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Gas System Design

Exemplary Workflow – Gas System Design with AutoCAD / liNear CADinside

With the liNear solutions, an integrated workflow in gas system design is guaranteed. From the first concept over the pipe network calculations up to a detailed 3D construction, you create your design quickly and efficiently with liNear on AutoCAD or CADinside.

Step 1: 2D Design and Scheme Design

The functions for construction in the gas trade are included in both Desktop Heating and Desktop Water. With the liNear toolbars, scheme generators, routing commands, connection functions for rigid and flexible pipes, automatic legends, slot design assistants and much more, you can draw calculable systems independently of whether in schemes, isometric views or floor plans. The construction serves as the basis for the pipe network calculation. You also receive the functions for creating the architecture based on a drawing of the architect in any format. We provide you with a user interface that optimally supports you in every step of the design process!

Step 2: Pipe Network Calculations

Analyse Gas is the ideal tool for a safe, fast, and proper design of gas pipe networks. Standardization makes reliable calculation and dimensioning tools indispensable. When dimensioning gas networks, the program verifies the functionality of the gas excess flow valve via the calculation. Existing systems may be subject to subsequent theoretical functional analysis and inspection.

Step 3: 3D Design

This is pipe design that leaves nothing to be desired featuring an easy-to-learn operating concept that makes a difference. Build your three-dimensional and realistic systems in no time. You may switch on real-time checking, which prevents already during construction pipes and components from contacting each other. You can either design directly in 3D or automatically create a 3D pipe network using the calculated single-line pipe network following the pipe network calculation. The correct fittings and joining pieces are selected automatically during construction via the liNear Material Manager. Easily replace 2D symbols with 3D valves from manufacturer component catalogs and get a complete 3D model. Of course the model remains calculable in every design stage. It is also possible to recalculate the model after changes at any time. 

Step 4: Labeling and Transfer of Results

Write the results of your design work directly into the model. With the automatic labels, you will do this in a quick and easy way. You can define and reuse labels globally, per component group or for individual elements. It is also possible to add your own parameters, which can be included in the labels. All results such as the bill of quantities or the results of the gas pipe network calculation are offered in different formats. All information is saved directly in the model. The final MEP model is provided for the BIM process. The IFC format is also available as an option. 

Overview of all modules from the Workflow Gas