Pipe properties can be inputted in the Spread Input or Properties tab. Users have to select “Pipe” before inputting the pipe properties.
Spread Input #
It is easier for users to input the pipe properties by using the “ Spread Input”. After selecting “Pipe”, click the “Spread Input” button.
Property Grid #
Users can also input the pipe properties in the property grid by selecting the particular pipe.
Map Node to Pipe, Change Length, Create Offset Pipes and Break Pipes #
Select any ONE pipe and right click mouse, a menu contains Map Node to Pipe, Change Length, Create Offset Pipes and Break Pipes will appear.
Map Node to Pipe #
Select a pipe and right click to select the Map Node to Pipe option. Select the node which it should be mapped to and a new pipe created is created perpendicularly.
Change Length #
Right click on the selected pipe and choose Change Length option. Pipe can be lengthened and shortened without changing the axis of the pipe.
Circle will appear at both ends of the pipe. Click once at the circle and move the node to the new location or input the required extension length.
Create Offset Pipes #
Right click on the selected pipe and choose Create Offset Pipes option. Drag the cursor to the desired direction of the offset or users can input the required distance of the pipe offset.
Break Pipes #
Right click the selected pipe and choose Break Pipes option. This function is used to directly add pipes within a pipe without having trouble to add nodes. Users can specify the new node location of the new pipe. Users can also specify the length of the new pipe.
Invert Level Adjustment #
Starting from MiST 18.104.22.168, user are now allowed to re-apply different default invert depth per pipe basis (apply for existing pipe and newly created pipe)
Go to Pipe > Spread Input > select pipe/pipes > click ‘Adjustment’ button on top left at the spread input
Note: user can select multiple pipes to raise/lower the pipes
User can choose to reset the invert depth by;
i) Adjust from current IL
ii) Adjust from GL
Positive (+ve) value is to raise the IL
Negative (-ve) value is to lower the IL
Running Pipe System #
Starting from MiTS version 2.9, a Running Pipe System is introduced to allow the categorization of pressure pipes in a water distribution network. The pressure pipes can now be grouped by different names (i.e Existing and Proposed) and used with different colors as indication.
Users can define their own running pipe system under the parameters settings.
Go to Options > Project Parameters > Water Ret > Input > Running Pipe System > Set the Running Pipe System as per design > OK
Under the Running Pipe System, user can choose to:
- Display the running pipe name as prefix or postfix or not to display the name
- Set custom color for each of the running pipe or to use default color for the pipes
Example of a Running Pipe System defined
Users can assign the pipe to the system under the Spread Input for pipe properties. Once assigned, the Running Pipe System will be reflected on the Input Screen, Key Plan, and Schematic Plan.
Go to Pipe > Spread Input > Running Pipe column > select the right system for the pipe
User can also select and assign multiple pipes to a running system by following the steps below;
Click CrossPoly or WindowPoly > Select the pipes > Properties > Running Pipe > Select the system for the multiple pipes