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Llian
Advocate
so i created a terrain with the mesh...but here are my problems...
1. level dimensions are showing as 0.00 for all my contour points. i've set z height to 1'-0 and sections shows contours slope of 1'-0".
2. i've used sea level and the mesh plane is set to 122.76' from sea level so the section is fairly thick. how do i adjust the view so the 3d is now showing the thick earth?

archicad 13...student version
Lilian Seow
LEED AP | cSBA
Interior-Architecture and BIM Management
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Barry Kelly
Moderator
Llian wrote:
1. level dimensions are showing as 0.00 for all my contour points. i've set z height to 1'-0 and sections shows contours slope of 1'-0".
Make sure you use the "Gravity to mesh" button when placing your spot levels.
I use the gravity button in the co-ordinates palette - but it depends on your work environment settings as to where you might have it.
Llian wrote:
2. i've used sea level and the mesh plane is set to 122.76' from sea level so the section is fairly thick. how do i adjust the view so the 3d is now showing the thick earth?
The mesh tool has 3 options - surface only (they call it superficies), surface with skirt or solid body.
You can change to any of these at any time in the mesh tool settings.

Barry.
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Llian
Advocate
thanks....so for answer [1]..do i need to redo the mesh ?
Lilian Seow
LEED AP | cSBA
Interior-Architecture and BIM Management
AC20 USA | 27- macOS 10.14.6| 4 GHz Intel Core i7| 32 GB RAM | Archicad-user since 1994!
Barry Kelly
Moderator
Llian wrote:
thanks....so for answer [1]..do i need to redo the mesh ?
No you can just select the mesh and change the option in the propeties dialogue.

Barry.
mesh-options.jpg
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