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Patricia G.  
#1 Posted : Monday, May 18, 2015 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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Hi there,

When you create a topo contour, you have 2 options: keep it as a contour or convert it to building pad. The building pad is useful in different situations and this is one of them.
You can limit the slope area using the building pads. You need to set the correct areas and elevations
You Punch version includes tutorials in the help section. Also, you can check this page in the Punch main website
http://www.punchsoftware.com/tvideos.aspx#
If you are interested, you will find tutorials about this subject in my e-books
Learning Punch Software (R): Training, Tools & Tutorials - Second Edition
Learning Punch Software (R): Basic & Advanced Training-Second Edition

Patricia
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levina  
#2 Posted : Saturday, October 17, 2015 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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HI

I have premium 17.7 home and landscape. I am trying to create steps on a steep sloped garden but the steps won't follow the slope.. they are in the "air". any suggestions

thanks
Patricia G.  
#3 Posted : Saturday, October 17, 2015 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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Hi there,

You must create the steps separately so they will follow the topography.
Try this--> Assuming that you already developed the topography--> Create your sidewalks/ steps using the Pathway tool (Landscape tab) and add several points (handles)--> select the driveways / sidewalks / steps --> Edit (or right click or use the Elevation bar) --> Float Object Above Topography--> in this way, each point will float above the berms and other Topo objects, with different elevations if necessary
In order to create the handles, just left click with the mouse while drawing the steps
http://www.punchhelpers.com/residential10.html
Another great resource is the Ground fill region (Landscape tab) --> draw the perimeter of the steps with several points (handles)--> select the elements --> Edit (or right click or use the Elevation bar) --> Float Object Above Topography--> in this way, each point will float above the berms and other Topo objects, with different elevations if necessary
In order to create the handles, just left click with the mouse while drawing the steps

Patricia
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levina  
#4 Posted : Sunday, October 18, 2015 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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Hi I did it and got it put together.. then i saved my file ,,then when i opened it later the changes weren't saved,,,so frustrating now i have to go and try to get the topography correct again and the deck and steps .... this has happened a few times very frustrating
Patricia G.  
#5 Posted : Sunday, October 18, 2015 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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Hi there,

I didn't see something like this before.
Are you sure that you saved the file? Did you check the date and time of the saved file?
Save your file during your work. Also, confirm the status of your computer / HD, perform maintenance, update drivers, etc.

Patricia
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--> My all in one e-book: Learning Punch Software (R): Training, Tools & Tutorials - Second Edition
--> My e-book: Learning Punch Software (R): Basic & Advanced Training-Second Edition
--> My e-book: Learning Punch Software (R): Importing, Exporting and Printing-Second Edition
--> My e-book: Learning Punch Software (R): Power Tools-Second Edition
--> My free e-book: Learning Punch Software (R): Mini - Tutorials
--> My e-books free video presentation: Pat's e-books
--> My Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/punchhelpers.links
--> My Tips & Tricks notes: https://www.facebook.com/punchhelpers.links/notes
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