Hello all. How can I model piping in SketchUp Free. Like carbon steel pipe, 4" or so. I found a pipe component to download but it was PVC and I couldn’t change the length of it. Also how to place welded fittings if there are any, mostly elbows https://nox.tips/.
I see that you use SketchUp free which doesn’t allow plugins.
With SketchUp versions that allows plugins, you can install “The Engineering Toolbox”.
This amazing plugin allows you to insert all king of pipes and pipe fittings in a model.
But even without plugins, you can navigate to the web site of "The Engineering Toolbox and get a lot of informations. Among them you can obtain dimensional data that can allow you the possibility of creating your own pipe fittings.
After a few hours, you can develop a pretty good collection of Elbows, Tees, Flanges, etc…
This is if you want detailed models that look like real piping.
But the solutions already shown by others using the Follow Me tool are quite good to produce a nice piping model.