I am working on an existing Pipe Network. I have a location where I have already placed a pipe and filled in the correct parameters for this pipe. But I realize now that there is a concrete headwall near the end of the pipe. So I was trying to insert the structure at the midpoint of a line I have created for OSNAP reasons so it would create the structure at the specified location. The problem is when I move the structure to create at this location, the "Break Pipe Marker" goes away and only shows when I am at a different location along the pipe. So I wanted to see if there was a command or feature to use to tell the software I want to place this structure at a specified location along this one section of pipe.
I wanted to see what my options were. I know I can grab one end of the pipe and move it to the location and then add the structure and pipe from there. But I did this insertion under different circumstances and it broke the pipe into 2 sections while still keeping the same and adding a (1) after it, which is pretty helpful when reading printouts and showing that this is actually one pipe instead of 2 pipes.
Any feedback would be appreciated.
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I was not fully sure how you meant RANDOM insert. But I did try the station offset from the alignment and while it placed the structure at the desired location, it did not break the pipe. So I am unsure of this structure having some type of interference issue or the headwall blocking the pipe? Or does it know that the pipe goes directly through the structure? I heard from another user that you have to have 2 segments of pipe whenever you place a structure along the pipe? Is that correct? So confused now.......
I got it. I placed my structure at the midpoint of the pipe.
Then I selected the structure and chose the station offset command as recommended and when I entered the correct offset numbers it moved the structure to the correct location. Although I have 2 segments of pipe, the names are the same with one of them having a (1) at the suffix. Thanks for the tip and I will use the transparent commands more often to place pipes and structures along my alignment.
Inerting a structure anywhere along a pipe (randomly) when you see a gliph will yield two new segments of pipe. So "randomly" insert the structure anywhere along the pipe them move with the transparent commands
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