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  Items Added to PV Fabricator 2014
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Tube Bundle Details

  • You can now generate Tube Bundle details using the new Tube Bundle tab in Tubesheet Configuration. You can add Spacer, Impingement Plate, and Tube Length details. After you specify this information in your drawing, you can examine and manipulate the details. These details help you to understand the makeup of the tube bundle in PV Fabricator.

Nut Properties

  • You can now specify nut properties for the bolts in a tubesheet on the Rod, Nut Properties tab. The details allow you to indicate the number of nuts, the UNC of the nut and pitch, the width across flats and corners of the nut, the thickness, the threaded extension length, and the threaded length. All of this is included in your tubesheet configuration.

Tube Hole Removal in Tubesheets

  • You can now remove tube holes in a tubesheet with the Remove Tube Hole command. This command provides a quick way to remove a single tube hole, a row of tube holes, or all the tube holes in a single partition. You can only remove tube holes from tubesheets.

Tube Hole Restoration in Tubesheets

  • You can now restore previously removed tube holes with the Restore Tube Hole command. This command provides a quick way to restore a single tube hole, a row of tube holes, or all the tube holes in a single partition.

New Section Settings Properties

  • You can now specify more detail for your Section Settings, such as the hidden thread line layer, hidden thread line color, and hidden thread line linetype.

Updating Detail BOMs

  • You can now update the details of a Detail Bill of Materials (BOM) immediately using the Update Detail BOM command. Previously, you had to regenerate the detail BOM to see the updates.

  Items Added to PV Fabricator 2013
Description: Tubesheet Configuration
  • It is now possible to create tubesheet and baffle details for a drawing. These tubesheet or baffle details can be import and exported to or from PV Elite to PV Fabricator. You can change the detail settings to create your own specific details. Within tubesheets and baffles you can extra details, such as the Tube Pitch or the Rod details.

Tubesheet and Baffle Specific Commands

There are specific commands to interact with the tubesheet or baffle in the drawing.

  • Change Tube to Rod
    • Enables you to change a tube to a rod on a tubesheet or baffle. You can then pull the details of the rod into your drawing using the plus grips.
  • Change Rod to Tube
    • Enables you to change a rod to a tube on a tubesheet or baffle. You can then pull the details of the tube into your drawing using the plus grips.
  • Add Rod
    • Enables you to add a rod to a tubesheet or baffle.
  • Remove Rod
    • Enables you to remove a rod from the tubesheet or baffle.
  • Make Tubesheet Groove
    • Enables you to add a groove to a partition on the tubesheet
  • Remove Tubesheet Groove
    • Enables you to remove a groove from a partition on the tubesheet.

Bill of Material Enhancements

  • It is now possible to get a BOM for all layout tabs and to change an existing BOM. You can update a BOM by using the append to Existing BOM option. This takes items you have added to the drawing and adds them to the BOM. You can also now freely move the BOM and pull out copies of sections by using the available grip points.

  Items added with PV Fabricator 2012
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Support Detail Tab

  • The new Support Details tab added on the Fabricator console now enables you to view details of your supports. It also enables you to set up settings details for them as well as dimenstions, tags, and bill of materials.