A little birdie told me the other day that pressure systems is something we might-possibly-probably-we-can't-confirm-100%-beca
I've got my hopes up before. I'll believe it when I see it.
That being said, despite my skepticism, I will be grateful if it happens.
I feel the same way. I've been expecting pressure pipe systems for several years now. I've become content with what we have. That doesn't mean I've stopped asking for more or expecting more, it's just that I've stopped being upset when what I expect to be in the software isn't there.
Excellent post Brian. I feel the same way but with more things than just pressure networks (label and table improvements are top on my wishlist). Civil 3D is a tool and it does what it does. It will never be perfect. It will never do everything I want it to. I use it the best I can & don't get upset anymore when it doesn't do everything I think it should do. After all, what I think it should do may not be what others think it should do and I can't see the programmers realistically making every single routine that every single user requests.
I'm not content--just jaded.
I don't think it's unrealistic to expect a site tool that gives us what the architects and building engineers have in Revit. If everyone accepted mediocrity we'd still be riding in horse-drawn carriages and lighting our homes with candles (not to mention hand-drafting construction plans). The pieces are there on the various platforms, and just need to be put together into a workable package. Although it can be broken into many small subcompoents, my request is actually quite simple: Let me model the site fully in BIM, and access the tools available to the architects. All the fancy auto-calculation methods, visualization techniques, and rule-based auto-design functions are irrelevant if I can't build a model of the site in BIM, on a level that the architects can do with the building.
So far I've seen little progress on this front, and I've been losing faith in Autodesk--figuring it would actually be a 3rd party developer that would eventually make the leap. That being said, if Autodesk actually does move forward with this I will be pleasantly surprised, and my faith in them will be partially restored.
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