Design forum
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

How to model a Cycling Track

BrentMatthew
Participant
Hello All!

Is there a way to model a cycling track using ArchiCAD native tools?
I would like to have a 150mm thick concrete for the track.
The issue is the straight and the curve are at different slopes (see attached image).
I tried using a complex profile but, it would not connect seamlessly.
Any suggestions?
Brent Matthew
Construction Modeler
BIMSOLL
i7-4930K Dual 3.4 GHz 32 GB RAM
NVidia Quadro K4000
SSD+HDD, Win7-64 ENG
AC24 (64-bit, latest build)
12 REPLIES 12

Hello,

I would try with a complex profile associated with the beam tool

Like this :


As you can see I tested the same profile with the guardrail tool but it did not close properly
It possible to use the wall tool as well

.
Christophe - FRANCE
Archicad Designer and Teacher
Archicad 15 to 24 FRA FULL
OS 11 Big Sur

"Quality is never an accident; it's always the result of an intelligent effort " - John Ruskin

BrentMatthew
Participant
Thanks Christophe,
I may not have been clear on the cycle track design.
The track has two different slopes (as shown in the previous image), the 'straight' part of the track is 5.5 degrees and the curve has the 28 degree slope. The small 3D image is where the connection of the two slopes, this is where I am having the issue (see the full 3D image). As you can see, I did initially try the complex profile. I am hoping this could be solved with ArchiCAD native tools but, maybe I am asking too much?
Brent Matthew
Construction Modeler
BIMSOLL
i7-4930K Dual 3.4 GHz 32 GB RAM
NVidia Quadro K4000
SSD+HDD, Win7-64 ENG
AC24 (64-bit, latest build)

Shell is your solution !


If you need a illustration about shell tool :
Here
Christophe - FRANCE
Archicad Designer and Teacher
Archicad 15 to 24 FRA FULL
OS 11 Big Sur

"Quality is never an accident; it's always the result of an intelligent effort " - John Ruskin

BrentMatthew
Participant
Hello Christophe,

Thanks for your solution. I will give a try!!
Brent Matthew
Construction Modeler
BIMSOLL
i7-4930K Dual 3.4 GHz 32 GB RAM
NVidia Quadro K4000
SSD+HDD, Win7-64 ENG
AC24 (64-bit, latest build)

Steve Jepson
Advisor
As with everything you model with ArchiCAD, how you model it depends on what you need to do with the model.
Are you going to generate a set of Construction Documents for a Cycling Track or just model a geometric representation of it ?

https://www.velotrack.de/index.php/Velotrack.html

ArchiCAD 25 4013 USA - Windows 10 Pro 64x - Dell 7720 64 GB 2400MHz ECC - Xeon E3 1535M v6 4.20GHz - (2) 1TB M.2 PCIe Class 50 SSD's - 17.3" UHD IPS (3840x2160) - Nvidia Quadro P5000 16GB GDDR5 - Maxwell Studio/Render 5.2.1.49- Multilight 2

BrentMatthew
Participant
Hello Steve,

Thanks for the link. This track will be outdoors.
The cycling track will be part of a Sporting Pavilion set. I wanted to model it to place it on the site to get the site levels correct (especially at the curve where slope is steeper) as well as have the sections correct and of course have it for 3D perspective views. It's more for construction layout but will be very useful for 3D coordination.
Would be nice to give the contractor an estimate of the volume of concrete as well.
Brent Matthew
Construction Modeler
BIMSOLL
i7-4930K Dual 3.4 GHz 32 GB RAM
NVidia Quadro K4000
SSD+HDD, Win7-64 ENG
AC24 (64-bit, latest build)

BrentMatthew
Participant
Hello,

I was asked to put the 'slope' on the curve and not have it on the 'straight section'.
I am trying it with the Mesh Tool, as I can't see an ArchiCAD tool giving me a single sweep and then allow me to lower one end to the lower 'strait section'.
Do you think it is the right way?
Brent Matthew
Construction Modeler
BIMSOLL
i7-4930K Dual 3.4 GHz 32 GB RAM
NVidia Quadro K4000
SSD+HDD, Win7-64 ENG
AC24 (64-bit, latest build)

It might be possible with shell tool
I do not think mesh is the best way to do this but there is no wrong way 😉
Christophe - FRANCE
Archicad Designer and Teacher
Archicad 15 to 24 FRA FULL
OS 11 Big Sur

"Quality is never an accident; it's always the result of an intelligent effort " - John Ruskin

kzaremba
Newcomer
Try Grasshopper



This looks like a job for mesh or morph tool to me.
Erwin Edel, Project Lead, Leloup Architecten
www.leloup.nl

ArchiCAD 9-24 NED FULL
Windows 10 Pro
Adobe Design Premium CS5

Steve Jepson
Advisor
BrentMatthew wrote:
Hello,

I was asked to put the 'slope' on the curve and not have it on the 'straight section'.
I am trying it with the Mesh Tool, as I can't see an ArchiCAD tool giving me a single sweep and then allow me to lower one end to the lower 'strait section'.
Do you think it is the right way?
Morph and Slab in this model but there are better ways to do it.

ArchiCAD 25 4013 USA - Windows 10 Pro 64x - Dell 7720 64 GB 2400MHz ECC - Xeon E3 1535M v6 4.20GHz - (2) 1TB M.2 PCIe Class 50 SSD's - 17.3" UHD IPS (3840x2160) - Nvidia Quadro P5000 16GB GDDR5 - Maxwell Studio/Render 5.2.1.49- Multilight 2

Ralph Wessel
Mentor
The Objective add-on from Cadimage can do this pretty easily (see image). Let me know if you want more info.
Ralph Wessel BArch

Didn't find the answer? Start a new discussion

Labels

Still looking?

Browse more topics

Back to forum

See latest solutions

Accepted solutions

Start a new discussion!