Author: Gaurav Bagga AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD

Ever wanted to label the station and/or elevation of pipes crossing an alignment and wondered how?

Wait no more – that functionality has arrived with Civil 3D 2016.

Yes, you can now label station & elevation (see figure below for more crossing pipe labeling options) for a storm, sanitary and pressure pipes in profile.

It’s really easy - invoke the usual labeling command from Annotate tab > Add Labels. (Click on the top half as highlighted below, not the bottom half of the split icon)

This will display the Add Labels dialog box as below.

In the dialog box, select Pipe Network under feature and Single Part Profile or Entire Part Profile for Label type and, as highlighted above, you will see a new option for Crossing pipe label style in Civil 3D 2016. Click Add and pick the pipe crossing the alignment in the profile view.

And there you have it. Simple, isn’t it?

See the label I added below showing the station and elevation for outside top and bottom of storm pipe.


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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.