CAESAR II Statics: Quick Build Model Video Eight

(Reference Video: C2_S_Quick_Build_V8)

1. We have loop one, and loop two and we need to insert the third loop, which is going to come in
around the section indicated below down here between nodes 150 and 160. So, you have 50
to 69, 90 to 100, and then 150 to 160.

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90
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150

160

2. We want to drop in the loop the same way we did it before, except we are going to do this one
graphically.
Roll your mouse wheel to zoom in. This group of elements is the ones we want to duplicate.

Click Classic Piping Input to see the element is element 1360 to 1370.3. You can see the element selected. on the plot. You can select a single element. We have two selection options we can choose from: • One is an arrow without a box behind it called Select Element • The second one has an arrow with a box behind it called Select Group. The box in the image indicates that this is used to select a group. Click Single Element and then select the element as indicated below: 4. 5. Select Element is a very easy way to identify. . Select the piping indicated below and then click Classic Piping Input. How do you select a group of elements graphically? We use the Select commands. an element that you wish to learn more about by looking at the input.

We now have our group of elements. We however. but not too many elements. Click and drag the mouse to select the elements as indicated below: 9. It does not matter whether you go left to right. or right to left. SHIFT-click and select the element as indicated below: Notice in the images to the left that the section between the elbow and the restraint is not highlighted until after the SHIFT Click 10. I can also shift-click other elements. 7. We have a group defined.6. because if I select a group. I want to select all the elements. We are not in a great position to select a group now. 8. want to select a group. so we shift click on the piece of pipe. . I draw a box around it. Click Select Group. We need one more element in the drawing.

but we can use the following options to do what we need to do: 12. Click Duplicate. We want to duplicate this loop. Missing the other two selections that are available in the List feature Only able to insert the new block of data At End of Input . Right now. but it does not have the other two selections. We see that same Block Duplicate window. when we do this block duplicate. because it gives us that extra flexibility. This is why it is preferable to use the List function. Notice that we do not have all the node numbers available that we saw in the list option. the only place CAESAR II can place the new block of data is at the end of the input.11.

Click Classic Piping Input. if there is no node to match. because there's no common node number between this new group and the existing system. or it's going to be somewhere down the line.13. the loop inserted at the beginning of the system. As expected. and then click to display the Elements list at the bottom. 15. This loop appears in the beginning of the model. . 17. Our largest node inside the blocks is 1. Remember. because that's the origin. 14. However. Now it's going to go to 2. 16. Type 1000 in the Node Increment box.400. we added 1000 to get to this loop in the model. So where is our new loop? Well the loop was duplicated. Click Zoom Extents. so we're going to add 1000 to the next set to get. and so it is going to be at the beginning.400. but we have a bigger model. if we turn the element list back on the data is at the bottom of the list. Click OK.

21. because we were duplicating 90 to 100. Right-click the highlighted block. Click Elements. Use the up arrow key to move the dotted box around 36 to box 26.090 to 1. right there at row 26 which is 140 to 150. We move the cursor up to the row above 150 to 160. Our issue now is that we need to push this back to where it belongs in our model.100. duplicate it again and drop it. So we have changed our insertion point to 140 to 150. 19. 20. and then navigate to Block Operation > Change Sequence. at this point. Look at the bottom of the list to see the new loop 1.18. We can. .

Using this crosshair we just click on the row we want to follow. but instead.090. .100. Let's button up some of these details. Row 27 is not 1090. row 33 is 1. Row 27 Is 1.What this does is basically move the block to a new location. We can either have the block Follow an element or Precede an element. Click Follow. 150. and at row 34 is that other element that we will eventually delete. Click row 26. So as you can see it moved below row 26. 25. Click OK for the Global Coordinates. 26. You receive a crosshair. 24. Type 150 in the From Node column for row 27. 23. which is 140 to 150. 22. and you should see the block move up below 26.

that line What else 2. Let’s go to the Classic Piping Input to change instead. as well.27. If you use a re-number command and it changes these numbers. Click Classic Piping Input.350. But we're doing this one by hand. Click 1100 to look at the other end and that one should be 160. Make sure that we don't have any data on that we should change nodes. That's the nice thing of using these commands in CAESAR II. out here. . Just like we did in the other cases. Notice that 1100 already has restraints and it is up to us to change the restrains to 160. it'll automatically update these. so we added that in there. Click Classic Input. Type 160 in the To box. 150. respectively. 29. with affected by Piping Extra nodes at 2350 28. we have to come in and delete an element. the Node box for the +Y support. and the Node box for the Guide support. but those are not changing this node. We want to change this element to end at 160. is going on at 150? We have our elbow at these extra nodes. This one is the one between 150 and 160.

That looks about right. Close the windows and use the mouse wheel to scroll out and review the model. We now have our model with the three loops. it's already highlighted. Click Yes to delete the element. 33. Also we could select it with the Select Element tool. . 31. 32. but let’s quickly look at it and make sure it makes some sense. Since it is already highlighted let’s just use the Delete command. We are not done with this model. Click Delete.30. We could also do this graphically. Select Row 34.

one of us might be wrong.162N. we are not going to run the model. Click Start Run to run an error check and make sure we didn't cause any errors in this work. or warnings. We just have this one note. If our numbers don't match. We are just running the error check. and we can continue. So get your model to this point. my total dead weight of the system right now is 119. 35. In the next session we are going to change the loop size in the second and third loops. 36. For your information. We can see that there a not any errors. . With that. we can then go to one more step where we are going to finish it out.34. and we are going to add some extra restraints. the center of gravity report.