Editing and Deleting Nozzles in Plant 3D

Deleting and editing a nozzle sounds like a simple task (and it is!), but the first time you try editing a nozzle, you may find yourself having difficulties finding out how.  Most people who are experienced in using AutoCAD have set search pattern to look for how to find a method to edit objects.  That is great and under normal conditions the correct method can be found in less than a minute, but in this situation your set method of searching might not work as efficiently.

I received a call a few days ago from a client that was having difficulties, and until he brought it to my attention I neglected just how difficult this can be to find.  Knowing exactly how to edit a nozzle I began searching for any kind of tip AutoCAD gives the user on how to properly select a nozzle for editing.  After some time I found that hovering over the nozzle itself reveals exactly how to select it.

As you can see in the picture above to edit a nozzle you just have to hold the Ctrl key as you select the nozzle.  The process is so easy once you realize how to do it!  Once you have selected the nozzle it will be highlighted and a new grip-like icon will appear as a pencil next to the nozzle.

From here you can press the Delete button to remove the nozzle or select the pencil to edit the nozzle.  If you chose to edit the nozzle the following dialog box will appear and you can begin making changes to the nozzle.

This dialogue box gives you the options to change the nozzle tag, type of nozzle, and location of the nozzle.


When you want to change the location of your nozzle click Change Location, and begin by selecting from the Nozzle Location from the drop down list.  This list will allow you to select from several positions including Top, Bottom, Radial, and Line.  Notice each position has different variables.  Select a variable and change the value.  If you press Tab you will automatically select the next variable in the list.  Notice as you make each change the Nozzle will update when cycling to the next variable.  Also notice that certain variables change the picture to the left as needed to show what each variable changes.

Now that you know how to select a nozzle for deletion and editing, you shouldn’t have any problems working with nozzles!