Learn how to create, edit, and manage piping and tubing routes


  • CLASSROOM LENGTH:   2 days


PREREQUISITES: We recommend completing the SOLIDWORKS Essentials course.

DESCRIPTION:    The SOLIDWORKS Routing-Piping and Tubing course explains how to create, edit, and manage piping and tubing routes, from the critical routing components and their design requirements to the sub-assemblies that contain the routes.

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Lesson 1: 
fundamentals of routing

  • What is Routing?
  • Routing Setup
  • Routing Library Manager
  • General Routing Settings

Lesson 2: 
piping routes

  • Piping Routes
  • Pipes and Piping Components
  • Routing Assembly Templates
  • Creating a Piping Route
  • Auto Route
  • Route Specification Templates
  • Editing a Route
  • Routing Along Existing Geometry

Lesson 3: 
piping fittings

  • Piping Fittings
  • Drag and Drop a Fitting
  • Creating Custom Fittings

Lesson 4: 
tubing routes

  • Tubing Routes
  • Tubes and Tubing Components
  • Flexible Tubing with Auto Route
  • Orthogonal Tubing Routes with Auto Route
  • Bend and Spline Errors
  • Starting a Tube Route On the Fly
  • Repairing Bend Errors
  • Tubing Drawings

Lesson 5: 
piping and tubing changes

  • Piping and Tubing Changes
  • Pipe Penetrations
  • Flange to Flange Connections
  • Pipe Spools
  • Adding Slope
  • Copying Routes
  • Editing Piping Routes
  • Editing for Obstructions
  • Piping Drawings

Lesson 6: 
creating routing components

  • Routing Library Parts
  • Libraries
  • Creating Routing Library Parts
  • Routing Library Manager
  • Pipe and Tube Components
  • Routing Library Manager
  • Fitting Components
  • Routing Functionality Points
  • Routing Geometry
  • Part Validity Check
  • Design Table Check
  • Component Attributes
  • Elbow Components
  • Valve Components

Lesson 7: 
using P & id files

  • Piping and Instrumentation
  • Adding a Pipe
  • Pipe with Multiple Lines
  • Pipes with In-Line Fittings
  • Process Drawings

Lesson 8: 
Electrical Ducting, Cable Tray, and HVAC Routes 

  • Electrical Ducting, Cable Tray, and HVAC Routes 
  • Electrical Ducting Routes 
  • Cable Tray Routes 
  • HVAC Routes  

Lesson 9: 
piping skids

  • Piping Skids
  • Grid System Feature
  • Weldments
  • Walk-Through Animations
  • Avatar Paths

Lesson 10: 
using solidworks content

  • Using SOLIDWORKS Content

appendix a: review section  

  • Review of Configurations
  • A Note About File References
  • Design Tables
  • Review of Top Down Design
  • Editing Options
  • Review of Design Library Task Pane
  • Review of 3D Sketching

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