SOLIDWORKS Pipe and Tube Routing

Learn how to create routes and routing components

SOLIDWORKS Pipe and Tube Routing Overview

The SOLIDWORKS Pipe Routing and Tubing Training Course explains how to create, edit and manage pipe and tube routes, from the critical routing components and their design requirements to the sub-assemblies that contain the routes.

Pipe skids and weldments are also briefly covered along with creating walkthrough animations of your pipe assemblies and plant.

The SOLIDWORKS Pipe & Tube Routing training course will help you to:
  • Create routed systems for pipe and tube applications
  • Create your own library parts which can be dragged and dropped into your pipe and tube routes
  • Create drawings of your routed systems with route information added
Course Duration

2 Days (7 hours/day)

Skill Level


Course Type

Live Hands-on Instructor Led Training Course


Example designs you will learn how to create during the course

SOLIDWORKS Pipe and Tube Routing Course Requirements & Benefits

Understand the course requirements and skills acquired after completing the SOLIDWORKS Pipe & Tube Routing course


Completed SOLIDWORKS Essentials

At least 1 month using software

Able to take time out for training

Features Targeted

Using Auto Route & Fittings

Multi-Body Components

Elbow Components & Fittings

Acquired Skills

Pipe or Tube Route Production

Able to create P&ID Drawings

Create Piping Skids & Animations

"The SOLIDWORKS Pipe Routing course hands-on exercises helped to reinforce the content."

— Alexander Brunato, Air Solutions

"The course provided the most relevant knowledge for what we do at work."

— Quentin Foran, Air Solutions

SOLIDWORKS Pipe and Tube Routing Lessons

The following lessons are included in the course

Lesson 1: Fundamentals of Routing

  • What is Routing?
  • Routing Setup
  • Routing Library Manager
  • General Routing Settings

Lesson 2: Piping Routes

  • Pipes and Piping Components
  • Routing Assembly Templates
  • Creating a Piping Route
  • Auto Route
  • Route Specification Templates
  • Editing a Route

Lesson 3: Piping Fittings

  • Drag and Drop a Fitting
  • Creating Custom Fittings

Lesson 4: Tubing Routes

  • Tubes and Tubing Components
  • Flexible Tubing with Auto Route
  • Orthogonal Tubing Routes with Auto Route
  • Bend and Spline Errors
  • Starting a Tube Route On the Fly
  • Repairing Bend Errors
  • Tubing Drawings

Lesson 5: Piping and Tubing Changes

  • Pipe Penetrations
  • Flange to Flange Connections
  • Pipe Spools
  • Copying Routes
  • Editing Piping Routes
  • Editing for Obstructions
  • Piping Drawings

Lesson 6: Creating Routing Components 

  • Routing Library Parts
  • Libraries
  • Creating Routing Library Parts
  • Routing Library Manager
  • Pipe and Tube Components
  • Fitting Components
  • Routing Functionality Points
  • Routing Geometry
  • Part Validity Check
  • Design Table Check
  • Component Attributes
  • Elbow Components
  • Multi-Body Components
  • Equipment
  • Assembly Fittings

Lesson 7: Using P&ID Files

  • Piping and Instrumentation
  • Adding a Pipe
  • Pipe with Multiple Lines
  • Pipes with In-line Fittings
  • Process Drawings

Lesson 8: Piping Skids

  • Piping Skids
  • Grid System Feature
  • Weldments
  • Walk-through Animations
  • Avatar Paths

Lesson 9: Using SOLIDWORKS Content

  • Using SOLIDWORKS Content

Appendix A: Review Section

  • Review of Configurations
  • A Note About File References
  • Design Tables
  • Review of Top Down Design
  • Editing Options
  • Review of Design Library Task Pane
  • Review of 3D Sketching

Training Methods

Choose the training method right for you


Group/Public Training

Receive training as a group (limited amount per class) from certified instructors using vendor approved training content and methodologies.

Training is delivered either live online or in a traditional classroom environment.

  • Cost effective training method.
  • More effective than video based training, with videos learners are often not as focused on the training and skip exercises.
  • Learn more through group questions and feedback.
3DEXPERIENCE Onsite Training

Private Training

This style of flexible training is perfect for teams or individuals who are faced with a specific challenge and require personalized courses with on-the-job coaching.

Training is available live online, in-person classroom or onsite at your location.

  • Use our state-of-the-art mobile classroom at your facility.
  • Bring your team up to a consistent level of knowledge by having them take the same training at the same time.
  • Benefit from flexible scheduling options.

Upcoming Training Courses

Choose a scheduled SOLIDWORKS Pipe and Tube Routing course

Date & Time
  • July 17, 2024 - July 18, 2024
  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm ET
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Date & Time
  • September 18, 2024 - September 19, 2024
  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm ET
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Date & Time
  • November 20, 2024 - November 21, 2024
  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm ET
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