I created a pipe network using Civil 3D 2011 and we upgraded to 2012 in the middle of the process.
I've always been able to edit the MATERIAL of the pipe for (I like to add class and type in this column)
It worked fine in 2011 as you can see in the first image.
But in 2012, the material changes that I added in 2011 chow up, but I can't edit them or revise them. Anyone know why??
I'm really frustrated with this change because it causes me to have to label my pipes in the label editor instead of assigning the material property in the pipe properties with-in my pipe network. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. (I searched before posting and came up with no answer that pertained to 2012).
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I am able to edit the pipe material in 2012. Is the pipe network a data reference? DRef'ed pipes cannot be edited except in the source drawing.
Thanks for the response. I'm trying to edit the pipes in the source drawing. I am hoping it's not because the drawing was originally created in 2012 and maybe having some conflicts, but I don't understand how that would happen. I guess I should just try to create a new drawing and see if i have the same problem?
I opened a drawing that i created exclusively in 2012, and I'm able to edit the pipe material. The drawing that I am referencing to in the post, I'm still only able to modify the STRUCTURE parts materials, but still not the PIPE materials, and yes I'm in the network source drawing. I'm lost and really need this fixed or else I'll have to manually input my pipe class and type in every drawing, pland & profile view.
On a side note, I have 2 pipe networks in the same source drawing. Existing and proposed. I'm able to edit the existing, but still unable to edit the poposed pipe material. I can modify the structures on BOTH though. I'm lost.
I will email it. The drawing was created in 2011 about 5 months ago and the guy that created it has been in the hospital since May, so I'm have a heck of a time trying to sort through his stuff.
Ok, well some materials, the cursor comes up and lets me type into the materials parameter, but when I hit apply, the disappear. There is also a pulldown menu in place of where I would normally type.
Well....I am now able to edit the pipe materials for that Network. Here are the steps I took.....open PartBuilder, edit the ConcretePipe type, delete the Param named Mat, saved and exited PartBuilder. Used the command PARTCATALOGREGEN. Edited the StormSewer parts list, hit OK once the partlist was didplayed (no edits were actually made). Selected a pipe, chose Properties, changed the Material, saved.
I checked my 2010 install and the Conrete Pipe in part builder there does not have that MAT parameter. The one in 2012 was set to a constant param type, so I suspect this is what the problem was. But I won't have time to investigate this for a while.
Thanks so much! This will save me a ton of time if it fixes it since this job has 4 phases.
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