You can use the pressure networks features to generate 3D models of pressure networks, such as water transmission systems.
| Watch Video: Creating a Pressure Network Parts List
Create a Pressure Network Parts List
Define the components that are available when you lay out a pressure network.
| Watch Video: Lay Out a Pressure Network in Plan
Lay out the horizontal design of a pressure network.
| Lay Out a Pressure Network in Profile
Refine the vertical design of a pressure network.
The workflow when creating pressure networks is similar to that of creating gravity pipe networks in AutoCAD Civil 3D. However, there are some differences. For example, with the pressure networks tools you can model deflected-bend segments and you can define and model a pipeline path in both plan and profile views.
Prior to creating a new parts list, use the Set Pressure Network Catalog dialog box to select the catalog that will serve as the source for components used in the parts list.
A parts list is a way for you to organize components and display properties to be used in a specific project.
Pressure networks have styles for pressure pipes, fittings, and ancillaries.
Feature and command settings control default settings for pressure networks.
The plan view layout establishes both the horizontal location and the initial vertical information for the pressure network.
After laying out an initial pressure network in plan view, you can access the editing tools from the ribbon or use grip editing to modify the layout.
Vertical design of a pressure network has two steps: the initial layout, followed by refinement of that layout.
After adding a pressure network to a profile view, you can access editing tools from a ribbon or use grip editing to modify the layout.
Use design checks and depth checks to verify that project standards are met in the pressure network.
You can view and edit pressure network properties in the panorama window, in properties dialog boxes, and in the Prospector item view.
Label styles can be specified for a pressure network when you create the pressure network, or you can label the pressure network after creating it.
You can add dynamic pressure network tables that include information about pipes, fittings, or ancillaries.
You can create data shortcuts for pressure networks and make references to them from other drawings.
You can use commands to quickly access pressure network functionality.