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Can't edit MATERIAL in PIPE PROPERTIES 2012??? (was able to in 2011)

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08-05-2011 02:33 PM

I created a pipe network using Civil 3D 2011 and we upgraded to 2012 in the middle of the process.

I've always been able to edit the MATERIAL of the pipe for (I like to add class and type in this column)

It worked fine in 2011 as you can see in the first image.

Pipe Properties 2011.jpg

But in 2012, the material changes that I added in 2011 chow up, but I can't edit them or revise them. Anyone know why??

Pipe Properties 2012.jpg

 I'm really frustrated with this change because it causes me to have to label my pipes in the label editor instead of assigning the material property in the pipe properties with-in my pipe network.  Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.  (I searched before posting and came up with no answer that pertained to 2012).

 

THANKS!!!

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Well....I am now able to edit the pipe materials for that Network. Here are the steps I took.....open PartBuilder, edit the ConcretePipe type, delete the Param named Mat, saved and exited PartBuilder. Used the command PARTCATALOGREGEN. Edited the StormSewer parts list, hit OK once the partlist was didplayed (no edits were actually made). Selected a pipe, chose Properties, changed the Material, saved. 

 

I checked my 2010 install and the Conrete Pipe in part builder there does not have that MAT parameter. The one in 2012 was set to a constant param type, so I suspect this is what the problem was. But I won't have time to investigate this for a while.

My next question was going to be "Are you networked...". I run a standalone install so don't have to think about this much. I do recall there being other posts regarding a network setup for PartCatalogs. I'm going to have to defer to others with a better grasp on this side of it. Sorry.

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Re: Can't edit MATERIAL in PIPE PROPERTIES 2012??? (was able to in 2011)

08-05-2011 04:38 PM in reply to: ccoady

I am able to edit the pipe material in 2012. Is the pipe network a data reference? DRef'ed pipes cannot be edited except in the source drawing.

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Re: Can't edit MATERIAL in PIPE PROPERTIES 2012??? (was able to in 2011)

08-08-2011 06:04 AM in reply to: Jeff_M

Thanks for the response.  I'm trying to edit the pipes in the source drawing.  I am hoping it's not because the drawing was originally created in 2012 and maybe having some conflicts, but I don't understand how that would happen.  I guess I should just try to create a new drawing and see if i have the same problem?

 

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Re: Can't edit MATERIAL in PIPE PROPERTIES 2012??? (was able to in 2011)

08-08-2011 06:27 AM in reply to: ccoady

I opened a drawing that i created exclusively in 2012, and I'm able to edit the pipe material.  The drawing that I am referencing to in the post, I'm still only able to modify the STRUCTURE parts materials, but still not the PIPE materials, and yes I'm in the network source drawing.  I'm lost and really need this fixed or else I'll have to manually input my pipe class and type in every drawing, pland & profile view.

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Re: Can't edit MATERIAL in PIPE PROPERTIES 2012??? (was able to in 2011)

08-08-2011 06:52 AM in reply to: ccoady

On a side note, I have 2 pipe networks in the same source drawing.  Existing and proposed.  I'm able to edit the existing, but still unable to edit the poposed pipe material.  I can modify the structures on BOTH though.  I'm lost.

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Re: Can't edit MATERIAL in PIPE PROPERTIES 2012??? (was able to in 2011)

08-08-2011 07:00 AM in reply to: ccoady

Can you post or email the drawing file? miff AT sonic DOT net

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Re: Can't edit MATERIAL in PIPE PROPERTIES 2012??? (was able to in 2011)

08-08-2011 07:06 AM in reply to: Jeff_M

I will email it.  The drawing was created in 2011 about 5 months ago and the guy that created it has been in the hospital since May, so I'm have a heck of a time trying to sort through his stuff.

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Re: Can't edit MATERIAL in PIPE PROPERTIES 2012??? (was able to in 2011)

08-08-2011 08:12 AM in reply to: ccoady

Ok, well some materials, the cursor comes up and lets me type into the materials parameter, but when I hit apply, the disappear.  There is also a pulldown menu in place of where I would normally type.

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Re: Can't edit MATERIAL in PIPE PROPERTIES 2012??? (was able to in 2011)

08-08-2011 08:15 AM in reply to: ccoady

Well....I am now able to edit the pipe materials for that Network. Here are the steps I took.....open PartBuilder, edit the ConcretePipe type, delete the Param named Mat, saved and exited PartBuilder. Used the command PARTCATALOGREGEN. Edited the StormSewer parts list, hit OK once the partlist was didplayed (no edits were actually made). Selected a pipe, chose Properties, changed the Material, saved. 

 

I checked my 2010 install and the Conrete Pipe in part builder there does not have that MAT parameter. The one in 2012 was set to a constant param type, so I suspect this is what the problem was. But I won't have time to investigate this for a while.

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Re: Can't edit MATERIAL in PIPE PROPERTIES 2012??? (was able to in 2011)

08-08-2011 08:20 AM in reply to: Jeff_M

Thanks so much!  This will save me a ton of time if it fixes it since this job has 4 phases.

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