Or if anyone knows a way to make it happen in some way, I am willing to do it myself if I just had a little bit of direction.... any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance
I use a 6" diameter concentric manhole that I make in Part Builder--then use a different structure style for the plan view with a hydrant block. As for the profile? I let the standard 6" manhole show and be labelled, then manually add a profile view hydrant block on top of the surface. The only trick is remembering to manually move the profile block if the structure or surface moves... It's possible to set a manhole rim elevation higher than the surface to get a rectangle to draw above the surface---but then it's just a rectangle (not a hydrant-looking thing) and labels will pull of the top of hydrant structure, rather than the surface grade--so I don't do that.
There's probably a way to hack a part in Part Builder to make the hydrant profile block show above the surface, but I gave up on that since the manual blocks seemed like less work than learning to hack and code.
Thank you for your input. Given the fact that I had been searching for soo long without find the answer that I wanted I figured that it wasnt as simple as I was hoping. I have resorted to just making a style white uses a hydrant profile block for the display style in profile that attaches at the rim of a simple cylinder which gets the job done for the profile but just doesnt work for the model view but such as it goes. Thanks again!
Well the plan view's the easy part: Make a block that has what you want to see on the plan. Then go to your hydrant style, "Plan" tab, User-defined part button, and select that block. Then as long as you have that style your plan view will work.
How did you get the profile to work? That's what I can't do.
Yes, the plan part is easy. For the profile part what you need is a fire hydrant block that shows the profile view of the hydrant making the block insertion point the bottom mid point, then in your style on the profile tab select display as block with the block insertion location as the rin then select your block name. You may have to play with the scaling to get it to look right and that should be all there is to it. I dont know if this is the absolute best way to do it but it will do the trick for me for the time being. Now to get it to show up in the model view, but I am afraid the only way to do that is to build the part.
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