Hi All (and Jake),
We have a project that will be constructed in phases. The first phase includes mainline that will not be looped during the first phase. Due to this, as we size it, it will be larger than necessary after the second phase is completed. We will require the mainline to be 2" during the 1st phase. No problem. after taking out the two pieces of pipe that complete the loop on each side of phase 1, LandFX notices only the valves that are being constructed during phase 1. Great. All is good. Oops. Except when we go to size the pipe after connecting the second phase , LandFX sizes the entire loop again. Then the 2" mainline pipe in phase 1 is resized to 1-1/2". But that doesn't work. How would one suggest that we force the phase 1 pipe to maintain it's 2" size which will be necessary during phase 1. This will also reduce the friction calculations for phase 2 since the pipe is really oversized once the loop is completed. Hmmm. Two drawings? both inserted into the paper drawings and xclipped wont work since one can't size the phase 2 properly without connecting it to phase 1. I could force the pipe size to a velocity that would force the 2" pipe for phase 1, but then the phase 2 would be oversized too. . . . . Oh. I don't want to reinvent the wheel. Someone has already done this. Right? @CadMonkey? @Timothy Starkey? @Tom Lang? @Julie Riddle? Rob Streza? @Jake Lott? Jer?
Thanks in advance.
BTW, couldn't attach the JPG of the 75k file that I tried uploading: "The file Phases.jpg which you are attempting to upload is in an unsupported format."
BTW2, after I edited it I fixed a spelling error and tried to resubmit and the system detected my repost as SPAM. That's just messed up.