Duct point

The duct point is a feature class that is used to visualize the duct fittings—the connections between two ducts. The form opens in Industry Model Explorer > Duct > Duct point. Regardless of the tabs, network tracking can always be carried out.


Users can find the information about the trenches and ducts that are connected by a fitting in the “General” home tab. Boxes 3 and 4 show the trenches with the ducts, microducts and cables assigned to them.


Name A name can be assigned for the duct point. Clicking on mceclip2.png opens the point form for the duct point in the current record. The mceclip3.png button opens the point forms for all filtered duct points.
Type The duct-point type assigned to the duct point is displayed. Clicking on the mceclip4.png button opens a selection of the already-defined duct-point types. Double-clicking in the list box opens the detailed form for duct-point types.
State The state assigned to the duct point in the point form is displayed.
Incoming All incoming trenches with the ducts, microducts and cables assigned to them are listed here.
Outgoing All outgoing trenches with the ducts, microducts and cables assigned to them are listed here.
Fittings The fittings with the ducts that they connect are displayed.


Menu items

You can add and update the duct tap label as well as draw, delete and refresh the duct-connection graphic via the “Edit” menu.


Duct tap label

A “duct tap label” can be added to the selected duct point. In this case, the text with a reference line to the duct point displays the ducts connected via fittings in a grouped display.


The content of the text can be controlled via the NET options.

The corresponding layers for the lines and the text must be loaded and stylized in the display model.

The duct tap label can also be set and updated for several duct points. The position of the text is determined automatically and may need to be subsequently adjusted.

Connection graphic

The menu entry “Draw connection graphic” initiates the creation of a duct-connection overview in the graphic.

A possible display of the duct point in the graphic:
The menu item “Draw connection graphic” creates a duct-connection overview in the graphic. The information from the duct-point form is visualized in the graphic.

The length and distances of the connecting lines can be defined in NET Options on the General tab. One line with associated label is created per fitting located at the position of the duct point. The lines per fitting are offset parallel to the segments they connect. If the number of fittings is too large in relation to the selected line offset and the lines can no longer be generated geometrically correctly, a corresponding message appears:

"Pipe Fitting (FID ... ): The connection graphic cannot be created correctly with the current NET options. Distances and maximum line length must be adjusted in the NET options."

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The forms for the labels created can be opened via the “Overviews/Reports” menu.