Slope Across Pipes

Slope Across Pipes

Win32 and 64, English

Red Transit Consultants, LLC
Tools for quickly modifying pipe slopes and elevations.

General Usage Instructions

Upon running either command of the app, if pipe networks are found in the drawing the user will be prompted to select one of two modes, by slope or by inverts. Both commands provide access to the settings dialog which allows for setting how the app reads and writes pipe elevation data; choose centerline, crown, or invert and choose slope form of decimal or percentage. The Pipe Slope Multiple command provides an additional value of how the command handles drop values on null structures.

 

Pipe Slope Single

 

Select By Slope mode or By Elevation mode. When selecting by slope, select a pipe (either plan or profile) by the known elevation end. The command will prompt for a new invert elevation and will provide the default elevation of the current value, while also providing the ability to select an end of another pipe and inherit its elevation for use on the current pipe. Next enter in the slope and the pipe will update with the selected elevation and slope.

When selecting by elevation, select a pipe (either plan or profile) by the desired end. The command will prompt for elevations at each end and set the slope based on those elevations.

In both modes, the command offers a keyword selection on the elevation prompts to select another pipe by an end to inherit it's elevation and then applying an adjustment factor to it.

Pipe Slope Multiple

Select By Slope mode or By Elevation mode. When selecting by slope, the user will be prompted to select a start structure or pipe, an end structure or pipe, the starting pipe invert with the default invert as inherited from the first pipe, the slope to be applied to all pipes in between the start and end structures/pipes, and the pipe drop across each structure - if required. If the user selects profile view structures or pipes, the command offers a keyword selection on the elevation prompt to select elevation from profile view. When choosing to select the elevation from profile view, the user must select the profile view prior to picking a point within the same profile view. The mode concludes by providing the number of pipes/structures updated.

When selecting by elevation, the user will be prompted to select a start structure or pipe, an end structure or pipe, and the pipe drop across each structure - if required. When selecting the typing option, the default start elevation is inherited from the first pipe. The command then uses the elevation difference between the start/end elevations, minus the pipe drop across structures value multiplied by the number of non-null structures within the pipe run (not including start or end structures), divided by the total 2D Center to Center pipe length within the run to calculate the to be applied pipe slope. The mode concludes by providing the number of pipes/structures updated.

In both modes, if the user selects profile view structures or pipes, the command offers a keyword selection on the elevation prompts to select elevation from profile view. When choosing to select the elevation from profile view, the user must select the profile view prior to picking a point within the same profile view.

Screenshots

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

RTCL_PIPESLOPEMULTIPLE

Gathers pipes between two selected objects in the same network and sets the pipe slope and elevations for all pipes in between.

RTCL_PIPESLOPESINGLE

Allows for quickly modifying a pipe's slope and elevations based on the selected end of the pipe without having to get into the pipe properties dialog.

Installation/Uninstallation

The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin.

You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the app/plug-in.

To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8/8.1/10) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

This product has been tested for both Windows 32bit and 64bit systems.

Known Issues

If the Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® pipe catalog is not found or does not contain the structure used in the drawing and the app is run on pipes in the drawing, the structures will not resize and will not allow for resizing. This is a common Civil 3D issue, but we felt it necessary to make aware.

The app does not care about pipe or structure rules, if rules are applied, network could be reset and set values could be lost.

All parts must be connected for the pipe slope multiple command to process. App will alert if this is not found true.

Contact

Company Name: Red Transit Consultants, LLC

Author/Company Information

Red Transit Consultants, LLC

Support Information

At any time, simply email steve@redtransitconsultants.com, and provide the application plugin name or command name and a detailed description of the error that occurred. We will get back with you as soon as possible and determine a solution to the issue.

Version History

Version Number Version Description

2.0.0.3

Upgraded for 2019 product support (No change in version number). Upgraded for 2018 product support (No change in version number).

2.0.0.2

 

Added functionality for non-circular pipes.

Fixed issue with Pipe Slope Multiple command where if a user selected the start structure/pipe and selected an end pipe with a total of 2 pipes in the selection the app would not run. The app now works as expected.

Added option to process slopes in decimal form or percentage form; find on settings dialog.

App now saves all settings.

Pipe Slope Single command has been built to work like Pipe Slope Multiple, providing the ability to process by Slope or by Elevations

With Pipe Slope Single command, fixed issue where app would crash if pipe did not have connected structures.

2.0.0.1

 

Fixed a bug in the pipe slope multiple command when elevation mode was selected and a pipe run had multiple pipe sizes applied, the app was calculating the wrong slope value and applying the slope, thus not holding the end elevation. The app now calculates the slope correctly for all settings options and holds start/end elevations as expected.

Fixed a bug in the pipe slope multiple command in both modes where the app was always reporting the centerline elevation information in the command line but still performing as expected. The app now reports corresponding elevation data as selected under settings (invert, crown, or centerline).

Added the app version number to the settings dialog.

2.0.0.0

Renamed main command to Pipe Slope Multiple and added new command Pipe Slope Single.

Restricted Pipe Slope Multiple to only work with selections containing more than one pipe as this is critical to achieving desired results.

Added a settings dialog that provides the ability to change the app reference elevation point (ie: centerline, crown, or invert).

Added the ability to select a neighboring pipe end to auto inherit its elevation value, where necessary.

Other minor bug fixes and udated help document.

1.0.0.0

Initial release.

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