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h0rringrip
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Exporting Pipe Networks to Setting Out Engineer

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01-10-2013 03:50 AM

I have created a complicated 3D utilities model using pipe networks. All the clashes have been ironed out, the 3D DWF looks great when rotated, the client is happy. Now It is time to hand it over to the contractor to build. He hasn't got Civil 3D and isn't going to get get it. He either want's the information as an x,y,z, text format or a 3d polyline. I cannot see anyway of doing this with the tools available. I am relatively new to this software, so I maybe missing a trick or two here. What is the most common way of issuing this type of data to contractors, what type file formats can theses guys usually read?

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Joe-Bouza
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Re: Exporting Pipe Networks to Setting Out Engineer

01-10-2013 04:49 AM in reply to: h0rringrip

no profiles? crossing table? I wouldn't trust anyone to study 3d plines to build something give engineered numbers.

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h0rringrip
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Re: Exporting Pipe Networks to Setting Out Engineer

01-10-2013 05:16 AM in reply to: h0rringrip

I have 35 profiles drawn up, the contractor isn't interested. He just wants someting to input into his total station.As a relative newcomer to this I am just trying to understand what is the correct workflow in this situation.

 

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KirkNoonan
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Re: Exporting Pipe Networks to Setting Out Engineer

01-10-2013 05:35 AM in reply to: h0rringrip

Look on the toolbox tab of your workspace. Under Reports Manage -> Pipes, you should find a .csv file structure report which will give you Northing and Easting as well as Station and Offset values.

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sboon
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Re: Exporting Pipe Networks to Setting Out Engineer

01-10-2013 09:12 AM in reply to: h0rringrip

You should be able to dump out all 35 of those alignments and profiles to an xml file and then let the surveyor figure it out.  You didn't mention what hardware or software the contractor is using, but if I was doing the layout I would definitely want the alignment and profile of the pipes, not just the x,y,z locations at the manholes.

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dgordon
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Re: Exporting Pipe Networks to Setting Out Engineer

01-10-2013 10:52 AM in reply to: h0rringrip

did you produce a set of plans for this work that normal contractors can build the design from?

 

I would think that a xyz file of the structures and bends complete with control points would be enough for them if they already have plans to go off of.

 

 

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nostupidquestions
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Re: Exporting Pipe Networks to Setting Out Engineer

01-10-2013 11:48 AM in reply to: dgordon

is there a way to edit the format of what the report manager puts in the cvs file?

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KirkNoonan
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Re: Exporting Pipe Networks to Setting Out Engineer

01-10-2013 12:09 PM in reply to: nostupidquestions

If you mean the precision and units, yes. Use the left toolbox button at the top of the toolspace window to change those types of settings. If you want to change the information in the report, not without difficulty. There used to be a stand-alone tool called something like 'LandXML Reports' that would let you modify some of the reports, but when I went to locate it now, it appears to have been done away with. If you still have 2009 or earlier installed you might be able to find it there. Otherwise, you could probably edit the XSL file if you're good at that sort of thing.

You could also make a structure table in your drawing which could be shoe-horned into an Excel spreadsheet, or maybe even linked to the spreadsheet.

Found it, but I remembered it as something else. The report tool is located at C:\Program Files (x86)\Autodesk\LandXML Reporting 8

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sboon
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Re: Exporting Pipe Networks to Setting Out Engineer

01-10-2013 12:23 PM in reply to: KirkNoonan

The LandXML reporting tool is still installed, at least with 2012, but there is no shortcut supplied during the installation.  You have to search for it and make your own shortcut.  On my Win 8 computer it's found at

 

C:\Program Files (x86)\Autodesk\LandXML Reporting 8\Reporting.exe

 

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nostupidquestions
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Re: Exporting Pipe Networks to Setting Out Engineer

01-10-2013 12:40 PM in reply to: sboon

thanks.

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