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Cross section

This tool is used to get a cross section view of a chosen drawing part.

After clicking on the Cross section button you will have 2 options:

Terrain cross section is used to make an instant cross section view of selected area.
It starts off with selecting the First point & then the Second point. Then finish with selecting the final point for the placement of terrain cross section.

• Frames & terrain cross section is used to make an instant cross section view of selected area and the structures.
It starts off with selecting the First point & then the Second point. Then finish with selecting the final point for the placement of terrain cross section:

Note: if the cross section is vertical then one half of the block will be deleted in the view of the cross section. This is due to the fact that the cross-section gives you the precise view from the point of view of the cut.

Terrain mesh

Terrain mesh is used to generate a topographical area mesh in a rectangular zone. The mesh helps to evaluate terrain, spot a survey's errors and prepare for generation.

Clicking Terrain mesh will open up an interface in which you can input desired mesh parameters. The first step would be to Select terrain objects if that has not already been done.

After you define your mesh, simply click Generate terrain mesh and select the desired area in which mesh should be generated.

Once a mesh is generated, values are created in the Distribution column showing which ranges take up most of the mesh. This might not add to 100% in total if you have any ranges left out. 

If you would like to learn more about terrain mesh, click here:

Contour line conversion

This tool is used to create height measurement numbers on topographical contour height lines.

After pressing on the Contour line conversion button you have to select any contour line which has either topographical measurements or elevation.

Next step is to select any text which is showing the height points or press ESC to use the polyline's elevation parameter.

Then enter the distance between height points (mm). Meaning the difference from one generated height number to the other one along the polyline.

Finally select Y ( Y - yes) or N ( N - no ) if the selected polylines are divided between height points. (Usually No)

Important things to note:

  • If you have more than one layer or different parameter contour lines, the software will only pick up one type. After doing the iteration for one layer/type of contour line you must then proceed to do this with the other lines,
  • If you have a topographical survey done that includes both height points & contour lines it is best to have all of these coordinates on the same layer (For instance PVcase coordinates) and then select them when generating layouts.
  • If a polyline doesn't have topographical measurements or the measurements are generated incorrectly you can use the contour lines' elevation. 

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