Routing to BOP Elevations

I have tried to figure this particular issue out for a couple years now.

When routing from a pump discharge, you frequently want to get the BOP to a specific elevation like 7’6” or something. Up until last week, I never had found a good way to do that.  I’m sure some have figured this out, but I’ll post this for those of us that haven’t.

While doing to onsite work with Sigma Engineering and Construction, that question came up. I know that in the past, I have used the route from BOP and changed the elevation, but it didn’t seem to work consistently.

It turns out, there is a little trick to it. Most of the time, we start routing off of a pump discharge like this.

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However, when trying to hit a BOP, the program bases the change in elevation on the compass being flat. So, to hit the correct elevation, first change the compass to flat.

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Then, toggle the routing to BOP.

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After that, you can use the elevation option to enter your world elevation.

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Don’t forget to switch back to COP, otherwise you won’t be able to connect to pumps or other pipes. And yes, I say that mostly as a reminder to myself.