Applicable to SunDAT Pro, Standard, & Essential
Run a cut and fill estimate to determine how much dirt has to be moved to get the tables in your PV layout up to slope tolerance.
Figure - Cut Fill Estimate
Slope tolerance across table (East-West for tracker and North-South for fixed tilt)
|Slope tolerance within table (North-South for tracker and East-West for fixed tilt) |
|Use Pile Locations in Table Structure? (Optional). Requires piles in the table for it to be run. |
|Minimum Post Height - (Appears when Use Pile Locations in Table Structures toggle is on) Minimum length of the post foundation from the ground to the bottom of the table.|
|Maximum Post Height - (Appears when Use Pile Locations in Table Structures toggle is on) Maximum length of the post foundation from the ground to the bottom of the table.|
|Run Analysis button - Execute cut and fill analysis for the regions. Note: layout analysis has to be completed before able to run cut and fill analysis.|
|7||Clear all Cut/Fill estimates in the model|
|8||Cut/Fill Estimate results after the analysis is run.|
Cut Volume: Amount of dirt that needs to be cut to flatten
Fill Volume: amount of dirt that needs to be filled in
Requirement to run:
- Terrain mesh in the model
- Layout analysis performed
Steps to run Cut Fill Estimate
- Specify the slope tolerance in Across Table Tolerance. This information can be found from the structure manufacturer.
- Specify the slope tolerance in Within Table Tolerence. This information can be found from the structure manufacturer.
- (Optional) Toggle the Use Pile Locaitons in Table Structure on. This only works if the table in the PV layout is built with structure foundations.
- (Optional) specify Minimum post height and Maximum post height. This information can be found from the structure manufacturer.
- Press the Run Analysis button to begin cut/fill estimate analysis. When complete, the cut/fill estimates will be appear in the right.
Can the units be changed from cubic yard to cubic meters?
At this time, cut/fill estimates can only be shown in cubic yards.