Multiple Heat Pipes and Multiple Heat Sources
Again, Aavid Genie will evenly spread out multiple heat pipes across multiple heat sources. The farthest width occupied by heat sources is the width that Aavid Genie will spread the heat pipes across. If there is a gap between your devices, that gap is considered part of the width the pipes will be spread across. While this may not always yield a layout an Aavid Engineer would select, it does give you a better idea of how heat pipes can improve base spreading for your heat sink.
If you’re concerned the gap between devices is too large and you’re not getting heat pipes under your base, try increasing the number of heat pipes you include. In fabrication, heat pipes can take U-shaped geometries and act as two heat pipes. Also, the jump in cost between a couple embedded heat pipes and a few more is typically offset by added performance.