You can assign weight to piping, pipe supports, equipment, and structure. Weights are included in the Spec, or set in the
model using the Properties Palette or Data Manager.
After you assign weight, you can then enable live COG, or take a COG snapshot.
Pipe (tubing) weights are specified as linear weight (for example: or LBS/FT or KG/M).
Units from a piping spec are converted to project units. For example, if the spec and catalog units are in LBS or LBS/FT they
are converted to KG and KG/M in a metric project. Weights in the properties palette or Data Manager alway display in project
To specify weight in non-project units, you can use the Spec Editor.
You can display the COG and total weight of selected objects in the model.
If all selected components have the same line number, COG and weight display in the properties palette for the entire Process
You can add a COG snapshot glyph to the model. If you hover over the COG snapshot glyph, COG coordinate and weight displays
in a rollover tooltip.
You can select and delete a COG snapshot glyph, but you cannot move or edit the snapshot.
You can display the COG and total weight in a report.
You can create COG and Weight reports directly from the 3D model. Report Creator must be installed to create COG reports.
Live COG Validation
If live COG is enabled and you select a Plant object that does not have weight, a validation window displays to identify the
components that are missing weight. Live COG validation is not enabled if no selected component has weight.
Plant objects are identified by tag in the validation window. An ID number (PnPID) is used if a tag is not set.
You can enable and disable validation ( plantcogvalidationswitch ).