Generate Pond

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A common requirement in geotechnical engineering is to model ponds such as lakes or the ones found at tailings storage facilities. The Generate Pond menu item is used to create these shapes quickly and easily. Select one or more surfaces to contain the pond, then choose the Generate Pond action from the right-click menu.


The pond may be constrained to a boundary by including a region in the surfaces selection. This is particularly useful when the pond would not be fully constrained by surfaces due to an open-ended side of the model.


X, Y:Depending on the chosen elevation, multiple potential ponds may be possible. This coordinate limits the output to one pond containing the chosen coordinate. If the coordinate does not lie exactly within a pond, the nearest pond will be used.


Draw:Select a point directly from the CAD window instead of typing in a coordinate.


Z:The desired elevation of the new pond.