View Full Version : Snap pipe network object to survey point
2010-02-17, 04:35 PM
I'm using Civil 3D 2009 in a survey department and we create pipe networks of existing improvements as part of our topo surveys. When I insert a structure using "Create Pipe Network by Layout" by snapping on the top center rim point stored in the field the "Insertion Rim Elevation" remains 0.00'. I want it to assume the elevation of the point I snapped to. My point style display mode is set to "Use Point Elevation" and the drafting option to "Replace Z value with current elevation" is unchecked. I don't associate a surface with the pipe network and I'd rather not have to. Any ideas?
2010-03-10, 11:17 PM
I have a couple of ideas, but I don't think either are the answer you are looking for.
Set the rim elevation manualy, by replacing the 0 elev. with the point elev.
Attach the rim to the surface.
I could be wrong, but I don't think you have the option of using the points elevations to set the rim.
2010-03-11, 04:48 PM
I ran across this post on osnapz in c3d and was wondering if this would work with your problem, I didn't test it or anything.
2010-03-30, 08:27 PM
Thanks for the responses Christian. You gave some functional work-arounds in your first post. As you know, I was hoping to find a way to set pipe network parts to the elevation of a survey point with one click (whether it's a culvert end to an invert shot or a the top of a structure to a rim shot). I was also hoping to avoid identifying it with a surface. I just saw your more recent post but I think the article got moved and I couldn't find where they put it. Do you know if the info still out there?
2010-03-30, 08:32 PM
Your right it is gone! I even ran a search on the blog for "osnapz" as it was titled and it had a result but gave the same broken link. I'll look harder after work to try and find this for you.
2010-09-15, 12:48 PM
You can use a Pipe Rule, Cover Only (Max 10.00', Min 3.00')
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