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Civil 3D – 2010 Pipe Network Label BUG

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NOTE: I have revisited this issue and article 4 times over now.  I am rewriting this…again…, but the images are old because I don’t have time to cut new ones.  I hope the article is still understandable.

I needed a fast certificate of completion letter, and the drawing to go with it.  I’ll just throw down some pipes here in 2010; it’s simple, no need to go to 2009. A good job to start getting a feel for this part of the new version.

I thought I would put down some simple structures, labeled automatically, edit the network, and spend the bulk of time messing with the profile (at least I hoped).  My styles are all formatted, and all work smoothly.

Things did not go as planned.  The profile was a lost cause.  Perhaps we’ll discuss that later.

Pipe Network Labels

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I laid down this arrangement from my (imported 2009 template) Network Parts List. Notice the disgusting mismatched labeling on the pipes and structures.  The blue, while not labeled correctly, is formatted to what I thought I’d get by default.  The Red is useless.  You have to manually change the description.

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June 19, 2009 Posted by | 2010, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Labels, Pipes | , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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: Continue reading

October 23, 2008 Posted by | Pipes | , , , , , , | Leave a comment