is this software stand alone or does it require acad on the computer? i might load it on my laptop at home but i don't have acad on it.
I think that the 2012 version downloadable for subscription members does not need Civil 3D on the same machine in order for it to run. (But of course I may be mistaken.) You could always try.
The 2013 version is part of the Civil 3D 2013 download even though it runs as a stand alone program.
i keep getting an error at the AP1&AL1 that's 'slope and delta y values must be the same sign'. what does that mean?
For a point created by Slope and Delta Y, you must have a positive slope with a positive delta Y and a negative slope with a negative delta Y.
I forced the slope to be negative in the above example by using -math.abs(Foreslope), you will also want the DeltaY value to be negative and the Elevation Target to be at a lower elevation.
sorry to keep hounding you but i really don't have a good grasp on how all this works.
so the delta y is set to 0 so it can't be negative can it?
the subassembly seems to sort of work eventhough there is an error. is that typical?
i put the subassembly in the corridor and it works but even though i have the minforeslopewidth set to 9', it comes in as 10' wide.
thanks for your help
I would set the Delta Y to a default value that you would want used in case there is no target set, so a negative number such as -2.
I don't know why it is appearing as 10' when you are setting it as 9'. If you post the subassembly here, it would be easier to provide you a specific answer. You will need to zip the pkt file before posting it here.
again, the plan was for the subassembly to follow the ditch profile at a 4:1 slope. if the ditch moved to close to the road then the slope would change but it would still follow the profile.
It seems to work here NoStupid.
Holds a minimum 9' width (slope gets flatter) as the Profile target gets shallower, and then let's the desired Foreslope happen if the Profile target is deep enough to allow the Foreslope width to go beyond the 9' MinWidth.
it works for me today mostly. i think the old subassembly wasn't getting deleted from my palette when i made a change to it. my problem now is that when i attach the subassembly to the assembly, all i get is the node, not a line. when i attach my ditch bottom to it, it's attaching at the upper end at the shoulder not at the bottom of the slope. what am i missing to get the line to show in the assembly?