AutoCAD Civil 3D - Stormwater

AutoCAD Civil 3D - Stormwater

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Extra information for connecting pipes

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10-06-2011 06:20 AM

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:



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)

B.O.S.: -1.50'


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.

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Re: Extra information for connecting pipes

10-06-2011 07:36 AM in reply to: AAristi

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.

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Re: Extra information for connecting pipes

10-06-2011 09:09 AM in reply to: ccoles

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?




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