Calculate volume between two surfaces in GCT

I've been asked if GCT can calculate volumes between surfaces, e.g. to define the volume of contaminated material to excavate.  I can't see how to do that.  Can anyone explain the procedure?

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  • Hi Phil,

    Here is the solution :

    1. Drop the surface elements using the "Drop Element" tool, make sure the option "Application Elements" is toggled on, the result of the operation is that your terrain elements will become meshes which are triangles stitched together
    2. In the "Mesh" section, use the "Stich Into Mesh" tool and select the middle tool names "Bridge Mesh"
    3. It will prompt you to select the 1st mesh and then boundary , then the second one
    4. The result is a closed mesh which will have a volume ( right click on the element, open the "Information" tool and you will see the volume under the "geometric properties" section

    Nicolas

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  • Hi Phil,

    Here is the solution :

    1. Drop the surface elements using the "Drop Element" tool, make sure the option "Application Elements" is toggled on, the result of the operation is that your terrain elements will become meshes which are triangles stitched together
    2. In the "Mesh" section, use the "Stich Into Mesh" tool and select the middle tool names "Bridge Mesh"
    3. It will prompt you to select the 1st mesh and then boundary , then the second one
    4. The result is a closed mesh which will have a volume ( right click on the element, open the "Information" tool and you will see the volume under the "geometric properties" section

    Nicolas

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