1. Right-click your Typical Storm Drainage parts list on the Settings tab, and choose Edit.
2. On the Pipes tab, use the Style column to select the appropriate style for each size pipe.
3. On the Structures tab, use the Style column to select the appropriate style f or each size
of structure.
4. Click OK. Save your drawing.
Chapter 1 5: Running Downhill: Pipe Networks
Create a pipe network by layout. After you’ve created a parts list for your pipe network, the
first step toward finalizing the design is to create a Pipe Network by Layout.
Master It Open the Mastering Pipes.dwg file. Choose Pipe Network Creation Tools from
the Pipe Network drop-down of the Create Design panel on the Home tab to create a sani-
tary sewer pipe network.
Use the Finished Ground surface, a nd name only structure and pipe label styles. Don’t
choose an alignment at this time. Create 8
PVC pipes and concentric manholes.
There are blocks in the drawing to assist you in placing manholes. Begin at the START
HERE marker, and place a manhole at each marker location. You can erase the markers
when you’ve finished.
1. From the Home tab’s Create Design panel, select Pipe Network Create Pipe Network
by Layout.
2. In the Create Pipe Network dialog, set the following parameters:
1. Network Name: Sanitary Sewer
2. Network Parts List: Sanitary Sewer
3. Surface Name: Finished Ground
4. Alignment Name: <none>
5. Structure Label Style: Name Only (Sanitary)
6. Pipe Label Style: Name Only
3. Click OK. The Pipe Layout T ools toolbar appears.
4. Set the structure to Concentric Manhole and the pipe to 8 Inch PVC. Click Draw Pipes
and Structures, and use your Insertion osnap to place a structure at each marker loca-
5. Press
to exit the command.
6. Select a marker, right-click, and choose Select Similar. Click Delete.
Create an alignment from network parts, and draw parts in profile view. Once your pipe
network has been created in plan view, you’ll typically add the parts to a profile view on the
basis of either the road centerline or the pipe centerline.
Master It Continue working in the Mastering Pipes.dwg file. Create an alignment from
your pipes so that station zero is located at the START HERE structure. Create a profile view
from this alignment, and draw the pipes on the profile view.
1. Select the structure labeled START HERE to display the Pipe Networks contextual tab
and select Alignment from Network on the Launch Pad panel.
2. Select the last structure in the pipe run. Press
to accept the selection.
3. In the Create Alignment dialog, make sure the Create Alignment and Profile View check
box is selected. Accept the other defaults, and click OK.
4. In the Create Profile dialog, sample both the Existing Ground and Finished Ground sur-
faces for the profile. Click Draw in Profile View.
5. In the Create Profile View dialog, click Create Profile View and choose a location in the
drawing for the profile view. A profile view showing your pipes appears.
Label a pipe network in plan and profile. Designing your pipe network is only half of the
process. Engineering plans must be properly annotated.
Master It Continue working in t he Mastering Pipes.dwg file. Add the Length Material
and Slope style to profile pipes and the Data with Connected Pipes (Sanitary) style t o profile
1. Change to the Annotate tab and select Add Labels.
2. In the Add Labels dialog, change the Feature to Pipe Network, and then change the
Label Type to Entire Network Profile. For pipe labels, choose Length Material and
Slope; for structure labels, choose Data with Connected Pipes (Sanitary). Click Add, and
choose any pipe or structure in your profile.
3. Drag or adjust any profile labels as desired.
Create a dynamic pipe table. It’s common for municipalities and contractors to request a
pipe or structure table for cost estimates or to make it easier to understand a busy plan.
Master It Continue working in the Mastering Pipes.dwg file. Create a pipe table for all
pipes in your network.
1. Change to the Annotation tab, and select Add Labels Add Tables Add Pipe.
2. In the Pipe Table Creation dialog, make sure your pipe network is selected. Accept the
other defaults, and click OK.
3. Place the table in your drawing.

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