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Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 5:59:54 PM | Revit Architecture 09- Topography and Retaining Wall

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I am having difficulty creating a retaining wall in Revit 2009.  Does anyone have any suggestions?  I am trying to create a retaining wall that is holding back about 3' of earth.  The lower level will be at 0'. 


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Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 8:49:27 PM | Revit Architecture 09- Topography and Retaining Wall

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Are you having a problem drawing the retaining wall, or issues with the topo?  Please elaborate.

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Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 8:59:31 PM | Revit Architecture 09- Topography and Retaining Wall

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Basically we are trying to model a 3' steel pliling at a water's edge, similar to a retaining wall.  We have tried splitting the surface and moving it down 3' with no luck.  We also tried assigning different elevations to topo points, but the program wouldn't allow us to put points directly ontop of each other as it would be in this situation.  

Instead we created a concrete pad and sank it down 3', then assigned it a water material.  This worked-- we were able to get a sharp 3' drop-off, but we were wondering if there is an easier way?

 

 


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Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 9:14:14 PM | Revit Architecture 09- Topography and Retaining Wall

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I do a lot of retaining walls on our projects (custom residential).  The best way I've found is to do a split surface and trace the retaining wall.  Then delete the surface that is inside the wall.  In your VV, make sure "Boundary Point" and "Interior Point" are checked under the Topography catagory.  Then edit your main surface and you can move the points up or down along the wall.

FYI, I don't think system works well if you are calculating cut & fills.  We leave that to the civil engineers.

Using pads under retaining walls do not work because if you adjust grade on one side of wall, it affects the grade on the other side as if the pad was not there... which defeats the purpose of a retaining wall.

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Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 9:15:33 PM | Revit Architecture 09- Topography and Retaining Wall

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Basically we are trying to model a 3' steel pliling at a water's edge, similar to a retaining wall.  We have tried splitting the surface and moving it down 3' with no luck.  We also tried assigning different elevations to topo points, but the program wouldn't allow us to put points directly ontop of each other as it would be in this situation.  

Instead we created a concrete pad and sank it down 3', then assigned it a water material.  This worked-- we were able to get a sharp 3' drop-off, but we were wondering if there is an easier way?

 

 


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