Take a look at what virtual and internal parts mean, and how they affect the routing process.
- [Instructor] Let's look at the new parts…that were created in our feature tree…when we performed the auto-routing.…Let's click the dropdown from this assembly,…and you'll notice that under Components and Route Parts…we now have the weld flanges and we have…our new pipe that was added.…Parts that are drawn from our routing library…are saved as internal.…Lengths of pipe or slight alterations…are saved to the virtual.…So our weld flanges, since they directly came…from the library and had no alterations,…these are known as internal.…However, the pipe, since it's a different length…for each time, is known as virtual.…
Therefore, if we go look at our dropdown…and from our other assemblies and see…our different route parts and components,…you'll see that we have a lot of other elbows and flanges…as well as additional lengths of pipe…that are all saved differently.…This is important to note if you're transferring files…to other people's computers so that you make sure…that they have all the necessary files when opening.…
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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