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CADWorx Video Training Series Lesson One Structural Pipe Rack

Lesson One Structural Steel Modeling a Pipe Rack


In this lesson you will model a piperack and produce associated drawings from the model in Paper Space using clipped View Ports.

In the Structural module youll cover a number of topics: Modeling 3D steel members and plate Coping members for correct lengths and fitting Setting up and running a steel Bill of Materials Modeling Stairs, Handrails, and Ladders Using Frames Adding Grating to the data files Producing drawings in Paper Space using clipped views Generating a 2D representation of the 3D model Annotating and Dimensioning using associated dimensions in Paper Space

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To start this lesson, 1. 2. 3. Start CADWorx Plant Professional. Click on the Open a drawing button. Open the C:\CADWorx_Video_Training\Examples\35_Piperack.dwg . For this lesson click on the button as shown

4. Zoom in and bring up the Steel tool bar.

Opening the 35_Piperack drawing

Bringing up the Steel tool bar

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Modeling 3D Steel Members 5. 6. Dock the Steel tool bar near the top of the screen. Click on the Wshape icon.

Clicking a Beam tool button to model this type of member

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Set the dialog box as shown.

Setting the insertion points for the steel. This assures it will come into the model as needed

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Model the four columns as shown.

Modeling the columns

9. Next youll model the beams. 10. Click the beam button again in the Steel tool bar. 11. Set up the dialog box as shown.

Setting the justification for modeling beams

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12.

Model the cross beams (bents) as shown.

Modeling the HE 200A beams

Coping the Steel Members 13. Click on the Cope button, and cope the beams as shown in the videos (the system prompts will give you the steps). Coping the beams

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14. Save your drawing at this point. 15. Next model the HE 200AA beams. 16. Click on the W Shape tool button. 17. Set the dialog box as shown.

Modeling the HE 200AA beams

18. Select the beams as shown in the video. 19. Click the Cope button and 20. Cope the beams as shown.

Setting the sizes and insertion point locations

Coping the beams

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21. Save the drawing at this point. Modeling a Base Plate 22. Following the video, set up the Base Plate dialog box as shown. Setting up the sizes for the base plate

23. Construct the base plate as shown in the video.

Modeling the base plate

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Copy the base plate to the other column as shown in the video. 25. Erase some of the extra members to set up the model for arraying.

Adjusting the hole size in the base plate dialog box

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Now youll array the members and have them build a complete pipe rack.

27. Pick Modify and Array. Have it set for Rectangular Array. 28. Fill out the dialog box as shown. Erasing some members to set up the model for arraying

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Select the end section (called a bent) and array it.

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Setting up the array command to model the full pipe rack

30.

Fill out the array dialog box for the connecting beams.

Arraying the pipe rack bents

31. Select the side beams and array them as shown in the video. Setting up the array for the connecting beams

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32. Save the drawing again at this point. 33. Set the view to a top view (plan view) Creating Clipped Orthogonal Views 34. Setting up clipped views for drawings in paper space. 35. Click the View Box command, following the steps in the video.

Setting up clipping planes and views in the model

This will set up clipping planes and named views that you can use in your paper space view ports. 36. Following the explanation in the video, fill out the View Box dialog box as shown.

Setting up the clipped views for the drawing in Paper Space

Setting up the page on the layout

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37.

Click on the Layout tab (at the bottom of the screen).

Setting up a Layout (Paper Space) This will take you to the layout (paper space). 38. Right Click on the layout tab to bring up the Page Setup Manager. 39. Following the steps in the video, set up the page as shown in the following figure.

Discussing Paper Space and View Ports

Setting up a page in Paper Space for the drawing

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Following the video, set the layer to Viewl and open the View Ports tool bar. Next youll make a view port and bring in the clipped view. This view was made automatically by the View Box command you ran earlier (see the video for step-bystep instructions).

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Creating a view port and setting the clipped view to be active

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Once the view is specified, you can scale it and lock the viewport. Scaling the view port

43. Save the drawing at this point. 44. Verify the view port is locked. Dimensioning in Paper Space 45. Type: Dimassoc <Enter>. 46. Type: 2 <Enter>. 47. Check the Scaling in the Model (as shown in the video). 48. Turn off Layer Steel, to make it easier to click on the centerlines for dimensioning.

Setting up dimensioning for Paper Space

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49. Use the CADWorx dimensioning tools to place dimensions on the layout (see Video Five).

Placing a horizontal dimension across the top of the pipe rack

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Following the video, pick points and place dimensions as shown.

Turning off the steel layer and dimensioning across centerlines makes it easier to select the points

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51. Next youll annotate some elevations (see video).

Annotating Elevations

52. Following the steps, youll be able to generate the elevation label as shown.

Generating the elevation call-out

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Annotating Steel Members 53. As shown in the figure below (and also in Video Six), click the annotate component button.

Annotating Components

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The system will read the steel member size and generate a label for you.

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Modeling in Vertical, using the CADWorx UCS Tool Bar This video discusses constructing lines in 3D to use for structural members. To model easily in 3D, use the CADWorx UCS tool bar.

Annotating Components

55. Follow the video to see how to construct lines in vertical (in 3D) or horizontal. Using the UCS tool bar makes it easier than it normally would be, with the same look and feel as drawing a 2D isometric.

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This concludes the lesson on modeling a pipe rack. In this lesson youve covered a variety of topics, including modeling components, generating clipped views in paper space, and dimensioning and annotating drawing in paper space. These topics get explored and carried further in the next lesson, which is modeling a structure.

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