# Thread: How to draw pipes... just pipes..

1. ## How to draw pipes... just pipes..

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hi all,

i am new to this forum.. and found the posts are really helpful.. basically i am a mech design fellow designing mech parts like coupling, brackets etc.. recently i am tasked to draw pipes.. just pipes with 2 or 3 bends at different angles / axis..

so ur assistance needed is in ..

(a) how to draw pipes with bend angles in 2d and dimension them..
(b) if possible, pl give some sample dwg files..

2. 2D? I'm assuming you'll be drawing a double line representation (showing the true O.D. of the pipe). Go find yourself some pipe fitting symbols to use. This will make the job of inserting things like elbows, tees, flanges, reducers, etc. much easier.

3. thanks... but is there any specific.. ?? and any help in 3d ..> ?

4. Specific what? Symbols?

Are you drawing in imperial or metric units?

3D? You'll need to develop or buy some 3D fittings and learn how to work in different planes by manipulating your UCS.

5. Originally Posted by abc_123
hi all,

i am new to this forum.. and found the posts are really helpful.. basically i am a mech design fellow designing mech parts like coupling, brackets etc.. recently i am tasked to draw pipes.. just pipes with 2 or 3 bends at different angles / axis..

so ur assistance needed is in ..

(a) how to draw pipes with bend angles in 2d and dimension them..
(b) if possible, pl give some sample dwg files..

abc_123,
Welcome.
I have many years experience in piping design and might be able to help you with your 2D (only) piping questions.

There is one change you need to make to to Pipe.LSP.
Change Line:
Code:
`"WN_2x150""SO_2.5x150""WN_2.5x150""SO_3x150""WN_3x150"`
To:
Code:
`"SO_2x150""WN_2x150""SO_2.5x150""WN_2.5x150""SO_3x150""WN_3x150"`
kramerO

6. Wouldn't it be helpful if we knew what units the OP will be using and what specs he/she will be following?

7. Great freebie program that does it for you:

8. Originally Posted by ReMark
Wouldn't it be helpful if we knew what units the OP will be using and what specs he/she will be following?
PIPE.LSP has option for Drawing Units (millimeters or inches).

9. HI ALL,

thanks 4 ur suggestions..i will soon (in 2 days) come up with a jpeg of the pipe which i would be drawing.. so that everyone can have a first hand knowledge..

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In the meantime, care to answer any of the questions above?

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