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I'm trying to create a sloped driveway to my basement garage.  I tried using a slab but it cannot be set at an angle (that I could see).  I tried a soffit and got it where it looked okay on the flat (correct width and thickness).  I had the elevation at -143" and checked the Sloped Soffit box and the ending elevation changed to -138" but when I tried to change that to -16" it defaulted to 1/16" and wouldn't accept any other number.  

Am I using the wrong item to create a sloped driveway?  
Thanks

Alan

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Ramp tool, or wedge shape from the library.

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Make your actual terrain sloped, and use a driveway to change the material from grass to concrete or asphalt.

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Kat

I'm still wading through how to make a sloped terrain and am not having much luck -- the terrain is up and down and I can't seem to get it a smooth slope or even a flat area.

Alan

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Found your plan in another thread. I didn't have a ton of time to modify so there's still some funky terrain edges extending in to the area, but it should give you a good idea on one method to do it by extending out the Terrain Perimeter, use an Elevation Region and some Elevation Lines.

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1241 BARKSDALE ROAD - sloped driveway.zip

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Wow thanks Kat that looks great.  As I said this is the first time using terrain and I'm still learning.  BTW I went onto the HD website and read the article - Modeling Terrain for a Walkout Basement (http://www.homedesignersoftware.com/support/article/KB-00718/modeling-a-sloping-terrain-for-a-walk-out-basement.html) and I did exactly as described but when I click on Build Terrain nothing happens.  That article says that the software will put intermediate contour lines between the ones I added but it doesn't.

Any ideas?
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Alan

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You had most of the terrain layers turned off in the version of the plan I pulled from the other thread, however I don't recall whether Terrain, Primary Contours was one of them that I had to enable, but that would be my guess for as to why you didn't see them after using Build Terrain.

The plan I attached earlier has a couple of other modifications I made after taking the screenshot, like doing a manual terrain hole so that there wouldn't be the blank space around the back of the building that was auto cut out by the first floor.

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You had most of the terrain layers turned off in the version of the plan I pulled from the other thread, however I don't recall whether Terrain, Primary Contours was one of them that I had to enable, but that would be my guess for as to why you didn't see them after using Build Terrain.

The plan I attached earlier has a couple of other modifications I made after taking the screenshot, like doing a manual terrain hole so that there wouldn't be the blank space around the back of the building that was auto cut out by the first floor.

 

Okay thanks for that -- I always wondered how to fix that issue.  I am working on the top of the driveway -- got the little issues fixed and am now adding the walkway.

Alan

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Kat

I found out what I was doing wrong (or in this case not doing).  The tutorial I referred to seems to be missing a step and that is setting the elevations of the terrain lines that you draw.  I know now it's obvious but it should have been included for us dummies.  :)

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Alan

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