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Author: Gaurav Bagga AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD

Ideate is dedicated to bringing you the latest information on the new releases of Autodesk software. In AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 you could extract material quantities from gravity based pipe network by assigning them pay items. With Civil 3D 2014 you can now do the same for pressure pipe network parts. It’s easy!

Here’s how:

  1.  Edit the Parts list from the pressure pipe network contextual tab


  2. To assign the Pay Item to the part – Click on the Dump Truck


  3. Open/load a Pay Item file. Default Civil 3D install keeps a sample file at the following location:

    C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\C3D 2014\enu\Data\Pay Item Data\Getting Started\Getting Started.csv


  4. Assign the pay item to the pressure pipe network part


  5. Layout the network.
  6. And then extract the quantity from Analyze > QTO > Takeoff. This is summary takeoff is displayed as HTML.


In addition, you can now create pressure pipe and fitting table similar to pipe table for gravity pipe network.

Don’t forget to look through other great features our Ideate Technical Team has found in the new 2014 releases for Revit MEP, Revit Structure, Revit Architecture, AutoCAD, and more.

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     Gaurav Bagga
Gaurav Bagga
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.