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.

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10204

27:27

Terrain and Site Plans: Learn the Basics

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.

Video No. 10204


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

1:50

Creating a Terrain Perimeter

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.

Video No. 49


52

8:38

Terrain Features

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

Video No. 52


250

13:23

Adding Terrain Elevation Data

Use the Elevation Point, Line, Spline, or Region tools to add slope to your terrain.

Video No. 250


9903

26:08

Focus: Terrain and Site Plans

A 30 minute look at generating terrain models from imported dwg files and creating plot plans in CAD.

Video No. 9903


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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