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The ABC’s of Piping: 5 Basic Pipe Fittings You Need to Know When Drawing A Piping Plan

(PRWEB) October 23, 2012

With the age of CAD (Computer Aided Drafting), piping plans can be easily designed and drawn using pre-drawn piping symbols.

Today piping layouts are usually created using Piping Symbol Libraries. Alternatively other more advance piping programs are available that create these pipe fittings as needed using menu systems and dialogs. Many use the latest ANSI/AWWA or similar specifications so that they are drawn with accuracy.

Piping systems are typically used to transport fluids from one location to another. Pipe systems are used in various industries such as chemical, energy and food.

"In order to creating a piping layout, the CAD user will need a set of Piping Symbols drawn to manufacturers specifications" says Erik Zetterberg owner of SimpleCAD. "Using a good library or piping utility in combination with a good knowledge of what connections work best, the draftsperson can more easily design and draw the pipe system."

Here are the 6 basic pipe fittings you need to know while designing or drawing a pipe plan.

1- An elbow is a pipe fitting installed between two straight lengths of pipe that allow the pipe run to change in direction. A typical elbow usually is a 45 or 90 degrees but other angles include 11.25


Visual Persuasion, a Denver Adobe CS5 Training Class Provider Announces Winner of iPad Drawing

Visual Persuasion, a Denver Adobe CS5 Training Class Provider Announces Winner of iPad Drawing

Denver, CO (PRWEB) January 6, 2011

Visual Persuasion, a Denver Adobe CS5 Training Company, and graphic design firm, has announced a winner of their Fall training promotion. The winner, Lauren Bryant, a business relations assistant with the Better Business Bureau, won an Apple iPad™ worth $ 499 in value. The contest was open to anyone who took at least 1 Adobe software class with Visual Persuasion between the beginning of September to the end of November. Their name was entered in a drawing and randomly picked out.

“Apple iPad is one of the the most revolutionary and most talked about products of 2010. We knew that the chance of winning an iPad would be a great additional bonus for taking one of our Adobe software classes. Also, this promotion brought together two great products: Adobe Creative Suite and the Apple iPad. Adobe is working on and has released some great Apps for the iPad like the Digital Publishing Platform which lets you use InDesign for example, to export magazines as iPad Apps,” said Mandi Pralle, instructor for the Adobe classes

The Adobe classes are taught in person at iComputer, a computer store in downtown Denver. The store also sells Apple iPads and class participants can get a chance to see and test one out in person.

“We thought this was a perfect promotion to show more interest in our classes. During our classes, we had many questions about he iPad and what it could do, as well as what might be possible between the iPad and Adobe products,” said Pralle. “Our promotion was a success as we had more registrations than ever before as people are excited about Adobe CS5, and the iPad. We just brought them together.”

Visual Persuasion will offer another iPad giveaway in March, after their winter lineup of classes. To see the winter and spring schedule and get the information on how to register for their classes, go to

Visual Persuasion is a graphic design company that offers professional solutions for all their clients print design needs. Their use of sound design that communicates the company’s intended message to their targeted audience with quality and affordability.

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