Part Properties Tab (Structure Properties Dialog Box)

 
 
 

Use this tab to view or change properties associated with this structure.

This tab displays the properties associated with this structure, along with their current values. Structure properties define a variety of characteristics of the structure object, including its basic size and shape and elevation adjustment behavior.

Some properties are specific to a certain type of structure. For example, only junction structures use rim and sump behavior properties. Only inlet-outlet structures use properties that define headwalls such as Headwall Base Width.

Some properties are read-only and others are editable. To change an editable property, double-click on the Value field and enter a new value, or select one from the list. For more information, see Part Properties

General

These properties specify general characteristics of the structure, such as the structure elevation at its insertion point, and the surface and alignment referenced.

Surface Elevation At Insertion Point

Specifies the elevation at the structure’s insertion point.

Reference Surface

Specifies the surface referenced by the structure.

Reference Alignment

Specifies the alignment referenced by the structure.

Geometry

These properties specify characteristics such as the structure’s rotation angle, offset, station data, and the number of pipes that are currently connected to the structure.

Structure Rotation Angle

Specifies the structure’s rotation angle.

Structure Offset

Specifies the structure’s offset.

Structure Northing

Specifies the structure’s northing.

Structure Easting

Specifies the structure’s easting.

Connected Pipes

Specifies the number of pipes currently connected to the structure.

Insertion Rim Behavior

These properties are associated with junction structures only. They specify the structure’s rim elevation and adjustment behavior.

Insertion Rim Elevation

Specifies the current elevation of the structure rim. This cannot be edited if Automatic Surface Adjustment property is set to True.

Automatic Surface Adjustment

Specifies whether or not to automatically adjust the rim elevation to the referenced surface, including the Surface Adjustment Value. When this property is set to True, grip editing the structure modifies the surface adjustment factor. When this property is set to False, grip editing the structure modifies the rim elevation.

Surface Adjustment Value

If Automatic Surface Adjustment is set to True, the rim elevation is automatically adjusted by the surface elevation, plus the value specified here. If the structure is moved, resulting in the structure elevation changing, the structure automatically adjusts its elevation.

Sump Behavior

These properties are associated with junction structures only. They specify the structure’s behavior, elevation, and the depth of the structure’s sump.

Sump Elevation

Specifies the elevation of the structure’s sump, measured at the inside bottom of the structure. When this property is enabled, grip editing the structure modifies the sump elevation.

Sump Depth

Specifies the depth of the sump area, measured from the inside bottom of the structure to the lowest pipe invert of all pipes connected to the structure. When this property is enabled, grip editing the structure modifies the sump depth.

Control Sump By

Specifies if the sump depth is controlled by the depth based on the lowest pipe invert, or by a specific elevation value of the sump.

Part Data

These properties specify a variety of part characteristics, such as part type, part subtype, and the part size name as defined in the part catalog. Some of these properties define the part’s basic shape and behavior, and therefore are read-only.

Part Type

Specifies structure’s part type.

Part Subtype

Specifies structure’s subtype.

Part Description

Specifies structure’s description.

Part Size Name

Specifies the part size name.

Structure Shape

Specifies the basic primitive shape of the structure, as defined from the part catalog. For example, headwalls are typically defined in the part catalog as Bounding box shape, and manholes are typically defined as cylindrical shaped.

Vertical Pipe Clearance

Specifies the clearance required from the top outside of the highest pipe connected to the structure, to the rim. This is defined in the catalog and ensure that pipes enter the structure at an appropriate elevation. For example, it prevents a pipe from entering through the cone of structure.

Rim To Sump Height

Specifies the distance between the sump to the structure’s rim. This property is for junction structures only.

Headwall Base Width

Specifies the width of the base of the headwall. This property is for inlet-outlet structures only.

Headwall Base Thickness

Specifies the thickness of the base of the headwall. This property is for inlet-outlet structures only.

