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KPerison
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Message 21 of 27 (740 Views)

Re: Retaining Wall SubAssembly Suggestion

07-13-2011 09:31 AM in reply to: KPerison

Yet another bump.  Still waiting Autodesk for a retainingwall SA that is useful. 5 full product cycles later ('07-'12) and nothing new in this area.  Come on!  Lets get this one in the next release.

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Civil3DReminders
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Message 22 of 27 (729 Views)

Re: Retaining Wall SubAssembly Suggestion

07-13-2011 04:08 PM in reply to: KPerison

I'm looking for some ideas for retaining walls to create in the new Subassembly Composer. If you send me what you want it to do and how to behave I might be able to create it. Christopher at Civil3DReminders dot com

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KPerison
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Message 23 of 27 (723 Views)

Re: Retaining Wall SubAssembly Suggestion

07-13-2011 04:17 PM in reply to: Civil3DReminders

Message #18 of this thread has the latest revision of the dwf example I posted.

or select this link:

http://forums.autodesk.com/autodesk/attachments/autodesk/185/3023/1/Retaining%20Wall%20Subassembly%2...

 

I haven't had much opportunity to try the SA Composer yet.  I'd be very interested to see if you can get the wal function as shown.  Good luck!

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Civil3DReminders
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Message 24 of 27 (719 Views)

Re: Retaining Wall SubAssembly Suggestion

07-13-2011 04:28 PM in reply to: KPerison

Is there a particular agency or manufacturer of this type of wall system, sorry if I missed it in one of the other posts.

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KPerison
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Message 25 of 27 (717 Views)

Re: Retaining Wall SubAssembly Suggestion

07-13-2011 04:33 PM in reply to: Civil3DReminders

Well, the initial idea was generated because I was doing alot of Allan Block and Lock-Block walls at the time. But it's not neccesarily meant to be product or manufacturer specific.  In fact, it could be used for cast in place concrete walls as well.  Really its meant to be vary generic with maximum user control.

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el_nath
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Message 26 of 27 (708 Views)

Re: Retaining Wall SubAssembly Suggestion

07-14-2011 06:27 AM in reply to: Civil3DReminders

This retaining wall is a standard modular retaining wall used the world over.  I'm about to use it on a job requiring embankment protection.  I was wondering how to go about it, but I just realized that this really should be out of the box since it is the retaining wall many agencies specify.  The agency for the above mentioned job specifies Keystone retaining wall units, "or approved equal."  It's so run of the mill, it makes me wonder why we engineers have to spending needless amounts of time searching the internet for solutions which should be default straight-out-of-the-box, no-sweat-no-tears.  This is not something exotic.

Nathan Selles-Alvarez, P.E.
Senior Civil Engineer
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jakoerner
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Registered: ‎07-03-2009
Message 27 of 27 (699 Views)

Re: Retaining Wall SubAssembly Suggestion

07-14-2011 09:24 AM in reply to: el_nath

The attached image shows a simple modular block retaining wall subassembly I developed using Subassembly Studio last summer for a user group conference in Florida (FLUG)...  It repeatedly constructs and stacks the block geometry until a user-defined condition, in this case a maximum wall height, is satisfied.  It would be quite simple to adapt this to any shape of block, to make it stop stacking based on a surface target, add a footing, etc.  The possibilities are infinite, and no custom programming is required.  This will also work on any version of Civil 3D starting with 2009.

 

J. Adam Koerner

Cad Artisans LLC

http://www.subassemblystudio.com

http://www.cadartisans.com

 

Full disclosure:  I am the developer of Subassembly Studio.

J. Adam Koerner
Principal/Founder
Civil Power Tools LLC
http://www.civil3dpowertools.com

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