Overview: Batter Breakline operation calculates a new breakline adjacent to the Reference breakline creating a sloped wall (batter) that lines up to a surface. This is used to finalize drain channels or embankments.
Right Click Breakline > Batter Breakline
- Horizontal Offset - offset distance from the center breakline or reference breakline. E.g. If base is 15ft wide, offset distance is 7.5ft.
- Up 1v:h - define h (horizontal) in the up slope ratio, ie if slope is 1:20 then insert 20
- Down 1v:h - define h (horizontal) in the down slope ratio, ie if slope is 1:20 then insert 20
- Direction - refers to the 'Left' or 'Right' of the clicked breakline, usually best to select 'Both' then delete the unwanted batter.
- Shoot Slope To - select the reference surface where the breakline will be shot from
- Shot Interval (m or ft) - define interval between breakline points, recommended to use 5m or 15ft
- Max Distance (m or ft) - Define the maximum horizontal distance from the reference breakline the batter will shoot out to
Triangulate without breaklines for calculation: Triangulate the surface before shooting the batter lines. It is highly recommended to tick this ON.
- Update related offset and batter lines if they exist: Delete old offset or batter lines to make way for the new batter lines.
- Delete points inside batter: Delete points caught inside the batters and base or crest.