June 4, 2012

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 – Under Pressure: More on Pressure Pipe Networks

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.

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:
  • Pipes
  • 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.

Don’t forget to look through other great features our Ideate Technical Team has found in the new 2013 releases for Revit Architecture, Revit MEP, Revit Structure, AutoCAD, Navisworks and more: ideateinc.com/2013

Gaurav Bagga

Infrastructure Solutions Application Specialist

Gaurav is a well rounded Application Engineer and Project Manager for Infrastructure Solutions at Ideate based out of San Francisco. He has over 15 years experience in construction industry and has been helping numerous small, medium and ENR 500 firms maximize their CAD investment for the last ten years. Gaurav is an Autodesk Certified Instructor and Autodesk Civil 3D Implementation Certified Expert. He has taught at several conferences, CAD Camps and Autodesk University. He has taught AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Land Desktop and Map 3D to thousands of students and helps Ideate develop the Infrastructure Services curriculum and courses. With his extensive CAD technology background he helps Bay Area engineering and surveying firms analyze and improve their design and drawing production process thereby improving productivity and the bottom line. Follow Gaurav on Twitter: @BeGeez

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