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Mastering AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2012 by Louisa Holland, Richard Graham

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Part Rules

At the beginning of this chapter, you made notes about your hypothetical municipality having certain requirements for how structures and pipes behave—things like minimum slope, sump depths, and pipe-invert drops across structure. Depending on the type of network and the complexity of your design, there may be many different constraints on your design. Civil 3D allows you to establish structure and pipe rules that will assist in respecting these constraints during initial layout and edits. Some rules don’t change the pipes or structures during layout but provide a “violation only” check that you can view in Prospector.

Rules are separated into two categories—structure rules and pipe rules—and are collected in rule sets. You can then ...

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