Part Builder Tutorials
 
 
 

These tutorials demonstrate how to work with the Part Builder features, which you use to design and model parts (pipes and structures) that are used in pipe networks.

Note

If you have not installed AutoCAD Civil 3D to the default location, you may receive messages in the Event Viewer, indicating that pipe network part catalogs are not found. To avoid these messages, it is recommended that you follow the exercises in the order presented. Alternatively, you can reset the path to the catalogs by clicking Home tab Create Design panelSet Pipe Network Catalog.

Note

All drawings used in these tutorials are available in the tutorials drawings folder . If you want to save your work from these tutorials, save the drawings to the My Tutorial Data folder so that you do not overwrite the original drawings.

For more information, see the AutoCAD Civil 3D Help topic Understanding Part Builder.

  • Tutorial: Creating a Cylindrical Manhole Structure

    This tutorial demonstrates how use Part Builder to create a cylindrical-shaped storm drainage manhole structure. It will go through the steps to define the new part in the structure catalog, define the manhole geometry, create profiles, and then establish parameters to control the sizing and dimensions of the manhole.

  • Tutorial: Creating a Drop Inlet Manhole Structure

    This tutorial demonstrates how to use Part Builder to create a drop inlet manhole structure. It will go through the steps to define the new part in the structure catalog, define the manhole geometry, create profiles, and then establish parameters to control the sizing and dimensions of the manhole.

  • Tutorial: Creating a Vault Structure

    This tutorial demonstrates how to use Part Builder to create a vault structure. It will go through the steps to define the new part in the structure catalog, define the manhole geometry, create profiles, and then establish parameters to control the sizing and dimensions of the vault.