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.
Showing a house with terrain in 3D can help the client better understand and visualize the project. Site plans are necessary for building permits. In this demonstration, learn how to use Chief Architect’s terrain tools for 3D Visualization and site plans.
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.
The Terrain Perimeter is a closed polyline defining the boundary of the terrain that generates in 3D views and of the contour lines that generate in plan view. Select "Create Terrain Perimeter" to add this boundary.
With the terrain tools you can add variety and detail to your landscaping projects.
Use the Elevation Point, Line, Spline, or Region tools to add slope to your terrain.
A 30 minute look at generating terrain models from imported dwg files and creating plot plans in CAD.
Learn how to adjust terrain for a walk out basement in this video.
The Distribution Path and Region tools can be used to create a wide variety of landscaping elements.
The Convert Polyline tool can be used to convert a CAD shape into a distribution region or path.
Using the quadrant bearing information from a surveyor, we can create a site plan for our project.
You can create a 3D terrain model by importing elevation data from a variety of different sources.
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
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