Placing a Cap on a Terrain Wall


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Hi All,

 

Still new to Chief (version X9) and have a simple question.

 

I am trying to use a terrain wall as a planter area retaining wall in a simple back yard I am drawing.

 

Will make it about 1 ft high, 4" thick. The shape will have curves so will not be simple geometry. I will  probably finish it in stone.

 

If I want to put a wider stone cap on top of it, what is the best way to do that?

 

Thought of trying to offset a 3D object I would create that traces the terrain wall, but its hard to draw and follow the curves.

 

Any suggestions or best practice approaches?

 

Thanks

 

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I wish CA would give us the option to have a terrain wall FOLLOW THE CONTOUR OF LAND and sit on the land (and maybe have a footing that sits in the ground) and give us the option to put a series of "caps" on top of said wall.

 

We did a GTM Workshop on this.  I do not believe we came up with a bullit proof easy solution.

 

So,  we need a "fence" (this will follow the terrain) and we need to be able to designate a "cap" or "multiple caps" for said "fence" and then we need to have the option to attach a "footing" to the "fence" and we need to be able to define the top of said "footing" a certain distance below top of terrain....... there,  that is on my Xmas list.

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36 minutes ago, dshall said:

I wish CA would give us the option to have a terrain wall FOLLOW THE CONTOUR OF LAND and sit on the land (and maybe have a footing that sits in the ground) and give us the option to put a series of "caps" on top of said wall.

 

We did a GTM Workshop on this.  I do not believe we came up with a bullit proof easy solution.

 

So,  we need a "fence" (this will follow the terrain) and we need to be able to designate a "cap" or "multiple caps" for said "fence" and then we need to have the option to attach a "footing" to the "fence" and we need to be able to define the top of said "footing" a certain distance below top of terrain....... there,  that is on my Xmas list.

agreed

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6 hours ago, oc2393oc said:

Hi All,

 

Still new to Chief (version X9) and have a simple question.

 

I am trying to use a terrain wall as a planter area retaining wall in a simple back yard I am drawing.

 

Will make it about 1 ft high, 4" thick. The shape will have curves so will not be simple geometry. I will  probably finish it in stone.

 

If I want to put a wider stone cap on top of it, what is the best way to do that?

 

Thought of trying to offset a 3D object I would create that traces the terrain wall, but its hard to draw and follow the curves.

 

Any suggestions or best practice approaches?

 

Thanks

 

 

You can use a "Fence"...which will follow the terrain.  Select "no post"...and select "Panels".  You will need to create your own custom panel.  Use a 6" p-solid...draw it about 96" long and maybe 24" tall.  Add a P-solid cap...say 8" wide and 3" tall.  Save this assembly as a "symbol"...save it as "millwork".  

 

Now...open the fence DBX and go to the panels section and find the panel you just created.  Assign the panel to the "fence".  

 

One caveat...it won't work for curved walls...only straight.  Best I can do...

 

Here is the result...

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Process...

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Process...

     

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Steve,

You just beat me to it.

I used a slightly different method.

No need for a custom panel or symbol - I used a Solid panel in the dbx.

The cap is the Top Rail.

The spacing of the Newels/Post determines the top of wall smoothing.

No problem doing curved walls that follow the terrain.

 

 

New Image_191.jpg

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32 minutes ago, SNestor said:

 

You can use a "Fence"...which will follow the terrain.  Select "no post"...and select "Panels".  You will need to create your own custom panel.  Use a 6" p-solid...draw it about 96" long and maybe 24" tall.  Add a P-solid cap...say 8" wide and 3" tall.  Save this assembly as a "symbol"...save it as "millwork".  

 

Now...open the fence DBX and go to the panels section and find the panel you just created.  Assign the panel to the "fence".  

 

One caveat...it won't work for curved walls...only straight.  Best I can do...

 

Here is the result...

2019-07-23_20-15-04.thumb.png.2f2d152371351ca6174e5b868e64c2dc.png

 

Process...

2019-07-23_20-08-33.thumb.png.7d79f43cc17f3adf9f675b969ec861ee.png 2019-07-23_20-08-43.thumb.png.113e79c5d1dfd6d1bed796b3ff55b15a.png 2019-07-23_20-09-18.thumb.png.a2faaeddadd39ee51465d654bbbf92ad.png 2019-07-23_20-09-30.thumb.png.0118f31e2d2c9b0b714cf9b0145187ee.png 2019-07-23_20-10-02.thumb.png.0c1c417387c9450a3a20ed79d0572cdc.png 2019-07-23_20-26-41.thumb.png.a76504f9d37a6c166397b0c5cb82a4da.png 2019-07-23_20-14-03.thumb.png.537a2f8356384eee6b2b8694a1415e70.png

 

Process...

     

You guys rock!

16 minutes ago, glennw said:

Steve,

You just beat me to it.

I used a slightly different method.

No need for a custom panel or symbol - I used a Solid panel in the dbx.

The cap is the Top Rail.

The spacing of the Newels/Post determines the top of wall smoothing.

No problem doing curved walls that follow the terrain.

 

 

New Image_191.jpg

You guys Rock!

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