AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 has some great additions that save you time by making mundane tasks simpler and faster. Gaurav Bagga, Application Specialist at Ideate, Inc. reviews some of those productivity improvements.
Before you dig in, check out my first post, Under Pressure: Pressure Pipe Networks, from April, 2012.
Perhaps one of the most sought after features in Civil 3D has been pressure pipes. People had to jump hoops; make the best use of existing features of Civil 3D to create a water line.
With Civil 3D 2013 it is now very easy to create a pressure pipe network in plan and display it in profile.
The workflow is similar to the gravity flow as before – specify the parts list, surface and alignment to get started and then layout the network in plan.
Create the pressure pipe layout including the:
- Bends, tees, and other fittings
- And valves, fire hydrants and other appurtenances
- Display the pipes, fittings and appurtenances in profile with a relative ease.
The figure below shows the pressure pipe and a gate valve in plan, profile and model view.
Check out the YouTube Video that describes this advancement.
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Senior Application Specialist Infrastructure
Gaurav is a Senior Application Specialist for Infrastructure Solutions at Ideate based out of San Francisco. He has over 18 years of experience in construction and related software industry. With this extensive design technology background he helps engineering and surveying companies, federal and state government agencies, and ENR 500 firms critically analyze and improve their construction drawing production process. He implements Civil infrastructure design technology led by InfraWorks and Civil 3D and has helped Ideate grow Civil Infrastructure Services. Being an industry recognized speaker he has presented cutting edge design technology at several industry conferences such as Autodesk University. Find Gaurav on Twitter.