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CAESAR II Statics: Quick Build Model

CAESAR II Statics: Quick Build Model Video Five
(Reference Video: C2_S_Quick_Build_V5)

1. You should have your model looking like the image below. We are going to be working with the
long run, which is the yellow highlighted section and the current element.

We want to break the long element to drop in support points along the run.

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and then click Classic Piping Input to see that the yellow pipe is the current element at 40 to 50.PipingDesignOnline Video Training CAESAR II Statics: Quick Build Model 2. Select the long run to highlight the element. We have a series of buttons here to manipulate our existing data. LLC . We are trying to take advantage of the repetition in this model. Delete the current element We have Insert An Element-either before or after the current element Break The Current Element is what we want. Click to see the plot and the data. We are looking at the 102 M long run. 3. so we do not have to trot along this piping system from one node to the next. What we want to use is the Break command. 4. 42 Copyright© 2015 All Rights Reserved CAD Training Technologies. We want to break this long element into 17 equal elements.

so we are going to use the Insert Multiple Nodes option.PipingDesignOnline Video Training CAESAR II Statics: Quick Build Model 5. Click Insert Multiple Nodes to activate the bottom section of cells. 43 Copyright© 2015 All Rights Reserved CAD Training Technologies. 8. 7. Click Break. there are two ways to do that. The Break command has two different areas. We have the top area if I want to add a single node on the run. all equally spaced along the run. LLC . We want to put in multiple nodes in the model. add one more node. These radio buttons control the single node and multiple node options. or more nodes. When you want to add extra nodes. 6. a single node anywhere along the run. 9. I can use the bottom part of the screen if I want to add several nodes.

This automatically places it at the middle of the run making this a very useful tool. so the node step does not work for this situation. However. I can use a Node Step. the nodes are all equally spaced. Select another point on the screen such as the Node Step box. my smallest node step is one. 16. Alternatively. 13. You can either specify the total number you want to break this into-.I want to break the 102 M long run into x number of elements 11. When I select elsewhere on the screen CAESAR II automatically inserts the Node Step. When we use the multiple node information. I want 17. 42. Using the Node Step is not going to help us. If I wanted to put a node in the mid span of a run between two supports. I could put 41. 15. 18. because I counted 17 bays between those vents. 44 Copyright© 2015 All Rights Reserved CAD Training Technologies. 17. I can use multiple insert and break it into two. This is exactly what we want. If I say 40 to 50. we see that the length of each element is 6M. and up to 50. 14. We use the Length of each element option to make sure that we got the right count. That can break this one element into 10 elements. 12. LLC . 43. Type 17 in the Total Number of Break Elements box.PipingDesignOnline Video Training CAESAR II Statics: Quick Build Model 10. The Node Step came out as zero because CASEAR II could not give a node step that fit between the nodes evenly. It also automatically inserts the Length of each element. because the node step references the From and To node of the element.

I did not have to go around by hand and add these extra restraints. Type 40 in the Get Support From Node. 41. we put in the restraints at node 40 and at node 50. Zoom in to see all the restraints in the model. LLC . 42. We want to duplicate them at every support. which are very important. 20.PipingDesignOnline Video Training CAESAR II Statics: Quick Build Model 19. If you recall. 45 Copyright© 2015 All Rights Reserved CAD Training Technologies. since we used 50 in the model. CAESAR II now gives us all these extra nodes. 43 and just keeps on going. that it has to skip over 50. We now need to take care of our support nodes. 21. and then we get to 50. Click OK. What if it is at 40? I want to use it at all of these new nodes. It goes by ones from 40. 23. 22. however. Notice. There are 17 new elements in the model. The nodes keep on going one node at a time in sequence to 57.

We are going to add a loop after the second support. So. we are going to build it at the right point. You can see here a different picture of the same thing. then at the fourth. When we build the loops.PipingDesignOnline Video Training CAESAR II Statics: Quick Build Model 24. Zoom in. it is the second full bay The fourth after that One Two Three One The sixth Two Three Four Five 25. then at the sixth. but we still have to drop in three expansion loops. Here we are coming down There is node 40 That is node 41 46 Copyright© 2015 All Rights Reserved CAD Training Technologies. LLC . 26. Now. we want to use the Insert command. The loops are at the second. This is the layout of this line.

It is OK to be like that. 29. 47 Copyright© 2015 All Rights Reserved CAD Training Technologies. but I want to be able to use sequential numbers. but let us look at it a different way. and back. I want to put in this loop in the model so that it is after 41. Zoom to see the entire model.PipingDesignOnline Video Training CAESAR II Statics: Quick Build Model 27. We are calling this 41. We are going to have to add the pipe up. over. LLC . We are going to be out of sequence. 28.

to select a group of elements. LLC . 48 Copyright© 2015 All Rights Reserved CAD Training Technologies. We want to select a group of elements. We have an arrow with a box behind it. Click Select Group. Select the whole model by clicking. We want to select the entire model. There are two options to select components in CAESAR II: • • We have an arrow to select an individual element.PipingDesignOnline Video Training CAESAR II Statics: Quick Build Model 30. and then dragging the blue box around the entire model.

Invert. and then click OK. Get your model to this point. We now have nice clean numbering in our model.PipingDesignOnline Video Training CAESAR II Statics: Quick Build Model 31. You can also navigate to Global > Nodes. Renumber. Duplicate. then type 10 in the Node Increment box to increment by tens. 33. We now want to use the Renumber command. Type 10 in the Start Node box to start from node 10. We want to drop the first loop in between 50 and 60. Delete. 32. There is a list of buttons to the right to Rotate. and we can continue with the loops. 35. 34. What used to be node 41 is now node 50. 49 Copyright© 2015 All Rights Reserved CAD Training Technologies. select Renumber in the Block Renumber dialog box. and Change sequence. I want to Renumber. LLC . Then.