Say you want to have European Standard fittings selectable in HydraCALC. You pick Utilities / Alter Pipe and Fittings to bring up the pipe tables and see they are already created, but you wonder why they don't show up.
The reason is there is no Short Name assigned to them. HydraCALC does not have every fitting immediately accessible from the input screen because that would bring up too many choices for you to sort through.
Assigning Short Names is easy. There are two rules:
- The Short Name can be between one and four letters long
- Don't use a Short Name that is already used
- The first letter of the short Name must be upper case
- The second through fourth letters must be lower case
I suggest using names that are indicative of the fitting name, for ease of recognition. These would be my choices for the EN fittings:
Once you pick OK on the fitting input screen, these values will be recorded and your fittings will now show up for the corresponding diameters when you right-click in the Fitting column.