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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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