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Is Pro/Piping useful module?


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I got a job to design oil piping system connecting hydraulic cylinder and pump, few connectors and fastening parts.

Is it wise to use Pro/piping system or is it better to go 2D? Is anyone of you guys using Pro/Piping ACTIVELY? On a daily basis?

Best regards,



It depends on how much piping is involved. The more piping (routing) is involved, the more justified it is. It can be a great benefit.

If there is not much piping, or you don't have the module, then consider using a pipe feature in part mode, or 3d curves and swept blends.

Experiment with them and see what the advantages / disadvantages are.


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I use Pro/Piping daily. We design equipment used to manufacture pharmacuticals. Our designs consist of miles and miles of piping, valves, tanks etc. We receive the P&ID drawings from the customer and begin the modelling tasks utilizing Pro/Piping. Pro/Piping makes routing simple and easy for our complex designs.


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how did you set up piping environment. Is there any complex setting up task to accomplish? Or is it already ready to use?

I have concerns about setting up piping environment to use pipe routing system and to insert standard Parker/Ermeto fittings and other junk (fasteners and like).

How to setup piping system for automatic recognition (as I've read it is possible) of fittings and other components?