Smap3D Piping works as an ‘Add-in’ in the supported CAD systems. The programme automises the construction and alteration of 3D pipe systems in 3D assembly groups; a laborious task which an engineer or pipeline planner would otherwise have to carry out in separate stages.
For internal software plausibility checks,necessary parameters (e.g. maximum and minimum pipe lengths) can be defined. An existing pipe specification is individually filed in the system. This central definitionThe basis of this highly automised 3D pipeline construction is the use of pipe specifications. By pipe specs, we mean specification tables, in which the affiliation of components , (fittings, flanges etc) is determined by the unique company, department or project-specific pipe system characteristics. Further additional functions and settings control the behaviour of the software individually on its application – according to the pipe spec used.
- facilitates the maintenance and management of the pipe specs,
- makes a high level of automisation possible and
- prevents individual errors on use of the application by the engineer,
- whereby a high degree of process security is achieved.
As standard practice, Smap3D piping comprises all the necessary functions for construction, maintenance and management of the pipe spec definitions (Pipe spec editor). Pipe spec ‘samples’ are delivered with the software. These can be directly applied or copied and altered according to particular requirements.