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RocFall2 Section Creator

The RocFall2 Section Creator is a feature which allows users to create a unique 2D section from a 3D model. It is a tool which enables you to create a persistent section of the slope geometry and export it to a RocFall2 (*.fal8) file.

This feature is only applicable if you also own RocFall2.

In order to use the section creator, make sure you have an existing model or geometry present. If not, import the model by selecting File > Import > Import Geometry Import Geometry icon and open the file containing the model.

To create a 2D section from a 3D model:

  1. Select Geometry > RocFall2 Section Creator Rocfall2 Section Creator icon or select the RocFall2 Section Creator Rocfall2 Section Creator icon icon from the toolbar.
  2. Once the Create/Edit Section Plane Node Data dialog opens, select the Create Section button to start defining the 2D section from the model. Use the arrows to hover the plane through the geometry. The section can be defined either by adjusting it manually in the Model Preview pane or by entering X and Y coordinates in the Position box. You can also enter the value for the Strike Angle to adjust the angle of the 2D plane relative to the 3D model.
  3. The Preview Section box displays the 2D section being cut and is colour-coded based on material properties.

    Section Creator


  4. Select Export Section Data to RocFall2. In the Export Options dialog, click the checkbox for any Barriers and/or Seeders you want to include in the section being exported. The section created will then be used in RocFall2 for 2D rock path analysis.

For a step-by-step example of the RocFall2 Section Creator feature, see Tutorial 2 - Terrain Generator.

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