I want Long-Sections of a pipe to show the unconnected pipes which cross
On a Long-Section of a pipe, I would like ICM to show the unconnected pipes which cross that long-section. This would illustrate potential pipe clashes.
I imagine the unconnected pipes would be shown as circles on the long-section similar to how connected pipes are currently shown.
We need more information on the problem of pipe clashes. Are these unconnected pipes in the model or are they referencing Asset networks, or Water networks?
How granular of a view does one need? I.e. are you interesting in generally where these crossing occur, or are you trying to identify how close you can cross something else?
Gregory Smith commented
I see this as an excellent (and necessary) addition to ICM.
A typical example is where there is a constraint of (say) a foul sewer line that crosses a stormwater line that is the subject of the design. When adjusting pipe depths, the ability to "see" the sewer line in a long section will assist the design to ensure that there is sufficient minimum (and measurable) clearance between the 2 pipes. The same could be applied to any design or existing constraints that may affect a design.
The current work around is by duplicating scenarios in CAD.
I would like this feature to be a very simple exercise of being able to create a conduit (without nodes) with just an upstream & downstream invert. (and it may only be a metre long .... for example if it is pipe
(or even a cable) that has just been potholed by survey).
Matthew Walsh commented
Responding to Matthew Anderson 22/8/2020:
The unconnected pipes are in the model.
The intent would be to visualise where and how close the pipes cross.
This feature would:
1) Provide a simple visual to prompt the user to investigate potential clashes in detail.
2) Enable the user to produce basic figures thereby avoiding subsequent drafting when reporting the situation.
I imagine the user could toggle whether the unconnected pipes were shown (if the long section become difficult to read).
The 3D view is a good tool for reviewing individual clashes in detail, but it is not practical for quickly identifying potential clashes (it's far too cumbersome). It is also not effective for reporting the situation to others.
Wuyts Rob commented
This would make the Long Section more difficult to read. The easiest way to detect clashes is the use of the 3D-View