2020 | 027 – Site Modeling – Cut and Fill Calcs

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ARCHICAD Training Lesson Outline

In this session we look at various methods for adjusting grading by manipulating mesh elements.

We also study how to generate cut and fill calcs via Solid Element Operations (SEO).

SEO Principles as Applied to Cut and Fill

  • Create a copy of your original site mesh before regrading; this enables comparison and calculation
  • Subtract the New mesh from the Existing one to get Cut volumes
  • Subtract the Existing mesh from the New one to get Fill volumes

Use Element Information palette to get volume data for manual reference.

Create extra copies of the elements if you want to use this data in a schedule.

To do a more accurate representation of construction phasing, in which extra cuts are made to accommodate equipment and workers, use a Slab to cut out a larger volume. Adjust the edge faces of the slab to the planned slope of the excavation.

ARCHICAD Training Lesson Transcript

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