MAGNET Modeler for Autodesk: Pipes

How to manage pipe element parameters in MAGNET Modeler for Autodesk

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MAGNET Modeler for Autodesk: Pipes

The pipes object reads AutoCAD polylines, lines, arcs, circles, ellipses, and splines. Pipes can be anywhere underground and on top of the ground. Polyline 3D position defines the absolute position of the pipe. The cross section of the pipe can be defined freely, so this object can be used to represent any item with an alignment and a static cross section.


•  layer 

Layer where pipe polylines are.

•  materials 

Material of the pipe.

•  description 

A descriptive text for the entry. If defined, it will be shown instead of the long description.

•  info text 

Information text attached to items.

•  info URL 

URL link attached to items. MAGNET Explorer can launch a web browser with the URL.

•  object data tables 

These are Autodesk Map object data tables that will be used for source of object information for the elements in the virtual model. The table list also matches wildcards.

•  width 

Width of the pipe in drawing units.

•  height 

Height of the pipe in drawing units.

•  crosssection

  • square
  • circle
  • pick from drawing = A polyline from the drawing can be selected as a cross section of the pipe. It is saved in the *.INI file.

•  tessellation_granuality 

The number of corners in the cross section shape. This also affects turns in the pipe polyline.

•  gouraud_shaded

  • yes = Shades pipes with gouraud shading.
  • no = Shades pipes with flat shading.

•  interpolate 

  • yes = Interpolates pipe polyline vertices to the surface model.

•  interpolate_to_materials 

Select those material areas as layers that will be used to elevate your component (similar to interpolate_to_layers)

•  interpolate_to_layers

Select those layers that will be used to raise your component. For example, if you use LandXML as a reference or Civil 3D surface as a reference, you generate layers for those references and then select that layer into this box.

•  position_offset 

After interpolation, moves the pipe location relative to the polyline according to given transformation parameters (X,Y,Z).

•  group 

The name of the group of these items.

•  auto_segmentation_distance 

Divides the original polyline with this distance and adds new points. This parameter is useful for better control of following surface and long arc segments.

•  auto_segmentation_angle 

Divides polylines using an angle threshold so that the resulting polyline will fall within this angle value. This only affects curved polyline segments like splines and arcs.