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Using levels from adjacent Feature Surfaces

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Hi

I am doing a complex earthworks takeoff for a retained embankment with defined batters, retaining walls, roads and table drains all adjacent each other.

I am able to do this by creating outlines for each surface (as none of them are level, all have cross falls and batters).

Each outline connects to the adjacent one at the same point (chainage cross sections at 50m inervals on a 1.2km length). Therefore where two outlines meet at the same point, I have to enter the elevation at that point twice, once for each outline. I tried the "interpolate" option but it did not work, I think because the outline was not within another outline with elevations.

Is there a way to set the elevations of the new adjacent outline using the elevations of the previous one already entered? i.e. not have to enter the same elevation twice where two outlines share the same point?


Thanks
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(04-21-2020, 02:05 AM)DuncanKing Wrote: Hi

I am doing a complex earthworks takeoff for a retained embankment with defined batters, retaining walls, roads and table drains all adjacent each other.

I am able to do this by creating outlines for each surface (as none of them are level, all have cross falls and batters).

Each outline connects to the adjacent one at the same point (chainage cross sections at 50m inervals on a 1.2km length). Therefore where two outlines meet at the same point, I have to enter the elevation at that point twice, once for each outline. I tried the "interpolate" option but it did not work, I think because the outline was not within another outline with elevations.

Is there a way to set the elevations of the new adjacent outline using the elevations of the previous one already entered? i.e. not have to enter the same elevation twice where two outlines share the same point?


Thanks


Hi Duncan 

At the moment there is not, but it is something that we are looking to add to the program as it has been asked for before.   I believe what doesn't help is the fact that you can't even see the Z for the existing ground or Zp at any point either as when you put a Feature Surface in edit mode it removes those.  I will look into addressing this in the upcoming Kubla Cubed 2020.

In the meantime there is a possibility of defining your outlines in CAD and then using the inbuilt 3D snapping that they have and then importing the outlines.
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