SOLIDWORKS Pipe & Tube Routing

Learn how to create routes and routing components

Training Course Contents

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.

Pipe skids and weldments are also briefly covered along with creating walkthrough animations of your pipe assemblies and plant.

This training course will help you 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 Info at a glance

Duration 2 Days (7 hours/day)

Practical Hands-on Training

Intermediate/Advanced Level

Course Preview

Take a look at some of the models you will be creating during the course

Requirements & Benefits


At least 1 month using software

Able to take time out for training

Features Targeted

Using Auto Route & Fittings

Multi-Body Components 

Elbow Components & Fittings

Skills you will acquire

Pipe or Tube Route Production

Able to create P&ID Drawings

Create Piping Skids & Animations

SOLIDWORKS Pipe Routing Lessons

The following lessons are included in the course

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


"The SOLIDWORKS Pipe Routing course hands-on exercises helped to reinforce the content."

— Alexander Brunato, Air Solutions

"The course provided the most relevant knowledge for what we do at work."

— Quentin Foran, Air Solutions

Training Methods

Choose from three different training methods available to you

SOLIDWORKS Group Training

Group/Public Training

Receive SOLIDWORKS training as a group in a traditional classroom environment.

Classes can be taken in one of our 12 training locations across Canada using SOLIDWORKS approved training content and methodologies.

  • Cost effective training method.
  • Leave the office to concentrate on learning.
  • Learn more through group questions and feedback.
SOLIDWORKS Online Training

Live Online Training

With our online training you will experience an interactive learning environment where you can give feedback, gain access to the SOLIDWORKS training files and get time to work on training exercises.

  • Online courses are typically half day sessions.
  • More effective than video based training, with recorded videos learners are often not as focused on the training and skip exercises.
SOLIDWORKS Onsite Training

Onsite at your location

Receive training at your place of work. This style of flexible training is perfect for teams or individuals who are faced with a specific challenge and require personalized courses with on-the-job coaching.

  • Use our state-of-the-art mobile classroom at your facility.
  • Bring your team up to a consistent level of knowledge by having them take the same training at the same time.
  • Benefit from flexible scheduling options.

Upcoming Classes

Choose a SOLIDWORKS Pipe and Tube Routing class from the list below

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    Wednesday, 7th August, 20242 Days (7 hours/day)OnlineGet a Quote
    Wednesday, 18th September, 20242 Days (7 hours/day)OnlineGet a Quote
    Wednesday, 20th November, 20242 Days (7 hours/day)OnlineGet a Quote

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