Civil 3D Idea of the Week: Pipe Structure to Surface

This week’s featured Civil 3D Idea comes from Conan Witzel (Rank 8: Advocate). Conan’s suggestion is to make it possible for a structure, like the top of an inlet, to become part of  a surface. His reasoning is that inlets “have an area and can affect surrounding grades”.He goes further to suggest that perhaps a breakline could be extracted from the structure which would then become part of the surface or that a pipe network structures can be an additional category in surface definition.

What do you think? Would you find this capability useful? Necessary? Visit the Idea post and cast your vote, or perhaps provide some comments or ask questions if you have them.