Valve Model Generator Performs Automatic Assembly

Oct. 5, 2012
Users can quickly create realistic, to-scale, 3D valve assemblies.

Metso's new RapidDraw3D Valve Model Generator is a free automated valve assembly model generator that allows users to quickly create realistic, to-scale, 3D valve assemblies and export them to any CAD program for use in plant piping diagrams.

Users choose the desired Metso valve and actuator. RapidDraw3D automatically displays the linkage available for that combination, allowing the user to then specify the orientation of the actuator and pick accessories, such as positioners and solenoids.  

The final step is selecting the appropriate file output based on the user's CAD program (PDF, AutoCAD, SolidWorks 2D, SolidWorks 3D, DXF, STEP, IGES and Parasolids) A realistic 3D rendering can be downloaded for import into the chosen CAD program. The files stay on the RapidDraw3D server for 90 days.

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