It is very difficult to create pipe model since no pipe module, but Pipe is widely use in air conditioner, calfdozer, car and etc product.
I also agree that a piping module is an obvious omission from the suite, and would be well received.
However, I believe that a PTC partner "Klietsch" do an excellent pipe module (SolidPipe) that integrates well into model and Model Manager... worth a look:-
It's not nearly as amazing as the SolidPipe above, but how close does the Piping tool in the Integration Kit meet your needs?
We using the Klietsch software successfuly since 2001. We create pipes and flexible tupes with Pipe Bending Assistant. We use the Part Assistant for the hydraulic parts.
I have previously suggested (in person to CoCreate staff) to enhance the Cabling Module to do piping. It has a lot of the fancier auto-routing organization already in there. I all it would need is some additional parameter tables for pipes and ducts, some rules about how to put pieces together, and possibly for maintaining pressure (narrowing of pipes farther from the source). If the cabling module methods for defining pipe routes could be used, and the input/output pin concept translated to input/output pipe, it might not be too hard. You can practically use it already for modeling flexible pipes ether using manually created 3D curves or the auto-routing methods.
Where can I buy solidpipe? From partner "Klietsch"? It seems I cannot buy it from PTC .
Hi Lingxiang, you should be able to get it direct from them:
Information from PTC GS guy, Creo Elements/Direct Modeling (Cocreate) is nearly retired soon, in June/2014 will release V19.0, as I test, few enhancements is added into V19.0. 2015 next will release V20.0, V20 or V21 may be the last version of Creo Elements/Direct Modeling (Cocreate). The replacement of Creo Elements/Direct Modeling (Cocreate) is Creo Direct. So adding more enhancement into V19.0, 20.0 or 21.0 is impossible, just only so so version.
I met with PTC last month and there are plans to add enhancements to V20 and beyond; in fact, they review this list of product enhancement ideas to determine which to add.
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