In this session we looked at site modelling again. In particular, we looked at a special case where we wanted to create site modifiers above the site model (it’s actually a construction pad above the level of the site model for drainage). This is probably the first time that we have looked at the concept of site modelling, how it actually works and I’ve drawn an example to show exactly how Vectorworks calculates the contours.
After spending some time looking at the concept the site modelling, we looked at site modifiers. We needed to create a pad that was above the level of the site model so that any groundwater could be drained away from building. We looked at several site modifiers that could do this, so this will be a great movie to watch if you want to see a range of site modifiers to solve a problem. We used a pad, pad with retaining edge, grade tool and grade limits to get the desired result. We also looked at using the grade tool to create the slopes for a car park area.
Architect Special Interest Group September 2015 (pm)