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.

Select Element is a very easy way to identify. How do you select a group of elements graphically? We use the Select commands.3. 5. Select the piping indicated below and then click Classic Piping Input. 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. You can see the element selected. . on the plot. You can select a single element. Click Classic Piping Input to see the element is element 1360 to 1370. an element that you wish to learn more about by looking at the input.

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

We want to duplicate this loop. This is why it is preferable to use the List function. when we do this block duplicate. Click Duplicate. We see that same Block Duplicate window. 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 . but it does not have the other two selections. because it gives us that extra flexibility. Right now. but we can use the following options to do what we need to do: 12.11. 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.

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

at this point. and then navigate to Block Operation > Change Sequence. So we have changed our insertion point to 140 to 150. 21. We move the cursor up to the row above 150 to 160.18. . Look at the bottom of the list to see the new loop 1. Click Elements. duplicate it again and drop it. Use the up arrow key to move the dotted box around 36 to box 26. Our issue now is that we need to push this back to where it belongs in our model. 19. right there at row 26 which is 140 to 150. because we were duplicating 90 to 100.100. Right-click the highlighted block.090 to 1. We can. 20.

Type 150 in the From Node column for row 27. Let's button up some of these details. .What this does is basically move the block to a new location. Click row 26. 24. 23. Row 27 is not 1090. So as you can see it moved below row 26. Click OK for the Global Coordinates. but instead. 26. row 33 is 1. 25. Using this crosshair we just click on the row we want to follow.100.090. which is 140 to 150. Click Follow. 22. We can either have the block Follow an element or Precede an element. Row 27 Is 1. and you should see the block move up below 26. 150. You receive a crosshair. and at row 34 is that other element that we will eventually delete.

Notice that 1100 already has restraints and it is up to us to change the restrains to 160. This one is the one between 150 and 160. that line What else 2. so we added that in there. is going on at 150? We have our elbow at these extra nodes. Click Classic Piping Input. out here. we have to come in and delete an element. But we're doing this one by hand. Click 1100 to look at the other end and that one should be 160. as well. it'll automatically update these. Just like we did in the other cases. Make sure that we don't have any data on that we should change nodes. 29. That's the nice thing of using these commands in CAESAR II. Type 160 in the To box.350. and the Node box for the Guide support. . respectively. Let’s go to the Classic Piping Input to change instead. but those are not changing this node. 150. Click Classic Input. the Node box for the +Y support. We want to change this element to end at 160.27. If you use a re-number command and it changes these numbers. with affected by Piping Extra nodes at 2350 28.

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

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