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AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2012 Essentials: Autodesk® Official Training Guide: Essential by Eric Chappell

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Annotating Pipe Networks in Plan View

For a pipe system to function properly, it must be installed with a considerable amount of accuracy. For this to take place, detailed information must be conveyed to the contractor installing the pipes and structures in the field. The most common way to do this is to add text to your drawing. With stations and offsets, you will provide the horizontal location of each structure and with slopes and elevations you will dictate the depth of each pipe and the slope needed for water to flow through it properly. These values are typically expressed to the nearest hundredth of a foot or thousandth of a meter. It's amazing to even think that a trench can be excavated and a heavy concrete pipe laid within it with such ...

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