While building a Storm Drain Network 3D Model using ModelBuilder Tool of Subsurface Utility Design and Analysis (MXRoad SS4), irrespective of shape and dimensions given, Manhole assumes a typical shape and size as shown below: -
Is there any way by which, we can model Manhole in 3D with given shape and dimensions?
You would have to define a custom cell which would have the manhole dimensions and shape as per your requirements. Then you can select the custom cell for your manholes.
Here is an article which describes assigning custom cells for MicroStation integrated mode. The same approach can be followed in SUDA.
Using custom cells for element symbols in MicroStation Integrated mode
Here is another article which can guide you;
Understanding Haestad Hydraulics and Hydrology Functionality in Subsurface Utilities / OpenRoads
Hope this helps.
Bentley Technical Support
Thanks for the response. . .but I am unable to edit the .cel file as it is showing write protected and opens in read-only mode only. . .can you help with this?
If you are using a .cel file that was created in a newer version of a Bentley Civil Product, that won't work. You will receive the following message.
It seems you are trying to edit one of the .cel files that was delivered with a Civil product. I recommend leaving those delivered .cel files as-is and creating a new .cel file with your custom definitions.
This is what I would do:
Now your new custom cell library contains those cells. You can use the copy icon in the models dialog and edit as needed. Just make sure the Models dialog has the "Is Cell?" column checked for models containing cells.
Then when you are working in a model and want to use those custom cells go to: Element menu > Cells > File > Attach File > Open the cell library.
Alternatively, you can add the custom cell library path to MS_CELLLIST
This is set on the user level, meaning in the user configuration file (.ucf). With this method, every time you open a .dgn, with the same user selected as when you defined the variable, the cell library will automatically be available. You would just need to got o Element >Cells > check "Display All Cells In Path".
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Ok. . .thank you for the detailed solution. . .will try that. . .!
Ankit P Patel