Join Josh Modglin for an in-depth discussion in this video Showing crossing pipes, part of AutoCAD Civil 3D Essential Training.
- [Instructor] We've seen how to show a pipe network in a profile view, but often times we have more than just one network in our design. We may have a sanitary sewer system and storm water system, pipe or water network, and so forth. How do we show these different crossings in our profile views? Well, let's see how we can do that in our next exercise here our 1007 exercise file Pipe Crossing. Notice in Plan View, we not only have a sanitary sewer system now, but if we zoom in here along the main road, we have a crossing storm water system as well.
What we're going to do is display that crossing in our main Sanitary Sewer Design Profile View. To do that, go ahead and pick on the Profile View and just like projecting any other parts, we're going to project by doing draw parts in Profile View from the Contextual Ribbon Launchpad panel. It asks us there to select the networks to add to Profile View. Be careful we don't want the entire network, we just want selected parts only.
Those parts that are crossing our design. We go back to our Plan View. Select that part which is this pipe. That's the only one we're going to be adding to our Profile View, so I press Enter. It says now select Profile View. I go back to the profile view we started with, and if I hit escape, you see now that pipe being drawn into our Profile View. There's our crossing pipe. Of course, that's not exactly what we're looking for.
The reason it looks this way is because it literally is projecting the pipe exactly as it would if it was trying to do this in 3D. In other words, if we cut the earth and saw the pipe on both sides, that's what we have. Both sides of the pipe, we're going to see it this way. What we really want shown is just the pipe if we cut it right at the profile. If we cut the pipe right at the profile, what are we going to see? That's what we want shown here.
We have to make some adjustments. We have to change the pipe style. Here's where things get tricky. We don't want to change the pipe style for the pipe everywhere else, just how that pipe looks in this Profile View. Therefore, we're changing the Profile View properties. Go ahead and pick on the Profile View. Go to the Profile View properties. Under Pipe Network, it's going to list every single part that's available. I'm going to say only those that we actually have drawn in this Profile View.
It shrinks that list. We see this Storm Pipe Network. This is the style currently applied. We're going to override that style just in this Profile View. I click this box that says alright, what style do you want to use just in this view? I want to show the pipe as a crossing pipe. I want to use that style. Click OK. Click OK. Now it looks exactly as if that pipe is cut right at the alignment or the center of the other pipe network.
We see a little bit of a conflict which we'll look at later as well. The pipe itself in Plan View looks exactly as it should. If we had it in another Profile View, it would look exactly as it should. We've simply overridden how it looks here. Make sure you remember when we're controlling the view or how the pipe crossing looks in a specific profile view, we're going to override the style just in that view's properties.
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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This course was built to work with the latest release of AutoCAD Civil 3D. If you are not running AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 there are some exercise files that will not work for you.
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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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