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    TUBE Modelling Software for 6.3mm OD SS tube.

    can any body tell me which software is used for the modelling of Instrumentation and control TUBES. i want to design a lab scale equipment which uses the 6.3 mm SS OD tubes and its related Fittings. I tried Autocad plant 3d and bentlay Auto-plant but i cant model it. If anyone know about proper software package which can be used for stated work then please tell me

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    These two softwares you mentioned should be good enough for your need* though Autocad plant 3D is recent and there are reportedly some overlooks in the current launch . Then there is Cadworx plant* PDS* PDMS etc for high end users . Autodesk Inventor suite has got a good cale and harness* piping tubing module . If you did not have formal training you might be feeling frustrated* but dont give up keep trying to learn.I personally suggest inventor due to my own reasons.

    Good luck

    Venugopal

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    Actually i tried but the AUTOPLANT AND AUTOCAD PLANT 3D dont have the data base for the tubes (Typically threded 6.3 mmOD or similar). i watched some of the videos of inventor and myself using Solidworks but there is a problem that no plugin for the Equipments. is that the same with Inventor? i mean in Plant 3D or atuoplant* we just click the pump add some basic dimention and rest is automaticlly drawn. whats about Inventor?

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    Actually i tried but the AUTOPLANT AND AUTOCAD PLANT 3D dont have the data base for the tubes (Typically threded 6.3 mmOD or similar). i watched some of the videos of inventor and myself using Solidworks but there is a problem that no plugin for the Equipments. is that the same with Inventor? i mean in Plant 3D or atuoplant* we just click the pump add some basic dimention and rest is automaticlly drawn. whats about Inventor?

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    One of the big difference between inventor(/solid works) and the other plant design software (PDS) such as cadworx* autoplant * autodesk plant 3D is that the former is a solid modelling software. the PDS softwares are surface modelling softwares.
    In inventor you do not have the ease of making tanks* vessels * pumps the way you do in PDS* but in inventor you can make parametric models and after saving the models as blocks you can create any size and any shape by changing paprameters.
    I haven't checked whether 1/4 " tube is included in the PDS libraries* so I might have been incorrect in guessing that you can do it PDS.
    If you have experience in solidworx you might find it easy to work with inventor * but in inventor the file size will be too large* you need good patience to model a plant .
    If your requirement is to learn * then just learn the hard way* try fail* try again etc.
    Better find a guru or join some training institute
    If your requirement is for a commercial on going project my advise is dont meddle with your in experience* assign it to a professional

    Hope you wont take offence to my frank advise* wish you the best

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    Venugopal

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    Dear Venugopal * thanks for your such a nice comments. i actually developing a lab scle ewuipment and i need to add such small size tubing. I can model it in Autoplant but i want some drag drop software with have the basic spec of the tubing.

    Thanks again

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    You may try specs editor in autocad Plant 3D

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    venugopal

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