Designing Pressure Network Models in Civil 3D

This course will introduce you to how pressure networks work in Civil 3D, and show you how to project your pressure network from plan view into a profile. You'll also learn how to manage and edit your pressure network in profile views. Software required: Civil 3D.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 10, 2017
Duration
1h 15m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 10, 2017
Duration
1h 15m
Description

Do you work on Utility or Process related designs? Have you ever wanted to develop a fully functioning 3D model that includes all utilities? This course, Designing Pressure Network Models in Civil 3D, will teach you all the ins and outs of how to generate an accurate 3D model of your utilities from start to finish in Civil 3D. First, you'll be introduced to how pressure networks work in Civil 3D before going on to learning how to navigate and configure your table styles for pressure pipes, fittings, and appurtenances. Next, you'll become comfortable with the Pressure Network Plan Layout Ribbon and understand how each function affects your design process. Finally, you'll learn how to apply AutoCAD's 3D modeling tools to develop a simple 3D custom pressure part, as well as how to navigate and customize your pressure network catalog using Content Catalog Editor. By the end of this course, you'll know how to import your new custom part into your existing parts list and incorporate it into your design model. Software required: Civil 3D.

About the author
About the author

Steve has been in the AEC Industry for over 14 years and has taken on many roles from drafting and designing, to BIM and CIM Model Management, implementing company-wide BIM and CIM standards, procedures, and workflows. He has also sat on many committees throughout his career, including QA/QC Committees, as well as several CAD and BIM Standards Committees. Steve is currently a Civil BIM Liaison at HDR, Inc, and is a Co-Chair of Advanced Solutions' Civil Professional User Group.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Stephen Walz, and welcome to my course, Designing Pressure Network Models in Civil 3D. I have been in the AEC industry for over 14 years now and have taken on many roles from drafting and designing, to model managing, and implementing company-wide BIM and SIM standards, procedures, and workflows. Do you work on utility and/or process-related designs in Civil 3D? Have you ever wanted to develop a fully-functioning 3D model that includes all utilities? Have you ever wanted to create your own custom pressure network parts? Well look no further, this course will teach you all the ins and outs of how to generate an accurate 3D model of your utilities from start to finish in Civil 3D. By the end of this course you will have the complete knowledge of how to set up your pressure pipe network catalogs, parts lists, and display, label, and table styles. You will also learn the various ways Civil 3D allows user to lay out their pressure pipe networks in both plan and profile views, along with a better understanding of which methods to use that will give you the best end result. We will go over many advanced techniques including how to develop your own 3D model of a pressure network fitting and how to incorporate it into your design model. Before beginning the course you should be familiar with Civil 3D surfaces, grading and feature lines, alignments and profiles, and AutoCAD's basic drafting and 3D modeling tools. You'll also need to be familiar with civil engineering standard design practices, as well as an understanding of how pressure pipes work and how they are laid out in the field for construction. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn everything you need to know about designing 3D utility models with the Designing Pressure Network Models in Civil 3D course at Pluralsight.