I tried posting this question on the other Civil 3D forum, so forgive me for double posting. I am desperate since I used a days worth of work doing the Parts Builder tutorial for The Outside Drop Manhole. If I can get this custom structure to work properly I can justify this I time spent to my boss.
Has anyone sucessfully created the outside drop manhole that is part of the Civil 3d part builder tutorial? I've worked my way thru this tutorial, but I am not sure I did it correctly. When I add this part to my profile view I do not see the outside drop pipe & elbow. I tried rotating the structure thinking the part is not orientated corrrectly to be seen in the view, but that does not seem to be the case. If I display the part style as solid I can see the outside drop pipe & elbow, but not as If i display part as boundary. I tried the tutorial twice, but no luck. Part Builder can be a big headache. Somebody else must have gone thru this tutorial and have gotten this to work.
C3d 2012, windows 7 64 bit, updated service pack, etc.
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Thank you.. Here is another question about this custom structure. Will outcoming pipe automatically be connected to the outside drop pipe of this custom structure?
Actually I think this is a style issue rather than a part builder issue. You mention that when displaying as a solid it displays corectly, but as a boundary it does not. I think the part is created correctly, its just the boundary option that is not working as expected. For now can you just use the solid option to display the part?
Displaying as a solid won't work in this case. This won't meet local sewer agency cad standards. Can the outside drop pipe be adjusted to connect to the outgoing pipe with the structure as defined in the tutorial? How paramatric is this part?
I am still hoping I just didn't follow the direction on the tutrial correctly. It's hard to spot a mistake when you barely understand whats going on in the part builder envoirment.
here is a snippit of my part
I can send you pmy parts catalog if that would be helpful.
I did notice that maybe a possible mistake in the tutorial - Exercise 2: Defining the Manhole Geometry
Why is FTh listed twice? Should there actaully be another variable listed? Is there anyone at Autodesk that is famiilar with this exercise?
Unfortunately I do not know who wrote these tutorials as they are now several years old. The double Fth may be a mistake, but the fact that it looks fine as a solid leads me to belive that this is constructed correctly. Can you post a screen cap of the structure displayed as a solid?
No Problem. I wish I understood parts builder better. I keep trying to tell myself not to give up, keep at it. It's hard to get PB answers on these forums and I understand why.
Here is what the part looks like as a boundary. Notice the outside pipe does not display. In PB enviorment the Part is configured at a "Cylider Shape". Does this mean the part can only be diplayed as a cylinder and unable to show the outeside pipes?