To determine the neighbouring of PID entities, AseptSoft for AutoCAD uses geometrical analysis:
Any entity which touches one of the ends of a line is considered a neighbour.
Any entity which touches one of the ends of an arc is considered a neighbour
Any entity which touches the geometry of a clamp with any of it’s ends(line end, arc end) is a neighbour.
Clamps are considered any blocks belonging to classes classified as Clamps in the current environment:
Broken lines Mapping
A set of 2 or more collinear lines where both have open the end closer to the other one (no geometries neighbouring with that end) and no other closed end collinear lines in between, are considered neighbours.
The following examples are not considered neighbours:
Broken Arcs Mapping
Analogue to the Broken Lines Mapping, AseptSoft identified broken arcs and neighbours them for the FluidStream simulations.
Parallel lines Mapping
Any set of 2 parallel lines of the exact same length of which 4 ends can form a rectange, if each of them is touched in the middle by other geometries on the exterior side of the rectangle, and no other geometries are crossing in between them, are considered neighbours