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#1 Michael Harrell

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Posted 10 June 2022 - 11:59 AM

Has anyone designed and added a custom wall type to SoftPlan?  If so, how do you go about adding such to SP.

 

I'm particularly interested in a seawal/bulkhead commonly used in coastal areas similar to the attached picture.

 

Thanks in advance for any input/advice.

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#2 Fred Dickson

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Posted 11 June 2022 - 08:27 PM

Looks like a fun wall to design....Do you have any specs?  It's hard to tell what is behind the concrete columns.  Thanks.  


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Posted 11 June 2022 - 11:53 PM

Specs and a cross section would help.

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#4 Richard Rubinski

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Posted 12 June 2022 - 12:21 PM

Make a Profile on the line of a Board & Batten. Draw the concrete Wall then add the Profile you created and put a checkmark in "Vertical Profile"

 

 

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#5 Michael Harrell

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Posted 12 June 2022 - 01:52 PM

Attached File  SG_425_Spec_Sheet.pdf   595.64KB   44 downloads

 

 

Actually, the concrete being referred to are 425 vinyl sheet pilings.  They're 2' wide and interlock.  I found the spec on a supplier site.  I'll attach top view/cross sections soon.

 

 


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#6 Michael Harrell

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Posted 13 June 2022 - 05:36 AM

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Looking at either of the 3D views, from left to right

 

6x6 PT Piling/Post

3 - 4x6 PT Beam (if you will) 3' OC down the structure

Vertical Sheet Pilings

2x6 PT (I'll call this an inner ring band) on the land side of the wall.  For the most part it is as much a nailer for the top cap as anything.

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#7 Fred Dickson

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Posted 13 June 2022 - 08:21 AM

Did you create this wall in SP?  



#8 Michael Harrell

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Posted 13 June 2022 - 09:22 AM

RE: Fred

 

Yes I did create with SP.  The downside is it is constructed from various materials individually from various components (deck, concrete, etc.).  The end goal was to construct a wall that can be drawn maintaining aspect ratios/materials, etc. That would be very useful in doing estimates with what SP does in SoftList 

 

What I'm trying to accomplish is creating a wall structure that includes all the components.  I'm having a hard time determining where those individual components reside in SP, not to mention how to turn the Vinyl Sheet piling item into a component that looks/displays like the concrete/block wall piece I created for the images.  I imported a dwg of the Vinyl Sheet stuff but it came in as an imported symbol which I can't figure out how to convert.  Seems like it would be a simple task and maybe I'm missing something as I'm only about a week into actually using this software.


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#9 Richard Rubinski

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Posted 13 June 2022 - 12:27 PM

Is this close to what you wanted? It doesn't show the connection between each section.

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#10 Michael Harrell

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Posted 13 June 2022 - 12:43 PM

Yes, that's perfect!  No worry on the connections.

 

Curious to know how that was accomplished.


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#11 Richard Rubinski

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Posted 13 June 2022 - 01:02 PM

I’ll zip the profile so you can put it in the Profile library.
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#12 Richard Rubinski

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Posted 13 June 2022 - 01:47 PM

Here it is. Add thsi Profile to your Profile Library.

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#13 Richard Rubinski

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Posted 13 June 2022 - 01:53 PM

I split the wall definition into 2 parts so hopefully you can read it.

 

 

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#14 Michael Harrell

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Posted 13 June 2022 - 02:14 PM

Got it.  Thanks Richard


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