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PHX cadie

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Top of Pipe elevations in label (Pressure Fittings)
« on: September 16, 2022, 12:03:35 PM »
Newbie back (and still a newb)

I've been doing profiles for awhile now but the office in another state has requested "top of pipe elevs" for their profiles. I've labeled pressure fittings along the alignment and I can use expressions to add to the fitting "insert" elev, (CL elev) but without a fitting size it seems I have to use hard numbers and a unique label style for each pipe size:

12" pipe"  expression  (insert elev +.5+wall thickness)
8" pipe  expression (insert elev+.33+wall thickness)

Is there a better way?

Also I'm curious is top o pipe a "norm"?
Considering the difficulty in labeling top o pipe, I don't think this is the standard. I've always used pressure is CL, gravity is invert

Pls don't go to a lot of effort (Swampers have always gone the extra mile) and none of this is a show stopper, I'm just baffled

Thxs, glad to see all's well in the Swamp!
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steve.carson

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Re: Top of Pipe elevations in label (Pressure Fittings)
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2022, 01:46:56 PM »
Sorry that I can't answer your Civil 3D question, but I can say that having the top of pipe elevation can be handy when you have other utilities crossing it. Also, most jurisdictions I deal with have minimum depth requirements for different utilities that are measured to the top of pipe. I don't know that I've ever used the top of pipe as the sole means of defining the elevation of it though. I usually use inverts and centers like you and throw in a couple top of pipes as a reference.

PHX cadie

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Re: Top of Pipe elevations in label (Pressure Fittings)
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2022, 05:10:44 PM »
thank you
Acad 2013 and XM
Back when High Tech meant you had an adjustable triangle