Creates a connection between flow segments, such as pipes or HVAC ducts.
Accessing the Command
Quad Tab: Model
Ribbon: Home | Modify | Connect | FlowConnect
Toolbar: BIM Toolbar | BIM Connect
Select solids to connect: (Select one or more flow segments*.)
Entities in set 1:
Select solids to connect: (Select more flow segments* or press Enter.)
* When more than 2 flow segments are selected, the axes of the selected segments must be coplaner.
When multiple coplanar segments are selected, the connections are created.
When 2 non coplaner solids are selected:
Apply connection or switch to the next alternative [Switch] <Accept>: (Press Enter to accept the connection or press the Ctrl-key for alternative connection(s))
Switches between possible connections.
Alternatives for circular flow segments:
Alternatives for rectangular flow segments:
When the section of the selected flows is different, reducer elements are inserted.
The creation of bends and reducers is controlled by user preferences.
Displays a red axis of the profile.
|Allowed bend angles||
Defines which angles are used for MEP bends.
|Automatic connection:||If set, APPLYPROFILE and LINEARSOLID commands automatically create bends when creating multiple flow segments in the same same workflow.|
|Flow Fitting parameters||
These parameters control the creation of bends and reducers.
For each of the flow fitting parameter you can choose between a relative value (Profile Width Ratio) or an absolute value.
Drag - moves 3D solids perpendicular to a selected face by dragging that face. Optionally preserves connections to other solids.
BimStructuralConnect - connects structural profile solids such as beams and columns.
LConnect - creates an L-connection between solids.
TConnect - connects solid faces to other solids.