Elevate Contours
Elevates flat contour lines by a defined incremental distance
Elevate Contours

This is a simple extension that allows you to take flat set of contour lines and step elevate them into "3D"

Usage:

  1. Place your set of flat contours at elevation z=0
  2. Using the tape measure tool, click first at the model axis origin (0,0,0)
  3. Next, move the tapemeasure tool out toward the extents of your contours. Notice that a construction line is created starting from the origin and ending at your tapemeasure. This can be used to see where a vector from the origin will hit your individual contours.
  4. Select the construction point-line.
  5. Activate the Elevate Contour extensions (Extensions Menu > Elevate Contours)
  6. Enter in your incremental elevation distance

NOTE: Only edges connected to the edge that is crossed by construction point-line vector will be elevated.  You will want to close any gaps in the contour line before using this extension.

 

Reviews

Chip F's picture

CMD, Hi,

I'm having a problem getting this to work, which is probably something I'm not doing. I'm following the directions, but keep getting a message which reads: "0 contours have been elevated."

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Chip

창식 고.'s picture

good.

Syahrul 9.'s picture

awesoome

Julian S's picture

It looks promising. Judging by the video, perhaps needs an alternative selection / picking routing?

(Also, the download doesn't seem to be working?)