thanks to your lesson Bryan, yes I use the irrigation tool set. however, i have one recurring problem: viz sometimes the "autoconnect" tool does not work. What gives?
it drives me nuts. i've reviewed class settings, availability, class options... (all good). i discovered not to have two irrigation layers, because that seems to confuse VW. and, of course, i do select the autoconnect option when i want to attach a valve, a mainline, P.O.C., etc. and yes, it highlights the object i want to connect to. but right now, nothing lights up, other than the Object Info palette telling me the object is not connected.