Is it possible to draw a new pipe from another pipes elevation that has already been drawn?
When I draw pipes using Network Layout Tools it creates a Null structure in which the elevation of the new pipe is higher than the connecting pipe.
I have tried adding the rule "Pipe to Pipe Match" with the following:
Match Location: Centerline
Drop Value: 0
But it is still not spot on even though the pipes are the same dimensions. For some reason it is 6 mm off...
I think it's a bit annoying that I have to create a profile view of the pipes and structure in order it change the pipes to the correct elevation. Using pipe properties is unfortunately not accurate enough.
All the best!
Go into the structure properties->connected pipes tab-> Select a pipe and right click-> Select the match you want.
For the most part having a good set of rule definitions help a lot. There is another tricky way to do it. If you are a 3D kind of person you can grip edit in 3D. I have one word of caution though, Save Often, C3D even though the name suggest 3D it's still not a true CAM/BIM modeler. So it hates working in a true 3D presentation. Crash crash crash craaaaaash!!
I'll stick to 2D when I'm drawing then
The before mentioned solution does make it a lot quicker to draw pipes and set them to the correct elevation.
Thanks a lot!
I'm still working on my rules in order to make C3D more efficient.
Would it be much trouble for you to list your pipe and structure rules? Maybe as a screenshot?
Do you by any chance know why the "new" pipe is not spot on when I use this rule:
Pipe to pipe match
Match Location Centerline
Drop Value 0
It is the same network and dimension. For some reason it is off my about 4 mm.