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Setting elevation for walkout basement between 2 retaining walls

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I am having problems with creating a sloped terrain that is confined to a 11' wide by 16' long area between 2 retaining walls. The retaining walls extend 90 degrees out from the basement wall. I want the terrain to be 80" below 0 ground level at a pair of 3' swinging basement doors, and slope up to 0 ground level at the outer end of the retaining walls. This will create a sloped terrain area where I can back my van down to the doors for loading. I have created terrain elevation lines from one wall across to the other wall, but then as soon as I edit the lines to change their elevation and create my sloping ramp, the lines extend out across the entire terrain perimeter. How can I confine them to my ramp area only? Drawings attached. Thank you. 

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There are two screen captures but no"Drawing attached". How to do what you want to do involves several precise, consecutive actions to create the terrain affect you need. Please share a copy of your plan so others can actually help you.

 

 

Some of these articles may be of help to you: https://www.homedesignersoftware.com/search/?q=walk+out

 

 

DJP

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Terrains are very finicky, but maybe this will get you started.

I used solid railing walls for the retaining walls, so the height could be set (80").

Place a flat region (terrain tools) over the entire terrain perimeter, then reshape it around everything using the line break tool.

Study pic #2 for everything else that is needed.

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Thank you very much for your help Jo_Ann. I am out of town for a few more days, but will try this as soon as I get back and let you know how it works. Thanks again.

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GSettle,

I think that anyone on this forum, trying to help, always appreciates seeing what the end results are.  Good luck!

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