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
100

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.

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. on the plot. Click Single Element and then select the element as indicated below: 4. 5. an element that you wish to learn more about by looking at the input. You can select a single element. How do you select a group of elements graphically? We use the Select commands. The box in the image indicates that this is used to select a group. . Select the piping indicated below and then click Classic Piping Input. You can see the element selected. Select Element is a very easy way to identify. Click Classic Piping Input to see the element is element 1360 to 1370.3.

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

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

Click OK. Our largest node inside the blocks is 1. if there is no node to match.13. we added 1000 to get to this loop in the model. 16. and so it is going to be at the beginning. This loop appears in the beginning of the model. So where is our new loop? Well the loop was duplicated. 17.400. Click Zoom Extents. . if we turn the element list back on the data is at the bottom of the list. and then click to display the Elements list at the bottom. Remember. Click Classic Piping Input. Type 1000 in the Node Increment box. or it's going to be somewhere down the line. so we're going to add 1000 to the next set to get. As expected. Now it's going to go to 2.400. because that's the origin. but we have a bigger model. 14. the loop inserted at the beginning of the system. 15. However. because there's no common node number between this new group and the existing system.

at this point.100. duplicate it again and drop it. Right-click the highlighted block. because we were duplicating 90 to 100. Use the up arrow key to move the dotted box around 36 to box 26. Click Elements. We move the cursor up to the row above 150 to 160. and then navigate to Block Operation > Change Sequence. 20. 19. right there at row 26 which is 140 to 150. We can.090 to 1. Look at the bottom of the list to see the new loop 1. Our issue now is that we need to push this back to where it belongs in our model.18. . So we have changed our insertion point to 140 to 150. 21.

So as you can see it moved below row 26. 23. 22. Let's button up some of these details. and at row 34 is that other element that we will eventually delete. .100.What this does is basically move the block to a new location. 25.090. which is 140 to 150. Row 27 Is 1. Click OK for the Global Coordinates. 150. We can either have the block Follow an element or Precede an element. Click Follow. 24. Using this crosshair we just click on the row we want to follow. Click row 26. but instead. row 33 is 1. You receive a crosshair. and you should see the block move up below 26. Type 150 in the From Node column for row 27. Row 27 is not 1090. 26.

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

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

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

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