In this video, we cover a simple workflow to create a 3D terrain using Land F/X’s smart Spot Elevation callouts. We use the SketchUp extensions Guide Tools and Toposhaper to complete these quick steps, with the option of creating contours of your grading plan for exporting back to your 2D CAD drawing.
Want to take the contours back to CAD? Change your SketchUp view to top view, parallel projection, and then export from SketchUp to a 2D or 3D .dwg file. Follow the SketchUp documentation for this step, and then either xref or insert as a block into your CAD drawing.
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