Wall Thickness

Specifies the wall thickness for this structure, measured from the inside edge of the structure to the outside edge of the structure. This property is for junction structures only.

Floor Thickness

Specifies the thickness of the bottom of the structure. This property is for junction structures only.

Material

Specifies the material defined for this part. This optional property is used mainly for labeling purposes. It allows you to identify the type of material used to construct this part.

Frame

This optional property specifies the model or type of frame used for a structure.

Grate

This optional property specifies the model or type of grate used for a structure intended to be used as a catchbasin.

Cover

This optional property specifies the model or type of cover used for a structure intended to be used as a manhole.

Frame Height

Specifies the height of the structure’s frame. This property is for junction structures only.

Frame Diameter

Specifies the diameter of the structure’s frame. This property is for junction structures only.

Frame Length

Specifies the length of the structure’s frame. This property is for junction structures only.

Frame Width

Specifies the width of the structure’s frame. This property is for junction structures only.

Barrel Height

Specifies the height of the barrel section of the structure. This property is for two-tiered junction structures only.

Barrel Pipe Clearance

This property lets you determine how close to the structure’s rim you can position a pipe. It is used for two-tiered junction structures only and specifies the clearance required above the top of the barrel section of the structure. It is similar to Vertical Pipe Clearance, but only describes the transition zone between the access cylinder and the larger barrel cylinder of a two-tiered structure.

Cone Height

Specifies the height of the cone shaped section of the structure. This property is for two-tiered junction structures only.

Slab Thickness

Specifies the thickness of the structure slab. This property is for junction structures only.

Inner Structure Diameter

Specifies the inner diameter for this structure. This property is for junction structures only.

Structure Height

Specifies the total height for this structure, measured from the bottom outside edge of the structure to the top outside edge of the structure.

Structure Diameter

Specifies the diameter for this structure, measured from the outside edges of the structure. Circular shaped structures typically use the diameter property while non-circular structures use width and length.

Structure Width

Specifies the width for this structure, measured from the outside edges of the structure. Non-circular shaped structures typically use the width and length properties while circular structures use diameter.

Structure Length

Specifies the length for this structure, measured from the outside edges of the structure. Non-circular shaped structures typically use the width and length properties while circular structures use diameter.

Hydraulic Properties

These properties specify the hydraulic grade line, the energy grade line, and the junction loss values for pipe networks that contain this data.

Hydraulic grade lines and energy grade lines, when present, are displayed as a straight line through structures, connected between the HGL Up or EGL Up property from one pipe to the HGL Down or EGL Down property of the next pipe. For more information, see Adding Hydraulic Property Data to AutoCAD Civil 3D Pipe Networks.

Hydraulic Grade Line

Specifies the elevation of the hydraulic grade line for pipe networks that contain this data.

Energy Grade Line

Specifies the elevation of the energy grade line for pipe networks that contain this data.

Known Capacity

Specifies the known capacity for pipe networks that contain this data.

Bypass Target

Specifies the bypass target for pipe networks that contain this data.

Inlet Location
Specifies the inlet type. This property supports a process for translating AutoCAD Civil 3D part data and converting it Storm and Sanitary Analysis elements. When exporting to Storm and Sanitary Analysis, Inlet Sag (a True/False value) will be set in the STM file according to the AutoCAD Civil 3D Structure's Inlet Location value. Upon import into Storm and Sanitary Analysis, the Inlet Sag value from the STM file is used to select the appropriate Storm and Sanitary Analysis part for each part in the STM file.
  • On Grade: Use for storm drain inlets which are located on slopes. An on‐grade storm drain inlet is able to capture some, but not always all stormwater runoff. It captures all stormwater runoff at smaller flowrates, but as flowrates increase a point is reached where some stormwater bypasses the inlet, perhaps continuing to another storm drain inlet further downstream with additional flows joining it along the way.
  • On Sag: Use for storm drain inlets which are located at low points (or depressions).
  • None: Use for structures which are not inlets.