I'm trying to set up the Piping module in SE. We have both SE Classic + Xpresroute and SE Premium licences which as far as I'm aware gives me both the routing environment (Xpresroute) and the Piping standard parts library. I've set up standard parts database/administrator on a server.
If I'm placing a bolt or structural member from standard parts this works fine, however, when I try to create a piping route I get an error "Your licence does not allow the placement of the specified part".
Does anyone know if I'm doing something wrong, or do I need to buy (yet another) add-on to enable this?
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what surprises me a little is that You now mentioned twice to have xPres AND Premium.
But with Premium is xPresRoute included.
So why a double licensing?
And Piping Library always was and is an extra module with an extra license (SE323 or SE324)
@Alex_HYes, you are correct. If you are running SE and fetching the Classic License you do not have access to Xpresroute without fetching the additional Add license. Premium includes Xpresroute in its licenses.
If you are not able to create the route path you are looking at a licensing issue.
I would first try this:
Start a new SE session and ensure you grab your Premium license. Then attempt to create the routing path. If this fails then we can look at configuration issues instead of licensing. If it works then we can move on to the next step.
New Session and grab the SE Classic license. Then go into Xpresroute. See if you get a licensing error. If you do, then we can then move on to looking at license usage. It might be that your additional Xpresroute licenses are being consumed by other users- witting or not.
I didn't think that was the case. If you already have the Piping Library and Xpresroute I thought you had all you needed. I missed the fact, that as @hawcad has mentioned, there is an actual add-in to link the two capabilities for piping routing. The product you are looking for is:
SE324 Solid Edge Piping Library - Floating. SE3323 is Node Locked
"...The library is fully compatible with Solid Edges built-in parts library capability, and is for use with the pre-requisite SE XpresRoute (Part numbers SE304-ENG and SE306-ENG). Used with XpresRoute, the route is automatically populated with the appropriate pipe-fittings to join the various pipe segments."
Check with your Admin to see if you have the Library licenses.