E3D commands: E3D piping modeling commands

E3D piping modeling commands are used in E3D software to route the piping in the PDMS/E3D software  which is  used for  designing oil and gas project, refineries, power plants, chemical and petrol-chemical plants. E3D software  used for 3D designing as well as 2D for producing the  piping isometrics, piping general arrangements, equipment layout etc. E3D has  different  module in which different  discipline can work simultaneous like piping modeling, equipment modeling, structure modeling, Draft, Isodraft, Multi discipline piping supports, Cable modeling

These below mentions are the E3D piping modeling commands which are used in Aveva Pdms 12.1. E3D piping modeling commands are used while  do the modeling  in pdms software. Pmds software is based on commands  based  as well as  graphics based. With the help of  these pdms / e3d piping modeling commands, its easy to  do the piping modeling, equipment modeling, structure modeling in the 3D pdms model. These are below mention pdms/ E3D piping modeling commands  helps to  speed up work on e3d/pdms model.

E3D piping modeling commands

E3D/Pdms commands 

Expansion of  Commands


Connect With Other Component


Force Connect

Delete Bran

Delete Branch

Q Hstu

To Display Branch Head Side Tube Attributes

Q Lstu

To Display Component Leave Side Tube Attributes

Q Abore

To Display Arrive Bore Of A Component

Q Lbore

To Display Leave Side Bore Of A Component

Add Href Tref

Add Head & Tail Reference

Q Hbore

To Display The Head Side Bore Of A Branch

Q Tbore

To Display The Tail Side Bore Of A Branch

Q Spre

To Display The Specification Of The Component

Q Pspec

To Display The Specification Of The Pipe

New Elbo Choo All

Create New Elbo

New Elbo Sel With Styp Ea

To Create The Elbo With Specific Selection Type

Axes At Hpos

Axes At Head Position Of The Branch

Axes At Tpos

Axes At Tail Position Of The Branch

Nex Tubi

Asking For Tube Being On The Component

Q Itle

To Display The Length Of The Tube Between Two Components

Q Href

To Display The Head Reference Of A Branch

Q Tref

To Display The Tail Reference Of A Branch

Q Dir

To Display The Direction Of The Selected Component

Conn Ph To Fir Mem

Connect Branch Head To The First Member Of The Branch

Conn Pt To Las Mem

Connect The Branch Tail To The Last Member Of The Branch

Q Ori

To Display The Orientation Of Selected Component


Giving The Distance Between Two Component Centers

Clea (Spool)

Giving The Spool Distance Between Two Components

Q Catref

To Display The Catalog Reference At Component Level

Q Styp

To Display The Component Selection Type

Q Dtxr

To Display The Detail Text(Description Of The Component

Drag By E 1000

Stretch The Component By East 1000 (Not Prefered)

Q Mtxx

To Display The Material Of The Component

Q Mode

To Display The Mode Of Direction (For/Back)


To Set The Forward Mode


To Set The Backward Mode

First Mem

To Navigate The First Member

Last Mem

To Navigate The Last Member

First Flan

To Navigate The First Flange In Hierarchy

Q Para

To Display The Parameters

Q Aconn

To Display The Arrive Connection Detail Of A Component

Q Lconn

To Display The Leave Connection Details Of A Component

Dir Tow Nex

Direction Towards The Next Component

Q Ref

To Display Reference



Ori And P3 Is Up

Orient P3 Of Tee To Up (Specified Direction)


Navigate Owner

Goto Own

Go To Owner Of The Selected Component

Q Abop/Lbop

Details Of The Arrive/Leave Bottom Of Pipe

Q Angle

Details Of A Angle Of An Elbo

Q Atle

Length Of First Tube Of A Branch

Attype Ccnn

Comment Attachment Without Dimension

Attype Cccc

Comment Attachment With Dimension

Attype Xxxx

Atta For Setting The Isometric Limit

Ch Ce

Check Current Element (For Consistency Check)

Dir  Tow Next Elbo

Align A Elbo With The Next Elbo

Dir Tow Id@

Align The Elbow

Extend 100 Start/End

Extend By 100 The Start/End Of A Cross Member

Q Hcon/Tcon

Details Of Head/Tail Connection Of A Branch

Q Hdir

Direction Of The Flow From The Branch Head

Q Hpos/Tpos

Details Of Head/Tail Position Of A Branch

Q Ispe

Insulation Specification

Ispec Nulref

For Removing Insulation


For Removing Insulation (Use In Case For Atta)


Used By Isodraft Where The Flange Is Supplied Loose

Mtoc Dotd

Mto Component Dotted With Dimension

Mtoc Dotu

Mto Component Dotted With Out Dimension

Mtoc Off

Mto Component Off

Nex Conn

Next Connect

Nex Thro Ce

Move The Current Component To Next

Ori And P3 Is Tow Id

Aligning The 3rd P-Point Of A Tee Towards Next Elbow & Dir Tow Id

Q P3

Details Of P-Point P3 (In Case Of Tee Only)

Q Pa/P1

Details Of The P-Point 1

Q Pl

Derails Of The P-Point 2

Stext ‘put Text’

Setting The Comment Text

Tconn Open

Tail Connection Type Open (Ce Should Be Branch)


Direction Of The Flow From The Branch Tail


To Give The Insulation Spec

Q Lbore

To Query Leave Bore

Q Tbore

To Query The Tail Bore

Thro Ph

Through Pipe Head

Thro Prev

Through Previous

Thro Pt

Through Pipe Tail

Q Tpos

To Query Tail Position

Q Hcon

To Query The Head Connection

Q Tcon

To Query The Tail Connection

Q Acon

To Query Arrive Connection

Q Lcon

To Query Leave Connection

Attype Flow

To Create Flow Direction Of Attachment

Dir N

Direction Of Component Towards North

Back Conn

Backward Connection

Mtoc Unset

To Freeze The Component From Mto Report

Above are the E3D Piping modeling commands used in E3D software for modeling of piping in the  E3D software, Extraction of piping isometrics.  These E3D Piping commands helps to user to work mor efficiently in the E3D. For working on E3D  Structural  module check the structural modeling commands here. For other  E3d module e3d commands check here

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