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This is the tutorial for the Rockery Wall Program. Click image to enlarge.

See FHWA Rockery Wall Design Guidelines for additional information.

1. The Unity web player will install on first use.  Follow the prompts to install the web player.  
After installation, this screen should appear in the web browser:










IMPORTANT: Click "Disconnect" before closing web page.

2. The program automatically connects to the server, allowing you to save and load projects and generate web page
reports.  Select the "Disconnect" button to work offline.  The button text will change to "Connect", providing the 
option to re-connect at any time to save your work or generate web reports.   The program cannot detect when 
you close the web page, so you should select "Disconnect" before closing the web page.  Otherwise, your browser
may not respond for up to 30 seconds.

3. You will need to enter your email and key each time the program runs from a new IP address location.  The email is case sensitive.



Enter Emai (case sensitive)

Enter access key (obtained after purchase)

4. This help web page and the online FHWA Rockery Guidelines  may be accessed using these buttons.  Popups need to be enabled to access the guidelines and web reports (don't worry, no annoying advertisements will appear).  Usually there is an icon with a red "x", or a message box that appears at the top of your browser, giving you the option of allowing popups for this web page.  


Click "Rockery Guidelines" 
for additional help for 
designing Rockeries.  
Enable popups in browser 
if nothing appears.

5. Click the small "v" or "^" button on the right to expand or hide the drop down list.  Select an existing project from the list by clicking the button with the name, or enter a new a project name by clicking the edit box.  Click "x" to delete a project fromthe list.


Select or type in 
Project name

6. The "Load" and "Save" buttons will appear after entering a project name.

To save: Enter a project name and press Load
To load: Click the "v" to expand the list, click on the project name, then press Load
To rename: Enter a new project name, click Save, then delete the old project
To delete: Expand the list, then click the "x" next to the project name you wish to delete.  If you accidentally delete a project, contact Summit Peak and we 
may be able to restore it.



Save your work 
before closing 
program.

7. Select SI (metric) or US (English) units.

US: converts all values from SI to US
SI: converts all values from US to SI

Click to show or hide 
dropdown list;
Click to select US units

Project data will be displayed in the 
report



Click "Input" to enter 
Wall and Soil data


Enter data in the text box and press
tab, or move the scroll bar under 
the text box.  The plot in the 
background and all design checks 
will instantly update

Move mouse over icons to display safety 
check, warning, and error messages in the 
status bar at the bottom.

Select "Plot" tab, then move arrows with 
mouse to change geometry.

The Reset button sets default viewing 
parameters.

Wall is white when all design checks 
pass.

Wall turns yellow when a seismic 
design check fails, or when wall height 
is above FHWA guideline 
recommendations.

Wall turns red when a non-seismic 
design check fails.

Note:  To change view, select Parameters tab, click "Rockery" at the top to hide the user interface, left-click and drag mouse to move image.  Left-click mouse and press arrow keys to adjust image location.  Press the "Print Scr" key on your keyboard to copy the image, then paste in Word or Excel.  Press "Rockery" to re-show the user interface.



Click "Bishop" to view 
global stability


Select "Seismic" to incorporate seismic loading



Adjust to change factor of safety color scale range







Click "Calc" to apply color scale changes

Upper color plot shows the minimum factor 
of safety for all failure circles with centers at 
corresponding point.


Failure circles passing though Rockery 
wall are omitted since internal and external 
stability is covered in design checks.


Lower color plot shows the minimum 
factor of safety for all failure circles 
passing through corresponding point.



Select the "Report" tab to view a text version of the report


Select to generate an html report with pictures and tables.