Civil 3D Pipe Networks Get Part Data on Bearing

Good Day! Is anyone know how to get the bearing for the pipe from pipe networks in Civil 3D? I try to get the dictionary out from the part data, but seems the node is not available.

Hi @BEK ,

Have you looked into the nodes from the Civil3DToolkit package?
That package has a lot of extra nodes, among which PipeNetwork nodes.

Hi @BEK,

Here’s a way to get the bearing via Python. It will return the angle as a double measured in radians, with a zero angle being due East.

import clr

clr.AddReference('AcMgd')
clr.AddReference('AcDbMgd')
clr.AddReference('AeccDbMgd')

from Autodesk.AutoCAD.ApplicationServices import *
from Autodesk.AutoCAD.DatabaseServices import *

from Autodesk.Civil.DatabaseServices import *
from Autodesk.Civil.ApplicationServices import *

adoc = Application.DocumentManager.MdiActiveDocument

def get_pipe_bearing(pipes):

    global adoc
    output = []

    if not pipes:
        return
    if not isinstance(pipes, list):
        pipes = [pipes]

    with adoc.LockDocument():
        with adoc.Database as db:
            with db.TransactionManager.StartTransaction() as t:
                for pipe in pipes:
                    pipeId = pipe.InternalObjectId
                    obj = t.GetObject(pipeId, OpenMode.ForRead)
                    if isinstance(obj, Pipe):
                        output.append(obj.Bearing)
                t.Commit()
    return output		

OUT = get_pipe_bearing(IN[0])
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@Daan , I cant see it in the latest C3Dtoolkit package.

@mzjensen, thanks a lot. I still having this issue. Sorry for me not knowing what is exactly happen here. I would like to use from the pipes in pipe network to get the bearing out.

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Hi @BEK
You can use the node list.flatten to bring it back to a single list

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Thanks. Wonderful! The pipe list need to flatten it as what @lebinhx3c2012 suggested below.

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Thanks a lot!

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You can also do this with GetParameterByName node.

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Good call @KirkWM - forgot about that one.

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