This add-on allows you to create a 3D fluidpath within your factory digital twin.
With this tool, you can
- visualize all the connections on a piece of equipment
- simulate single-use connections between your equipment
- estimate the maximum length of tubings you need for your processes
Open the “Tubing Management Add-on” and select a piece of equipment.
Editing a piece of equipment
Outlets and inlets connections points are defined by default on a piece of equipment by an administrator.
If you want to adjust the configuration simply add, edit or suppress these connections through the isolated mode. For that, select a piece of equipment and click on the “Edit IN/OUT” button. Drag and drop the connectors on the equipment.
Creating a tubing
Select the outlet on a piece of equipment, hold “CTRL” on your keyboard then select the inlet on the second equipment. Click on the “Connect” button of the add-on.
Editing a tubing
Adding a transfer set to a tubing
A transfer set is a document gathering all the tubing informations with the associated consumables. You can add them by selecting a default transfer set or by adding a custom transfer set. Click on the “eye” icon to see the document. Once added, you can find transfer sets in the project’s report linked to a piece of equipment.
Adjusting a tubing design
Double-click on the tubing to create anchor points. Move the anchor points along the XYZ axis or enter the desired height on the dedicated field. Your tubing will then be more realistic.
Creating junction points
You can also choose the type of junction you want to represent between X, Y and T junctions.
Deleting a tubing or a segment
You can delete a tubing or a segment. Simply click on it and click on the trash icon on the add-on panel.
Estimating your tubing’s length
Once your tubings are edited, you may see their length directly on them. The dimensions are also displayed on the add-on panel.
You can specify the maximum length of the tubings that cannot be outreached. Click on the “pen” icon and then enter the maximum value.
When editing the tubing or moving the equipment you will notice a warning if you outreach the maximum tubing length.
Tubing management visualisation
Once you have edited your project with the tubings you can also visualize them by entering the FPV mode.
Before clicking on the FPV button, check that the tubings are activated. They must be visible in the 3D view. To hide and show the tubings simply click on the “eye” icon on the right side of the add-on panel.