SUDA Level Convention


In developing SUDA for our firm, I am interested as to why there are "3D" levels in the OpenRoads default SUDA library, and additionally "equivalent" levels which do not have the "_3D" suffx. Is there a specific reason for 3D levels to be segregated from other levels?

i.e., Element Templates> Storm Water>Conduits>Pipes>3D>Storm Water (Concrete)= Util_Storm_Conduits_3D

       Element Templates> Storm Water>Conduits>Pipes>Plan>Storm Water= Util_Storm_Conduits

Would there be anything "wrong" with assigning the same level to both of these entries (while keeping their properties the same) or is there a need to graphically separate the 3D display from the plan and profile data?


Best Regards,