When a Surface is selected, the SELECTION - TOOLS menu becomes available. The SELECTION - TOOLS menu contains tools that allow you to edit, change styling, annotate, or perform advanced functions on your Surface. There are also tools for volumetric work and to modify your Elevation terrain.
|TIN||Allows you to change the Surface TIN line color.|
|Thickness||Allows you to change the Surface TIN line thickness.|
|Show / Hide TIN||Turns on and off displaying the selected Surface item as a TIN. If used and the surface is not currently displaying Contours, the Show Contours styling is automatically applied.|
|Contours||Allows you to change the Surface Contours line color.|
|Interval||Allows you to adjust the Contour Surface interval spacing.|
|Show / Hide Contours||Turns on and off displaying the selected Surface as contours. If used and the surface is not currently displaying a TIN, the Show TIN styling is automatically applied.|
|Name||Surface Descriptor & Number displayed over the Surface in the Viewport.|
|Elevation||N/A (Only available for usage with Point items).|
|Volume||N/A (Only available for usage with Volume items).|
|Label||Allows you to change the Surface Label color.|
|Size||Allows you to change the Surface Label size.|
|Remove Triangles||Enables Remove Triangles mode for selected Boundary. Remove Triangles mode allows you to edit your TIN directly by removing individual TIN segments from your Surface. While in Remove Triangles mode, TIN segments are highlighted in red when you move your mouse cursor over them. When highlighted in red, left-click and the TIN segment is removed.|
TIN segments can also be removed in bulk. Hold the SHIFT button and left-click while dragging your cursor in the Viewport. Any TIN segment within the selection box is removed.
|Clip Inside||Clip Inside allows you to create "donuts", or areas of no TIN segments within your Surface item. Displaying the Surface as contours would then also have an area devoid of contours. This tool is only available for use when both a Surface item and the overlapping Boundary are selected. Your selected Boundary becomes the cutout area, and any TIN segments within it are removed from the surface.|
|Clip Outside||Clip Outside allows you to remove TIN segments that are outside of your selected boundary. This helps you to remove the longer extraneous segments found on many TIN surfaces. This tool is only available for use when both a Surface item and overlapping Boundary are selected. Your selected Boundary is the cutout area, and any TIN segments outside of it are removed from the surface.|
|Extract Boundary||Creates Boundary items along the outside and inner edges of your Surface.|
|Extract Points||Creates Point items at the TIN intersections for your Surface.|
|Cut/Fill||Creates a Cut/Fill map between the selected surface and the current Terrain State.|
When used, the tool creates a Cut/Fill item. The Cut/Fill item holds information about the volume and the area and can be exported as data. A visual representation of the Cut and Fill is also displayed in the Viewport, with brighter colors representing Cuts, and blue colors representing fills.
|Stockpile||Calculates the volume between the selected surface and the current Terrain State.|
When used, the tool creates a Stockpile item. The Stockpile item holds information such as the Net Volume, Material, and Tonnage and can be exported as data. A visual representation of the Stockpile is also displayed in the Viewport, with colors related to the material type.
|Material Editor||Launches the Material Editor.|
|Modify Terrain||Changes the Surface Terrain by "molding" it along the TIN surface. This tool is used to create or remove surfaces. For instance, you can take a vegetated hillside and "remove" the vegetation by using a surveyed surface. Conversely, you can create a surface by modeling a proposed haul road as a TIN, and then raising your Surface Terrain to the TIN.|
Result: Terrain Modifier