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

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

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

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

We are going to add a loop after the second support. 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. Now. then at the fourth. then at the sixth. Zoom in. it is the second full bay The fourth after that One Two Three One The sixth Two Three Four Five 25. LLC . So. we want to use the Insert command. This is the layout of this line. we are going to build it at the right point. When we build the loops. but we still have to drop in three expansion loops.PipingDesignOnline Video Training CAESAR II Statics: Quick Build Model 24. The loops are at the second.

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

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

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