Adding a Contour Line
The Contour Line object is used to create free-form lines
that represent a fixed height. Using contour lines is an efficient way to
control the topography of your landscape design. Both open and closed contour
lines are supported.
To add a Contour Line:
Click the Add Contour Line button that is found near the top of
the screen under the Terrain tab.
Draw the contour line by clicking the left mouse button to add points. Press the
Backspace key to remove the last point added, or press the Esc key
to cancel. If you would like to input the distance and angle manually, place at
least one point and then press the Enter key.
To finish drawing the contour line, connect the last point to the first point or
right-click to place the last point.
The picture below displays a set of contour lines in the
The picture below displays the same set of contour lines in
the Perspective view.
can import contour lines from DWG and DXF files. See CAD Import Wizard for details.
Contour lines should not overlap. (If they do, a dimple will appear in
Closed contour lines can be used to quickly create terraces.
Multiple contour lines can be used in a single landscape design.
Contour lines can be any shape and size.
Adding a Height Map
Adding a Height Painter
Adding a Height Grid
Adding an Area Grader
CAD Import Wizard