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Multi-barrel pipes

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11-24-2013 04:33 PM

What the best way to draw multiple parallel pipes that cross a corridor.  In my example I have a track with 4 pipes crossing the track corridor on slightly different alignments (from perpendicular to skewed).  I have drawn the pipes on as individual pipes under the same network following advice I found on the forum.

 

Hwever I cannot get them all to display on the profile.  I have tried "Draw Parts in Profile" but it seems to bring up only 1 pipe.

 

I would appreciate any guidance on managing multiple pipes.

Thanks

Select Profile View>Right Click>Profile View Properties>Pipe Networks Tab.

Are pipes 1-4 all checked to display here? This is where the profile display options are managed.

If they are checked for display please post a screen capture of the pipe layout in plan view in relation to the corridor.
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Re: Multi-barrel pipes

11-24-2013 05:34 PM in reply to: boberdorf
Select Profile View>Right Click>Profile View Properties>Pipe Networks Tab.

Are pipes 1-4 all checked to display here? This is where the profile display options are managed.

If they are checked for display please post a screen capture of the pipe layout in plan view in relation to the corridor.
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Re: Multi-barrel pipes

11-24-2013 05:48 PM in reply to: Jay_B

Thanks Jay,

I appreciate the response.  I am an amatuer on C3D and overlooked that setting.

 

Out of curiousity, is this the correct way to manage parallel pipes based on your experience?

 

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Re: Multi-barrel pipes

11-24-2013 06:13 PM in reply to: boberdorf
If your main goal is to draw and label the pipes I don't think it matters much if you have 4 disconnected pipes in one network or create 4 separate networks.

The reason you only had one pipe display is there are 2 options to draw pipe networks in profile view
Draw part in Profile.
Draw Entire Network in Profile.

My personal preference is to draw a single part in profile. Once this is done in a file for 1 initial pipe network,
any additional networks will also appear in the listing on the Pipe Network tab of pfl view prop's.

If a busy network is drawn using entire network option there's a bunch of pipes or structures that I end up
turning off anyhow.

HTH
Jay

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