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Get stepping stones to follow surface.

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Hi All.

I want to get a path of over 100 stepping stones to follow the slope of the ground/site model, instead of them being horizontal.

I currently place them on the drawing and then "send to surface".

 

Any ideas would be appreciated.

 

Cheers

Bernard

 

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9 hours ago, BJRobinson said:

Don't worry. Just worked it out 🙂 

Not worried, but now curious: worked it out how?

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I guess there are many ways to do this. One way is to use 3d only symbols. Theses can snap to the site model and with automatic working planes, rotate to the slope of the terrain.

 

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5 hours ago, mjm said:

Not worried, but now curious: worked it out how?

I did it like Jonathan has mentioned.

  • Selected all the stepping stones,
  • 'sent to surface',
  • checked the angle of the terrain,
  • went to a side view, 
  • right clicked and selected edit 3D component,
  • rotated the stepping stone with the rotate tool to the angle.
  • selected top view again
  • selected all the stepping stones again,
  • went to a 3D view and used the up and down arrows to move the stepping stones to the right height I wanted.
  • This will only work on a site model with an even grade, as all the existing and future stepping stone are now locked to this angle

See picture below. I drew a new site model to show how I did it and the stepping stone is now placed on the drawing at the new angle!!

 

Anyone got any better way of doing this so they can follow an undulating terrain.

 

I am trying to do detailed 3D landscape drawings that show the real landscape. Not a flattened version.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Jonathan Pickup said:

I guess there are many ways to do this. One way is to use 3d only symbols. Theses can snap to the site model and with automatic working planes, rotate to the slope of the terrain.

 

Hey Jonathan.

What are some other ways?

Any of them allow for them to work on an undulating terrain?

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