Husson Tool - Crossing Pipe Label
The application works by determining the intersection of the two pipe centerlines in 2D (x,y coordinates).
The distance is then calculated from the upstream invert to determine the invert and obvert (crown) elevations of the respective pipes.
A leader with text is then added to the drawing showing the obvert (crown) of the pipe at a lower elevation and the invert of the pipe at the higher elevation.
The text is generated using the pipe style name.
The tool is useful for creating text labels for crossing pipes where necessary and saves a lot of time with manual calculations.
About This Version
Version 1.0.3, 4/21/2023
Added support to 2024 version.
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Hey Ed, Any support for 2023 yet?
Let me look into this Frank and see where this is in the process.
Works great and use it frequently. Would love to have some settings options that would become default such as layer and rotation angle. Once again very thankful for you sharing this.
HI All, this looks like a great tool but I wasn't able to get consistent results? Sometimes it woudl calculate the center of the pipeline in lieu of the flowline. Also sometimes results would only be reported to one decimal place and they would be close but not a match to a hand calculattion. Has anyone found a solution to these issues, thanks.
Thanks for the response Hal. Are you using the most recent version of the app? There were issues with the calculations in a previous version (2015) but have not received any report is issues since then. Regarding the reporting to only one decimal place, that is typically tied to the program dropping the 0 if that is at the end. I have been trying to find a work around to correct this but have not had any success to date.
Any support for 2019 coming soon?? I really rely on this app to help my workflow.
Remove the hard code for L60 and let mleaderstyle control appearance. Also change OBV to TOP for the top of pipe label portion. This app saves a lot of time except for changing the OBV to TOP.
Thanks for the suggestions Kent. I will look into implementing them.
Great app! In addition to change the OBV to TOP, we also need to change INV to BOTTOM, at least to give options. In Civil engineering, we are more concerning about the clearance (Bottom to top).
Here Here, on the L60 textstyle comment, can we make the resulting PIPE_CROSS mutileader style Annotative? Currently I have the required styles preloaded into a template drawing to get the desired look. Guess it would be nice if the program prompted you for the multileader style and layer the way it prompts you for text location and angle. Nitpicking. Its a great tool regardless, thank you for making it.
please, need version 2017 supported
Hi Ahmed. We are working on getting this updated asap. We are waiting on our version of 2017 to be deployed so I can test it.
Is this app for 2016? I also have problems with all the Husson Tools disappearing from the ribbon.
While I have trouble having the app stay on the ribbon, the command "sewercross" works just fine after downloading this app and it runs well! Saves me a ton of time from calcing intersections though.
Thank you for the review.
The app functions well but I rarely get accurate data when backchecked with a hand calc or even a smart profile. If the accuracy can be worked out, then it would be a real time-saver.
Hi Erich, An error was discovered in the code last week and it has been corrected. An updated version will be going live very soon.
I love the functionality of this app, but in many instances this tool has given me inaccurate data. When you calculate the invert of a pipe at a point by hand, it is rarely the same number that the tool gives you. Needs a lot of work
Hi Taylor, Would you be able to send us the instances in which the app has provided inaccurate information to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can update the tool to address your concerns? Thanks.
Great little tool