AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Calculate Cut Generated From A Pipe Network?

Oct 11, 2013

Is there a way to have C3D calculate your cut generated from a pipe network? I have a site with storm, sewer, and water lines. All of which are on 3 seperate pipe networks. I also have my finished grade surface established.

I know you can get the volume difference between two surfaces (EG&FG) but you would think you could do this for the pipe networks as well...

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Default Pipe Network Layer (Not The Structures Or Pipes The Network)

Dec 7, 2012

I am using Civil 3D 2013. I work in an office where we have a few different flavors of Autocad (LT, MEP, regular vanilla AutoCAD etc...) and versions (2010 LT, 2011, 2012, 2013).

For the most part there isn't much inter-office drawing coordinate that has to happen, but there is the occasional project where multiple disciplines (Structural, Mechanical and Civil Site) have to share drawings.

The specific problem I am having is when I share my 2013 Civil 3D drawing with a user using 2011 MEP. He gets the typical rectangle for the proxy objects (in my case, my pipe networks for sanitary and storm drain). We've tried downloading and installing various object enablers, but there doesn't seem to be one for a 2013 to 2011 scenario. So I setup my parts to be on layers that he can just turn off. HOWEVER... the actual pipe network (not the structures, parts, labels etc... the network itself) ends up on layer 0. For this specific project, I do the old (ssget "x" '((8 . "0")) search to select all objects on layer 0, add those objects to a selection set (pselect), then in my modify objects dialog I filter for pipe networks, then change the layer to something other then 0.

While this is a workaround that works for me, what I really want to know is if there is a way that I can change the default layer that the network (again, not pipes, structures or text, the actual network) so I don't have to use the workaround. Any thoughts?

P.S. It's killing me that I had to create a new Autodesk login and now all my AutoCAD "street cred" is lost

"The source of expertise is not in the memorization of the minute details of a subject but in the thorough understanding of the fundamental concepts on which it is based."

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Pipe Network Storm Sewer Pipe Plan View

Nov 20, 2013

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Sep 25, 2012

I created pipe network for my storm drain project. I have located all the structures (manhole) to all angle point of my alignment as required. Also I "insert" manhole every 400' per local code requirements using the command "network layout tools; structures only. My problem is I couldn't find the tools how to trim the pipe that pass through the manhole. Please see attached pdf file.

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Jun 20, 2012

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Dec 7, 2012

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Mar 22, 2012

I have multiple profile views with a pipe network. In a number of cases, I have a pipe that extends to the end of one profile view and continues on the next. I can label the pipe on one profile but not on the other. Is there a way to add two labels to the same pipe - one label on one profile view and another label on the other profile?

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Apr 10, 2013

I have lost the ability to create a pipe network in a single drawing. Sorta. I can create a pipe network, and label it, and see it in my toolspace, but it won't display it for any style in any format. I can bring in a data reference and label those, but can not see pipe or structure outlines or anything to that end. I have tried to recover, audit, purge. I am at the end, currently creating the pipe network, data referencing it in, and then just drawing lines between the labels.

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Jan 16, 2013

I have created a pressure pipe network (Plan view) from own created pipes and fittings, try to create an alignment from the network but C3D tells me that the selected network part has no connected parts?

How would I connect the network in order to create an alignment? (the pipe network has got a command to do that)

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Pipe Network Labeling

Jun 11, 2013

I have a drainage model, the data for which has been imported from microdrainage into Civil3d (.sws file) .

The engineer working on the project is playing around with the Invert and Cover levels so I reload the same updated .sws file into my model almost daily expecting the information shown in the labels of the pipes and manholes to simply change. Instead mine seem to disappear and I have to relabel the whole network again.

This wouldn't be much of a problem because labeling only takes a few minutes but with this particular scheme, the client wants the labels shown in a box with a leader. When I relabel, the boxes automatically snap to the center of the manholes without a leader and i then have to drag each one away from the manhole to get the leader to show up.

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Dec 5, 2012

I'm creating a utility template.  Earlier in the day, I'm able to assign pipe and structure rules to a network and create the network based on these rules.  Within the past 30 minutes, however, it completely ignores the pipe and structure rules while creating the network.

I make sure there is a surface assigned to the network.  I make sure the pipe rules are set correctly in the parts list.  I'm using no null structures.  NOTHING HAS CHANGED EXCEPT THE POSITION OF THE MINUTE AND HOUR HANDS ON THE CLOCK! It's like the Civil 3D went out to lunch and forgot to tell me that it's going to lunch.

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-8 GB of RAM
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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Pipe Network Parts Not Visible

Nov 27, 2012

I have a user having an issue with drawing pipe networks. When they draw the pipe, the structure is not visible. A label shows up, and the structure can be found in the prospector, but is not editable in the plan view (see attached image).

I have a feeling it may be an issue with our pipe networks parts list and pipe catalog location. We have found an issue with our install that defaluts our pipes catalog to our local drives, but our parts list were created using a network drive. Several users have had an issue creating pipe networks when this has happened. However once we switched the pipe catalog to the netowrk drive the issue was resolved.

