Below are the commands for this ribbon tab. Any commands specific to Civil 3D or AutoCAD/BricsCAD will be noted with the command.
IMPORTANT It is Critical that you do the Attributes on all your PITS before doing any PIPES. (See pipe picture below)
When you install Stringer DSpec you will get a number of CSV files that make up the forms being installed in
C:\ProgramData\CSS\Stringer CAD 201?\DSPEC
In here there is a SAMPLE folder. These are the standard CSV files for Stringer DSpec. If you want to change these CSV files, copy the SAMPLE folder and give it a new name. Once you have done this you can then edit the CSV files in the copied folder. When you go to use Stringer DSpec for the first time it will ask you to nominate a folder e.g. Civil Survey Solutions and will use the CSV files in this folder. This is required as some councils differ in their requirements and multiple folders may be needed.
When a new Build of DSpec is done any new CSV files in the SAMPLE folder will override the OLD CSV files. The copied Folder with the new name will stay the same.
Just be careful changing the CSV Files because if you don't keep the same format then it will not work and you will have to send to us to be looked at.
Takes you to the CSV files to add or remove data from drop down lists
Add All DSpec Data
It allows you to select any item in the drawing and then choose what DSpecAttibutes you want to add to that item.
Firstly, select the type of data being attributed.
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DSPEC_PITS = It is Critical that you do the Attributes on all your Pits before doing any Pipes.
DSPEC_PIPES = The programme now allows the user to select a line that is drawn from Invert Point to Invert Point.
The levels of the points are used for the inverts, the length is calculated from the selected line, and then the line is altered to go from pit centre to pit centre.
Picture of Pipes before Attributes are added
Picture of Pipes After Attributes are added
List All DSpec Data
List all data of the selected Item e.g. All Pits. If you close it down again and then pick a Pipe say, it will then show you all the Pipes in the drawing all at once. It will zoom to that Item in the drawing and when you expand the + button it will show you the details in there from the form that was filled out. The green ones are the ones that don't have the Attributes on them and the Black ones are the ones that are completed.
List All Empty Data
Anything that hasn't been attributed in the drawing will show up in this display. If you pick on the item in the list it will zoom to it in the drawing and be highlighted as well so you can see which one it is.
Remove All DSpec Data
It removes all Stringer DSpec attributes in the drawing for the item selected. If I select a pipe, all the attributes in the drawing for pipes will be removed.
Export to GIS
A DSpec function specifically created to make a MIF/MID or Shape file from the xdata created on DSpec data in the drawing
Export to Map3D
Exports data to Map3d data Tables. All Dspec data can now be seen in the Object Properties Display. The Mapexport command is then to be used to Export data out using Map3D.
(Not available on AutoCAD and BricsCAD versions)
Exports Map3D data using the Map Export Function for Map3D.