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Retaining Walls Not Working With Imported Elevation Data?

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Hi, 

 

I'm new to this. I'm using Chief Architect Premier X7. I have imported perimeter and elevation data from a DWG file. It looks correct in the Perspective Full Overview, however when I try to draw a retaining wall all I get is something that looks like a stripe of concrete on the ground (attached) - the terrain does not get broken.  In a new plan with perimeter and elevation lines created manually retaining walls work as expected. 

 

What am I missing?

 

Tom

 

post-8609-0-57759400-1449306533_thumb.png

 

Here is my plan:

 

Terrain_good2.plan

 

 

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Hi, 

 

I'm new to this. I'm using Chief Architect Premier X7. I have imported perimeter and elevation data from a DWG file. It looks correct in the Perspective Full Overview, however when I try to draw a retaining wall all I get is something that looks like a stripe of concrete on the ground (attached) - the terrain does not get broken.  In a new plan with perimeter and elevation lines created manually retaining walls work as expected. 

 

What am I missing?

 

Tom

 

attachicon.gifScreen Shot 2015-12-05 at 7.08.28 pm.png

 

Here is my plan:

 

attachicon.gifTerrain_good2.plan

The plan you posted has no retaining wall

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It has, but it looks like a U shaped stripe on the surface - like in my screenshot. Try creating one in that plan.

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@dshall - sorry Scott - I posted the original plan - without the retaining wall. 

@mark3D - thanks Mark, I will break elevation lines. 

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......I will break elevation lines. 

 

Elevation lines do not need to be broken.  If you use an elevation region,  that elevation region will override the elevation lines....  much quicker

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Thanks Scott! I'm getting much better results with the elevation region, but I still must be doing something wrong. Here is the screenshot of mine (lower) vs Mark's (upper):

 

post-8609-0-18386800-1449433127_thumb.png

 

Mine has these rugged terrain irregularities, while Mark's is smooth.

 

The plan:

 

Terrain_good2.plan

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Thanks Scott! I'm getting much better results with the elevation region, but I still must be doing something wrong. Here is the screenshot of mine (lower) vs Mark's (upper):

 

attachicon.gifScreen Shot 2015-12-07 at 6.14.30 am.png

 

Mine has these rugged terrain irregularities, while Mark's is smooth.

 

The plan:

 

attachicon.gifTerrain_good2.plan

Move your elevation region UNDER THE WALL BY ABOUT 3 inches, that should take care of irregularities.

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That worked great!

 

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Now, I just need to figure out how to convert the elevation region square into a polygon, so I can get rid of the up bump in the bottom right  corner. 

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Thanks - broke the right border at the start of the retaining wall and then made the shorter part almost zero length.

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