AutoCAD/Sketchup - Quick software calculation of DDA compliant levels

Hi, Someone MUST have created a software or addon that quickly calculates DDA compliant levels. I use a combination of AutoCAD and Sketchup currently, along with a useful excel sheet to calculate them, but there has got to be a quicker way. 

Can anyone recommend an easy-to-use software for this?

Or can we generate spot heights in Sketchup somehow?

Thanks,

Neil.

Views: 573

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Neil, I'm curious to talk with your more about the verifications your are needing, but I believe the site information modeling in Vectorworks Landmark software would meet your needs. Integrated 2D/3D site specific design/modeling with built in worksheets which report from the objects you are designing. Including grade objects which can act like a calculator for allowable slopes and can also modify the surfaces to the expected slopes. Let me know if I can help further.

Eric, yes please message me if you wish neil.morbey@thelandmarkpractice.com

Here is an example of the situation I want to improve upon:
We are provided with (i) an AutoCAD topographic model of a site and (ii) a building design with a FFL (level).
We want to take spot heights form both (fixed points) and within a design of paths we want to
a) Have cross-falls not exceeding 1:40
b) Drain away from the building and into soft landscape areas
c) Ensure no path exceeds 1:20 grade
d) Ensure no soft areas exceed 1:3 grade.

What I want is a software which will model the landscape with these parameters. Perhaps one way would be to set ‘fixed levels’, ‘pedestrian zones’ and ‘soft landscape zones’.

And I would like the ability to change the design and have the levels adjust for me.

If your software can do that I’d love a demo.

Would like to see the solution to this, as well.  

Eric or Neil - Can you post it online so all can benefit?  Thanks!

Could you please explain how it worked for you? Even I have studied AutoCAD, I don't have any practical experience.

RSS

New Jobs!

Members

Forum

You Can't Think Without..........FOCUS! 1 Reply

I found this topic "FOCUS" to be very fascinating.A few weeks ago, I watched a TV program where American Billionaires BILL GATES and WARREN BUFFETT were being interviewed.  At one point in the program, both men were asked to write ONE word on a…Continue

Started by J. Robert Wainner in STORY BOARD. Last reply by Leslie B Wagle 4 hours ago.

Feedback on Renderings 3 Replies

I created these renderings in Photoshop based on views exported from Sketchup. I'd love to get feedback or ideas on how to make the graphics more compelling. Continue

Started by Katherine Jacobs in GRAPHICS. Last reply by Mark Di Lucido 20 hours ago.

what can i call 'this'? 4 Replies

 Hi, I'm working at landscape design studio. When I search about seat wall or plaza bench, i've found like these images..but i don't know the name of this(mark) and what this is used for. Just for design or purposeful things?please let me know~   …Continue

Started by Jaeyoung Kim in DETAILS & MATERIALS. Last reply by Jaeyoung Kim on Thursday.

Trump as President? Meaning for Landscape Architects? 88 Replies

Trump promises a lot of deregulation, a lot of infrastructure building, jobs, economic growth, and, he's an experienced developer... so how do you think his presidency will impact our profession? Will we see more projects coming in? Less red tape?…Continue

Tags: Trump, politics, President

Started by ida in GENERAL DISCUSSION. Last reply by Craig Richmond, RLA on Wednesday.

© 2017   Created by Matt Alcide.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service