Googong Township Neighbourhood - Stage 1A
As a part of the design process for sewer and stormwater analysis, the layout
and numbering of a network was drafted in another software package. Part of the
process for transferring this network to 12d Model was node numbering. Projects
as large as Googong Township (over 2 stages) include well over 300 nodes.
Manually numbering such an enormous network can be very time-consuming. The team
needed a quick and simple process to transfer the node numbers into 12d Model.
Once the network had been drafted, complete with node numbers, and created in
12d Model, the team was able to use the import/export feature from the Drainage
Network Editor (DNE). Using a customised list file, they exported the following:
Pit centre x
Pit centre y
They developed a LISP routine to read the data from the customised list file.
This routine then exported the number attribute associated with each node and
created another custom list file with the following:
Using the Drainage Network Editor’s ability to read data from the clipboard, the
data was read in and all nodes updated with their correct numbers.
This simple process saved the team incredible amounts of time, eliminated errors
and ensured consistency between 12d Model and other software.
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