LiveWorx 2017 Ignite Talk: "Creo Spec-Driven Piping - Powered by CadActive"
This video provides an overview of the benefits of Spec-Driven Piping and how RsysConfig can put the power of Spec-Driven Piping into your team's hands.
Benefits of Spec-Driven Piping
If you are modeling pipes in Creo Parametric, you should be using Spec-Driven Piping. This video demonstrates how this free extension within Creo's Piping module can streamline your design efforts by helping you generate piping models at least 400% faster (seriously!) and reducing iterations by eliminating errors.
RsysConfig: Spec-Driven Piping Made Easy
Despite the significant benefits, most organizations fail to take advantage of Spec-Driven Piping because of the complexity associated with its deployment and data management. This video introduces RsysConfig - a new web-based interface by CadActive that allows users to create and define their Spec-Driven Piping configuration. Also, see how quick and easy it is to migrate your existing spec-driven data from Creo 2 or 3 to the new file formats in Creo 4!
AutoRouting : Flexible Piping (Hoses)
In this video, new functionality in the AutoRouting tool allows the user to automatically generate "Hose" lines based on where they click the "From" and "To" Coordinate Systems along with a Linestock .stk file. "From Model" AutoRouting is practical when a schematic file is not available or if a user only needs to create/modify a few pipes, and still yields a 600% increase in routing productivity.
AutoAssemble - Schematic-Driven Connector Placement
In this video, you can watch CadActive’s automation at work streamlining cabling tasks in an electronics cabinet. AutoInterface transfers the harness and coax connector port locations from the components to the wiring assembly. Then using a schematic data file, AutoAssemble bulk loads, assembles, and designates all connectors in one automated error-free step; you can avoid the time-consuming task doing this one connector at a time. Then initial routes are automatically routed in Creo Cabling.
In this video, our auto-routed Piping tool automatically generates first-run pipelines based on input exported from a schematic. In this example, a set of waveguide runs within a satellite payload is modeled in one step. AutoPiping gives you the power to automatically create initial pipe runs in bulk, whether they are rectangular or circular. As long as the linestock and connectivity are correct in your schematic, the resulting model will be error-free and ready for optimization.
AutoPiping (Semi-Rigid Cabling)
In this video, our auto-routed Piping tool automatically generates initial "Semi-Rigid Coax" lines based on an NWF file exported from a schematic, similar to the AutoPiping video above. In this example, a large number of semi-rigid coax cables within a satellite payload are modeled using Spec-Driven Piping in one automated step.
Full Process Automation Example
This video is a comprehensive demo that highlights the benefits of AutoInterface (Publish and Copy Geometry automation) along with AutoAssemble (loads, assembles, and designates connectors in bulk). The video concludes with AutoPiping (automatic routing of Piping and Semi-Rigid Cabling) using an input file from a schematic - currently a PTC Neutral Wire List (".nwf") file, but this can be changed to fit your processes.