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Monday, August 08, 2011

Retaining Wall–Caltrans B3-1 (Type 1)

I’ve been having fun with the Subassembly Composer recently and have created a Retaining Wall using the parameters of the Standard Plan B3-1.

Once you figure out how to use the various options it’s not that bad to use. Here are a few of the things I’ve learned:

If what you are using looks like this:

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imageUse a sequence instead to make moving them around easier. You can drag and drop the items and rearrange them a lot easier then having to worry about moving the arrows.

If you want a target to be conditional, use a Decision and check to see if it is valid. If it is valid then I use the value specified, if it is not then I use a default value. This is useful if you want to see something instead of the subassembly going quitting on you.

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I’ve also learned the Wiki help for the Subassembly Composer isn’t very good. I’ve added some to it so you don’t have to download a pkt file to see how to use something, but I didn’t too much. I’m conflicted if I should add it there and not get anything in return or post here and have a chance you will click an ad and provide some revenue for the site.

If you want a copy of the packet file for the Retaining wall, information on purchasing it may be found here on the Civil Reminders App Page.

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