Piping Quick Start

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Getting Started

EdgeWise Piping has the ability to save a significant amount of time on modeling projects. This article provides a quick start guide for the piping workflow to go from point cloud to a finished pipe model. While this Piping Quick Start guide is a good start, we recommend referring to the more detailed articles as well.


Rough QA Process

  • Use Multi Select to delete extraneous data.
  • Open the Part Info SmartSheet. Sort by diameter, shift select, and delete the pipes that are outside of the scope of work.
  • Color pipes by RSME/Coverage values to help clean up false positives.
  • Use the clipping box to help section groups of false positives.

View the QA Process article for more information.


Fine QA Process

  • Open the Part Info SmartSheet select QA Mode. Sort by Coverage percentage in the smartsheet to work through the false positive. Work through lower coverage percentage pipes first to save time.

View the QA Process article for more information.


Easy Connect

  • Start Easy Connect with a low tolerance and increase the tolerance in stages to see what yields the best results. (You can always ctrl-z to undo).

View the Easy Connect article for more information.


Semi-Automated Extraction & Connection

  • Select the Extract tool to perform a semi-automated extraction of a pipe.
  • Use the Connect tool. The connect drop down can be opened to access Reducers or Tees.
  • Select the Edit tool to adjust the length of a pipe, and the elbow bend radius.

View the Semi-Automated Extraction & Connection article for more information.


Clean Pipes & Apply Standards

  • Open the Chain Info SmartSheet
  • Select a pipe chain and click Clean (bottom left in the SmartSheet)
  • Select the proper Revit Family (if exporting to Revit) in the Revit Family drop-down menu.
  • Select the proper standard using the Standard drop-down menu.
  • Use the Multi Edit button to apply the Revit Family, and Standards to multiple pipe chains.
  • Approve completed pipe chains.
  • Color pipes by approved chain to view what has been worked on.

View the Clean Pipes & Apply Standards article for more information.


Insert Valves and Flanges

  • Use the Valve and Flange drop-down menus to place generic family Valves and Flanges in their proper location.
  • Use the Slide and Rotate tools for proper placement.

View the Valves and Flanges article for more information.


Export

  • Use a file format that fits the deliverable project.
  • Export Remainder Cloud or Smart Points for additional point data.

View the Piping Export Options article for more information.


To get started with the more detailed workflows, start at the Piping QA Process

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