Summary: Allow pipes from one network to connect to a structure in another network.
Description: Connect pipes to structures in a different network.
How Used: Storm and Sanitary pipe networks typically have branches. In the past, Civil 3D could adequately handle connecting a branch to a main network, with a manhole having more than two pipes connected. In 2010, this is impossible; you get an error "Cannot connect parts to a different network." This makes the interface between the two networks less dynamic. Options such as match crowns/inverts are not automatic/dynamic. Nor are labeling (e.g. profile view labels where you need to list inverts of connected pipes).
Feature Affinity: Pipes
Submitted By: Francesca Maier on April 20, 2010