I don't know how many of you have to use EXFILTRATION TRENCH on your Storm Networks, but here in Florida we use them a lot. Which brings me to this question: Is there a way to add more information to the pipes to be used in the structure labels?
Specifically I need to be able to automatically add a note "W/ PRB" at the end of each connecting pipe - that has Exfiltration Trench around it - on the Structure Label.
So it would look something like this:
STORM MANHOLE #2
RIM EL.: 7.68'
INV. EL.: 2.00' (N) W/ PRB <--- Not all pipes have to have PRB, so its is something I should be able to edit/change
INV. EL.: 3.12' (E)
I've thought about using the Description field for this purpose, however we need the description field for a more widely used piece of information.
I tried adding another field to the pipe in the Part Builder, but I could not find anything that will let me add a Text field to the part.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
P.S.: I'm running Civil 3D 2012 on a Windos 7, Quad Core, 64-bit machine.
You could use one of the optional properties for the pipes for this, or you could create a new optional property.
Here's a link to a nice write-up on optional properties. Note that it requires .xml editing and using Parts Builder.
Thank you ccoles for your input, it was Awesome! unfortunately it is still missing an important part.
I was able to create a custom field for the pipes, which got me very excited because I thought that would be it... but what I need now is to be able to use that field under the "Properties" withing the Structure Lable Style's Text Component Editor
Do you know if there is another location where I can edit/add this information to be able to use it for the Structure Labels?