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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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Select the long run to highlight the element. 3. We want to break this long element into 17 equal elements. 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. We are looking at the 102 M long run. Click to see the plot and the data. LLC . 42 Copyright© 2015 All Rights Reserved CAD Training Technologies. 4. We are trying to take advantage of the repetition in this model. and then click Classic Piping Input to see that the yellow pipe is the current element at 40 to 50. Delete the current element We have Insert An Element-either before or after the current element Break The Current Element is what we want.PipingDesignOnline Video Training CAESAR II Statics: Quick Build Model 2. We have a series of buttons here to manipulate our existing data.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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