To label a crossing and/or connecting pipe flowline elevation, you'll need the style created in Part 2 of this series and profiles for both the main line and the crossing/connecting pipes as described in Part 1 of this series.
After you have the style and profiles created in your drawing, the rest is really simple.
- Zoom into the connecting pipe that you want to label.
- From the Civil 3d Profile menu, select "Add Profile View Labels", then "Add Profile View Labels...".
- In the Add Labels dialog box, select the style that you created from Part 2 of this series (mine was called Connecting Pipe Label).
- Choose a Marker style if you want one. I don't generally use one for this style.
- Left click on the Add command button.
- You will be prompted to select a profile view. Select the profile view by left clicking on one of the grid lines, not the actual profile.
- When asked to specify a station, select the endpoint at the flowline of the crossing pipe shown in the profile view.
- When asked to specify an elevation, you can either select the same point or specify an elevation for the insertion point of the label.
- Repeat this process for other connecting pipe labels that are visible in this profile view.
- If you need to add labels in other profile views, you'll need to left click on the Add command button again to select a different profile view.
- Select all the connecting pipe labels in one profile view and then look at the properties listed on the labels. There is a Civil 3D section that contains a listing for Profile1 Object and Profile2 Object. They will be set to
- Left click on the
for Profile1 Object and set that to the profile you created for the flowline of the main pipe.
- Left click on the
for Profile2 Object and set that to the profile you created for the crossing and/or connecting pipes and pipe size changes.
Well, that's it for Part 3. In Part 4, I will describe how to use the offset capability that we put in place when we created the Profile View Station Elevation Label Style in Part 2 of this series.
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