Pressure pipe networks have received new enhancements with the release of Civil 3D 2022.1. Autodesk continues to improve pressure pipe functionality by providing enhancements and new features, doing so not only with the release of new versions of Civil 3D but also within incremental updates. The latest 2022.1 update is no exception, and we now have much needed enhancements to improve efficiency and workflow.
Pressure networks can contain multiple branches in a single network, called pipe runs in Civil 3D, and this update introduces enhancements to editing parts contained in a pipe run. Pipes located at the end of a pipe run can now be deleted and the pipe run itself remains, minus the deleted pipe. If there are any fittings or appurtenances attached to the outside end of the pipe when deleted, those will also be removed.
The name of any pipe run can now be changed. In the Toolspace and on the Prospector tab, select the Pipe Runs collection inside of the Pressure Network it belongs to. The name can be edited in the Preview pane of the Toolspace.
After adding a fitting or appurtenance to the end of a pipe run, the run can now be continued by clicking on the plus sign glyph that shows after selecting the part. The correct pipe size will continue from the newly added part even if the fitting reduces the pipe size, the caveat is that the pipe size must be in the parts list. Click the part a second time to reveal a flip glyph to flip the orientation of the part such as an elbow or reducer. A diamond shaped glyph allows you to slide the part along the run. A rotate glyph is used to rotate fittings such as wyes and reducers connected to the run.
Caps and other single-port parts can be added to the end of a pipe run.
Do you find these enhancements to be helpful? It would be great to hear your thoughts.
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