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Pipe Network Default Naming Conventions

Is it possible to change the format how a structure is named?  This question was asked on the Civil 3D Discussion Board threadID=699535

Pipe Network Structures, and Pipes themselves are named by the default naming conventions found in the command settings for CreateNetwork. When Structures and Pipes are added to the Network, the naming is derived from the Network itself. Each Structure and Pipe can be manually renamed as well. 

To change the way the new objects are named, you may adjust the naming conventions in the following manner:

At the Command Settings for CreateNetwork

TOOLSPACE->SETTINGS TAB-> +PIPE NETWORKS-> +COMMANDS-> RT CLICK ON CREATENETWORK-> EDIT COMMAND SETTINGS

Expand the Default Name Format, then select the dialog button to the right of the Network Name Template field. A dialog will appear and you can adjust the contents of those names. There is a list of other objects, including Structures and Pipes that can be changed as well.  


  
At the Network Properties

TOOLSPACE->PROSPECTOR TAB-> +PIPE NETWORKS-> RT CLICK Network Name->PROPERTIES->LAYOUT SETTINGS TAB

You should see the Name Templates, where the new Pipes and Structures added to that Network have their names derived from. You can adjust the contents of those names.  


 Change each Pipe Network object manually

TOOLSPACE->PROSPECTOR TAB-> +PIPE NETWORKS-> +Network name->STRUCTURES

Below you should find the Struture objects attached to that Network. RT Click on one of them, and select Structure properties. On the Information tab, you will find the Name. Change it to whatever you wish.   


 That should give you a good understanding to develop a strategy to handle naming problems before they arise.

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October 23, 2008 - Posted by | Pipes | , , , , , ,

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