Sandbox Bonus Tools
The Sandbox Bonus Tools by Cadman add to the functionality of the Sandbox tools. The Sandbox Bonus Tools make working with terrain more fun and interactive throughout the entire design process.
Sandbox Bonus Tools

The Sandbox Bonus Tools by Cadman add to the functionality of the Sandbox tools. The Sandbox Bonus Tools make working with terrain more fun and interactive throughout the entire design process.

The Project Mesh tool projects a regular surface grid onto a selection. The new surface grid is a quad face mesh and is compatible with quadface tools. Select the surface or objects upon which you want a grid mesh then

1. Enter the size you want for each square of the mesh grid. Enter a negative number (without units) to subdivide the extents of the grid by that number.

2. Specify which direction you want the mesh projected onto (Top, Bottom, Front, Back, Left, Right).

3. Enter a number for a shard factor. 

As a grid is draped over an irregular shape, the length of each triangle gets stretched longer than the base square size specified in step #1. There is more stretch the steeper the projection surface or objects. The shard factor indicates a multiplier of the base square size beyond which the triangle will be eliminated from the draped grid. The default is 0 (don’t delete any triangles regardless of edge length). A number of 2.5 is a good limit for steep slopes. For most landscape drapes, leave the shard factor at the default of 0. (See ShardFactor image above)

The Foam Core tool does successive push pull operations upward on selected faces, incrementing each following push-pull by the user specified increment distance. Entering a negative number causes the tool to push the contour surfaces (levels) downward. This tool builds a ‘layer cake’ version of terrain from contour surfaces.

The Hoola Hoop tool Creates Contours around a selection set of surfaces and objects. Select the objects or surface, then

1. Enter the Type of contouring to be done: either Interval or Number. Interval is the contour interval. Number sets the total number of contour lines to generate equally across the entire depth of the surface or objects.

2. Enter a Value. For Interval enter a distance, for Number enter the total number of contours desired.

The Drop Downward tool places (drops) each item of a selection of groups and components downward in the blue direction onto the model. Select the objects to drop downward. During the drop, the selected objects will not drop onto one another. The objects will land on the first part of the model they encounter.

The Set to Elevation tool moves all objects in a selection to a uniform elevation. Select the objects to move. Then enter the elevation value to where you want them moved.

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Sandbox Bonus Tools (2.0.2); May 7, 2016
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