I apologize if this question has been asked before. This question seems so simple as to be all but laughable, but I have seen no way to do this (or to cannot get it to work):
I want to cut a roadway profile and have it display crossing pipes from a SDB file. Or, I want to place pipes from a SDB into an existing roadway profile. How is it done?
Seems simple, but I cannot get anything to work. I've tried the View Commands under the Drainage menu, and also the create profile and update profile commands.
Other users in my office do it via a workaround: they view the pipes as 3D lines, then import those as a DTM and view crossing features from the DTM. That's very time consuming. There is no way to display the pipes as 3D lines and differentiate them based on siize by displaing them on different levels, colors, etc, to say nothing of assigning the feature styles to all the different pipe sizes. No thanks.
I know there has to be a command built into the software to do this - where is it and how is it used?
There is a bit of a trick to it. Since crossing pipes are only displayed when creating "Network" profiles, you can get them to display in an alignment profile by creating a 'dummy' network that run the length of your alignment, then create a Network profile down this 'dummy' network but using the "Existing Profile" option under "Drainage Network Reference". Assign a style to the 'dummy' network structures so you can easily turn off their graphics in the profile and the crossing pipes will remain.
Let me know if this makes sense, if not, it might be a good candidate to record a quick video.
I'm not quite following the solution, so a video would be great.
Here is a video explaining the procedure I typed above: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/10377.aspx
Let me know if you have any questions about it.
I've noticed that if you enter any pipe culvert ID under both the from and to section under Create Profile>Source>Network that all culverts show up that cross your roadway centreline, which is very useful.
The issue I'm currently having is that circular pipe culverts in particular are displayed twice as large as their actual dimensions in the structures.dat file. This doesn't happen for pipe sewers, box culverts, catch basins, etc though (only circular culverts). Also, on plan view and cross section view the circular pipe culverts are displayed with proper dimensions. It is just the profile view where they are doubled in size. Do you know why this is and what to do to fix this issue?