Variable Height and Length Pipe Shoe

Posted by: vmm3ndoza

Variable Height and Length Pipe Shoe - 01/15/18 08:48 PM

Our company's pipe support standard only specifies minimum and maximum values for pipe shoe height and length (particularly for pipe shoe whose height varies with pipe insulation thickness). Is it possible to create such kind of support in CADWorx? I tried using -1 value in the height and length parameters but it interprets the value as actual shoe dimensions.
Does variable dimension input work only in rods and pipe stanchions???
Posted by: Ray_Delaforce

Re: Variable Height and Length Pipe Shoe - 01/25/18 11:17 AM

Hello vmm3ndoza,

I am not too familiar with pipe shoes for piping. I have asked someone more knowledgeable than myself to try and answer this question. I hope to get back to you soon.
Posted by: Vanman

Re: Variable Height and Length Pipe Shoe - 01/26/18 12:21 AM

Yes this is possible, but you need to create Pipe Support Assembly by making use of 2 plate components.

You will then be able to specify the lengths for each plate to suite your design.
Posted by: Ray_Delaforce

Re: Variable Height and Length Pipe Shoe - 01/26/18 07:28 AM

Hello Hello vmm3ndoza,

I received a response from a colleague as follows:

2018 supports variable length pipe shoes, not the prior versions. Even in case of insulation, user will want the shoe to weld to the actual pipeā€¦ but the shoe height would need to be larger. 2018 you can specify the variable height during placement or using the grip after placement if the data table WEBHEIGHT value is set -1).
Posted by: vmm3ndoza

Re: Variable Height and Length Pipe Shoe - 02/05/18 06:57 PM

Originally Posted By: Vanman
Yes this is possible, but you need to create Pipe Support Assembly by making use of 2 plate components.

You will then be able to specify the lengths for each plate to suite your design.


Hi Vanman,

Thank you very much for the confirmation. Will definitely try your suggestion.
Posted by: vmm3ndoza

Re: Variable Height and Length Pipe Shoe - 02/05/18 07:06 PM

Hello Ray,

That's good to hear. We really need that development because our company has multiple types of shoes for a wide range of sizes. Thank you very much for this information. Please extend my thanks to your colleague, too. We will upgrade to 2018 soon.