Does anyone know where I can get additional parts for pipe networks parts lists? The structures and pipes that come with Civil3d are not really easy to deal with. Ideally I would like rectangular and cylindrical shaped structures with little or no wall thickness and no grate thickness, and pipes with little wall thicknesses. When we put together networks for existing conditions with all the restrictions and constraints built into the Civil3d parts it makes it next to impossible to put in a super shallow CB. I would also like parts that would allow me to show large vaults etc. We only need the parts to show up correctly in plan and profile we don't use any of the other fancy features. Any suggestions?
Hrmm i think i'm doing something similar to what your describing for my company. Look into the Partbuilder, what i have done is copy the "junction Structures without Frames" chapter and modified to have the sizes we want and thicknesses. A note about pipes, use a really small thickness (.0001 or similar) otherwise C3D calcs cover incorrectly (at least 2011 does). What we ended up with is simple shapes (boxes and cylinders) representing the extents of the structures for plan and profile.