Best Practices for getting Pressure Networks from C3D to TBC and into the field

I’ve recently been getting a lot of pressure network information from engineers, which I have the task of getting from Civil3D into TBC and into the field. Does anyone have tips or tricks for handling this data? Since there’s no XML export option for pressure networks, so far the best thing I have is exporting the point data for the pipes, fittings, and appurtenances to a .csv and the connecting the dots once in TBC.

Any thoughts or suggestions? Thanks!

Hello @Steven_Okelberry

What software do you use in the field?
We’re using Trimble Access in the field and exporting out utility networks from TBC as a landxml file works. It comes in to TA as points and lines with attributes such as material, diameter, thickness. Like a dxf with attributes I would say.

TA can use IFC files, converts it to the Trimble format TRB when imported to TA. These types of files will come in as “solids” into TA too bad there isn’t an ifc/TRB exporter for this in TBC.

We use Siteworks for the most part. The problem is that Pressure Networks from Civil3D don’t export as a LandXML like typical utility networks.

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