined Path button is only available when the two points you want to route
between exist in the 3D window.
||The Run dialog box displays other
options. These are regular Routing options that are explained in Routing a
Run, and allow you to route as you would normally. The Reframe button
allows you to zoom in on an
object in the 3-D viewer.
FOR HVAC DESIGN ONLY
The Ductulator button
displays in the Type field if the 2D segment you select has the Equivalent
Diameter property defined and valuated.
The Ductulator is a tool for calculating the area of a rectangular or
square duct that is equivalent to the diameter of a given round duct. It
enables you to place the correct-sized duct. Click the Ductulator button to
being up the Duct Size Computation dialog box.
The diameter of the line you clicked on is displayed in the Equivalent
Diam field. Select a value for the Inside Height property to obtain a value
for Inside Width. Or select a value for Inside Width to obtain Inside
Height. You should select by clicking on the down arrow next to each field
- the values displayed are obtained from your catalog. The Exact Result
field displays the exactly computed result - instead of this figure the
application will select a size that is available to you. The Aspect Ratio
field displays the aspect ratio of the two values.