Creating Water Supply System Plan and Isometric Drawings with PLUMBER


With version 2 of PLUMBER, our software for water supply systems design in buildings, it is now possible to create Plan and Isometrics views of the water network you are designing. You will see below this new feature’s details.

The Plan and Isometrics views creation in PLUMBER 2.0 is conditioned upon, at least, that the nodes that make up the water supply system have values other than 0 for its X and Y coordinates. In the case of water networks created by importing files in DXF format these values ​​will be taken from the graphic properties of the imported drawing objects.

With projects created in the previous version of PLUMBER (1.0), as well as those that are created without using the aforementioned importing option, the coordinates values ​​have to be manually specified by the user in nodes and pipes data dialogs in order to benefit from this great feature.

In the case of nodes with sanitary fixtures supplied from cold and hot water systems, specifying two pairs of coordinates will be needed to in order to identify the location of the respective supplying points to the sanitary fixture in question:

The-new-Nodes-Data-dialog

In the case of ‘conventional nodes,’ that is, those without associated sanitary fixtures, only the introduction of one pair of coordinates is required, depending on the network to which it belongs (cold or hot water).

In pipes, automatically will be assigned to its start and end points, the coordinates of the respective nodes, being possible to further add interior vertices so as to define the points of change in horizontal alignment:

New-Pipe-Data-Dialog

This is the information required to present both Plan and Isometric views from the respective options in the Software´s Results tab.

There you will also find the Configure button, with which you can set and size the symbols and annotations to be included in each view:

Drawing-configuration

Having specified the configuration of drawing parameters, selecting the view to show from Plan and Isometrics buttons is all that remains:

Plan-and-Isometric-Drawing-of-plumbing-water-network

And, using the options provided on the File menu of the display window, you will be able to export the drawing as image files or, better, in DXF file format so it can be read by your preferred CAD application. Of course, you can also print them.