Reference Number: KB-00652Last Updated: 10-02-2013 10:02 AM
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I would like to change the height of a retaining wall that I have in my plan. How is this done?
The height of a retaining wall is initially determined by the heights of the terrain on either side of the wall. Once a retaining wall is created, though, its height can be easily changed by selecting it in a 3D view.
To change the height of a retaining wall
Open the plan in which you would like to add a retaining wall, or create a new plan by selecting File> New Plan .
To add a retaining wall, you must first have a terrain perimeter on your plan. From the menu, select Terrain> Create Terrain Perimeter .
Next, draw a retaining wall by selecting from the menu Build> Wall> Retaining Wall and then clicking and dragging in floor plan view.
Select 3D> Create Orthographic View> Cross Section/Elevation , and then click and drag the camera toward the retaining wall to create a cross section/elevation view of the retaining wall.
While a retaining wall can be edited in any 3D view, adjusting the height is often easiest and most accurately done in a cross section/elevation view.
Click on the wall near the top edge to select it and display its edit handles.
Notice the move handle in the center of the top edge, as well as the temporary dimension indicating the height.
Click on the Move handle and drag the wall's top edge to the desired height.
You can also use the Break Line edit tool to create breaks to create a stepped retaining wall.