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 segments and ducts that are connected by a fitting in the “General” home tab. Boxes 3 and 4 show the segments with the ducts, microducts and cables assigned to them.
|Name||A name can be assigned for the duct point. Clicking on opens the point form for the duct point in the current record. The 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 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 segments with the ducts, microducts and cables assigned to them are listed here.|
|Outgoing||All outgoing segments with the ducts, microducts and cables assigned to them are listed here.|
|Fittings||The fittings with the ducts that they connect are displayed.|
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 Settings.
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.
Duct connection graphic
The menu entry “Draw duct 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 duct 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 Settings 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."
The forms for the labels created can be opened via the “Overviews/Reports” menu.
A report can be generated for the duct point via the printer symbol in the form . This lists all pipes and fittings that are located at the position of the duct point.