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i. Small gap between platforms

Issues:

  1. When one draws cut section between platform and platform, there might be a small gap /space in between which makes the connection not smooth.
  2. This problem may arise when the user creates a platform inside the software and using ‘nearest’ snap function to avoid overlapping platforms.
  3. Apart from that, this issue may also happen when importing platforms. The imported platforms may have some small gap/space in between.
  4. In addition, this small gap/ space can also happen between ‘road platform’ and ‘earthwork platform’ and the user wants to create a smooth platform connecting these two(2) platforms.
Image 1: Small gap area between two (2) platforms

Image 1: Small gap area between two (2) platforms

 

Image 2: Cut section showing not smooth connection between the two (2) platforms

Image 2: Cut section showing a not smooth connection between the two (2) platforms

Solution:

To overcome this and make the connection between the platforms smooth, a user may apply the ‘Create Infill’ function to fill up those gaps/spaces.

Steps:

1. Click ‘Create Infill’ and select the small gap area between the two (2) platforms as clouded in Image 1.

2. Double click and select infill type either by ‘Constant height’ or ‘Connect to edges (triangulated)’.

a) Constant height:

  • In ‘Constant height platform’, insert platform height in meter.

b) Connect to edges (triangulated):  

  • In ‘Connect to edge (triangulated)’, triangular platforms will be created. MiTS will propose platform height to match the neighboring platform level.
  • The triangular platforms will connect and take the highest Platform Level among the available neighboring platforms.

3. Let say, user use ‘connect to edges (triangulated)’ to fill the small gap between ‘Platform 1 and Platform 3’.

Image 3: Create Infill by ‘Connect to edges (triangulated)’

Image 3: Create Infill by ‘Connect to edges (triangulated)’

4. A triangular platform will be created and match the existing neighboring platforms level. User can see there is a new platform generated mark as ‘Platform 4’ between Platform 1 and Platform 3.

Image 4: Platform 4 generated from the create infill function

Image 4: Platform 4 generated from the create infill function

 

Image 5: Cut section showing smooth connection between Platform 1 and Platform 3 after applying ‘create infill’ function

Image 5: Cut section showing smooth connection between Platform 1 and Platform 3 after applying ‘create infill’ function

 

ii. To Create Slope in Between Gaps (Create Infill)

Project Example: Project 2

Software is unable to interconnect slopes between two platforms with a gap in between.

Platform 1 and Road 1 KeyPlan before slopes are generated 

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

The two platforms (platform 1 and road 1) are not connected with a smooth slope 

This happens because the slopes are generated per platform basis and stops generating as they hit the ground level, resulting as image analysis above. 

To resolve this issue, use “create infill” as you are able to imitate a slope shape which connects between two platforms as per cut section image below. 

However, bear in mind that the “slope” created is not generated to follow the common practise of slope ratio (ie 1: 1.5/1:2). The function only allows to create platforms which are triangulated mesh to follow the neighbouring platform elevation. 

Steps to create an artificial slope in between gaps:

  1. “Create infill” can only be applied if the area of the gap is contained between platforms. 
  2. Therefore, create dummy platforms to close the gap
First dummy platform at the start area
Second dummy platform at the end area

Assign the elevation of the dummy platforms using the “3 points elevation” (read HERE) to connect the elevation from one platform to another platform. 

3. Click Create Infill

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

5. Note that the gap is now created with new platforms connecting between Platform 1 and Road 1

6. See Cut Section

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

 

iii. To Create Slope in Between Gaps (Match Elevation)

Match Elevation can be also used to “fill in the gaps”, by creating platforms that connect the two platforms of different height, so that the two original platforms are connected continuously. To illustrate, one can now walk from one platform to another smoothly without jumping up and down. 

The issue is the same as the above, where the two platforms need to be connected with another platform which acts as a slope. As mentioned, this function is applicable to a platform, therefore create a platform at the gap first. Follow through the steps below:

  1. Create a platform at the gap region

2. Click on the new platform > Match Elevation tab

3. Match Elevation Configuration

  • Elevation Snap Option;

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

Example:

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

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

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

The meshing consider 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

10 mm offset
Values after offset

4. Create a cut section across the platform

The new platform is  matched to connect between the two platforms