This following requirements apply to **‘flow through components’** in Smap3D Piping for Solid Edge**®**, i.e. for components which are inserted between pipes and where some medium should flow through.

These components such as **‘bends****‘, ****‘tees****‘, ****‘flanges****‘, **and so on.

Each possible connection on a component needs an **‘****INPUT_POINT****‘ **and an **‘****OUTPUT_POINT****‘**.

The proper coordinate systems can be created easily using Coordinate System Wizard.

**Example:**

A tee has three ways it can be attached to a pipe. Therefore there are three input and three output points.

Each connection must have an **‘INPUT_POINT’** and an **‘OUTPUT_POINT’**.

This means that a tee prepared for use in Smap3D Piping contains 6 coordinate systems altogether (3x INPUT_POINT and 3x OUTPUT_POINT).

** The X-axis of each coordinate system must always point in the direction of the INPUT or OUTPUT. **

Since Plant Design 2016 you can use the Component Wizard for an easy and fast creation of such components:

The Component Wizard