|Time Required||30 minutes|
|Tutorial File Used||Connect to Content Center and access a read/write library. |
If no read/write library is available, the tutorial shows you how to create one.
To create a self-draining run, you first create a self-draining lines style, then create the run with that style active. Self-draining lines utilize fittings with bend or junction angles greater than 45 degrees, but less than 90, such as 88 degrees.
This tutorial is created for a single user environment with libraries stored in a Desktop Content location. If you are a member of a workgroup that shares libraries, you must be a library administrator and have editor permissions to perform library editing tasks. Also method for creating user libraries on the server is different than presented in this tutorial.
The examples in this tutorial use content based on several different standards. If your Content Center configuration does not contain the same library, read along without performing the steps, or use a similar part from a different library. For example, if the tutorial calls for a machine screw from the ISO standard, and your library contains only ANSI parts, substitute a similar screw from your ANSI library.
A standard Content Center library and a read/write library must be available to perform this exercise. You review your current Content Center configuration and create a user library.
The custom fitting is the definitive component in a self-draining style. The custom fitting determines the slope angle and is the functional difference between a self-draining style and a style that is not self-draining.
Notice that the green and blue vectors are not at right angles to the red vector. Relative to the red vector, the angle is 88 or 92 degrees, depending on how you measure. The custom fitting you specified in the self-draining style determines this angle.
Assume that the route must begin from the outlet located on the side of the tank - not from the outlet on the bottom of the tank.
Since this outlet axis is horizontal, the first segment of a self-draining route created directly from this outlet would not be sloped. This positioning would contradict the logic of a self-draining run and the route would be listed as Sick in the browser. First you add a fitting that provides a transition from the horizontal outlet axis to the route slope. For example, if the route slope angle is three degrees, first place a custom fitting with a bend of 177 degrees, like the following image.