How to: Seamlessly Remove Pipe Segments in Creo

Written by: Mike Gayette

Before finalizing a design, it can be smart to take a final look at your pipe segments, pipe cuts, and welds. You may be able to optimize manufacturing costs by reducing the number of pipe cuts.


To make the process easier, Creo includes the Remove Pipe Segment tool. This feature allows you to easily investigate alternative routing paths to minimize the number of pipes and subsequent cutting and welding operations.


Version: Creo 5.0

Extension: Creo Piping and Cabling Extension 

How to

To remove a pipe segment follow these steps:

  1. Click Piping > Edit Segment.
  2. From the drop-down menu, select Remove Pipe Segment.
  3. In the graphics area, select the pipe segment and fitting you want to remove.
  4. Use Shift+Select to choose the boundary of the move. Note, you can change your selection using the References details.
  5. To automatically rotate fittings and adjust after a segment is removed, click Options > Enable Fitting Rotation.
  6. To automatically create connection joints at your chosen break points, click Options > Enable Automatic Connect.


For a demonstration of this and other piping features, watch the short video below.

 To see a demo, check out this short video:

Pro Tips

  • When you select the boundary of a pipe segment you want modify, press Shift and click to define the boundary extents. Or, click Remove Pipe > Segment > References > Details.
  • You can select only one pipe segment to remove at a time.

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Mike Gayette

Mike Gayette is a marketing professional and freelance writer based in North Dakota. He writes about engineering software, marketing technology, customer service, and team building. He also spends time at the local humane society as a dog walker and cat entertainer.