i would like to create a lable for culverts that labels the inverts of the pipe, perpendicular to the end of the pipe at the end of the pipe. i created on under pipe network labels but i can't seem to attach it to the end. are there any suggestions out there of how to do this.
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perpendicular to the end of the pipe at the end of the pipe
I am having a hard time picturing this. Isn't that just the end of the pipe?
I would probably try placing a non-plotting, null structure with masking turned off at the end of the culvert and label the null stc. I know you can get a pipe label with the invert and drag it to the end of the pipe but I don't think that is work as you need.
what it is i want a label style that i can pick the end of the pipe and it will label the end of the pipe with the correct invert elevation pendicular to the pipe being label at the end of the pipe. this will work with pipes in a pipe network
your right john i have created the pipe lable then you have to drag it in place. i was thinking maybe a label like a note, like a spot elevation that label a elevation of a node at the end of the pipe then just add the words inv. elev = and the elevation.
You cannot label a pipe at the endpoints by default, but what you can do is create a label for the null structures that are attached to the ends of your culverts. That label can show the invert of the attached pipe.
If you draw a pline or feature line at the end of the pipe and assign the invert elev you can get what you want by labeling the PL or FL
The subject says it all. I didn't realize you were trying to label just the pipe.
We use a non-plotting structure as JohnM recommended.
This question has been on my mind for quite some time. The standard labeling style at the 3 different companies I have worked for was always a perpendicular line under the structure listing the inverts in and out. I have not successfully been able to create a label style such as this in Civil 3D that is fully dynamic. In lieu, I have created bands under the profile view that serve this purpose.
Note, this obviously isn't a problem with a culvert as you can create null structures as previous posters have said... BUT, if anyone has come up with a way to create a style such as this for a series of structures (say a sanitary sewer) please give a shout out!
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