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    Can this be done? (L-shaped retaining wall with sloping base/Tilted L-shaped wall)

    For a landscape project, we have an abundance of L-shaped retaining walls (several hundred meters). Terrain is also sloping, and the top of the retaining walls needs to approximately follow the terrain. I want to do something like the attached screenshots (from a Sketchup-model). That is, either the entire length of wall is rotated, so that it's perpendicular to the ground slope, OR, it's just that one end is lifted. Both will do, but the former is better.


    I'm using stacked walls to get L-shape retaining walls that also shows up in schedules, so I can't edit the wall profile, it will cut off the "foot" of the L-element (see attached pic). I thought I could use a wall sweep (I've haven't used those before), but can't quite figure out how to use it with a 3d base line. Also not sure how "schedulable" that would be, or how I would edit it? I know this project will go through plenty of terrain changes, so ideally, any solution would not mean having to manually edit a mass each time.


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    Component: Model-in-Place.. and select Walls for your category?

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    Just thinking outside the box here, Glenn...looks like a something that could be accomplished with Ramps and Rails. Might be worth a consideration. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryntau View Post
    Component: Model-in-Place.. and select Walls for your category?
    Well, yeah, that's what I'm trying to avoid, the mass modelling, since I would like something that's a little more convenient when changing the heights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barth View Post
    Just thinking outside the box here, Glenn...looks like a something that could be accomplished with Ramps and Rails. Might be worth a consideration. Good luck.
    That's not a bad idea at all! I can't recall right now (not at my work computer), but is the base of the ramp horizontal in plan or does it follow the top profile of the ramp? Otherwise, that might be just the ticket. Well, except for the scheduling part, but that's not the most important.

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    Have a look at Make Hardscape Follow Site Topography and Site Topography Follow Hardscape in Revit if you need perfection, but real world...we usually just stick to edit profile on a wall which gives good enough for estimates/quotes anyway. Real world retaining walls will never be exact no matter how good your drawings are.

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    Flat floors for the "L" then use shape editing to move the slab ends down/up. Sketch a wall over the floor and attach the base to the floor. If the top needs to be parallel to slope, edit the profile of the wall afterward. All pretty simple tasks without requiring any real cleverness.

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    Elton: Great Contribution! Thanks for sharing the link! Make Hardscape Follow Site Topography and Site Topography Follow Hardscape in Revit
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    How about a couple simple adaptive component families


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