I know that Pressure Pipes are a new feature, and they sound great. But When I try and create one, I go to the parts list, and the only pipe material listed is Ductile Iron. I've seen other posts wherepeople have the option for PVC.
Is there something I'm missing? I've done a repair, a reinstall and an uninstall and reinstall.
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Being Civil's blog will help you with this. Make sure you read the comments. This is where you will find the Content Catalog Editor. Link is below....
Yes. If you read Being Civil's blog, it tells you how to do this. When you click on one of the pipes, to the right, you can change it from ductile iron, to your desired material.
I opened up the "Content Catalog Editor" and looked at the "ID Material" it would only show Ductile Iron. There's no other choices to choose from.
I have checked on Push-on, Mechanical, Flanged catalogs. It only shows Ductile Iron.
I, like Ken, am not able to add PVC as a pipe material. When I go to modify parts lists and edit the water or standard pressure network parts lists, I can't see any materials in the window that appears when I right-click and select 'add material' (screen shot attached). How to get this dialogue to show other materials? I know they're there because:
Sourceforge has a sqlite browser which is free. I made a copy of Imperial_AWWA_PushOn.sqlite and looked through the tables inside the databse. There is a material table (WA_MATERIAL_TBD) which lists over 70 different materials, PVC being one of them. (anorther screen shot attached)
While I follow the being civil post, it is describing how to change the properties of the existing parts. Rather than change the entry for ductile iron pipes to say they are PVC, it seems to me I should add the PVC parts. How to do this?
So, I and I'd imagine others need some direction on how to add parts (PVC in my case) to the catalogs for this new pressure pipe capability. I looked through the help files and found nothing on this topic.
Thanks in advance for any help.
If you change the pipe material to PVC...
Then rename the string to the left to say PVC instead of Ductile Iron...
Here you go...