Learn about what connection and routing points are, how to hide them, and when they're needed.
- [Instructor] Before we start creating routes,…we need to understand some important terminology…related to the creation of pipes in SolidWorks.…Specifically, we need to look at connection points…and routing points.…These points help orient us…and position our pipes correctly.…Let's zoom in on one specific pipe part,…so we can get a little bit of a closer look…at where these points appear on the pipe.…So, routing points determine the location…of where your pipe will be dropped.…When you drag a pipe, you are dragging the routing point.…It is usually fairly centrally located on the pipe.…
On this 90 degree turn, we would have it,…either at this point or at this point here on either end.…Connection points are also located at either end…of a pipe segment.…Connection points tell the program where the pipe comes in,…the direction, and how far it comes in.…They're actually part of our feature tree…on the left as well and we'll take a look at that…in the individual elbow part in a moment.…Now, if we want to see these a little bit better…
AuthorErin Rochelle Winick
- Sketching pipe in 3D
- Routing and auto-routing pipe
- Splitting and deleting pipe
- Adding weld gaps, slope, and penetration points
- Preparing pipe drawings
- Sketching and routing tubes
Skill Level Beginner
SOLIDWORKS 2013-2017: Sheet Metal Designwith Gabriel Corbett2h 55m Intermediate
Cert Prep: SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metalwith Gabriel Corbett1h 34m Intermediate
1. Routing Basics
2. Making Pipes
3. Editing Pipes
4. Adding Other Components
5. Pipe Drawings
6. Tube Routes
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