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Connecting Slope Between Two Platforms

Issue: #

Sometimes software is unable to interconnect slopes between two platforms with a gap in between. This is because the slopes in our software are generated per platform basis and stop generating once they hit the ground level.

After slopes are generated, you might find slopes to be generated as per cut section below.

The two platforms are not connected with a smooth slope

The platform of higher level sloping out and stopping once hitting the ground level

Solution: #

To resolve this issue, users can imitate the slope – having one or more platforms to connect the two original platforms – by using the the methods below;

  1. Create Infill
  1. Break into Triangles (Match Elevation)
  1. The 3 Points Elevation Input for platform

However, bear in mind that the ‘slope’ created is not generated to follow the common practice of slope ratio (i.e. 1:1.5 or 1:2) as these methods will have the platforms to follow the neighboring platform elevation.

Create Infill #

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This feature will create platforms at an empty area closed and bounded by other platforms which will be triangulated meshes, following the neighboring elevations.

  1. “Create infill” can only be applied if the area of the gap is contained between platforms

  1. Therefore, create dummy platforms to close the gap. 

First dummy platform at the start point

Second dummy platform at the End point

  1. Click Create Infill

‘Create Infill’ function

  1. Double click the gap region and click on “connect to edges (triangulated)”

Connect to Edges option for ‘Create Infill’ function

  1. Note that the gap is now ‘filled’ with new platforms connecting between Platform 1 and Road 1

Platforms ‘filling’ gap between the two original platforms

  1. See cut section

The newly created platforms now imitate the slopes to connect the gap in between the platforms

Break into Triangles (Match Elevation) #

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This feature is only applicable for platforms, in which software will generate the triangles according to the elevation matched.

  1. Create a platform at the gap region

Platform created in between two original platforms

  1. Click on the new platform, then click  ‘Break into Triangles’

‘Break into Triangles’ function

  1. Match Elevation Configuration

Match Elevation Configuration for platforms

  • Elevation Snap Option,

Highest: To match the elevation to the highest value between the neighbouring platform and the original elevation

Example:

The original elevation of the new platform is assigned to be 100m. If the highest is chosen, the meshing will consider the highest elevation, which is 100m.

As a result, the meshing will consider the highest, hence 100m at the corners

Lowest: To match the elevation to the lowest value in between the neighbouring platform and the original elevation

The meshing considers the lowest values of the neighboring platform, hence the elevation of the corner as shown above

  • Offset,

To raise or lower the elevation by relative height in millimeter

Values after offset

  1. Create a cut section across the platform

The new platform is matched to connect between the two platforms, acting as slope

3 Points Elevation Input for Platform #

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  1. Create a platform at the gap region

Platform created in between two original platforms

  1. Select the platform, then double click on the platform to go the ‘Platform Editor’

Platform Editor for the newly created platform

  1. Input the elevation at three of the corners (i.e. C1, C2, C3), while for the rest of the corners, change the Height Method to Interpolated.

Inputting the elevation for three of the corners of the platform

  1. Re-generate slopes and go to the Cut Section

The platform acts as a slope between the two original platforms

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