Reference Number: KB-00646Last Updated: 12-22-2014 06:58 AM
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What is the easiest way that I can add a retaining wall to my terrain?
Use the Retaining Wall tool to easily place retaining walls in your terrain. Retaining walls are automatically drawn with footings and a terrain break, which creates a sharp drop in the terrain along the wall.
To create a retaining wall
Open the plan in which you would like to add a retaining wall.
To add a retaining wall, your plan must first have a Terrain Perimeter. If it does not, you can add one quickly and easily by selecting Terrain> Create Terrain Perimeter from the menu.
Once you have a terrain perimeter, add a retaining wall by selecting Terrain> Terrain Wall and Curb> Straight Retaining Wall .
When the Straight Retaining Wall tool is active, your cursor will turn into a cross and you can click and drag to create a retaining wall.
Once the retaining wall has been created, from the menu, select Terrain> Build Terrain to apply the changes to your terrain.
Note:To see any changes in the terrain you will also need to add Elevation Data.
Lastly, to see the retaining wall, from the menu select 3D> Create Perspective View> Perspective Full Overview .