When we changed the pipe catalog location, it did not resolve the issues.FYI - I have tried the basics (layers on/thawed, pipe structure style layers on/thawed, audit and purge).We are using Civil 3D '09.

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May 22, 2012

We are having trouble with one of our C3D 2013 seats crashing (giving a fatal error) when trying to edit or do anything with a pipe network. The drawings work fine on other computers. I am trying to keep from having to remove and reinstall the software.

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Dec 14, 2013

I am working on an existing Pipe Network.  I have a location where I have already placed a pipe and filled in the correct parameters for this pipe.  But I realize now that there is a concrete headwall near the end of the pipe.  So I was trying to insert the structure at the midpoint of a line I have created for OSNAP reasons so it would create the structure at the specified location.  The problem is when I move the structure to create at this location, the "Break Pipe Marker" goes away and only shows when I am at a different location along the pipe.  So I wanted to see if there was a command or feature to use to tell the software I want to place this structure at a specified location along this one section of pipe. 

I wanted to see what my options were.  I know I can grab one end of the pipe and move it to the location and then add the structure and pipe from there.  But I did this insertion under different circumstances and it broke the pipe into 2 sections while still keeping the same and adding a (1) after it, which is pretty useful when reading printouts and showing that this is actually one pipe instead of 2 pipes.

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Oct 1, 2013

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Oct 11, 2013

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May 15, 2012

I am using civil 3d 2012. 

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If I check the profile view properties and look at the pipe networks tab, all the pipes are shown as drawn.

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Jul 24, 2012

i am currently using civil 3d 2012. I am having issues with pipe networks and my data shortcuts. when i data shortcut a pipe network into another file, sometimes my structures just disappear after saving and closing out, then reopening - like they were never there.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Pipe Network Data Shortcut

Jul 9, 2012

I have run into a problem with my Pipe Network data shortcut.  When I am in a drawing that is referencing my Pipe Network not all of my structures are showing up.  I confirmed this by going to the prospector tab/pipe networks/storm/structures.  According to the list It is obvious that not all of my network structures are making it to the new drawing.  I've double and triple checked the source drawing to make sure that all the structures actually exist and they do.

I've deleted the data shortcut and recreated it and still nothing. 

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Sep 11, 2012

I have an alignment that I want to create a pipe network from using the "Create pipe network from object" command. I am able to create the pipe network, but it only places a structure at the beginning of the alignment. How do I get it to create structures at all of the vertices?

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Jun 18, 2013

I have a sanitary pipe network as well as a storm network. Now I need to extend the sanitary network one extra section. I go to edit the network, and choose the correct parts for structure and pipe from my catalog.

When I choose the draw; pipe only, structure only, pipes and structures it highlights like normal, and in the 'command' box it says to choose an insertion point. When I click an insertion point (either to an existing structure or a new place on the screen) the draw button that was highlighted becomes unclicked and nothing gets drawn. However this is only an issue when pipes only, or pipes and structures is picked. When I choose structures only It works fine.

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Mar 12, 2012

I am using C3D 2012.

I have a storm water pipe network and a sanitary pipe network. In the profile view I am displaying both networks. My question is in the profile view the storm pipes are in "front/foreground" of the sanitary pipes. Is there a way to "trim" out the sanitary pipe profile lines where they pass behind the storm sewer.

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Jul 5, 2012

What would be the best way to edit a pipe network's layout (pipe position, pipe slope, structure height, etc.)?

The easiest way I can think of is to create alignments of all the pipes in the network and then editing the grips in the profile view of each alignment, easily changing the pipe's slope and depth...

The catch with this method is that:

   - it takes a while to create all the alignments needed;

   - I have to manually adjust the alignments if I need to change the pipe network position on plan.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Pipe Network Structure Editing

Mar 19, 2012

I am using a structure table as a workaroumnd to get a dynamic point tab;e that also shows station offset. It shows Name, N, E, Elev, Sta, OS

I want the elevation shown in the table to be the elevation that was pulled from the specified surface when I set the structures, PLUS 2 inches.

I tried making them all Null Structures, but I am unable to edit the height of the structure - it wants to be 1.467 and won't change.

I am not even sure what i am doing since I don't use pipe stuff all that often.

My machine is hung on the Edit Networks part dialog, which I *think* is where I was trying set the height of a structure.

I tried creating a new structure and it wants half a million parameters for a simple cylinder, even though the ONLY thing I care about is the insertion point and adding 2 inches for the table.

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Using the Pressure Pipe Network in Civil3D 2013? I just recently began developing an Apputenace library for all the parts we use that were not included with the program. I have run into a few big issues that could prevent our firm from using this potentially useful tool. One issue, does the PPN posses the ability to create structures like manholes? This could be a really break point for using it to do a sewer line. Another, how well does it interact with multiple surfaces? If I have two surfaces butted up to one another how to a get a PPN from point A on surface 1 to point B on surface 2 and have that PPN respond at the correct bury depth while creating the correct fittings? As I experiment more this this tool I feel as if there are way more questions about what it can and can't do compared to what a regular pipe network does.

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