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Controlling retaining wall height and appearance?

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Is there any way to raise a retaining wall so that it extends above the terrain, and add a top cap to the wall?

I've got my retaining walls, they follow the grade pretty well, but I can't find the option to control height above grade on the retaining wall. 

I want to create something like the attached image. 






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Have you tried selecting the wall in elevation and dragging it up?



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Terrain Retaining Walls just don't work very well for this configuration.

The best way I know of is to draw it as a Railing Wall then open the dbx and

  • Set it to a Solid Wall
  • Add a Top Rail (maybe a 3x12 "Handrail")
  • Adjust the Railing Height in the Newels/Balusters Tab
  • Click "Foundation Wall" in the Foundation Tab
  • Set the Materials as desired


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Most times I find it easier to use a Terrain Break along with a normal wall or railing.

A normal wall or railing is a lot easier to control than a terrain retaining wall.

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