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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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 the piping indicated below and then click Classic Piping Input. You can see the element selected. The box in the image indicates that this is used to select a group. on the plot. 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.3. You can select a single element. . an element that you wish to learn more about by looking at the input. How do you select a group of elements graphically? We use the Select commands. 5. Select Element is a very easy way to identify. Click Classic Piping Input to see the element is element 1360 to 1370. Click Single Element and then select the element as indicated below: 4.

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

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

Click OK. Remember. because there's no common node number between this new group and the existing system. As expected. So where is our new loop? Well the loop was duplicated. the loop inserted at the beginning of the system.400. so we're going to add 1000 to the next set to get. or it's going to be somewhere down the line. Now it's going to go to 2. 16. because that's the origin. and then click to display the Elements list at the bottom. but we have a bigger model. Our largest node inside the blocks is 1. Click Zoom Extents. However. Click Classic Piping Input. . 14. if there is no node to match. and so it is going to be at the beginning. Type 1000 in the Node Increment box. 15.13. if we turn the element list back on the data is at the bottom of the list. we added 1000 to get to this loop in the model. This loop appears in the beginning of the model.400. 17.

We move the cursor up to the row above 150 to 160. because we were duplicating 90 to 100.18. Click Elements. Look at the bottom of the list to see the new loop 1. Use the up arrow key to move the dotted box around 36 to box 26. 21.090 to 1. duplicate it again and drop it.100. So we have changed our insertion point to 140 to 150. 20. right there at row 26 which is 140 to 150. Right-click the highlighted block. We can. at this point. 19. Our issue now is that we need to push this back to where it belongs in our model. and then navigate to Block Operation > Change Sequence. .

row 33 is 1.090. You receive a crosshair.What this does is basically move the block to a new location. Click Follow. Let's button up some of these details. We can either have the block Follow an element or Precede an element. 150. and you should see the block move up below 26.100. Click OK for the Global Coordinates. Type 150 in the From Node column for row 27. but instead. 24. Using this crosshair we just click on the row we want to follow. Click row 26. and at row 34 is that other element that we will eventually delete. 25. 26. which is 140 to 150. Row 27 Is 1. 22. Row 27 is not 1090. 23. So as you can see it moved below row 26. .

we have to come in and delete an element. out here. but those are not changing this node. 29. If you use a re-number command and it changes these numbers. This one is the one between 150 and 160. 150. Just like we did in the other cases. 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. Let’s go to the Classic Piping Input to change instead. But we're doing this one by hand. That's the nice thing of using these commands in CAESAR II.27. We want to change this element to end at 160. Type 160 in the To box. Click Classic Piping Input. the Node box for the +Y support. Click Classic Input. as well. and the Node box for the Guide support. . is going on at 150? We have our elbow at these extra nodes. respectively. Notice that 1100 already has restraints and it is up to us to change the restrains to 160. so we added that in there. it'll automatically update these. that line What else 2.350. with affected by Piping Extra nodes at 2350 28.

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

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