An integrated 3D fluid systems development environment for the physical design of tubing, piping and HVAC systems in the context of the Digital Mockup
Fluid 3D Systems Designer is a role that covers the 3D Physical Design and Manufacturing preparation of Routed Systems like Tubing (Hydraulic/pneumatic) Piping and HVAC (Heat Ventilation and Air-conditioning) within the Digital Mockup of a product. It is part of the complete integrated Fluid process and has tight synchronization capabilities with the Systems Schematic Designer role that allows 2D Diagram creation.
It also provides tools to define the physical system of both rigid and flexible pipes and tubes from basic routing definition to detailed design. This is made possible with the help of intelligent part placement based on standard and design rules that comply with company knowledge. In addition, its tools make it possible to quickly query design information and generate reports based on any component parameters. A full digital mock-up ensures design precision while saving time, minimizing errors, and reducing cost.
Together with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, the Fluid 3D Systems Designer role enables users to manage the design of their fluid systems all the way from conceptual functional design through to producing detailed manufacturing data.
It provides dedicated applications to facilitate piping Specification and Part catalog definition and management. Spec definition can be exported or imported trough xml/xls files. Like all other 3D roles, it contains all core functions to do 3D design, assembly and drawing also review & sectioning tools.
- Design and optimize the physical system of both rigid and flexible pipes/tubes and HVAC from basic routing definition to detailed design
- The Fluid 3D Systems Designer role provides a base object model that can implement basic piping and tubing behaviors, relationships, and attributes. In addition, it allows the user to customize the object model by providing the ability to define sub-classes and add attributes.
- Design with a highly interactive and intuitive user interface.
- The Fluid 3D Systems Designer role offers a paradigm shift in user experience to enable significant productivity improvements. It provides an easy-to-use, manipulation-driven, object-oriented user interface, with dedicated manipulators and commands based on design context.
- Integrate business rules.
- The Fluid 3D Systems Designer role enables the integration of business rules, allowing users to customize their designs during the creation and modification process. With the business rule mechanism, it is possible to use the V6 knowledgebase language to specify the way a given command should behave in its own design environment. One benefit of business rules is that they are managed as knowledgeware data within the V6 PLM IP repository
- Automatically decompose 3D systems to individual piping and tubing objects, attributes, and relationships on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
- The decomposition of piping and tubing objects, attributes, and relationships in the V6 database enables the customer to use standard database query and reporting tools. It allows data import/export using standard tools and formats, enables full PLM capabilities, manages changes and configurations, and offers powerful collaboration tools.
- Full systems traceability delivered with integrated RFLP approach.
- The Fluid 3D Systems Designer role optimizes the design process by making it possible to propagate and streamline the data from the functional diagram to the 3D detailed design. It enables full traceability from Requirements, to Functional, to Logical (2D and 3D), to Physical design, thanks to its full integration with V6 PLM and CATIA applications, like CATIA Systems logical 3D architecture, FL Editor, Product Structure and Assembly, Structure, and Electrical.
- Creation and management of routed systems discipline including tubing, piping & HVAC systems using smart UI.
- Users can create pipes, tubes and ducts with standard industry attribute information. In addition, designers can create their own attributes to be included in pipes and tubes definitions.
- Function-driven piping and tubing part placement.
- Users can capture the design intent for selected physical parts to ensure that modification scenarios are possible. Designers can layout and model a 3D piping or tubing network either manually or automatically. If parts are based on user-defined rules, such as branching or turning rules, much of the layout can be created automatically to optimize the total design process.
- Evolution from preliminary to detailed design layout.
- Preliminary layouts can evolve into detailed designs using standard piping parts and specification catalogs. Using this methodology, designers can progress to the final layout stage with greater speed and accuracy.
- Integrated dynamic design rules.
- During the preliminary and detailed design process, rule-based design checking actions are automatically launched to validate the proposed design. Users can modify existing samples, or create their own rules, to control the graphic representations of objects via knowledgeware rules. After design creation, the user can still validate the design using a dedicated manufacturability checking command
- Intelligent modification of piping and tubing objects and routes.
- Users are able to revise layouts and change route segments and nodes using offset and clearance capabilities. Piping and Tubing parts and routes can be directly manipulated by pushing and stretching points, segments and extremities. Connectivity is managed through connect and disconnect tools. Piping and Tubing part modifications propagate changes that will impact the design intent. Similarly, a specification change will force a new part selection and placement.
- Query and analysis of piping and tubing parts and configurations.
- Key properties are readily available to the user at element pre-highlight. Users can perform a wide variety of queries and/or analysis to inquire about the specific properties of any object in the design document. Through a network analysis tool, designers also have the ability to query and analyze tubing connectivity
- Customizable report definition and drawings.
- A dedicated report definition capability allows the user to tailor the definition of the reports based on company standards. This definition can be accessed as needed, any time during the design process. Specific tools also allow the customization of the drawing format for single and double line display. The user can customize corporate data and define rules that will enforce company standards, such as defining piping and tubing specifications and geometry definitions, as well as equipment catalog building.
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