I'm currently working a 12km long pressure pipeline where i would like to insert pressure junctions at regular intervals (every 50m) to enable ground level to be referenced along the pipeline.
Is they a tool avaliable to automatically insert these juctions along the pipeline at the specified interval? I'm trying to avoid inserting these manually.
If you have access to MicroStation, AutoCAD or ArcGIS, another option may be to use any available tools (if such tools exist) to create the points at regular intervals. Then, save that layer of points as a file such a DGN or DXF, and use ModelBuilder in your Haestad product to import the points as junctions. Lastly, as Wayne mentions, use the Batch Pipe Split.
I noticed you mentioned you want to do this so that ground level can be referenced along the pipeline. If you are using a recent version of SewerGEMS, CivilStorm, StormCAD or SewerCAD (10.00.00.40 and greater), you can use the Terrain Model feature to overlay a DTM/DEM/TIN of your ground elevation contours along with your model, to visualize contours in the plan view. There is also an option in profiles to display the interpolated ground profile.
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I'm currently running the lastest version of SewerCAD but I haven't used the Terrain Model before. You mention that if i'm able to overlay the ground elevations i will be able to see these in the plan view. Will these also be visable in a profile?
I do have a copy of AutoCAD but don't see an option to save as a DTM/DEM/TIN file format. Are these MicroStation formats?
DTM/DEM/TIN are the survey file formats, not the Microstation formats. Using these files you can create the terrain model as mentioned by Jesse. After using the terrain model, the elevations will be applied automatically to the elements, which also will be visible in profiles.
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I'm not familair with these formats. Which software package uses/produces these formats? Can they be produced from Bentley Open Utilities Designer?
Matthew, see the Terrain model link I provided in my previous reply for an illustration of how the contours are shown in plan view. For the ground profile option, see the section called "Show terrain model in profile view" in this article.
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Matthew, I am not sure if OpenUtilities Designer can produce terrain models. A cursory check of the OpenUtilities Community did not turn anything up but you could check the documentation or ask on the related forum. In general, these refer to files that store information about the ground contour. DEM= Digital Elevation Model. DTM = Digital Terrain Model. TIN = Triangulated Irregular Network. See the previously linked wiki article for specific supported formats.
Typically such files may come from a Map application like ArcGIS. You may also want to look into Bentley Map and OpenRoads Designer.