Adapt to terrain

Adapt, Terrain, Topography, Contours, Lines, Reassign, Copy, Move, Frames

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Written by Vito Bindokas
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Whenever doing the project design in some cases the frame needs to be moved or copied to a different location. After moving or copying the frame it needs to be either reassigned or adapted to a PV area. This can be done in two ways:

  • Adapt to terrain - this function allows adapting a copied or moved the frame to its new location on the terrain. It can be used when your frames were generated using a topographic survey.

  • Reassign a frame - this function allows reassigning copied or moved frames to a specific PV area. It is used when your frames were generated without a topographic survey.

After the frame has been copied or moved - it will be colored in red and placed on the PVcase Shadow block layer. This indicates that the table needs to be adapted to the terrain in its new location or assigned to a PV area.

Note: when a frame is on the PVcase Shadow block layer it is not counted towards the site capacity.

Adapt to terrain

In order to adapt individual frames to the terrain, click on the Adapt to terrain button. You will be prompted to select a specific frame to finalize press Space or Enter on your keyboard.

Note: by selecting an individual frame you can force the frame to be adapted anywhere in the PV area without following the previous alignment.

In order to adapt an entire row of frames, click on the Adapt to terrain button. You will be prompted to select a row of frames that you want to adapt and to finalize press Space or Enter on your keyboard.

Note: when you select the entire row, it will keep the original column spacing defined in the Frame & Park settings before the generation.

In order to adapt the entire PV area to the terrain, click on the Adapt to terrain button. You will be prompted to select a PV area boundary line to finalize press Space or Enter on your keyboard.

Note: the frames will retain their original positions when adapting to terrain the whole PV area.

There are more than a few scenarios where this will come in handy. Here are a few examples:

  • When you have a lot of restriction zones in the PV area and you want to retain the original frame position.

  • When you need to elevate all your tables at once to reduce collision and minimize grading costs. To do so, navigate to Park settings to alter the table's height and then adapt frames to the terrain by choosing the PV area boundary line.

  • When you receive a new topography file and you need to adapt the design to a new topography survey. Do not forget to reselect the newly imported terrain data in Layout generation settings and only then adapt the whole PV area to the newly selected terrain.

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