SOLIDWORKS Pipe Nipples that is! This is a safe for work blog after all.
Another requested feature among those folks who use the Pipe & Tube Routing functionality within SOLIDWORKS has been the inclusion of Pipe Nipples in order to connect two fittings within a route assembly.
Our apologies for those who stumbled upon this article while searching for something else entirely, just to clarify: a Pipe Nipple is a short length of pipe with a male NPT thread at both ends.
SOLIDWORKS Pipe Nipples available
The routing component wizard now has built-in support for the creation of the following:
- Barrel Nipples
- Hex Nipples
- Close Nipples
- Weld Nipples
- Hose Nipples
The included pipe nipples are fully featured with multiple configurations which drive a range of sizes from 1/8″ up to 12″ in some cases. Route Points and Connection Points are also included so that the Nipples can be dropped into the desired assembly with full routing functionality.
Now you can have fun explaining to your significant other how you have enjoyed playing with new (pipe) nipples today!
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