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Pipes are drawing elements that help you more exactly replicate a structure and show how your design with work with and around its attributes.  When you first click and drag a Pipe onto a drawing, it is sold and looks more like a rod than a Pipe. Use the Shape Data dialog to enter the Pipe's inside diameter and out side diameter, which will produce the empty Pipe and the Pipe's thickness. You can also configure any Pipe's length, start elevation, end elevation and segment.

You can also use this dialog to create elbows and perfectly vertical Pipes.

This article contains the following:

Creating a Vertical Pipe

Avontus Designer makes it easy to create a vertical Pipe for use in any drawing.

To create a vertical Pipe:

1. Click the Pipe object in the Shape palette and drag it onto the Drawing Page.

If you already have a Pipe that you want to make vertical, go to step 3.

2. Right-click the Pipe and select Properties from the menu that appears.

Note: You can also double-click the Pipe.

The Shape Data dialog appears.

3. Click in the Pipe projected length text field and enter zero (0).

4. Click in the Start elevation text field and enter the elevation at which you want the Pipe to start.

5. Click in the End elevation text field and enter the elevation at which you want the Pipe to end.

6 Click OK.

Avontus Designer refreshes, showing the Pipe as a line as long as the Pipe's diameter, which represents a Pipe of 0 length.

This is how the pipe appears while selected if you are using Visio 2019.

This is how the Pipe appears while selected if you are using Visio 2016.

 


This is how the Pipe appears while selected if you are using Visio 2013.

 


This is how the Pipe appears while deselected.

 

The 3D view shows the vertical Pipe.

Creating and Configuring an Elbow Pipe

When you need an elbow Pipe, Avontus Designer makes it easy to add one to a drawing, with the appropriate angle.

To create an elbow Pipe:

1. Click the Pipe object in the Shape palette and drag it onto the Drawing Page.

2. Right-click the Pipe and select Properties from the menu that appears.

Note: You can also double-click the Pipe.

The Shape Data dialog appears.

3. Click in the Pipe projected length text field and enter the length of the Pipe.

4. Enter diameter and elevation information as necessary.

5. Click the Pipe segment dropdown and select Elbow.

6. Click OK.

To determine the elbow angle:

a. Right-click the Pipe and select Properties from the menu that appears.

b. Click the Elbow Angle dropdown and select the appropriate angle. Your options are:

15 degrees

30 degrees

45 degrees

60 degrees

75 degrees 

90 degrees

c. Click OK.

The result should look something like this in 3D View.





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