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Create LANDSurface

Multiple ways to create LANDSurface

There are several ways to go about creating a LANDSurface, but each of them involves selecting:

  • three reference points (minimum).
  • the area for the LANDSurface.

LANDSurface based on selected objects

  1. Go to LAND4 Palette/Category.
  2. Set Category for your new LANDSurface.
LAND4 Palette: Categories and LANDSurfaces
  1. Select a minimum of three existing reference points among existing:
    • Spot Levels,
    • Ridge Lines, or
    • Contour Lines.
  2. Go to:
    1. LAND4 Palette/LANDSurfaces, or
    2. LAND4/Group Palettes/Show LANDSurface Palette.
  3. Press Create LANDSurface button.
  4. Select area for LANDSurface:
  5. The Create LANDSurface dialog opens and offers the possibility to add objects to/remove objects from a selection set.
    Note! Objects from all LAND4 Categories can be added.
  6. To create LANDSurface, press green tick in dialog.
Create LANDSurface dialog

LANDSurface based on selected area

  1. Go to LAND4 Palette/Category.
  2. Set Category for your new LANDSurface
    In the example below, the Category is set to “LAND4 New”.
LAND4 Palette: Categories and LANDSurfaces
  1. Press Create LANDSurface.
  2. Select area for LANDSurface:
  3. Now two things happen:
    • objects belonging to the selected LAND4 Category and impacting the triangulation of the selected area will automatically be enhanced, and
    • the Create LANDSurface dialog opens and enables you to add objects to/remove objects from a selection set.
      Note! Objects from all LAND4 Categories can be added.
Closed polyline selected with Magic Wand. Spot Levels belonging to the selected Category and impacting the triangulation are automatically enhanced.
  1. To create LANDSurface, press green tick in dialog.

Triangulation, 2D

The illustration below depicts the created LANDSurface in 2D with the setting Show Triangulation in 2D activated.

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