Slope Across Pipes

Slope Across Pipes

Win64, 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

Installation

1. Download the MSI installer from the Autodesk App Store – it may have already started downloading after purchasing.

2. Close Autodesk® Civil 3D®.

3. Install the MSI installer downloaded in step 1. The application will install to the directory below – all contents will be held within a respective bundle folder.

    a. C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins

4. At this time, it is important to determine if you desire a network license installation or a standalone license installation. Please see the respective links below based on your determination of license type. Additionally, please read the up about Red Transit Consultants, LLC licensing on our website; link provided below.

    a. Standalone License Instructions

    b. Network License Instructions

    c. Licensing: TBD

5. Launch Civil 3D. Depending on which licensing option chosen, you may be prompted to select your license file. You should see a ribbon tab called Pipe Network Tools containing all of the tools the app provides.

Additional Information

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Known Issues

If the 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 support@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

3.0.0.2

Updated for 2020 version.

3.0.0.1

Modified licensing system so that in Network licensing situations the app only obtains a license when a command is executed. Civil 3D still has to be closed to release the license.

3.0.0.0

Licensing system has been changed to Flexera. We now offer network licensing capabilities as well as other features.
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