Join Josh Modglin for an in-depth discussion in this video Editing a pipe network: Profile, part of AutoCAD Civil 3D Essential Training.
- [Instructor] Where pressure pipe networks really are different, are not only in the types of parts, instead of structures, we have fittings, as well as appurtenances, but also, the focus on the design not being driven by gravity, so we have a lot more capability to work with vertical design. Well let's see how we do this in this exercise; chapter 11_04, our pressure pipe network edit profile drawing.
And we see our pressure pipe network already drawn in profile view. We see the crossing already here. The key factor with working with the information of course, we can not add any items that are horizontal in design. So you see that the pipes are already drawn to their horizontal locations. And this is the key factor here, so we need to add our elbows in profile view. Select any part that represents that pipe network that we're going to be editing.
Contextual ribbon opens up, we're going to choose edit network, profile layout tools. So we have the information to be able to add certain items. What we're going to add is a bend, it's a 45 degree bend. Choose to click or add bend here. Notice it says specify placement point for fitting. And just as if we were working in plan view, notice as I float over that pipe, the little lif or preview opens or shows up along my cross hairs and I just pick, and then it asks me the direction that this fitting goes.
And so in this case, it's going to go clockwise as it's going up. And that fitting's drawn accurately in this vertical exaggerated profile view. We're going to add another bend, and again, just float over this pipe, it'll add it to the end of the pipe. And again, we're going clockwise as it's going down. And there we go. So we have all the fittings, and I'm going to go ahead and close this. Because now we're going to draw our pipe in plan view.
We see the hole that we have going on here between the two fittings that we just added. And so, again, pick any one of the parts, select edit network, plan layout tools, and just choose pipe only, make sure you have the correct size and material, and we add our pipe between the two fittings. The key here of course, is as we drew this pipe, the fittings were drawn in profile view, everything's there in profile view. But our new pipe, because we didn't tell it, is not drawn in profile view.
So we're going to go ahead and select that pipe. Say draw parts in profile view. Our entire network is drawn. So again, we can add the vertical pieces, we can add information, we can do pipes, we can do fittings, we can do appurtenances. But realize anything that can be drawn in horizontal or in plan view is expected to be drawn in plan view. What the profile layout design is meant for, is any vertical design that we'll be working in for this system.
This course gets you up and running with AutoCAD Civil 3D. First, instructor Josh Modglin shows how to model a surface, lay out parcels, and design geometry, including the making of horizontal alignments and vertical profiles. Next, Josh demonstrates how to create corridors, cross sections, pipe networks, and pressure networks. Then, he covers working with feature lines and grading objects, and how to share your data. He wraps up by providing an overview of plan production tools.
- Navigating the Civil 3D interface
- Using point groups and description keys
- Importing survey data
- Managing figures
- Creating and analyzing surfaces
- Creating parcels
- Working with alignments
- Working with profiles and profile views
- Working with assemblies and subassemblies
- Creating Basic and Advanced Corridors
- Using an Intersection Object
- Making sample lines, cross sections, and section views
- Creating a pipe network
- Understanding pressure parts
- Creating and editing feature lines
- Creating and editing grading objects
- Sharing and referencing data
Skill Level Beginner
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1. What Is Civil 3D?
What is Civil 3D?4m 43s
2. Civil 3D Interface
3. Establishing Existing Conditions
4. Modeling a Surface
5. Layout of Parcels
6. Design Horizontal Geometry: Alignments
7. Designing Vertical Geometry: Profiles
8. Civil 3D Corridors
10. Gravity Pipe Networks
11. Pressure Part Networks
12. Feature Lines
13. Grading Objects
14. Share Your Data
15. Plan Production Tools
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