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I've created a DTM and would like to crop the edges of it at the property line, a technique that was easy to accomplish using the "set border" command (prior to v12). I'm assuming there is a new feature that accomplishes the same thing, but I'm unable to find it.

I've created the property line as a site modifier and I have my proposed site model all ready. What do I do now?

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"set border" ? are you referring to "hull". If so then use class> DTM-Hull>show or hide or change attributes ... or got to symbol & convert the Hull to 2d contour or use a Viewport to crop the boundary.

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Thanks EJ, but I don't think we're talking about the same thing. In vw11.5, after making a DTM, you could select a 2D polygon and go to AEC>DTM Processor>Set Border. That would set the class of the polygon to "DTM-border" and would cut the DTM like a cookie cutter the next time it was calculated. I'm trying to do the same thing now in VW12.

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bumpyceiling, select your v12 DTM, choose "enter group", draw a 2D polygon that you want for your boundary, and exit group. (Sorry this didn't make it into the documentation!)

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The only way I can get a boundary is to create a boundary polygon, then select it & the 3D data, then "AEC > Terrain>Create Site Model"!

Robert it arrears that documentation is also missing from 12.5?

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jbrhwy, when you create a site model, the source data used to make that site model is "contained" in it, just like a group. You can use the "Edit group" command to look at and edit your site data at any time, and you can add a 2D poly (or other 2D shape) to it to "crop" the model using the same method (described above.)

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Robert

You can edit the text size of the contours by selecting the site model & changing format text, but how do you change the decimal display of the contours & not have fill behind the text? Changing preferences doesn't seem to work. In version 11 this was easy.

Do you use an open pad to create a breakline? I am having difficulty in having them display properly. I normally use HighRoad to create contours & their

breaklines display correctly!

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When using the "graphic property" sub-dialog I can not get major & minor contours to have different attributes. The major contours attributes are overridding the minor attributes.

Your images do not display in Safari with Quicktime Plug-in 7.1.3? How do I view images in Imageshack?

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Robert

I am attempting to have the major & minor existing contours to have different attributes (ie different line weight & colour). Graphic attributes for the major interval override settings for the minor interval.

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Major and minor contours can have different color, weight, and/or dash style. Existing vs. proposed can have different weight or dash style.

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Robert

My problem was reading "Major Contour Multiplier" as being major contour intervals, big difference.

Can you set the display of contour labels to whole numbers without changing the document preferences & how is label text spacing display controlled.

Version 12 DTM creation is much quicker, but less control over individual components of the DTM. It would save some frustration if NNA could put together a comparison between the old DTM version (pre 12) & how to achieve control over the components in version 12, ie boundary, text size etc. Also could some explantion be given in how to create contour "breaklines" in Vectorworks

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