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stephan
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« on: May 03, 2012, 10:36:35 PM »

Hi All,

Has anyone heard anything about the all new and improved terrain tool?
Am busy with a new alteration/addition where the slope of the stand is quite complicated. How do you guys deal with something like that? Can't post a sample, because I can't create it with EV. Here are some pointers though.

Main slope +- 30 to 40 deg.
Terraces at various intervals and sometimes curved.
Existing house on different levels.

Any help would be highly appreciated.
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Stephan

Did some contours and levels quigkly just to give you an idea.


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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2012, 11:13:47 PM »

Has anyone heard anything about the all new and improved terrain tool?
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2012, 07:30:33 AM »

Hi Stephan,

I imported your image as a trace object and traced over the contour lines.

I use the Plateau tool set to the height of contour elevation change. In this example I used a 5' plateau. To smooth out the final layout, I adjusted the mesh spacing to 30' in settings.

A pad is added in the area where the building / walks / drives will be located with hug terrain 'unchecked'.
 
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2012, 12:55:39 PM »

Thank you Jack, will give it a go!

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Stephan
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2012, 08:29:48 AM »

As I have said in another post - good enough for 3de visuals but I have not found it accurate enough for Planning and Construction Drawings.

Please Please Please can we have better tools including an open and closed contour trace with the option of entering real world GPS levels and coordiantes.

Even better would be to take total station data but this is I am sure is just a dream - wake me up.
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