Monday, 23 July 2012

Custom Pipe Rules Part 2

I have finally been able to get my custom pipe rules updated to 2012 with the help of Augusto Goncalves from Autodesk ADN an have been playing around with in proving them. Traditionally they just asked for the lid level and invert levels in and out as you set you pipes out in layout mode. I thought it would be cool to

  • ask for the grade of the pipe and calculate the next invert automatically
  • prompt for a length for the pipe so the pipe can be rounded it to a practical length. I guess this could be updated to multiplies of available pipe lengths set under the rule
  • Put in a number of temporary rays at user defined degrees of turn off the previous pipe set under the rule to allow one to snap too a bit like the pressure pipe feature in 2013.

Still some bugs to iron out but here is a video clip

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