Chapter 15. Running Downhill: Pipe Networks

Once you understand the parts used to design and construct pipe networks, it's time to assemble those parts into a system or network.

In this chapter, you'll learn to:

  • Create a pipe network by layout

  • Create an alignment from network parts and draw parts in profile view

  • Label a pipe network in plan and profile

  • Create a dynamic pipe table

Exploring Pipe Networks

Parts in a pipe network have relationships that follow a network paradigm. A pipe network, such as the one in Figure 15.1a, can have many branches. In most cases, the pipes and structures in your network will be connected to each other; however, they don't necessarily have to be physically touching to be included in the same pipe network.

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