This option lets you change the terrain material and
resolution. You can also access the Page Setup
command to set the lot size.
To edit terrain settings:
Click Settings > Terrain Settings.
Change the settings as desired and click OK.
material in the perspective view. Click to select another material.
to edit the color or brightness of the material. You can also choose to make the
terrain a solid color.
the material. Adjust to make the material appear larger or smaller.
angle of the material.
Select the desired terrain resolution: low, medium, or high.
This determines the density of the points used to define the terrain elevation.
Use low for flat or slightly sloping terrain; medium for most sloping terrain;
and high for terrain with highly irregular topology. Medium works well for most
purposes. You can change this setting at any time.
access the Page Setup dialog for configuring the
lot size, print scale, and other settings.
terrain is always white in the plan view. If you want a different color, create
a large region and set it to the desired color.
can increase performance by temporarily reducing the terrain resolution. For
example, after you create slopes, hills, retaining walls, and other objects
related to the terrain, you could set the terrain resolution to Low while you
build the house, deck, and other aspects of your landscape design. You can then
set the terrain resolution back to Medium or High for viewing the finished