Creating and assigning ducts

There are two options in the duct module for documenting empty ducts. The empty-duct infrastructure can be displayed with or without geometry. Ducts can be assigned to either a trench or another duct (duct-in-duct management). The assignment of ducts to a trench or duct can be canceled again at any time.


Start the workflow in Workflow Explorer > Duct workflows > Create and assign ducts (without geometry) by double-clicking it, from the context menu or by clicking the mceclip3.png button in the lower right area of the workflow explorer:


or in the trench or duct form in the respective context menu


This will open the workflow for creating ducts without geometry.

Depending on where the workflow was started, the trench/duct is already selected: at the start of the workflow in the context menu of a trench/duct (2) or it must still be selected via the mceclip1.pngbutton: at the start of the workflow in Workflow Explorer (1).


1. If you start creating the duct from Workflow Explorer, the trench or duct to which the new duct is to be assigned must still be selected from the illustration.
2. At the start of the workflow from the trench or duct form, the corresponding higher-layer element is already selected. The name or FID of the object is displayed.
3. Enter the number of ducts to be created.
4. The duct type is selected from the list of existing duct types.
5. The required duct template for the duct type is selected. If a unique duct template is assigned to the duct type, it appears in the selection field.
6. If the “Enter … name automatically” option is activated, the name for the duct can be entered. If no specified name is to be assigned, different placeholders can create a name for the duct(s).

Placeholders Description
NO The ducts to be created are numbered consecutively.
TYPE The type of the duct to be created is assigned as a name.
PARENT_NAME The name of the duct to which the duct is assigned is used.
PARENT_TYPE The type of duct to which the duct is assigned is assigned as a name.

The placeholders must be written in curly brackets.

Example: {PARENT_NAME}.{NR} - {TYPE}

The names of the subordinate ducts to be newly created is formed from the name of the higher-layer duct; the ducts are numbered consecutively and from the duct type.
If the option is not activated, no name is automatically assigned.
7. The duct colors are generated according to the color scheme. Users can select the color scheme and determine the respective start point.

Note: For subordinate ducts that are created automatically via the configuration in the duct type, the color scheme assigned there applies.

8. The “Add” button starts the creation of ducts without geometry.

The duct without geometry always receives the geometry of the higher-layer trench/duct.