are several ways to apply a slope to piping:
can apply a small slope value using the slope settings on the Option
Bar while drawing piping.
can use the slope controls associated with an existing pipe to apply
small slope values or adjust the slope for specific pipe segments.
can use the slope editor to apply slope to an entire system or portions
of a system.
can apply large slope values by drawing piping at the desired angle
in a section view or an elevation view.
the Slope Editor to apply a slope to an entire system or to specific
portions of a system. When applying large slope values, it is often
easier to draw the piping at the desired angle in a section view
or an elevation view. See
Using the Slope Editor
slope while drawing a pipe
Use the slope settings available from the Options
Bar to specify the slope as you draw horizontal pipe in a view.
This method is typically used to specify small slopes.
the Project Browser, expand Views (all)Floor Plans and
double click a view for the piping system.
Home tabPlumbing & Piping panel (Pipe).
the Type Selector, select a pipe type for the piping that you want
the Place Pipe tabPlacement Tools panel, select placement options.
the Options Bar, specify the
Size, Offset, and Slope.
the drawing area, click to specify a starting point for the pipe.
The starting point is also the reference end
for the slope that is applied. When a positive slope is specified,
the reference end is lower than the endpoint. Specifying a negative
slope places the endpoint below the reference end (starting point).
to extend the pipe, and click again to specify the endpoint for
The sloped pipe is added in the drawing area.
pipe controls to add slope to a non-sloped pipe
Modify the elevation controls that display when
a pipe segment is selected in the view to apply a small slope to
a pipe segment in the view.
the elevation control at either end of the pipe, type a value for
the offset that is higher or lower than the original value, and
Slope value and reference controls are added
at the midpoint of the pipe segment. The slope reference control
points toward the reference end for the slope, which is the start
point that was used when the original pipe was drawn. The reference
end remains at its current elevation when the value for the slope
pipe controls to adjust an existing sloped pipe
Modify the controls that display when a pipe
segment is selected in the view to adjust an existing slope.
a pipe segment in the view.
the slope value control at the midpoint for the pipe, type a value
for the new slope, and press Enter.
Toggle the reference end
The slope control points toward the reference
end for the slope, which is the start point that was used when the
original pipe was drawn.
the slope reference control to toggle the reference end for the
The reference end remains at its current elevation
when the value for the slope is changed.