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 Modify a Pipe Label Style with an Expression

Modify a Pipe Label Style with an Expression



Mark Schnesk of Seiler Design Solutions shows how to utilize an Expression in a Pipe Label Style.
From the Seiler Design Solutions YouTube Channel.
and the Seiler Design Solutions blog.


You could attack this Expression problem differently via the difference of between center to center distance and the inside distance and how that relates to the outside Pipe diameter.
I'd argue this is not an accuracy issue but perhaps a what is suitable issue. Obviously, the length of pipe sections used also bears on the construction and estimating problem.
In the real world you probably need the approximate overage. Whether the pipes are actually installed off the assumed center to center line is also an issue.


 Civil 3D Assembly Management Tools

Civil 3D Assembly Management Tools



Jeff Bartels of Autodesk explores some of the benefits of using the Civil 3D Toolspace Prospector tab to work with and manage Assemblies.
From the Jeff Bartels YouTube Channel.
and the Civil Immersion blog.


Right Click is your Friend in Civil 3D.
Your initial take away should be that you can somewhat protect your current Assembly collection by removing them from Modelspace.

You should recognize that Civil 3D considers Assemblies, Subassemblies, and PKTs as Data in the Civil 3D object model not as a Style. In other words, Assemblies are more like Point Groups (a display collector) than Points (the collected data). Needless to say - there are referenced Styles attached to Assemblies.

The current glaring lack of even basic Import and Export tools for Assembly collections in Civil 3D is more than annoying.
The work-arounds are basic AutoCAD command Insert/Explode and WBLOCK methods which create some maintenance hassles that can be easy to miss.


 Logical Name Template Settings Part 3

Logical Name Template Settings Part 3

This is part 3 of a 3 part video series on Civil 3D Settings.



Autodesk's Jeff Bartels shows how to employ Civil 3D Name Templates to automate Feature names for the Civil 3D Feature objects and Commands.
This video covers the essential need to know details to set up customized Name Templatesfor a Features and Commands in Civil 3D.
From the Jeff Bartels YouTube Channel.
and the Civil Immersion blog.


If you maintain a set of templates, you'll be horrified Jeff suggests your users edit your template Settings at the end of the video.
That said the Name Templates Settings are extremely useful and productive. The Name Templates Settings for a group of related Features can also be very detailed. We need to manage that.
You can build separate task-based templates to manage Settings or train users to load them from a resource library on demand.

Be aware that the Reference Template tools do NOT support automatic Import and update support for Command Settings in 2017 and 2018.

The Civil 3D Settings video series