21 - Terrain and Site Plans

Use the terrain tools to create an accurate site plan as well as accurate topographical data; terrain data can also be imported from an outside source.

Number
Title / Description


75

16:40

Terrain & Site Plan Basics

The basics of creating a terrain perimeter, sloping a lot, road tools, building pad height, terrain modifiers, terrain & retaining walls, setbacks and adding a north pointer.

Video No. 75


49

1:08

Creating a Terrain Perimeter

Add a terrain perimeter to start adding terrain features to your plan.

Video No. 49


52

3:36

Terrain Features

With the terrain tools you can add variety and detail to your landscaping projects.

Video No. 52


53

1:44

Plant Chooser

Find and learn about plants in Chief Architect with the Plant Chooser tool.

Video No. 53


51

2:58

Creating a Walkout Basement

Learn how to adjust terrain for a walk out basement in this video.

Video No. 51


2424

11:55

Distributing Objects Along a Path or Region

The Distribution Path and Region tools can be used to create a wide variety of landscaping elements.

Video No. 2424


2425

7:43

Converting CAD to Distribution Paths or Regions

The Convert Polyline tool can be used to convert a CAD shape into a distribution region or path.

Video No. 2425


1930

12:00

Creating a Site Plan or Plot Plan

Using the quadrant bearing information from a surveyor, we can create a site plan for our project.

Video No. 1930


1931

11:21

Importing Terrain Elevation Data

You can create a 3D terrain model by importing elevation data from a variety of different sources.

Video No. 1931


242

10:08

Trace a Terrain Lot Image to Create a Site Plan or Terrain Perimeter

Save an image of a parcel map or lot, import the image, scale it and trace it to create a Site Plan or Terrain Perimeter

Video No. 242


1056

8:45

Import a Surveyor DWG file for a Site Plan or Terrain Perimeter

Import a Surveyor DWG file, map the layers for the terrain elevation, terrain perimeter and other layers to create a Site Plan or 3D render of the Terrain

Video No. 1056


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