Drawing Sloped Pipes
 
 
 

There are several ways to apply a slope to piping:

NoteUse 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 and Pipe Controls.

Applying 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.

  1. In the Project Browser, expand Views (all)Floor Plans and double click a view for the piping system.
  2. Click Home tabPlumbing & Piping panel (Pipe).
  3. In the Type Selector, select a pipe type for the piping that you want to add.
  4. On the Place Pipe tabPlacement Tools panel, select placement options.
  5. On the Options Bar, specify the Size, Offset, and Slope.
  6. In 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).

  7. Drag to extend the pipe, and click again to specify the endpoint for the pipe.

    The sloped pipe is added in the drawing area.

Using 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 non-sloped pipe.

  1. Select a pipe segment in the view.
  2. Click 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 press Enter.

    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 is changed.

Using 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.

  1. Select a pipe segment in the view.
  2. Click 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.

  1. Click the slope reference control to toggle the reference end for the slope.

    The reference end remains at its current elevation when the value for the slope is changed.