SOLIDWORKS Pipe and Tube Routing

SOLIDWORKS Instructor Led Training

The SOLIDWORKS Pipe and Tube Routing course explains how to create, edit and manage pipe and tube routes, from the critical routing components and their design requirements to the sub-assemblies that contain the routes.


Course details and prerequisites:

Take In-class: 2 Days
OR Online: 4 Days (4 hours/day)
Type: Instructor Led

Level: Intermediate


After the training you will be able to:
  • Create routed systems for pipe and tube applications
  • Create your own library parts which can be dragged and dropped into your pipe and tube routes
  • Create drawings of your routed systems with route information added


Course Outline


  • About This Course
  • Windows® 7
  • Use of Color

Lesson 1: Fundamentals of Routing

  • What is Routing?
  • Routing Setup
  • Routing Library Manager
  • General Routing Settings

Lesson 2: Piping Routes

  • Pipes and Piping Components
  • Routing Assembly Templates
  • Creating a Piping Route
  • Auto Route
  • Route Specification Templates
  • Editing a Route

Lesson 3: Piping Fittings

  • Drag and Drop a Fitting
  • Creating Custom Fittings

Lesson 4: Tubing Routes

  • Tubes and Tubing Components
  • Flexible Tubing with Auto Route
  • Orthogonal Tubing Routes with Auto Route
  • Bend and Spline Errors
  • Starting a Tube Route On the Fly
  • Repairing Bend Errors
  • Tubing Drawings

Lesson 5: Piping and Tubing Changes

  • Pipe Penetrations
  • Flange to Flange Connections
  • Pipe Spools
  • Copying Routes
  • Editing Piping Routes
  • Editing for Obstructions
  • Piping Drawings

Lesson 6: Creating Routing Components 

  • Routing Library Parts 
  • Libraries 
  • Creating Routing Library Parts 
  • Routing Library Manager 
  • Pipe and Tube Components 
  • Fitting Components 
  • Routing Functionality Points 
  • Routing Geometry 
  • Part Validity Check 
  • Design Table Check 
  • Component Attributes 
  • Elbow Components 
  • Multi-Body Components 
  • Equipment 
  • Assembly Fittings

Lesson 7: Using P&ID Files

  • Piping and Instrumentation
  • Adding a Pipe
  • Pipe with Multiple Lines
  • Pipes with In-line Fittings
  • Process Drawings

Lesson 8: Piping Skids

  • Piping Skids
  • Grid System Feature
  • Weldments
  • Walk-through Animations
  • Avatar Paths

Lesson 9: Using SOLIDWORKS Content

  • Using SOLIDWORKS Content

Appendix A: Review Section

  • Review of Configurations
  • A Note About File References
  • Design Tables
  • Review of Top Down Design
  • Editing Options
  • Review of Design Library Task Pane
  • Review of 3D Sketching